Thursday, February 08, 2007

Too much information

Several items found via titusonenine today.

1. Special one-day synod of Church of Nigeria:
The Synod reaffirms its earlier resolutions on the 2008 Lambeth Conference and stands firmly on the recommendations of the document, “The Road to Lambeth,” as a condition for our participation in this gathering.

The Synod welcomed the report from the Bishop of CANA (Convocation of Anglicans in North America) and the increasing number of congregations and clergy who are now part of this important missionary initiative of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion). We welcome them as full and constituent members of our Anglican Communion family. We rejoice in their faithful witness during these turbulent times. We are saddened to hear that the profound division in the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Virginia has now led to the unholy situation where an Episcopal Bishop has initiated costly legal action against churches whose only offence is seeking to remain true to the “faith once for all delivered to the saints.”
2. The AAC President Comments on Recent Actions by the Diocese & Bishop of Virginia
Canon Anderson said: “Unfortunately, I am not surprised by the turn for the worse in Virginia, though it grieves me deeply. Virginia is one diocese of many where the top leadership of The Episcopal Church is accelerating the promotion of its agenda to punish those who choose not to remain institutionally loyal and instead affiliate with orthodox bishops overseas. This is a trend that began several years ago and is now in full force as the national Episcopal Church attempts to fight its continued membership decline, plus faces opposition abroad that could result in the church’s expulsion from the Anglican Communion.
3. St. Andrew’s-in-the-Pines (Peachtree City, Ga.) to Disaffiliate from The Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Atlanta (press release).

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