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  • Churchgoers urged to avoid communion wine and shaking hands if they have 'coughs and sneezes' in coronavirus warning

    02/14/2020 3:54:19 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 February 2020 | sam blanchard
    Worshippers should be extra mindful of their personal hygiene to try and stop the spread of the coronavirus, the Church of England has warned. The church has advised its congregations around the country to follow 'best-hygiene practices' at all services. Dr Brendan McCarthy, the church's health adviser, did not give any drastic new rules but used the coronavirus outbreak as a serious reminder to be hygienic. He said people with 'coughs and sneezes' should not drink wine from the 'Common Cup', should not dip bread into it, and should not shake others' hands during 'The Peace'.
  • Anglican cleric : ‘Safe, legal abortion’ , a woman’s right

    02/13/2020 10:51:26 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Barbados today ^ | Feb. 13, 2020 | George Alleyne
    The church must find ways to “facilitate a respectful and protected space for all members of the society in so far as they do not breach the rights of others in terms of liberty and justice”, and this includes women’s rights to abortion, a senior Anglican cleric in Jamaica said here last night. “To deny a woman access to safe and legal abortion is clearly an affront to ethical health practices; respect for self-determination; and most of all, the woman’s right to life,” said the Very Reverend Father Sean Major-Campbell, Dean of Kingston and Rector of Christ Church in Vineyard...
  • Church of England apologizes for saying only married straight people should have sex according to scripture

    02/02/2020 2:48:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/02/2020 | Anugrah Kumar
    Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Archbishop of York John Sentamu have apologized for a decree issued by the Church of England which said that only heterosexual married couples should have sex and that sex in gay or straight civil partnerships “falls short of God’s purpose for human beings according to scriptural teachings.” “We as Archbishops, alongside the bishops of the Church of England, apologize and take responsibility for releasing a statement last week which we acknowledge has jeopardised trust,” the archbishops said in a statement, according to Belfast Telegraph. “We are very sorry and recognize the division and hurt...
  • Home at Last: Church of the Apostles Ready to Reach A New Community

    01/12/2020 3:55:54 PM PST · by lightman · 1 replies
    The Institute on Religion & Democracy ^ | 10 January A.D. 2020 | Faith McDonnell
    Home at Last: Church of the Apostles Ready to Reach A New Community Thanks to David Harper, shepherd of 26 years; Nick Braunschneider, our new Joshua; & especially Joe Acanfora, our Moses. During the service of consecration and thanksgiving for Church of the Apostles’ new church home in Fairfax, Virginia last month, I was surprised and filled with joy when I closed my eyes. Remaining behind closed eyelids was the image of the cross that was against the back wall of the chancel. I suddenly remembered how I used to love “seeing” that cross while praying at Church of the...
  • John Peter Muhlenberg-Pastor, General, Congressman, Senator; & his brother Frederick-Pastor, Congressman, Speaker of the House

    12/12/2019 9:07:15 AM PST · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    American Minute ^ | October 1, 2019 | Bill Federer
    "For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven," preached Rev. John Peter Muhlenberg, from the book of Ecclesiastes 3:1. He closed his message by saying: "In the language of the Holy Writ, there is a time for all things. There is a time to preach and a time to fight. And now is the time to fight." John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg was a 30 year old member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, who was also a pastor. At the end of his sermon, January 21, 1776, John Peter Muhlenberg threw off his clerical...
  • Anglicans oppose decriminalisation of abortion

    12/02/2019 5:11:05 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    christian.org.uk ^ | Dec, 2, 2019 | staff
    Hundreds of Anglicans have called on Church of England bishops to speak out against proposals to decriminalise abortion. The open letter was signed by 384 people, including 49 members of the General Synod, concerned over the manifesto commitments by Labour and the Liberal Democrats. Many church leaders signed the letter, including Revd Dr Ian Paul, a member of the Archbishops’ Council, Revd William Taylor of St Helen’s Bishopsgate, and Revd Andrew Symes of Anglican Mainstream. ‘Most vulnerable’ The signatories said decriminalisation of abortion “would remove all sanctions in criminal law for those who perform abortions outside the limits set by...
  • ‘Please leave us,’ Sydney’s Anglican Archbishop tells people want to change doctrine

    10/14/2019 8:03:36 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 27 replies
    Eternity News ^ | 10/14/2019 | JOHN SANDEMAN
    Glenn Davies, Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, has a message for people who disagree with him, and his diocese, about same sex blessings – they should leave the church rather than fight. “My own view is that if people wish to change the doctrine of our Church, they should start a new church or join a church more aligned to their views – but do not ruin the Anglican Church by abandoning the plain teaching of Scripture,” he told his Synod (church parliament) in his final address to them. “Please leave us. We have far too much work to do in...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury Speaks on Decline, Lambeth Conference and Brexit

    09/20/2019 3:58:09 PM PDT · by lightman · 6 replies
    The Institute on Religion & Democracy ^ | 20 September A.D. 2019 | Benjamin Saine
    The Church of England faces serious issues: membership and attendance have continued to drop with no end in sight, theologically conservative bishops threaten a massive boycott of the upcoming 2020 Lambeth Conference, and the Brexit question continues to divide British society. Amidst this, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby was interviewed before the attendees of Greenbelt, a liberal Christian conference and festival held annually since 1974. While the festival offers music and art, the conference elements focus upon the role of the church in modern society. During this interview the Archbishop fielded questions from presenters and from an audience. Welby was...
  • 300,000 miles on horseback -Francis Asbury, Circuit Riding Preacher "one of the builders of (TR)

    08/20/2019 8:01:08 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    American Minute ^ | August 20, 2019 | Bill Federer
    300,000 miles on horseback -Francis Asbury, Circuit Riding Preacher "one of the builders of our nation" The King of England was the head of the Anglican Church from the time of Henry VIII. Beginning in 1535, all English subjects, including those in English colonies, were required to the Oath of Supremacy: "I (state your name) do utterly testify and declare in my Conscience, that the King's Highness is the only Supreme Governor of this Realm ... in all Spiritual or Eclesiastical things ... So help me God." For most of England's history from 1535 to 1829, not to take the...
  • Faithful Outraged as Historic Rochester Cathedral Erects Mini-Golf Course Inside [UK]

    08/01/2019 6:01:56 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/29/19 | Calvin Freiburger
    ROCHESTER, England, July 29, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The second-oldest cathedral in England has become a source of controversy for announcing it will soon host a decidedly unconventional secular feature within its historic walls: a mini-golf course. Founded in 604 AD, Rochester Cathedral is second in age among English churches only to Canterbury, and was consecrated by St. Augustine himself. Earlier this month, the cathedral’s current leadership announced it’s partnering with the Rochester Bridge Trust to temporarily install a “bridge-themed adventure golf course” in the Medieval Nave. Running through the month of August, the course is being billed as a free...
  • Ten Years in, Anglicans Celebrate Prayer Book and Discipleship

    06/21/2019 6:03:22 PM PDT · by lightman · 8 replies
    The Institute on Religion & Democracy ^ | 21 June A.D. 2019 | Jeffrey Walton
    One decade after the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) was inaugurated, Anglicans returned to Plano, Texas to release a revised Book of Common Prayer (BCP) and hear presentations on Christian discipleship. Much like previous Provincial Assemblies, this one was characterized by the participation of Global South bishops exhorting adherence to orthodoxy amidst cultural headwinds. ACNA also continues to be shaped by constituent groups with significantly differing churchmanship. During the opening Assembly Eucharist, bishops clad in cope and mitre sang contemporary worship songs including Hillsong Music’s “Who You Say I Am”, a juxtaposition that seemingly only ACNA could facilitate. Assembly...
  • The rebel priest: ‘Gay people in the church are not going to go away’

    05/07/2019 3:43:32 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 50 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 7th 2019 | Edward Siddons
    The Rev Andrew Foreshew-Cain had served as a vicar for around two decades until his fractious exit in 2017. His crime? Marrying his partner, Stephen, in 2014. While he kept his position at St Mary with All Souls, Kilburn, and St James’, West Hampstead, after his wedding, he says he was “blacklisted” from finding a new job. In 2017, he resigned, publicly condemning the church as “institutionally homophobic”. It was a bold statement, and one he knew would bar him from ever returning. While heterosexual priests can marry and have sex, gay clergy members are expected to remain unmarried and...
  • Jordan Peterson – Islam and freedom of speech.

    03/28/2019 8:35:27 PM PDT · by AnalogReigns · 25 replies
    Anglican Ink ^ | March 28, 2019 | Gavin Ashenden
    New Zealand catches me between two arms, as it were; one in the past and the other in the present. The past is a memory. It’s the memory of a man who was an awkward bearded Kiwi law don. He used to invite a number of us who were law students to his rooms in the late evening to argue over ideas. We drank and argued. He helped me to learn to think; more importantly, he taught me never to be afraid of ideas I found alien or alarming. Later, during the quarter century I taught at university, with a...
  • Bishop to Attend Lambeth Conference Without Wife in Protest at Bar on Gay Clergy Partners

    03/02/2019 5:35:30 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Premier.org ^ | 2/26/19 | Alex Williams
    The Bishop of Liverpool has said he will attend an international summit of Anglican leaders without his wife next year, in protest at a bar on the partners of gay clergy. Rt Rev Paul Bayes described the decision to prevent same-sex partners of clergy from attending the 2020 Lambeth Conference as an "act of exclusion". In a message posted on Twitter, he said: "I deeply regret that, in the fractious complexities of our life as a worldwide people, this act of exclusion has taken its place. "It is a grief to me and to my wife, and to many others....
  • Baptismal ritual may mark gender-change (CoE)

    02/21/2019 12:14:27 PM PST · by Gamecock · 6 replies
    Church Times ^ | 12/11/2018 | HATTIE WILLIAMS
    CHURCHES can adapt the liturgy for the Affirmation of Baptismal Faith “in a creative and sensitive way” to mark a person’s gender transition, the House of Bishops has said in guidance published this week. The House decided earlier this year that special liturgical provision on gender transition was not needed, after the General Synod requested that it consider the matter (News, 26 January). The resulting guidance, published on Tuesday, states that, where churches wish to recognise a person’s gender transition, baptism would be the “natural liturgical context for recognising and celebrating their identity in Christ and God’s love” for the...
  • Protecting the Most Vulnerable: A Statement from Abp. Foley Beach on New York’s Recent Legislation

    02/04/2019 5:34:01 PM PST · by lightman · 8 replies
    Anglican Church in North America ^ | 4 Feburary A.D. 2019 | Archbishop Foley Beach
    Last week, politicians in the State of New York passed legislation enabling the killing of unborn babies throughout all nine months of pregnancy, right up until the moment before birth. A full-term baby can now be killed. This legislation is a disastrous development for all of us. One of the foundational responsibilities of the State is to provide physical security to the vulnerable, and none are more vulnerable than babies. I am profoundly saddened by the blatant disregard for the value of life exhibited by the politicians who have done this and by the evident celebration exhibited in the New...
  • Church of England Introduces Baptism-Style Ceremony for Gender ‘Transitions’

    12/12/2018 6:40:32 PM PST · by marshmallow · 37 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12/11/18 | Doug Mainwaring
    UNITED KINGDOM, December 11, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – While the Church of England – the largest Christian denomination in the United Kingdom – is stopping short of calling its newly instituted blessing for “transgenders” a second baptism, priests are being directed to offer baptism-style ceremonies for those announcing their new sexual identity. In a newly issued pastoral guidance, clergy are being told to call men by their new female names, and women by their new male names. The guidance declares, “For a trans person to be addressed liturgically by the minister for the first time by their chosen name may be...
  • Episcopal Church Hosts Pro-Abortion Rally Featuring “Christian” Pastors Promoting Abortions

    12/07/2018 7:23:52 PM PST · by Coleus · 36 replies
    Life News ^ | 12.06.18 | Micaiah Bilger
    A group of Ohio religious leaders criticized lawmakersÂ’ efforts to pass protections for unborn babies Thursday during a pro-abortion protest at a church in downtown Columbus. The event at Trinity Episcopal Church, coordinated by the Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, included Christian and Jewish leaders who oppose a bill to prohibit abortions after unborn babies have a detectable heartbeat, about six weeks of pregnancy.The state House passed the bill in November, and the Senate is considering it this week. It is expected to pass the Republican-controlled legislature. HAPPENING NOW: Faith leaders organized by @OhioRCRC are speaking against bans on...
  • Just Who Is Rewriting History?

    11/26/2018 12:20:51 PM PST · by fwdude · 19 replies
    Barbwire ^ | November 26, 2018 | Dr. Jerry Newcombe
    Glenn Beck has recently raved about a book on the faith of George Washington, helping to propel the book to #1 on Amazon for six days in a row. MediaMatters, which is funded by George Soros, accuses this book of being “revisionist history.” But just who is rewriting history? The book in question is near and dear to my heart, because I co-wrote it. The chief author of George Washington’s Sacred Fire is Dr. Peter Lillback, president of Westminster Theological Seminary, who researched the subject for some 20 years before we met. We began to collaborate in late 2004, and...
  • Prince Harry Chose the Processional Hymn for Meghan Markle's Entrance

    11/11/2018 3:44:57 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    ITV News UK ^ | 25 October 2018
    As the Prince of Wales accompanied Meghan towards the altar, where Harry was waiting, Handel’s Eternal Source Of Light Divine played. The spell-binding cantata was sung in Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel by Welsh soprano Elin Manahan and featured David Blackadder as the trumpet soloist. The Duke of Sussex has revealed he picked the poignant music his wife walked down the aisle to. Harry, speaking in the audio commentary notes for a new Windsor Castle exhibition about his wedding, said: “I was looking for something completely different and ended up stumbling across this piece of music. “Something that epitomises the...