Skip to comments.Alive and Kicking ["Extinct" Irondequoit Church]
Posted on 12/21/2005 10:09:15 AM PST by sionnsar
Funny. All Saints Episcopal Church doesn't feel extinct:
All Saints Church in Irondequoit is puzzled that the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester has now acknowledged the congregations new life within the Church of Uganda. The diocese cannot seem to decide whether our parish is extinct or is a living congregation of the Anglican Communion.
Our affiliation with the Church of Uganda kept us within the Anglican Communion. It was an act of gracious care and authority by Archbishop Henry Orombi.
In declaring All Saints extinct, Bishop Jack McKelvey and the diocesan convention have relinquished their authority over this parish. We note three realities that the Diocese of Rochester cannot change through any vote of its annual convention.
The daily reality is that All Saints Church continues to worship God and serve his people as a faithful Anglican congregation.
The global reality is that All Saints Church is now a congregation of the 8 million-member Church of Uganda, and finds it a more biblically faithful and supportive environment than the 2.3 million-member Episcopal Church.
The theological reality is that God has more to say than the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester on the viability of All Saints Church.
All Saints Church will continue its ministries and worship at 759 Winona Boulevard, celebrating the reality of Jesus resurrection. We pray for the day when the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester will rejoice that All Saints is alive and well.
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