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Glossary of Anglican Acronyms
VirtueOnline-News ^ | 7/15/2006

Posted on 07/16/2006 5:46:54 PM PDT by sionnsar

The following table lists many of the current jurisdictions, churches, ministries and other organizations within Anglicanism today. Readers may submit additions or modifications to this list to the webmaster.

AAC American Anglican Church
AAC American Anglican Council
AAC Apostolic Anglican Church [HQ in Cleveland OH]
AANF Anglican Alliance of North Florida
ABC Archbishop of Canterbury
AC Anglican Church, Inc.
ACA Anglican Church in America [member of TAC]
ACA Anglican Church of America [radically inclusive, member of IIC]
ACC Anglican Consultative Council [arm of the Archbishop of Canterbury]
ACC Anglican Catholic Church
ACCA Anglican Catholic Church of Australia
ACCA Anglo-Catholic Church in the Americas [now in UAC]
ACCC Anglican Catholic Church of Canada
ACI Anglican Communion Institute [formerly SEAD; in Colorado Springs]
ACI Anglican Church International [radically inclusive]
ACiC Anglican Coalition in Canada, affiliated with AMIA [before January 2006: Anglican Communion in Canada]
ACIC Anglican Church International Communion, organized in 2001
ACiNW Anglican Communion in New Westminster [part of ACiC]
ACU American Church Union [Anglican rite Roman Catholics]
ACN Anglican Communion Network [see: NACDP]
ACNS Anglican Communion News Service
ACR Anglican Center in Rome [represents ABC; supports IATDC activities]
ACSB Anglican Congregation of St. Benedict [monastic order]
ACTA Anglo-Catholic Church in the Americas [now joined with TEC as UAC]
ACW Anglican Church Worldwide
ADF Alliance Defense Fund, legal defense for prosecuted Christian advocates
ADGS Anglicn Diocese of the Good Shepherd [part of ACIC]
AEC Anglican Essentials Canada
AEC Anglican Episcopal Church [HQ in Ventura, CA]
AEFC Anglican Essentials Federation in Canada, associated with Anglican Network in Canada
AEO alternative episcopal oversight
AFCC Anglican Fathers of the Corpus Christi [clergy order]
AFDV Anglican Fellowship of the Delaware Valley
AGMP Anglican Global Mission Partners [part of NACDP]
AIC Anglican Independent Communion
AICA Anglican Independent Communion in the Americas
AM(UK) Anglican Mainstream (United Kingdom)
AMI Anglican Mainstream International
AMIA Anglican Mission in America [also AMiA]
ANiC Anglican Network in Canada
AOC Anglican Orthodox Church [founded 1963; HQ in Statesville, NC.]
APA Anglican Province of America [established in 1970]
APCK Anglican Province of Christ the King
APO alternative primatial oversight
APSJ Anglican Province of Saint Jude [parishes in Texas & Philippines]
ARAA Anglican Rite Archdiocese of the Americas
ARCC Anglican Right Catholic Church [Old Catholic church in Wash./Oregon]
ARCIC Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission
ARC-USA Anglican Roman Catholic dialogue in the United States
ARD Anglican Relief and Development [agency to channel Anglican charities to impoverished Anglicans without involving TEC]
AROCC Anglican Rite Old Catholic Church [in Texas]
ARJA Anglican Rite Jurisdiction in America
AU Anglicans United
BCP Book of Common Prayer
CAC Catholic Anglican Church
CACZ Continuing Anglican Communion in Zambia [a mission of TAC]
CANA Convocation of Anglican Nigerians in Americas [established by Nigerian Archbishop Peter Akinola]
CAPA Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa
CAPAC Council of Anglican Provinces of the Americas and Caribbean
CCLEC Concerned Clergy and Laity of the Episcopal Church
CCP Common Cause Partners [informal body of leaders from major Anglican entities in North America: ACN, AAC, AMIA, ANiC, APA, FiFNA, REC, AEC]
CE(C) Church of England (Continuing)
CEC Communion of Ecumenical Churches [alliance of inclusive groups]
CEC Christian Episcopal Church [Canadian]
CEEC Church of England Evangelical Council
CEEC Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches
CEN Church of England Newspaper
CFM Christian Formation Ministries
CIBPC Anglican Church of India
CMS Church Mission Society
COWE Commission on Worship and Ecumenism
CPSA Church of the Province of Southern Africa [Anglican Communion]
CRS Compass Rose Society [supports ABC and ACC missionary work]
DBS Diocese of the Blessed Sacrament
DEPO Delegated Episcopal Pastoral Oversight [nonfunctioning arrangement]
DGL [Anglican] Diocese of the Great Lakes
DHC Diocese of the Holy Cross [affiliated with FIFUK; HQ Lynchburg VA]
DHS Diocese of the Holy Spirit [formerly PEC]
DIY theology do-it-yourself theology [beliefs about Christianity that rejects any intitutional authority, especially that of liturgical churches]
DMH Diocesis Misionara Hispana [Hispanic outreach diocese]
DOK Daughters of the King
DR Diocese of the Resurrection
EAC Evangelical Anglican Church OF America [traditional, HQ Brea CA]
EAC Ecumenical Anglican Church [radically inclusive, member of IIC]
EACA Evangelical Anglican Church IN America [radically inclusive, member of IIC]
EACC Ecumenical Anglican Catholic Church [antitraditional, perhaps New Age]
ECC Evangelical Catholic Church [part of the Lutheran Confessional Movement]
EEC Evangelical Episcopal Church
EEC Ecumenical Catholic Church [radically inclusive, member of IIC]
ECUSA Episcopal Church in the United States of America [now TEC]
ECW Episcopal Church Women [official arm of TEC]
EFC Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
EFM Education for Ministry [4yr lay study program by Univ of the South]
EGR Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation [founded in 2004 by retired Bishop Jeffrey Rowthorn]
EKKLESIA [organization that interfaces orthodox TEC bishops with leaders of the worldwide Anglican Communion]
ELCA Evangelical Luthern Church in America [in concordat with TEC]
EMC Episcopal Missionary Church [traditionalist]
EOC Episcopal Orthodox Church [member of OAC]
EOCAA Episcopal Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of America [same as EOC]
ERD Episcopal Relief and Development
essentials rubric of ANiC
ETSS Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest
EYC Episcopal Young Church [youth organization within TEC]
FAMA Federation for Anglican Ministry in America
FCC Fellowship of Concerned Churchmen
FCE Free Church of England
FEC Free Episcopal Church [inclusive; formed in 1999]
FIFNA Forward in Faith North America
FIFUK Forward in Faith United Kingdom
FPEC Free Protestant Episcopal Church, mostly English
GC General Convention [of PEC, EC, ECUSA, now TEC meeting triennially]
HCAC Holy Cross Anglican Communion
HCC Holy Catholic Church, Anglican Rite
HRCC Hawaiian Reformed Catholic Church [CofE mission; broke with Canterbury in early 20th C.]
IAC Independent Anglican Church (Canada Synod) [in communion with DGL]
IADO Independent Anglican Diocese of Ontario [now part of DGL]
IAL La Iglesia Católica Latina Rito Anglicano [affiliated with HCC]
IAMD(USA) Independent Anglican Missionary District of the USA [now part of DGL]
IASCOME Inter Anglican Standing Commission on Mission and Evangelism
IATDC Inter Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission
ICAO International Coalition for Anglican Orthodoxy, sponsored by AM(UK)
ICCEC International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church [established in 1992]
IIC Institute for Inclusive Christianity [multi-denominational]
IMDUSA Independent Missionary District of USA, linked to UECNA
IND Independent Episcopal Church
JSCP Joint Standing Committee of the Primates
LCC Lambeth Commission on Communion, chaired by the Most Revd Robin Eames [informally: the Eames Commission]
MCCE Movement for a Continuing Church of England
MDCA The Missionary Diocese of Central America [in TAC]
NACC National Anglican Catholic Church [liberal theology]
NACDP Network of Anglican Communion Dioceses and Parishes [also NACDAP]
NCM New Catholic Movement [a heterodox advocacy group called "Affirming Catholicism"]
NER "new Episcopal religion," reflecting the leaderships' liberationist agenda
OCC Orthodox Church of Canada
OCCA Old Catholic Church of America
OAC Orthodox Anglican Communion
PCGS Province of Christ the Good Shepherd
PEALL Proclaiming Education for All [Epis Ch program for "integrated, holistic education in the Church"]
PEC Pimitive Episcopal Church, now DHS
PEP Progressive Episcopalians of Pittsburgh [heterodox group of parishes]
RACC Reformed Anglican Catholic Church [inclusive; modernist]
REC Reformed Episcopal Church [founded in 1873, evangelical]
REC Reformed Episcopal Church of Great Britain and Ireland
SAH Saint Alcuin House [CEEC seminary]
SCMC Saints Cyril and Methodius Church, orthodox rites
SEAD Society for Ecumenical Anglican Doctrine [now ACI]
Southern Episcopal Church in the United States of America/Southern Episcopal Church
SHC Society of the Holy Cross
SIM Society for the Increase of the Ministry
SPG Society for the Propagation of the Gospel
SPREAD Society for the Propagation of Reformed Evangelical Anglican Doctrine
TAC Traditional Anglican Communion
TCE Traditional Church of England [formed in 1993 from MCCE]
TEA Transferred Episcopal Arrangements [CofE proposed accommodation for Anglicans who do not accept women assuming the office of bishop]
TEAC Theological Education for the Anglican Communion [quasi official body for "professional, ecumenical, and contextually sensitive theological education"]
TEC Traditional Episcopal Church [not merging with UAC]
TEC "The Episcopal Church" [replaces ECUSA name, per 2006 GC]
TESM Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry [orthodox seminary]
TPEC Traditional Protestant Episcopal Church
UAC United Anglican Church [formed in merger of TEC, ACCA, and ACTA]
UACA Universal Anglican Church of America
UECNA United Episcopal Church of North America [in communion with DGL]
URI United Religions Initiative [Bishop Wm Swing's inclusive religion movement]
UTO United Thank Offering
WATCH Women and the Church [a lobby group promoting female bishops in UK]

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1 posted on 07/16/2006 5:46:58 PM PDT by sionnsar
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2 posted on 07/16/2006 5:47:54 PM PDT by sionnsar (†† | Iran Azadi | SONY: 5yst3m 0wn3d, N0t Y0urs | NYT:Jihadi Journal)
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Thanks, sionnsar!
3 posted on 07/16/2006 6:08:00 PM PDT by hummingbird (Bloggers killed the Media Stars.)
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PC = the Gospel in 2006

4 posted on 07/16/2006 6:20:21 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Famous last words: "what does Ibtz mean?")
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To: sionnsar

ABBA - Association of Boring, Bull**** Apostates. (Schori's folks, I'm not getting all Catholic on ya.)

You owe the oracle a copy of Prince Charles, abdicator of the title, "Defender of the Faith," boogeying to "Dancing Queen."

5 posted on 07/17/2006 12:28:08 PM PDT by dangus
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>>TEC "The Episcopal Church" <<
No fooling? Not The Episcopal Church of the United States of America, anymore, but simply, THE [one and only] Episcopal Church? Memo to the exalted Druid: Looks like schism has come already.

6 posted on 07/17/2006 12:30:12 PM PDT by dangus
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To: dangus

That is one interpretation. Apparently they have churches in other countries under their jurisdiction, and this change is to highlight the fact.

7 posted on 07/17/2006 12:33:29 PM PDT by sionnsar (†† | Iran Azadi | SONY: 5yst3m 0wn3d, N0t Y0urs | NYT:Jihadi Journal)
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Yikes. So is there a decoder ring available?

8 posted on 07/17/2006 12:34:48 PM PDT by Carolina
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