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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • LATROBE, PA: Anglican Patriarch J.I. Packer Still Going Strong at 87

    06/29/2014 2:31:49 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 16 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 6-28-14 | David W. Virtue
    LATROBE, PA: Anglican Patriarch J.I. Packer Still Going Strong at 87 An exclusive interview with the Rev. Dr. J.I. Packer. By David W. Virtue June 28, 2014 The Rev. Dr. James I. Packer is the Anglican Communion’s most widely known, most respected evangelical Anglican author, theologian, churchman and scholar. He was a speaker at the recent Anglican Church of North America’s 2nd Annual Assembly meeting at St. Vincent Archabbey and College in Latrobe, PA, on the occasion of the induction of a new archbishop of the ACNA and a farewell to the Most Rev. Robert Duncan, the ACNA’s first...
  • The Episcopal Church and Anglican Church in North America Vie for Ecumenical Partners

    06/13/2012 9:58:37 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies
    VirtueOmline ^ | 6/12/12 | David W. Virtue in Ridgecrest, NC
    The Episcopal Church (TEC) and the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) are vying for ecumenical partners as each jockeys for recognition by the wider Christian community. TEC recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Episcopal-Lutheran Concordat wherein the Episcopal Church USA and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) entered into full Communion. While this was initially met with much enthusiasm and idealism in the hope that the two denominations would usher in a new era of inter-denominational cooperation, the occasion went mostly unnoticed. In February of this year, the Northern and Southern Provinces of the Moravian Church in...
  • 2012 Easter Message from Archbishop Duncan

    04/07/2012 3:48:38 PM PDT · by lightman · 2 replies
    Anglican Church in North America ^ | 7 April AD 2012 | ++Robert Duncan
    EASTER HOMILY Preached by the Most Reverend Robert Duncan at the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh Vigil, in St. Peter's Church in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, on Easter Eve, 7th April, A.D.2012. They were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb? [Mark 16:3] In the Name of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, One God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Blessed and Praised forever: Amen. In all four gospels it is women who come first to the tomb. Matthew, Mark and Luke all tell us the purpose: to anoint Jesus'...
  • Anglican Fever: Youth Flock to New Denomination

    12/16/2011 6:50:56 AM PST · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    CBN ^ | 12/16/11 | Heather Sells
    CHICAGO -- For decades young people have flocked to seeker-friendly churches that feature culturally relevant services and a casual environment. Now, a new denomination that emphasizes tradition and centuries-old sacraments and practices is drawing them in. The Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) officially began in 2009 with hundreds of congregations that severed ties with the Episcopal Church. In Albany Park on Chicago's north side, a group of college students and recent graduates have started one of the ACNA's newest church plants. They worship on Sunday afternoons, renting a church building that's close to several university campuses. New Denomination, Old...
  • Rising from the ashes [

    12/18/2009 12:51:25 PM PST · by rhema · 5 replies · 553+ views
    WORLD ^ | December 18, 2009 | Warren Cole Smith
    According to numbers released in December by the Episcopal Church, that denomination’s membership dropped by 3 percent in 2008. That doesn’t sound like much, but I am a bit of a demographics junkie, plus I researched and examined a lot of church membership and growth data in writing my book A Lover’s Quarrel With The Evangelical Church. I can tell you that I have never heard of a major denomination that has ever lost 3 percent of its membership in a single year. What’s even more interesting about these numbers is that the Episcopal Church now says it has only...
  • Metropolitan Jonah calls for Full Communion With New Anglican Province

    06/24/2009 6:07:43 PM PDT · by bobjam · 40 replies · 1,241+ views
    Virtue On Line ^ | June 24, 2009 | Michael Heidt
    Speaking on Wednesday morning to the ACNA Assembly, His Beatitude, Jonah, Metropolitan of All America and Canada and leader of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), called for a "full... intercommunion" with the Anglican Church in North America. "What will it take," he asked, "for a true ecumenical reconciliation? That is what I am seeking by being with you today." This marks the potential resumption of an Orthodox/Anglican dialogue that began a hundred years ago between two missionary bishops, St. Tikhon of Moscow and Bishop Grafton of Fond du Lac, only to be broken off in the 1970s with the...
  • Delegates create new Anglican Church at convention in Bedford

    06/23/2009 9:01:56 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 44 replies · 614+ views
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | Jun. 22, 2009 | JIM JONES
    BEDFORD — Fueled by disputes over many issues — including ordaining a gay bishop — conservatives who have left the national Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada approved a constitution Monday creating a new Anglican Church in North America. After nearly unanimous adoption of the constitution, some 800 Anglicans — representing 700 dioceses and other groups with some 100,000 parishioners in the U.S. and Canada — stood and sang PraiseGod From Whom All Blessings Flow, in celebrating the new organization. - snip - Duncan, who will be ordained as archbishop of the group Wednesday night at Christ Church...
  • Founders of New Anglican-Episcopal Church Affirm Pro-Life Views on Abortion

    06/24/2009 1:52:57 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 623+ views
    Life News ^ | 6/24/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- The founders of the new Anglican Church in North America, a conservative alternative to the pro-abortion Episcopal Church USA and the Anglican Church of Canada, have affirmed a pro-life view on abortion in their new founding constitution.About 800 people met in Texas on Monday and tapped Archbishop-designate Robert Duncan to be the new leader of the ACNA.He told attendees of the founding conference that no one regrets their decision to break away from the pro-abortion mainline Protestant denomination, which has moved further to the left over the years on abortion and other political and social issues."There...
  • Former Episcopalians launch Anglican Church in North America

    06/24/2009 9:39:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 537+ views
    cna ^ | June 24, 2009
    Archbishop-elect Robert Duncan Bedford, Texas, Jun 24, 2009 / 04:21 am (CNA).- Former Episcopalian leaders from across North America gathered in Bedford, Texas on Monday to launch the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), described as an “alternative” to the U.S. Episcopal Church within the Anglican Communion.The new denomination claims 100,000 members from several varieties of Anglican spirituality described as evangelical, charismatic or catholic. A union of eight groups, it is seeking recognition as part of the Anglican Communion.The new denomination's constitution emphasizes biblical authority, church discipline and evangelical missionary outreach.The Episcopal Church has been afflicted by controversies over...
  • Exit strategies: Conservative congregations face complicated issues as more decide to leave

    04/06/2009 2:31:19 AM PDT · by rhema · 18 replies · 1,909+ views
    WORLD ^ | April 11, 2009 | Jamie Dean
    On a stormy Sunday morning in Charlotte, N.C., latecomers were still shaking off wet umbrellas and streaming into a rented chapel at a local Catholic high school as Anglican minister Filmore Strunk led the congregation in reading Psalm 19: "The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, more than much fine gold." For this congregation, those words ring especially true: Less than 15 months ago, the 300-member group was worshipping with more than 1,000 other parishioners in a 22,000-square-foot, gothic-style sanctuary on a prime piece of property in a growing...
  • The Question of Female “Bishops” and the Unity of the ACNA

    01/04/2009 8:08:59 AM PST · by Huber · 11 replies · 387+ views
    Stand Firm in Faith ^ | Tuesday, December 30, 2008 | Matthew Kennedy
    The following link will take you to a sermon by Dr. Ann Paton of the Diocese of Pittsburgh that was sent to me this morning.Dr. Paton is ordained and conservative. In this sermon she calls for the ACNA to remove any restrictions to the consecration of female bishops. I hesitated to link her sermon because I know well how contentious these sorts of discussions can be, but it is important, in my view, that issues like this, once raised, are discussed and debated thoroughly. Indeed, if the new province is going to survive they must be dealt with definitively. Canon...
  • A new Anglican day - Conservatives break away from Episcopal Church

    12/05/2008 7:21:04 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 17 replies · 851+ views
    Naperville Sun ^ | December 5, 2008 | RON PAZOLA
    Tom Williamson prayed, bowed, sang, clapped and rejoiced during a recent Anglican prayer service in Wheaton. But this was no ordinary ceremony. About 500 conservative Anglicans from across the United States, Canada and Africa gathered Wednesday to celebrate the formation of a new Anglican province created because of the alienation many feel toward the liberal stance of the Episcopal Church. "My wife and I thought it was important to be here today," Williamson said. "It's a very momentous occasion." Just before the prayer service, conservative leaders held a press conference announcing the formation of the new province they are calling...