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  • ndings and beginnings: Controversial archbishop of Nigeria Peter Akinola steps down with purpose

    03/10/2010 8:43:46 AM PST · by rhema · 6 replies · 206+ views
    WORLD ^ | March 13, 2010 | Mindy Belz
    It's a strange phenomenon when weather—or anything—slows the archbishop of Nigeria, Peter Akinola. But that's what happened when record snowfall in Washington last month forced the cancellation of a long-anticipated celebration, known among Anglicans as a festal eucharist, to commemorate Akinola. The stout, 66-year-old clergyman, who friends say gets by on three to four hours' sleep a night and keeps a travel schedule to rival any gold-status f requent flier, will step down March 25 as head of the Anglican church in Nigeria—at 20 million, the largest Anglican communion in the world. The event that was to include national and...
  • Biblical Christianity attacks apostasy worldwide

    12/02/2009 1:13:05 PM PST · by freedomyes · 10 replies · 526+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | 12 01 09 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    While huge segments of Christendom go apostate by baptizing practicing homosexuality as divinely blessed, Christianity based upon the Bible as divine revelation not to be tampered with is flourishing in Africa.
  • Same-Sex Relationships "Comparable to Marriage": Anglican Head

    02/17/2009 1:24:48 PM PST · by NYer · 26 replies · 720+ views
    Hilary White ^ | February 16, 2009 | Hilary White
    LONDON, February 16, 2009 (, with files from VirtueOnline) - As long as a homosexual partnership is "faithful and lifelong," it presents only the same ethical questions as a natural marriage, wrote the head of the Church of England in a series of letters, dating from 2000 and 2001, that have only just been made public. The London Times revealed this weekend that Dr. Rowan Williams, the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, made the statements in a series of letters to Deborah Pitt, a psychiatrist and evangelical Christian living in his former archdiocese in South Wales, while Williams was still the...
  • Archbishop Peter Akinola cites sheep sex arrest as proof of Britain's moral decline

    10/02/2008 9:51:41 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 37 replies · 1,513+ views
    Telegraph ^ | October 2, 2008 | Martin Beckford
    Dr Akinola, the Primate of Nigeria and a leader of traditionalists worldwide, said the alleged offences of bestiality in south London showed how "spiritual degradation" was destroying the country's soul. He also claimed the advent of civil partnerships for homosexual couples showed that politicians are "upturning the natural order" and doing away with God and family life. Dr Akinola referred to the alleged farmyard sex crimes in an important speech to the General Synod of the Church of Nigeria, the 18 million-strong church's governing body, last month. He said: "As a church we cannot but continue to decry the disturbing...
  • Uninvited, Gay Bishop Attends Conference Anyway

    07/26/2008 6:36:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 310+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2008-07-26 | Mary Jordan
    CANTERBURY, England -- Gene Robinson's bodyguard didn't have to worry this time. The 40-year-old man who rushed over to Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the worldwide Anglican church, just wanted to shake his hand. "Thank you for bringing the church into the 21st century, for moving things forward," said Martin MacCiarrain, a government employee. The bodyguard, a retired policeman who trails the American bishop because of death threats, eased back. On Sunday during a sermon Robinson delivered in London, a long-haired man had suddenly leapt up screaming at the American bishop: "Repent! Repent!" Since Robinson, 61, was consecrated...
  • Hardline archbishops declare Anglican split

    06/18/2008 5:52:49 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 51 replies · 158+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:33AM BST 19/06/2008 | By Tim Butcher in Jordan and Martin Beckford
    Hardline Church leaders have formally declared the end of the worldwide Anglican Communion, saying they can no longer be associated with liberals who tolerate homosexual clergy. The traditionalists dealt a serious blow to Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, by claiming that he can no longer hold the Church together. They warned that the Church was gripped by its most serious crisis since the Reformation. It could only be saved by the repentance of the Americans who triggered the row by ordaining a homosexual bishop, the Rt Rev Gene Robinson, five years ago. The formal pronouncement of the schism...

    12/30/2007 2:18:33 PM PST · by Huber · 8 replies · 503+ views ^ | 12/31/2007 | By David W. Virtue
    Middle East Archbishop Sounds Negative Note on GAFCON. Akinola Replies The President Bishop of the Middle East the Most Rev. Dr. Mouneer Anis has written to the Primate of Nigeria Archbishop Peter Akinola asking him to reconsider the "timing and venue" of the announced GAFCON meeting of orthodox Anglicans in the Holy Land in June 2008 just a month before the Lambeth Conference meets in Canterbury. In correspondence obtained by VOL, Archbishop Mouneer wrote saying he wanted to share his thoughts on the proposed GAFCON meeting. "It will be a great joy for the Liberals if the conservatives boycott the...
  • Christmas is here despite attempts to wish it away

    12/25/2007 6:06:54 PM PST · by sionnsar · 2 replies · 37+ views
    VirtueOnline-News ^ | 12/24/2007 | The Rt. Rev. Peter Akinola
    CHRISTMAS MESSAGE- A.D 2007 For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life - John 3:16 Christmas is here again despite all covert and overt attempts to wish it away. The celebration in remembrance of the love of God in giving the Saviour to the world is so important, it cannot be wished away. Though few human beings rejoiced at the birth of the baby Jesus, the Gospels tell about multitudes rejoicing in the heavens, about a bright star leading wise men to worship the...
  • An open letter to my fellow Primates - Abp Peter Akinola

    11/08/2007 3:27:05 PM PST · by Huber · 8 replies · 81+ views
    Global South Anglican ^ | The Feast of All Saints, 2007 | Archbishop Peter Akinola
    Main Entry: pri'mate Etymology: Middle English primat, from Old French, from Medieval Latin primat-, primas archbishop, from Latin, leader, from primus Date: 13th century 1 often capitalized : a bishop who has precedence in a province, group of provinces, or a nation2 archaic : one first in authority or rank : LEADER 3 [New Latin Primates, from Latin, plural of primat-, primas] : any of an order (Primates) of mammals comprising humans, apes, monkeys, and related forms (as lemurs and tarsiers) -pri'mate-ship \-*ship\ noun --pri-ma'tial \pr*-*m*-sh*l\ adjective
  • Nigerian Prelate: U.S. Anglican Church May Have to Leave over Homosexuality

    08/28/2007 4:45:06 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 34 replies · 427+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/28/07 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    ABUJA, Nigeria, August 27, 2007 ( - Archbishop Peter Akinola, the Primate of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, released a statement indicating that traditional conservative Anglicans may have to part ways with the liberal American Church over the issue of homosexuality. Referring to the U.S. Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church in Canada's move to accept same-sex "marriage," he stated, as reported in the Christian Post, "Their intention is clear; they have chosen to walk away from the biblically-based path we once all walked together."  Clearly indicating that faithful conservative Anglicans cannot accept a position that directly contradicts the...

    08/26/2007 5:06:27 AM PDT · by Huber · 5 replies · 193+ views ^ | 8/25/2006 | By David W. Virtue
    The Archbishop of the largest Province in the Anglican Communion has accused "The Church Times", the world's leading independent liberal Anglican weekly newspaper of racism over accusations that CANA Bishop Martyn Minns ghostwrote an article for the Most Rev. Peter Akinola, Primate of Nigeria. In a blistering letter to the Church Times, the Venerable AkinTunde Popoola, Director of Communications for the Church of Nigeria, told U.K. editors that an article by Pat Ashworth entitled "Software Suggests Minns Rewrote Akinola's Letter" was very "insulting" and "racist" inferring that the Primate of All Nigeria is being dictated to because he sought help...
  • African plants foot in Episcopal battle

    05/13/2007 7:17:01 AM PDT · by Huber · 3 replies · 313+ views
    titusonenine ^ | May 13, 2007
    The Rev. Felix Anyasor was a happy man this week. So was his friend and colleague the Rev. Simon Omoke. The Nigerian-born Houston ministers had just returned from Virginia, where they celebrated the installation by Peter Akinola of a “missionary bishop” to lead U.S. churches that have broken from the Episcopal Church because of disagreements over homosexuality. “It was like the first Christian gathering at Antioch,” Anyasor said of the installation of the former Rt. Rev. Martyn Minns as bishop of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America. “When (Antioch) happened, people from all over the world came. The spirit...
  • Nigerian Anglican Installs U.S. Bishop : Worldwide Anglican Communion on Verge of Splitting

    05/11/2007 11:59:16 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 17 replies · 770+ views
    WTOP News ^ | 05/07/2007
    Nigerian Anglican Installs U.S. Bishop May 6, 2007 - 8:34am WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) - A powerful Anglican leader from Nigeria installed a bishop Saturday to lead the conservative U.S. parish network he created, despite a last-minute plea from the head of the Anglican Communion that he cancel his visit. Archbishop Peter Akinola of Nigeria was already in the United States when a spokesman for Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams revealed Friday that Williams had tried to intercede. The installation ceremony, held at a nondenominational chapel, went ahead as planned. Bishop Martyn Minns, a former Episcopal clergyman, was given full leadership...
  • Orthodox Anglicans Take 'First Step' Away from Episcopal Church

    05/07/2007 11:03:59 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 12 replies · 702+ views
    Christian Post ^ | Lillian Kwon
    Orthodox Anglicans Take 'First Step' Away from Episcopal Church'First_Step'_Away_from_Episcopal_Church.htm By Lillian Kwon Christian Post Reporter Mon, May. 07 2007 06:43 AM ET WOODBRIDGE, Va. – The installation of a local minister who recently broke with the Episcopal Church and will now oversee other breakaway congregations was a unique and historic event and one that the Nigerian Anglican leader called "just the first step." "The journey ahead is long, the road ... rough, rugged," said Archbishop Peter J. Akinola of the Church of Nigeria, who defied top church leaders on Saturday and installed the Rt. Rev. Martyn Minns as...

    05/06/2007 8:03:00 AM PDT · by Huber · 9 replies · 1,674+ views ^ | 5/3/2007 | David W Virtue
    The Rev. Martyn Minns became an Episcopal priest in the late 1970s. As the Rt. Rev. Martyn Minns, priest-in-charge at Truro Church, his is one of several large, historic Episcopal congregations in Northern Virginia that have split from the Diocese of Virginia and The Episcopal Church. A Brit by birth he has spent most of his adult life in North America. He is a former Mobil Oil executive. His alliance with the Most Rev. Peter Akinola, Primate of the fast growing Anglican Province of Nigeria has made him an international power player in the Anglican Communion. This weekend he will...
  • The Nose on Your Face

    05/06/2007 7:59:47 AM PDT · by Huber · 6 replies · 209+ views
    Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | May 4, 2007 | Christopher Johnson
    Somebody else apparently doesn't want Peter Akinola to cross the pond: Lambeth Palace today confirmed the Archbishop of Canterbury has written to the African Primate asking him to cancel his trip to Virginia to carry out the service. A spokesman for Dr Rowan Williams confirmed a letter had been sent to the Archbishop of Nigeria, while it has also been reported that the Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has also appealed to Bishop Akinola not to carry out the installation at Hylton Memorial Chapel in Woodbridge, Virginia. Thanks to wannabe. But unlike Dr. Williams, Bob Duncan can see the...
  • Liveblogging the Martyn Minns Installation Service

    05/06/2007 7:17:10 AM PDT · by Huber · 1 replies · 280+ views
    titusonenine ^ | May 5, 2007 | Canon Kendall Harmon
    I am going to give it a try. There are a slew of people from all over here. I bumped into Benjamin Kwashi and his wife Gloria in the lobby on the way in. We had about a five minute visit. Loved seeing the text messages from their children. I asked about the climate in Nigeria and no, it is still not safe for Bishop Kwashi. An important reminder of the cost of following the gospel. I had a warm greeting from Bishop David Bena and thought about the sheer courage of the man. Many forget that he was the...
  • Nigerian Primate: Consensus on Sexuality Necessary Before Lambeth Conference

    01/29/2007 7:52:40 PM PST · by Huber · 1 replies · 295+ views
    The issue of homosexuality and the Anglican Communion must be resolved before the 2008 Lambeth Conference, if the Church of Nigeria is to participate, according to Archbishop Peter Akinola. In a Jan. 14 interview with the Guardian newspaper of Lagos, Archbishop Akinola, the primate of the Communion’s largest province, said sending more than 100 Nigerian bishops to Lambeth would not be an act of prudent stewardship, if the conference was simply going to be an expensive episcopal jamboree. “A Lambeth Conference that will not be able to guide the church in a way that the church will embrace” and “comply”...
  • ++Akinola makes Time Magaine's Top 100 list

    04/30/2006 6:41:34 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 1 replies · 344+ views
    VirtueOnline-News ^ | 4/30/2006 | Rick Warren
    TIME 100: AKINOLA MAKES TIME MAGAZINE'S TOP 100 LIST The People who shape our world Archbishop Peter Akinola The Strength of a Lion By RICK WARREN May 1, 2006 Nigerian Anglican Archbishop Peter Akinola captured headlines last year for leading the worldwide revolt of evangelical Anglicans against the ordination of gay bishops in the U.S. by the Episcopal Church. But to caricature his ministry with that one issue would severely underestimate his importance. Akinola personifies the epochal change in the Christian church, namely that the leadership, influence, growth and center of gravity in Christianity is shifting from the northern hemisphere...
  • Martyn Minns: A letter to the Truro parish family

    03/05/2006 5:40:28 PM PST · by sionnsar · 1 replies · 509+ views
    The Connecticut Six ^ | 3/04/2006 | Martyn Minns
    Dear Friends:A number of you have asked about the editorial “Gospel of Intolerance” that appeared in the Washington Post last Sunday, February 26. It was written by John Chane, Bishop of Washington, and was a very pointed attack on the Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Archbishop Akinola, and, by implication, those in this country who align themselves with him.While there are a number of related points raised in the editorial the underlying issue is the proposed legislation in Nigeria with regard to Same-Sex Marriage. If enacted, this legislation would include the possibility of a jail sentence for those who...