Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Peace breaking out all over at the ACNA Assembly

June 2014
by George Conger

The imminent demise of the Anglican Church in North America predicted since 2009 by commentators from the left in the Episcopal Church and the right in the Anglican Continuum is just not going to happen, Archbishop Robert Duncan said today.

“Critics said I was the only one who could hold it together. Not true!” the archbishop told reporters on 25 June 2014 at the ACNA’s 2014 Assembly held at St Vincent College in LaTrobe, Penna.

The election of a new archbishop to oversee the denomination, which has grown to 983 congregations and 112,000 members since its inauguration in Fort Worth in 2009, appears to substantiate Archbishop Duncan’s optimism. A difficult, and at times contentious, meeting of the House of Bishops to elect his successor held before the start of the 25-28 June 2014 gathering of delegates from the ACNA’s 29 dioceses and special jurisdiction, has served to unite the church’s leaders, those attending the conclave tell Anglican Ink.

Bishops attending the conclave have been asked not to share details of their deliberations, but public statements by Archbishop Duncan as well as background discussions with some participants paint a picture of a church that seeks to be faithful to its calling to re-evangelize North America... the rest

No change in ACNA relations with Canterbury expected


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