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TORONTO: Torn Fabric of the Anglican Communion Cannot be Repaired, Say Orthodox Primates
Virtue Online ^ | 9/22/13 | David W. Virtue

Posted on 09/23/2013 6:43:02 PM PDT by marshmallow

Archbishop Justin Welby spins problems in communion as "contextual"

[Anglican Covenant] A group of archbishops and bishops from the Global South meeting in Toronto recently said there was little hope that an Anglican Covenant initiated by former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Williams would heal the conflict over homosexuality in the communion.

They gathered in the ultra-liberal Anglican Province of Canada to mark the 50th anniversary of the Toronto Anglican Congress just weeks before a second Global Anglican Futures Conference (GAFCON II) is due to meet in Nairobi. Reconciliation now seems impossible.

Archbishop Ian Ernest, primate of the province of the Indian Ocean, said decisions by the Episcopal Church in the United States and the Anglican Church of Canada on issues involving homosexuality have torn the fabric of communion.

"These are sad events," he said. "Things will never be the same again."

Middle East and Egyptian president bishop Mouneer Anis accused current leaders for failing to deal with substantive issues. Successive archbishops of Canterbury have tried to hold the communion together, but failed to use their influence to bring cohesion to autonomous provinces, he said.

Anis said the recommendations of primates meetings have not been carried out. The Lambeth Conference in 2008 was characterized by what he called "divide and rule" tactics, with no decisions being made.

The ultra-liberal Anglican Consultative Council, which facilitates missional work of the various provinces in the Anglican Communion, is not representative of the communion, said Anis, because its members are drawn primarily from what he called "non-orthodox" voices, rather than the majority orthodox voices held by African and Asian churches.

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1 posted on 09/23/2013 6:43:02 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Thinks that make you go hmmm:

Creationists that call themselves primates.


2 posted on 09/23/2013 6:59:34 PM PDT by JohnnyP
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To: marshmallow
The ultra-liberal Anglican Consultative Council.... is not representative of the communion, said Anis, because its members are drawn primarily from what he called "non-orthodox" voices...

yep, the whole dozen or so that remain.

3 posted on 09/23/2013 7:17:14 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: marshmallow

Time for a schism. The Asian and African branch need to cut loose the rotting head.


4 posted on 09/23/2013 7:54:24 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: JohnnyP

I always thought primates were monkeys. Did they mean prelates? Just trying to be charitable here.


5 posted on 09/23/2013 10:35:49 PM PDT by 4Runner
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To: 4Runner

I think you are correct.


6 posted on 09/23/2013 11:37:10 PM PDT by JohnnyP
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To: Viennacon

they should have done this when Gene was elected. Staying associated with the Ecusa scum is bad...


7 posted on 09/24/2013 12:33:00 AM PDT by Cronos (Obama’s dislike of Assad is not based on Assad’s brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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To: 4Runner

A primate is the bishop of a “primatial see,” which is the first see erected in a country. The word comes from the Latin word for “first”.


8 posted on 09/24/2013 4:51:39 AM PDT by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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Eh? What did the primate see? Who’s on first?


9 posted on 09/24/2013 12:49:47 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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