Skip to comments.TORONTO: Torn Fabric of the Anglican Communion Cannot be Repaired, Say Orthodox Primates
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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Thinks that make you go hmmm:
Creationists that call themselves primates.
yep, the whole dozen or so that remain.
Time for a schism. The Asian and African branch need to cut loose the rotting head.
I always thought primates were monkeys. Did they mean prelates? Just trying to be charitable here.
I think you are correct.
they should have done this when Gene was elected. Staying associated with the Ecusa scum is bad...
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”.
Eh? What did the primate see? Who’s on first?
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