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  • ORTHODOX THEOLOGIAN SAYS ANGLICAN COMMUNION FACES JUDGMENT

    01/22/2006 8:18:26 AM PST · by Huber · 2 replies · 347+ views
    VirtueOnLine ^ | 1/20/2006 | David W. Virtue
    CHARLESTON, SC: (1/20/2006)--If the Archbishop of Canterbury and his 2008 Lambeth Design Team continues a "business-as-usual" Lambeth conference, with North American churches present, the Anglican Communion will incur the judgment of God and effectively put an end to the Communion as a serious, respected Christian body. The Rev. Dr. Stephen Noll, Episcopal theologian and Vice-Chancellor of Uganda Christian University, told more than 300 delegates to a "Mere Anglican" conference here, that changing the subject and "moving along," is no longer acceptable, and that what happened at Lambeth '98, which wrestled with central issues of human sexuality, cannot be glossed over....
  • AMIA BISHOP OFFERS MODEL FOR ANGLICAN COMMUNION COVENANT

    01/16/2006 6:08:13 AM PST · by Huber · 6 replies · 335+ views
    Virtue OnLine ^ | 1/14/2006 | David Virtue
    "Primates should take lead in forming new Anglican Communion if no discipline available and no official instrument for reform is forthcoming" The Lambeth Commission in its Windsor Report "recommended and urged the primates to consider the adoption by the churches of the Communion of a common Anglican Covenant which would make explicit and forceful the loyalty and bonds of affection which govern the relationships between the Churches of the Communion" [Windsor Report, pp. 62-64]. A Covenant for Communion in Mission. News Analysis By David W. Virtue www.virtueonlline.org BIRMINGHAM, AL. (1/14/2006)--There is a race on in the Anglican Communion to produce...
  • Good Bye Old Year, You Oaf

    12/31/2005 9:24:13 AM PST · by sionnsar · 1 replies · 257+ views
    Captain Yips Secret Journal ^ | 12/31/2005 | Jack White
    Christopher Johnson has been offering his thoughts about the possible outcomes of the 2006 Ice Cream Social in Columbus.  Since I think there is zero chance that ECUSA will change its course, and 100% chance that Convention will pass some greasy resolution apologizing for hurting overseas feelings and by the way here's a bucket of money if you let us hang around, the only real interest is whether the leaders of the Rebel Alliance will screw their courage to the sticking place and separate.  This Convention will also elect a successor to Frank Griswold, and that successor will either be...
  • Memory Lane [Lambeth 98]

    12/28/2005 8:16:57 AM PST · by sionnsar · 1 replies · 274+ views
    Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 12/27/2005 | Christopher Johnson
    The other day, I wandered the Episcopal News Service archives in search of ECUSA reaction to the 1998 Lambeth Conference sexuality resolution.  As I read, two facts quickly became apparent.  The rupture in the Anglican world began five years before Gene Robinson got his pointy hat.  And orthodox Anglicans can't say that we weren't warned: Bishops of the Episcopal Church have been struggling to explain the meaning of this summer’s Lambeth Conference to the folks back home. Some of them took advantage of the technological facilities-over 200 computer terminals spread across the Kent University campus, thanks to a grant from...
  • Scottish Anglicans - Letter to Bishops

    07/13/2005 5:57:22 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 289+ views
    Anglican Mainstream ^ | 7/06/2005 | The Scottish Anglican Network
    To the Bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church from the Scottish Anglican Network July 6th 2005 Dear Brothers in Christ Future discussion of issues raised by the Windsor Report, the Primates’ Communiqué and the College of Bishops March 4th Statement. We write on behalf of a group of concerned clergy and congregation members to respond to your latest statement. We have been grateful for three opportunities so far to speak at length with you as representatives of the College. We understand that the Anglican Communion will initiate conversations as previously agreed in 1998 in preparation for the Lambeth Conference of...
  • American Churches Shown Door as Gay Row Deepens

    06/26/2005 6:51:40 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 31 replies · 1,253+ views
    TimesOnline ^ | June 23, 2005 | Ruth Gledhill
    THE Anglican Church moved closer to schism yesterday when members of its central administrative council formally asked the Churches of Canada and the US to go. Unconvinced by the justifications offered by both Churches on Tuesday for their actions in ordaining an openly homo- sexual bishop and authorising same-sex blessings, members of the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Nottingham asked them to leave the council and its central finance and standing committees. Although the motion invites the Churches to withdraw voluntarily, it amounts in effect to a punishing expulsion. The debate was held behind closed doors at Nottingham Univers-ity yesterday,...
  • Why are we getting thrown out of the Anglican Communion?

    06/10/2005 5:00:43 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 6 replies · 488+ views
    titusonenine ^ | 6/10/2005 | The Rev. Peter T. Manzo
    Why are we getting thrown out of the Anglican Communion? It is a night to remember. We celebrate ours as the most advanced of cultures. We speed across time as through uncharted waters. But it is dark, and the air of the Anglican Communion is chilled. We are the Titanic. Only 100 feet ahead is the twin-peaked iceberg – General Convention 2006 and Lambeth 2008. In charity, may I tell you why we’re getting thrown out of the Anglican Communion, so long our home? The framework of love and truth that is that Communion requires our expulsion. In America, someone...
  • It's independence day - again

    02/26/2005 4:54:23 PM PST · by lightman · 182+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | February 27 A.D. 2005 | Clifford Longley
    "To be in Communion" means to have open access to the divine nourishment which the re-enactment of Jesus's Last Supper makes available to the faithful: to feast at the Lord's Table. But to be in Communion also means to be in good standing with each other and to agree on doctrinal essentials. The state of Communion between the international Anglican Churches' 38 provinces has finally been blown apart by the American consecration of a gay bishop and the Canadian decision to bless gay marriages, and by the angry reaction of most of the rest. MSN Search As the Archbishop of...
  • Key Anglican Bishops Meeting Today [in Lambeth Palace]

    12/01/2004 8:02:15 AM PST · by sionnsar · 2 replies · 180+ views
    titusonenine ^ | 12/01/2004 | kendall
    “The Archbishop of Canterbury is leading a summit of more than 50 Church of England bishops to discuss the homosexuality crisis in the church.Dr Rowan Williams will jointly chair the meeting being held behind closed doors at Lambeth Palace in London with Dr David Hope, the Archbishop of York. All 44 diocesan bishops and 10 suffragans - who are bishop appointees - were asked to attend the meeting to discuss the way forward, Lambeth Palace confirmed.They will discuss October’s Windsor Report, a document produced by the commission set up to examine the crisis….”Read the whole thing. The London Times has...
  • Gay issues slowly erode Episcopal membership

    11/26/2004 11:44:08 PM PST · by kattracks · 97 replies · 4,281+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/27/04 | Julia Duin
    Episcopalians aren't making a mass exodus from their church, but dioceses across the country are doing a slow bleed as members realize that a much-anticipated report released six weeks ago has no teeth and that the denomination's ordination of a homosexual bishop will go unpunished.     The Windsor Report, which sought to resolve the Anglican Communion's crisis over authority and homosexuality, criticizes same-sex blessings in U.S. and Canadian churches and the ordination last year of Bishop V. Gene Robinson. But the report also reprimands Third World bishops who have crossed diocesean lines to help marooned conservative parishes.     Within a few...
  • Gone with the Windsor Report? (part two) [Anglican; long]

    11/25/2004 9:12:40 AM PST · by sionnsar · 3 replies · 219+ views
    RatherNotBlog ^ | 11/25/2004 | admin
    For part one, click here. The Bishop of North Dakota on the Windsor Report (from titusonenine): The Report clearly indicates that the controversial actions of the General Convention of 2003 in consenting to the election of a non-celibate gay man to the episcopate and in allowing the experimentation of liturgies to bless same-sex unions were inappropriate and damaging to the Anglican Communion. In light of the clear teaching and position of all four Anglican Instruments of Unity (the Archbishop of Canterbury, Lambeth Conference, Primates’ Meeting and Anglican Consultative Council), these actions are interpreted as showing disregard for the moral authority...
  • Commentary: Anglican regret vs. repentance

    10/19/2004 11:08:25 AM PDT · by sauerkraut · 3 replies · 253+ views
    UPI via Cyberbrethen ^ | 18 Oct, 2004 | Uwe Siemon-Netto
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The Anglican Communion's Lambeth Commission tried to avoid a split Monday by asking its American branch to do something highly fashionable these days -- apologize. As if they had just spilled some sherry on their hostess' new carpet, 50 prelates of the Episcopal Church USA, known as ECUSA, were to "apologize" for having consecrated Canon Vicki Gene Robinson, an active homosexual, as bishop of New Hampshire. That's what the Lambeth Commission, set up a year ago to prevent a schism, demanded of the Episcopalians. Primates from the southern hemisphere, where the majority of the world's...
  • (Anglican) Church wants gay bishop apology - wants apology US church leaders ordaining gay bishop.

    10/18/2004 9:56:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies · 736+ views
    BBC ^ | October 18, 2004
    The call was made by the Lambeth Commission, set up after the ordination of Gene Robinson threatened to split the worldwide Anglican church. Commission chairman Irish Anglican leader Robin Eames concluded: "There remains a very real danger that we will not choose to walk together." The report called for a moratorium on the consecration of gay candidates. It demanded an explanation from the Anglican Church in the US, known as Episcopalian, about "how a person living in a same gender union may be considered eligible to lead the flock of Christ". Scripture must be used to back up the explanation,...
  • Monday [Anglican crossroad: Lambeth report due 10/18]

    10/15/2004 2:12:37 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 7 replies · 185+ views
    Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 10/15/2004 | Christopher S. Johnson
    Although it would be hyperbolic to suggest that Monday, October 18, 2004 is the most important day in Anglican Christianity since Henry VIII first noticed Anne Boleyn, that day, when the Lambeth Commisssion report is scheduled to be released, is surely in the top five. The report will only make recommendations but these recommendations will shape the course of Anglicanism for at least the next generation or two. What might the report contain? As I see it, the Commission had four options: (1) ECUSA will be immediately suspended from all participation in the Anglican Communion unless it repents of the...
  • Invitation to Lambeth

    10/05/2004 1:37:15 PM PDT · by bonny011765 · 147+ views
    AAC Blog | 10/04/04
    Media Briefing on the Document: The Windsor Report 2004 The press launch of the Windsor Report, produced by the Lambeth Commission will be launched on Monday, 18 October, 12.00 midday. The Launch will take place in St Paul's Cathedral Crypt. click here for map The Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland,the Most Revd Robert Eames, chairman of the Lambeth Commission, will give a short presentation on the document and will take a limited number of questions. Only accredited and pre-registered journalists will be admitted. Reading Library Time The document (embargoed until the time of 12.00 midday) will be...
  • Anglicans to shun gay-row bishops

    09/02/2004 7:59:20 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 36 replies · 621+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | 3 September 2004 | Jonathan Petre
    Anglicans to shun gay-row bishops By Jonathan Petre, Religion Correspondent (Filed: 03/09/2004) Liberal American bishops face having their invitations to Anglican summits withdrawn by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, if they continue to defy the worldwide Church over homosexuality. Under tough proposals likely to be recommended by the Lambeth Commission next month, the liberal leadership of the American Episcopal Church could be excluded from policy making and shunned by the vast majority of Anglicans. Bishops who publicly support the consecration of Canon Gene Robinson as Anglicanism's first actively gay bishop last year or who authorise gay "marriages", both...
  • From tomorrow’s London Times: Lambeth Comission May Take Action against ECUSA

    09/01/2004 10:23:34 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 21 replies · 656+ views
    London Times via Titusonenine blog. ^ | 2 September 2004 | unk
    From tomorrow’s London Times: Lambeth Comission May Take Action against ECUSA Filed under: General— kendall @ 9:29 pm “The Episcopal Church in the United States faces exclusion from the worldwide Anglican communion as punishment for ordaining a gay bishop, The Times has learnt. The draconian disciplinary measure is expected to be recommended by a commission set up by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, to resolve the crisis over homosexuality…. The commission’s findings, which will not be published officially until October, will cause widespread dismay among liberals and Anglican-Catholics in the West, who will regard it as a sign...
  • LAMBETH COMMISSION REPORT SET FOR OCTOBER 16

    07/05/2004 5:40:10 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 1 replies · 130+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | 5 July 2004 | David Virtue
    LAMBETH COMMISSION REPORT SET FOR OCTOBER 16 Special Report By David W. Virtue The Archbishop of Canterbury will send the Lambeth Commission report to the Primates and the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) and then release it to the public on or about Saturday October 16th when the Joint Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion is in London, a source has told Virtuosity. The Primates will meet on or around Feb. 21-26 2005, but the venue has not yet been decided, but the Primates meeting is scheduled for Northern Ireland the home turf of liberal Irish Primate Robin Eames. The letter...
  • Roman Catholics issue warning to Eames

    07/01/2004 9:32:22 AM PDT · by ahadams2 · 5 replies · 100+ views
    Church of England Newspaper ^ | 1 July 2004 | staff writers
    Roman Catholics issue warning to Eames Number: 5724 Date: July 1, A right of appeal to the Archbishop of Canterbury may be needed to resolve disputes in the Anglican Communion, argue a group of Roman Catholic and Anglican leaders in a submission to the Lambeth Commission led by Archbishop Robin Eames. The submission by a sub-commission of the Inter Anglican and Roman Catholic Commission on Unity and Mission, claims that the crisis represented by the consecration of a practising homosexual bishop in the United States could seriously damage relationships between the two Churches. They argue that the current situation suggests...
  • The Anglican Communion Network Outlines Presentation to the Lambeth Commission

    06/22/2004 7:54:22 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 6 replies · 141+ views
    Anglican Communion Network ^ | 22 June 2004 | Cynthia Brust
    Anglican Communion Network Outlines Presentation to the Lambeth Commission June 22, 2004 For Immediate Release June 22, 2004 Contact: Cynthia P. Brust 202-296-5360 202-412-8721 THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION NETWORK OUTLINES PRESENTATION TO THE LAMBETH COMMISSION The Lambeth Commission, meeting June 14 – 18, 2004 at Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, NC, heard strongly divergent viewpoints during their session on Tuesday, June 15. A team of five individuals representing the Anglican Communion Network and other mainstream Anglican voices within ECUSA offered testimony about chaos and disarray within the Episcopal Church and recommended specific action. The Rt. Rev. Robert M. Duncan, Moderator of...
  • PRESIDING BISHOP MEETS WITH THE LAMBETH COMMISSION

    06/22/2004 6:36:46 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 4 replies · 81+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | 22 June 2004 | David Virtue
    PRESIDING BISHOP MEETS WITH THE LAMBETH COMMISSION News Analysis By David W. Virtue When the Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold met with the Lambeth Commission in Kanuga this week this is what he said: "We sought to give a full and accurate picture of the present state of our church, and to dispel a number of misapprehensions. As Presiding Bishop of the whole church it was important for me to make sure that I, along with my colleagues, sought honestly to represent the breadth of views and the depth of feeling that exists in different parts of our household. At the...
  • WHAT'S THAT COLORED THING IN THE SKY? [Liberal Anglican clergy]

    03/10/2004 9:24:41 PM PST · by Eala · 3 replies · 79+ views
    Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 3/05/2004 | Christopher S. Johnson
    Bible societies, both in this country and abroad, do a marvelous job of getting Bibles into the hands of people around the world. But they need to work much harder at getting them into the hands of Anglican clergymen: A senior Church of England bishop has warned that global warming could be the next punishment for “man’s disobedience”, and admitted that Christianity had been used to encourage misuse of the environment. Within 50 years, 150 million people could be made refugees as a result of man-made climate change, according to the scientist, Sir John Houghton, who was formerly Chief Executive...
  • EAMES COMMISSION AIMS AT RESOLVING SEXUALITY ISSUES

    11/13/2003 8:43:28 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 3 replies · 79+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | 13 November 2003 | David Virtue
    EAMES COMMISSION AIMS AT RESOLVING SEXUALITY ISSUES Who's Who in the Commission? News Analysis By David W. Virtue Irish Archbishop Robin Eames will chair a 17-member commission, at the request of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, to look at the legal and theological implications arising from recent innovations in some Western provinces regarding human sexuality. The members have been appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Commission is expected to begin its work early in the New Year. The commission will focus its attention on the decision of the Diocese of New Westminster to authorize a service...
  • Williams anger as ceremony for gay bishop tears Church apart

    11/02/2003 7:41:44 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 14 replies · 76+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | 3 November 2003 | Jonathan Petre
    Williams anger as ceremony for gay bishop tears Church apart By Jonathan Petre, Religion Correspondent (Filed: 03/11/2003) The worldwide Anglican Church was torn apart last night, with the Archbishop of Canterbury leading the critics of its first openly active homosexual bishop. Dr Rowan Williams, who has found himself in the eye of the most destructive storm in Anglican history, expressed profound regret at the consecration of Canon Gene Robinson as Bishop of New Hampshire. He said: "The divisions that are arising are a matter of deep regret; they will be all too visible in the fact that it will not...
  • Statement from the Archbishop of Canterbury

    11/02/2003 7:16:56 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 31 replies · 64+ views
    Anglican Communion News Service ^ | 3 November 2003 | Archbishop of Canterbury
    ANGLICAN COMMUNION NEWS SERVICE ACNS 3658 | LAMBETH PALACE | 3 NOVEMBER 2003 Statement from the Archbishop of Canterbury following the consecration of Canon Gene Robinson as Bishop-coadjutor of New Hampshire Please note: Strict Embargo to 0030 hrs Monday 3rd November 2003 [ACNS Source: Lambeth Palace] The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has issued a statement following the consecration of Canon Gene Robinson as bishop coadjutor of New Hampshire. The text is below. "It was recognised fully at last month's meeting of Anglican leaders that the consecration of Gene Robinson as Bishop in New Hampshire would have very serious...
  • Additional data: Anglican Communion - Commission Members

    10/30/2003 6:42:47 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 3 replies · 65+ views
    private discussion list | 30 October 2003 | anonymous
    The following analysis of the members of the Commission was provided to me from someone who has been watching things Anglican for a number of years - I am posting it here by permission of the author who (for rather obvious reasons) wishes to remain anonymous. Anyone with further observations on Commission members is welcome to post said observations in this thread. -------------------------------------------------- * Archbishop Robin Eames, Primate of All Ireland, Chairman, A company man. He first went left, than right at the Primates meeting. A corporatist and someone of whom I would be leery. * The Revd Canon Alyson...
  • Anglican Communion - Commission announced

    10/29/2003 7:01:01 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 11 replies · 67+ views
    Anglican Communion News Service ^ | 28 October 2003 | Lambeth Palace
    ANGLICAN COMMUNION NEWS SERVICE ACNS 3652 | LAMBETH PALACE | 28 OCTOBER 2003 Anglican Communion - Commission announced [ACNS source: Lambeth Palace] The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has announced the makeup and the terms of reference for a Commission to look at life in the Anglican Communion in the light of recent events. It is to be made up of members appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be chaired by the Most Revd Robin Eames, Archbishop of Armagh. The Commission, which is expected to begin its work early in the New Year, was formed as a...
  • BAPTIST LEADER REFLECTS ON PRIMATES MEETING

    10/22/2003 7:26:14 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 7 replies · 277+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | 17 October 2003 | Albert Mohler
    BAPTIST LEADER REFLECTS ON PRIMATES MEETING An Alarm Sounds in London: Will It Matter? By Albert Mohler Friday, October 17, 2003 The emergency meeting of the primates of the Anglican Communion ended yesterday with the 37 national leaders of the Anglican churches still trying to prevent a schism in their ranks. They released a unanimous statement warning that their communion would be torn asunder by action of the Episcopal Church (USA)to consecrate the first openly homosexual bishop of the church. The release of the statement came after two days of meetings in London under the glare of press speculation and...
  • (ecusa diocese of Central Florida) Bishop Howe Reports on Lambeth

    10/19/2003 11:45:31 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 6 replies · 66+ views
    closed discussion list | 17? October 2003 | ecusa Bishop John Howe
    Bishop Howe Reports on Lambeth Bishop John W. Howe was among a group of four U.S. bishops invited to meet with members of the 38 Anglican Communion primates who gathered the week of Oct. 12 in London. A small group of generous Central Florida Episcopalians provided the resources for Bishop Howe to make the trip, to represent the Diocese of Central Florida and a large sector of the Episcopal Church. Here is his report: The word from Lambeth Palace tonight is that the Primates have issued a unanimous statement - one that includes the agreement of our Presiding Bishop, Frank...
  • Analysis: Anglican Huff and Puff

    10/18/2003 9:11:09 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 11 replies · 420+ views
    UPI Wire via Kairos News (conservative Lutheran listserv) | 17 October 2003 | Uwe Siemon-Netto
    Analysis: Anglican Huff and Puff By Uwe Siemon-Netto UPI Religion Editor WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Was this week's Anglican confab in London just Huff and Puff and then a good nap, as American theological commentator Christopher Hershman suggested Friday? Was it a gentlemanly finger-wagging in the direction of the Episcopal Church U.S.A., followed by a daring step - handing the whole matter of homosexuality in the Church over to a commission for a one-year study? Was it, as an observer told Hershman, a postmodern rendering of Luther's famous "Here I stand"? Was it something like, "Here I crawl. I...
  • London Telegraph uncensors itself (my title)

    10/18/2003 8:45:55 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 12 replies · 81+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | 18 October 2003 | Jonathan Petre
    Williams foresees 'huge crisis' on homosexual issue By Jonathan Petre, Religion Correspondent (Filed: 18/10/2003) The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, said yesterday that the worldwide Anglican Church still faced "a huge crisis" over homosexuality, despite the consensus reached at Lambeth Palace this week. He forecast that conservative areas of the Church would split from the liberal American Episcopal Church when Anglicanism's first openly active homosexual bishop was consecrated in 16 days. Although an immediate collapse of the worldwide Church was averted at the two-day primates' meeting, some of the more hard-line provinces could walk out over the next few...
  • REFLECTIONS ON THE WORK AND THE STATEMENT OF THE PRIMATES GATHERED THIS WEEK AT LAMBETH PALACE

    10/18/2003 12:58:49 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 29 replies · 98+ views
    private discussion list | 18 October 2003 | Bishop Chuck Murphy, AMIA
    REFLECTIONS ON THE WORK AND THE STATEMENT OF THE PRIMATES GATHERED THIS WEEK AT LAMBETH PALACE The eyes of most of the Anglican Communion have been fixed closely on the 37 Primates gathered this week at Lambeth Palace. +Thad Barnum, +John Rodgers, Canon Tim Smith, and I have all spent this week in London at the request of our two sponsoring Archbishops. Now that they have left for home, we all felt that it would be good to provide some perspective and reflection on this important meeting, and the statement that has been released around the world. Scripture reminds us...
  • REV. CANON DR. BILL ATWOOD FROM LONDON

    10/18/2003 12:48:49 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 2 replies · 87+ views
    http://www.anglican.tk/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=342 | 17 October 2003 | Rev. Canon Bill Atwood
    REV. CANON DR. BILL ATWOOD FROM LONDON I just got off the phone with one of the major London newspapers. The religion editor said, "At first we didn't think much had happened, but as we have digested the statement we have come to realize it is a massive victory for the conservative position. Do you agree with that assessment?" I do. Having been in conversation with primates before, during, and after their meeting, let me explain a few things. The commitments of the primates at this meeting are Biblical, Christian, and good. It is not a waffle, sell-out, or liberal...
  • AMERICAN CONSERVATIVES SEE VICTORY AT LAMBETH

    10/17/2003 8:59:38 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 13 replies · 61+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | 17 October 2003 | David Virtue
    AMERICAN CONSERVATIVES SEE VICTORY AT LAMBETH New Analysis By David W. Virtue LONDON-American Episcopal conservative leaders here at Lambeth say that the Statement issued by 37 Primates was an overwhelming victory for orthodoxy, and that Frank Griswold was told in clear and blunt terms that if appeared at, and/or consecrated Gene Robinson he will be declared "anathema" by the Archbishop of Canterbury and in time expelled from the Anglican Communion. Lines have hardened and there is no way back for the leader of the theologically liberal Episcopal Church if he goes through with the consecration of Gene Robinson. Arguments Griswold...
  • KENYAN ARCHBISHOP SAYS GRISWOLD STRONGLY CONFRONTED BY PRIMATES

    10/17/2003 7:53:53 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 14 replies · 78+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | 17 October 2003 | David Virtue
    KENYAN ARCHBISHOP SAYS GRISWOLD STRONGLY CONFRONTED BY PRIMATES By David W. Virtue LONDON-The Archbishop of Kenya, Benjamin Nzimbi, said that ECUSA's Presiding Bishop was "seriously confronted" by the orthodox Primates at closed-door meetings this week, and it was made abundantly clear to him the consequences of his rebellion. "We asked Griswold to speak to Robinson and tell him that his consecration would cause deep pain to the communion and result in a break, but the Presiding Bishop said he had no authority to change Robinson's mind," said Nzimbi. "We asked him to use moral persuasion," said the archbishop, who recently...
  • PRIMATES SAY COMMUNION WILL FRACTURE IF ROBINSON CONSECRATION PROCEEDS

    10/16/2003 7:47:24 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 41 replies · 78+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | 16 October 2003 | David Virtue With Auburn Traycik
    PRIMATES SAY COMMUNION WILL FRACTURE IF ROBINSON CONSECRATION PROCEEDS Some Conservatives See Hopes Shortchanged News Analysis By David W. Virtue With Auburn Traycik CHURCH HOUSE LONDON-The world's Anglican primates have spoken. The "fabric" of the Anglican Communion will "tear" if Gene Robinson, the non-celibate homosexual Episcopal Bishop-elect of New Hampshire, is consecrated next month. In a unanimously-agreed statement delivered yesterday, strongly reaffirming the global Anglican teaching on homosexuality, the Primates concluded that "if this consecration proceeds, we recognize that we have reached a crucial and critical point in the life of the Anglican Communion." They said that the future of...
  • A Statement by the Primates of the Anglican Communion meeting in Lambeth Palace

    10/16/2003 10:23:21 AM PDT · by ahadams2 · 74 replies · 70+ views
    Anglican Communion News Service ^ | 16 October 2000 | Primates?/Lambeth staff
    A Statement by the Primates of the Anglican Communion meeting in Lambeth Palace The Primates of the Anglican Communion and the Moderators of the United Churches, meeting together at Lambeth Palace on the 15th and 16th October, 2003, wish to express our gratitude to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, for calling us together in response to recent events in the Diocese of New Westminster, Canada, and the Episcopal Church (USA), and welcoming us into his home so that we might take counsel together, and to seek to discern, in an atmosphere of common prayer and worship, the will...
  • TENSION MOUNTS AS PRIMATES MOVE INTO FINAL HOURS OF DELIBERATION

    10/16/2003 9:01:52 AM PDT · by ahadams2 · 24 replies · 68+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | 16 October 2000 | David Virtue
    TENSION MOUNTS AS PRIMATES MOVE INTO FINAL HOURS OF DELIBERATION News Analysis By David W. Virtue LONDON-It is make or break time as 37 Primates move into the final hours before they declare whether they have saved the Anglican communion from collapse. It is tense time outside Lambeth Palace and around the nearby hotels as orthodox Episcopal bishops, leaders from the American Anglican Council, journalists of one stripe or another wait in anticipation for any morsel of news that might come their way from whatever sources they might have. The Rev. Dr. David Roseberry has arrived with some 2,000 signed...
  • Talk of schism is rife as bishops debate homosexuality

    10/15/2003 8:24:42 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 10 replies · 76+ views
    The Independent (UK) ^ | 15 October 2003 | Paul Vallely
    Talk of schism is rife as bishops debate homosexuality By Paul Vallely 15 October 2003 The very thing that Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, hoped to avoid by calling an emergency summit on homosexuality was happening across London yesterday. Many of the 38 primates of the Anglican Communion, and a number of other church activists, were sequestered in a series of febrile discussions designed to shape the outcome of the primates' two-day meeting, which starts this morning. Talk of schism is in the air. Dr Williams' aim in calling the meeting was to provide a calm and theological, rather...
  • Oct. 14 report of conservatie preps for Lambeth

    10/15/2003 7:52:03 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 3 replies · 57+ views
    Truro church website. ^ | 14 October 2003 | Rev. Canon Martyn Minns
    Lambeth – Day One (October 14, 2003) The Archbishop of Canterbury's flag is flying over Lambeth Palace as Primates from all around the world gather for this extraordinary meeting. In addition to the Primates, there are numerous extras who have come to support and witness this momentous event. The media is on the prowl and rumor has it that there are also those who want to raise their voices in protest, although we have not seen any evidence. Angela and I are staying just across the street from Lambeth Palace and have already met with a number of the key...
  • CONSERVATIVE PRIMATES: ENERGIZED OR ANESTHETIZED?

    10/15/2003 7:32:54 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 10 replies · 77+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | 15 October 2003 | David Virtue
    CONSERVATIVE PRIMATES: ENERGIZED OR ANESTHETIZED? Commentary By David W. Virtue LAMBETH PALACE-Initial reports out of the Lambeth primates meeting here in London are not encouraging for biblically orthodox Anglicans. An impromptu, unscripted press conference held today on the grounds of Lambeth Palace by Irish Archbishop Robin Eames had all the earmarks of liberal manipulation and spin. For those of us who have been around these kinds of meetings often enough, it would appear that the liberals have complete control of the process, and that, on the surface, process is replacing substance, and story telling that of serious theological reflection. This...
  • CNN attempts to explain the current situation (my title)

    10/15/2003 7:27:06 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 2 replies · 73+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 15 October 2003 | staff writer
    World Anglicans debate gay priests Wednesday, October 15, 2003 Posted: 2:14 PM EDT (1814 GMT) LONDON, England -- Leaders of the Anglican Church have gathered in London to debate the crisis over gay clergy. Thirty-eight primates from around the world are attending the special meeting at Lambeth Palace, convened by the Archbishop of Canterbury. They will discuss how to unify the church on an issue that has forced a split along conservative and liberal lines. It has also opened a schism between the church in Africa and America. The two-day summit was called by Archbishop Rowan Williams after the American...
  • Anglicanism's Communion of Saints

    10/15/2003 12:04:29 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 17 replies · 101+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | 15 October 2003 | Andrew Carey
    Anglicanism's Communion of Saints Under the somber portraits of their predecessors, Anglican archbishops will discuss the fractious issues of the church and homosexuality. By Andrew Carey in London | posted 10/15/2003 As the primates of the Anglican Communion troop through the doors of Lambeth Palace to discuss what some have called the greatest crisis to befall them since the Reformation, the often dour portraits of past archbishops will be looking down on them. At an emergency conference, given over largely to prayer and worship in the medieval crypt of the palace, they will be aware that both saints and villains...
  • Heretics stall for time (my title)

    10/15/2003 11:50:53 AM PDT · by ahadams2 · 11 replies · 60+ views
    Anglican Communion News Service ^ | 15 October 2003 | staff writer
    ANGLICAN COMMUNION NEWS SERVICE ACNS 3626 | ENGLAND | 15 OCTOBER 2003 Archbishop Robin Eames addresses the media at Lambeth Palace The Primates of the Anglican Communion gathered today for a two-day meeting in Lambeth Palace to listen to provincial perspectives, reflect on the issues raised and explore ways forward. The media attention has been overwhelming and it was necessary to hold a press briefing at 4pm in the courtyard of Lambeth Palace where an unscripted statement was delivered by the Archbishop of Armagh, the Most Revd Robin Eames, on behalf of the primates meeting. The full text of the...
  • PRIMATES SAID TO BE READY TO ACT

    10/14/2003 10:03:03 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 17 replies · 59+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | 14 October 2003 | David Virtue
    PRIMATES SAID TO BE READY TO ACT By David W. Virtue With Auburn Traycik LONDON-As the world's 38 Anglican provincial leaders prepare to decide the fate of the Anglican Communion, well-placed sources predict it will not go well for the American Episcopal Church's Presiding Bishop and his fellow revisionist bishops. They say a substantial majority of the Primates are ready to act in response to the Episcopal General Convention's endorsement of an openly non-celibate bishop elect and same-sex blessings. Though no details of such action were provided, the forecast follows consultations this week among Primates dismayed by "the wound inflicted...
  • Anglican leaders hold meeting on 'gay crisis'

    10/14/2003 10:11:36 AM PDT · by ahadams2 · 3 replies · 60+ views
    iol.com ^ | 14 October 2003 | staff writers
    Anglican leaders hold meeting on 'gay crisis' October 14 2003 at 12:33PM London - Leaders of the global Anglican Communion will gather on Wednesday for an emergency closed-door summit over growing acceptance of gay relationships in the United States Episcopal Church and a diocese in Canada. The issue threatens to fracture the 77 million member association. Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, spiritual leader of the communion, called the unprecedented meeting in August, after Episcopalians ratified the election of their first openly homosexual bishop, the Reverend V Gene Robinson of New Hampshire. The denomination, which is the US branch of the...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury to take hard line on gay clergy at summit

    10/14/2003 9:36:36 AM PDT · by Eala · 26 replies · 186+ views
    The Independent (UK) ^ | 13 October 2003 | Cahal Milno
    The Archbishop of Canterbury is expected to side with conservatives in the Anglican communion on the issue of homosexuality to prevent a schism at this week's meeting of church leaders, a cleric claimed yesterday. Rowan Williams has called the 38 primates leading the world's 70 million Anglicans to Lambeth Palace for an emergency summit on the ordination of gay clergy. He is prepared to reiterate the church's official view reached five years ago that homosexuality is "incompatible with scripture". The two-day meeting in London was called after the election in America of Canon Gene Robinson, an openly gay priest with...
  • PETERSON BEHAVED INAPPROPRIATELY AT ECUSA MISSION EVENT SAY STUDENTS

    10/13/2003 12:47:07 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 5 replies · 69+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | 13 October 2003 | David Virtue
    PETERSON BEHAVED INAPPROPRIATELY AT ECUSA MISSION EVENT SAY STUDENTS SPECIAL REPORT By David W. Virtue The head of the Anglican Communion Office, Canon John Peterson behaved inappropriately at a cross cultural mission meeting at General Theological Seminary in NYC, "touching every single male in the room, one by one, putting his hand on their knees, putting a soft hand on the shoulder and even sat in one young man's lap." Two missionaries who attended the ECUSA mission orientation program witnessed Peterson's behavior at the seminary earlier this year and said Peterson's behavior made them uncomfortable and they thought his behavior...