Saturday, September 24, 2011

Concelebration of the ACA and APA Bishops

ACA and APA Communion

Communion Accomplished
The Anglican Church in America (ACA), meeting in its Eighth General Synod at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, unanimously endorsed a resolution for inter-communion agreement with the Anglican Province of America (APA). The APA also unanimously endorsed this agreement at its Provincial Synod on July 15, 2011.

Bishop Walter Grundorf, Presiding Bishop of the APA, stated, "This is a result of the recognition that both churches have so much in common theologically and historically and was fueled by the friendships developed by the bishops of both churches. The intent of bringing both churches together in this way is to eventually knit back together that which had been divided." The Presiding Bishop of the ACA, the Rt. Rev. Brian Marsh, said, "We are absolutely delighted to be in communion with our brothers and sisters of the Anglican Province of America. It is God's will that this has been done." Both bishops indicated that work will commence to move forward the hoped for union of the two churches.

The key points of the agreement are:

1. Each jurisdiction recognizes the catholicity and independence of the other;

2. Each jurisdiction agrees to welcome members of the other jurisdiction to participate in the Sacraments, recognizing as well the validity and interchangeability of each others' Holy Orders;

3. Each jurisdiction recognizes that the other holds all essentials of the Christian Faith and seeks to teach and proclaim the same;

4. We commit ourselves to work toward an ever closer bond between our two churches, seeking always to discern God's will for us and for those we serve.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2012

Please join us as we make pilgrimage to the Holy Land next year: our 2010 experience was truly life-transforming, and our next in 2012 will be even more profound! A Traditional Anglican pilgrimage to Israel and Palestine is the trip of a lifetime...

You may register on this website.

Following the Faith
with Bishop Chandler Jones

October 11-20, 2012


Tuesday, September 06, 2011


Courtesy once again of my brother, Father Brandon Jones, comes this fifth video on the new English translation of the Novus Ordo Missae, in which the traditional Anglican translation of the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed is restored, replete with the theological term used in reference to Our Lord Jesus Christ, 'substance,' for the Greek word homoousion - for Our Divine Lord is 'consubstantial' or 'of one substance' with the Father. Another splendid Anglicisation!

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