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Primates Do Not Suspend TEC

Primates Do Not Suspend TEC

[Update 22 January 2016: The point I made in this post, that the Anglican Primates overreached their authority, has now been almost universally spotted and expressed, without any significant rejoinder. The Archbishop of Canterbury has now posted his understanding of what transpired. How different the conversations might have been by now if his words had… Continue Reading

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Primates Meeting 2016

Primates Meeting 2016

Primates Meet Today in Canterbury Prayers for Archbishop Justin Welby, the Anglican Communion, and the primates beginning their meeting today in Canterbury. The Archbishop of Canterbury has invited all 37 Primates to Canterbury to reflect and pray together concerning the future of the Anglican Communion. The gathering, to be held 11-16 January 2016, will be… Continue Reading

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Anglican and Oriental Orthodox Ecumenism

Anglican and Oriental Orthodox Ecumenism

The agreement from a recent meeting of the Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission (AOOIC), Christology – Agreed Statement by the Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission, heals the centuries-old split between the Anglican churches within the family of Chalcedonian Churches and the non-Chalcedonian churches over the incarnation of Christ. I highly recommend that you read it. Both families… Continue Reading

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Provisional

Provisional

I’ve been playing with the word ‘provisional’. Provisional means temporary, useful or valid for a while – until something better comes along; anticipating that the better will come. Taizé (image above) often stresses the provisional. Having laboured long to produced a complex (famous) monastic Office Book, the monks of Taizé abandoned it as too perplexing… Continue Reading

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Anglican Communion Homonym

Anglican Communion Homonym

Much in the news and in the blogosphere is the invitation of Anglican Primates by the Archbishop of Canterbury to meet in Canterbury 11-16 January 2016. Our thoughts and prayers are with this meeting and its preparation. Much of the response to this announcement is around “What is the Anglican Communion?” and “What is the… Continue Reading

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Filioque

Filioque

“Filioque” refers to the Latin, “and the Son”, added to the ecumenically agreed creed unilaterally in the West. Whatever your opinion about the inner workings of the Trinity – I see no reason to add words to the creed when reciting it. [Note this is not a discussion about Jesus giving us the Holy Spirit… Continue Reading

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