Continuing Anglican News

I am highly encouraged by our Archbishop’s Charge to Provincial Synod published on his website.

Also, the Traditional Anglican Communion is becoming the Traditional Anglican Church. See the Anglican Church in America news release. This means that the former communion of independent Churches will be a single Church with a number of Provinces. The TAC is a partner Church in the G4 with the Anglican Catholic Church and the two other Anglican Churches.

As our Archbishop informs us, relations with the Polish National Catholic Church (and by extension with the Union of Scranton and the Nordic Catholic Church) are promising and progress is being made.

Archbishop Haverland, in spite of his positive and optimistic approach, is sober about Continuing Anglicanism and indeed all Christianity in America and the western world. Some parishes are declining.

Perhaps this last consideration confirms me in my feeling that we have to come up with something new and interior. I don’t have the answers – as the least of the Church’s priests, but I’m looking for them…

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5 Responses to Continuing Anglican News

  1. David Llewellyn Dodds says:

    Thanks for these heartening updates!

    Gratifying to think Sarum lives on amidst them!

    • I don’t think you will find much Sarum. It’s either the 1928 American Prayer Book and / or the Anglican / English Missal based on the 1570-1962 Roman rite. Still, there’s more openness than with the rigid rubricism of many Roman Catholic traditionalist lay people and Roman bureaucrats.

      • David Llewellyn Dodds says:

        I was thinking of your good self!

        I just read Evelyn Waugh´s Edmund Campion (ed. 3) in which he noted the question being raised as to what Uses people in various parts of England should follow, and the answer given by Campion and companions being the ones they had followed before.

        My fifth choir now being a schola and having just read Edith Pargeter’s Heaven Tree Trilogy set in England, France, and Wales in the early 13th century, I am suddenly curious about who used what liturgies, when and where, in England, in Wales, in the Netherlands, and so on and on – what did Alfred and Alfric know, what did the Gawain poet know, etc.!

      • In modern times, this was something like the last remnant of Sarum / Norman usages. Fr Montgomery-Wright was a legend here in Normandy, converted from Anglicanism and got sick of the rigid rubricist mentality of English Roman Catholicism. He moved to France and was ordained in 1952 in Bayeux. I spent some months with him in 1982.

      • David Llewellyn Dodds says:

        We have now caught up with this splendid pair of documentaries – thank you very much for linking this!

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