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June 05 2004 By virtueonline Orthodox Episcopalians Call For New North American Province

It asks for a full recognition of the Anglican Communion Network by the Primates as the legitimate arm of orthodoxy in The Episcopal Church, USA.

The group also demands the immediate cessation of the "blessing" of same-sex unions; discipline and censure of ECUSA for its ongoing ungodly actions.

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June 05 2004 By virtueonline AAC President Says Griswold Has Lost Total Respect Of Primates

What we are trying to do base is develop an organization and build an infrastructure for the Anglican Communion Network (NACDP) and the AAC.

VIRTUOSITY: Where are things going? What are the scenarios you see playing out?

ANDERSON: It is so much up to where the international situation moves; what comes out of the Lambeth (Eames) Commission and how Lambeth Palace deals with it.

VIRTUOSUTY: Are you optimistic about the future or pessimistic?

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June 04 2004 By virtueonline CANADA: The Fatal Decisions Of General Synod

These two actions will only serve to alienate the Canadian Church from the worldwide Anglican Communion which is overwhelmingly orthodox in faith and morals, and secondly it will continue its gadarene slide towards extinction, even as it boasts a doctrine of inclusion that, in fact, saves no one and nothing.

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June 04 2004 By virtueonline African Bishop Decries ECUSA's Tainted Money

"The devil is always against the will of God. We have three enemies, the world, the flesh and the devil. We should not allow the world to swallow us up."

The bishop said the African Church would never again accept money from The Episcopal Church under its present leadership.

Canon Michael Green, England's premier evangelical Anglican preacher and Wycliffe College teacher said that African bishops have declined to take any more tainted money from ECUSA.

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June 02 2004 By virtueonline CANADA: Anglicans Prepare For Watershed Decision On Same-Sex Blessings

The 5-part resolution wants to affirm the jurisdiction and authority for diocesan synods with the consent of their bishops to bless committed same sex unions, but not marriage rites. That presumably would come later.

The general predictions are that the preparations for synod and the tactics of persuasion have been sufficiently successful that the resolutions of the Council of General Synod (COGS) will see these resolutions pass.

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June 01 2004 By virtueonline CANADA: Synod Prepares For Demise If Same-Sex Blessings Passes

The first resolution A071 concerns the duties of the Primate. "The Primate shall exercise pastoral and spiritual leadership throughout The Anglican Church of Canada."

It formerly read, "To maintain a pastoral relationship to the whole of the Anglican Church of Canada."

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June 01 2004 By virtueonline CANADA: Anglicans Choose Montreal Archbishop To Lead Them

144 lay members and 117 clergy members voted. A majority in both houses was needed to declare a winner.

On the fourth ballot Hutchison got 68 clergy votes and 97 laity.
Ferris got 44 clergy votes and 41 laity.

Ferris ran second in the voting, on all four ballots. A flip of eight votes would have had Ferris as the winner by clergy order. He could not summon the laity vote.

The voting patterns followed much the same as in the American Episcopal Church.

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May 31 2004 By virtueonline CANADA: Acting Primate Says Provincial Autonomy Is Way To Go

"We have provincial autonomy" he told the Canadian Anglicans. "The four instruments of unity have no juridical authority, only consultative and moral authority," he said.

Crawley said the Canadian Anglican Church should and will work independently of any action by another province.

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May 31 2004 By virtueonline Anglican Communion Officer Urges Caution To Canadians

Cameron is thought to reflect the mind of the Archbishop of Canterbury,
Dr. Rowan Williams, and said, "I would be unfaithful to the task I have
been set if I did not say that the implications of your decision for
the unity of the Anglican Communion, perhaps even its very survival in
its current form, are just about as serious as it could get."

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May 29 2004 By virtueonline PENNSYLVANIA: Bennison Will Make Forced Visit To Largest Parish In Diocese

Bennison's position is that he will attend the 9am service on June 6 arguing that his “overriding concern is with the unity of our diocesan family.”

In a letter to the congregation from the vestry of the Paoli parish, they wrote, “we grieve because of Bennison’s refusal to send Bishop Clarence Coleridge (assisting bishop) on his behalf. We believe that Bishop Bennison’s visit will be viewed by many in our congregation as detrimental and harmful.”

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