GAFCON Easter Message 2014

Archbishop Eliud Wabukala, Primate of Kenya  and Chairman of the GAFCON Primates’ Council“What a wonderful truth we celebrate at Easter! The bodily resurrection of Jesus from the dead assures us that our sins are atoned for and death is defeated. This is the reason we can be confident that despite failure, frustration and the things that perplex us, God’s saving purposes will certainly be fulfilled…”

– Archbishop Eliud Wabukala, Chairman of the GAFCON Primates’ Council, with the GAFCON Easter Message 2014.

Anglican Network in Canada Easter Message

Bishop Charlie Masters“Imagine someone announcing that:

This, of course, is exactly the message we bring and would remind you of …”

Bishop Charlie Masters’ Easter Letter.

NZ Report on same sex blessings and ordinations released

Ma Whea? report“The long-awaited report of the Ma Whea? Commission into the question of same-gender blessings and ordinations has been released.

The report, which is the fruit of 15 months’ work by five eminent New Zealand citizens, lists 10 options to inform the General Synod debate at Waitangi next month.”

– The Ma Whea? (Where to?) Report can be downloaded from this page.
Photo Anglican Taonga.

GAFCON Chairman calls for Repentance, not Indaba

Archbishop Eliud Wabukala“The need for repentance, without which we cannot have true unity, is obscured when the authority and clarity of Scripture come into question.

Sadly, this is the inevitable result of the Continuing Indaba project. By assuming that all differences are matters of context and interpretation, it becomes a way of affirming a false gospel. Much of its funding comes through the Episcopal Church of the United Sates.

We see here the repetition of a subtle and ancient strategy. In the Garden of Eden, the serpent says to Eve ‘Did God really say…’ (Genesis 3:1) and the consequences are tragic. By grace, we have been rescued from the power of death and sin. So how then can we once more set ourselves above its truth, we who are a made a new creation through hearing and obeying the Word of God?

I do therefore need to make an important clarification. Contrary to the claim made on the website of the London Anglican Communion office that there is a Kenyan ‘Resource Hub’ for Continuing Indaba, neither the Anglican Church of Kenya nor any of its learning institutions are participants in this project. We are strongly committed to the work of reconciliation within the Church and within civil society, but the gospel ministry of reconciliation is given to us by God and must not therefore compromise the Word of God. …”

– Archbishop Eliud Wabukala, Chairman of the GAFCON Primates’ Council writes in his March 2014 Pastoral Letter. Read it all here.

Diocese of South Carolina ‘joins Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans’

Bishop Mark Lawrence, South Carolina.“The Diocese of South Carolina has been formally recognized as a member in good standing of the Global Anglican Communion.

On Saturday, March 15, the Diocese’s 223rd Annual Convention unanimously accepted an invitation to join the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (GFCA) and temporarily enter into a formal ecclesiastical relationship known as provisional primatial oversight from bishops in the Global South.  Read more

U. S. Supreme Court Denies Falls Church Petition

Falls Anglican Church, Virginia“The order list published this morning by the United States Supreme Court shows that, after relisting the case for its conferences four times, it has denied certiorari (review) in No. 13-449, The Falls Church v. Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, et al.

– A S Haley, The Anglican Curmudgeon, with bad news for The Falls Church in Virginia.

Church of Pakistan college Principal says he was beaten, told to leave

pakistan“The Principal of Edwardes College in Peshawar, Pakistan, has revealed he was beaten by ‘intelligence agents’ who destroyed his visa and warned him to leave the country…”

– Story from the Anglican Communion News Service.

Pilgrimage to mark Marsden Bicentenary

Bishop Kelvin Wright, Dunedin“Anglican bishop Kelvin Wright will not be just walking when he makes a 27-day pilgrimage around his huge Dunedin diocese this month to commemorate the bicentenary of the first Christian sermon preached in New Zealand…”

– Story from The Otago Daily Times. Photo: Anglican Taonga.

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