Fr Stephen Smuts

Traditional Anglican Communion: Trouble in India

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UPDATE:  It has been brought to my attention that what is noted below is in fact a reference to the historical situation in India and not ‘news’ per se. There is no TAC trouble in India. Rather The Most Rev Samuel P Prakash (Metropolitan) is highlighting some of the difficulties that they have had to face up until now. Our prayers are with them.


Fr Anthony Chadwick alerts us to the news of trouble in India:

In the Latest News of Anglican Church of India (member church of the TAC) on the Anglican Church of India’s website, we read that Archbishop Prakash has removed four prominent leaders for some kind of “mutiny”. At least two of the names given seem to be those of bishops (John Augustine and Masih). They also spread a false rumour that Archbishop Prakash was bedridden and seriously ill.

The Anglican Church in India has been in litigation with the Anglican Catholic Church – Original Province over property for years, so I was told some time ago by Archbishop Hepworth. I don’t know if this is presently the case. Something is going on, and it would seem that the devil is working overtime these days!

From the above links:

… The following members were removed from the Anglican Church of India (CIPBC) in accordance to the Constitution, Canons and Rules of the Anglican Church. John Augustine, Gabriel Buxla, Johnson T. John, and Suraj Masih for their self interest. Such persons spread rumour against the highest office of the Metropolitan. Some say that Archbishop Samuel P. Prakash is no more, or he is serious in bed and all of them claim to replace the Most Rev. Samuel P. Prakash, Metropolitan. They misguide the Government offices and general public. We must be careful from these persons who are claiming to be Anglican leaders only to sell the dedicated and consecrated Anglican Church properties in their own interest. They are defeated in Court cases up to the High Court and Supreme of India…

More here.

Divisive squabbling and bickering is fast becoming a TAC Continuing Anglicans hallmark. So sad when one is to consider that of the main intentions behind the formation of the Communion was actually to unite (alienated) Continuing Anglicans on various levels.

Written by Fr Stephen Smuts

December 30, 2011 at 12:28

3 Responses

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  1. Dear Fr Anthony,
    I think this is a reference to a historical situation. John Augustine is the present ACC archbishop in India.


    Joe Hooper

    December 30, 2011 at 15:05

  2. There would be little or no trouble amongst Continuuing Anglicans if they simple followed the simple Rule of Faith that the Anglican Fathers held to throughout antiquity,i.e.
    The Revelation of Christ, Recorded in Scriptures and Interpreted ,Explained and Completed through the Bishops in Seven Ecumenical Councils.


    December 30, 2011 at 22:47

  3. John Augustine is a Cheat and is misguiding people of Anglican faith.

    Read the link below.


    April 20, 2014 at 01:35

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