Anglican Church Received into Western Rite Vicariate of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

From the Anglican Church in North America. Reception into Orthodoxy:

Holy Cross Anglican Church has been received into full sacramental communion and visible unity with the 300 million-member Orthodox Church and is now known as Holy Cross Orthodox Church. Holy Cross is an Anglican Rite parish of the Western Rite Vicariate of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia…

There is much more on Fr Novak’s blog here.

The Parish website is here.


HT:  Michael Frost.



Open Criticism of Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby

By the Primate of Kenya and Chair of GAFCON Primates’ Council:

In the run-up to GAFCON 2 later this year in  Nairobi, Archbishop Eliud Wabukala of Kenya has issued the first of a  series of monthly messages. This first one has much to digest but these 2 paragraphs are quite stark in their open criticism of current Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby (my  emphasis):

While we give thanks for much that has been achieved, especially in the emergence of the Anglican Church of North America and our Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans, we are painfully aware  that the Episcopal Church of the United States and the Anglican Church  of Canada continue to promote a false gospel and yet both are still received as in good standing by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Furthermore, the Church of England itself, the historic mother church of the Communion, seems to be advancing along the same path. While  defending marriage, both the Archbishops of York and Canterbury appeared at the same time to approve of same-sex Civil Partnerships  during parliamentary debates on the UK’s ‘gay marriage’ legislation, in contradiction to the historic biblical teaching on human sexuality reaffirmed by the 1998 Lambeth Conference.

I think I’m correct in observing that that’s the first real public  criticism of the new ABC by GAFCON and it’s a substantial double-punch,  one right after the other. The more I read it, the bigger I realise it  is…

Rest here.