Episcopalians Continue Bleeding…

… Attendance at alarming rate: Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori is leaving office this month after a tumultuous nine years in office that saw significant conflict and numerical decline in the oldline church. Statistics released this week by the denomination’s Office of Diocesan and Congregational Ministries indicate that Jefferts Schori is leaving her…

Anglican and Oriental Orthodox Churches Reach Historic Agreements

A new publication containing the Agreed Statement on Christology of the Anglican–Oriental Orthodox International Commission 2014 was launched during Vespers in St Asaph Cathedral by the Co–Chairs of the commission, the Rt Revd Gregory K Cameron Bishop of St Asaph, and His Eminence Metropolitan Bishoy of Damietta, in the presence of the Rt Revd Dr…

Anglican priest(ess) Wears a Hijab

Via Anglican Samizdat: Rev. Cheryl Toth from the Anglican Diocese of Qu’Appelle wore a hijab for a day to “see what it’s like” and because she is unhappy that hostility towards women who wear a hijab, niqab or burka is increasing. And, of course, “to contribute to the conversation” – it wouldn’t be Anglican without that. She didn’t go…

Why The Anglican Communion Is Already Divorced

RNS has the article. Is the Anglican Communion about to split over different views of sexual ethics? You might think so after reading headlines about the archbishop of Canterbury’s proposal to “loosen” the structures of the Communion — a way of retaining his relationship to the liberal wing of the Western churches as well as…

Anglican Bishop David Russell Dies

Bishop David Russell, was an anti-apartheid activist and the retired Anglican bishop of Grahamstown. Here’s the state broadcaster, the SABC. Tributes are pouring in for the late former Anglican Bishop of Grahamstown, Reverend David Russel. Russel died at the age of 75 in Cape Town following a long battle with cancer. Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu,…