Sunday, September 30, 2007

FACA Meeting

Bishop Ray Sutton reports that the next meeting of the bishops of the Federation of Anglican Churches in the Americas is scheduled to be held in Summerville, South Carolina, October 8th. Representation would be expected from the Anglican Province of America, the Episcopal Missionary Church, the Anglican Church in America, the Diocese of the Holy Cross, the Reformed Episcopal Church and the Anglican Mission In America.

We have been invited to share in this meeting and Bishop Frederick Fick is looking forward to attending. We invite everyone's remembrance of this important gathering in their prayers. May the Lord continue to bring unity to a faithful Anglican witness in this country, even as we pray for unity in all of Christ's church.

Friday, September 21, 2007

More On Being Anglican

“Anglicanism,” Archbishop Geoffrey Fisher once wrote, “has no peculiar thought, practice, creed or confession of its own. It has only the Catholic Faith of the ancient Catholic Church, as preserved in the Catholic Creeds and maintained in the Catholic and Apostolic constitution of Christ’s Church from the beginning.” It may licitly teach as necessary for salvation nothing but what is read in the Holy Scriptures as God’s Word written or may be proved thereby. It therefore embraces and affirms such teachings of the ancient Fathers and Councils of the Church as are agreeable to the Scriptures, and thus to be counted apostolic. The Church has no authority to innovate: it is obliged continually, and particularly in times of renewal or reformation, to return to “the faith once delivered to the saints.”

To be an Anglican, then, is not to embrace a distinct version of Christianity, but a distinct way of being a “Mere Christian,” at the same time evangelical, apostolic, catholic, reformed, and Spirit-filled.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Bread And Sawdust

Fr. Bob Lemmon MSJ works and ministers in south central Kentucky. Recently, Fr. Bob began blogging and calls his site "Bread and Sawdust". To find out why, check out his site. We have been blessed by reading his posts and thought you might be as well.

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