From September 27, 2008 –
The Diocese of the Holy Cross has always intended to be a part of the golden thread that keeps traditional Anglicans together and at the table. We pledge that we will never compromise on the ‘three legged’ stool of our Anglican inheritance: Orthodox Liturgy, Catholic Order and New Covenant morality. We are ever mindful of the prophecy that we shall ‘build the old waste places…raise up the foundations of many generations, and be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of paths to dwell in.’ We revere the memory and invoke the blessing of our ancestors who grace the history of our Movement: the saints of the British Isles, the Non-Jurors, the Caroline Divines and the men and women of the Oxford Movement, all of whom inspire us to fight the good fight. We work and pray for an honorable and godly way forward that will reveal the essential unity of the Church, such that Anglicans will have a distinct and vital place. We desire that the Bride of Christ, breathing harmoniously with the lungs of both East and West, speaking in a powerful and Spirit-filled voice, led by apostolically-minded men of conviction and sustained by the sacramental life, is once again triumphantly evangelical about the Gospel and radically charitable about non-essentials. No Surrender, No Desertion.”
The Very Rev. Craig E. Young, SSC, of blessed memory (+2009).