A message from Bishop David Anderson


June 11th, 2011 Posted in News |

From AAC

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Those of us who have been in the theological battles in The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church in Canada, and those of who who have left our former church homes for the Anglican Church in North America have, over the past years, developed a jargon with many acronyms to describe events, groups, and governing bodies.

Many years ago, when the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America morphed into the Episcopal Church in the United States of America, the acronym PECUSA gave way to ECUSA. Subsequently, they jettisoned a good deal of their moral standards and revised their theology to accommodate new-found freedoms in human sexuality, and changed their name again. Additionally, under Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, the American Episcopalians have been busy establishing relationships with client dioceses and other Anglican provinces, positioning themselves as an alternative to Dr. Rowan Williams’ version of the official Anglican Communion. In the process of adding new associate dioceses and provinces, they felt that they needed a less nationalistic name, and so TEC, or The Episcopal Church was born; same contents, just a different label.

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