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Anglican Primate blasts "aggressive" ordinations

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official7349
Date
2000 February 7
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Date
2000 February 7
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Text
TORONTO, February 7, 2000 -- Archbishop Michael Peers has used the strongest language yet in the widespread condemnation of irregular ordinations aimed at undermining the leadership of the Episcopal Church in the United States.
Archbishop Peers, the Primate of The Anglican Church of Canada, termed recent ordinations in Singapore "an act of aggression: and "an open and premeditated assault on Anglican tradition, catholic order and Christian charity".
Last week in Singapore the Primates of Rwanda and South East Asia consecrated two American priests as bishops and said they would be "released" into the United States. Archbishop Peers said: "Bishops are not intercontinental ballistic missiles, manufactured on one continent and fired into another as an act of aggression".
The ordinations have been roundly condemned by liberal and conservative forces alike. Archbishop Harry Goodhew of the Diocese of Sydney (Australia) noted that a meeting of the Primates is to take place next month, and conservative church leaders, including Archbishop Moses Tay of South East Asia, had agreed in Kampala last month not to take any precipitous actions before the Primates meeting.
"I am surprised and not a little disappointed that people who were present at Kampala, and agreed upon, have moved now beyond that agreement and have taken action that is contrary to the tenor and spirit of our understanding," Archbishop Goodhew said.
An article on the web site of the conservative organization Forward in Faith America said the ordinations are likely invalid because "certain necessary ingredients to make the ordinations valid were missing and/or certain impediments were present." It lists nine `ingredients and impediments', including the veil of secrecy surrounding the event did not allow for a proper use of the Si quis", a clause in the ordination rite which allows objections to be expressed.
The Archbishop of Canterbury termed the ordinations "irresponsible and irregular" and said the action was "a grave disappointment". In the United States, Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold said he was "appalled" by the "singularly unhelpful" actions and "profoundly disturbed by the caricature that has been presented of the Episcopal Church in the United States".
Archbishop Peers, who is partly responsible for planning the meeting of Primates next month, said the ordinations indicate the need for the Primates to deepen their understanding of Episcopal ministry.
The text of Archbishop Peers' statement follows:
Statement by Archbishop Michael Peers, member for the Americas of the Primates' Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion
I write as a member of the Primates' Standing Committee which, together with the Archbishop of Canterbury, has spent time over the past months planning the March meeting of Primates.
Because of the recent action in Singapore, there will be greater need at that meeting to deepen the understanding of Primates about episcopal ministry.
In the Anglican tradition, bishops are chosen by the local church according to its standards and practices. The persons chosen are affirmed by the wider church, that is, the province, and then ordained by bishops acting in, with, and for the church of the diocese and province.
Bishops are not intercontinental ballistic missiles, manufactured on one continent and fired into another as an act of aggression.
The recent irregular ordination in Singapore is, in my opinion, an open and premeditated assault on Anglican tradition, catholic order and Christian charity.
I ask for the prayers of the whole church for the Primates' Meeting that it may contribute to deeper comprehension. mutual trust, and godly quietness among its members and throughout the Communion.
Archbishop Michael G. Peers
Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada
Member of the Standing Committee of the Primates' Meeting
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Subjects
Peers, Michael G. (Michael Geoffrey), 1934-
Tay, Moses (Moses Leng Kong), 1938-
Goodhew, Harry (Richard Henry), 1931-
Murphy, Charles (Charles Hurt), 1947-
Rodgers, John (John Hewitt), 1932-
Griswold, Frank T. (Frank Tracy), 1937-
Church of the Province of South East Asia
Episcopacy - Anglican Communion
Anglican Communion - Bishops
Consecration of bishops - Anglican Communion
Anglican Communion. Primates Meeting (10th : 2000 : Oporto, Portugal)
Anglican Communion - Parties and movements
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Babylon's Triumph - and Fall?

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article23135
Author
Dunbar, Gavin (Gavin Gunning), 1961-
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Free Press
Date
1997 Holy Cross [September 14]
Author
Dunbar, Gavin (Gavin Gunning), 1961-
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Free Press
Date
1997 Holy Cross [September 14]
Volume
14
Issue
3
Page
15-17
Notes
Gavin Dunbar reports on the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, and "dares to hope for deliverance."
Subjects
Episcopal Church. General Convention (72nd : 1997 : Philadelphia, Pa.)
Episcopal Church - Parties and movements
Episcopal Synod of America (ESA)
Griswold, Frank T. (Frank Tracy), 1937-
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Bishop Griswold completes tenure as Primate; National Cathedral hosts liturgy of welcome for Bishop Jefferts Schori : Quicklines

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article34193
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2006 Advent
2007 New Year
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2006 Advent
2007 New Year
Issue
124
Page
41
Notes
Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold presided and preached at St. John's Anglican Church in Notting Hill, London, on 29 October 2006, the last Sunday of his nine-year tenure as Presiding Bishop, chief pastor and Primate of the Episcopal Church. In his sermon Bishop Griswold spoke about his successor and those who have opposed her election because she is a woman. "There are those who have indicated that they will not sit at the same table with her. I do hope that once they meet her as a person, rather than as a fabrication of the Internet, they will be able to sense the depth and authenticity of her faith, and to recognize her as a sister in Christ and a fellow bishop." "It is ironic that though women represent the majority of the Anglican Communion, their voices and their reconciling views are woefully underrepresented." "He spoke of how easy it is for us to live with blinded sight. He explained, "Unquestioningly and uncritically we accept prevailing attitudes, opinions and biases as self-evident, as true. The dullness of the familiar can so easily keep us from seeing the inequities, the untruths, the injustices that surround us." "To be faithful to Scripture requires a willingness, indeed an eagerness, to follow the Spirit of truth wherever we may be led. However, to pray Come, Holy Ghost ... enable with perpetual light the dullness of our blinded sight is dangerous and involves risk -- the risk of being obliged to change our opinions, to cast away protective biases, to make room for the unfamiliar and sometimes unwelcome. This is what it means to bear the cost of unblinded sight". Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori was formally proclaimed Presiding Bishop during a liturgy at the Washington National Cathedral on Sunday 5 November 2006.
Includes photo of Bishop Griswold blessing incense at St. John's, Notting Hill.
Subjects
Griswold, Frank T. (Frank Tracy), 1937-
JJefferts Schori, Katharine, 1954-
Women bishops - Anglican Communion
Women primates - Anglican Communion
Prejudices - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Women in the Anglican Communion
Representation on committees - Anglican Communion
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[Bishop Griswold greets fellow Episcopalian]

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article28754
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2001 Advent
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2001 Advent
Issue
104
Page
3
Notes
Photo with caption. "Bishop Griswold greets fellow Episcopalian Olivia de Havilland, world famous actress who attends the Paris Cathedral each week. Ms. de Havilland read the lesson at the service to mark the rededication of the cathedral." Another photo with caption. "The Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, U.S.A. celebrates the Eucharist to mark the rededication of the American Cathedral in Paris following a splendid refurnishing".
Subjects
Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (Paris, France)
Episcopal Church. Convocation of American Churches in Europe
Griswold, Frank T. (Frank Tracy), 1937-
de Havilland, Olivia
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Bishop Griswold meets with bishops about General Convention reactions

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article30610
Author
Nunley, Jan (Janet Worth), 1954-
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2003 Michaelmas
Author
Nunley, Jan (Janet Worth), 1954-
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2003 Michaelmas
Issue
111
Page
41
Notes
"A group of 10 Episcopal bishops from across the spectrum of views on human sexuality met with Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold in New York September 10-11 [2003] to discuss local reaction to General Convention's [August 2003] decisions about the election of an openly gay bishop and the blessing of same-gender relationships. The meeting was at attempt to explore what Griswold called `the very deep question of how we can live with disagreement, given our very divergent points of view around the issues of sexuality'."
Subjects
Griswold, Frank T. (Frank Tracy), 1937-
Episcopal Church - Finance
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Episcopal Church
Robinson, Gene (V. Gene), 1947-
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Clerics write letter

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article29471
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2002 May
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2002 May
Volume
128
Issue
5
Page
11
Notes
Brief from ENS.
Subjects
Violence - Madagascar
Griswold, Frank T. (Frank Tracy), 1937-
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Commission will soon wrap up its work

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article31504
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2004 September
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2004 September
Volume
130
Issue
7
Page
1,14
Notes
Reports on the June meeting of the Lambeth Commission in Hendersonville, N.C. and differing views in the Communion.
Subjects
Anglican Communion. Lambeth Commission
Eames, Robin (Robert A.H.), 1937-
Griswold, Frank T. (Frank Tracy), 1937-
Duncan, Robert (Robert William), 1948-
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ECUSA reassures mission recipients

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article31067
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2003 December

ECUSA's troubles continue with three parishes seceding

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article32209
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2004 October

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