Friday, 19 September 2008

Duncan deposition “further evidence that TEC has denied the orthodox faith”

Anglican Mainstream response to Duncan deposition

"It is with great sadness that we have learned of the recent vote of TEC House of Bishops to depose the Bishop of Pittsburgh for abandonment of communion. To take such action is hardly in the spirit of the reflections at this year’s Lambeth Conference or the Archbishop of Canterbury’s final presidential address.

We see this vote as further evidence that The Episcopal Church in the USA in its formal decisions and structures "have denied the orthodox faith". As the Jerusalem Declaration on behalf of 1100 Anglican church leaders around the world said: "We reject the authority of those churches and leaders who have denied the orthodox faith in word or deed. We pray for them and call on them to repent and return to the Lord."

Anglicans who adhere to the orthodox faith will continue to welcome and receive the ministry of Bishop Bob Duncan as a faithful Bishop and wish him and the people of the Diocese of Pittsburgh the Lord’s blessing in their faithful witness to the gospel."
Dr Philip Giddings (Convenor, Anglican Mainstream)

Canon Dr Chris Sugden (Executive Secretary, Anglican Mainstream)
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1 comment:

Reverend Lee Stewart said...

If this was a few centuries ago, these Bishops would had lost their heads, but so would the Presiding Bishop!
The Archbishop of Canterbury needs to get his finger out & remove this controller of a Theocracy. Now she will have Bishops who are damning as her or those who will "play the game".
Although I live in the US, recently I was in the UK recently & I am convinced it would never be allowed to happen, not even within the Church in Wales.
I wonder if the Presiding Bishop will dare challenge Bishop George of Pittsburgh who came from the Church of England.