Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Welcome

WELCOME TO THE EPISCOPAL MAJORITY

The Very Rev. Colin Slee, Dean of Southwark, recently said that there would be “civil war” in the Church of England if the Archbishop pushed through his plans for a biblically conservative “covenant” that excluded the liberal wing of the Anglican Communion.

“We are on the brink of a breaking point in the Church of England,” said Mr. Slee. “Liberals have been tolerant and permissive of other points of view and what they have to realize is that their liberality must be defended. I think we’ll see over the next three or four years liberals worldwide beginning to work together to defend the true Anglican heart, which is broad, tolerant and generous and is under attack.”

It is clear that the heart of Anglicanism is under attack in America and it is time for a broad coalition of faithful Episcopalians to defend it. To that end, we have established this Web page to help continue the dialogue and to call for a national meeting to be held in Washington, D. C., on November 3 and 4, 2006. The purposes of this Internet gathering place and of our meeting will include the following:
  • Affirming the orthodoxy of the Episcopal Church in the United States and its adherence to the Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral
  • Affirming the traditional Anglican value of national autonomy and toleration of views involving matters of church discipline
  • Affirming the inclusive nature of the Episcopal Church where people actively work to get along
  • Opposing all attempts at home and abroad to curb or demean this Church, dismember it or evict it from the Anglican Communion
  • Establishing ties with national churches or groups abroad who are sympathetic to the Episcopal Church

11 Comments:

Blogger Jake said...

This is good. However, I would recommend that in the last line, "American" church might best be "Episcopal" Church instead.

8/12/2006 10:41 AM  
Blogger Fr. Ted said...

Please add my signature

The Rev. Ted E. Durst
Diocese of Chicago

8/23/2006 10:54 PM  
Blogger Alma Beck said...

Thank you for gathering us together. Please include me among the Episcopal Majority:
The Rev. Alma Beck, Diocese of Arkansas

8/24/2006 6:55 PM  
Blogger Mark B. A. Cappetta said...

May Almighty God and Our Blessed Mother Mary shower abundant blessings upon The Episcopal Majority! Please add my signature to this list.

Mark B. A. Cappetta
Diocese of California

8/27/2006 9:21 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Many thanks for your prayers, Mark. God knows [and I mean that literally and earnestly], every bit of this endeavor must be surrounded in the prayers of all the faithful.

And I'll add you to the list at my next update, which probably won't be until tomorrow.

8/27/2006 9:36 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

You're absolutely right, Jake. We've been refining our statement of goals ever since going "live" on August 9. We've now made your recommended change.

8/29/2006 9:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please add my name also,
The Rev. Columba Gilliss
Adamstown, MD

8/30/2006 7:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please add my name
The Rev Gary Green
St. Andrew's Church
Kenosha, WI

9/21/2006 1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am merely a lay Episcopalian but one who is enormously concerned over the future of the ECUSA. Please add my name if you wish as one who actively supports what you are doing. J. Gregory Morgan (former lay canon of Washington Cathedral and Headmaster, National Cathedral School, 1980-89)currently, active confirmed member, Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, KC, Mo.

12/19/2006 2:17 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Mr. Morgan, I will add your name in my next update. And honored to do so. By the way, are you aware that the President of The Episcopal Majority started his priestly career at Grace & Holy Trinity in KC? Small world, eh?

12/19/2006 10:45 PM  
Blogger Ginny said...

I'm a lay person from a small mission parish... please add my signature.

Virginia "Ginny" Gibbs
St Nicholas Episcopal Church
Elk Grove Village, IL
Diocese of Chicago

9/08/2007 7:20 PM  

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