Anglican Communion


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Anglican Communion

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(Anglicanism) a group of Christian Churches including the Church of England, the Church of Ireland, the Episcopal Church in Scotland, the Church in Wales, and the Episcopal Church in the US, all of which are in full communion with each other
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Noun1.Anglican Communion - the national church of England (and all other churches in other countries that share its beliefs)Anglican Communion - the national church of England (and all other churches in other countries that share its beliefs); has its see in Canterbury and the sovereign as its temporal head
church service, church - a service conducted in a house of worship; "don't be late for church"
Evening Prayer, evensong - (Anglican Church) a daily evening service with prayers prescribed in the Book of Common Prayer
Protestant Episcopal Church, Episcopal Church - United States church that is in communication with the see of Canterbury
Church of Ireland - autonomous branch of the Church of England in Ireland
Episcopal Church, Episcopal Church of Scotland - an autonomous branch of the Anglican Communion in Scotland
Protestant denomination - group of Protestant congregations
Anglican Catholic - a member of the Anglican Church who emphasizes its Catholic character
archdeacon - (Anglican Church) an ecclesiastical dignitary usually ranking just below a bishop
bishop - a senior member of the Christian clergy having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve Apostles of Christ
Anglican - a Protestant who is a follower of Anglicanism
sidesman - (Church of England) an assistant to the churchwarden; collects offerings of money in the church
vicar - (Church of England) a clergyman appointed to act as priest of a parish
Circumcision, Feast of the Circumcision, January 1 - (Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Church) feast day celebrating the circumcision of Jesus; celebrated on January 1st
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Bishop Mark Strange, primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, said in a statement that the decision "was ours to take as a self-governing province of the Anglican Communion," but that he recognized it has caused "some hurt and anger in parts of the Anglican Communion."
Williams, the spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion, said support for gay and lesbian bishops by the Episcopal church, which is the U.S.
Dr Rowan Williams said such a move was a possibility as the Anglican Communion struggles to find a new set of rules to deal with issues such as teaching on homosexuality.
The initial missiological imperative for the 2008 Lambeth Conference lay in another historical expression of the gathered Anglican Communion, namely, Anglican Congresses.
The Archbishop of the West Indies, the Most Rev Drexel Gomez, told the Synod: "There can be little doubt that I am speaking to you at a time of great tension within the Anglican Communion."
Stephen Bates, religion reporter for The Guardian newspaper, views the reaction to Robinson's ordination as the byproduct of an evangelical uprising in the Anglican Communion. Based in the United Kingdom, evangelicals have spread their doctrine through the African and Asian churches via a very conscious missionary effort.
The report criticized the US and Canadian churches and urged them to apologize to other believers within the Anglican communion who they had offended by their actions.
dioceses--are calling for a schism, where the dissenting churches would break from the Anglican Communion and set up their own independent authority.
Ever since the first Lambeth Conference in 1867, "Canadian Anglicans have borne faithful witness to Christ in their service to the Anglican Communion," he said.
Pope Benedict XVI and top Vatican officials have expressed their hope that the Anglican Communion would find a structure able to keep Anglicans united while strengthening the faith and doctrinal heritage they share with the Roman Catholic church in order to continue moving Roman Catholics and Anglicans toward full unity.
He said, 'When I left office at the end of 2002 I felt the Anglican communion was in good heart.
"That the Episcopal Church (USA) be invited to express its regret that the proper constraints of the bonds of affection were breached in the events surrounding the election and consecration of a bishop for the See of New Hampshire, and for the consequences which followed, and that such an expression of regret would represent the desire of the Episcopal Church (USA) to remain within the Communion pending such expression of regret; those who took part as consecrators of Gene Robinson should be invited to consider in all conscience whether they should withdraw themselves from representative functions in the Anglican Communion."

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