Wednesday, June 13, 2007

ACK! ACK!!

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It seems that the "Faithful Anglicans" of North America need more options. Perhaps the Nigerian and Rwandan churches aren't "faithful" enough. Thank God for the Kenyans!

From The LEAD at the Episcopal Café
FROM THE ARCHBISHOP OF THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF KENYA

RE: CONSECRATION OF THE REVD. CANON DR. BILL ATWOOD AS SUFFRAGAN BISHOP ON THURSDAY 30TH AUGUST, 2007

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ.

God in His mercy has granted us a great salvation in Jesus Christ in the power of the Spirit. The foundations of that faith have been celebrated and shared through many centuries and cultures. In particular, we rejoice in the godly Christian heritage of this faith that we have received in the Anglican Communion.

Now, the fabric of the Anglican Communion has been torn by the actions of The Episcopal Church. The damage has been exacerbated by the failure of the House of Bishops there to provide for the care called for in the Windsor Report and to reject the Pastoral Council offered through the Primates in their Communiqué from Dar es Salaam.

Tragically, the Episcopal Church has refused to provide adequate care for the faithful who continue steadfastly in “the faith once delivered to the saints.” Following months of consultation with other provinces, the Anglican Church of Kenya is taking steps to provide for the care of churches under our charge.

As a part of a broader and coordinated plan with other provinces, the ACK will consecrate The Revd Canon Dr. Bill Atwood as Suffragan bishop of All Saints Cathedral Diocese, Nairobi of the ACK to support the international interests of the Anglican Church of Kenya, including support of Kenyan clergy and congregations in North America.

Our goal is to collaborate with faithful Anglicans (including those in North America who are related with other provinces). A North American Anglican Coalition can provide a safe haven for those who maintain historic Anglican faith and practice, and offer a way to live and work together in the furtherance of the Gospel.

Yours sincerely,
The Most Rev. Rev. Benjamin Nzimbi
ARCHBISHOP OF KENYA &
BISHOP OF ALL SAINTS CATHEDRAL DIOCESE

Comment added at 12:27pm I think this is like fast-food franchises. Remember when your neighborhood had the good, old, dependable Foster's Freeze, which served all kindsa stuff and soft ice cream cones? Then one day McDonalds moves in, followed by KFC, Jack-In-The-Box (My personal favorite!), Pizza Hut, etc. Our Wonderful African Anglican friends are moving all their franchises into town (and what they're serving is just as healthy!).

4 comments:

Mary Clara said...

Well-spotted, Padre. Who knew that Bill the Cat was a theologian all along?

The phrase "The faith once delivered to the saints" has become a giant hairball, tangled in wads of fear, blame, sexual anxiety, political ambition and emotional manipulation. Bill shows the way: Cough up that sucker! All together now: one, two, three, ACK!!!

Now, that's pastoral care. Thanks, Bill.

Aghaveagh said...

Ack Ooop!

eileen said...

Thhhhhhhhhhhpppppppppppttttttttttt!

Bill's other catch phrase is appropriate as well.

toujoursdan said...

So are these African churches competing with each other? Why does each national church need a North American outreach?

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