Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Day Three of the ACNA Provincial Assembly

Here we are starting the third day of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) Provincial Assembly in Ft. Worth, Texas. The legislative part of the assembly was finished yesterday with the ratification of the canons. Today we hear from Metropolitan Jonah of the Orthodox Church in America this morning. The other major highlight today is the installation of the Rt. Rev'd Bob Duncan as the new archbishop which will take place tonight at Christ Church, Plano.

In a recent interview with the BBC, Bishop Duncan was asked about his relationship with the Archbishop of Canterbury and whether he would welcome Bishop Duncan in the Anglican Communion. "What we have is an openness," said Bishop Duncan. "The Archbishop of Canterbury and I are in regular contact. He is determined, and has asked my permission to send one of the Pastoral Visitors ... he will be here to listen and to observe." Indeed, Bishop Santosh Marray, sent by Rowan Williams, has been here sitting in the front row of the sessions.

We're to be shuttled out there this afternoon - I've never been to Plano, so this will be another adventure!

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