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Anglican Communion in America: Who is the Representative?

Well, that's trickier than you thought. The Protestant Episcopal Church of the USA would be a logical choice: but since they are suspended pending a correction of their errors, who takes their place? As it turns out, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has a nomination: the Anglican Communion Network. Here's the email I got:

Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2005 21:25:08 -0400
From: David Virtue <>
Subject: Anglican Communion Network Officially Recognized by Williams

Anglican Communion Network Officially Recognized by Williams

WOODBRIDGE, VA (4/2/2005)--The following statement was made by
Archbishop Greg Venables on Saturday morning, 2 April 2005, during the
ACN/AAC conference, "From Surviving to Thriving: Anglicans in the 21st
Century," that was held at Hylton Chapel in Woodbridge, Virginia, USA.

"The Network is officially received and recognized by the Primates and
by the Archbishop of Canterbury within the Anglican Communion, and you
need to know that."

"When we were discussing all these things, I think it was the Wednesday
at Dromantine, Rowan Williams raised his hand at some point and just
said, very quietly and very clearly, 'the Network is a reality,' and
that was it. In other words, Approval. Acceptance. And you need to know
that; that that is real."

"And I just want to say publicly that our brother Bob [Duncan] here not
only has our support but he has our admiration and our love for the
position he has taken here in the United States."

Presiding Bishop Greg Venables is Archbishop of the Southern Cone.

What do you think? Personally, living in Las Vegas, I don't know any churches describing themselves as members of the Network, and St. George's, where I attend, is part of the province of Christ the King. I'm not even sure of their membership status. How's that for underground Christianity?

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