The latter invitation was the result of a conversation that Fr. Patterson and Lweru Bishop Jackton Lugumira had during the 2008 Lambeth Conference in Canterbury. Patterson wrote that the bishop “voiced his shock and disappointment at the degree to which it had become clear to him that many western Anglicans no longer accept much of the theology set forth in our Anglican formularies, namely the Book of Common Prayer 1662 (with its American and Canadian descendants being the BCPs published in 1928 and 1962, respectively), the Ordinal and the 39 Articles of Religion.
“He was particularly distressed at the degree to which the biblical doctrines of marriage and human sexuality have been supplanted by a modern secular dogma which is antithetical to Christian teaching and morality,” wrote the North Carolina cleric, who serves within the Anglican Mission in the Americas. Lugumira contended that the Anglican Church therefore needs to begin using again the classic versions of the BCP “and by so doing to reclaim an important weapon in our fight for Christian orthodoxy within the Anglican Way,” Patterson said.
Their selection of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer as the standard is interesting. I tend to think of the 1549 Canon of Consecration as superior, and I prefer the Scottish and American BCPs (i.e., the traditional ones). Nonetheless, the overall concern is worth considering, and the use of the BCP as a remedy to error is spot on.
On another front, this article provides reason for caution to ACA/TAC parishes willing to throw in their lot, along with their building and other real property and other assets, to the Roman Catholic Church, especially as represented by "the Holy See's" ocean of bureaucrats. Would your church real estate be sacrificed on the market to pay part of the settlements of the clergy pederast scandal? Who wants to be first to find out?