VICTORIA, BC: Traditional Anglicans Will Host Congress in Reaffirmation of St. Louis
By David W. Virtue
http://www.virtueonline.org/portal/modules/news/article.php?storyid=14250April 14, 2011
A Congress of Traditional Anglicans will bring together traditional Anglican church leaders from around the world, working towards renewing the "spirit of St Louis," encouraging unity and greater solidarity through the celebration of the historic Anglican tradition and heritage.
The Congress will meet June 1-4 in Victoria, BC, at historic St. Anne's Chapel and be hosted by St. Mark's Traditional Anglican Church.
This conference grew out of the urgency brought about by the Pope's offer of an Ordinariate (Anglicanum Coetibus) that galvanized Anglo-Catholics both in and out of the Anglican Communion to seek unity with Rome. Not all Anglo-Catholics favor this and a major split has occurred in the North American branches of the Traditional Anglican Communion.
"I believe that by far the great majority of Anglo Catholics are indeed in favour of unity ('being in Communion') with Rome. This is what Archbishop Hepworth insisted we would be getting. The great majority of Anglo Catholics (myself included) have been horrified to find that this is totally untrue. This is not just "Unity", nor "in Communion with", it is TOTAL ABSORPTION by the Roman Catholic Church. Archbishop Collins is a very straight "shooter".
Traditional Anglicans from a wide spectrum of Jurisdictions will take part in study groups and discussions covering some of the key areas of the Affirmation of St. Louis, the founding document of the Traditional Church.
The aim of the Congress, with the help of the Holy Spirit, is to initiate a plan to help take "the next step" in reaffirmation, said Singleton-Wood.
VOL has been invited to cover this event.
Interested persons can contact: Allan Singleton-Wood at (250) 383‐8562.
Complete information can be found at their website: www.traditionalanglicancanada.com