Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Archbishop Foley Beach Writes on the Bishops’ Conclave

ACNA Archbishop Foley Beach has issued a call to prayer for the Bishop’s Conclave on Holy Orders which begins today.  It begins (Emphasis mine.):

As many of you may have heard, the College of Bishops is gathering this week (September 5-7) in conclave (a private assembly of the bishops) to discuss the report we have received from the Task Force on Holy Orders earlier this year, specifically women's orders. This is the beginning of our formal discussion as bishops, and I sincerely doubt it will be the end of our prayerful deliberation on this important issue. We are seeking to hear God's will for us as Biblically orthodox, and faithful North American Anglicans, who are part of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.

So it sounds like a decision on women’s ordination is unlikely at this meeting.

I do not feel comfortable commenting further before the Conclave concludes.  But, yes, I am indeed praying.

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