Provincial Assembly Eucharist

A Spirit of Unity: Reflections on the Provincial Assembly

Posted on July 2, 2024
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The 2024 ACNA Provincial Assembly just wrapped up in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. As the Assembly only happens every five years, this was my first. I honestly didn’t know what to expect. Here at Anglican Compass, we emphasize navigating our tradition with clarity and charity. But I’m well aware that many online Anglican conversations often lack in…

Provincial Assembly: A Rookie Anglican Guide

Posted on June 25, 2024
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The Provincial Assembly is a gathering of Anglicans from across the province. Its purpose is to conduct business under the Holy Spirit and the Scriptures, encourage one another in gospel mission, enjoy fellowship, and celebrate the Eucharist. In the Anglican Church of North America, the Provincial Assembly meets at least once every five years, at…

Bishop's Conclave

The Bishops’ Conclave: A Rookie Anglican Guide

Posted on June 18, 2024
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What is a conclave? Put simply, a conclave is a private meeting of bishops gathered to select a new archbishop or for other important business. The conclave’s Biblical prototype is the apostles’ gathering, on the first Easter evening, behind a locked door. Theologically, a conclave puts emphasis on Christ as the key. Etymology of the…

Folded hands of a bishop wearing a pectoral cross.

Episcopal Polity: A Rookie Anglican Guide

Posted on February 21, 2017
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Authority isn’t a bad word Protestants, especially Western Protestants from democratic countries, who look at the Anglican Church from the outside will find a method of leadership that is quite foreign and perhaps distasteful. If we have been set free by Christ, they may think, why should we let some man in a pointy hat…

Why Bishops?

Posted on April 20, 2015
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The Anglicans were one of the few reformational churches that retained Bishops as biblical and historical. Most of the other groups, in our humble opinion, threw the Bishops out with the bathwater. We feel like that was a mistake. Here’s why. First, because of history. In Paul’s Epistles we find that there were presbyters (elders)…