Celebrating Foley Beach

Everywhere Forward: The Legacy of Archbishop Foley Beach

Posted on June 28, 2024
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“Forward. Always Forward. Everywhere Forward.” Archbishop Beach used these words at the beginning of his tenure as Archbishop, borrowed from the motto of Saint Vincent College. Now that he concludes his tenure, it is fitting to reflect on his remarkable journey, together with the breadth of his ministry at home and abroad. Guided by his…

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…