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)…