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…

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…

The Anglican Church is Growing

The New Trend of Anglican Growth

Posted on June 27, 2024
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The Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) reported another year of numerical growth, reaching its highest-ever Sunday attendance level. The increase represents a complete recovery from COVID lows, a new growth trend, and a mandate for mission. All-Time High Reported 2023 Sunday Attendance came in at 84,794, an all-time high for the ACNA since its…

Meet Us at Assembly!

Posted on June 26, 2024
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Anglican Compass is at the ACNA Provincial Assembly in Latrobe, Pennsylvania! What is the Provincial Assembly, you ask? Check out our recent Rookie Anglican Guide! Throughout the week, we’ll highlight some of the plenary talks and breakouts from the event and reflect on the archiepiscopal ministry of our outgoing Archbishop, Foley Beach. We will also…

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…