The Anglican Catholic Church needs no introduction from me. It has been through its ups and downs, and has sometimes suffered from selfish or over-zealous egos. The overall picture these days is of a Church that has become serious, stable and which has gained in credibility.
I received these arousing words from Archbishop Mark Haverland as he welcomed me into the Anglican Catholic Church:
I suspect the best way to serve the ACC in regard to a blog is not in a self-conscious or explicit way, but simply by doing what you do as well as you can do it. The perspective you have as a member of the ACC will sometimes come through, of course. But what is most attractive is always to see in a concrete way that a given Church has a clear grasp of the gospel, stability, sensible leadership, and members who are better because of their ecclesial commitments. I think the ACC has those things, and for that reason we have done relatively well in a quiet, steady way. I hope, as you suspect also, that we will continue to do well and do good.
I invite you to consult our official sites:
Here are some photos of my reception on 14th April 2013. I moved directly to the ACC on resigning my place in the Traditional Anglican Church of Britain (TAC), and I left the TAC in good standing with my prayers for their future ministry in England and elsewhere. I was also licensed as a priest the same day.
My reception in Canterbury, Sunday 14th April 2013
Dinner in the evening before the Diocesan Synod
Communion of the clergy at the Synod Mass
Clergy present at the Diocesan Synod at Westminster Central Hall
I LOVE THE ANGLICAN TRADITION,THE VESTMENTS ARE GREAT,I PRAY THAT WE
ALL ,SHALL BE ONE.AS A TRADITIONAL CONSERVATIVE WESTERN RITE ORTHODOX CANON
DEAN,PRIEST I ONLY WISH THE AFRICAN ORTHODOX AMERICA ,WESTERN RITE ,WAS IN COMMUNION WITH THIS RITE,MAY GOD BLESS YOU.
THE VERY REVEREND CANON NICHOLAS ACRES OSB OCR
What a great Anglican Church, great bishops. Of apostolic succession. I pray the Order of
Corporate Reunion, American World Patriarchates can go into full communion one day.
I too hope and pray for good relations between churches leading to their full unity. Perhaps our humble Church is not up to the dizzying titles of world patriarchates and suchlike…
I will never understand why some Anglo-Catholic priests wear the Roman “fiddleback” chasuble instead of the more ancient and dignified gothic. The former style began to appear in the late 15th century when the chasubles worn by high ranking clergy became so stiff with ornamentation that they couldn’t move in them. Instead of simplifying, they had their tailors cut the sides away, and this paring down continued until the 1950’s when the chasuble ended up looking looked like a sandwich board sign with rectangular flaps, front and back. St. Charles Borromeo railed against the new style. It doesn’t (for me) say “Anglican” in the least, it says “Rome”.
The answer is rather simple. We wear what we have. When I make new vestments, I do them in Gothic style. Most priests don’t make vestments but have to buy them. People who make vestments don’t make them free of charge. Do you get what I mean?