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December 16, 2012


Global South Assures +Lawrence of Support, Recognition of Orders

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14 December 2012

Our dear Bishop Mark,

Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ!

We, the Steering Committee of the Primates of the Global South of the Anglican Communion, were very sad to hear that the Presiding Bishop of TEC has interpreted your address to the Diocesan
Convention on 17 November 2012 as a renunciation of your ordained ministry.

We want to assure you that we recognize your Episcopal orders and your legitimate Episcopal oversight of the Diocese of South Carolina within the Anglican Communion.

You and your Diocese of South Carolina are in the thoughts and prayers of all our congregations and our colleagues in the Global South.

Please be assured of our prayers and support.

May the Lord bless you!

Yours in Christ,

The Most Revd Dr. Mouneer Hanna Anis
The Most Revd Nicholas Okoh
The Most Revd Ian Ernest
The Most Revd Datuk Bolly Lapok
The Most Revd Stephen Than Myint Oo
The Most Revd Dr. Eluid Wabukala
The Most Revd Hector “Tito” Zavala


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7 comments

WOW! terrific! That means a lot to many here in the Diocese of South Carolina!!

[1] Posted by SC blu cat lady on 12-16-2012 at 03:30 PM · [top]

This is really really nice—7 Primates of the Anglican Communion.

[2] Posted by Sarah on 12-16-2012 at 03:48 PM · [top]

So, would you rather be recognized by these bishops or the ABC?

[3] Posted by Fr. Dale on 12-16-2012 at 04:24 PM · [top]

I am glad for +Lawrence and DSC, but saddened that Primates like Anis and Okoh, with all of the very real hardships and challenges faced by their millions of Anglican faithful, must take time to respond to a crisis generated by a small club of self-centered, affluent people who can’t get anybody to follow them.

[4] Posted by Timothy Fountain on 12-16-2012 at 04:30 PM · [top]

Nicely put, Timothy.

[5] Posted by A Senior Priest on 12-16-2012 at 06:06 PM · [top]

Great to see faithful Anglicans supporting each other publicly against repressive and heretical actions.  Our leaders do this on our behalf, particularly where a swift response is required (so here the Global South Steering Committee represents all 20 Global South provinces).  But its important that we get our diocesan and provincial leaders to chime in whenever they can. 

The Mere Anglicanism conference next month will also be important, as leaders come from all over the world, but particularly from western provinces which are not part of the Global South.

[6] Posted by MichaelA on 12-17-2012 at 01:55 AM · [top]

You know, when it comes to these actions by Shori et al there is only one song that describe’s the ABC’s actions:

“The Sound of Silence”.

[7] Posted by B. Hunter on 12-17-2012 at 04:19 PM · [top]

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