Poll-What Anglican Church/Denomination Do You Belong To?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Discussion' started by Sean611, Jul 19, 2012.

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What Anglican Church/Denomination Do You Belong To?

  1. The Episcopal Church USA

    40.9%
  2. The Church of England

    9.1%
  3. ACNA

    18.2%
  4. Other Anglican Communion Province (non-TEC, non-CoE)

    13.6%
  5. Continuing Anglican

    4.5%
  6. Other-Protestant, Evangelical

    9.1%
  7. Roman Catholic

    4.5%
  1. Sean611

    Sean611 Well-Known Member

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    Just though it would be interesting to see the demographics of the posters on this forum. I'm a member of The Episcopal Church USA.
     
  2. Adam Warlock

    Adam Warlock Well-Known Member

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    Currently in The Episcopal Church
     
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  3. Anna Scott

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    The Episcopal Church.
     
  4. Stalwart

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    ACNA over here.
     
  5. Gordon

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    You forgot the Anglican Church of Australia so I had to lump myself in with the others.... :)
     
  6. Toma

    Toma Well-Known Member Anglican

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    When the woman who is pretending to be our bishop retires or vacates the cathedral, I will be entering the Anglican Church of Canada.

    Legally I am Roman Catholic, but will not remain in its communion, so I do not wish to vote for the option here. I was hoping to fill in a formal declaration of defection from the Church soon enough, but the Canon Law was changed in August 2010 to prevent people from doing that now.
     
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  7. mark1

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    The Episcopal Church, certainly as long as we have Bishop Lawrence

    BYW, Consular, what is a formal defection from the Church? I've never heard anyone do that in the US. If it takes a formal defection, then our parish is still Roman Catholic (over 50% in any case).

     
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  8. Toma

    Toma Well-Known Member Anglican

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    Firstly, brother in Christ, it's good to know you're staying in TECUSA for such solid men as Lawrence! :)

    Secondly, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formal_act_of_defection_from_the_Catholic_Church

    There was a clause in the 1983 Roman Code of Canon Law which allowed an actus formalis defectionis ab ecclesia catholica - formal act of defection from the Church Catholic. It was mostly for people in mixed marriages, but was ambiguous as to meaning, and was "abused" by those who had become apostates & wished to burn their bridges with the local diocese saying "I'm leaving now; get stuffed - bye".

    In 2009-2010, Benedict XVI released a motu proprio (a document "on his own impulse", a personal request/declaration to the church) called Omnium in Mentem which rescinded this ability of Catholics to send in an act of defection. The Code was changed to erase the phrase "formal act of defection", though ironically the 2006 document on the Vatican site about this phrase is still there, as my link shows. Pretty sloppy. :p

    The Pope did this after thousands of Irish were trying to file the act to their local bishop, following the child abuse scandals. He wanted to make it clear, I suppose, that the everlasting character of Baptism makes it impossible the leave the Church.
     
  9. highchurchman

    highchurchman Well-Known Member Anglican

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    I must admit, I do not know the extent of papal authority, other than a diocesan bishop's, neither am I more than slightly interested in Trentist rules or regulations, AS i've been taught they are sectarians. . However on being baptised one becomes a catholic and it is indelible. Good, bad or indifferent we as Anglicans remain catholic all our lives no matter what we leave or join and as such we will be judged!
     
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    I am RC heading towards the EC.
     
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  11. Joan Lucia-Treese

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    Former RCC here!
     
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    I was and guess an still officially Catholic, though I was never baptized in the Catholic Church (I was baptized when I was a Baptist along time ago). There was a Charismatic Episcopal Church in my town that I always wanted to visit and four Sundays ago I was finally able to and I feel at home there.
     
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    Welcome to the forum and good on you for finding somewhere you are comfortable. To me that is the main reason for attending a particular Church or group.

    Blessings, Gordon
     
  14. Adam Warlock

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    One of my best friends is in the CEC. Welcome! :D
     
  15. Anna Scott

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    nkygreg,
    How is your journey to the Episcopal Church going?
     
  16. Anna Scott

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    historyb,
    Welcome to Anglican Forums. It's great to have the CEC represented here. I look forward to interesting discussions.

    I was baptized in the Baptist Church also. So, we have something in common.

    Peace and blessings,
    Anna
     
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    highchurchman Well-Known Member Anglican

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    Been meaning to reply to your opening statement for a long while. If you were baptised by water and by word, in the name of the Holy Trinity you are already a catholic, a Member of Christ and a Child of God. What you have to remember, as do we all, in our own cases, this marvellous state of being has to be lived up to! Remember we will all be judged on our membership of Christ's Body! But otherwise Welcome!
     
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    I also was baptized ih the Baptist church.

     
  19. Anna Scott

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    There are a number of us here with this background.
     
  20. Seeker

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    I am nothing of the above options but then again I am not Anglican :blush:
     
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