Will the ANCA ever get rid of women priests

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  1. Liturgyworks

    Liturgyworks Well-Known Member Anglican

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    The Non-Jurors, including the Scottish Episcopalians and some Anglicans in the North of England who refused to swear allegiance to the new regime following the deposition of the Stuart dynasty in the Glorious Revolution, who were in some cases supporters of Bonnie Prince Charlie, but who mostly felt morally obliged to not swear allegiance to the usurpers of the monarch they had previously sworn allegiance to, even if they personally preferred the King William and his successors, did in fact seek to do this. The Scots also developed an alternate form of the communion service which inserts the epiklesis from the ancient Divine Liturgy of St. James, and it is from these northern Bishops that Bishop Seabury was consecrated, and from which the Episcopal Church gets apostolic succession.
     
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    Juliana Member Anglican

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    Yes, parishes can still decide whether they want female clergy or not, and 'flying bishops' will do bishop's duties in these parishes, and ordain those who do not want to be ordained by women.
    So far, so good.....
     
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    Liturgyworks Well-Known Member Anglican

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    Except for two problems: the bishops are still in communion with bishops who have, against scripture, tradition of the ancient church, and reason, ordained women and/or have women in their dioceses, and in communion with women bishops. Also, for an episcopal ordination according to ancient canon law to be completely valid, three bishops were historically required. In the West this has somewhat lapsed, and even in the East this rule, which is found in the Apostolic Canons and the Pedalion (“The Rudder”, the principle nomocanon, or collection of canons, in the EO communion), is a rule, but not a law; it has been deviated from in extremis. But the extreme traditionalism of Orthodoxy means that any bishop in this scenario would likely have people grumble about this.
     
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    I found the ACNA when I crossed the pond as I simply couldn’t countenance going to a TEC church after reading which direction they’d been going.
     
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    JoeLaughon Well-Known Member Anglican

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    A question for Fr Bench,

    do we have a list of the dioceses which do ordain women? My diocese (Western Anglicans) switched for no-WO to pro-WO in a few years under Bishop Keith.
     
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    JoeLaughon Well-Known Member Anglican

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