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  • The Sword of Jesus
    Reference: Luke 12:49-56 The struggles over whether or not Biblical authority is determinative for current Christian belief or is only advisory has resulted in splits across many denominations. The cry of “schism” has been raised, accusing many who have left a denomination of dividing Christianity, “leaving the Church.” Yet splits and divisions are hardly new. […]
  • The Sin of Anxiety
    Reference: Luke 12:27-40 Cielo Vista shopping mall in El Paso is well known to me, a place I have been a dozen times, a friendly, cheerful and safe locale to take care of my shopping needs. To see it on the national news as a place of horror and tragedy is deeply disturbing, as I […]
  • Orientation: Life After Death Right Now
    Reference: Colossians 3:1-17 Orientation literally means to face east. In liturgical churches, the altar always faces east (even when it doesn’t: “liturgical east” is a mystical concept defining “east” as wherever the altar is facing, but ideally, this is also geographical east). For the Christian, orientation is, as St. Paul puts it, to “set your […]
  • To Stay the Course
    Reference: Colossians 2:6-15 It is hard to know which is worst: the stereotype of Christians held by many of our “secular” neighbors, or the self-appointed spokespersons for the Christians. St. Paul would have understood. The Roman Empire in which he lived resembled our modern scene, perhaps more than any other time before or since. In […]
  • Every Creature Under Heaven
    Colossians 1:21-27 Body and soul. The way in which the relationship between the spiritual and physical aspects of mankind has been perceived over the centuries creates something of a tangle. Western thought tends to see these two entities as separate, or in the case of materialists, as body without soul. To the latter, soul describes […]
  • Having Jesus As My Neighbor
    NOTE: I am trying to ascertain if people have found the blog with the new address. If you have not already done so, please do me the favor of letting me know. Just a short note, such as “yes, reading the blog,” to my email will suffice: bpwinmott@gmail.com. Thank you for your help! Reference: Luke […]
  • The Patriotic Word
    PLEASE NOTE: I am trying to find out if people have found the new address for this blog. Could you help me by letting me know you have seen this? Just two or three words will suffice: “Found new address” or something similar. You can leave the comment on the site or send it to […]

For Immediate Release: Anglican Convocation of the West

Posted by Administrator on Apr 09 2016
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APRIL 9, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RE: ANGLICAN CONVOCATION OF THE WEST


The Diocese of the West in the Reformed Episcopal Church, a diocese of the Anglican Church in North America, ceased to function Wednesday, April 6. The last synod was held at St. John’s Church in Boerne, Texas April 5-6. The Diocese, with the majority of its congregations and clergy, has formed the Convocation of the West within the Missionary Diocese of All Saints, which is also an ACNA diocese. The organizing synod for the Convocation was held April 6-7, also in Boerne and overlapping the diocesan synod.

The decision to discontinue the Diocese followed a meeting of the Reformed Episcopal bishops recommending the Diocese terminate and transition to a convocation of another diocese, since it did not meet the criteria of the ACNA in terms of numbers. ACNA generally expects a diocese to have at least 12 congregations which each have 50 or more attendees on the weekend and a total of 1000 attendees for the diocese. While the Diocese of the West had 16 congregations, few exceeded the attendance minimum and the total was considerably less than the 1000 expected.

The Diocesan Bishop, Winfield Mott will serve as Vicar-General of the Convocation until his retirement later in the year. Mott commented, “The Convocation format will enable us to continue as a community, which is important to us, as we have been a strong support for each other and have our own style and customs. The Missionary Diocese of All Saints context allows us to be a missionary presence in the western U.S. in the Anglo-Catholic tradition in which the Diocese of the West was formed.” The Diocese was the only diocese in the so-called Continuing Church movement to enter the ACNA and has existed since the 1980’s. Mott added, “It is our hope, with the support of MDAS, to grow and again become a diocese.”


 

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The Earth is the Lord's

The Writings of +Winfield Mott
last updated: Sat 24 2019 - 02:08 AM
  • The Sword of Jesus
    Reference: Luke 12:49-56 The struggles over whether or not Biblical authority is determinative for current Christian belief or is only advisory has resulted in splits across many denominations. The cry of “schism” has been raised, accusing many who have left a denomination of dividing Christianity, “leaving the Church.” Yet splits and divisions are hardly new. […]
  • The Sin of Anxiety
    Reference: Luke 12:27-40 Cielo Vista shopping mall in El Paso is well known to me, a place I have been a dozen times, a friendly, cheerful and safe locale to take care of my shopping needs. To see it on the national news as a place of horror and tragedy is deeply disturbing, as I […]
  • Orientation: Life After Death Right Now
    Reference: Colossians 3:1-17 Orientation literally means to face east. In liturgical churches, the altar always faces east (even when it doesn’t: “liturgical east” is a mystical concept defining “east” as wherever the altar is facing, but ideally, this is also geographical east). For the Christian, orientation is, as St. Paul puts it, to “set your […]
  • To Stay the Course
    Reference: Colossians 2:6-15 It is hard to know which is worst: the stereotype of Christians held by many of our “secular” neighbors, or the self-appointed spokespersons for the Christians. St. Paul would have understood. The Roman Empire in which he lived resembled our modern scene, perhaps more than any other time before or since. In […]
  • Every Creature Under Heaven
    Colossians 1:21-27 Body and soul. The way in which the relationship between the spiritual and physical aspects of mankind has been perceived over the centuries creates something of a tangle. Western thought tends to see these two entities as separate, or in the case of materialists, as body without soul. To the latter, soul describes […]
  • Having Jesus As My Neighbor
    NOTE: I am trying to ascertain if people have found the blog with the new address. If you have not already done so, please do me the favor of letting me know. Just a short note, such as “yes, reading the blog,” to my email will suffice: bpwinmott@gmail.com. Thank you for your help! Reference: Luke […]
  • The Patriotic Word
    PLEASE NOTE: I am trying to find out if people have found the new address for this blog. Could you help me by letting me know you have seen this? Just two or three words will suffice: “Found new address” or something similar. You can leave the comment on the site or send it to […]
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