October 16, 2014
(Hugh Latimer, Nicholas Ridley, and Thomas Cranmer)
Dear Friends in Christ,
Grace and peace to you all in Christ Jesus our Lord.
We are so grateful for you, the people of our Anglican Diocese in New England, as we come to the 5th Anniversary of our new diocese in a new province of the Anglican Communion. The Investiture of our new Archbishop, Foley Beach, took place in Atlanta one week ago, and was attended by seven of the Primatial Archbishops of the global Anglican Communion. In a statement released following the service, the Primates of the Global South and the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans said:
Mercy, grace, and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We, the undersigned primates, were honored to participate in the joyful investiture of the Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach as Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in North America, and to receive him as a fellow Primate of the Anglican Communion.
Though our contexts vary in our different parts of the globe, the heart of our calling is to share the transforming love of God through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We celebrate that the Anglican Church in North America shares in that same mission and purpose. We and our Provinces will continue to share in Gospel work together, and pledge our continued partnership with the Anglican Church in North America to pursue the work of Christ.
As we in New England begin our fifth year as a founding member of the ACNA and look around at how far we have come, there is much to celebrate and remember. To this end, our Synod this year will begin with a night of great music and testimony on Friday evening. (more…)