CANA East Affirms Classical Anglicanism

At the recent Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA) East Synod, CANA East affirmed the classical Anglican formularies as the following press release tells us:

Today The Missionary Diocese of Cana East voted to to amend the its Constitution and Fundamental Declarations with the following, “The Thirty-nine Articles of Religion (published in 1571) in all and every Article therein contained, the Book of Common Prayer (the versions of 1662), and The Form and Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, annexed to The Book of Common Prayer of 1662 commonly known as the Ordinal, the texts being read according to their plain and historical sense and being accepted as faithful expressions of the teaching of Scripture, provides the standard for Anglican theology and practice and may be assented unto with a good conscience by all members of the Missionary Diocese of CANA East.” It must be pass again next year to be added to its constitution.

Under Bishop Julian Dobbs, CANA has been consistently moving towards a more classical Anglican stance theologically. This positions CANA as a potential bulwark of classical Anglicanism in years ahead as various sectors of ACNA veer off in other directions. I think it is an encouraging development.

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