A Resolution Allegedly Passed by the Diocese of Nelson in New Zealand

Posted by Kendall Harmon

From here:

That this Synod: noting (1) the deposition of Bishop Bob Duncan, Bishop of Pittsburgh in The Episcopal Church, by the assembled bishops of that church, on 18 September 2008; (2) the good standing and high reputation Bishop Bob Duncan has as an orthodox Anglican bishop, as represented by statements of support being expressed in recent days by the Archbishops of Sydney, Nigeria, Rwanda, Southern Cone, West Indies, Kenya, Jerusalem and the Middle East, Singapore, numerous bishops within The Episcopal Church itself, and the Bishops of Winchester, Rochester, Chester, Exeter, Blackburn and Chichester; (3) various developments in The Episcopal Church and in the Anglican Church of Canada in recent years which place increasing pressure on faithful orthodox Anglicans to conform to changes in theology, liturgy and ethics rather than to uphold and maintain the 2000 year old teaching of the church; offers its support to Bishop Bob Duncan, to the Diocese of Pittsburgh, and to all bishops and dioceses in The Episcopal Church and in the Anglican Church of Canada as they seek to find a way forward which embodies the true spirit of orthodox Anglicanism.

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Posted September 26, 2008 at 8:18 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. PeterFrank wrote:

I think it is safe to confirm this now.  We received the text of the resolution here in Pittsburgh from a member of Nelson’s diocesan staff.

September 26, 10:57 am | [comment link]
2. COLUMCIL wrote:

Thank you!  New Zealand is a friend who understands.

September 26, 1:04 pm | [comment link]
3. Grant LeMarquand wrote:

#2: well “Nelson” NZ anyway.

September 26, 4:19 pm | [comment link]
4. New Reformation Advocate wrote:

Peter (#1) and Prof. LeMarquand (#3),

I’m glad you chimed in.  The Diocese of Nelson does seem quite exceptional in New Zealand.  I wouldn’t expect +John Patterson, the head of the ACC (Anglican Consultative Council, I mean), to offer any such support for +Bob Duncan the Lion-Hearted.  Quite the contrary.  And the same goes for the new bishop NZ just imported from Canada, +Victoria Matthews, and so on.

David Handy+

September 26, 8:17 pm | [comment link]
5. physician without health wrote:

It is nice to see that there is an orthodox presence in NZ.

September 27, 2:17 pm | [comment link]
6. Grant LeMarquand wrote:

Dear David (#4),
Well, Victoria Matthews is much miore traditional than most realize…she is a godly prayerful woman who has a high respect for scripture.
(sorry Bishop V, hope I haven’t blown your cover…)

September 29, 1:43 pm | [comment link]
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