The bishops of The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) speak about Lambeth 2020
The House of Bishops of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) unanimously agree to the following statement regarding Lambeth 2020.
The House of Bishops of the Church of Nigeria reaffirm the Statement of GAFCON 2018 that the Archbishop of Canterbury should invite as full members to Lambeth 2020 the Bishops of the Province of the Anglican Church in North America and the Province of the Anglican Church in Brazil, and that he should not invite those Provinces that have endorsed by word or deed sexual practices that are in contradiction to the teaching of Scripture and Resolution 1.10 of the 1998 Lambeth Conference, unless they have repented of their actions and reversed their decisions.
In the event that this does not occur the Bishops of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) unanimously resolved that they will decline any invitation to attend Lambeth 2020 and all other meetings of the Instruments of the Communion.
In the name of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Thank you for responding to my invitation and request to gather as a synod of this Missionary Diocese of CANA East. This is our sixth synod together. I am grateful to God that you are here and I am looking forward to all the Christ centered interaction that the next two days will provide for us.
Why is it that we gather as a synod? Is it for reasons of fellowship, strengthening and renewing relationships with brothers and sisters in Christ across the diocese? Is that why we gather? The synod planning team recognizes that fellowship and strengthening our relationships with each other is a very important part of our annual missions conference and synod. That is why last night we ate together and shared in a wonderful banquet. On two occasions today, we will eat together again and then on Saturday we will share a meal not only with each other but also with the Lord, as we break bread and share the cup of the Lord’s Supper. Our fellowship and relationships are important. That is one of the reasons why I urge the clergy to use the diocesan prayer schedule each week during the Prayers of the People to pray and intercede for those who are gathered here at this Synod.
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The Rev. Canon Dr. Ashley Null is an internationally respected scholar on the grace and gratitude theology of the English Reformation. He holds research degrees from Yale and an advanced degree B.D. from the University of Cambridge, and has received numerous awards for his work, including Fulbright, National Endowment for the Humanities and Guggenheim fellowships as well as being elected fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Society of Antiquaries in London. He currently holds a research post funded by the German Research Council at Humboldt University of Berlin and is a visiting fellow at the Divinity Faculty of Cambridge University and St. John’s College, Durham University. His project is editing the private theological notebooks of Thomas Cranmer, the author of the independent Church of England’s founding formularies, for Oxford University Press. This is a five-volume project.
Dr. Null will be the guest speaker at the CANA East 2018 Synod being held this year at the Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd in Binghamton, NY. May 3-5. The title of his address is The Divine Allurement of God Archbishop Cranmer’s Missional and Pastoral Principles for the 21st Century.
CANA East Bishop Julian Dobbs will officiate. Those wishing to attend may do so by registering at www.canaeast.com