December 9, 2010

A Brief Meditation on ACNA

In checking out developments in the Anglican world tonight, I visited the ACNA Web site, which, at the bottom of the front page, has the notice “©2010 The Anglican Church in North America. All rights reserved.” The copyright notice and the somewhat pretentious domain name anglicanchurch.net got me thinking about the legitimacy of the name of this new church. Its proper name, I decided, should be the following:

An “Anglican” Church in North America

It is not Anglican, in the sense of being part of the Anglican Communion, and it surely is not the Anglican church in North America, since North American hosts, most notably, but not exclusively, The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada.

ACNA banner

1 comment:

  1. Right on, Lionel. The ACNA sure makes a lot of noise for such a pip squeak organization(an admitted 100,000) members). Why does anyone give it the time day?

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