by the Bishop of Fort Worth
on The Windsor Report
|The long awaited report of The Lambeth Commission
on Communion has now been received, and it deserves careful consideration
by all church leaders, clergy and laity alike. It is entitled “The
Windsor Report 2004,” and it contains several important recommendations
as to how we can maintain the highest possible level of communion among
Anglicans in the midst of the controversies that have seriously divided
us. The Commission recommends:
These recommendations are now before the Joint Standing Committee of the Primates and Anglican Consultative Council meeting in London this week and will be formally presented to the next Primates’ Meeting of the Anglican Communion on Feb. 20–26, 2005, in Ireland. The House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church will consider The Windsor Report at a special meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Jan. 12 & 13, 2005.
Once again it has been made abundantly clear by this Report that the positions taken by the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth on these issues are in full accordance with the practice and teaching of the world-wide Anglican Communion. Please continue to pray for the mission and unity of the church as the above recommendations are enacted.
October 18, 2004