Saturday, July 08, 2006

As of now there are 7 (July 8, 2006)

As of the date of this post there are 7 Dioceses seeking
alternate Episcopal oversight.

Fort Worth

South Carolina

Central Florida




San Joaquin

* a thanks to the elves for the correction about Albany.

1 comment:

t19elves said...

David+ I don't think you can characterize Albany as having requested APO. Here is their statement:

7. We stand in solidarity and deepest sympathy with our sister Dioceses that have found the actions and inaction of the 75th General Convention to require an appeal to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Panel of Reference for various aid and relief.

Dallas seems to have been included by most folks in the list of 7:

+Stanton wrote this about the Dallas Standing Committee statement:

The Standing Committee, acting as my “council of advice,” has issued their statement. They have made their analysis of the recent General Convention of the Episcopal Church and its consequences. I concur with them.

And further down in the same Pastoral Letter, +Stanton writes this:

2. [The Standing Committee has asked] me to “appeal to the Archbishop of Canterbury for a direct primatial relationship …” Several dioceses have called for “alternative primatial oversight,” as you well know through news reports. I will discuss a direct relationship with the archbishop. This will be for the pastoral support of our mission, and assurance of our place in the Communion. (bold mine).

So, it does look like +Stanton intends to at least explore this possibility pretty seriously.

See also this press release from Dallas: