Anglican Church in North America

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The Anglican Church in North America is a Christian denomination that broke away from the Anglican Church of Canada and the Episcopal Church of the United States in 2009, and it is headquartered in Pennsylvania. It retains the Anglo-Catholic, broad church, and Evangelical traditions of Anglicanism. In some dioceses, women are allowed to be priests, while other dioceses have an exclusively male clergy. Women are ineligible to be bishops in all dioceses. It is a completely pro-life church, and it respects God's will by having marriage between one man and one woman be the only acceptable sacramental matrimonial union. The 1662 Book of Common Prayer used by the Church of England is the only one used in the Anglican Church in North America, unlike the modern 1979 version used in the Episcopal Church.

Due to liberalism in the Episcopal Church, it has been in constant decline, while the ACNA has grown every year. As of 2015, there are 966 parishes and 111,853 members. The ACNA is not in full communion with the Anglican Communion, although it is seeking full communion, and is in communion with several Anglican provinces already. [1]

References

  1. http://www.anglicanchurch.net/media/ACNA_Fact_Sheet_2-21-17.pdf

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