The Continuing Anglican Church was formed to ensure the upholding of the faith and the Word of God. From time to time it is necessary to make adjustments and theological changes, but always within the framework of the Holy Spirit & the Written Word. The Continuing Anglican Church holds to the principles of the traditional Anglican faith of which we believe that the Word of God is the fulfilment of Christian Faith.
What we stand for
The Continuing Anglican Church is in the mainstream, both globally and historically, of Christianity – the biblically-faithful way of following Jesus and being part of the “One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.” As Anglicans, this orthodoxy is defined by and centred on our church’s classic formularies – the Book of Common Prayer, including the Ordinal, and the Thirty-nine Articles – which all point back to the authority of the Holy Bible and articulate foundational principles of the Anglican tradition throughout the world. We wholeheartedly embrace the Jerusalem Declaration, the founding declaration of the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (Gafcon).
The Continuing Anglican Church shares the Theology with the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) and empathizes with them spiritually. But we retain autonomy and we have and will continue to develop our uniqueness.
Relationship with Anglican Communion
The Continuing Anglican Church is not a part of the Anglican Communion. We disagree to the Anglican Communion largely in the ordination of openly homosexual bishops and other clergies.
Women and Holy Orders
To promote Peace, Unity, and Reconciliation, the Continuing Anglican Church bestows Holy Orders uniquely upon those who profess the call of Christ. We recognize the Holy Office of Deaconess for Women called to serve the Church.
The Continuing Anglican Church is keeping its prevailing self-identity as a via media of Western Christianity. Anglican sacramental theology expresses elements in keeping with its status as a church in the Catholic tradition and a church of the Reformation. Anglicanism places on the sacraments as a means of grace, sanctification and forgiveness as expressed in the church’s liturgy.
The Continuing Anglican Church accepts Thirty-Nine Articles as a norm for Anglican teaching. The Continuing Anglican Church recognizes two sacraments only, the Baptism and the Eucharist, as having been ordained by Christ and as necessary for salvation.
Five other acts are not to be counted for Sacraments of the Gospel, being such as have grown partly of the corrupt following of the Apostles, partly are states of life allowed in the Scriptures; but yet have not like nature of Sacraments with Baptism, and the Lord’s Supper, for that they have not any visible sign or ceremony ordained of God.
Origin of Formation
Derived from the Church of England, first commissioned on September 2nd 1921 in the City of Chicago, by George Alexander McGuire, an Afro-Caribbean Bishop who was born on 28 March 1866 in Swetes, Antigua, immigrated to the United States of America, joined the Episcopal Church and was rejected by his Anglican brethren after he had been elected to the office of Bishop, was consecrated first Bishop and Primate.
Recommissioned on November 1st 1998 by Archbishop George Ford and Wilfred Potier of Brooklyn, New York and Archbishop Vincent Waterman of Nova Scotia, Canada.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…” (Matthew 28:19, NRSV)
“Know Christ Know Truth, No Christ No Truth.”
The design dates back from the late 14th century of Church of England. Adjustments have been made fro the Continuing Anglican Church Mission.
The Continuing Anglican Church maintains and supports Apostolic Succession. It is three-fold Orders of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons.
The Ministry of Laity
Our Clergy are dedicated to “equipping” the Church by teaching the faith in order that each Christian may go into the world to proclaim the Gospel and fulfill the work, mercy, and love that Christ passed on to us.
Cooperation with others
It is our intent to reach out to all, offering ourselves as examples of Christian love, while preserving our Anglican heritage and traditions. We formed a Continuing Anglican Communion and offer to share through dialogue and discussion.
Order of precedence
Archbishop Primus inter pares, Primate, Archbishop, Lead Bishop, Bishop, Vicar General, Archdeacon, Dean, Canon, Priest, Deacon, and Laity.
Primus inter pares
The Continuing Anglican Church Consistory, on August 2019 elected The Most Revd Dr Isaac Shunsuke Sato of Japan, in accordance with the Constitution and Canons of the Continuing Anglican Church, to Archbishop Primus inter pares and Primate of the Continuing Anglican Church.
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“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”