Jan 25, 2011

DUBLIN--ANGLICAN PRIMATES MEETING UPDATE: Pictured profiles of the honorable/responsible attendees - HERE

Dr. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury
Anglican Heros:

Anglican Communion Primates arrive in Dublin, Ireland for meeting

Anglican Communion News Service

January 25, 2011 - Primates from across the Anglican Communion arrived today at the Emmaus Retreat and Conference Centre in Dublin for the first day of their six-day Primates' Meeting.

The Primates, who are the senior bishops or archbishops of a province of the Anglican family of churches, were invited from all 38 Provinces. The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, was also invited to allow the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams to fulfil his role as the President of the meeting. HERE

Dr. John Sentamu, Archbishop of York
Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Primate, The Episcopal Church
Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate, Anglican Church of Canada
Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba,, Primate of South Africa
The Most Reverend Armando Guerra Soria, La Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America (IARCA), Primate

The Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil, the Most Rev. Maurício José Araújo de Andrade, Primate
The Most Revd Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu
The Nippon Sei Ko Kai (The Anglican Communion in Japan)

The Most Revd William Brown Turei
The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia
(Until the necessary legislative changes have been made, Bishop Brown will receive the formal title of Primate, described as “holding the taonga of leadership.” )

The Most Revd Alan Edwin Thomas Harper, The Church of Ireland

The Anglican Church of Australia
The Most Revd Phillip John Aspinall

Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui
The Most Revd Paul Kwong
Archbishop Barry Morgan, The Church of Wales

The Most Reverend David Chillingworth, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church
The Most Reverend John Walder Hunlop Holder, The Anglican Province of the West Indies
The Episcopal Church in the Philippines The Rt Revd Edward Pacyaya Malecdan
Prime Bishop
The Rt Revd Paul Keun-Sang Kim
Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Church of Korea & Bishop of Seoul
The Most Revd Joseph Kifau Kopapa
Archbishop of Papua New Guinea and Bishop of Popondota
The Rt Revd Samuel Azariah
Moderator, Church of Pakistan and Bishop of Raiwind
The Most Revd David Vunagi
Archbishop of Melanesia and bishop of Central Melanesia

The Most Revd Suputhrappa Vasantha Kumar
Moderator of the Church of South India and Bishop of Karnataka Central
The Most Revd Bernard Ntahoturi
Archbishop of the Province of Burundi and Bishop of Matana
The Rt Revd Paul Sishir Sarkar
Moderator, Church of Bangladesh and Bishop of Kushtia
Not Attending: Seven of the leaders of the Communion’s 38 provinces will not attend the meeting because of Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, who represents the Episcopal Church and a supporter of gay bishops and same-sex marriage: HERE

Those who have chosen to stay away over recent developments in The Episcopal Church:

· The Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean The Most Revd Gerald James (Ian) Ernest

· The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem & The Middle East The Most Revd Mouneer Hanna Anis

· The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) The Most Rt Revd Nicholas Dikeriehi Okoh

· The Church of the Province of Uganda The Most Revd Henry Luke Orombi

· Church of the Province of South East Asia The Most Revd John Chew

· Iglesia Anglicana del Cono Sur de America The Most Revd Hector Zavala

· The Church of the Province of West Africa The Most Revd Justice Ofei Akrofi

Those who are unable to attend:

For reasons of visa difficulties:

· Province de L’Eglise Anglicane Du Congo The Most Revd Henry Kahwa Isingoma

For reasons of health:

· La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico The Most Revd Carlos Touche-Porter

· The Church of the Province of Myanmar (Burma) The Most Revd Stephen Than Myint Oo

For reasons of diary commitments:

· The Anglican Church of Kenya The Most Revd Eliud Wabukala

· The Church of North India (United) The Most Revd Purely Lyngdoh

For personal reasons:

· The Anglican Church of Tanzania The Most Revd Valentino Mokiwa

For reasons of Provincial matters:

· The Episcopal Church of the Sudan The Most Revd Daniel Deng Bul Yak (the referendum)

· L’Eglise Episcopal au Rwanda The Most Revd Onesphore Rwaje (two days after his installation)

· Thanks to Anglican Primates Picture Gallery
· Thanks to Lent and Beyond Blog
· Thanks to Thinking Anglicans
· Thanks to The Anglican Communion Official Website
· Thanks to The Anglican Communion News Service
· Thanks to Flickr Photo Sharing


Grandmère Mimi said...

Leonardo, your photo essay of the primates who attended the meeting gives me hope for the future of the Anglican Communion. Thank you.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Grandmere Mimi,

Me too--that´s exactly the FRESH feeling that swept over me as I was preparing this post--like we haven´t been present for all the bitter nonsense for years and years now--all the nastiness, the untruths the exploiters who became opportunists right before our eyes--all that washed away from me today--I don´t think it matters what ¨bad¨ has been done--I don´t think ill-will and the demonizing of part of our World family will survive itself--truth will win out--it´s simply a matter of staying on the road that seemed to take a fork to the right (as in correct) today--I can see/feel willingness of spirit today at the Anglican Communion that I haven´t noticed before amongst the Primates...the pictures touched my Soul.

Thanks be to God

Grandmère Mimi said...

...the pictures touched my Soul.

Mine, too. :-)

it's margaret said...

...looking at the photos --it occurred to me that ++Katherine is one very brave and strong woman...

Leonardo Ricardo said...

++Katherine is one very brave and strong woman...¨ Margaret

There is something very ¨direct¨ about her that is solid and not vulnerable--I don´t know what that comes from, but for me, it´s ¨getting over the nonsense¨ excepting REALITY and having a degree of spiritual maturity that is farrrr more fact than defending less-certain ¨wishful¨ fiction--I always admire confidence in people who need not intimidate or use a bulldozer to guard their position(s). Nope, most of these faces look friendly, genuine and willing to ¨listen¨ and ¨share¨ equally (at least they look that way to me).

Leonardo Ricardo said...

ooops- ¨accepting reality¨ (I think she expects it already)


SCG said...

I'm with Grandmere Mimi. The pictures of those who are there gives me hope. Particularly happy to see the West Indies Primate as I read a while back that he (or maybe a predecessor?) struggled with +Gene's consecration.
++Katharine is AMAZING! I'm still high thinking about her presence last week in Jacksonville. I never thought that would happen. And it did. And it was GOOD! Thanks Leonardo!

Anonymous said...

i still cant believe Katherine have the gort to attend Primate's meeting,its dis-heartning that our world wide communion which has professed the faith led down by our apostles is being paved way out by some newly interpreted bible n gender equal seekers. God help katherine n Episcopal church to re-think.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

¨i still cant believe Katherine have the gort to attend Primate's meeting,its dis-heartning that our world wide communion which has professed the faith led down by our apostles is being paved way out by some newly interpreted bible n gender equal seekers.¨ ANONYMOUS

Look on the brightside Anonymous, while we had the presence of a well educated female Primate the ¨Primates Meeting¨ was spared the attendence of several thieving Archbishops/bigots who are those who preach/instigate violence, murder and outcasting at the Anglican Communion--what a great new option God has given us...sanity over insanity, wisdom over ignorance and inclusion over marginalizing--good healthy spiritual choices in the eyes of most emotionally healthy people.