The Convention of the Anglican Diocese of the Amazon made history in the life of the Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil over the weekend, electing
The ordained women of La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico met together for the first time as a group.
“But really forever?” the journalist asked. “Never?” “If we read carefully the declaration made by St. John Paul II, it goes in that direction,” Francis replied.
To celebrate and remember the fortieth anniversary of the General Convention vote to authorize the ordination of women, Episcopal News Service has an interactive timeline that recounts the history of women’s ordination
“After intense prayer and mature reflection, Pope Francis has decided to institute the Commission for the Study of the Diaconate of Women.”
the Pope said he would name a commission to study the role of women in the early church as deacons to help guide the church in determining whether the order of Deacons might be opened to women today.
The Church of the Province of Central Africa does not ordain women nor allow them to exercise their episcopal or priestly ministry within its jurisdiction. However, the Cathedral of the Holy Cross acted as an “embassy” of the Anglican Consultative Council for that time. Within the confines of the cathedral, women could exercise their ordained ministry during the worship services of the gathering.
Twenty–five years of women’s ministry in the Church of Ireland was celebrated at a service in Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday morning (18 OCT). The service took place close to the anniversary of the ordination to the priesthood of Canon Ginnie Kennerley who was ordained in the cathedral on 21 OCT 1990 by Archbishop Donald Caird.
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