A group of continuing Anglicans in the US have decided to use the sacraments of the Church to make a point. I actually was at General Convention and witnessed what we did with D058 referenced below. We voted to discharge the resolution because it was deemed to have already been acted upon by a previous General Convention. I disagreed with the reasons for the discharge, voted against discharging it, and do wish we could have voted affirmatively for it, but we did NOT reject it. If we had, I would have walked out. But we didn’t, and I didn’t – nor did anyone else. Including the resolution’s author Kendall Harmon.
“Actions taken by the recently-concluded General Convention of the Episcopal Church USA have prompted the Traditional Anglican Communion’s Bishop of the Northeast to declare a period of mourning ‘in observance of the death of the Episcopal Church,’ concluding with a Requiem Mass to be held at St Paul’s Cathedral in Portland next Wednesday.
Bishop George D. Langberg of the Anglican Church in America cited Resolution D058, which proposed that the Episcopal Church declare ‘its unchanging commitment to Jesus Christ as the Son of God, the only name by which any person may be saved,’ and that it ‘renew our dedication to be faithful witnesses to all persons of the saving love of God perfectly and uniquely revealed in Jesus and upheld by the full testimony of Holy Scripture.’ The resolution was rejected by the Convention.”
Read the rest here: TRADITIONAL ANGLICANS MOURN EPISCOPAL CHURCH, WILL HOLD REQUIEM MASS