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Just for comparison: Anglican schism
« on: February 18, 2019, 07:11:03 PM »
I've been following off and on the train wreck that is the Episcopal Church in the USA for many years now.  In many ways, it has foreshadowed what has happened in the Catholic Church.  The RCC started first with V2 and the NO.  ECUSA followed the leader with revising its liturgical practices, but in other ways, it took off from the liberalism of the 60s and did not look back.

In the early 70s, a group of women were "ordained".  This was condemned for a few years, but then in ECUSA's general convention in '76, those "ordinations" were retroactively recognized.  The next year in St. Louis there was a conference held where conservative elements got together and plotted a separate path.  Bishops were consecrated, organizations were planned, but in the end, personalities clashed and some of the new bishops consecrated their own guys and went one way while other bishops went another way.

Since that meeting in St. Louis, ECUSA has been shedding members in fits and starts with every new outrage.

In the last week, I've been searching around the web for exact details on the founding of New Oxford Review after finding references during my reading about Dale Vree that he wasn't the founding editor.  Today I ran across this
history of the Anglican Province of Christ the King
, which sprang out of the '77 St. Louis Congress.  Reading it, I couldn't help notice definite parallels between certain groups and those we're familiar with in the Catholic sphere such as the SSPX, those who've left it, other independent traditionalists, and the Ecclesia Dei groups.
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