IMPORTANT NOTICE

THE ANGLICAN INDEPENDENT COMMUNION ORIGINAL PROVINCE ALSO KNOWN AS THE ANGLICAN INDEPENDENT COMMUNION IN THE AMERICAS IS AN INDIGENOUS AMERICAN TRADITIONALIST ANGLICAN JURISDICTION, ORGANIZED BY AMERICAN CITIZENS ON U.S. SOIL. HISTORICALLY WE ARE A DIRECT DESCENDANT OF MATER ORTHODOXA ECCLESIA ANGLICANA, THE HISTORIC ANCIENT, CHRIST FOUNDED MOTHER ORTHODOX CHURCH OF ENGLAND. AS SUCH, WE CONSIDER OURSELVES TO BE “STRICT RECONSTRUCTIONIST TRADITIONAL ORTHODOX ANGLICANS”.  IT IS NOT NOW, NOR HAS IT EVER BEEN OUR INTENTION TO DEPART IN ANY FASHION FROM THAT HISTORIC CHURCH WHOSE BISHOP’S WERE PRESENT AT THE COUNCIL OF ARLES IN 314 A.D. THE HISTORIC CONTINUITY WE HAVE MAINTAINED WITH OUR ORTHODOX CHURCH OF ENGLAND ROOTS LITURGICALLY, THEOLOGICALLY AND CANONICALLY IS THE “LIFE BLOOD” OF THE ORIGINAL PROVINCE. TO DEPART FROM HER PRINCIPLES “IN ANY SMALL MATTER” IS TO CHANGE THE “VERY HEART OF US”. ANY SUCH DEPARTURE WOULD IN FACT GO TO THE ESSENCE OF WHO WE CLAIM TO BE IN CHRIST AND THE MANNER IN WHICH WE ATTEMPT TO EXTEND HIS KINGDOM ON EARTH.  GOD FORBID!

THIS COMMUNION’S FAITHFUL EXPRESSION OF “TRADITIONAL ORTHODOX ANGLICAN ETHOS” STANDS ON ITS OWN MERIT AND SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. THIS JURISDICTION AND HER DEPENDENCIES ARE NOT AFFILIATED OR CONNECTED WITH ANY GROUP WITH A SIMILAR NAME OR WHO SHARE A COMMON HISTORICAL BEGINNING. WE MAKE NO STATEMENT PUBLIC OR OTHERWISE, SAVE ONLY THOSE ALREADY MADE CONCERNING “OTHER GROUPS” CLAIMING AN ASSOCIATION OR BEING “IN COMMUNION” WITH US. ALL STATEMENTS PREVIOUSLY MADE REGARDING SUCH MATTERS ARE WELL CIRCULATED AND ARE NOW A MATTER OF PUBLIC RECORD.

THUSLY, NO MATTER WHAT “OTHERS” MAY CLAIM OR WHAT YOU READ ELSEWHERE; WHEN IN DOUBT, RELY SOLELY ON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS WEB SITE. WE WELCOME ALL INQUIRIES REGARDING THIS STATEMENT OR ANY OTHER QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING THE AICA/OP OR THE CHURCH AT LARGE.

WE PRAY THIS CLARIFIES OUR OFFICIAL POSITION ON THIS MATTER AND ABROGATES ANY FURTHER CONFUSION, QUESTION OR CONCERN. MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!


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