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Monday, June 27, 2005

Returned From Florida

It is good to be back home in Durham. I had a week in HOT, HOT Florida to move the remainder of our household items over and it is good to be back to reasonable weather. It was great to see my parents but I'm glad to be back. Plus, I hate being away from Rhea and the kids that long. All is well, our stuff will be on the way soon and we'll be getting more and more settled into life here.

I will return to blogging tomorrow and working hard on a paper I need to get written.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Richard said...

Glad to hear the venture to the States was successful. I'm glad the trip went well with no apparent problems. Hope things are going smoothly.

9:30 pm  
Blogger Jeff said...

Thanks Richard! And thank you very much for the box of goodies and the game for the kids. We really appreciate it more than you know. It was very kind of you all to do that for us.

js

11:08 am  
Anonymous J. Gordon Anderson said...

Hey Jeff,

Sorry we were not able to get together at the APA/REC synod. I ran into Bp. Sutton and asked if he had seen you, but he said no. I just assumed that you were not able to make it out. Anyway, glad that things are going well for you.

Take Care,
JGA

1:06 pm  
Blogger Jeff said...

Hey Gordon, thanks. I was so busy trying to get my things in order plus not having a vehicle made it impossible to run over to Orlando. I really wanted to come. Congrats on passing your exams! Well done!

What are your thoughts on the synod?

btw, I received a note from Nate today saying that he will be in London on 30 June and hopes to get up here to Durham to see us. I do hope he can come.

js

1:27 pm  
Anonymous J. Gordon Anderson said...

The synod went extremely well. I am not sure that complete organic union with the REC will happen very soon, as many of their laity and priests are not where the rest of us - including their own bishops - are. But unity and cooperation in many other areas is possible, as is intercommunion since they have valid orders. So things in that area are sort of still slowly movinng along. No need to rush anything.

I think there is a better chance of merging with the Diocese of the Holy Cross - a group that left the APCK a couple years back. They are solidly anglo-catholic, and use the missal like we do. One of their bishops was there and addressed the synod.

In terms of general feel it went very well. Everyone was very positive and psyched about ministering to people and starting new mission work. My APA diocese received about 6 new congregations and 12 new clergy. Numerous people besides myself were examined by the Examining Chaplains or interviewed by the Standing Committee.

It was a joyous experience, and it showed that traditional Anglicanism is still strong here in the states. Sorry you couldn't be there.

Pax,
JGA

9:56 pm  

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