Convocation of Anglicans in North America

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Convocation of Anglicans in North America
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Location
Ecclesiastical province Church of Nigeria/Anglican Church in North America
Statistics
Parishes 69
Members c. 10,000[1]
Information
Rite Anglican
Current leadership
Bishop The Rt. Rev. Martyn Minns
Website
Convocation of Anglicans in North America

The Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA) is an Anglican missionary body of the Church of Nigeria and a dual jurisdiction of the Anglican Church in North America in the United States. It is composed primarily of churches that have disaffiliated from the Episcopal Church in the United States of America (ECUSA). CANA was initially a missionary initiative of the Anglican Church of Nigeria for Nigerians living in the United States. It joined several other church bodies in the formation of the Anglican Church in North America, in 2009. In 2012, it launched his first offshoot diocese in the United States, the Missionary Diocese of the Trinity, a dual jurisdiction of the Church of Nigeria and the ACNA.

Leadership[edit]

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Provinces

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Associations
American Anglican Council · Anglican Coalition in Canada · Anglican Communion Network · Anglican Network in Canada  · Federation of Anglican Churches in the Americas · Forward in Faith
Events

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Related churches
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People

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Issues
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In June 2006, the Reverend Martyn Minns, then the rector of Truro Church in Fairfax, Virginia, was elected by the Anglican Church of Nigeria as the Missionary Bishop for CANA. Minns was consecrated in Abuja, Nigeria in August 2006 and installed as Missionary Bishop in May 2007.

In March 2007, the Right Reverend David J. Bena, having retired from his post as the Suffragan Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany, became a Suffragan Bishop for CANA.[2] Other CANA suffragans include Roger Ames, David C. Anderson, Amos Fagbimiye, Derek Jones, Julian Dobbs, and Felix Orji.

Core values[edit]

It was formed primarily in reaction to what it viewed as the Episcopal Church's departure from the orthodox Anglican faith, particularly the ordination of non-celibate gay clergy, which it opposes, because it considers non-celibate homosexuality as deviant and sinful.

Present[edit]

CANA reports that it has grown since its founding in 2005. It reports currently 69 congregations, his presence in 21 states and in the District of Columbia, and being ethnically diverse. In 2012, CANA launched the Missionary Diocese of the Trinity, as a dual diocese of the ACNA and the Church of Nigeria. There are currently other three dioceses in formation: East, West and Armed Forces and Chaplaincy.[4]

Ecumenical relations[edit]

In October 2009, CANA's leadership reacted to the Catholic Church's proposed creation of personal ordinariates for disaffected traditionalist Anglicans by saying that this provision would probably not have a great impact on the majority of its largely Low Church laity and clergy, who are satisfied with the Anglican realignment movement.[5]

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