Missionary Diocese of All Saints

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Missionary Diocese of All Saints
Location
Ecclesiastical provinceAnglican Church in North America
Statistics
Parishes31
Information
RiteAnglican
CathedralHoly Trinity Cathedral, Berlin, Maryland
Current leadership
BishopRichard Lipka
Website
[(https://www.mdasanglican.org/ )]

The Missionary Diocese of All Saints (MDAS) is a non-geographical diocese of the Anglican Church in North America, comprising 31 parishes in 14 American states: Washington, Arizona, Texas, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Florida, New York, Colorado, New Mexico, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, in addition to ministries in Latin America and Africa. It includes, since 6 April 2016, the Convocation of the West, formerly the Diocese of the West of the Reformed Episcopal Church. The diocese' first bishop was William H. Ilgenfritz and their current bishop is Richard W. Lipka. The vicar general of the Convocation of the West is Winfield Mott.

The diocese is Anglo-Catholic in faith and practice. Its institutional origins are in Forward in Faith North America (FIFNA),[1] (the North American Branch of the U.K. based Forward in Faith - FiF) and the MDAS is the principal jurisdictional body representing FIFNA in ACNA.[2]

MDAS was inaugurated in June 2009 upon the formation of ACNA, and William H. Ilgenfritz was the first bishop of the FIFNA consecrated in ACNA on 22 August 2009,[3][4] and was accepted as a full diocese in June 2013.[5]

The MDAS has a concordat of intercommunion with the Iglesia Anglicana Carismatica, of Venezuela.

The standing committee of the Reformed Episcopal Diocese of the West, in February 2016, voted unanimously to become a convocation within the Missionary Diocese of All Saints, due to their small dimension and inability to have the support of the Reformed Episcopal Church to remain as a diocese. The last synod of the Diocese of the West, on 5–6 April 2016, was followed by the organizing synod of the Convocation of the West, on 6–7 April 2016. Winfield Mott was elected at the occasion the first Vicar General of the Convocation of the West.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Home". Retrieved 18 September 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "How can I become a member of FIFNA?". FIFNA. Archived from the original on 25 September 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Home". Retrieved 18 September 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Forward in Faith Bishop Answers Questions About His New Episcopacy, 9 September 2009
  5. ^ ACNA provincial council approves MDAS for diocesan status, Missionary Diocese of All Saints Official Website
  6. ^ For Immediate Release: Anglican Convocation of the West, Convocation of the West Official Website, 10 April 2016

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