The Orthodox Anglican Communion (OAC) is a communion of churches established in 1964 or 1967, by James Parker Dees. The AOC was formed outside of the See of Canterbury; the OAC is not part of the Anglican Communion. The Anglican Orthodox Communion adheres to the doctrine, discipline and worship contained in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer and the 1562 Articles of Religion.
The OAC was created as a conservative alternative to the mainstream Anglican Communion.
Orthodox Anglican ChurchEdit
|Orthodox Anglican Church|
|Presiding bishop||Thomas Gordon|
|Associations||Orthodox Anglican Communion|
The Orthodox Anglican Church is a member of the Orthodox Anglican Communion. It was founded as the Anglican Orthodox Church in 1963 or 1964 by James Parker Dees, in Statesville, North Carolina.
James Parker Dees died in 1990. Dees was succeeded as leader by George Schneller; Schneller resigned soon after due to illnesses. The leader thus became Robert J. Godfrey. In 2000, Godfrey resigned; Scott McLaughlin succeeded him as leader. McLaughlin was followed by Creighton Jones. Thomas Gordon is the current leader.
Godfrey and McLaughlin were signatories to the Bartonville Agreement in 1999. In 2007, McLaughlin signed a Covenant of Intercommunion between the Orthodox Anglican Church and the Old Catholic Church in Slovakia, represented by the Most Revd Augustin Bacinsky.
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