Anglican Understanding of Authority


          At ordination the solemn promise is made to conform to the doctrine, discipline and worship of the Anglican Church of Canada as well as declaring the belief that the holy scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the word of God, and to contain all things necessary to salvation.




The 39 Articles of Religion                    (BCP page 698)

The Virginia Report                              (Lambeth Conference, 1998)

The Gift of Authority                             (ARCIC Document)

Beyond Colonial Anglicanism:  The Anglican Communion in the Twenty-First Century,                                                               ed:  Ian T. Douglas and Kwok Pui-Lan (New York:                                                      Church Publishing, 2001)


Anglicans and Communion:  Six Propositions.  This study and other work by the Inter-Anglican Doctrinal and Theological Commission can be located on the Anglican Communion Website:  This document provides six propositions for the fullest communion possible among Anglicans.  Each proposition gives a Scriptural reference and invites study at every level of the Church.


Anglicans, Scripture and Crisis: Parallels with our Past by The Very Rev. Michael Mills, Dean, St. Matthew's Cathedral