A Small Anglican Miracle

by Louis R. Tarsitano

It was a type of miracle, really.

Almost 800 Anglican bishops from around the world had assembled at the University of Kent, in Canterbury, England, for the decennial Lambeth Conference. Presiding was the Archbishop of Canterbury, whose official residence in London, Lambeth Palace, was the site of the first such international meeting of the chief pastors of the Anglican Communion in 1867. The name has stuck to the conferences, even if the growth of the Communion and an increase in the number of bishops now require a larger meeting place.

Ten years earlier, at Lambeth 1988, the Anglican Communion had rolled . . .

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Louis R. Tarsitano (d. 2005), a former associate editor of Touchstone, was a priest of the Anglican Church in America and rector of St. Andrew?s Church in Savannah, Georgia. He also was the co-author, with Peter Toon, of Neither Archaic Nor Obsolete: The Language of Common Prayer & Public Worship (Brynmill Press, Ltd., 2003).

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