The Bishop's Letters
Articles from April 2012
Next week, more than 200 invited leaders from 30 Provinces of the Anglican Communion will gather in London to continue the work begun at the Global Anglican Future Conference in Jerusalem in 2008. That historic gathering, known as “GAFCON,” called for the establishment of what we now know as the Anglican Church in North America and produced the Jerusalem Declaration as a foundational theological statement of our biblical and Anglican faith.
Some time ago, the Church of the Holy Cross in New York City was broken into twice. First a metal moneybox next to a votive candle rack was stolen. Then, three weeks later, vandals got away with something far more valuable: a statue of Christ. The thieves unbolted the 4-foot long, 200-pound plaster Jesus from a chapel, but they left the wooden cross on the wall. The custodian was amazed that someone would do that. He said, “They just decided, ‘We’re going to take Jesus and leave the cross.’”