Anglichat – Anglican Discussion Boards
Welcome to Anglichat - Anglican Discussion Boards. For the moment it is a beta site. You are warmly invited to register on the site and join in the discussions.
Where the site goes depends in part of where its members take it. It is my hope that it will provide interest, help, encouragement and growth in faith and understanding.
What is Anglichat?
Anglichat - Anglican Discussion is social media. Facebook is not always the best place to discuss faith issues. It can put non believers off. LinkedIn discussion groups are good, yet LinkedIn is kind of business. Anglichat is to be a place where Anglicans discuss faith and life from an Anglican perspective.
- It is the internet, so it is not private, even if you think it is.
- If you detect abuse please use the Breach Report Link in the Footer.
- You do need to self monitor!
- Everything 'decently and in order' or you may be warned or blocked.
Anglichat - Anglican Discussion
Register and Join Anglichat
The register button (top left or menu) lets you complete the form which generates a email for you to confirm and you will a member - spectator. This allows you to join, form friendships and be part of it.
To start new, or join existing, discussions, you will need to lodge the Status Upgrade Form (footer). Upgrade is manual in an effort to reduce spam and keep the site on topic. Please edit your profile and upload an avatar, join some groups and join the discussions. There is more info on the Help Page.
The Anglican Church begins with the Church of England. Churches historically tied to it, or holding similar beliefs, liturgy and structures, are often called Anglican.
The word Anglican originates in ecclesia anglicana, a Latin phrase meaning the English Church. Most Anglicans are members of churches who are part of the Anglican Communion. Most of us are not English. Many of us do not speak English. A number of churches outside of the Anglican Communion also themselves as Anglican.
Anglicans faith is based in scripture, tradition, & reason.
Anglicans are Catholic and Reformed, which confuses both Anglicans and non-Anglicans. We have episcopal oversight and synodical governance. Almost every aspect of Anglicanism exhibits some kind of reconciliation and compromise, measured out in faith and grace.
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Anglicanism is a branch of Western Christianity. It declared independence from the Rome. This was around the Elizabethan Settlement (C1559). Many documents of the mid-16th century show acceptance of some of European Reformation principles, yet not a wholesale adoption of all.
The Church in England started long before the divorce of Henry VIII (whom the Pope declared Defender of the Faith). The Church of England from Augustine (595 AD) was, by distance from Rome at least, more independent than churches on the continent. Christianity had arrived in England by 47 AD, and was a strongly Celtic strand, and was perhaps more Eastern than Western influenced. The Venerable Bede talks about the controversies that Augustine faced getting people to celebrate Easter on the Western date rather than the Eastern date.
Reform in the Church of England was described by, the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer as navigating a middle way.