Albany Via Media
Episcopalians striving for a middle way of diversity
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God grant that we may maintain that middle way, not as a compromise for the sake of peace, but as a comprehension for the sake of truth.
— from Holy Women, Holy Men
The Albany Via Media Board met Saturday, January 5, 2013 at St. Paul's in Albany. Congratulations to the officers elected for the coming year:
The 2012 Annual Meeting of Albany Via Media was held Saturday, December 8, 2012 at St. Paul's in Albany.
Bishop Gladstone (Skip) Adams of the Diocese of Central New York spoke on Seeking to be Faithful in the 21st Century.
Congratulations to newly elected Board members Fr. Paul Blanch, David Kennison, and Virginia Manning. Thanks to retiring Board members Bob Dodd, Marya Dodd, and Anita Ford.
An excellent account of the polity of The Episcopal Church that may be seen, in part, as a response to the claims of the “Fort Worth Seven”. Bishop Whalon oversees the Convocation of American Churches in Europe, which is part of Province II of The Episcopal Church, the same province to which the Diocese of Albany belongs.
St. George's Church
Church of the Good Shepherd
The Rev. Tobias Haller, BSG, is Vicar of St. James Fordham in the Bronx. This article is a transcript of the talk entitled Anglican Disunion: The Issues Behind “the Issue” given by Fr. Haller at the 2011 annual meeting of Albany Via Media.
New members & "old" member renewals are most welcome. We need all the help we can get to continue our work here in the Diocese of Albany.
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“We took to heart the admonition of the Apostle Paul that Christians should not be divided over seemingly important, but tangential issues, including sexual preferences and the role of women in the church, things like that.”
Former president Jimmy Carter, at the funeral of former president Gerald Ford