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Encyclopedia > Anglican Province of America

The Anglican Province of America is one of a number of "continuing" Anglican chuches in the United States, i.e. it follows an Anglican tradition without being in communion with the Church of England. The Continuing Anglican Movement is a group of Christian churches which follow the Anglican tradition but which split from one or another province of the Anglican Communion because of its perceived rejection of orthodoxy. ... The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... The Church of England is the officially established Christian church in England, and acts as the mother and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion. ...

It was formed in the 1990s after a schism in the Anglican Church in America which had been created by the merger of the American Episcopal Church and the Anglican Catholic Church. The Anglican Catholic Church is a world-wide body of Anglican christians, which developed out of the St. ...

Traditionally Anglo-Catholic, it has strong links with the traditionally evenagelical Reformed Episcopal Church. ... The Reformed Episcopal Church is an Anglican church in the United States and Canada. ...

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