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The Church of Nigeria is the Anglican Church in Nigeria. It is also the second-largest Province in the Anglican Communion, as measured by baptized membership, after the Church of England. It claims 15 million members. However, the Church of Nigeria is generally accepted to be the largest Anglican province reby number of worshippers. The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... St. ... Member churches of the Anglican Communion are often referred to as provinces. ... The Anglican Communion uses the compass rose as its symbol, signifying its worldwide reach and decentralized nature. ... The Church of England is the officially established Christian church[1] 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. ... Member churches of the Anglican Communion are often referred to as provinces. ...


The Church of Nigeria has 78 dioceses in 10 ecclesiastical Provinces. The administrative headquarters is located in Abuja. Pope Pius XI blesses Bishop Stephen Alencastre as fifth Apostolic Vicar of the Hawaiian Islands in a Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace window. ... Member churches of the Anglican Communion are often referred to as provinces. ... Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria, with an estimated population of 2. ...


The "leader" of the "Church" Peter Akinola, has become prominent in recent years as a leader of conservatives within the Anglican Communion. After the 2003 ordination of the openly gay Gene Robinson as Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, he threatened that it might split in the Anglican Communion. As a first step, the Church declared itself in "impaired communion" with the Episcopal Church USA on November 21, 2003. In September 2005, the Church in Nigeria reworded its constitution to redefine, from its point of view, the Anglican Communion. No longer would it be "provinces in communion with the See of Canterbury" but instead "all Anglican Churches, Dioceses and Provinces that hold and maintain the ‘Historic Faith, Doctrine, Sacrament and Discipline of the one Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church’". Since one of Akinola's demands, the expulsion of the ECUSA and the Anglican Church of Canada from the Communion, is considered unlikely (or even impossible), some commentators saw this rewording as a portent of a forthcoming attempt by conservatives to set up a rival Anglican Communion. On November 12, 2005 the Church entered into a "Covenant of Concordat" with the Reformed Episcopal Church and the Anglican Province of America, two groups outside the Anglican Communion which do not recognize the ECUSA. In December 2006, several churches in Virginia declad themselves out of communion with ECUSA, due to their opposition to the ordination of Robinson and the election of Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, and joined the Church of Nigeria. The Most Revd Peter Akinola The Most Reverend Peter Jasper Akinola (born 1944) is the current Anglican Primate of Nigeria. ... The Anglican Communion uses the compass rose as its symbol, signifying its worldwide reach and decentralized nature. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bishop Robinson The Rt. ... The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul is the National Cathedral of the USA in Washington, D.C. The Episcopal Church, also known as the Episcopal Church in the USA (ECUSA) or the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America is the American branch of the... The Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire is a diocese in the Episcopal Church of the United States of America (ECUSA). ... November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in September September 28 : Constance Baker Motley September 25 : M. Scott Peck September 25 : Don Adams September 20 : Simon Wiesenthal September 14 : Robert Wise September 10 : Hermann Bondi September 8 : Donald Horne September 7 : Moussa Arafat... Member churches of the Anglican Communion are often referred to as provinces. ... Arms of the see of Canterbury The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior clergyman of the established Church of England and symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... The Episcopal Church or the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America is the American Church of the Anglican Communion. ... Anglican Church of Canada The Anglican Church of Canada (the ACC) is the Canadian branch of the Anglican Communion. ... November 12 is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 49 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Reformed Episcopal Church is an Anglican church in the United States and Canada. ... The Anglican Province of America is one of a number of continuing Anglican chuches in the United States, i. ... The Anglican Communion uses the compass rose as its symbol, signifying its worldwide reach and decentralized nature. ... The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul is the National Cathedral of the USA in Washington, D.C. The Episcopal Church, also known as the Episcopal Church in the USA (ECUSA) or the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America is the American branch of the... The Episcopal Church or the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America is the American Church of the Anglican Communion. ... The Presiding Bishop is an ecclesiastical position in some denominations of Christianity. ... Katharine Jefferts Schori, D.D., Ph. ...


History

On 20th September 1997 the Chuch of Nigeria was split in 3 ecclesiastical Provinces. In [date needed] the Provinces were further divided, into the current total of 10. Member churches of the Anglican Communion are often referred to as provinces. ...


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Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia · Australia · Bangladesh · Brazil · Burundi · Canada · Central Africa · Central America · Congo · England · Hong Kong · India, North · India, South · Indian Ocean · Ireland · Japan · Jerusalem and the Middle East · Kenya · Korea · Melanesia · Mexico · Myanmar · Nigeria · Pakistan · Papua New Guinea · Philippines · Rwanda · Scotland · South East Asia · Southern Africa · Southern Cone · Sudan · Tanzania · Uganda · USA · Wales · West Africa · West Indies  — extra-provincial churches The Anglican Communion uses the compass rose as its symbol, signifying its worldwide reach and decentralized nature. ... Photograph by Keith Edkins File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Anglican Church in New Zealand and Polynesia The Anglican Church in New Zealand and Polynesia is a church of the Anglican Communion serving New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, and the Cook Islands. ... The Church of England is the officially established Christian church[1] 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. ... The Church of North India has united various denominations and missions and orders in India. ... The Church of South India is a union of all Christian churches spread throughout South India. ... Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East. ... Founded in 1889 there are at present over 100 parish and mission churches with roughly 50,000 members in the Anglican Church of Korea. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... The Church of the Province of South East Asia was formed in 1996 and consists of the dioceses of Kuching, Sabah, Singapore and West Malaysia. ... The Anglican Church of Southern Africa (formerly the Church of the Province of Southern Africa) is the Anglican province in the southern part of Africa, including dioceses in Angola, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Saint Helena, South Africa and Swaziland. ... The Iglesia Anglicana del Cono Sur de las Americas (Spanish for: Anglican Church of the Southern Cone of the Americas) is the ecclesiastical province of the Anglican Communion that covers the countries of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. ... Flag of the Church in Wales The Church in Wales (Welsh: Yr Eglwys Yng Nghymru) is a member Church of the Anglican Communion, consisting of six dioceses in Wales. ... The Church of the Province of West Africa is a province of the Anglican Communion, covering a number of sees in West Africa. ... The extra-provincial Anglican churches are a group of small, semi-independent church entities within the Anglican Communion. ...


Churches in full communion: Mar Thoma Syrian Church · Old Catholic Church · Philippine Independent Church The Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church, commonly referred to as the Mar Thoma Church is a Reformed offshoot of the pre-16th century undivided Saint Thomas Christians, and got its current identity in 1889, even though it was born much earlier. ... The Old Catholic Church is a community of Christian churches. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


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Church of Nigeria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (422 words)
However, the Church of Nigeria is generally accepted to be the largest Anglican province reby number of worshippers.
In September 2005, the Church in Nigeria reworded its constitution to redefine, from its point of view, the Anglican Communion.
On 20th September 1997 the Chuch of Nigeria was split in 3 ecclesiastical Provinces.
No. 1253: Nigeria's Anglican Church breaks away over homosexuality rift (1306 words)
The Church of Nigeria, lead by Archbishop Peter Akinola declared in a statement that all references to "communion with the see of Canterbury" had been deleted from the constitution at a meeting last week.
Let me say again that the recent actions of the Church of Nigeria were not the "preemptive strike" of a single voice but rather the deliberate, prayerful and unanimous action of the more than 800 members of our General Synod.
One thing is sure the Church of Nigeria remains committed to the abiding truth of God's Word and the unchanging Gospel of Jesus Christ.
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