|Anglican Church International Communion
Seeking to Unite Traditional Churchmen
Around the World
|Bishops attend second meeting in 2002 at Marshall, Virginia. Bishop Ernest Kelly of
Australia, center, joins College and ACIC
Pictured are: L to R. The Rt. Rev. Luther Pierre-Toussaint, Bishop of Haiti; The Rt.
Rev. Melvin H. Pickering, Bishop of the Diocese of the Holy Good Shepherd.The Rt.
Rev. Earnest Kelly, Bishop of the Australian Church; The Rt. Rev. Larry W.
Johnson, Bishop of Virginia; The Rt. Rev. Vincent Thakore, Bishop of the South.
|Founding bishops of ACIC in Atlanta, November, 2001.
The Rt. Rev. Pickering, The Rt. Rev. Thakore, The Rt. Rev. Johnson, The late Rt.
Rev. LaPointe. Bishop LaPointe would live long after his visit to Atlanta and the
founding of the ACIC. His life was a testimony to how all bishops should live and
conduct their lives. His love of his Haitian Church was wonderful. Our second Bishop,
the Rt. Rev Vincent Thakore passed April 15, 2008..
| A Short History: Four Bishops Formed A New Communion on 11/17/2001
In an exciting historic move, traditional bishops from four jurisdictions approved the concepts for a "principles" document and "concordat" on
November 17, 2001 in Atlanta, Georgia. Firm agreements were approved to come together with the purpose and hope of bringing order to the
Anglican church movement in the United States. From these agreements the Anglican Church International Communion emerged. The new
communion was the first step toward bringing greater unity to the splintered continuing "churches" in the United States and throughout the world.
The guiding principles state "this is a traditional communion dedicated to bring peace and unity to all Anglican worshipers," by adhering to the
American 1928 Book of Common Prayer, the English 1662 Book of Common Prayer and the 1962 Canadian Book of Common Prayer. The
Declaration of Principles became the name of the historic document embracing these concepts which preserve the traditional church and move
forward the Great Communion of Christ. Signatories to this historic document were: The Late Rt. Rev. Lafond LaPointe, Bishop of Haiti, chairman
of the founding convocation; The Rt. Rev. Larry W. Johnson, Bishop of Virginia, first College president, 2002; The Rt. Rev. Melvin H. Pickering,
Bishop of the Diocese of the Good Shepherd, New Mexico, second president of the College, 2003; The Rt. Rev. Vincent Thakore, Bishop of the
South, Georgia, third president of the College; in 2004. Since the founders: fourth president Bishop Jorge Martinez, Independent Episcopal Church
of Mexico, 2005; fifth president, Bishop Chopin Cusacks, 2006; and again Bishop Larry W. Johnson, sixth president, 2007 and was elevated to
serve as the Archbishop for International Provinces: Archbishop Johnson has no responsibility for the American Bishops. Bishop Michael
Robertson, Oklahoma, is the current President of the College. .
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Declaration of Revival
Whereas, continuing Anglican Churchmen worldwide desire greater union and communion,
Whereas, the Anglican Faith is under attack by forces of evil resulting in the abandonment of the traditional faith of the primitive church and
the Faith given to us by the ancient fathers of the church,
Whereas, prayer for a new Great Awakening of the Christian Faith is essential for the cure of souls of God’s people worldwide,
Whereas, the orthodox Anglican faith must be preserved as a gift to be passed to our children and generations to come,
Whereas, there is an urgent necessity for this statement of manifest destiny and a seat of Communion,
Whereas, the first permanent English Colony and Church in America was established at Jamestown Island in 1607, and whose
establishment in the Commonwealth of Virginia has been continuous for four-hundred years,
Whereas, the Jamestown Colony was a parish of the Bishop of London with an established Church and priest named the Rev. Robert
Whereas, our Anglican forefathers who came to America at Jamestown were communicants of the Church of England and practiced and
planted their faith by the use of the Book of Common Prayer,
Whereas, the first representative assembly to meet in America met in the Anglican Church at Jamestown for the purposes of self
Whereas, Virginia is known as the New World birth place of democracy and religious freedoms,
Therefore, be it Resolved and Acknowledged, that the undersigned are in Communion and agree that the Jamestown colonists, guided
by the hand of God Almighty, did give birth to new world Anglicanism and churchmanship; providing hope for people worldwide desiring to
breathe free and to attain self government and to escape from tyrannical forms of oppression; and likewise as a signatory to this manifesto
do pledge to work for a Great Awakening of the Christian Faith.
Be it further Resolved, that the Anglican Church of Virginia is and shall be recognized and designated as the locus of the renewal of
worldwide Anglican Faith committed to the Truth as revealed in the Authorized Version of the Holy Bible, and the traditional Books of
Common Prayer dated 1549, 1552, 1662, 1928 and valid translations of these aforesaid Books of Common Prayer and Holy Bible.
In the Name of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost.
College of Bishops signed this Resolution in Mexico City.
|ACIC Provinces and Jurisdictions
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|Pictoral history of the founding of the ACIC. Below left: Four bishops found ACIC 2001, Below right: College of Bishops grows by one as it
receives Bishop Ernest Kelly of Australia. Below lower left: Bishops meet in Mexico City in 2005 to expand ACIC Mission and receive new
bishops as members of College of Bishops. Below lower right: First General Synod of ACIC in 2007 to celebrate 400th Anniversary of First
Communion in Virginia.
|Bishops sign Manifesto and
Declaration of Revival in Mexico City,
in 2005.. Bishop Jorge Martinez
(center) of Mexico, President 2005,
adds his signature.
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|Milestones in the Growth of the ACIC
The Rt. Rev. Larry W. Johnson and the Rt. Rev.
Scholarios-Gennadius III, signed a Concordat at Evensong
May 1, 2010.