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Anglican Province of Christ the King
Rev. Robert Waggener on June 15, 2002, at the Church of the Epiphany, Columbia, SC.
The Rev. George Clendenin preached at the ordination. Deacon Kindrick will continue his education at the University of North Dakota. The Rev. David Hoare was called to be the new Rector of St. Bartholomew's Church, Woodinville, WA, and was instituted by Archbishop Morse on August 4, 2002. The Rev. Canon David Wastie was instituted as Rector of St. Michael's Church, Winchester, VA on April 27, 2002, by The Rt. Rev. Robert Waggener, Bishop of the Southern States. The Rev. John Upham was instituted as Rector of St. George's, Raleigh, NC on May 30, 2002, by Bishop Waggener. The Rev. John Sharpe was instituted as Vicar of St. Mark's, Durham, NC on June 2, 2002, by Bishop Waggener. The Rev. William Wiygul, as Rector of Holy Comforter, Montevallo, AL, has retired from that parish.
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Bishop Robert F. Waggener will trade his bishop's mitre for a priest's biretta in the Western Rite.Bishop Waggener, who until recently served as bishop of the Diocese of the Holy Cross, has become the first Continuing Anglican bishop to convert to the Antiochian Orthodox Church's Western Rite Vicariate.Waggener and his parishioners at Christ Church of Lynchburg, VA, as catechumens on March 5.Deo volente, Bp.Robert Waggener will then be ordained to the priesthood within the Orthodox Church.Read the rest of this entry »
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Bishop Robert F. Waggener has relinquished his Continuing Anglican episcopacy for priesthood in the Western Rite Vicariate of the Antiochian Orthodox Church.He and his parishioners were received as catechumens March 5 at Christ Church in Lynchburg, Virginia, after which Waggener was to be ordained to the Orthodox priesthood.It was the latest in a series of ecclesiastical moves by Waggener, and at least the third in which others followed him to his new affiliation.A onetime Episcopal Church cleric who served in the Dioceses of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C., Waggener has been (inter alia) a bishop in the Episcopal Missionary Church, in the Anglican Province of Christ the King, and most recently in a split-off from the APCK, the Diocese of the Holy Cross, from which he is now leading a group into Western Rite Orthodoxy."I sincerely hope he finds a place he can exercise a stable ministry in Western Rite Orthodoxy, as stability has eluded him through most of his ministry," said one of Waggener's former clergy.Waggener is evidently the first Continuing Anglican bishop to convert to the Antiochian Church's Western Rite. n
The State | 08/28/2003 | Visiting Anglican bishop says Episcopalians will stand by their church, despite ordination of openly gay bishop
Rev. Robert Waggener, bishop of the Diocese of the Holy Cross, finds his faith --Anglicanism -- suddenly in the spotlight these days.Based in Birmingham, Ala., Waggener serves as bishop for 16 Anglican churches up and down the East Coast.He was in Columbia this week to rededicate the Church of the Epiphany after a March fire forced the congregation to worship elsewhere.Waggener took time to discuss recent issues affecting the Anglican church:QUESTION: Now that the Episcopal Church has confirmed its first openly gay bishop, some people are predicting a mass exodus of "traditionalists."
Non Anglican Difficulties written by Fr. Robert Hart) "Objections and answers In May of 2005 I received a phone call from a former APCK bishop named Robert Waggener, who was associated with FiF at the time.
Since that time Fr. Kimmel has become a Roman Catholic priest under the terms of the Pastoral Provisions (as my brother Addison had done several years earlier), and Bishop Waggener has become an Orthodox priest, having taken the name Alban.