Acting FIFNA president Canon Warren Tanghe
read a lesson.
said that FIF-NA
continues its efforts to secure an orthodox province in cooperation with both the Network and the Continuum.
sees Moyer's consecration as a "decision by one FIF-NA member to further develop one of the connections FIF-NA has, one which he
sees as a contribution to the cause of united Anglicanism," and said he
would "pray fervently" for him in that regard.
The primates, however, did not think it "appropriate" to consecrate new bishops, though they were prepared to provide oversight for those who could no longer worship in their ECUSA parish, said Fr. Tanghe
indicated that TAC representatives had over a period of time posed consecration scenarios, but only in general terms, usually without citing the names of the candidate(s).
said they were told that Communion primates would need to join TAC prelates in a consecration.
Otherwise, the new bishop might serve some who had left ECUSA, but would put any Episcopal parish that he visited in "deep water" with its liberal bishop.
conceded that a recheck of TAC publication last fall did reveal a mention of Frs.
said that when the Executive Committee of FIF-NA's
Council was able to consult on Moyer's election in early December, it took no action.
However, individual members asked their leader not to proceed.
Believing this was of God, though, Moyer was committed to going forward, Tanghe
Writing subsequently in Forward Now, Fr. Tanghe
commented that, since the primates rejected the appeal to consecrate Frs.