November 17, 2017

The Ordination of Women

We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted,
help the weak, be patient with everyone. (1 Thessalonians 5:14)

Those who wish to follow the present discussion about women’s ordination in the Anglican Church in North America will need to be current with what is being written. This page offers a series of documents that will be helpful in following the discussion.

This topic is no mere abstruse aspect of theology, no tidbit of doctrinal abstraction useless to the average Christian. It is central to our view of God’s creation of male and female, their relationships with each other, our understanding of humanity as God’s image bearer, and even the nature and character of God himself. Therefore, the topic is more impactful than most likely recognize.

Be assured that the clergy of St. John’s uniformly hold to the doctrine and practice of the undivided church regarding this matter. Any of the clergy would be glad to discuss any of these matters with you.

If you don’t know where to start and don’t wish to read the 600+ pages available below—come on, you know you really do!—we recommend those listed with an asterisk (*) as a great place to start.