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AFRICAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Jacob Dahlen, May 6, 2006.

  1. Jacob Dahlen

    Jacob Dahlen New Member

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    The African Orthodox Church was founded in South Africa in 1924 by priests from the independent African Church. These priests were dissatisfied with the administration of the African Church and believed that they could establish and run an independent church for Black Christians that would be more responsive to their own needs and to the needs of their parishioners. One of the priests in this group was Daniel William Alexander whose leadership abilities were recognized by the others. At the very same meeting in which the priests decided to resign from the African Church and to form their own independent church, they also elected Alexander to the position of bishop.
    http://www.pitts.emory.edu/Archives/text/rg005.html
     
  2. nate

    nate New Member

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    #1. Are they large
    #2. Are they accepted by the Rest of the Orthodox Communion seeing as how they weren't 'sanctioned' be the Church.
     
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