Beloved in the Lord,
The much-awaited report of the Lambeth Commission on Communion has been released. The final document, now called the “Windsor Report,” suggests how the Anglican Communion might work to preserve unity in the face of our Episcopal Church’s decisions to abandon key aspects of Anglican (and Christian) faith and order. It is available online here
No doubt, in the days and weeks ahead, you will see much commentary, both in the secular press and from other sources, on what this document suggests for the future of both our Anglican Communion and Episcopal Church. I would ask you, in the midst of this unsettled season to continue to be faithful in prayer, for the Anglican Communion, for the Episcopal Church, for the Diocese of Pittsburgh, for your own congregation, and for me, your bishop. In the flow of commentary, I can promise you will see my face and hear my voice, which is one of the reasons I am in England as I write to you.
Remember, our future is not ultimately in the hands of commissions, committees, or bishops, but in the hands of the one who promises “I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
The Rt. Rev. Robert Duncan
Bishop of Pittsburgh