The ACNA cannot possibly have women priests and claim to be heirs to US Anglo-Catholic Episcopalians. Don't you realise they have put the cancer into the ACNA? On this level they are entirely the same as ECUSA minus the bishops. The ACNA is not the only Anglican body in the US to have dialog with Orthodoxy. The Anglican Catholic Church which has no women priests, was founded at the Congress of St Louis in 1978, and whose orders derive from the three bishops who consecrated the first continuing Anglican bishops in 1978 has a worldwide presence, especially large in India. They had a senior ROCOR priest speak at their 2009 International Synod and since then have added a feast and collects of the Russian New Martyrs. At least the ACC has no confusion about women priests. They have yet however to come to an Orthodox understanding of the nature of the Church ie. that it is one and not a branch of a tree.
Metropolitan JONAH has spoken at ACNA meetings along with other Orthodox Priests. Who knows. They may become Orthodox judging from the applause give to representatives of Orthodoxy.
Not a chance. ACNA has a large evangelical core and they have female priests in Pittsburgh.
Well, there a few dioceses that are heavily Anglo-Catholic- Fort Worth comes to mind. I doubt we'd see a whole-scale union with the ACNA any time soon, but (for the OCA at least) the ACNA is the only Anglican entity in America that there is any dialogue with at this time.
FWIW, Metropolitan JONAH's speech is what finally brought me over to Orthodoxy at a time I was debating the merits of remaining with the Episcopalians or going ACNA.
Oh, I realize. Look at "Faith" under my screen name to see just how much I realize. That said, the Anglo-catholic element in the ACNA is just as Anglo-catholic as anyone left in the Anglican Communion- if that says anything at all.
You will forgive me, I hope, if I overlooked entirely the ACC- in the ensuing alphabet soup of all the different continuing Anglican movements that joined or talked about joining the ACNA it's very hard (especially for someone who has not really followed the news on these things since he started seriously investigating Orthodoxy) to keep track of what's what, who's in and who's out. Even without the current tumult of American Anglicanism it was always hard to keep track of the ACCs, the RECs, the TACs, the UECNAs, and others of the "continuing" and splinter movements; and now that I'm Orthodox I have my hands full keeping track of the alphabet soups where I can
commune (GOA, OCA, AOC, ROCOR, etc) versus those where I shouldn't
commune (HOCNA, AOMNSABI, TOC, GOCA, GGOCA, ad infinitum
). I'll amend my statement to say that the ACNA is the only body in communion with other Anglican Communion members in dialogue.