About the ACA


Military Chaplaincy


House of Bishops

Orders and Societies

Constitution and Canons


Contact Us

Traditional Anglican Communion

International Anglican Fellowship

Anglican Province of America


Bishop Advises Flock To Support Traditional Marriage

The Right Rev. Brian R. Marsh, President of the ACA House of Bishops and Bishop of the Diocese of the Northeast, Anglican Church in America, has issued a message to all clergy and parishes in the Diocese of the Northeast to reject ballot questions that legalize same-sex marriages.

In a statement issued to all parishes and clergy, the Bishop reaffirmed the Church's stance on same-sex marriages.

Marriage, throughout human history, has been defined as a permanent and monogamous relationship between one man and one woman. The family unit - a married couple and their children - has for that same time been the essential and basic building block of society.

The fact that marriage was instituted by God for the health and perpetuation of the human race means nothing to those who have decided for themselves that God is irrelevant and the Bible is a relic from the past. The State of Maine, and other political entities, has legally provided for groups of two or more adults, regardless of sex, to share certain privileges with married couples under the civil law regarding taxes, inheritance, medical insurance, and so forth, but such provisions neither constitute nor require a redefinition of marriage.

The Bishop urged parishes to work together with those opposed to the redefinition of marriage.

The people should not attempt to overturn what has been ordained by God. In a reasonable world, a group of citizens, legislators or judges could no more change the universally accepted definition of marriage than they could redefine when life begins or when it should end.

The Anglican Church in America is part of the worldwide Traditional Anglican Communion, with members in 44 countries, which seeks to uphold the Catholic Faith, Apostolic Order, Orthodox Worship and Evangelical Witness of the Anglican tradition within the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ. The Communion holds Holy Scripture and the ancient Creeds of the Undivided Church as authentic and authoritative, and worships according to the traditional liturgies of the Church.



Anglican Church in America      |      Traditional Anglican Communion      |      International Anglican Fellowship

Anglican Province of America   |    Federation of Anglican Churches in the Americas   |    Reunification
1928 Book of Common Prayer   |    Anglican Missal (pdf)   |    1921 Anglican Missal(online)   |    The Anglican Breviary
Project Canterbury   |    Liturgical Texts Project   |    The Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America 1940
ACA on Facebook
© 2013 - 2017 Anglican Church in America  |  Home  |  About Us  |  Dioceses  |  House of Bishops  |  Documents  |  Constitution and Canons  |  Contact Us