THE COVENANT: THE PRESENT STATE OF AFFAIRS
PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE “FINAL” DRAFT COVENANT
Revision 1: Strengthening the historic and normative role of the Anglican formulariesSection One: Our Inheritance of Faith
(1.1.2) the catholic and apostolic faith uniquely revealed in the Holy Scriptures and set forth in the catholic creeds, which faith the Church is called upon to proclaim afresh in each generation.
(1.1.3) The historic formularies of the Church of England - the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion, the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, and the Ordering of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons – are in accord with Scripture and bear authentic witness to this faith.
Revision 2: Affirming explicitly God’s standard of marriage and abstinence
Revision 3: The Covenant Communion and its InstrumentsSection 3: Our Unity and Common Life
Revision 4: Restoring the Primates to their proper oversight of Communion faith and orderSection Four: Our Covenanted Life Together
Revision 5: Binding the Communion into an Accountable Union
Revision 6: Communion Discipline
IMPLEMENTATION AND CONSEQUENCES
Appendix to Revision 4: Restoring the Primates to their proper oversight of faith and order