While it took longer than I expected, it nonetheless happened. I guess five years isn't that long in church time ... the good news is the Good News will once again be faithfully preached within a remnant of episcopal churches who are no longer compromised by an apostasized hierarchy. My hope is that individual parishes will continue to come out of TEC and into the new Anglican Province in North America.
Congratulations to those who have begun a new journey. While I would have preferred to see the faithful remnant return to communion with the Bishop of Rome, this middle ground solution will protect people's souls from false teaching.
What has been fascinating has been the apostasizers' insistence that they can change Church teaching, but that the Church structure can't change. It's obviously self-serving rationalization for a heretical group who successfully captured a church hierarchy in order to forward their own agenda. And once they completed their coup, they tried to bar the door. Now the apostates will cling to as many properties as they can grab up, properties, ironically, bought, built and paid for by a previous generation whose faith the apostates claim is bigotry. It sounds more like typical Baby-Boomer spoiled brat-ism, or the William Burroughs school of rebellion — they want mommy and daddy to pay for their contemptuous rejection of all mommy and daddy hold sacred.
But God always has His next move.
For those who are concerned with schism, I'd remind you that from the Roman perspective, um, what else did you expect a Protestant church to do? Indeed, if history is any guide, there will be further risks of schism within both remaining provinces. But for today, praise God and God's blessings on those who remained faithful!