C026 Amend Canon I.20.1 - Building Full communion with Church of Sweden

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That the 79th General Convention proclaim that both Churches have acted as if they have always been in full communion, and therefore are so; and be it further

Resolved, That the 79th General Convention direct the Standing Commission on Constitution and Canons amend Canon I.20.1 to read:

CANON 20: Of Churches in Full Communion

Sec. 1. The Episcopal Church, a member of the Anglican Communion, has a relationship of full communion with those Churches in the historic episcopal succession and with whom it has entered into covenant agreements including:

(a) the Old Catholic Churches of the Union of Utrecht,

(b) la Iglesia Filipina Independiente/the Philippine Independent Church,

and(c) the Mar Thoma Syrian Church of Malabar,

and (d) the Church of Sweden.


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