CANA Diocese of the Trinity withdraws from ACNA


May 23, 2019

Pastoral letter to all Faithful in Christ

Mission to all People:

Greetings in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

We give thanks to God for the Faith handed to us and the opportunity to serve in North America as missionaries. We are especially grateful for the ministry, and mission of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA) – a mission of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion). 

The Anglican Diocese of the Trinity (ADOTT) is an integral part of Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA). We are composed of believers united by a common faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We are united by a commitment to be Christ-centered and all inclusive, serving a multicultural and multiracial community of faith. We promote Spirit-filled worship and liturgy founded upon the Word of God. We are fully connected and committed to historical formularies of the Anglican Communion through the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion). Our mission statement since our creation as a diocese “is to build a Christ-centered, multicultural, multiracial, Bible-based church that believes in the apostolic teaching and is sensitive to human needs.” We continue to stay true to this commitment in North America. 

ADOTT is a full-fledged ecclesiastical unit that operates as a missionary, evangelical and church planting mission/movement. We are a non-geographical cluster of churches and congregations in North America.

Following the formal signing of agreement between the Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) and the Primate of Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) with respect to the status and future of CANA, let it be known to all people that ADOTT continues to reaffirm and retain convincingly her full provincial membership in the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) and ministry partnership in the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). We remain eternally grateful to the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) that conceived this vision and birth it years ago in North America. The mission continues to flourish in the various locations of our churches even as there are designated areas for planting of new churches by God’s grace.

Our mission is open to people of all race, ethnicity, color, and nationalities. We believe we are called to serve people of God in North America at this time and we will continue to remain focus on this multicultural, multiracial, multiethnic ministry for all people without any distraction. Jesus died for all people and salvation is for all who accept the Lord Jesus as Lord and Savior.

Let me conclude with this passage of the Scriptures:

Nevertheless, God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord must turn away from iniquity.” A large house contains not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay. Some indeed are for honorable use, but others are for common use. So if anyone cleanses himself of what is unfit, he will be a vessel for honor: sanctified, useful to the Master, and prepared for every good work (2 Tim 2: 19-20 BSB)

We welcome all people to stand with us in this unique calling and encourage you all to present yourselves as vessels unto honor fit for the master’s use in this world. We are saved by grace to serve and to preach and,teach the undiluted Word of God.

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Sincerely in Christ:

The Rt. Rev Amos Fagbamiye MDiv, Mss, Fss
Diocesan Bishop
(Anglican Diocese of the Trinity
Church of Nigeria – Anglican Communion)
Anglican Cathedral Church of Resurrection
8350 Ditch Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46260