Resolution Number: 2003-A089
Title: Refer a Resolution on the Practice of Open Communion
Legislative Action Taken: Referred
Final Text:

Resolution Rejected by Non-concurrence. See Legislative History for original text of resolution.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Minneapolis, 2003 (New York: General Convention, 2004), p.

Legislative History

Author: The Standing Commission on Ecumenical Relations
Originating House: House of Bishops
Originating Committee: Committee on Ecumenical Relations

House of Bishops

The House of Bishops Committee on Ecumenical Relations presented its Report #11 on Resolution A089 ("Open Communion") and moved adoption with amendment.

Original Text of Resolution:

(A089)

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That the 74th General Convention of the Episcopal Church establish a task force to study the matter of the increasingly common practice of open communion to report back to the 2006 General Convention; and be it further

Resolved, That this task force shall be comprised of Bishops, Priests, Deacons, and lay persons with representation from the Standing Commission on Ecumenical Relations, the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music, and the Standing Commission on Constitution and Canons, as proposed by the Chairs of those Commissions.

The Bishop of South Carolina moved to refer the resolution to the House of Bishops Committee on Theology.

Motion carried

Resolution referred to a Standing Commission

(Communicated to the House of Deputies in HB Message #94)

House of Deputies

The House of Deputies Committee on Ecumenical Relations presented its Report #9 on Resolution A089 ("Open Communion") and moved concurrence with referral to the Standing Commission on Ecumenical Relations.

Motion carried

Resolution referred to a Standing Commission

(Communicated to the House of Bishops in HD Message #147)

Resolution Referred to a Standing Commission by Both Houses.

Report Reference:   Standing Commission on Ecumenical Relations, Reports to the 74th General Convention, 2003, pp. 136-156.
Abstract:   The 74th General Convention refers to a Standing Commission a resolution to establish a task force to study the practice of open communion.
Notes:  

The Journal editor added the following note to the House of Deputies' action: "The final status of Resolution A089 is non-concurrence because the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies did not move the same action for the legislation."