The Queen’s death does not change the religion’s tradition in Brazil – with regions of British origin

With about 120 individuals, the Anglican neighborhood of Canos in São Lucas parish celebrates its 76th birthday on October 18. Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II final week and which this Thursday (fifteenth), marks seven days, the Anglican Church of which the monarch was an element, was in proof. However, based on Bishop Humberto Maiztegui, the queen’s death did not intrude with the Anglican Episcopal Church in Brazil. “We do not pray for queens or kings.”

There are 120 individuals from the Anglican neighborhood in Canoas
Photo: Paulo Pires/GES

He explains that, regardless of being half of the “Anglican Communion”, current in 42 provinces unfold over 170 international locations, the Anglican Episcopal Church in Brazil has its origins in the Anglican Church in the United States. “The Queen was a political chief of the Church. In Brazil we pray for our rulers.”

the distinction

The bishop defined that there are two actions inside the Anglican Church, Protestant and Catholic. “We are additionally Catholic, however not Roman Apostolic.” Many of the Protestants went to the United States. According to Humberto, this side led the Church to open up additional, which is adopted on Brazilian soil. “For instance, we enable LGBT marriages, which has attracted many new believers, who’re on the lookout for a spot of religion.”

Liane Rachel Kurtz de Almeida, rector of Sao Lucas Parish, stated the opening prompted some individuals to depart the neighborhood. “Many do not perceive. But we have to construct a fairer, extra egalitarian and inclusive society.” Humberto states that the position of the church is to comply with Jesus Christ. “In Porto Alegre, one of our clergy colleagues is homosexual, married and simply adopted a baby.”

journey to england

Between July twenty eighth and August ninth, Bishop Humberto Lamberth was in England following the convention. The occasion is a world gathering of Anglican bishops and focuses on church affairs and the mission of the Anglican Communion.

Humberto, nonetheless, by no means met Queen Elizabeth II. “He was already in poor health and did not attend the ceremony as common.” The bishop clarified that as the host nation, it was a tradition for the Queen to go there to welcome spiritual leaders from round the world. “The position of the Queen and now King Charles III is barely to approve the actions of the Church, to make sure that choices are not taken in opposition to the British state.”

The theme of the convention is “God’s Church for God’s World” and Anglican leaders are convened each ten years by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The occasion has been held since 1867 and this 12 months was the fifteenth in its historical past. Humberto was in England, first in 2019. “Among them I may not discover Elizabeth II.” Apart from the Queen, no member of the royal household was current at the occasion.

Parish has a household tradition in Canoas

Founded on October 18, 1946, the day of Saint Luke, the parish of Canos originated in two households: Silva and Fortes. “I’ve six brothers and we have all the time been Anglican,” stated Ari Fortes, 78 Services are held each Sunday, all the time at 9:30 am.

Dean Lynn has additionally all the time been an Anglican, a tradition that started with his grandmother. Nor did it occur to Bishop Humberto. Uruguayan, he was baptized in the Methodist Church. “The Anglican Church in Uruguay was solely in English, so I used to be baptized Methodist and solely later did I develop into an Anglican”, says he, who was one of the founders of the Anglican Church in Uruguay.

There are three dioceses in Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, the place Humberto is accountable, Santa Maria and Pelotas. “Rio Grande do Sul is the state the place there are about 20,000 Anglicans in Brazil”, he says. There are 9 dioceses in the nation and the nation presently has six bishops and three bishops.

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