This is to inform that Mr. Gunasekaran Samuel of Chennai is not part of the Anglican Orthodox Church International/Worldwide Communion. Any representation that Mr. Gunasekaran Samuel or the Anglican Church of South India is affiliated in any way with the AOC is false.
- Bishop Jerry Ogles DD, Presiding Bishop, Anglican Orthodox Church Worldwide
The Anglican Orthodox Church in India (1964 - present)
The Anglican Orthodox Church Worldwide Communion is a bible based church that follows in the tradition of the early Anglican Reformers. We hold to a Reformed Anglican faith, the inerrancy of scripture as preserved in the Greek Textus Receptus (KJV bible in English), the Apostles, Nicene and Athanasian Creeds and the 39 articles. For fuller information, please visit our AOC USA website.
For many years, Anglicans used the original prayer book called The Book of Common Prayer.
Over the years, various Anglican offshoots have been born, both from need and necessity. The Anglican Orthodox Church has been represented in South India since 1964, when founding Bishop James Parker Dees consecrated Bishop Steven of Kerala. Bishop Steven was followed by Bishop Thomas Karrikudhy. Most of this early work was in the state of Kerala.
AOC India affilaites are mainly active in Andhra Pradesh, Tripura and South India.
The area ministries of the AOC is oversighted by Bishop Dr Joshua Raj, to ensure that the core AOC principles are adhered to. The AOC in India has autonomous and independent jurisdictions and church groups that are in communion with the AOC USA, and generally subscribe the AOC's statement of faith and practice.
For information on ministries of AOC India, please click here
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