Anglo-Lutheran Catholic Church

Anglo-Lutheran Catholic Church

Classification

Lutheran

Orientation

Evangelical Catholic and Papalist

Polity

Episcopal

Associations

Augustana Evangelical Catholic Communion

Founder

Irl A. Gladfelter

Origin

1997

Kansas City, Missouri

Branched from

Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod

Merge of

Athanasian Catholic Church of the Augsburg Confession

The Anglo-Lutheran Catholic Church (ALCC), formerly the Evangelical Community Church-Lutheran (ECCL), is a church in the Lutheran Evangelical Catholic tradition. The ALCC claims to be unique among Lutheran churches in that it is of both Lutheran and Anglo-Catholic heritage and has also been significantly influenced by the traditions of Roman Catholicism. The church was founded in 1997 by former members of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. Its headquarters are in Kansas City, Missouri. The ALCC is governed by a metropolitan archbishop who is assisted by the holy synod (which consists of the bishops of the church and is concerned with matters of doctrine and polity) and the National Standing Committee which includes lay members and is concerned with temporal administration and finance, and together comprise the corporate Board of Directors. The ALCC operates in accordance with the canon law code of the Roman Catholic Church (1983) (http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG1104/_INDEX.HTM) in areas not covered by its own canon law code.

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