Thinking Anglicans

Pittsburgh changes its URL

The Diocese of Pittsburgh has moved its website to a new URL. Peter Frank writes:

www.pitanglican.org To Become Diocese’s New Internet Address

The Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh is in the process of moving its online home to www.pitanglican.org. The new address, based on Pittsburgh’s airport code, now is the primary host for the diocesan website and all diocesan staff email accounts.

“We are grateful for the use of our former address, pgh.anglican.org, which has been very kindly loaned to us by the Society of Archbishop Justus for more than a decade. That said, given the diocese’s coming vote on realignment and the decision of the Society earlier this year to take back the Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin’s address after it approved a similar vote, it seemed prudent to make this change now,” said the Rev. Peter Frank, director of communications for the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh.

An independent non-profit organization that is unaffiliated with any governing structure in the Anglican Communion, the Society of Archbishop Justus has nonetheless hewed closely to the Episcopal Church’s determination of who is officially Anglican in the controversies of recent years. Explaining their decision earlier this year to revoke the Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin’s use of sanjoquin.anglican.org, society member Simon Sarmiento stated “We made the change after receiving a specific request to do so from the Chancellor of the Presiding Bishop of the US Episcopal Church.”

“As the sole owner of all ‘anglican.org’ domain names, including pgh.anglican.org , the Society of Archbishop Justus is, of course, free to take advice from whomever it likes on how to parcel out use of that resource. However, we in Pittsburgh would be foolish not to take note of whom the Society chose to listen to in the case of San Joaquin,” added Frank.

While pgh.anglican.org may continue to direct individuals to the diocesan website for an interim period, the diocese encourages individuals to update their web browsers and email lists to reflect the change.

www.pitanglican.org will be our online home for many years to come,” said Frank.

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Ford Elms
Ford Elms
13 years ago

“we in Pittsburgh would be foolish not to take note of whom the Society chose to listen to in the case of San Joaquin”

Well, there you go. You have now officially sided with the enemy, Simon. Fortunate there is no precedent for parishes keeping their URL after going into schism, eh? But there’s no precedent for them keeping their buildings either, and that doesn’t seem to have stopped them.

Pat O'Neill
Pat O'Neill
13 years ago

“…we in Pittsburgh would be foolish not to take note of whom the Society chose to listen to in the case of San Joaquin…”

Yes, heaven forfend that the Society should actually listen to the only organization officially recognized as a province of the Anglican Communion in the United States!

One wonders who or what exactly is hosting Bishop Iker’s renegades on the web, now.

Simon Kershaw
Admin
13 years ago

We at SoAJ have always stated that we hold the anglican.org domain ‘in trust’ for the churches of the Anglican Communion. Regardless of our own opinions, one way or the other, not to have acted when requested to do so by an an authorized officer would have been to ignore the trust placed in us. No one contested our right to do what we did.

Joe
Joe
13 years ago

Thanks for the “heads up.” I’ll be sure to update my bookmark!

JPM
JPM
13 years ago

Yet another occasion for the Duncanites to revel in their martyrdom!

JCF
JCF
13 years ago

All hail the new religion: Pitanglicans!

Andrew in Montreal
Andrew in Montreal
13 years ago

Do folks realize that Bp Duncan is leaving Lambeth on Friday?

I saw an entry on the blog of Bishop George Bruce of the Diocese of Ontario (Kingston, Canada), who commented on Bp Duncan’s imminent departure here: http://www.ontario.anglican.ca/cgi-bin/newsscript.pl?record=1822

Göran Koch-Swahne
13 years ago

Andrew in Montreal wrote: “Do folks realize that Bp Duncan is leaving Lambeth on Friday?”

You only have to read what (and how) certain American re-whatever sites write about the indaba-groups and the MGMs go get a clue as to why he is leaving so early.

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