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.