I want to draw your attention to a recent post from Bishop Shaun McCann, the
current Patriarch of the Apostolic Johannite Church (AJC) and President of
the North American College of Gnostic Bishops. The post linked below is in
response to a series of vicious attacks – including slander, libel and
cowardly attempts to have various events canceled – against the AJC by an
individual who apparently has nothing better to do with his life. I have
personally met Bishop Shaun McCann and Bishop Will Behun, along with many
from the AJC community – both clergy and lay members – while attending the
Conventicle of the Alexandrian Gnostic Church in Rock Island, Illinois in
2010. We shared communion together, had some great dialog and forged
fraternal relations – both on a personal level as well as for our related
spiritual communities. On behalf of the Coptic Gnostic Church I signed the
All Saints Accord. I have also maintained ongoing dialog with AJC members.
The accusations being directed towards them are completely unfounded and
absolutely ridiculous – merely the venom of a disturbed person that holds a
grudge from online debates. The Coptic Gnostic Church stands in full support
of the Apostolic Johannite Church. We recognize their many years (over a
decade) of service as a model for any community interested in the
Independent Sacramental Movement and/or Ecclesiastical Gnosticism. These
folks are the real deal and I am proud to call them my friends as well as my
spiritual brothers and sisters.
And please consider sharing the above message on your email lists, blogs and
other online forums.
Coptic Gnostic Church