Sure I did, now. I will agree you didn’t understand it, and may not yet. And you read it, then, 8-9 years ago? I’m amazed. Wasn’t Walt a caution?
Once again, does the Queen/King of England make policy for the Anglican Church?
No, no more than she/he does for Great Britain, of which she/he is the consitutional monarch. You must have seen her? Crown and all? Sitting enthroned, opening Parliment? Reading the speech written for her by the ruling party?
BTW, I assume by “Anglican Church” you mean “Church of England”. As I said, the British Soveriegn has NO formal role in any other Anglican jurisdiction. Remember, 38 independent Churches.
If not, then he/she is not the head of said church.
Of courseshe/he is. Says so in the Act of Supremacy, January 1559. Still on the books. Supreme Governor, she’s called. Henry liked Supreme Head (see Supreme Head Act, 1535), but that was dropped in 1559.
If so, then he/she is head of said “communion”.
That is, if the Queen/King of England makes policy for the Anglican Church, the he/she is the Head of the Anglican Church.
Premise is invalid, so is conclusion.
If, in order to remain in the Anglican Communion, a parish most follow the policies of the Archbishop of Cantebury, then that parish must also follow the policies as laid out by the Queen/King of England.
If a parish doesn’t have to follow the policies of the Archbishop of Cantebury to remain in communion with him, then there are no real “policies”, and parishes are able to do as they please.
Bingo. I think you’re making progress.
By the way, the Archbishop doesn’t decide who is in communion with the See of Canterbury, meaning is a part of the worldwide Anglican Communion (which is what the term means). That’s done by a vote of the primates (Remember those 38 independent jurisidictions?) All +Cantaur can do is decline to invite a jurisidiction to his decennial get-together at Lambeth. And they’ll miss out on some good port.
In your kindness, you attribute far too much of the structure of the RCC to the Anglican Communion. Doesn’t work like that.