To speak of realignment in the Anglican Communion can mean Anglicans lining up this way and not that way (e.g. leaving TEC for ACNA), or an emergent new Anglican 'baby' from the rubble of a disintegrating Communion (cf. posts below re recent ++Orombi pronouncement). But it can also mean Anglicans realigning with something else, most likely Rome, but can we rule out Constantinople or Geneva?
Here is a parish aligning with Rome tout simple, that is, ignoring the Ordinariate invitation, as reported by Stand Firm:
"Mount Calvary voted on two resolutions today at a special meeting following 10:00 Mass:
1) That Mt. Calvary Church separate itself from The Episcopal Church, and
2) That Mt. Calvary Church seek admission to the Roman Catholic Church as an Anglican Use parish.
Both resolutions passed by majorities of almost 85%.
The ballots were counted by two disinterested outsiders: Dr. Daniel Page (a friend of many parishioners who lives nearby) and Sister Mary Joan of the All Saints' Sisters of the Poor.
The ballots were counted in the presence of the Rev. Scott Slater, Canon to the Ordinary of the Diocese of Maryland."
Is this the beginning of the avalanche, or even trickle, or simply a one-off happening?
Perhaps one observation of relevance here is that there is not much news of parishes of other denominations choosing to come over to the Anglican Communion en bloc!