CPSA, noun1

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Also C.P.S.A.
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EnglishShow more Initial letters of Church of the Province of South Africa, Church of the Province of Southern Africa, Province being a general English ecclesiastical term for a district within the jurisdiction of an archbishop.
The Anglican (Episcopal) Church in southern Africa, comprising dioceses in South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, and the islands of St Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha. Also attributive. See also Order of Ethiopia.
[1870 Declaration of Fundamental Principles in C. Gray Life of Robert Gray (1876) 488We, being by representation the Church of the Province of South Africa, do declare that we receive and maintain the Faith of our Lord Jesus Christ as taught in the Holy Scriptures, held by the Primitive Church, summed up in the Creeds, and affirmed by the undisputed General Councils.]
[1891 C.R. Goodlatte Church of Province of S. Afr. 8In 1870..the first Provincial Synod..framed the Constitution and Canons of the Church of the Province of South Africa.]
1898 in M. Nuttall Making of Tradition (1970) 13 (title)Journal of the Fifth Synod of the C.P.S.A.
1970 in M. Nuttall Making of Tradition (1970) 2[This book was] first published in 1970 by CPSA/SPCK, Johannesburg.
1984 D. Tutu in Seek Jan. 1Our own CPSA bishops held one of their 1983 sessions of episcopal synod in Namibia to express solidarity with their fellow Anglicans and fellow Christians in Namibia.
1986 Evening Post 15 Apr. 5A source in the CPSA said it was ‘quite remarkable’ the election had been dealt with in one day...Bishop Tutu’s election was an ‘encouraging sign of unity’ between blacks and whites in the church.
[1988 J. Allen in Inside S. Afr. Feb. 3Archbishop Desmond Tutu is not..the primate of the Church of England in South Africa. He is primate of the Church of the Province of South Africa.]
The Anglican (Episcopal) Church in southern Africa, comprising dioceses in South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, and the islands of St Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha. Also attributive.
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