The Union between The American Episcopal Church (AEC) and Anglican Catholic Church(ACC) was decided by the Bishops of Anglican Catholic Church(ACC) under the Chairmanship of the Most Rev. Louis W. Falk. Later The ACC bishops were divided into two groups on this Union with AEC, so the Most Rev. Louis W. Falk was serious and in favour of the Union with AEC. The Most Rev. Louis W. Falk, Primate of the ACC resigned from the Anglican Catholic Church (ACC) on September 18, 1989, after eight years of standing as Metropolitan of ACC. Thereafter Archbishop Falk alongwith his faithful Bishops formed the Anglican Church in America. The unfortunate schism in the ACC was the result of tension among the Catholics. In 1990, the traditional groups of various Anglican Provinces joined hands to form the Traditional Anglican Communion in Deerfield Beach including the Province of India and elected the Most Rev. Louis W. Falk as its first Primate. There was no jurisdiction left for the ACC to suspend or remove any member or Bishops, who are not with the ACC.
There was no binding on the Anglican Church of India from the ACC while our elected Metropolitan the Most Rev. Louis W. Falk was separated from ACC and gave direction for conditional consecration. The Most Rev. Robert Mercer under the series of the apostolic succession under the Canterbury performed the conditional consecration of about 9 Bishops on 3rd. October 1991, being the feast of Teresa in the Church of St. Peter in the city of Deerfield Beach, Florida. This was the historical event in the Traditional Anglican Communion.
Then the request was sent to the Most Rev. Louis W. Falk in 1982 through Bishop Adams. The Archbishop Falk accepted the request and visited India in 1982 to take round of Lucknow, Amritsar and Delhi Dioceses. During this time he examined the candidates for Bishops elect, and gave his consent to consecrate them. He invited (Late) Bishop John A Prakash to consecrate him at Pokepse New York and 10 Anglican Bishops laid their hands and authorized Bishop John A. Prakash to serve the Anglican Communion in India.
On October 6, 1984 Archbishop Falk the Chief Consecrator along with Bishop Mote of Denver and Bishop John A. Prakash of Delhi Diocese Consecrated the following Bishops:
- 1. Bishop Samuel P. Prakash (Bishop of Lucknow)
- 2. Bishop P.P. Rao (Bishop of Amritsar)
- 3. Bishop E. J. Gideon (Asstt. Bishop of Lucknow)
The great function of Consecration and the meeting of the first "General Council" after revival was held at Y.M.C.A. New Delhi. Then the Anglican delegation along with six Anglican Bishops met to the President of India. This News appeared in T.V. News bulletin on the same evening. Anglican Faithful were very happy to hear the news.