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THE Very Revd Michael Harper, an archpriest in the Antiochian Ortho­dox Church, who died on 6 January, aged 78, was a former Anglican who had been a leading figure in the Charismatic revival. From 1984 to 1995, he had been a Canon of Chichester Cathedral.

Latterly, he referred to the Church of England as his “foster mother”, after he was reordained in 1995 under the Patriarchate of Antioch. Women’s ordination had been the “last straw” for him and his wife, Jeanne, in ...

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