Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 52 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Friday, March 23, 2007

I voted for it before I voted against it.....

Having heard all about Ms. Schori's support in Tanzania of the Primates Communique, and the great hope that she would promote the plan and process to the American bishops so that they could find a way to stay in communion with the Anglican Communion and make a way for traditionalists - her 'truth' comes out. In both the Episcopal News Service article (the official propaganda arm of the Episcopal Church) and the Article in The Living Church (much more reliable...which I say as a foundation board member), pasted below, we hear.....

Asked whether her support for the actions taken by the House of Bishops served to revoke her signature on the primates’ communiqué, Bishop Schori responded that she had not signed the communiqué in Dar es Salaam. Her assent had been verbal, she said. Archbishop Williams had gone around the room asking all the primates if they could live with the agreement. Bishop Schori said she told the primates, “I would bring this back to the House of Bishops," “explain it” to them, and “seek the will of the house.”

Asked to clarify her comments, the Presiding Bishop said the “best way to gain a consensus” among the primates in Tanzania was to support the communiqué, however, “she was not able to speak for the whole House of Bishops.”

So, in other words, I supported the communique to get out of there looking good, but now I can blame the other bishops.....Pray, Pray, Pray for the Episcopal Church!