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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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Thursday, May 03, 2007

This is what I have been saying!!!!

Archbishop Akinola of Nigeria, responding to Schori's public letter to him, asking him not to 'cross diocesan boundaries' and install Bishop Minns as a bishop in their missionary endevour in the USA. He hits right on the hypocracy of the PB and others claiming that crossing boundaries is breaking tradition, and they are holding buildings in 'historic trust' while ECUSA has abandoned the historic biblical faith and her traditions.
You speak in your letter of centuries old custom regarding diocesan boundaries. You are, of course, aware that the particular historical situation to which you make reference was intended to protect the church from false teaching not to prevent those who hold to the traditional teaching of the church from receiving faithful episcopal care. It was also a time when the Church had yet to face into the challenge of different denominational expressions of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I also find it curious that you are appealing to the ancient customs of the church when it is your own Province’s deliberate rejection of the biblical and historic teaching of the Church that has prompted our current crisis.