Friday, February 20, 2009

Coming to America


Episcopal Cafe´ reports:
We have heard from a pair of well-placed and unrelated sources that Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, may be coming to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Anaheim in July. ... the ABC would arrive on the first or second day of the convention, possibly participate in some sort of forum about the world economic situation, offer a meditation at the daily Eucharist on the third day of convention and then depart. A number of other Primates are invited as well. We will keep you posted.

And lead us all in a couple of choruses of the Lambeth kum bah ya -- while pouring Anglican Communion tea. Guess we should all just forget about B033 and same sex blessings as the bishops will probably roll over for their stomach pats. Hope you will all lobby your local bishop and remind him or her there are many who have been patient for 30 years.
And show them the Voices of Witness: Africa to remind them that the Communion is more than just bishops. Also the original Voices of Witness.

11 comments:

JCF said...

Because the arm-twisting by phone-call (of GC '06) was felt to be insufficiently/unpersuasively PAINFUL this time around?

Question: just HOW STUPID does Rowan Cantuar think we Episcopalians really are?! >:-0

IT said...

JCF, it remains to be seen whether he's right. I guess we'll see by August.

Meanwhile.....is it too early to start planning the Friends of Jake Anaheim Reunion?

Ann said...

Oh yes -- time to start planning. Can someone in the Anaheim area tell us where would be good?

James said...

Although my first thought was, "JMJ" this could be good.

Rowan has no clue about our polity. He knows nothing except the prince-bishop style at home.

when he comes to sit in, he's going to get a first hand view of how TEC does things.

I share the concern, and it is something we need to be concerned about, but this could be a blessing, too.

We should invite a number of the primates to come and see.

JCF said...

James, I'm also remembering when ++Sentamu (Abp. York) showed up to GC in 2006.

He came in at the last minute (NOT listening to anything said before), he spoke for longer than the rules permitted (rules everyone else was bound to!), and then left.

I don't want to see a repeat of that. >:-/

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Attudinal problems of the anti Modern old mens club ;=)

Fred Schwartz said...

Thought about this since I read this post. Looked at some others. After much deliberation it would be the charitable thing for him to stay home. It is going to look like it looks. Staying home will reinforce that we are a group of churches not bound by rules and laws and commands and primates but rather by Christ and his teachings. The fact is that especially right now, if he comes, 10 things will happen and nine of them will be bad.

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

But Dr Rowan thinks centralization is the thing, doesn't he?

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Nice photograph ;=)

IT said...

I was wondering if anyone would put these two together...

David G. said...

Just in time to f*cking ruin it,...no doubt!!!

It will happen,..eventually..where we WALK AWAY totally voluntarily within the majority of the North American Anglican/Episcopal Network.

And it's not too far away!!