It’s a Sad Day…

… when Priests go around publicly comparing their Bishops to lynching mobs, “the  Klu Klux Klan” and “Monty Python”. Really unacceptable. When I became a Priest, I well remember taking a vow of Canonical Obedience to the Bishop of the Diocese: “Will you reverently obey your ordinary and other chief ministers of the Church, unto whom is committed the charge…

A Lottery for Primate

Speaking of lots, Time was when the prime minister chose the Archbishop of Canterbury – if only… The Telegraph: It seemed so easy: scarcely was the ink dry on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s letter of resignation than the nomination of his successor was made. That was Stanley Baldwin, instantly appointing Cosmo Gordon Lang in succession…

Coptic Church Selects Three Candidates for Pope

And with lots being drawn to decided on who it will be. Brother Raphael Bishop Tawadros Bishop Raphael Delegates to a special electoral synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria have selected a monk and two bishops as candidates to succeed Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria. On 29 October 2012 the 2,405 members of the…

Pastors, Ordained and Lay – The Reason We Are Sent

Via the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans: The sentence hit me like a ton of bricks. I was re-reading Bonhoeffer’s Life Together when I came across the following: A pastor should not complain about his congregation, certainly never to other people, but also not to God.  A congregation has not been entrusted to him in order that…