Comments: American reports (1)

Good for Calvary, its people, its rector. It's about time someone called these network types out.
We are seeing what appeasement brings here in Virginia. If you give these people an inch, they will take a mile, and whine about their tender conciences it while they do, and while they ally themselves with the unsspeakable ++Akinola.

Posted by Cynthia Gilliatt at Friday, 22 December 2006 at 4:03pm GMT

Amusing that Duncan would be so pained over Calvary's going to court to keep property in the Church to which it was given, or rather which holds it in the name of the God to Whom it was given. I trust he will be like minded when the schismatics in virginia try to take "their" property from TEC. And as to people forcing on others their views of what it means to be Episcopal, I seem to hear a pot talking to what it thinks is a kettle.

Posted by Ford Elms at Friday, 22 December 2006 at 6:55pm GMT

The Network bishops deserve an A+ for posturing and whining. It is high time for canonical action to replace them with bishops who take seriously their vows to uphold the C&C of the Episcopal Church.

If they were honorable men, who believe that TEC has departed from the faith of the Church, they would resign for conscience sake and leave quietly rather than create disunion and work havoc in the denomination that pays them their salaries, pensions and benefits, and provides them with other perks of the episcopal office. If they were corporate executives, their shareholders would rightly give them the boot.

Posted by John Henry at Saturday, 23 December 2006 at 2:02am GMT

In an Episcopal church the Bishop is the Epískopos; the Overseer, whose responsibility it is to (actively) see to that things are well and in order.

If the Bishop doesn't a c t i v e l y do this, he/se is an unfaithful Overseer, an epískopos moixós (moixeía is the word of the 7th Commandment, meaning disloyal – not modern “adulter)”. Or perhaps better: epískopos moixalídos, the late form found in 2nd century 2 Peter 2:14, since Bishops are 2nd century too ;=)

Just as a Judge who distorts the law is an unfaithful Judge, a kritäs moixós (no example of this use of moixeía; disloyal, in the NT – Luke 18:6 would have been the spot).


Posted by Göran Koch-Swahne at Saturday, 23 December 2006 at 10:42am GMT
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