Comments: Scottish plans for Lambeth

This is not the first time a cleric not able to do what was needed in England went to Scotland. Though the reasons were quite different, I find myself unable to suppress the thought that somewhere in the celestial choir Samuel Seabury is having a private smile. The episcopate and all that...

Posted by Tobias Haller at Sunday, 15 June 2008 at 8:08pm BST

Very good. And he is preaching at Putney, which he wasn't supposed to do, but then no one who had the right to do so did withhold permission.

Might be a different world when Gene Robinson goes to Glasgow.

Posted by Pluralist at Sunday, 15 June 2008 at 8:16pm BST

How blessed are---and will be---the good people of St. Mary's, Glasgow! :-)

Posted by JCF at Sunday, 15 June 2008 at 8:47pm BST

Hmm, seems I recall that TEC and the Anglicans in Scotland have long had a positive, respectful relationship as inter-related provinces of a global communion. Looking forward to continuing to be friends and friendly Jesus Freaks even if/when we happen to disagree about something.

Posted by drdanfee at Sunday, 15 June 2008 at 9:04pm BST

Terrific! And very funny, too.

Things are really looking up these days!

Posted by bls at Sunday, 15 June 2008 at 9:32pm BST

Good for Scotland and for Glasgow ! Living up to its celtic name !

How lucky that Bp Robinson happened to be available !

Of course, TEC recieved its episcopate via Scotland so this is very appropriate...

and very funny ! ..... One of those 'Magnificat moments'! It is so good to see the arrogance of the Church of England set aside by the generosity of Scotland ! Perhaps, Gene will be invited to Bangor too ! Croeso cynnes !

and Belfast or Dublin ....

Posted by L Roberts at Sunday, 15 June 2008 at 11:00pm BST

My prayers and best wishes for people at St.Mary's Glasgow. They are honoring the karisma of Our Lady!

Posted by Francisco de Assis da Silva at Sunday, 15 June 2008 at 11:39pm BST

Scotland the Brave!

Posted by Cynthia Gilliatt at Monday, 16 June 2008 at 4:07am BST

Civil dis-Obedience,

Godly Obedience!

Posted by Göran Koch-Swahne at Monday, 16 June 2008 at 9:08am BST

L. Roberts or others who know more than this American --
What is the Celtic name of Glasgow?
Columba Gilliss

Posted by Columba Gilliss at Monday, 16 June 2008 at 4:27pm BST

'Glasgow' is the celtic name, Columba. Or to be more precise and a bit technical Bythonic (Brythoneg). This form which was a precursor to Welsh was spoken throughout what came to be Britain and up into the lowlands of Scotland. So you get Brythonic names throughout these islands--like 'Cumbria' (same root as 'Cymru'-'Wales'in the Lake District) and places called Avon (Afon-a river).

'Glas' means blue-green &
'gow' derives from *'cu' meaning dear or sweet---

so that Glasgow means dear green (place) !

Rather wonderful ! And lived up to again by the Provost !

( btw In the Highlands of Scotland, Gaelic came to be spoken, which came over from Eire in c. 4th century and then developed independently of Irish Gaelic).

* 'C' often turns to 'g' in Brythoneg as in Welsh to this day. The 'u' of 'cu' is pronounced 'ee'--so the pronunciation "Glasgee" reflects this to this day. Cf song , 'I belong to Gasgee" !

'Glas' is to be found in many place names, which often refer to topography of the place.

Good to be able to speak of something so pleasant here.

Posted by L Roberts at Monday, 16 June 2008 at 8:13pm BST

I just love the Scots and good on Putney. Well done to Gene Robinson for not "ceasing to exist" so that souls can purport that God only loves the strong and pure (which really means the selfish and complacent).

Posted by Cheryl Va. at Monday, 16 June 2008 at 8:25pm BST

'Well done to Gene Robinson for not "ceasing to exist" ' Cheryl.

Well said Cheryl ! I find Gene Robinson's witness very encouraging.

Glagow Provost's website is intersting ---sounds like a vibrant progressive community. (Good links to Aoeteroa / NZ & other progressives too !)

Posted by L Roberts at Monday, 16 June 2008 at 9:45pm BST

Thank God for the celtic fringe (i.e. Scotland - and Wales- if not ++Rowan's beard)

Posted by craig at Monday, 16 June 2008 at 9:57pm BST

How wonderful to know of the invitations sent to Bishop Gene Robinson to preach at both St Mary's, Putney and St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow. (The city in which I was born!).

It's also so good to hear of the width of vision of Archbishop of Wales - Barry Morgan - and that he would be prepared to ordain a gay priest to the episopate if his Church wished for that.

Although not invited to attend the Lambeth Conference, I believe that Bishop Gene will attend and in spite of all the hate mail which he has received. May God bless him and all who are supporting him.

Brian Anderson

Posted by Brian Anderson at Sunday, 13 July 2008 at 9:40am BST
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