Comments: opinion

Stunning sermon by the Presiding Bishop. What a pity the Lambeth Palace gatekeepers read the Telegraph rather than the Guardian.

And, of course, the following question will be on many lips: was the Bishop allowed to wear her mitre on this occasion?

Posted by kieran crichton at Saturday, 31 July 2010 at 12:32pm BST

Giles Fraser explained in a comment on another thread that she didn't wear a mitre. Here's a copy of what he said:

"Just to say, Lapinbizarre, the situation with Bishop Katharine is very different tomorrow at St Paul's. No Bishop wears a mitre to preach at St Paul's. Bishop Katharine will be treated exactly the same as every other Bishop who preaches here. Exactly the same. A mitre would have been appropriate had she been celebrating - but she was invited to preach. I will be celebrating the Eucharist."

Posted by Simon Sarmiento at Saturday, 31 July 2010 at 4:04pm BST

The Primate of Nigeria claims the title of a Prophet. The Presiding Bishop of TEC wears the mantle of a prophet.

Posted by SW at Saturday, 31 July 2010 at 4:06pm BST

Thanks for posting Our Katharine's sermon. We are mighty blessed in her ministry.Our PBs serve a liimited term [10 years], and usually we and the PB are ready for a change at the end of that time. Now I'm thinking that might not be the case when the time comes, but I am confident that God will find something useful for her to do later!

Posted by Cynthia Gilliatt at Saturday, 31 July 2010 at 9:11pm BST

Presiding Bishop Katharine Schori exemplifies just one more brilliant exposition of God's call upon women to preach the Gospel. If anyone still thinks that a woman's word - as a minister of the Gospel' - is of no effect and therefore not to be trusted, all they need to do is compare Bishop Katharine's measured, thoughtful and charismatic ministry of Word and Sacrament with the sorry maunderings and piety of some of her detractors in the Church.

Most women clergy (and Bishops) have to prove themselves to be at least equal, if not superior to their male collegues in theological competance in order to receive due consideration of their various Church bodies as to their suitability to carry out the work of the Gospel.

Mary Magdalene has not been known as The Apostle to The Apostles for nothing. And that was Our Lord's opinion of her validity as His messenger of the Gospel. "In Christ there is neither male nor female". True, or false? And yet this is still being debated in the Church of this age!

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Wednesday, 4 August 2010 at 2:36pm BST
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