Comments: The Queen visits Lambeth Palace

The Queen sets a good example of what Anglicanism is really all about. One does wonder what people like Lord Carey think of this Lambeth hospitality to the Leaders of other Faith Communities. Would he find this gathering a threat to Christianity in the U.K., I wonder?

"In my Father's House are many mansions".

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Thursday, 16 February 2012 at 9:50am GMT

The royal couple met representatives of "the eight non-Christian religions - the Baha'i, the Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, and Zoroastrian communities". 'The eight?' Surely there are more...? It would have made more sense simply to say 'eight'.

Posted by Calie at Thursday, 16 February 2012 at 9:52am GMT

One does wonder what people like Lord Carey think of this Lambeth hospitality to the Leaders of other Faith Communities. Would he find this gathering a threat to Christianity in the U.K., I wonder?

This is quite a sweeping statement. The logic seems to be that since Lord Carey is orthodox/conservative he is obviously threatened by other religions. Why does this follow? In my experience those who identify as "liberal" Christians can be just as threatened by opinions different from their own. I think it depends on personality rather than theology as to how well people cope with these differences.

Posted by William at Thursday, 16 February 2012 at 4:18pm GMT

Is that a purple cassock ++Rowan seems to be wearing? It actually looks pretty good on him. Given that he is normally seen wearing black (and his reasons for doing so can certainly be defended) can anyone who follows such things tell me on what other occasions he sees fit to put on the purple?

Posted by Edward Prebble at Thursday, 16 February 2012 at 10:26pm GMT

"The logic seems to be that since Lord Carey is orthodox/conservative he is obviously threatened by other religions." - William, on Thursday -

Because, William, the ex-ABC seems very concerned about what he sees as 'persecution of Christians' in the U.K. His 'retirement' activity on this issue seems to amount almost to paranoia. He seems to think that since he left office, the country (and maybe the C.of E.) has gone to the dogs. He certainly didn't like Bishops in the House of Lords making protestations on behalf of child beneficiaries.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Friday, 17 February 2012 at 9:53am GMT

Edward Prebble

You may remember he wore a purple cassock when the Pope was received at Holyrood Palace last year. He also wears it consistently in cathedral and church, often hidden beneath vestments.

Posted by John Bowles at Friday, 17 February 2012 at 10:53am GMT

Edward Prebble

The Archbishop also sometimes wears a white cassock (with a purple cincture) in tropical countries. What he never wears is a purple shirt.

You can see all three colours of cassock in the photographs here.

http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/gallery.php

Posted by Peter Owen at Friday, 17 February 2012 at 11:51am GMT

On a pedantic note: please be careful with the verb "visit". On a first glance at the title of this post, I thought something much less jolly and much more surprising than a multi-faith reception was happening.

Posted by Feria at Monday, 20 February 2012 at 1:23pm GMT

I like the Queen , but this is pure bilge. The successor of Peter will protect my Church and not the Church of England.

The Church of England stole our property, endowments and many of our people and for 300 years (to varying degrees) shamefully acquiesced in persecution.

What about 1662, as well..what an insult to Nonconformists.

Posted by Robert ian Williams at Tuesday, 21 February 2012 at 4:33pm GMT

"The Church of England stole our property, endowments and many of our people and for 300 years (to varying degrees) shamefully acquiesced in persecution." - Robert Ian Williams -

Is this for real? Do Thinking Anglicans accept this sort of bilge?

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Wednesday, 22 February 2012 at 9:58am GMT
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