Comments: New Zealand "Unable to adopt" covenant

This decision, on the part of our Anglican Province in the South Pacific bears tribute to our cultural diversity, which we rejoice in.

Added to the 'NO' of the Dioceses of the Church of England, we can hope that our relationship will one day be even closer - when the Church of England ordains Women as Bishops.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Monday, 9 July 2012 at 11:30am BST

Covenant?

Oh yes, I remember the Covenant. It's history.

Posted by JeremyP at Monday, 9 July 2012 at 10:55pm BST

"but subscribes to Sections 1, 2, and 3 as currently drafted to be a useful starting point"

The content of the motion aside, this is terrible grammar! The verb 'subscribes' can't take a supplementary infinitive.

Posted by ScottM at Tuesday, 10 July 2012 at 2:02am BST

"..The content of the motion aside, this is terrible grammar! The verb 'subscribes' can't take a supplementary infinitive.

- Posted by: ScottM on Tuesday -

But, Scott, what do you expect from us, we are only ex-Colonials. However, we do know a lame horse when we see one.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Tuesday, 10 July 2012 at 11:16am BST

In international Anglican dealings, I've met a few Church of England people who wouldn't countenance use of the New Zealand Book of Prayer, regarding it as "heretical" -- not sure why. I countered by proposing we use the Canadian Book of Common Prayer -- French edition.

Posted by Randal Oulton at Tuesday, 17 July 2012 at 11:26pm BST
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