Good to see the Church of Ireland has finally dropped the pretence to apostolic succession and the necessity of episcopal ordination. Although in the early seventeenth century it accepted presbyterian ministers into the ordained ministry.
Another nail in ARCIC.
I find it rather silly that a Roman Catholic convert from Anglicanism can express his delight that an Anglican Province 'has finally dropped the pretence to apostolic succession'.
I'm sad that such agressive sectarianism can be posted on a website called 'Thinking Anglicans' - especially when the commenter is so obviously not one.
No disrespect, RIW, but I'll take Pope Francis's take on the status of ARCIC, before yours.
If a Church of Ireland priest is ordained by a bishop who was previously a Methodist President, will the C of E (or any other Anglican province) recognise them as a priest? There are a million other questions one could ask. What an ill thought through piece of legislation!
Its episcopal descent and integrity was historically integral to Irish Anglican claims vis-a-vis Protestant nonconformists. This agreement marks the abandonment of apostolic claims in any but the most diluted manner. The Ordinariate is coming to Cardiff. Next stop Dublin perhaps?
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