Friday, September 24, 2010

Church
  • From Fr H: The temptation to make up tradition. Tradition is not something which we each confect day by day so as to have a stick with which to beat those of whom we disapprove.
  • The epiclesis of the Roman Rite.
  • Little-known English church history: who once made Oxford a diocese for real? The good guys (Cardinal Pole).
  • Another Orthodox/RC debate over a clerical one-off that’s old news and a matter for their respective jurisdictions to handle. (Like the recent story of the Anglican priest in Canada communing a dog, nothing to do with her denomination’s teachings. The bishop: ‘Don’t do that again!’ Done.) The only issue that matters, dividing what’s otherwise the same church IMO. Flak means you’re over the target, onto the truth, so the ire of the Barsanuphius Joneses (legion online, rare among real-life Orthodox, most of whom aren’t ‘too religious’) is a good sign.
  • It’s not often that the Episcopalian House of Bishops and I agree on something (the creeds, on paper for them; maybe the sacraments depending on which bishop you’re talking to; in most cases on capital punishment; and Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine and immigration but for differing reasons on the last) so it’s worth noting: Bishop Bennison, retire, pretty please. There’s nothing more they can do.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Leave comment