This resolution passed at the convention of the Diocese of Connecticut: Resolution #10: year-long Dialogue on Communion of the Unbaptized PASSED AS AMENDED This resolution was much debated as well. It started with an amendment to change “open communion” to “communion of the unbaptized” for clarification. which passed. Final language:
Over at Seven Whole Days, Scott Gunn has posted a very interesting reflection on the church in the age of social media. There’s no question that social media has already had an enormous impact on the shape of the global religious landscape and will continue to do so. In fact,
I was thinking aloud a few days ago about the liturgical act of acknowledging the dimensions of our spiritual community. It occurs to me that a quick glance at the Sarum Rite will give some really interesting examples of what I mean… (Note: most of the things I say here
bls has a nice rant up at her place that strikes some real chords with me. Here are a few things that jump out at me and how I’d address them: The Episcopal Church is mad for “liturgy.” Over the top, really – that’s all we ever hear about, in
I have a new post up at the Café. It’s on the Christ Church posters that have been floating around Facebook. The creator is a friend of mine, Fr. Robert Hendrickson, who was part of the team who got the American branch of the Society of Catholic Priests up and
I wrote this a while ago for use on the Cafe, and—given both my current train of thought and the time of year—thought it was worth re-sharing. One of the approaches that I was specifically trying here was an alternate form of persuasion. That is, there are all sorts of
I’m working on a longer piece on Holy Women, Holy Men (about which more later) but I think it finally hit me what one of the major problems of one of the central new categories is. I didn’t notice it until I’d fully digested the rhetorical structure of the collects.
Our creeds tell us that we believe in “the communion of saints.” Our Eucharists tell us that, in the consecratory act we are “joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven.” These are important but rather non-specific ways of talking about our larger eccesiology.
[Note to the reader: This is the text of an oral presentation. Thus, there are no footnotes and the language is informal. The bold and the italics indicate some but not all of the things that I would emphasize verbally.] First, let me start off by thanking you for this
I’m finally back from the SCP conference and at the keyboard once again. The conference was wonderful. M and I had a great time, it was so good to see familiar faces and to chat with people that we hadn’t seen in a while. As M remarked to me, it