Something’s Happening…

But nobody has any idesa what the hell it is… Check it out. What does this mean? Nobody knows but the Network seems to be making more of a muddle of things than drawing clarity out of them. This is (IMHO) the Continuing Anglican malaise–nobody ever really knows who’s with who, who trusts who, and who communes with whom.

8 thoughts on “Something’s Happening…

  1. LutherPunk

    Thanks…I think reading through the comments are almost as interesting as the original post.

    So are there exact numbers on how many parishes were once part of the ECUSA but now are no longer in the ECUSA? I would be interested to see those.

  2. Derek the Ænglican

    There’s an incomplete list of parish departures that’s appeared here. Nobody seems terribly sure where it came from, so it’s biases are unknown…there’s more discussion about the site here.

  3. Lutheran Zephyr

    From an outsider’s perspective, this looks like a mess. It is not unlike the mess that exists in the ELCA with the Word Alone movement and the small but growing alternative quasi-denomination, Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ. But what makes the ECUSA divisions unique is your Episcopal polity, and this notion that an African bishop can “pick up” a north american congregation to maintain its connection to the Anglican communion, etc.. It all seems very technical . . .

  4. Derek the Ænglican

    There’s one good piece of news out of all of this. For the Lutherans and others who may not be aware the Traditional Anglican Communion (TAC) does one better than Luther; they’re firm believers in the *episcopacy* of all believers… Woohoo! Purple shirts all around!!

  5. LutherPunk


    (tears off black clergy shirt and throws it to the ground)

    I’m a Bishop!

    (dons purple shirt that has been in the closet for emergency Episcopal consecration)

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