Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.
The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Anglicans Ablaze: Bad to the Bone – Part 3

Robin Jordan has a way of explaining the historical background to the current crisis in The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church in North America. He said:

. . . During the nineteenth century the Anglo-Catholic wing of the Episcopal Church promoted the view that all authority in the Church is derived from the bishops as the successors to the apostles. The parish clergy, the parish vestry, the diocesan convention, and the diocesan standing committee obtain their authority from the bishop. The general convention obtains its authority from the college of bishops. What limits the constitution and canons imposed upon episcopal authority are voluntary. This view would shape thinking about the role of the bishop and the exercise of episcopal authority in the Episcopal Church. This view tended to encourage bishops to be disdainful of the constitution and canons of their diocese and the province and to see themselves as above the law.

To read the rest of the article click here: Anglicans Ablaze: Bad to the Bone – Part 3

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