Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Has the Episcopal Church been plutoed?

From Christian Century-

What really happened at Canterbury this month, nobody knows. Nobody can know, because it hasn’t finished happening.

Even what seems to have happened so far isn’t easy to describe in brief. There was a “gathering” of 30-some “primates” of the “Anglican Communion.” (The scare-quotes are deliberate, for reasons that will appear.) From this assembly there went out a communiqué that may or may not portend significant changes in what is for the moment the only officially Anglican church in the U.S., namely the Episcopal Church. According to early reports, and not a few recent ones, TEC has been demoted, plutoed as it were. It may still orbit the Canterbury sun, but it doesn’t count as a genuine Anglican planet.

That reading is vastly oversimplified.

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