Sunday, July 17, 2005

Headline: All is well in Kentucky :: Stand Firm

Another Episcopal congregation leaves ECUSA. . . . Holy Apostles, will be affiliated with the Anglican Communion Network and is under the direct supervision and support of the Right Reverend Frank Lyons, Bishop of Bolivia.

Two other new Anglican churches in Kentucky, St. Andrew’s in Versailles and Apostles in Lexington, are under the supervision of Ugandan bishops. A third church, St. Patrick’s Anglican in Lexington, is part of the Anglican Mission in America which has several American bishops who serve under the authority of the Anglican archbishops of Rwanda and Southeast Asia.
My question is this: If you're orthodox wouldn't that mean you'd all elect to go under the same bishop?


Jon said...

Good question.

I quess it just depends on what flavor of orthodox you are looking for.

If you are going to switch, pick the one that taste the most like how you think the real church should taste.

John B. Chilton said...

Commenter John, that's similar to my unstated conjecture which was that the orthodox are having trouble limiting their egos and this is preventing them from coalescing into one.

When I asked Mrs. Church Man, her assessment was that it was part of the orthodox strategy to broaden, or make appear broader, their base of support, and, similarly, to offset the argument that the fuss would not exist were it not for the involvement of the African bishops.