A Letter to the Clergy and People of the TEC Diocese of Pittsburgh from the Bishop-Elect

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The [same-sex union blessings] liturgies that have been proposed do, in fact, articulate such a set of conclusions. They expound a theology of blessing and implement it through sacramental rites. Since the substance of this theology, and the mode of its expression, are among the questions that belong to our inquiry, for your bishop to license the use of these rites before we have had a chance to open together the questions they conclude, would be to turn a deliberative process into mere talk about things that had already been decided. The question of whether these, or other similar rites, may or may not have a place in our common life needs to be considered as part of our discussion, not made moot before we have even begun.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)General Convention TEC BishopsSexuality Debate (in Anglican Communion)Same-sex blessings

Posted June 30, 2012 at 4:45 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. MichaelA wrote:

It appears that the bishop of TEC Dio Pittsburgh is determined to hand most of the parishioners of his diocese to ACNA on a plate.

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