Phil Ashey—Canons are Made to be Broken: Anglican Perspective

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori doesn't play by the rules. Specifically, she and her Council of Advice decided that the Bishop of South Carolina had renounced his orders as a bishop without following the canons, or laws, of the church. For example, the church's canons state that in order to renounce your orders, one must do so "in writing." The Bishop of South Carolina never wrote the Presiding Bishop, or any one for that matter, claiming to renounce his orders. This is just one example of the current state of lawlessness in The Episcopal Church. Canon Phil Ashey reflects on these recent events in this week's Anglican Perspective.

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Filed under: * Anglican - Episcopal- Anglican: CommentaryEpiscopal Church (TEC)Presiding Bishop TEC ConflictsTEC Conflicts: South CarolinaTEC Polity & Canons* TheologyEthics / Moral TheologyPastoral Theology

Posted December 10, 2012 at 6:45 am

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1. Cennydd13 wrote:

The PB makes her own rules…...her own canons…..and demands that everyone obey them.  If they don’t, she acts like the headsman of Henry VIII’s time:  “Off with their heads!”

December 10, 12:29 pm | [comment link]
2. Creedal Christian wrote:

This reminds me of something Stephen Noll wrote in a blog posting back in 2000:

“... in a Church where the authority of Scripture and tradition have been set aside, the canons are all that keep us from utter chaos.”

Welcome to chaos!

December 11, 5:40 pm | [comment link]

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