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Monday, October 30, 2006

Via Media or Via Terminus?

Within 30 years, the Episcopal Church of the USA has gone from being a denomination that had clarity and an accepted degree of comprehensiveness to one which is about to be run by a female prelate with a discordant bunch of parishes offering everything from same-sex marriages to new age folk religion! Is it any wonder that people are confused?

So what happens when the Diocese of South Carolina elects a new bishop? Why, an organisation called Via Media, which claims to support the Historic Episcopate, suggests that he "would represent a threat to the unity of our church and to the cohesion" of the diocese. Why, exactly? Because he is trying to support that very Historic Episcopate rather than bow the knee to new innovations, liturgical novelties, and suspend his conscience over the altar of Mrs Katharine Jefferts Schori's incumbency as head of the Church!


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