Saturday, January 16, 2016

What Will Happen to The Communion Partners?

Do you remember the Communion Partners? Sure you don't, unless you happen to be a keen-eyed observer of the Anglican scene in North America. So here's a refresher. The Communion Partners are trads who stayed in the Episcopal Church (TEC) as a kind of righteous remnant, witnessing against the pink revolution that took over their church.

A Communion Partner With The Covenant

They hoped, perhaps they still do, that when TEC gets disciplined by the Communion for going gay, they, the Communion Partners, will be recognized as the true voice of Anglicanism in North America. And all without the pain and grief of getting sued by your rainbow rulers for leaving the church. Don't want to incur the stainless steel fury of your liberal overlords, eh?

An Alien in The Corn

But what's happened? It looks like the conservatives who left TEC, the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), are the ones who're being seen as authentic Anglicans in the US. After all, their leader, Archbishop Foley Beach, was given a voice and vote at the primatial gathering in Canterbury, and his church wasn't sanctioned, but TEC was. So it's starting to look like ACNA is seen as the true Anglican franchise in America, even if it's not formally counted as such.

I'll leave you with a question. What would happen to the Communion Partners if, three years from now, TEC has refused to repent and is kicked out of the Communion, and ACNA isn't? Perhaps a picture speaks louder than words.

Good luck, Communion Partners.



LL said...

I think that there was something said some time about not putting new wine into old bottles.

LSP said...

I think it might be a case of wanting to keep your Anglican fudge and eat it too, LL.

LL said...

There is always room for repentance, LSP, but there was no move by the leadership to forsake abomination as part of their daily lifestyle.

(Matt 19: 16-22)

And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, honour thy father and thy mother: and, thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?

Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

I don't think that TEC leaders read their scriptures.

Fredd said...

I think the Anglicans have jumped the shark, at least as far as their influence in the New World goes.

What with gay priests lately, and going back a ways simply being the product of King Henry VIII when he wanted what he wanted when he wanted it (a divorce/anullment from an aging Catherine of Aragon ((forbad by the Pope in Rome)) in lieu of the young hottie Anne Bolyn).

I am frankly surprised that anyone believes an Anglican regarding when they profess that the sun comes up in the east.

No offense, Reverend.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Fredd, but who was it who made Henry VIII the 'Defender of the Faith'?