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LSemmens

[*] posted on 3-3-2008 at 11:02
The sad thing about all of this, Scholar, is that this is reflecting badly upon the gospel, which these churches attempt to espouse. Sadly, there are many things done "In the name of God" that poor God has no part in!
scholar

[*] posted on 3-3-2008 at 04:19
One of the Feb 29 entries says the Diocese will not be allowed access to St. Hilda's and another dissenting congregation until another court date, at which more arguments will be considered.

It looks good for the congregations leaving the Diocese's authority, so far.
scholar

[*] posted on 3-3-2008 at 03:36
Here is a blog about the Feb 24 services.

Not a single parishioner showed up for the diocese-supported service.

According to this article, the Diocese contacted people from outside the congregation to get a couple dozen outsiders to show up.

Quote:
A single white sheet of paper was handed out, which contained the Sanctus, the hymn "From Slavery by Moses Led" and Psalm 95. It did not include the closing chorus that had obviously been adapted just for us! (Audio online, shortly)

"Straight and gay, welcome to the city; bi and trans, welcome to the city; lovers all, welcome to the city; twelve gates to the city"

It's just splendid that Mr. Ruttan was so pastorally sensitive to have included that bit. Attaboy, Bri! Teach those bigoted losers a lesson, man!

As I sat there listening, I thought to myself: This must be what it would feel like if someone broke into my home, then the bandits--intent on making off with all that is precious to me--sat down at my table, made a meal and acted as though I didn't live there, but that they did. As I lapsed in and out of a theologically induced coma I managed to hear the odd bit you can listen to the whole thing online if you want . . . "Harden not your hearts", "Oh, that today you would listen to God's voice" and that sort of thing. Ironically, the Gospel reading was from John. "those who worship Him, must worship Him in truth."
from this blog report
These sources indicate the Anglican Church of Canada is considered more modernist (less in agreement with older Christian doctrine) on these issues, and the parish members wanted to be more in line with the older teaching.
SRD

[*] posted on 1-3-2008 at 14:06
Quote:
Originally posted by janet
Grin - I once was vaguely acquainted with one of the very old Catholic families in England - still rather well to do.

The vicar of the local church approached the head of said family asking for a contribution to the restoration of the bell tower.

Replied the head of family, "I don't see why - it was perfectly alright when we had it". ;)

(I'm sure he did actually donate but as a response, it was great).
In a similar vein, an RC friend of ours pointed out that all of the glorious early churches were once RC, mind you they may made a mockery of the building regs and we've had to spend a fortune propping them up ever since.
LSemmens

[*] posted on 1-3-2008 at 13:23
I am reminded of a text that says "To him that knoweth the right thing, and does not do it, it is sin". It is a difficult time for these parishoners and I trust that the situation is resolved quickly and with little acrimony. Please keep us posted, Scholar.

Your observations, Simon, are quite valid, and would be of great concern to the community.
janet

[*] posted on 1-3-2008 at 12:47
Grin - I once was vaguely acquainted with one of the very old Catholic families in England - still rather well to do.

The vicar of the local church approached the head of said family asking for a contribution to the restoration of the bell tower.

Replied the head of family, "I don't see why - it was perfectly alright when we had it". ;)

(I'm sure he did actually donate but as a response, it was great).
SRD

[*] posted on 1-3-2008 at 12:21
Actually it's quite an interesting topic for those of us who live in villages, currently the Church of England buildings are kept going by the whole community as they are a focal point and useful resource for everyone, if the church becomes disestablished and severs its ties with the community at large then those beautiful churches and church halls are going to start falling into even greater disrepair. The churchyards will become overgrown and what was understood to be common land but which is actually owned by the church, will either be developed or removed from general use. Those who have bought property originally owned by the church may find themselves responsible for property upkeep costs.
John_Little

[*] posted on 1-3-2008 at 10:13
You wouldn't let it lie!
SRD

[*] posted on 1-3-2008 at 08:06
It reminds me a little of the disputes in the RC church over the latin mass.
scholar

[*] posted on 1-3-2008 at 00:42
Read about it here.

The parish and the diocese each claim to own the building and property.

The article says a new priest from the ACofC will be there to hold services on Sunday. If the members of the parish are following their own priest, will anybody else be attending? I wonder, will his theology be a contrast to that of the other priest, or will he be more similar except for staying with the national church authority?