Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The latest from the Episcopal Organization, Transgender clergy, gay marriage and communion of non-Christians

The High Church wing of Unitarianism, sometimes known as the Episcopalians, are holding their General Convention and have approved three significant new resolutions.

1. They have forbidden any discrimination against transgendered persons seeking ordination.
2. They have approved rites for homosexual unions.
3. They have approved communing persons who have not been baptized, albeit with the caveat that baptism should normally precede  the reception of Holy Communion. But they made it clear that the act is now permissible.

I wish I could say that I am shocked, but I'm not. The TEO  ceased to be Christian in all but name sometime ago. They jumped off the cliff in the late 70's and have been in free fall ever since. But that fall is now gaining speed. We can bicker about some of Metropolitan Jonah's actions but one thing I think almost all Orthodox can agree on is the wisdom of his decision to sever all ecumenical dialogue with that body.

I have said this in the past, with as much delicacy as I could muster. The time for delicacy is over. If you are a member of the Episcopal Organization... GET OUT!


Athanasius contra mundum said...

Whenever they have their latest decision to remove themselves further from the Apostolic teachings I hear them asking, "What is truth?"

Fr Theodore said...

Got out 10 years ago. Miss the music, but not much else.