Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Ecumenical dialogue at its best

"...The introduction of the institution of female bishops will lead to the elimination of even a theoretical possibility of the Moscow Patriarchate recognizing the church hierarchy of the Anglican Church, the communications service of the Department for External Church Relations reported on Saturday.

"I would like you to know about that and take our opinion into account when this issue arises again," Metropolitan Hilarion said.
Read the rest here.
HT: T-19


1 comment:

The young fogey said...

Well and good of the Russians but that horse ran out of the barn at the 'Reformation' that co-founded Anglicanism. If that wasn't clear enough, the Anglicans having women priests highlights it. (They can change the matter of the sacraments, and anything else, by vote.) Drawing the line this late, over the English Anglicans having women bishops, seems clueless. The Anglicans obviously don't take the Orthodox seriously and will carry on with their liturgical trappings and claim to apostolic succession, saying they're the same as Catholicism and Orthodoxy only hipper. (And will keep losing people; mainstream society doesn't need them anymore.) They have the right to govern themselves.