... this little "update" on the Anglican Cycle of Prayer for 2011 from an eagle eyed clergy colleague.
Given the holidays and I say let's give the ACO a little time to get back to us on whether this was the result of "clerical error" or "head in the sanditis." Let's hope it's the former -- which will just require a correction. If it's the latter, we'll be looking at some treatment options.
[DEF: head-in-the-sand-itis: a syndrome prevalent at some levels of hierarchical leadership wherein one is convinced if one just keeps one's head in the sand long enough any current unpleasantness -- like women bishops or gay priests or married lesbians -- will magically disappear and one can resume to function with one's unexamined privilege unexamined.
Here's the email:
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 12:21 PM
Dear Canon Kearon,
The Anglican Cycle of Prayer posted on the Communion website lists this petition for January 22nd:
Los Angeles - (Province VIII, USA) The Rt Revd Joseph Jon Bruno
Suffragan Bishop of Los Angeles - (Province VIII, USA) The Rt Revd Chester L Talton
As the Cycle of Prayer (as I understand it) is the most up-to-date listing of Diocesan leadership I find it interesting that Los Angeles is not current. It should read:
Los Angeles – (Pvovince VIII, USA) The Rt Revd Joseph Jon Bruno
Suffragan Bishop of Los Angeles – (Province VIII, USA) The Rt Revd Diane Jardine Bruce
Suffragan Bishop of Los Angeles – (Province VIII, USA) The Rt Revd Mary Douglas Glasspool
Coincidence that the corrections are both women?
Please update the Cycle of Prayer list as soon as possible.
Stay tuned. And if ... just perchance ... you'd like to follow up with a similar inquiry, here's the email address for the Anglican Communion Office.