Friday, March 31, 2006

Those Halcyon Days of Yesteryear ...

From the Primates Communique (Porto 2000):

We believe that the unity of the Communion as a whole still rests on the Lambeth Quadrilateral:

  • the Holy Scriptures as the rule and standard of faith
  • the creeds of the undivided Church
  • the two Sacraments ordained by Christ himself and
  • the historic episcopate.

Only a formal and public repudiation of this would place a diocese or Province outside the Anglican Communion.

Ah, to return to those halcyon days of yesteryear when such statements claimed the high calling of preserving the unity of the communion in the interest of mission rather sinking to the level of exploiting the unity of the communion in the service of polarization.

1 comment:

Catherine said...

Amen, and amen!