Friday, December 7, 2012

Fr. Tony Clavier: "The ties that bind us"

"Those now living, caught up in this conflict, are baptized. That should be a significant point, a ‘given’ in any discussion about how a Christian body manages dissent and conflict. The ties that bind us aren’t tribal, or structural or canonical. They are sacramental. Our church doesn’t own the sacraments. It exposes them, makes them available, in obedience to our Lord’s will and commandment. Our church’s clergy point to them, open them, in familiar acts of obedience. That obedience runs deeper than any oaths to man-made canons or structures."

~ Fr. Tony Clavier, on the Presiding Bishop's acceptance of Bishop Mark Lawrence's alleged "renunciation" of holy orders 

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