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Newark Vote Tallies on the Episcopal Election

September 23rd, 2006 posted by kendall at 10:54 am

We’ll be keeping this at the top of the blog. Look for new posts below. Updated: Sept 23, 10:50 a.m.

I am getting a ton of questions and email on this, so here’s the announcement that went out to the Newark diocesan lists yesterday afternoon:

“The election of the 10th Bishop of Newark will take place tomorrow, September 23rd at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark. The vote will begin sometime after 10 AM. If you would like to follow the vote tallies, you can do so on the Diocese of Newark website:

The Rev. Sandye Wilson and Bill McColl
Communications Committee” (hat tip: LC, MF)

Captain Yips on Windsor Bishops

September 23rd, 2006 posted by kendall at 10:50 am

Note this interesting language:

We are grateful for the helpful briefing from the Archbishop of Canterbury, brought to us through the Bishops of Durham and Winchester. We have corresponded in turn with the Archbishop and communicated our hopes with respect to continuing in full constituent Communion membership.

So Archbishop Rowan sent a packet of information, and the bishops assembled responded by clearly identifying themselves as “Windsor Bishops.” That’s all that this statement does. It addresses their fellow bishops, and mildly but very clearly sets the signers apart from the aggressive revisionists.

Let’s be clear: the institutional ECUSA/TEC is the Titanic; it’s going to sink, and that’s inevitable now. But there are a lot of people who aren’t in lifeboats, and running around screaming won’t get the passengers into the boats. The great danger all along has been that too rapid action would only lead to another small Continuing Church, probably out of communion with Canterbury, probably mostly regional, and barely sustainable. +Duncan and the Network are aiming higher, and that means slower action taken in consultation with overseas partners and with the Archbishop of Canterbury. The next step, which will require a lot of negotiation among the Windsor Bishops, will be to put forward an alternative representative for the February Primates Meeting; there’ll be a whole lot of phone calls between bishops, and probably at least one more meeting before they do that.

Anguished North American Anglicans (ANAA - I may as well add to the alphabet soup) - of whom I’m one - must be patient. ECUSA has been getting sick for 50 years or so. It won’t get well overnight. A lot has been done in three years, and a lot remains to be done.

Read it all.


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