Thursday, 29 November 2012

The Russian Orthodox view of Anglican "difficulties"

Archbishop Hilarion (here) hopes for changes which nothing less than a miraculous mental turn-around (I deliberately avoided the word "conversion") could bring to the Anglican "communion" (surely this word no longer applies in any meaningful sense). It is too late. All that remains now is the inevitable break-up into bits or larger pieces (as has happened in the U.S.).

As I have remarked elsewhere, the arguments in favour of women's ordination have not developed whereas the arguments against have not only developed but have become more convincing (e.g. "Sexuality and Authority In the Catholic Church" by Monica M. Miller...available on the American Amazon site). Looking back I believe one of the judgments of history will be that the ordination of women in the Anglican Churches was a case of bad timing.

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