Everyone knew this was coming. The suprise for me is the number of the Synod in favour. The numbers can be seen on Anglican Mainstream. Those Anglicans who still insist that they are trail-blazers and that Rome will eventually come round (presumably with the Orthodox following in another thousand years!) need to read this blog (Jimmy Akin). The teaching regarding the ordination of male priests (only) was declared infallible under Pope John Paul 11 in so far as it is to be seen as part of the Deposit of Faith. The chances of this changing are as good as Elvis Presley becoming the King of England.
So, sadly, the plan of unity with the Chruch of England has finally been scuppered. What remains for those of us committed to unity is a realignment of Orthodox Christians. The only logical way forward is reconciliation under the leadership of the Pope. The Ordinariate is prophetic and hopefully it will now become even more of a reality. As for the relationship of Rome and the Orthodox, there is still much work to do.