Thursday, May 29, 2008

Testing. Testing, One, Two

I'm not sure I can recall an occasion where we have gone nearly five days without someone posting something. As far as I know, we are all still alive.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello Albion et. al.!,
I know I'm here. I check in almost daily to see what's going on. But, currently, "I got nothin'" Keep up the good work and thanks.

Patrick

UECNA CLERGY said...

Still in aftershock from the St. James fiasco....

poetreader said...

There's been activity in the comboxes. I know, as I've been there.

ed, the constant blabberfinger

Anonymous said...

Is there any follow up information from those of St James ?
There are many who are still in shock over this debacle.
I would hope that this will not just fall off the radar screen and Michael and McNeley et al will just be forgotten.
I thank God that Michael was not successful in bringing the HCC AR into communion with the UECNA,ACC or the APCK.

Canon Tallis said...

Thank God! I was beginning to believe that there had been some huge internation crisis which I was missing. Very relieved.

Albion Land said...

This thread may be making a record of its own -- the largest number of comments in the shortest amount of time.

It sure is good to know we have loyal readers. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

The comboxes have been active enough (perhaps with too much participation from a cranky senescent country parson in Clay County, Florida).
I thought the Big Four (Fr Hart, Poetreader, Fr Kirby and Albion) were on a summer vacation.
LKW

Albion Land said...

It's good to know we haven't yet been labeled The Gang of Four, but I can imagine than coming one day. :>)

Albion Land said...

Oh, and by the way, Ed, you should examine whether to copyright "blabberfinger." I've never seen it before.

poetreader said...

Well, one can't be a blabbermouth with one's mouth closed, can one? Thus I'm not shooting off my mouth on this blog -- but my fingers on the keyboard sure don't shut up, do they?

Fr. Wells, you are always welcome on here -- even though I'm sometimes in enough disagreement to get crotchety. You've not been heard from more than should be. I thought Poetreader (blabberfinger me) had perhaps been saying too much, however. Apparently I;ve not quite crossed that line -- yet.

ed

Warwickensis said...

Glad all's well, folks.

I suppose now that are in the green for a large amount of time there isn't much to reflect on devotionally. Hoorah for ordinary time(!)

I doubt that you are stuck for any devotional material, but if you were, why not try doing reflections on the lives of the saints?

I guess then you'd have to agree on a Kalendar.

Albion Land said...

The "green" is still a long way away for me, and I ain't talking golf.

This Greek Calendarist is just wrapping up the week of the Fourth Sunday after Easter. Trinity Sunday is on the horizon, but distantly.

I might actually introduce a Saint of the Day feature, but you are right, Warwickensis, we would have to agree on a kalendar.

Anonymous said...

I tried to post this earlier but probably failed to follow the correct protocols, so here we go again; in reply to Canon Tallis's fears about an international crisis, does the decision of the House of Bishops of the Church of England qualify? They met at Market Bosworth in Leicestershire last week to consider the proposals for creating Womenbishops (Episcobelles? I'm not sure of the American equivalent) in the CofE, put forward by a commission chaired by Nigel McCulloch the Bishop of Manchester. The options ranged from the creation of three non-geographical dioceses in which there would be no female pseudoclergy at all, to a straightforward measure which would not only give no additional protection to the remaining orthodox, but would take from them even that which they currently have,ie there will be no 'flying bishops' and no Resolution A,B or C parishes. FIF would become redundant, and the alternatives would be flee, or submit.
Guess which they chose. According to a report in the'Telegraph', a British newspaper, which was quoted on Virtue Online, even the ABC's plea to let traditionalists have something to cling to was shot down, and the Bishops' choice of 'no prisoners to be taken' will now be put to the General Synod when it meets in July. The Continuing Churches in the UK are tiny, but it looks like this summer will be their last, best chance to throw out the lifeline to those still suffering in the Mother Church of Anglicanism. Watch and Pray!

Cardinal Newsman

poetreader said...

"we would have to agree on a kalendar.

Not necessarily. If the article began, "Some observe today as ...".

One can't disagree with that, and a true saint is always worth meditating upon.

ed

Fr. Robert Hart said...

I thought the Big Four (Fr Hart, Poetreader, Fr Kirby and Albion) were on a summer vacation.

Hey, it's been Frank Sinatra month on TCM. I had some timer recorded movies to catch up on.

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Albion Land said...

When I declared commentary closed on the HCC (AR), I did not mean for people to use a completely unrelated thread to try to slip things through. Hence, such comments on this thread have been removed.

I will repeat what I said: unless one of the principals wishes to say something on the matter, it is closed for discussion. (A propos of that, see separate posting by ACC Archbishop Mark Haverland).

Naturally, if there are new developments in the matter, then a new thread will follow.

Millo Shaw said...

I would personally love to see a discussion on evangelism, specifically, on how we, who are so devoted to traditional Anglicanism, can articulate our faith to the great unwashed, as well as unchurched Christians, who know little or nothing about the Anglican Way, to open their eyes and their hearts to the Lord and to bring them closer to the Lord. We all believe that traditional Anglicanism is the best way to achieve these ends, but how exactly, how best, do we go about it? My own gut instinct is that a distinctive Anglican evangelism must flow from our distinctive and primary sources of Anglican spirituality, namely our liturgies, especially Holy Communion and the offices (including Compline), as presented in the BCP, but I don't know how to translate the instinct into a working, effective, evangelistic program. How do we sing the Lord's traditional Anglican song in this strange (and increasingly strange) land? If we are to flourish, or rather if we are effectively to serve our Lord, this is an issue we must come to grips with, and it's an issue that transcends all, or at least most, of our divisions and quarrels within the continuing Anglican movement.

Canon Tallis said...

I am simply glad to know that all are alive and well.