Friday, June 26, 2009

Arch Bishop Williams reduced to Workshop Speaker

According to the Epsicopal News Service :

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams will make a presentation addressing the world's economic crisis during a panel discussion webcast live July 8 from the Episcopal Church's 76th General Convention, scheduled to take place July 8-17 in Anaheim, California.

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson will host the event, to be called "Christian Faithfulness in the Global Economic Crisis" at the Anaheim Hilton from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. PDT (10:30 p.m. EDT).

Apparently the recognized leader of the Anglican Communion, has not been asked to preach or lead a Eucharist at GenCon. This of course would be the first time in many years (30+?), that the Archbishop has not been allowed to address the convention floor in a manner worthy of his title and all respect which is due.

Former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, preached at a General Convention Eucharist in 1997. Robert Runcie also preached at a General Convention Eucharist in 1985. And Donald Coggan also preached at a General Convention Eucharist in 1976.

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