14 September 2010

A Question Of Saltiness.

You won't see this at The Episcopal Church (tm) website, where everything is doing-a-new-thing kittens and ponies, but the Russian Orthodox Church ain't real happy about what's happening in the Anglican Communion in general, and with the uber-Lefty parts in particular. They're not interested in "radical welcome", or "indaba", or a "listening process", or how Kate and friends have reinterpreted the Roman soldier asking Jesus to save his slave to fit Kate's agenda. Our Russian friends are interested in, well, God's agenda:
In 2003, the Russian Orthodox Church had to suspend contact with the Episcopal Church in the USA due to the fact that this Church consecrated a self-acclaimed homosexual, Jim Robertson, as bishop. The Department for External Church Relations made a special statement deploring this fact as anti-Christian and blasphemous. Moreover, the Holy Synod of our Church decided to suspend the work of the Joint Coordinating Committee for Cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Episcopal Church in the USA, which had worked very successfully for many years. The situation was aggravated when a woman bishop was installed as head of the Episcopal Church in the USA in 2006 and a lesbian was placed on the bishop’s chair of Los Angeles in 2010.

Similar reasons were behind the rupture of our relations with the Church of Sweden in 2005 when this Church made a decision to bless same-sex “marriages”. And recently the lesbian Eva Brunne has become the “bishop” of Stockholm.

What can these churches say to their faithful and to secular society? What kind of light do they shine upon the world (cf. Mt. 5:14)? What is their ‘salt’? I am afraid the words of Christ can be applied to them: If the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men (Mt. 5:13).

Hattip: James H at Opinionated Catholic

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