Skip to comments.One Episcopal Cathedral Didn’t Join Us For Common Prayer On Good Friday
Posted on 04/17/2006 12:32:44 PM PDT by sionnsar
Very sad. From the Christian Science Monitor:
At the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Paul in Boston, the congregation has stripped Holy Week observances of traditional content that strikes members as offensive. On Palm Sunday last weekend, for instance, parishioners heard an adapted Passion narrative that removes biblical language seen as blaming Jews for Jesus crucifixion. And the hundreds who observe Good Friday wont pray for those who havent yet received the Gospel of Christ but for those untouched by the grace of God - a new gesture of respect for the Muslims who use the church for Friday worship.
The goal of these adjustments, says Cathedral Dean Jep Streit, is to reflect in practice who Jesus is and what he represents. And that message-refining process, he says, echoes the debate between orthodox believers and dissenters centuries ago.
We have this give and take through the first two or three centuries [after Christs birth], and it continues today, as it should, he says.
Believers and dissenters, aka non-believers. So, what is really at issue is the inclusion of non-believers among believers. Sometimes, the truth comes out. But, what is truly most disturbing is that the one thing that binds the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion together, even according to liberal revisionists, is the Book of Common Prayer. However, if every priest in the communion can change it just as he sees fit, and decide, for example, on God Friday not to pray for people to accept the Gospel, while, lets say, Matt Kennedy prays with two unbelievers on Good Friday and these two folks become Christians, well, we arent one church anymore, as the one thing that bound us together has been repudiated. BLD
ECUSA is a neo-pagan organization.
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