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Posted on 02/14/2007 9:44:46 PM PST by sionnsar
Main Entry: pri'mate
Etymology: Middle English primat, from Old French, from Medieval Latin primat-, primas archbishop, from Latin, leader, from primus
Date: 13th century
1 often capitalized : a bishop who has precedence in a province, group of provinces, or a nation
2 archaic : one first in authority or rank : LEADER
3 [New Latin Primates, from Latin, plural of primat-, primas] : any of an order (Primates) of mammals comprising humans, apes, monkeys, and related forms (as lemurs and tarsiers)
-pri'mate-ship \-*ship\ noun
--pri-ma'tial \pr*-*m*-sh*l\ adjective
From all indications, the Global South primates will not allow themselves to get rolled again:
The dismissal of Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Archbishop of York John Sentamu will be among the first items under discussion in an alternate agenda proposed by the Global South coalition for the primates meeting in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Following two days of meetings at a hotel near the Tanzanian capital, Archbishop Peter Akinola of Nigeria wrote to Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams on Feb. 12 setting forth the Global Souths concerns over the agenda and structure of the Feb. 14-19 meeting of the leaders of the 38 provinces of the Anglican Communion.
While the text and form of the letter, which was received by Archbishop Williams shortly before he left London for Tanzania, has not been made public, its contents are understood to follow upon correspondence between the two church leaders focusing on The Episcopal Church, the primates meeting, the Lambeth Conference of Bishops in 2008, and the structures of the Communion.
Global South leaders have objected to Archbishop Williams invitation to the Archbishop of York on structural grounds. Adding a second representative from the Church of England to the primates roster fundamentally alters the office of the Archbishop of Canterbury, changing his role of primus inter pares to that of an executive officer, they have argued.
The objections to Archbishop Sentamu come not to the person of the Ugandan-born archbishop, leaders of the coalition told a reporter, but to Archbishop Williams fait accompli of having altered the primates meeting membership without consulting its members.
Archbishop Williams position that he has no choice but to invite Bishop Jefferts Schori in deference to her office as Presiding Bishop has also received short shrift from the Global South primates, who have argued that it is improper to place protocol above truth. The objections laid against Bishop Jefferts Schoris presence at the meeting in the Kigali Communiqué and the Road to Lambeth paper should be heard and not prejudged, they argued, according to sources familiar with the exchanges.
If it pans out, this might be enough for TEC to call it an Anglican day. If Kate is sent home, I can't see TEC taking the insult very well at all. This, of course, won't help the Network's legal cause any and may, in fact, make it much worse. 815 is vindictive enough when they are still Anglican. When they are no longer Anglican...
"815 is vindictive enough......"
What is 815?
Also, if the Southern Primates get their way and set up a second American branch for conservatives, how many members are likely to join up?
815 is the number of the address of the US Episcopal's presiding Bishop's office.
Episcopal Church Center 815 Second Avenue New York, NY 10017 | 212-716-6000
There won't be a "branch". There will be one world wide church and TEC will not be included. Likely many conservative Anglican churches will leave TEC and join the world church and Britain will lose its figured head status.
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