Enthronement of the Archbishop of Canterbury Today

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Posted in * Anglican - Episcopal, --Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

15 comments on “Enthronement of the Archbishop of Canterbury Today

  1. Terry Tee says:

    A beautiful and moving service, and the archbishop’s sermon was so Christ-centred as to fill me with joy – no shyness about mentioning the name of Jesus here.

    Inevitably, comparisons with the papal inauguration suggest themselves. On the credit side I would place the prominent role of women and young people, something lacking in the ceremony in Rome. Not only did women and young people take leading roles, but they did so in the most natural way, with no suggestion of tokenism or condescension. On the debit side, the gathering of the great and the good at grand Anglican services always leaves me feeling on the outside. That may seem paradoxical, given the serried ranks of crimson-clad cardinals at Rome – what, you might say, could be more exclusive than that? But somehow the sight of judges in wigs, army officers in uniform, mayors with chains of office, not to mention wands and maces carried solemnly to and fro, the sense of every class of office-holder bring represented, carries a message to the lower classes: this is for us, not for you.

  2. Dan Crawford says:

    Something else bothered me: why was the Eucharist not celebrated?

  3. Cennydd13 says:

    It was for those who are “officially” in the Communion, and not for those of us who aren’t. They made that painfully clear when they didn’t invite Archbishop Duncan or any of our bishops. I was deeply insulted by their rotten attitude, and shame on you Brits!

  4. Pageantmaster Ù† says:

    Dear Cennydd #3
    I am sorry. You are quite right to criticise us, but be at ease – the Global South representing the majority of the Communion have made it clear that ACNA and indeed faithful North American Anglicans are a part of the Communion and we are in communion with them. What is that about? It is sharing common doctrine, sacraments, and accepting the validity of each others priests’ orders. 22 are not in Communion with TEC.

    TEC has got what it wanted from coming to Canterbury – acceptance into the service with all the other primates, and it will comfort Mrs Schori and TEC priests like Shannon Johnston and Ian Douglas with her as they return to aggresively attack South Carolina and Bishop Mark, and your diocese and bishop; they have got the footage they wanted of Mrs Schori processing as though accepted by them into Canterbury Cathedral with the other Primates.

    Lambeth Palace has delivered what she wanted, and if the price of that has been being kept away from the media, behind a pillar in the Cathedral or with a paper bag over her head, she can probably live with that.

    John Bingham the excellent Telegraph Correspondent showed what was up when he tweeted:

    @John_Bingham: Lambeth Palace staff panicking as press say hello to ecumenical guests #enthronement << oh dear, what secrets might leak?

    No the control freakery will continue, and we will see whether the faithful primates meeting with him will be prepared to go along with the lockdown, the soft lighting and even softer voices, just like there were when +Justin was involved in the Dublin Primates Meeting as a facilitator, and more recently at Coventry. Perhaps there will be some lighted candles on chairs for absentees just like at Dublin.

    Of one thing you can be sure, there will be a hard-edged determination to get whatever outcome Lambeth Palace has been planning for this event. +Justin could have called a proper Primates Meeting since they are all there and he has had months to plan it, but instead he has supported Schori, and organised a meeting of the Standing Committee which his predecessor put in their place after he usurped the role of the Primates at Dublin – something they didn’t see coming until afterwards. Perhaps they will feel the same way looking back at Canterbury.

    You can be sure that we will carry on under the new Archbishop playing games, because that is what we British do, if we are given the opportunity. The only time we do not is when people gang up on us and make it clear they are not going to play the game, and that we have to get in line with the majority. But that won’t happen in Canterbury this time with the level of manipulation and games playing going on; perhaps even with some ‘Facilitators’ involved.

    You can be certain your Primate would not have been invited. +Justin won’t have any ‘spoilers’ raining on his parade, and if he has to fib about the reasons, he is comfortable with that.

  5. Gregory says:

    Dear Cennydd, please don’t tar us all with the same brush. We don’t do that with you.

  6. Cennydd13 says:

    Not all of you, just the ones making the rules and setting the agenda.

  7. Pageantmaster Ù† says:

    There is deep spiritual warfare raging, as it has done for the last three days. Time to pray fervently; particularly for the faithful Primates and their protection.

  8. Gregory says:

    I think one or two Brits tried to help.

  9. Cennydd13 says:

    Needless to say, the rejection hurts. Whether or not one is an Anglican Communion Christian or just plain Anglican makes no difference. I am as much an Anglican Christian as +++Welby is. As Archbishop Akinola once said, one does not have to go through Canterbury to get to Heaven, so for me, it’s enough to know that we are recognized by the Global South primates and at least [i]associated[/i] with the Communion.

  10. Gregory says:

    I think it’s what God thinks that matters. Jesus said it wouldn’t be easy. “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Matthew 5 11-12

  11. Katherine says:

    I am looking for reporting on the after-enthronement meetings and hope that Brits who have access to information will let us know that they hear.

    What I hope is that the Southern primates have declined to play the games.

  12. Gregory says:

    That’s certainly the case with the Gafcon Primates.

  13. Katherine says:

    Gregory, does that mean they left without attending the indaba-style gatherings? Bravo, if so.

  14. Cennydd13 says:

    Bravo indeed! These indaba meetings are nothing more than a mechanism devised by the liberal progressives of TEC to keep everyone at the table, and in the process, to wear them down until they agree with them. The GAFCON and Global South primates aren’t fooled by this, and they can see right through what they’re doing. Fool me once, shame on you……fool me twice, shame on [i]ME![/i]

  15. MichaelA says:

    I have a lot of respect for Terry Tee+ but I am going to disagree with his #1 on this thread: Yes the archbishop’s sermon mentioned Jesus a lot, but it seems to have been very careful not to mention the overriding and primary reason that he came to this earth – to pay the penalty for our sin, and thereby to save us. And of course the corollary of that – the church holds out the prospect of salvation only because of Jesus’ sacrifice.

    The Church of England is in terrible trouble at the moment because most of its leaders do not like to think about the atonement. The idea that a holy God could condemn us to eternal punishment for our sin is anathema to them, as is the thought that only the sacrifice of a righteous being could atone for that sin. Yet as we both know, such teaching is essential and fundamental to the teachings of scripture. I know ++Welby used the word “cross” on at least one occasion, but he still shied right away from the atonement. I therefore question whether his sermon was really Christ-centered at all.