OK, I know that the Episcopal Church is in a lather, and that plans are amuck for the conservatives to pull out the Episcopal Church, try to get the property, and set up a province in communion with Canterbury (leaving the Episcopal Church in the cold.)
I’ve not seen much about the rollback resolution B033 apart from what Hubby told me and the secular press as I was in Pittsburgh for the last week staffing my Day Job’s Convention. The bishop of Pittsburgh, you will recall, is a big name in this act of schism.
So at first, I thought little of a the sight of an Episcopal priest yesterday — he could have been Lutheran, perhaps, but I know my collars and the Episcopal cathedral was very nearby — leading a group of people in “civilian clothing” through downtown Pittsburgh. Their manner was “we’ve got business to do.” Or perhaps they had a short coffee break and were having a hard time finding a cup. I was more interested in my airport shuttle.
When I got to the airport, there was another priest with two laypersons. Since his party was directly in the way of where I needed to go, I made eye contact to negotiate my way around and good a look back that I can’t quite describe but wasn’t wholesome. Two persons seen in clericals in one day. Hmm, fact noted.
Then, I got in line to get my boarding pass and there was a bishop a few flyers ahead of me. In a purple shirt, collar, and baseball cap. (PeaceBang, you would not have been pleased.) Of course, by now I have to think something was up — perhaps a schismatic planning meeting? I noted on my way to the gate the bishop was flying to Philadelphia.
Anyone have an idea?