PB Schori, That Great Defender of the Ancient Customs of the Church
It never ceases to amuse me when heretics cite “the ancient customs of the church” as cover. But Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Schori takes the cake.
As you may know, she has written to the Primate of Nigeria Peter Akinola asking him not to install Martyn Minns as bishop of CANA here in the U. S., saying it “would violate the ancient customs of the church.”
The day Episcopal News Service chose to release the letter illustrates that she wouldn’t know “the ancient customs of the church” they bit her on the mitre. ENS released the letter on May 1st, the Eve of the Feast of St. Athanasius.
As I mentioned yesterday, Athanasius ordained orthodox clergy in the territories of heretic bishops without their permission – the very thing ++Peter Akinola is doing.
Apparently, Schori lacks an irony detector as well. She certainly seems not to realize that her timing on the eve of the very ancient saint who most buttresses what ++Akinola is doing makes her look even sillier.
The only thing that would make this story better is if the installation of Martyn Minns itself would be today on St. Athanasius Day.
Oh well. Can’t have everything.