Friday, May 23, 2008

Wise Words

"The bishop is a teacher of the faith. This doesn't mean unthinkingly regurgitating formulae from the past," he said.

"Guarding and teaching the faith means bringing the depth of the church's inheritance to bear on today's questions.

"This can lead to the disclosure of aspects of Christian truth that have been forgotten or gone unexplored. The church is a place where things can happen for the first time."

From the sermon by Archbishop Aspinall of Brisbane, Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia as he conducted the consecration of Bishop Kaye Goldsworthy in Perth. Bishop Goldsworthy is the first woman to be consecrated a Bishop in Australia. Canon Barbara Darling will soon follow in Melbourne. 21 Bishops from Australia and New Zealand were present but not, of course, the Archbishop and his gang from Sydney. Their loss.

3 comments:

Davis said...

It's a lovely occasion no matter who attends.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Their loss, indeed! What a joyful occasion! The bishop chose just the right words.

susan s. said...

"This can lead to the disclosure of aspects of Christian truth that have been forgotten or gone unexplored. The church is a place where things can happen for the first time."

Yes!!!!!