Religious Intelligence: Anglican bishops divided over opening Eucharist at Lambeth

George Conger writes that, “The tensions have led to three primates and an undisclosed number of bishops declining to receive the sacraments during the opening Eucharist. . .”

Canterbury: The opening Eucharist service of the 2008 Lambeth Conference exemplified everything that is wrong with the Communion and the Conference, with substance given a second place to ceremony, one Global South primate told ReligiousIntelligence.com.

While much was said about transforming the world through social action, nothing was said about personal transformation and renewal of life, the archbishop said following the July 20 ceremony.

The tensions have led to three primates and an undisclosed number of bishops declining to receive the sacraments during the opening Eucharist, highlighting the tensions lurking beneath the surface of the every ten year gathering of the bishops of the Anglican Communion.

Religious Intelligence – News – Lambeth: bishops divided over opening Eucharist

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