Monday, March 17, 2008

A Pittsburgh two-fer

From the Diocese of Pittsburgh, two items of interest. First, Bishop Robert Duncan replies to the request of the Presiding Bishop here:

Dear Katharine,

In response to the request set forth in your letter of January 15th (which enclosed the certification of the Title IV Review Committee), I state that I consider myself “fully subject to the doctrine, discipline and worship of this Church.”

In particular:

1. I have striven to follow the Lord Jesus with all my heart and mind and soul and strength, all the while relying on God’s grace to accomplish what my sinfulness and brokenness otherwise prevent.

2. I have kept my ordination vows – all of them – to the best of my ability, including the vow I made on 28 October 1972 to “banish and drive away all strange and erroneous doctrines contrary to God’s Word.”

3. I have preached and taught nothing but what faithful Anglicans and mainstream Christians have always preached and taught, with the exception only that I have supported and encouraged the ministry of women in Holy Orders. . .

Read it all.
H/t to Stand Firm.

And secondly, John Lewis, Jr., Bishop Duncan's lawyer, replies to David Booth Beers, Chancellor to the Presiding Bishop here.
H/t to Stand Firm.

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