The Beached Whale by Patrick Henry Reardon

The Beached Whale

An Empathetic Lament

by Patrick Henry Reardon

The August edition of The Episcopalian, the semi-official paper of the Episcopal Church, U.S., was largely news concerning the General Convention in Detroit and the Lambeth Synod. To many a devout Episcopalian it was awfully depressing stuff about the ordination of sodomites, the alteration of Trinitarian doctrine, AIDS in the Church, a new Committee on the Status of Women to “maintain advocacy for women’s ministries and monitor women’s participation in the Church,” and, perhaps saddest of all, the publicized willingness of Anglo-Catholic bishops to celebrate Eucharistic and other sorts . . .

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Patrick Henry Reardon is pastor emeritus of All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church in Chicago, Illinois, and the author of numerous books, including, most recently, Out of Step with God: Orthodox Christian Reflections on the Book of Numbers (Ancient Faith Publishing, 2019).


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