New additions to the Presiding Bishop's visit to Scotland and England from Thinking Anglicans:
Scottish Episcopal Church General Synod
... the following videos are now online.
Primus’s Charge - this is what the Primus said during the opening Eucharist of the Synod
Address to Synod by +Katharine Jefferts Schori - the Presiding Bishop of the US based Episcopal Church
An interview with +Katharine in which she discusses the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the work of the Sisters of St Margaret in Haiti (who will receive the offering from the Synod Eucharist) and her own impressions of the Scottish Episcopal Church.
From Southwark Cathedral:, with remarks from the Dean of the Cathedral later in the day.
It seems to me that love must, by its essential nature, be always unconditional. We welcome Katharine Jefferts Schori to this pulpit because we love our sisters and brothers in the Episcopal Church of the United States; not because she is female, or a woman bishop ahead of us, or has permitted a practising lesbian to become a bishop (As it happens she couldn’t have stopped it after all the legal and proper canonical electoral processes resulted in the election and nomination), we welcome her because she is our sister in Christ.
The lesson from the Hebrew Scriptures is enormously topical. Disaffected Anglicans have been threatening to ‘walk separate ways’ for many months. Abram and Lot travel together and their herdsmen bicker and fight, in modern translation there is 'strife' between them. They reach agreement to take separate paths and settle down and so their mutual belonging as members of one family is secured.