Day: September 17, 2017

Call a priest “priest”

Call a priest “priest”

Jesus said; “call no man father on earth, for you have one Father, the one in heaven” (Matthew 23:9). Yet, in the Episcopal Church, which has ordained women as priests for more than 40 years – 40 years! – male priests are still often called “Father.” As a result, the church has not developed forms of address that work for both male and female priests.