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The Rev. Dr. Katherine Grieb has told numerous sources that she did not offer the characterizations attributed to her in a news feature of the Anglican Church of Canada. Specifically, she did not say that from the perspective of The Episcopal Church the present version of the Anglican Covenant is “that they could live with.”


As observed earlier in the week in The Lead, TEC’s perspective can only be articulated by the General Convention, which has said not a word about the final draft of the covenant. Executive Council hasn’t spoken in any kind of conclusive, or, for that matter, even suggestive sort of way on the matter, either.

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Paul Woodrum
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Paul Woodrum

Daved: From a Diocese of Newark guideline on "How to Address Members of the Episcopal Clergy."

"It is grammatically incorrect to refer to a member of the Episcopal clergy as 'Reverend' or as 'Reverend Holt,' or to address them directly as 'Reverend' or 'Reverend Holt.'

"In speaking directly to a member of the clergy, it is appropriate to say 'Mr., Ms.,Mother, Father, Pastor, (Dr)' accompanied with the last name. If referred to in the third person, the person may be called 'The Reverend Mr. or Ms. Holt' with the last name or 'Father or Mother Holt' with the last name of the person when it is desirable to indicate that the person is a priest. When the person is being introduced and it is desired that the whole name be used, the person is then referred to as 'The Reverend Carol Holt.'"

From the pre 1960's prescriptive days for dictionaries and grammar, it has to do with not confusing adjectives, honorific or otherwise, like 'reverend and honorable' with nouns like 'pastor or judge' or a full name.

The Associated Press is either ignorant of correct usage or has replaced formal, written English with casual, common, descriptive, spoken street jargon.

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Dä'ved Äyan
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Dä'ved Äyan

Jim, please chime in. Surely it was not something that silly, was it?

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Doug
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Doug

It took me a moment to get it, too, but I think her title is "The Reverend Dr. Katherine Grieb."

Doug Spurlin

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Dä'ved Äyan
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Dä'ved Äyan

Could someone please explain to this Mexican Anglican the hubaloo in the other thread regarding referring to her as the Reverend Grieb? We use similar honorifics in Spanish. What was so incorrect or gawdawful with that?

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tgflux
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tgflux

Thank you for this.

JC Fisher

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