Commentators on Facebook are talking about the surprising sermon that the Archbishop of Canterbury preached this morning. They’re wondering if this is the return of the Rowan that they remember reading before his appointment as the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The Guardian highlights the fact that the Archbishop didn’t restrict his remarks to the occasion. He took on some of the powerful people in the good seats upfront too.
“The service at St Paul’s was about celebrating the Monarch’s 60 years on the throne and head of the Church of England.
However, Dr Williams brought up financial greed in the City as he addressed the Royal family and political leaders past and present.
He said: ‘Moralists, including Archbishops, can thunder away as much as they like; but they’ll make no difference unless and until people see that there is something transforming and exhilarating about the prospect of a whole community rejoicing together – being glad of each other’s happiness and safety.
‘This alone is what will save us from the traps of ludicrous financial greed, of environmental recklessness, of collective fear of strangers and collective contempt for the unsuccessful and marginal – and many more things that we see far too much of, around us and within us.'”
More from the Guardian here.
The Archbishop’s website has posted the full text of the sermon.