That might get some results

That might get some results

I saw this headline—“Archbishop charged with beating a former bishop”—and thought for a moment that a bishop finally took my advice to call his brothers to account for letting perverts run rampant in the priesthood and for turning a blind eye to all kinds of immorality and heresy in their dioceses. Alas, it’s not what I thought it was.

Two men, including a founder and archbishop of the Springfield-based International Communion of the Holy Orthodox Christian Church, have pleaded not guilty in the beating of a former bishop of the church.

Just another one of those weird Protestant splinter churches where they hand out ecclesiastical titles like cheese samples at the supermarket. Too bad.

A few knocked heads might turn things around in the Church.

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  • weird Protestant splinter churches

    It’s not uncommon in Black churches for the senior pastor of an independent church to bear the title of bishop. Of course, no one is claiming apostolic succession. And I think this usage is compatible with scripture but not with sacred tradition.

    And then you have Catholic-style sects with some kind of claim to Holy Orders inhabited by kooks who like to play at being priests.

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