Jun 8, 2012

ANGLICAN COVENANT REJECTED -- A SONG OF THANKS FOR THE SCOTTISH EPISCOPAL CHURCH: There may be other springs as full and fair. But they won't be the same -- they´ll come and go...but this, we now know, we ALL will be there!



The Heather on the Hill
¨The General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church today voted against the adoption of the Anglican Covenant. Following a variety of views expressed by members of General Synod, the Motion that Synod agree in principle to adopt the Anglican Covenant was put to vote - 112 votes against; 6 votes in favour; 13 abstentions. The Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, The Most Rev David Chillingworth, Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane then presented a resolution on the Anglican Communionin support of Motion 27, saying “The Anglican Communion matters deeply to us in the Scottish Episcopal Church. We invoke the history of Samuel Seabury, consecrated in 1784 by the Scottish bishops as the first bishop of the church in the United States of America. We want to be part of the re-founding - the bringing to birth of a new phase of Communion life.”   HERE

The Heather on the Hill (a song of Thanksgiving for today)

Can't we two go walkin' together, out beyond the valley of trees?



Out where there's a hillside of heather, curtsyin' gently in the breeze.


That's what I'd like to do: see the heather--but with you.


The mist of May is in the gloamin', and all the clouds are holdin' still.


So take my hand and let's go roamin' through the heather on the hill.


The mornin' dew is blinkin' yonder. There's lazy music in the rill,


And all I want to do is wander through the heather on the hill.


There may be other days as rich and rare.


There may be other springs as full and fair.


But they won't be the same--they'll come and go,


For this I know:


That when the mist is in the gloamin', and all the clouds are holdin' still,


If you're not there I won't go roamin' through the heather on the hill,


The heather on the hill.¨  Alan Jay Lerner


·  Thanks to Jim´s Place, sidebar
·  Thanks to Wounded Bird, sidebar
·  Thanks to The No Anglican Covenant Coalition, sidebar
·  Thanks to Thinking Anglicans, sidebar
·  Thanks to The Scottish Episcopal Church
·  Thanks to The Most Rev David Chillingworth

2 comments:

motheramelia said...

I like the Scots. They are so sensible.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

I really like the Scots...I´ve got a little part of them flowing in me veins! Love Scotland.