Yesterday the House of Bishops of the Episcopal church rejected demands of leaders of the Anglican Communion to alter our polity and accept intrusion of the Prelates in our Communion. This was done on account of our full inclusion (blessing same-sex couples and consecrating a gay bishops) of gay persons.

When I read the news online, I was immediately filled with relief and joy and a deepened regard for the courage of our Bishops.

Thanks be to God

Read Mind of the House resolutions

And we are reminded by another blogger that: “On this day (March 21) in 1556, after denying earlier forced recantations, Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer, author of the Book of Common Prayer, was burned at the stake by Queen Mary.