Canon Harmon Makes A "Realistic" Prediction
I understand why the good canon is saying this. Anglican Primates' meetings have taken rather cautious actions with regard to TEC up to this point. But if he is right and nothing serious is actually done at this meeting to provide for the orthodox within TEC, will orthodox Anglicanism within the bounds of the worldwide Communion survive inside the US? Even rock solid dioceses like San Joaquin or Fort Worth might start to unravel if nothing real happens in three weeks. We have already been waiting for three and a half years for something concrete to be done. A few parishes in heretical dioceses have received help from overseas, but for those still within TEC things just keep getting worse. If nothing real is done in Tanzania (like an alternative Primate for the orthodox who is not under PB Schori's authority)--if all we get is more talk and threatened disciplinary action of TEC at some future date--will there be anyone left to care by the time Lambeth 2008 gets here? How many orthodox within TEC will hold on for another year and half waiting for the bare possibility that the Lambeth Conference will finally take real action? The Tiber, the Bosporos, and the Continuum beckon. How many will take the plunge if Tanzania bears no real fruit?