Tuesday, August 10, 2010

What is happening to the Lutherans (ELCA)???

From here:
Many of you know the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America recently added seven pastors who are gay, bisexual or transgender, to its clergy roster. This occurred at a Rite of Reception service.

Here are a few things you may not have heard concerning this.

1) During the "festival Eucharist celebrating the reception and reinstatement of pastors," (p 4) the congregation recited the “Our Mother who is within us” prayer taken from the Goddess Rosary. (Read more about the Goddess Rosary here). The prayer goes like this -

"Our Mother who is within us
we celebrate your many names.
Your wisdom come,
your will be done,
unfolding from the depths
within us.
Each day you give us all that we need.
You remind us of our limits
and we let go.
You support us in our power
and we act in courage.
For you are the dwelling place within us,
the empowerment around us,
and the celebration among us,
now and forever. Amen"

Read it all... and weep!
 

4 comments:

The Underground Pewster said...

They had to appeal to Sophia too so that they could make up the rest of it. Here is more from the service,

"O Sophia, Wisdom and Mother of us all, you are One with many names and images. May we see in all who are gathered here today your multiplicity of blessings. Today we honor your unlocking systems and practices that devalued and demeaned us for so many years and by putting your way of honoring people in its place. Most Holy One."

Robert S. Munday said...

"Today we honor your unlocking systems and practices that devalued and demeaned us for so many years..."

Good grief! I can't even understand that sentence. Maybe someone with Sophia-wisdom can give us a translation.

Robert S. Munday said...

I tried reading that so-called prayer over again several times, just in case I was missing something, but that middle sentence isn't even a grammatically complete sentence.

Fr. Chip, SF said...

Bah! Humbug! And people wonder why I am now an Anglican priest, with no bishop; and making a final break from TEO