[Magdalen] TEC talk

Lynn Ronkainen houstonklr at gmail.com
Mon Oct 21 15:13:47 UTC 2019

Reminds me of Roger Stokes+ referring to the American revisions (and we're in the midst of another one) of the BCP, as if it were ours (USA) alone. ; )

> On Oct 21, 2019, at 4:05 AM, Ferdinand von Prondzynski (Emeritus) <f.von-prondzynski at rgu.ac.uk> wrote:

Scottish Episcopalians (often called ‘Piskys’ here, usually affectionately, sometimes not) are far too friendly to complain. But we do sometimes watch with bemusement as American Anglicans - our sons and daughters - claim to be the only Episcopalians. It’s a little like RCs calling themselves *the* Catholic Church, I guess.

But of course we love American Episcopalians regardless! And I do encourage all of them to come and visit their birthplace, Aberdeen!


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> On Oct 21, 2019, at 03:09, Ann Markle <ann.markle at aya.yale.edu> wrote:
> Tee-eee-see. They dropped ECUSA because our church encompasses more than
> just dioceses in the US, including Puerto Rico,  Cuba, and several others
> (maybe Haiti and the Dominican Republic?). So by not excluding part of the
> members of our own church, it seems we've horned in on the Scots. I haven't
> actually heard any complaints from them, and it's really nobody else's
> business, though I suppose everyone is free to have an opinion; and just
> because I haven't heard any Scottish complaints, doesn't mean they haven't
> been made. Probably further options should be considered, what the heck.
>> On Sun, Oct 20, 2019, 9:41 AM Ferdinand von Prondzynski (Emeritus) <
>> f.von-prondzynski at rgu.ac.uk> wrote:
>> And since I've suddenly got very active, here's another quite different
>> USA-directed question. When people use the acronym TEC in speech, do you
>> sat TEC (like 'teck' or 'tech'), or is it tee-ee-see?
>> I must confess I think it is a horrible acronym (or maybe initialism). It
>> is also very questionable as a name for the US church: *the* Episcopal
>> Church is the Scottish Episcopal Church, out of which the US church was
>> born, when Bishop Seabury was consecrated right here where I am, in
>> Aberdeen. That indeed was also the birth moment of the Anglican Communion.
>> When Bishop Curry came to visit us and preach in St Andrew's Cathedral,
>> Aberdeen, two years ago he declared that he had 'come home to Mother'...
>> Ferdinand
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