Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Prayer Book Society: "Has anyone seen our mandate?"

Do you know what the mandate of the Prayer Book Society of Canada is?

Surprise! According to the Society's website: "The PBSC is a national organization dedicated to promoting the Book of Common Prayer - the official (but often under-appreciated) standard of faith and worship for the Anglican Church of Canada."

I know, eh? Like me, most of you probably were going to say: "Why, Rosie, of course the Prayer Book Society is the leading organization in the effort to prevent the blessing of same-sex unions in the Anglican Church of Canada." And you'd be right. But apparently that's just a moonlighting job that simply happens to have become all-consuming. Sort of like how the "Worshipful Company of Haberdashers" runs schools now, and only historically has anything to do with haberdashery.

I've lost count of the number of people who have told me that they would gladly belong to the Prayer Book Society if it actually expended most of its energy on the Prayer Book. Perhaps the PBSC needs to find itself again in order to grow.

1 comment:

Davis said...

Ah, but it's so much more fun and invigorating to go after queers. The same goes for all such societies, I fear - too often sidelined for different purposes.

The last refuge of scoundrels.

I'd sign up in a minute if it had anything to do with the Prayer Book.