Fr John Peck recently published an article that has now been sent to me by a Roman Catholic layman, an Orthodox priest and a bishop. Rod Dreher has even commented on it over at BeliefNet.
the article. (UPDATE: The article has been removed by the author. I have a copy but, given its removal, shall refrain from reposting or commenting at this time.)
The Orthodox Church in America shall soon,
God willing, choose a new Metropolitan.*
[* When I was in seminary our Liturgics professor said, “When you have your ordination invitations printed, don’t put on there ‘God willing’ … I mean, the bishop’s gonna ordain you!” We understood his point. Forgive me.]
God willing — and I mean that — this will bring one chapter to a close (the one with the pink elephant in the room) and hasten toward a new chapter (the one with a beacon on a hill). However, in my magnificently unworthy opinion, I don’t believe the page will be turned unless the OCA looks outside of itself for leadership. I mean, in a big-O church, why settle for the longest straw in a tiny pile? Narrow vision, blinded by good-ol-boy loyalty, won’t get you very far. That should be a closed book, not one that just needs editing.