Date: February 18, 2022
We have become so accustomed to running nervously from class, to chapel, to lunch and keeping contact with others to a minimum, that learning that there are events taking place again on campus is a shock. Because we’re no longer looking for them, we don’t even notice the announcements in the Communique or the other advertisements. Yesterday, we had the honor of hosting the 25th Presiding Bishop on the campus yesterday; he preached a wonderful sermon and provided a rich reflection on Mary at a CACS event afterwards. Later in March, we have Yale’s Systematic Theologian, Dr. Kathryn Tanner, delivering the Costan Lectures – an extraordinary opportunity to hear one of the finest theological minds in the world.
Next week there is another event: The book Holy Communion in Contagious Times generated significant attention in the UK. The overwhelming consensus of Bishops in the Anglican Communion is that it is inappropriate to do a Zoom Eucharist. Along comes the Rev. Dr. Richard Burridge, ever the contrarian, to argue in favor of a Zoom Eucharist. The Bishop of Texas who has written his own book arguing very firmly against a Zoom Eucharist is one of the participants in the event next Thursday. This I am sure will be one of those memorable events which you will share with your grandchildren when the time comes.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President