Friday, August 12, 2005

The ELCA's New Trinity

At the biennial meeting of its Churchwide Assembly this week in Orlando, Florida, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is debating such hot-button issues as same-sex unions and gay clergy, both of which are scheduled to be voted on today. In addition, according to a report in The Plain Dealer of Cleveland, the denomination has already approved a new prayer book and hymnal designed to offer more contemporary worship options and deemphasize masculine references to the Trinity. So instead of offering prayers to the traditional "Father, Son and Holy Spirit," ELCA congregations will now look to . . . the "Holy Eternal Majesty, Holy Incarnate Word and Holy Abiding Spirit."

Hat tip to the Christianity Today Weblog.

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