Anglican Samizdat

May 7, 2009

Diocese of Niagara honours the right person

Filed under: Diocese of Niagara — David Jenkins @ 10:44 pm

I hate to rub the Diocese of Niagara’s nose in anything, I really do, but a photograph that I simply cannot ignore happened to come my way, so here goes.

The Order of Niagara is presented to lay people to honour their work in the diocese.

Paula ON

In the photo we see Bishop Ralph Spence presenting a person with the Order of Niagara on September 24, 2006. The recipient of this prestigious award from such a caring and loving diocese happens to belong to a parish that voted unanimously to join ANiC.

The recipient, Paula then went on to give numerous media interviews here, here, and here, among others, and appeared on the Michael Coren show (not wearing the medal, I notice) which you can watch here

An additional touch of irony was provided by the scripture reading – a reading which Paula used for inspiration in the trials that were to follow. It was read by Dean Peter Wall who, as far as one can tell, doesn’t actually believe any of it .

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. 2 Tim 3:14-17

Paula would like to know if the medal can be modified by the diocese to read Order of Niagara, ANiC; Michaels Bird or Patterson, any thoughts on that?


1 Comment

  1. I always had a bone to pick with the Oder of Niagara as an “honour of men”. Smelt a bit wot?

    Comment by Gawk — May 8, 2009 @ 7:34 am

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