- The Archbishop of Wales raises serious concerns about the draft in its present form.
- Our own Bishop Marc has outlined his concerns as well.
- A group of five bishops have offered the House a 98-page report, which concludes:
The Anglican Communion already enjoys a Constitution that has served us well. The novel idea of a Covenant is out of order unless the Anglican Constitution is employed and properly amended or replaced. The fundamental issue in the current conflict, the most important and lasting reality, is not the matter of theological innovation, but the proposals and actions that would revolutionize the Anglican Constitution.
- Jim Naughton has offered an important overview and analysis of the situation.
- Friend and colleague John Kirkley responds to Jim's thoughts.
- Sister Joan Chittister has brought her Benedictine eyes to the situation.
- It's generally understood that our Presiding Bishop is bringing a counter-proposal for the Primates' scheme for alternative oversight to the HoB meeting. Episcopal Life Online reports today that eight bishops have agreed to serve as "episcopal visitors" in lieu of the Presiding Bishop, in dioceses that requested alternative oversight. Fr. Jake offers a first take. The story accompanied with commentary is also over at The Lead.
- The Lead posts that, according to local news reports, Bishop Jenkins of Louisiana and ten others will bring a resolution to the House of Bishop's meeting calling for assent to the recommendations of the Primates. John Kirkley questions the reasoning behind Bishop Jenkins' published arguments for this position over at meditatio.
- Since this item is getting the most focus in the press, I'll post a link here to epiScope: House of Bishops Day One, which is tracking articles as they are published.
- Bishop Duncan Gray writes about being a Windsor Bishop and remaining part of the Episcopal Church.
- From The Guardian, Andrew Brown links, in a rather dark piece, Rowan Williams' recent work on a book about Dostoevsky with the present situation in the Anglican Communion.
- And for my two cents, I argue over at Daily Episcopalian that a major task of leadership for our bishops and the Archbishop of Canterbury at this meeting is to keep the present controversy in proper perspective.
Prayers be with all of them in the ensuing hours.
I have updated the Anglican/Episcopal timeline here to reflect recent events.