Monday, September 22, 2008

What does the House of Bishops look like?

I can remember the first time I actually witnessed a meeting of the House of Bishops, before I was elected. I think that I expected to see a group of mostly men sitting around wearing copes and mitres and discussing theology. The reality was much different--and a little disappointing. Many of you have enjoyed the video clips that I posted from Lambeth. So here is one from the recent House of Bishops meeting last week in Salt Lake City. As you can see, we met in a nice but ordinary hotel ballroom. The Presiding Bishop is speaking, and in the back of the room are tables for the staff and translators. Maybe copes and mitres would not be a bad idea?