It is not anthropomorphized history that stands in the way of orthodoxy, but only individuals.
If we look on Anglican divisions and blame only other parties, seeing no good in them and no fault in us, we have not yet come to the fullness of Christian love, repentance, and unity in truth.
The real sign of hope is that God continues to raise up faithful people, that they continue to build solid friendships within the ACoC, and that the unique bonds of affection we have with each other, our Communion, and with the Indigenous North are being strengthened despite the centrifugal forces of division.
Here's the kind of fellow that we’ve lost in the Episcopal Church: a politically moderate swing-state governor who reads his Bible cover to cover, thinks deeply about it, and tries to put it into practice.
Salt Lake City in a real sense stands as a judgment upon the divided Church of which our synod claims to be a part.
Many, including myself, looked on with profound respect earlier this year when several Russian Orthodox monks from a monastery of the Kiev caves placed themselves between disgruntled Ukrainians and the government police in what appeared to be a peace protest. The politics of these gestures, however, were inevitably more complicated than met the eye.