Monday, April 11, 2005

Charles and Camilla Confess Sins

Apparently the world is intrigued that Charles and Camilla have confessed their sin during their wedding ceremony.

It seems that the couple joined the congregation in reading the strongest act of penance from the Anglican church's 1662 Book of Common Prayer. This was chosen in place of more modern prayers of penance for divorcees.

The old, unwatered-down rite of confession from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer reads:
"We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed, by thought, word and deed, Against thy Divine Majesty, Provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us."

A savvy political move aimed at appeasing the religious wing and clinging on to the crown? Hopefully, they sincerely believe it. Nevertheless, a good opportunity to talk to colleagues and friends and other royal-watchers about sin and wickedness that isn't specific to C&C, God's wrath that is on all people and the only way out from this terrible state through Christ.

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