The whole idea of the baptismal covenant is taken seriously here. The lay people are part of the structure, they are not left out … if you go to synod in the province, all you see on the platform is the purple colors.
Read the whole delightful story at Episcopal Life Online.
I am a little surprised and saddened that too many Episcopalians are being affected by their sense of loss of face or vulnerability in belonging to the Anglican Communion. I am dismayed at the extent to which that seems to be prevalent.
I don't believe that that is so … it is not how I perceive the rest of the communion regard[s] the Episcopal Church to be honest.
UPDATE: Dr. Te Paa's address to the convention is found here