Bishop Chickera spoke of a church in Sri Lanka that has survived several bouts in the last decade of warring and peace. The war now appears to be over and the diocese has decided that the building will retain the scars of war ... He concluded by singing a Buddhist chant for all the bishops of the Communion, both those here “and those not here.” -Cherie Wetzel, Anglicans United
De Chickera concluded his sermon with a low, rhythmic Buddhist chant as the cathedral bells tolled." -Solange De Santis, Episcopal Life
Words fail. Just what in tarnation is going on?
UPDATE: Here's Bishop Bob Duncan (Pittsburgh), Moderator of the Common Cause Partners and the Anglican Communion Network in an interview with the Guardian, saying it well:
The Right Rev Bob Duncan, the Bishop of Pittsburgh, could be deposed because he is unhappy with the progressive agenda pursued by the US Episcopal Church. He told the Guardian: "You cannot have unity at any price. The obvious divisions are there. When a family is broken it's because the family has no boundaries. To have a Buddhist chant at an Anglican sermon does not reflect the God we believe in."