The Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Most Revd Bruce Cameron, preached in Connecticut at Christ Church Cathedral for the anniversary of the consecration of Samuel Seabury.
The sermon can be read here and followed from the link below:
Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford 14 November, 2004.
It has been a great delight for Elaine and me to be back here in Connecticut - and to spend some time with you, and share something of both congregational and Diocesan life. I bring warm greetings to you from the Scottish Episcopal Church - and in particular from the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney. The historical event of 220 years ago which we remember today, is for many of us, more than simply an accident of another generation, but one that binds us in a relationship of both friendship and challenge for present and future generations. That event was the consecration of Samuel Seabury on 14th November 1784 in a small private chapel in what is now a back street of Aberdeen, by three Scottish bishops. Those bishops, in the eyes of their ecclesiastical and political masters, were of questionable authority. Yet this event has become a significant moment in the life of our two churches, and in the understanding of the worldwide Anglican Communion which now binds us with some 70 million Christians throughout the world.