Rowan Williams has been appointed as the new Archbishop of Canterbury, the spiritual leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion of Churches. This includes the Anglican Church and the Episcopalian Church.
He’s about to also be made an honorary druid.
David Cloud of the Fundamental Baptist Information Service reports this description of the ceremony as reported in the London Times on July 19, 2002:
As the sun rises over a circle of Pembrokeshire bluestones, the Archbishop of Wales, the Most Rev Dr Rowan Williams, will don a long white cloak while druids chant a prayer to the ancient god and goddess of the land. After a trumpet fanfare and the thrice partial sheathing and unsheathing of a 6ft 6in sword, a citation will be read. Dr Williams will close his hands in prayer while the archdruid, wearing a crown and shield over his bardic robes, will enfold them in his own and utter words of welcome. That will be the moment that Dr Williams, who will adopt a new, bardic name, is accepted into the white druidic order, the highest of three orders of the Gorsedd of Bards, the Welsh body of poets, musicians, writers and artists. The Mistress of the Robes, Sian Aman, will then clothe him in a druidic white headdress, and a steward will lead him to join the other assembled druids inside a sacred circle. The ceremony will take place ‘in the face of the sun, in the eye of the light’ at the start of the Welsh National Eisteddfod at St David’s, Pembrokeshire, in early August
This is abominable. We have come a long way since the days of Calvin and Luther! It is unfathomable to me that even a nominal Christian would participate in a ceremony like this.