The House of Bishops passed an amended version of D025:
99 Yes - 45 No - 2 Abstain.
The amendment is minor:
'Resolved that this 76th General Convention affirm that God has called and may call such individuals to any ordained ministry within TEC and that God's call to the ministry is a mystery which the Church attempts to discern for all people through our discernment processes acting in accordance with the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church.'Since it is amended it will return to the House of Deputies. I cannot imagine that they will not concur. The earlier version passed there in a vote by orders. In both cases we are talking passage by 2/3 votes.
Lisa Fox and I are working on saucing crow. I am thinking a highly reduced sauce with fruity tang, spicy undertones, and a lovely wine to accompany it.
To the House of Bishops I say,
I apologize for my lack of faith.
(I think there is a passage somewhere about helping one's unbelief.)
And, as a certain Henry suggested, a Te Deum and Non nobis.
Hector Berlioz - (1/7) Te Deum, Op. 22 - I. Te Deum