Well... that's that. While Bishop Minns has not yet signed off on the matter, it appears that an agreement has been reached with Bishop Lee regarding license. See the letter HERE.
Bishop Lee said, "I have licensed Martyn to serve as priest-in-charge of Truro church through January 1, 2007. The details of the license also establish that Martyn will perform no episcopal acts in the Diocese of Virginia through January 1, 2007 and that Martyn will exercise his ministry in compliance with the Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church and The Diocese of Virginia. The license I issued requires Martyn’s signature. While I have not yet received the executed license, and had not intended to write to you until I had received it, I write to you now in light of the wide publicity being given to Martyn’s letter to the Truro congregation issued late last Friday."
I suppose that explains the appearance and then disappearance of the letter on Friday. Just a matter of premature posting.
Oh yes... there is the reference to the 40 Days of Discernment program, about which I have posted a comment recently. Bishop Lee says, "As you read this, some in the Diocese are in the midst of an organized program of discernment to examine the future of their relationship with The Episcopal Church and The Diocese of Virginia."