Things have been going wrong for almost 40 years now (or, the vast bulk of my poor existence). In our Babylonian Exile, there seem to be four lively possibilities, of which the last is now looming larger and larger.
- Popovtsy, or the "Continuing" movement dating from the 1977 Congress of St. Louis. Create a new hierarchy out of whatever tatters one can manage to glue together;
- Beglopopovtsy, or the "Run-Away" movement dating from the formation on 22 June 2009 of the ACNA. Here the hierarchy simply ran-away intact from the established structure;
- Edinovertsy, or the "Personal Ordinariate" of 4 November 2009. Here the hierarchy is remade by accepting a kind of Uniate status, upon a new ordination; and, finally,
- Bezpopovtsy, or the Anglican equivalent of "Catacomb Catholicism." Here one, quite literally, becomes nothing more than an "underground man," completely hierarchyless.
Continue (as if nothing has changed), run-away (like you mean to get away with it), submit (to a greater, countervailing force), or go underground (into loveless, internal exile). AGTOW.
Sitting in his nowhere land
Making all his nowhere plans for nobody