Episcopal News Service
Day: July 11, 2012
Marshall Scott continues his reflections on General Convention: What does it mean, I wonder, when we say that we want to listen to each other?
…the Rev Glynn Cardy, of St Matthew-in-the-City, in Auckland, hopes this will lead, eventually, to the possibility of gay and lesbian couples getting married in Anglican churches.
It is not all work and resolutions and parliamentary procedure. Some have developed games to lighten the atmosphere:
A news release from the No Anglican Covenant Coalition: COALITION STATEMENT ON THIS WEEK’S VOTES ON THE ANGLICAN COVENANT
New members of Executive Council elected at General Convention:
The House of Bishops unanimously passed a restructuring resolutions that had already been passed unanimously by the House of Deputies. Now the Presiding Bishop and the new President of the House of Deputies must appoint a special task force of no more than 24 members to begin the job.
While the budget of the Episcopal Church has been presented, it hasn’t yet been approved by either house, so both houses will have to take it up within the next two days.
This year’s General Convention has a certain youthful energy to it. The Young Adult Festivala for 18-to-30-year-olds drew 95 participants. Eighteen teenagers are participating as non-voting delegates as part of the “Official Youth Presence.” Young people are also on hand as volunteers and observers, reportedly having a great time.
Commemoration of Benedict of Nursia, (480? – 547?) Founder of Western Monasticism Proverbs 2:1-9 Luke 14:27-33 Idleness is the enemy of the soul; and therefore the brethren ought to be employed in manual labor at certain times, at others, in devout reading. He who labors as he prays lifts his heart to God with his …