Devastating tornadoes have touched down in Oklahoma and other parts of the US. News reports show damage and loss of life. From the
Day: May 20, 2013
The Most Rev. Jacob Erasto Chimeledya was enthroned on Saturday as the new primate of the Church of Tanzania. Bella Zulu reports that 3,000 people were present, including the Most Rev. Justin Welby the Archbishop of Canterbury. She writes:
The Rev. Jan Naylor Cope, vicar of Washington National Cathedral, illustrated her Pentecost sermon with this video. We aren’t going to tell you what she said. But perhaps you can suggest the outlines of your own sermon based on this video and the readings for the feast.
…all through mothering earth
Timothy Noah, author of The Great Divergence: America’s Growing Inequality Crisis And What We Can Do About It says factors that have enriched the top one percent of Americans, sometimes at the expense of the other 99 percent, constitute only half of the story of income inequality in the United States. Writing in The New …
Bishop Eugene Sutton of the Diocese of Maryland is featured in a new advertisement celebrating that state’s new gun laws.
Among the ancient texts passed down to us from Alcuin is the Collect for Purity which our Book of Common Prayer places at the beginning of the Holy Eucharist. In earlier times, it was a prayer used by clergy for their preparation before worship. But it was a prayer too good to be kept in the sacristy, and became part of our common worship in Anglican tradition.
Andrew Brown of the Guardian published an essay yesterday citing some of the reasons that the Church of England is in a decline from which it will be difficult to recover. Two particularly provocative paragraphs: