Via ENS: At today’s Eucharist, the Rev Kimberly Jackson gave voice to the breadth and impact of General Convention. Sisters and brothers in Christ, our gathering here — this 78th Convention of The Episcopal Church has been incredible! It has been amazing. We’ve seen history made in the Supreme Court’s decisions of last week. We’ve […]
Day: June 30, 2015
Updated 10:35 p.m. CNN is reporting that 50 firefighters were on hand to battle the blaze and so far authorities do not know what caused it. The Washington Post reports: It’s still unclear how Tuesday’s fire started, officials said. Pete Mohlin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in North Charleston, told the Post and Courier that […]
“The Rev. Canon Cindy Evans Voorhees asked more than 100 parishioners gathered at St. James the Great Episcopal Church on Sunday morning what the walls of their longtime church might say if they could speak.”
Education for Ministry (EfM) from the School of Theology of the University of the South in Sewanee TN celebrated its 40th anniversary July 29 at General Convention. One of the most successful and long lasting educational programs, EfM has had more than 81,000 participants with nearly 38,000 graduates of all 4 years.
While recognising the prerogative of The Episcopal Church to address issues appropriate to its own context, Archbishop Justin Welby said that its decision will cause distress for some and have ramifications for the Anglican Communion as a whole, as well as for its ecumenical and interfaith relationships.
The Rt Rev Andy Doyle of Texas issued a letter yesterday explaining how he reached the decision to abstain from yesterday’s vote on marriage rites.
The day began with Eucharist, with Bishop W. Michie (Mike) Klusmeyer presiding with the sermon offered by Archbishop Vicken Aykazian of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church in America. The archbishop spoke movingly of the pain of the Armenian genocide of 1915, and the pain of exile expressed in the texts; “And yet, it […]
Let’s also learn from how Jesus handles rejection. It doesn’t ruin his day. It doesn’t put him into an inert funk. It energizes him. He accepts it as a challenge and he passes that challenge on to us.