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How to help shape our Common Prayer

“The website includes a submission page designed to collect feedback on the draft documents, ideas for liturgical revision, and liturgies that have been developed by dioceses and local congregations.”

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A Christmas message from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

“It’s not an accident that long ago, followers of Jesus began to commemorate his birth, his coming into the world. When the world seemed darkest. When hope seemed to be dashed on the altar of reality. It is not an accident that we too, commemorate his coming, when things do not always look right in this world.
But there is a God. And there is Jesus. And even in the darkest night. That light once shined and will shine still.”

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Weekend Roundup for Dec 14

Sweet potatoes, restoring native plants, and a communion-wide youth initiative; it’s our weekly roundup of stories from around the church and the world

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Diocese of New Hampshire Revamps Priestly Formation

From New Hampshire Public Radio:

Rather than the traditional three years of training at seminary school, the diocese in New Hampshire will begin offering a certificate program next year that requires students to attend in-person trainings nine weekends a year while completing coursework independently from their homes.

“This really makes it easier for people to answer that call, whether that call to ministry comes in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, we even have people doing this post-retirement,” says […]

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How to pray for a General Election

The offending phrase appears to be, “as we discover your will for our country,” which some object promotes the view that the General Election will be directly decided by the will of God

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Weekend Roundup for Nov 30

Blessing the Hounds, the growing importance of chaplains, a key anniversary in Wales, plus lots more; it’s our Saturday roundup of the week’s news.

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South Carolina property case inches forward

In a nearly two and a half hour hearing Tuesday morning at the Orangeburg County Courthouse, South Carolina Circuit Court Judge Edgar Dickson heard arguments on both sides for a variety of motions currently before his court relating to the South Carolina Supreme Court majority decision in favor of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina

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