Richie McCaw turns down Royal Wedding invite

first_img McCaw keeping busy with some community work while out injuredDavid Beckham will be there, Martyn Williams is keen (but the Blues play the Dragons that night) and Brian O’Driscoll is on list but All Blacks captain Richie McCaw has become one of the first people to turn down an invitation to Prince William’s marriage to Kate Middleton.About 1900 guests have been invited to the wedding at Westminster Abbey in London on 29 April and McCaw is one of the first to say no as he’ll be in the middle of the Super 15 season with the Crusaders. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND – MARCH 25: All Blacks captain Richie McCaw high-fives with young students at New Brighton Catholic School on March 25, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images) center_img McCaw says, to tvnz.co.nz, he needs to concentrate on recovering from his foot injury and getting back on the field, adding  “things may have been different” had it not been a World Cup year.An unscientific viewer poll on TV ONE’s Breakfast showed 45% of respondents thought McCaw should have accepted the invitation.last_img read more

Exeter crowned Premiership champions

first_imgCan’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Then on the half-hour mark Wasps struck with a set move. Dan Robson sent a miss pass to Jacob Umaga and, with Zach Kibirige drawing the attention of Exeter’s defence, the fly-half burst through, got past Stuart Hogg and scored under the posts. Here’s that try… Chiefs beat Wasps to add English title to their European one English champions: Exeter celebrate with the Gallagher Premiership trophy (Getty Images) center_img Exeter crowned Premiership championsThe Gallagher Premiership final looked very different this year. Blazing sunshine and blue skies replaced by swirling rain and floodlights. Stands packed with fans in a multitude of colours replaced by rows and rows of empty green seats. The roars of tens of thousands of spectators replaced by the sporadic cheers from the non-playing members of the squad (and the cutouts Wasps brought with them didn’t make too much noise!).What hadn’t changed was the fact Exeter Chiefs were in the Twickenham showpiece – for the fifth straight year. And a 19-13 victory over Wasps, the team they beat back in 2017 when lifting their first English title, ensured Exeter added the Premiership trophy to the Heineken Champions Cup that they lifted a week ago.A decade after being promoted to the top flight, Chiefs are double winners, English and European champions. That’s quite a rise.Wet weather: There was heavy rain at Twickenham for the final (Getty Images)The game lacked momentum such were the conditions and Exeter weren’t as clinical in the 22 as they have been throughout the season so, as Rob Baxter said afterwards, the Chiefs had to “dig deep” in order to lift the silverware.Wasps were able to negate the effectiveness of Exeter’s driving maul, which has become something of a super-strength for the Chiefs, but it wasn’t an evening for the dazzling attacking rugby Wasps have produced in the second half of this elongated season, the miserable weather leading to many a dropped ball from both sides.Despite the horrible conditions, the first half was lit up by two wonderful pieces of back play.First, Exeter switched their attack to the narrow side, Henry Slade took the ball to the line and then burst straight between two Wasps defenders before cutting inside another to score the opening try after 18 minutes. You can watch it here… The Chiefs led 13-10 at half-time thanks to two penalties from Joe Simmonds to Jimmy Gopperth’s one. The fact Exeter chose to go for the posts rather than attack from their set-piece was a change in tactics, but one that worked.Exeter had chances to extend their lead early in the second half but this time opted for lineouts in the 22 rather than shots at goal – and that didn’t pay off.Jack Willis proved why he keeps picking up awards by winning an important breakdown penalty just metres from his own line while other moves broke down with knock-ons in the back-line – unsurprising with the rain continuing to teem down.Gopperth – the oldest scorer in a Premiership final – then drew Wasps level with a penalty midway through the half before a scrum penalty followed by a breakdown penalty took Chiefs upfield and gave them the opportunity to restore their advantage, which Simmonds duly did from the tee.Extra support: Wasps brought headshots of those who couldn’t be at Twickenham (Getty Images)With ten minutes to go, Man of the Match Slade found touch five metres out from a penalty – the perfect position for the Chiefs to get their lineout maul rolling. It felt like this could be the match-winning moment, only for Wasps defensive work to again drive them back.A couple of minutes later, it looked like Wasps might take the lead with a driving maul of their own close to the line. That broke down but they were awarded another penalty. They opted for another lineout rather than a shot at goal, which would have drawn them level if successful, and Exeter were able to steal possession.From there the Chiefs worked their way upfield, set another couple of driving lineouts and Simmonds slotted another penalty with the last kick of the game to secure victory.A different final but the same outcome as the previous week’s. Exeter Chiefs are double winners.last_img read more

‘Care for electorate,’ Zambian bishop urges politicians

first_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Africa, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Shreveport, LA Faith & Politics Tags Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Anglican Communion, Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET center_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel ‘Care for electorate,’ Zambian bishop urges politicians [Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop William Mchombo of the Anglican Diocese of Eastern Zambia has challenged Zambian politicians to stop practicing “politics of the belly if they genuinely care for the electorate.”The bishop made the call during the 10th Synod of the Diocese of Eastern Zambia held May 2-5 at St. Luke’s Cathedral in Msoro, an area in the Eastern Province of Zambia.“The crossing of opposition members of parliament to the ruling party thereby necessitating the holding of by-elections has become another matter of great concern,” noted the bishop.In the statement that addressed various social, economic and political aspects of the country, the bishop emphasized that public funds should be channeled towards developmental activities such as education and health.Governance“While it is appreciated that no-one is breaking the law by crossing the floor, this is one occurrence that can easily be avoided if indeed the people involved genuinely care for the electorate and not practicing what is now known as politics of the belly,” said Mchombo, referring to the recent trend of Zambian opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) stepping down and defecting to the ruling Patriot Front party with the hope of being adopted and contesting again under the ruling party.In the past two months alone, five opposition members of parliament have defected to the ruling partying necessitating by-elections, which will cost the country millions of dollars.The bishop explained, “The cry of the people is that resources that should be channeled into needy areas such as education, health and other social and economical sectors are being wasted on by-elections that could have been avoided.”“Our people are not interested in political bickering but in tangible development,” said Mchombo. “People want good roads and clean and safe drinking water, access to education and health centers that are adequately staffed and well stocked with enough drugs and other supplies.”This is not the first time the Anglican Church in Zambia has rebuked politicians to have the interests of the people at heart. Last year, Bishop Derrick Kamukwamba of the Diocese of Central Zambia urged the government to ensure that “political will trickles down to all sectors so that people charged with public responsibilities are accountable for their actions while serving in public offices.”Mchombo remarked, “Our position has always been that difference is not enmity. The opposition should be allowed to hold political rallies without let or hindrance within the ambit of the law and to criticize government without intimidation.”“[Similarly] the party in government should receive criticism with magnanimity and double up their efforts in meeting people’s aspirations as promised during the campaigns,” said the bishop. “It is work and not rhetoric that will endear government to its people.”The bishop also bemoaned the culture of abusive language emanating from politicians. “This has the ripple effect of negatively affecting values and norms as a cultured and civilized people,” he said. He urged politicians to restrain themselves and use civil language in their quest to make points, even in the face of dire provocation.“We also challenge the politicians to debate topical issues affecting the populace such as corruption and the high cost of living,” he said. “The media could facilitate such debates where politicians from different political parties could come together and debate.”With the recent decision by the Zambian government to remove subsidies on fuel, the price of the commodity has increased by more than 20%. The bishop expressed his views on the increase and how it would negatively affect the livelihoods of ordinary Zambians.“This inevitably will push up the cost of goods and services making the cost of living more expensive,” lamented Mchombo. “All this is happening with no proportional increase in people’s wages, especially our people in rural areas who have no say on how much their farm produce should cost.”He added, “Government should come up with strategies to arrest this situation that might affect economic growth and eventually lead to high inflation and leave the vulnerable people in a lurch.”EnvironmentThe bishop also addressed the issue of environment and how it impacts on people’s lives. “We have a responsibility of good stewardship to our environment. [Therefore], I am urging all of us to take care of our environment by throwing garbage in designated places and avoid littering. We should all plant trees around our churches and homes.”He explained that trees play a very important role in the ecosystem such as being home to birds and insects as well as the removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and producing oxygen.Gender-based violence“Gender-based violence remains a thorn in our communities and each one of us here has a role to play to bring down this scourge,” advised the bishop. “As a church we do not exist in a vacuum since we are part of the wider society. [Therefore], let us help in coming up with lasting solutions.”Road safetyZambia has in the recent past experienced a lot of road traffic accidents with very high death tolls. Earlier in the year, at least 67 people died when the bus they were traveling in was involved in an accident. In a similar incident two weeks ago, seventeen people also perished in a road traffic accident. This has been a source of concern for the Church in Zambia.“We mourn with families of victims of road accidents especially those that have occurred in the recent past and we pray that God may sustain them in this hour of trial,” said the bishop. “This is a matter of great concern to all of us. We implore government with other stakeholders to come up with a lasting solution to these carnages.”Last month, a not-for-profit, self-sustaining road safety organization known as The Ministry of Safety urged higher participation from the church and all its networks in the prevention of road traffic accidents in Africa.ConstitutionZambia is in a process of formulating a new constitution though many people have complained that the whole process has taken too long and that it has taken up a lot of public resources.“We are hopeful that after the district, provincial and national conventions, Zambia will finally have a people-driven constitution,” concluded the bishop. “We hope government will remain faithful to people’s aspirations by giving them a constitution they want.” Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem By Bellah ZuluPosted May 15, 2013 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

Busan assembly highlights significance of peace

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Events Anglican Communion, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Belleville, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Nov 7, 2013 Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Collierville, TN WCC 10th Assembly, Republic of Korea, Busan, 7.11.2013, Peace Plenary. Dr Chang Yoon Jae is a professor of theology at Ewha Womenâs University in Seoul, Republic of Korea. A member of the Presbyterian Church in Korea, Dr Chang is a teacher, author and speaker on topics related to society, justice, faith and peace. His ecumenical service includes tenure as an officer of the Christian Conference of Asia. Joanna Lindén-Montes/WCC[World Council of Churches] Perspectives of peace-builders, shedding light on how peace can be achieved in communities, societies and nations, were featured at a plenary session of the World Council of Churches (WCC) 10th Assembly. The plenary focusing on the theme of peace included Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee and Korean theologian Dr Chang Yoon Jae.Invoking reflections on what peace means to communities and churches in a world marred with conflicts, violence and consumerism, Rev. Dr Thabo Makgoba moderated the discussions on 7 November at the BEXCO centre in Busan, Republic of Korea.The WCC assembly is addressing the theme “God of life, lead us to justice and peace.”Gbowee, who led women’s movement which helped end Liberia’s civil war in 2003, referred to her inspiration for peace-building as “God’s vocation.” The anger she experienced at the conflict in Liberia, child soldiers and threats to the values of traditional African community, Gbowee said, was used by her as a force to work toward peace through non-violent resistance. Her inspiration and introduction to peace struggles she traced to a Lutheran church in Liberia.Gbowee also challenged churches not to become bystanders amid violence or becoming “co-opted” by governments. She said that such actions by the churches “break her heart.”Chang, speaking about peace on the Korean peninsula, urged an advance beyond the Korean Armistice Agreement of 1953, after which the Koreans kept living in the “fear of war.” He said there still needs to be a transition from “unfinished war” to “permanent peace.”Chang added that, to achieve peace, he envisions a “world free of nuclear power plants and weapons.” Since the last WCC assembly in India in 1961, Chang pointed out, the number of nuclear states in the region has more than doubled.Despite the horrendous consequence of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, he said, several nuclear tests are still being conducted without any consideration of their impact on local communities.“Nuclear weapons cannot co-exist with peace and Christian faith,” said Chang.Chang also invited the audience to observe a moment of silence in darkness, lighting a candle as a symbolic act to remember human dependency on electricity, produced in nuclear power plants.Following their discussions, Agata Abrahamian from the Armenian Apostolic Church in Iran and Fabian Corrales, an interdisciplinary scholar in disabilities studies in Costa Rica, shared stories from their own communities, speaking about local realities and highlighting efforts in peace-building. Their sharing was facilitated by Stanley J. Noffsinger, general secretary of the Church of the Brethren, based in Elgin, Illinois, the United States. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Presiding Bishop further restricts ministry of Heather Cook

first_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Comments are closed. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Anne Bay says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 February 11, 2015 at 6:13 am It would have been nice had the Presiding Bishop’s Notice of Restriction included any tone of remorse for the Church’s, and the PB’s own, actions in having ordained and consecrated Ms. Cook in the first place. They knew about her 2010 arrest. They chose not to share it with the electors (even though it was a matter of public record). The Presiding Bishop knew, because Sutton told her, that Ms. Cook was drunk at her own installation festivities. The PB consecrated Ms. Cook anyway. So it’s a little rich to read now the Presiding Bishop’s righteous denunciations of Ms. Cook’s “misrepresentations.” An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL February 10, 2015 at 5:05 pm This is just sad all around. I pray she gets the help she needs. Liz Mauro says: February 11, 2015 at 9:15 am At this point (what difference does it make) “until such time as all matters relating to you that are pending before a panel of the Disciplinary Board of Bishops shall have been finally resolved” (and should add) or until a civil court renders a verdict in this case. If she pleads guilty or is found guilty by a jury, then it should be clearly understood she no longer has standing (period). Posted Feb 10, 2015 Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ February 10, 2015 at 8:33 pm As someone who has reaped the benefits of AA sober for almost 20 years my heart goes out to the former bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Easton praying that she finds joy and peace. Martha Knight says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Mark Merrill says: February 13, 2015 at 9:45 am I think expecting personal responsibility for one’s actions is not contrary to Christian teaching, but is a fundamental to its understanding. While is is true God can forgive all sins, it is not the case for Humanity. Civil Law exists to enforce standards set for the Common Good. Heather Cook willing and on her on volition drove a vehicle while intoxicated and did cause the death of Tom Palermo. God can forgive Heather for that, but the State has a responsibility to hold her accountable for the death of Tom Palermo. The Church has a responsibility to remove her from the high office to which it elected her based on her actions resulting in the death of Tom Palermo.All of us in this Common Life struggle with this sad situation. Personal accountability and responsibility for one’s own actions are primary to the well being of this Common Life together. February 13, 2015 at 9:16 am ” The church was well aware of her previous history as well her father’s and yet theydecided to allow her to “move on” without proper monitoring”Regardless of the tragic final outcome I don’t think her father’s same history of alcohol problems should have any bearing on the decision regarding whether or not to elect Heather as future Bishop. And the social worker is right on. Experts should have been consulted to provide guidance on evaluating sobriety, recovery, and likelihood of relapse. Rector Martinsville, VA Anne Folan says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET March 1, 2015 at 2:17 pm As an active person in recovery for going on 28 years, Bishop Cook’s case is one of the most complex and devastating I have read about. I am guessing that her lawyer has taken over her case and is telling her what and what not to do. She has multiple charges against her and an upcoming court appearance. I am guessing that some “deal” will be put forth at her and at that time it will be announced if she is going to resign or not. If she resigns, she loses her income and benefits. so I’m sure the lawyer is trying to salvage these. Unfortunately no amount of legal consequences will bring Tom Palermo back. William A. Flint, PhD says: February 20, 2015 at 6:12 pm Ann Bay has it right. We failed to call her to take responsibility for her conduct before she was ordained which in my mind represents an absence of understanding of the very nature of this addiction. Given the dates in the timeline, it would have been preferable to cancel the ceremony and “get to the bottom” of the situation. It isn’t surprising that she was apparently drunk at that time … relapse is a trait of the disease and those skilled in dealing with alcoholics understand this. Instead we denied and enabled … also sad sad traits of the disease of alcoholism… enabling her to continue what was her charade, leaving her free to continue her habit … now she and the Church pay the consequences. February 10, 2015 at 8:27 pm Unfortunately the victim doesn’t get another chance….this seems to be just a start to an incredibly dishonest and dangerous person’s actions. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ted Martin says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ February 21, 2015 at 7:28 pm Tom Palermo, a much beloved father, husband, son, friend, cyclist is dead because of Heather Cook. Yes, she suffers from alcoholism, but has not admitted it to it and in my book, that makes her a drunk. The committee, Bishop Sutton and the PB knew her issues and they also must have blood on their hands. Who is going to punish them? Heather Cook can attend AA meetings in prison where I hope she stays for a long time. Disease or not, she drank to excess, killed a man and left the scene of the accident. I really don’t have any sympathy for her. February 16, 2015 at 1:59 pm No tragedy befell Heather Cook. She visited tragedy upon others. Her actions were 100% her choice. She should spend a long, long time in jail. What she did was akin to blindly firing a gun into a crowd. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori JAMES R. ADAMS says: [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Feb. 10 issued a formal canonical Restriction on Ordained Ministry directed to the Rt. Rev. Heather Cook, Bishop Suffragan of Maryland.This Restriction was issued as part of the Episcopal Church’s Title IV disciplinary process.  The Restriction provides:Pursuant to Canons IV.7(3), (4) and IV.17(2) of this church, I hereby place the following restrictions on your ordained ministry:You shall not exercise or engage in the ordained ministry of this Church in any respect, shall not participate in any functions of the House of Bishops, and shall not hold yourself out as an ordained person of this Church in good standing, until such time as all matters relating to you that are pending before a panel of the Disciplinary Board of Bishops shall have been finally resolved.In her notice, the Presiding Bishop indicates, “This restriction is being placed upon your ordained ministry because information has been received by the Intake Officer that indicates that you may have committed one or more offenses under Canon IV.4 as a result of your alleged criminal conduct in connection with an automobile accident on December 27, 2014 and misrepresentations you allegedly made to persons in the Diocese of Easton and in connection to your candidacy for the episcopate in the Diocese of Maryland regarding your experience with alcohol.The Restriction takes effect immediately. February 13, 2015 at 11:35 am Thank you to those who acknowledged being in recovery and participating in AA. I have had several clergy friends who were very open about the same thing. They were/are remarkable priests and ministers. Our church and our culture needs to hear your stories of recovery. It seems to me that it only needs to be anonymous in that no one else is allowed to tell your story. Comments (29) Melanie Barbarito says: February 23, 2015 at 4:11 pm As one who has suffered the loss of a spouse by the actions of a drunk driver, the driver and those from his family or workplace are the least from whom I would have wanted help. The money is appreciated by survivors who can decide how that replacement of power will help us, and yes, it is not the same as replacing the person who was killed. Instead of Bishops tsk-tsk-tsking and saying “Isn’t that awful and tragic,” those bishops responsible for consenting to Bishop Cook’s election and those bishops who consecrated her should be asked to contribute to a fund for the Palermo family which could begin to show signs beyond band-aid charity & justice to compassionate sacrificial giving. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing February 18, 2015 at 10:01 pm I have just read current articles stating both Pb Schori and Bishop Sutton not only saw first-hand Heather Cook drunk at the pre-consecration dinner, but they also talked about it, and nothing was done. On top of that, at the Consecration the question is asked “if there is anyone here,etc.” and no one said a thing, including PB Schori and Bishop Sutton! And also, apparently Heather Cook’s partner, Mark Hansen was also at that dinner, so he is also guilty of not speaking up. I am absolutely shocked by what Bishop Sutton has been quoted as saying if he stopped the Consecration that there would be =to paraphrase-an uproar! So what! That’s the main requirement of being in a trusted position-to be able to stand up for what is right! I had an eighth grade church school teacher who I learned a great deal from and still remember. One of the most important things I learned in that church school class from a wonderful teacher, was in life you can be “liked” or respected-choose one. That has helped me in so many situations for more years than I care to say! I realise Schori and Sutton apparently have no knowledge of the Disease of Alcoholism and its dynamics and its physiological progression, which is too bad since they are in high up positions, but it doesn’t take an expert to know that if a candidate for bishop is drunk two days before they are to be consecrated something is beyond serious and steps to stop it need to happen-simple as that. To let Heather be made a bishop and then afterward send someone to her to discuss her being drunk is just absurd. Just absolutely negates all the requirements to be made a bishop. i have been in Recovery for 27 years and have always been active in the program and have been privileged to attend conferences, seminars, treatment programs, lectures, etc. through the years. Big strides in those years have been made with regard as to the importance of everyone affected by the Disease to get help: Al-anon, Alateen, A.A. . Children of Alcoholics as young as 6 years of age can attend pre-alateen and also attend special children’s programs at the Betty Ford Clinic and others. It’s a Family Disease. So, the people involved in this fiasco need to contact treatment centers, Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-anon , and the Alateen program for literature, information, speakers, and attend meetings. No excuses not to learn and experience what Recovery constitutes. What a mistake it was, in hindsight, not to halt the consecration. As far as Heather Cook getting sober, etc. and being of help in prison with other alcoholics, that is a pipe dream. She is in so much denial and has so much enabling from all of her family andfriends it takes years to be able to be of service in that regard. The focus just needs to be her doing the program. She’ll be lucky to do that. There are Hospital and Institution A.A. and Al-anon panels that have long timers that can help the prisoners. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Collierville, TN J. Briton Hamilton says: February 13, 2015 at 2:28 pm Thanks to William Flint for providing balance to my discussion about the free grace of God to forgive our sins. Indeed, I would feel that civil law would be remiss in not having lawyers who are seeking the truth, a fair jury, and a judge with the quality of intellect and temperament to meet out the measures that are required for justice in our society. Also, the measures the Church has taken, up to this point, seem abundantly fair and reasonable. Rector Smithfield, NC Melissa Huber says: Bruce May says: Anne Bay says: Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, February 26, 2015 at 12:55 am IMHO, the gravest moral failing was the decision of the search committee and others who knew about Bishop Cook’s past. On the very weak grounds of “privacy” they withheld information the electors needed to know if they were to exercise their responsibility. Before I became a Catholic, when I was a seminarian and Episcopal priest, I had clinical training in chemical dependency, worked with treatment programs in my communities, and regularly attended Al-Anon and open AA meetings. It was pretty clear that even when I was considered a resource, my interest and concern in this problem was also considered evidence of being a little bit of a crank.It’s a matter of grave concern that, decades later, the leaders of the Episcopal Church have made denial (followed by vindictiveness) an acceptable part of their management style.The Search Committee exhibited the denial, manipulation, enabling, and rationalization characteristic — indeed, almost defining — of co-dependents. They preen themselves on their sensitivity, compassion, tolerance, inclusiveness, and sophistication, and then destroy their credibility and throw innocent people under the bus (almost literally!) as they shy from creating the disturbance which might have saved lives, possibly even souls.Bishop Cook is very ill. The PB, Bishop Sutton, and the leaders of the Diocese of Maryland are in grave moral and spiritual peril. February 11, 2015 at 12:24 am As another fellow AA , and an Episcopalian, my heart goes out to the victim , and the alcoholic who should never have been driving. Rector Belleville, IL February 11, 2015 at 7:02 am We can never go back and undo what has been done. Very few priests can claim that they haven’t overlooked a parishioner who has had too much to drink and they have done nothing about it. This is the first of many actions the PB will take–but no action will ever be enough for those who grieve the loss of this young man. Like Bishop Sutton and like Bishop Jefferts Schori we can look back at events and say to ourselves ‘we should have known’ or ‘we should have acted differently.’ But it is difficult to always make the right call. February 28, 2015 at 7:29 am Cook still has not resigned? Incredible. That in itself, shows she is not fit to be a Bishop, in an already ailing church. Selfish. House of Bishops, Rev. Carl Byrd says: Anne Bay says: LaRae Rutenbar says: Hugh Hansen, Ph.D. says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Mark Fish says: Anne McLain says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT May 12, 2015 at 7:04 pm Dear Mark, I say AMEN to your comment on praying for Tom’s little children. Tom Palermo was a personal friend to all people in the bicycling world. We all experienced joy knowing him and his family. Every Episcopal function has wine and I do say, every function has wine. Hugh Hansen, Ph.D. says: February 10, 2015 at 8:03 pm The Presiding Bishop is entirely correct. May 12, 2015 at 7:21 pm Dear Dr. Hansen, GOD HELPS THOSE THAT HELP THEMSELVES. GOD WILL FORGIVE HER, NO ONE ELSE WILL.Instead of Bishops tsk-tsk-tsking and saying “Isn’t that awful and tragic,” those bishops responsible for consenting to Bishop Cook’s election and those bishops who consecrated her should be asked to contribute to a fund for the Palermo family which could begin to show signs beyond band-aid charity & justice to compassionate sacrificial giving. ALL OF THESE DRINKING PEOPLE SHOULD BE CHARGED NOW! Rector Tampa, FL March 1, 2015 at 2:24 pm As an active person in recovery for going on 28 years, Bishop Cook’s case is one of the most complex and devastating I have read about. I am guessing that her lawyer has taken over her case and is telling her what and what not to do. She has multiple charges against her and an upcoming court appearance. I am guessing that some “deal” will be put forth to her and at that time it will be announced if she is going to resign or not. If she resigns, she loses her income and benefits. so I’m sure the lawyer is trying to salvage these. Unfortunately no amount of legal consequences will bring Tom Palermo back. Submit an Event Listing February 10, 2015 at 10:00 pm I am a licensed, clinical, social worker in private practice. I treat a variety of psychiatric disorders. Trust is the key component in the process of helping. From the information provided to me, those responsible in the church for insuring that competent stable people are elevated to the position of trust,made critical errors in this process. In assessing Heather Cook’s competency, did they consider obtaining objective professional assistance in determining Ms Cook’s recovery process. I hope that they recognized that they DID not have the expertise to do so. If they did not, then it is imperative that this process and the guidelines surrounding decision making be ruthlessly reexamined. Heather Cook has a psychiatric disorder. To participate in the elevation of Heather Cook to the position of suffragan bishop without the assistance of experts in her disease is egregious. William A. Flint, PhD says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Presiding Bishop further restricts ministry of Heather Cook Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Dan Lester says: Liz Mauro says: Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Phil Reinheiner says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Thomas Hofer says: Rector Bath, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI February 13, 2015 at 8:54 am I am writing the following as a public confession that Heather Cook’s demise as a bishop has challenged me in my thinking and actions as a Christian and a member of this society to ask for forgiveness and to reach out in love. None of us who have followed this case can remain the same after knowing the facts. It is a disaster of epic proportions in so many sectors of society. Perhaps, we are seeing a biblical sagas like Abraham, King David, or St. Paul being played out right before our eyes.After hearing about the awful tragedy befalling Bishop Heather Cook, I almost despaired to the point of fainting. To think that this person who had received the highest holy orders of our church and had performed the Holy Eucharist, perhaps, for thousands is beset by such alienation from society, from her exalted role in the church, and from her service to humanity who needs her. And most of all, knowing the deplorable loss experienced by Tom Palermo’s family. It leave you empty, breathless, and wishing you could say, “this isn’t so!” But it is so, and it did happen, now what?How I wanted to feel such contempt and loathing for her, knowing that there must be scores of committed candidates who would’ve taken these orders and perform them in such loyalty and devotion throughout their life. Yet, I am forbidden by the Holy Spirit to judge, hate, or despise this gifted child of God. I only find release from this bitterness by truly loving her as my sister whom God has forgiven. I only found myself loving her, when I realized that my attitudes were manifestly unchristian and, in the light of the passion of our Christ, there is no justification for the contempt in my soul.In the light of Calvary and the teaching of Jesus Christ, we have been SHOWN the Father in His mercy and love. To put it in Barthian language, He exists exists neither next to us nor merely above us but rather by us and most important of all, FOR US! (Evangelical theology, page 11) A parallel universe of darkness, chaos, and loneliness is not our destiny. As God’s children we are in the the universe of light, and we are completely forgiven–without reservations–all of us. In the Holy Eucharist there is a challenge for all of us to pray for forgiveness and to except the grace given to us so freely by the death of our Lord Jesus Christ. Our sister, Heather Cook, is no exception. Somehow, all things will work together for the good to them that love God. And that includes the precious family of Tom Palermo. God is for Heather Cook and God is for Tom Palermo’s family, and God is for the rest of us!Sent from my iPad Director of Music Morristown, NJ February 26, 2015 at 12:16 pm Mr. Koenig speaks of his of the scope of the issues surrounding an abuser of substances. Complicated? Yes. Known paths of the disease? Yes. Education of our clergy fails if it does not educate its clergy and take this issuer as seriously as it does the teaching of Greek. Lets hope that from this crisis emerges a renewed dedication to education of our clergy on issues of substance abuse … after all, clergy frequently are the first responders to parishioners bringing issues of abuse and enabling to their parish spiritual leader. … and in those cases, clergy need to know what they are talking about and doing! The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC February 11, 2015 at 12:53 am As a recovering alcoholic (25 years) I hope that Ms. Cook can reach the point where she can sit in an AA meeting every day for at least a year, and at least weekly forever after, and say “Hello, I’m Heather, and I’m an alcoholic”. And the same in other fellowship meetings if necessary for related addiction problems. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Harold Koenig says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY February 16, 2015 at 1:56 pm How about praying for Tom Palermo, and his family? You know, the more deserving people… Selena Smith says: JAMES R. ADAMS says: Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Mark Merrill says: Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA February 19, 2015 at 9:00 pm I pray for Healing,Forgiveness, and our Episcopal Church.Shalom The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group last_img read more

England: Bishop Libby Lane installed at Chester Cathedral

first_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET By diocesan staffPosted Mar 12, 2015 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Shreveport, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Knoxville, TN Women’s Ministry Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Bishop Libby Lane with servers at Chester Cathedral during her installation service on March 8. Photo: Diocese of Chester[Diocese of Chester] The Rt. Rev. Libby Lane – the first female bishop in the history of the Church of England – was formally installed as the eighth bishop of Stockport at Chester Cathedral on International Women’s Day, Sunday, March 8.More than 1,900 people from across the county of Cheshire attended the installation, which was part of a service of Choral Evensong.The occasion started with a procession and the choir singing the Introit, followed by Bishop of Birkenhead Keith Sinclair welcoming Lane and inviting others to express their greetings.Bishop of Chester Peter Forster then invited Dean of Chester Gordon McPhate to install Lane as the bishop of Stockport, a suffragan (assistant) bishop in the Diocese of Chester.Lane took her place in her stall and the dean called for the blessing of God to rest upon her in all her duty and charge. She was presented with her pastoral staff and welcomed by the civic and faith communities from across the Diocese of Chester. During the service she preached on the theme of the confidence that humans have, knowing that they are loved by God.Among the guests were: the chief executive officer of Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council; the mayors of Trafford, Tameside, Cheshire East, Stockport, and Chester boroughs; and the High Sheriffs and Lord Lieutenants of Cheshire and Greater Manchester.The installation marked the formal start of Lane’s new ministry in the diocese. She said: “I treasure the remarkable welcome extended to me in my new ministry as bishop of Stockport by people across the Diocese of Chester.“The service of installation during evensong at the cathedral felt like a homecoming. It was wonderful that so many wanted to share that occasion, and I particularly extend my appreciation to those who could not be present because requests to attend outstripped even the cathedral’s capacity, but who supported me in prayer nonetheless. Our whole family is very grateful for the love and support that we have received.“I look forward now to settling into this new ministry. On the day of my announcement I expressed my gratitude – to the Diocese of Chester for the confidence placed in me, to those who have gone before me, to God for His faithfulness to us, to Christ, whose love for me is the source of all am and all I will be doing. I continue to feel deeply grateful for the honor of this calling and the privilege of exercising it in this place.“Expectations are high, and I too am excited by the possibilities and challenges ahead. I echo what I said in my statement at my announcement – the church faces wonderful opportunities, to proclaim afresh, in this generation, the Good News of Jesus and to build His Kingdom. I am delighted to be engaging with that task in an area I know and love and among people I value so highly. But I do know I’ll need people to be patient and understanding – about the time it will take for me to address all that is already waiting for me, and for the mistakes I will inevitably make on the way. So I ask for continued prayer – God our Father, hear our prayer for all your faithful people, that, each in our vocation and ministry may be an instrument of your love, and give to us the needful gifts of grace.”Lane, 48, was previously vicar of Hale and Ashley in the Chester diocese from 2007-14. She is married to the Rev. George Lane, coordinating chaplain at Manchester Airport. They were one of the first married couples in the Church of England to be ordained together. She has also held other roles in the diocese, including: team vicar in the Stockport South West Team; assistant diocesan director of ordinands; family life officer for the diocesan Committee for Social Responsibility; and chair of the diocesan Children’s Committee.McPhate, said: “We were honored to welcome the bishop of Stockport and her supporters to the installation service at the cathedral. It was a day of worship and celebration – for men and women alike – as a new chapter was created in the Church of England.”Lane was ordained and consecrated as the first female bishop in the history of the Church of England on Jan. 26 during a service at York Minster.Lane was appointed Dec. 17. Her appointment and the ordination and consecration on Jan. 26 followed more than a decade of often-emotional debate accompanied by various stages of legislative action. The Church of England voted in July to allow women to become bishops, a decision that was later approved by the U.K. Parliament and given the assent of Queen Elizabeth II. The approvals were required because the church’s decision effectively changed English law. (The Church of England is an officially established Christian church with Queen Elizabeth II as its supreme governor.) Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME England: Bishop Libby Lane installed at Chester Cathedral Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate Diocese of Nebraska center_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC Submit a Press Release Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL Tags Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Anglican Communion, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Smithfield, NC last_img read more

Archbishop of Wales to step down in January

first_img Rector Tampa, FL Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab By Gavin DrakePosted Aug 23, 2016 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York [Anglican Communion News Service] The longest serving primate in the Anglican Communion, Archbishop of Wales Barry Morgan, will retire at the end of January on his 70th birthday, it was announced Aug. 23. Morgan has served the Church in Wales as a bishop for 24 years, the last 14 of them as archbishop.Full article. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Archbishop of Wales to step down in January Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Tags Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN center_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID People Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC last_img read more

Évêque Primat Michael B. Curry Message de Pâques 2017

first_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event Listing Featured Events Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Rector Tampa, FL Évêque Primat Michael B. Curry Message de Pâques 2017 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Bath, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Il m’a fallu quelques années pour m’en rendre compte mais Jésus ne s’est pas simplement trouvé à Jérusalem en ce premier Dimanche des rameaux. Il n’était pas en vacances. Il n’était pas là pour juste flâner en ville. Jésus était à Jérusalem délibérément. Il est arrivé à Jérusalem aux environs de Pessa’h lorsque les pèlerins étaient dans la ville. Lorsque les espoirs et les attentes des gens pour l’aube de la liberté que Moïse avait promise à la première Pessa’h pouvaient soudainement se réaliser pour eux de leur vivant.Jésus a planifié et mis en œuvre son entrée dans Jérusalem pour envoyer un message. Il est entré dans la ville, d’un côté de la ville, quasiment, nous disent les spécialistes, au même moment que Ponce Pilate entrait dans la ville du côté opposé. Ponce Pilate, monté sur son cheval de bataille. Ponce Pilate, avec des soldats autour de lui. Ponce Pilate, portant les insignes de l’Empire de Rome. Ponce Pilate, représentant César qui se disait fils de dieu. Ponce Pilate qui, par le biais de Rome, avait conquis les habitants de Jérusalem. Ponce Pilate, représentant l’empire qui les avait privés de liberté. Ponce Pilate, représentant l’empire qui allait maintenir le peuple juif sous un statut de colonie par la force brutale et la violence.Jésus est entré dans la ville de l’autre côté, monté non pas sur un cheval de bataille mais sur un âne, rappelant les paroles de Zacharie :Voici que ton roi s’avance vers toiIl est juste et victorieuxHumble, monté sur un âne Jésus est entré dans la ville au même moment que Ponce Pilate pour leur montrer et pour nous montrer que Dieu a une autre voie. Cette violence n’est pas la voie. Cette haine n’est pas la voie. Cette force et cette brutalité ne sont pas la voie.Jésus est venu pour nous montrer qu’il y a une autre voie. La voie de l’amour altruiste et sacrificiel. C’est pour cela qu’il est entré dans Jérusalem. C’est pour cela qu’il est allé sur la croix. C’était la puissance de cet amour déversé depuis le trône de Dieu qui, même après l’horreur de la crucifixion, allait le faire passer de la mort dans la vie.Dieu est venu parmi nous en la personne de Jésus pour lancer un mouvement. Un mouvement pour changer le visage de la terre. Un mouvement pour nous changer, nous les habitants de la terre. Un mouvement pour changer la création et passer du cauchemar qu’elle est souvent devenue, au rêve que Dieu a conçu qu’elle soit.Il ne s’est pas simplement trouvé à Jérusalem en ce premier Dimanche des rameaux. Il est allé à Jérusalem pour une raison. Pour nous envoyer un message. Que pas même les puissances titanesques de la mort ne peuvent arrêter l’amour de Dieu. Ce matin de Pâques, il est ressuscité des morts et a proclamé la victoire de l’amour.Pour que vous ayez de joyeuses Pâques. Allez et soyez le peuple de la résurrection. Suivez la voie de Jésus : n’ayez pas honte d’aimer. N’ayez pas honte de suivre Jésus.Joyeuses Pâques. Et que le monde soit béni. Amen.Le Très Rév. Michael CurryÉvêque Président et Primatde l’Église épiscopale Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK center_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC Holy Week/Easter, Posted Apr 3, 2017 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector Columbus, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Press Release Service Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 last_img read more

Nashotah House announces passing of the Rev. Rick Hartley

first_img Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Posted Nov 14, 2017 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY People, Submit a Job Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Obituary, Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 [Nashotah House Theological Seminary — Nashotah, Wisconsin] It is with great sadness that Nashotah House Theological Seminary announces the unexpected passing of the Rev. Richard (Rick) S. Hartley, associate dean for student services, affiliate professor of ascetical and pastoral theology and a Nashotah House alumnus.The Rev. Richard (Rick) S. HartleyHartley began his ministry in his early twenties after serving five years with an itinerant drama ministry. He devoted time to continuing his education during his entire 20 years of ministry. He received his Master of Sacred Theology, Ascetical Theology, from Nashotah House in 2015 and his Doctorate of Ministry with an emphasis in leadership and spiritual formation in 2009. In addition, he had studied and earned degrees at several other schools, including St Paul Theological College, Sanctus Theological Institute and Andersonville (Baptist) Theological Seminary. Originally ordained a Baptist, he was approbated into the Congregational Way in 2006, but finally came home to Anglicanism in 2013. Hartley was a priest in the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh.He had published articles in the International Congregational Journal and served on the Theological Commission of the International Congregational Fellowship, giving lectures in the United States, Bulgaria and England. He also developed a lay school for ministry during his time with the Congregationalists. Hartley leaves behind his wife, Karla, and three children.Services will be held on Nov. 18, at the First Congregational Church in Mukwonago, with visitation from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 1 p.m.Founded in 1842, Nashotah House is a seminary serving the Episcopal Church, Anglican Communion and other ecumenical partners. 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Speakers support scholarships for those seeking to serve small congregations

first_imgSpeakers support scholarships for those seeking to serve small congregations Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books [Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] More than a half-dozen speakers appeared before the Ministry Committee on July 6 to voice their support for a resolution that would eventually lead to scholarship funding for individuals pursuing the ministry in order to serve small congregations as clergy and deacons.“We found that those who are called to serve small congregations find very little funding available to them,” said the Rev. Susanna Singer, chair of the Task Force on Clergy Leadership Formation in Small Congregations and associate professor of ministry development at Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California.Full ENS coverage of the 79th meeting of General Convention is available here.The task force submitted Resolution A027, which would direct Executive Council to establish a panel to “develop and implement a plan to provide need-based central scholarship funding to individuals” pursuing a theological education to serve as priests or deacons in small congregations.Singer suggested the funding could provide individuals with financial support for tuition, travel, child care, computers “or whatever the applicant needed” to pursue a theological education, primarily outside traditional residential seminary programs.According to the task force, 69 percent of Episcopal congregations have an average Sunday attendance of less than 100, placing them in the category of “small congregation.” To take this even further, bishops surveyed by the task force reported that a “substantial minority” of their congregations number less than 20 on an average Sunday.Recognizing the unique needs and issues of such congregations, the 78th General Convention three years ago set up the task force to “develop a plan for quality formation for clergy in small congregations that is affordable, theologically reflective and innovative.”Speakers agreed with the task force’s assessment that many individuals interested in serving small congregations, often located in rural or poor urban areas, are unable to afford the cost of a seminary education.The Rev. Andrew Hybl, dean of students at Church Divinity School of the Pacific, told the committee that “individuals are being asked to make personal and financial sacrifices that are impossible” in order to obtain a theological education and enter the ministry.A ministry subcommittee planned to consider the testimony and return with its recommendations.— Mike Patterson is a San Antonio-based freelance writer and correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. He is a member of ENS General Convention reporting team and can be reached at [email protected] By Mike PattersonPosted Jul 6, 2018 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS William D. Razz Waff says: Comments (11) Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME July 6, 2018 at 4:42 pm Finally, someone might have an answer to a distinct need within the church. Don’t wait another 3years, please. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN General Convention 2018 Jane O’Leary says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL July 7, 2018 at 11:42 pm Sadly, the first thing that jumped out at me was the reporter’s phrasing of “…clergy and deacons.” Wow, I really thought that we had sort of figured that out, oh, years ago. As a priest I am fully aware of and appreciative of those who are deacons, both transitionally or as a life-long vocation. This has me wondering if there is an editor who checks articles for errors such as this. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group July 9, 2018 at 10:04 pm Jane,There is a strong correlation between the two. Many of the underrepresented groups belong to small congregations. Many do not feel able to make the financial sacrifices required of theological education when they know they cannot receive adequate compensation. Deborah Matherne says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA General Convention, Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Belleville, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Hopkinsville, KY Razz Waff says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET July 7, 2018 at 12:57 am Major mistake with this article: “clergy and deacons.” Deacons ARE clergy. I expect better of the Episcopal News Service. Maureen-Elizabeth HagenPresidentAssociation for Episcopal Deacons Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Press Release Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Maureen-Elizabeth Hagen says: center_img July 7, 2018 at 7:09 am The vitality of small congregations, especially in rural areas, is probably the most important topic taken up by this convention. Unfortunately, most of the attention seems devoted to all sorts of topics that even the United Nations can’t solve because, I suppose, it makes the participants feel more important. If we would focus our attention on those areas where our opinion is relevant, we would be a better church. Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Comments are closed. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Smithfield, NC July 7, 2018 at 11:45 pm The first thing that jumped out at me was the author’s phrasing of “….clergy and deacons.” I really thought we had figured this out years ago. I for one have always been appreciative of the work and ministry of deacons and the work they do as clergy. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA July 7, 2018 at 8:06 am Amen! Press Release Service Maureen-Elizabeth Hagen says: Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA July 7, 2018 at 7:26 pm John, I think I mostly agree. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA William D. Razz Waff says: Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN July 7, 2018 at 9:16 am First paragraph got off to a poor start when deacons were not included in the category of “clergy.” We have a hard enough time educating parishes regarding the role of deacon. Please don’t add to the confusion by improperly marginalizing this order in your reports. Kevin McGrane Sr. says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ July 7, 2018 at 11:41 pm Sadly, the first thing that jumped out at me was the reporter’s phrasing of “…clergy and deacons.” Wow, I really thought that we had sort of figured that out, oh, years ago. As a priest I am fully aware of and appreciative of those who are deacons, both transitionally or as a life-long vocation. This has me wondering if there is an editor who checks articles for errors such as this. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York July 9, 2018 at 6:51 pm This explanation seems to assume a correlation between a person’s financial ability to afford a theological education and a person’s call to serve a small congregation. Please help me understand. 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