WCC statement invokes new understanding of mission

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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Ecumenical & Interreligious Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing [Ecumenical News International] The World Council of Churches’ (WCC) Central Committee on Aug. 30 approved the first ecumenical affirmation of mission since 1982, invoking a new understanding of mission and evangelism in a changing world and ecclesial landscape.The statement draws on insights from Protestant, Evangelical, Orthodox and Roman Catholic mission theologies, and will be presented at the WCC 10th Assembly in Busan, South Korea in 2013, according to a WCC news release.“The significance of the statement lies in its concept of ‘mission from the margins,’ which emphasizes the universality of working for all God’s people, as well as the creation, despite divisions and divides,” said Dr. Agnes Abuom, WCC Executive Committee member from Kenya.The statement, titled “Together towards life: Mission and Evangelism in changing landscapes,” was prepared by the WCC’s Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME).The WCC Central Committee is a governing body representing the organization’s 349 member churches. It is meeting from Aug. 28-Sept. 5 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete in Greece.“The gift of the mission statement is that without attacking the old paradigm of mission values, it invokes new understandings which respond well to our different contexts, including that of migrant churches,” Aboum added.Reflecting on the statement, the WCC general secretary, the Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, said, “After several periods of mission and understandings of mission accompanying the ecumenical movement since the 19th century, this perspective is now where we are, acknowledging and appreciating the reality of the church and the gospel.”“We are a fellowship of churches in mission in all these contexts, and the impulses and the inspiration for our work come from all the many contexts in which we are doing mission.”Speaking on the different socio-political contexts in which churches work, Tveit said mission is “no longer an impulse coming from (a few) centers in the north. It is really a multi-centered reality. And my experience is that remarkably strong testimonies, with great integrity in words and action, are often given when the church represents a less privileged or even vulnerable position.”Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and Durres, who is the Orthodox primate of Albania and a WCC president, pointed out the significance of mission in the lives of the churches.“Mission of the church, and every living member of it, means the obligation and the necessity to share the gifts which we have each received from God. This means to proclaim the truth, love and power revealed by Christ, the crucified and the resurrected one,” he said.Along with the statement, the CWME will also produce practical mission modules and training curricula. Other resources will include publications and multimedia, to be shared at the upcoming WCC assembly.The full text of the CWME statement on mission and evangelism and high-resolution photos may be found at www.oikoumene.org Rector Belleville, IL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Albany, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY last_img read more

Amid tragedy, Brazil’s Episcopal-Anglican church conveys God’s love

first_imgAmid tragedy, Brazil’s Episcopal-Anglican church conveys God’s love Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Community church leaders in Santa Maria join for an ecumenical service to remember the lives lost at the nightclub fire. From left to right, Pastor Reinoldo Neumann (Lutheran), Bishop Francisco Silva (Episcopal), Father Xico (Catholic), and Rev. Volmir (Episcopal). Photo/Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil[Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil] On Sunday, Jan. 27, the Episcopal Anglican Church in Brazil (IEAB) woke to the tragic news that the entire country is still struggling with—in the early hours of the morning at a nightclub in the city of Santa Maria in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, a raging fire claimed the lives of 230+ persons, the majority of them young people and students.Santa Maria is home to the headquarters of the Diocese of Sul-Ocidental of the IEAB. According to its Bishop Francisco de Assis da Silva, the location of the nightclub is in close proximity to the Episcopal cathedral in Santa Maria. Bishop Francisco was immediately available for pastoral support, even as families dealt with the painful task of identifying the victims.  The local community of faith sprang into action, reaching across denominational lines to organize an ecumenical service of remembrance for the victims, and offering pastoral support to the families in mourning.Primate Mauricio Andrade and Provincial Secretary Arthur Cavalcante were also quick to contact Bishop Francisco and offer their support and messages of solidarity with the families of the victims and the wider community in Santa Maria. The IEAB continues to support and encourage Bishop Francisco and the Diocese Sul-Ocidental as they continue to minister to their community in this difficult time. Archbishop-elect of Canterbury, Justin Welby, also sent Bishop Francisco a letter conveying his condolences for the community of Santa Maria, and that he and many others would continue to hold the bishop, his clergy, and the community in their prayers.Articles from earlier this week are available at the following link (in English) on the IEAB’s website: http://ns.ieab.org.br/2013/01/29/solidarity-with-the-victims-of-the-tragedy-in-santa-maria/ as well as at the ecumenical Latin American & Caribbean Communication Agency: http://www.alcnoticias.net/interior.php?codigo=23348&lang=688. — Nina Boe is serving in Brazil through the Young Adult Service Corps program. Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA By Nina BoePosted Feb 1, 2013 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Anglican Communion, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events South America Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME last_img read more

Margaret Bullitt-Jonas named missioner for creation care

first_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME People Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Bath, NC Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Janet Diehl says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 [Diocese of Western Massachusetts] Recognizing the environmental destruction due to climate change and honoring the Christian belief that all of Creation belongs to God, the Right Rev. Douglas J. Fisher, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, has named The Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas as Missioner for Creation Care.Formerly, Priest Associate at Grace Episcopal Church in Amherst, MA, the Rev. Bullitt-Jonas brings to this new, part-time position her 20 years of environmental activism as an Episcopal priest. Last fall, an anonymous donor gave a generous gift to the diocese to educate God’s people about climate change and to inspire us to care for God’s Creation. The donation enabled the diocese to create this new leadership position toward a renewed understanding of Creation Spirituality and how we might act for the Lord’s Earth.“Margaret will represent the diocese at environmental conferences and other gatherings so the Church will have a seat at the table for one of the most crucial issues of our time,” said Bishop Fisher upon her appointment. “She will help us to develop a strategy for action for the Lord’s Creation and to help us to execute that plan. We are deeply grateful for the generous donor who heard this prayer and for Margaret’s willingness to engage us in this deeply religious mission.”In addition to participating at environmental conferences, she will report on climate action opportunities and build ecumenical, interfaith and secular partnerships. The Rev. Bullitt-Jonas will assume her new position at Diocesan House in Springfield, MA on January 2, 2014.“I am grateful to Bishop Doug Fisher for offering me this opportunity to express my faith in a God who loves and redeems all Creation,” said the Rev. Bullitt-Jonas. “I hope to inspire and support the Diocese of Western Massachusetts as we seek to honor the sacredness of Creation and to make a robust, faithful and coordinated response to climate change.  I am very interested in the ways that religious faith can move us beyond fear, hopelessness or despair as we face the reality of climate change.  I also believe that religious communities and leaders have an important role to play in shaping this country’s growing climate movement.”The Rev. Bullitt-Jonas received a B.A. in 1974 from Stanford University, a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature in 1984 from Harvard University, and a Masters of Divinity in 1988 from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Job Listing Advocacy Peace & Justice, Comments (1) Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Environment & Climate Change, Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Margaret Bullitt-Jonas named missioner for creation care Western Massachusetts creates new environment position Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN 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 Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR December 22, 2013 at 5:22 pm OH!!! I wish the Diocese of Milwaukee had such a position. I believe churches and dioceses need to quickly become very creation, green, environmently active. Rector Martinsville, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Posted Dec 19, 2013 Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY last_img read more

RIP: Lucy Brady Talbott, retired priest

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN Posted Feb 17, 2014 RIP: Lucy Brady Talbott, retired priest Submit a Job Listing Tags Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Rev. Lucy Brady Talbott, retired rector of St. Paul’s in the Pines, Fayetteville, North Carolina, died on Oct. 26 at the Passages Hospice, New Orleans, Louisiana.She served as an associate rector of the Church of St. Clement, Alexandria, Virginia, after her graduation from Virginia Theological School. Lucy was a fearless advocate for inclusive theology and St. Paul’s is known for its diversity. She was also an early activist for those with HIV/AIDS when fear and misinformation dominated public perception of the disease. Having lost a beloved brother from the AIDS epidemic in the early 80s, she opened the doors for others to see those living with the disease with compassion and acceptance.The Women’s Center of Fayetteville presented Lucy with the Woman of the Year award in 1992. It is called the Giraffe medal given to those who stick their necks out for others.Lucy is survived by her daughter, Amanda Talbott Bray of New Orleans and grandchildren Stella Frentress and Conor Bray and two sisters Ellen Finn and Sue Wankowivz and a brother Jeremish Brady. People Comments are closed. An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Comments (1) Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL 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 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs The Rev. Dr. Margaret Shepard says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Tampa, FL 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Bath, NC February 17, 2014 at 5:16 pm Lucy was an inspiration and a wonderful colleague Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Obituary, Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Releaselast_img read more

Canadian church’s ‘red tape challenge’ raises funds for Syrian refugees

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA By Tali FolkinsPosted Sep 28, 2015 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 [Anglican Journal] A London, Ontario church is raising money for Syrian refugees at lightning speed — thanks, at least partly, to a very Canadian household material.As of Sept. 21, St. Aidan’s Anglican Church had raised roughly $35,000 for refugee sponsorship after 15 days of its “Red Tape Challenge.” The appeal asks participants, after making their donations, to tear a piece of red duct tape and attach it to their vehicles, rural mailbox or other prominent place.The point of the tape, says John Davidson, the St. Aidan’s parishioner who came up with the idea, is to pressure the federal government to reduce barriers to refugees in Canada – “to show Ottawa that yes, you can cut through red tape if you have the desire and the wherewithal, and you want to get the job done.”The rector of St. Aidan’s, Canon Kevin George, says the appeal began after a sermon he preached on Sunday, September 6 — the Sunday after the first publication of the photo of three-year-old Alan Kurdi’s lifeless body on a Turkish beach.“I preached that Sunday from James 2 about how we’re called to be a people who don’t just speak about faith but who act upon those things, particularly with respect to how James says that mercy triumphs over judgment,” George says.Immediately after the service, Davidson approached him with the “red tape” concept. “He walked up to me and said, ‘I think I have an idea’,” George says.Davidson is an accomplished fundraiser. In the mid-1990s, he pushed his son Jesse – afflicted with Duchenne muscular dystrophy – across Ontario, then walked across Canada to raise money to fight the disease. Davidson then founded a charity, Jesse’s Journey, which has since raised more than $20 million.“People tend to listen” to Davidson when he stands up and makes a plea to raise money for a cause, George says.Parishioners were already feeling very moved by the photo of little Alan, and a flurry of fundraising ensued on the spot.“I think we were at $16 or 17,000 thousand dollars by the end of leaving coffee hour,” George says. “I’ve been doing this for about 20 years – priestly ministry – and I can’t remember ever doing anything where people responded so quickly with so much.”By the following Tuesday, Davidson had made and posted a “Red Tape Challenge” Facebook page, with a short video piece. By the following Sunday, the appeal had raised $30,000.“We had people in our neighborhood who don’t belong to our church take the challenge,” George says. One of these people donated $5,000; George let his congregation know about the donation, and said he hoped someone in the parish would match it—which they did.Initially planning to sponsor one family, the parish is now considering two, Davidson says.Taking part in the challenge is easy, Davidson says, because so many places of worship are trying to raise funds for refugees. Donors can simply slip their donation, enclosed in an envelope, into a church mail slot.“There are more churches than Tim Hortons [donut shops] and they’ve got better parking,” he says. “So stick it in there, just write the name of the church—for me, I was making mine to St. Aidan’s, and I wrote ‘St. Aidan’s Church—refugee fund.’ They’ll know what to do with it.”Davidson says he hopes the challenge, in addition to raising money, will help encourage Ottawa to speed up the resettlement of refugees, so that many more can be allowed into Canada.“I’m all for a bit of scrutiny to find out who you’re getting,” he says. “I just thought, ‘Wow we’ve got to do better than that, when you look at Germany and the numbers they’re taking.’” Germany is expected to resettle at least 800,000 asylum seekers this year.George says he and other organizers are heartened by Immigration Minister Chris Alexander’s announcement this weekend of plans to, in his own words, “cut red tape” and speed up the processing of refugees. Ottawa will undertake new measures that will allow 10,000 Syrian refugees to be admitted by September 2016, instead of the federal government’s promise in January of doing so within three years, Alexander says.But organizers think much more can still be done, George says. He points to a recent call on Ottawa by retired general Rick Hillier to bring in 50,000 refugees over the next three months—a number that is really not as large as it may seem, George says, given Canada’s size.“Fifty thousand represents just a little more than what we would put in a Blue Jays game—right across the nation,” he says.Participants in the Red Tape Challenge are invited to post photos or video of their own torn red tape on Facebook or other social media, Davidson says. But he’s less enthusiastic about the idea of people sharing other people’s Red Tape Challenge posts without actually taking part.“I said when it comes to sharing it – don’t,” he says. “Don’t share unless you’re going to do something yourself, because this is important. When it comes to sharing video stuff, this isn’t a cat playing a piano we’re talking about — this is real people in real trouble.People are sharing things constantly … but are they actually acting on anything? That’s the question. And I have found in my past adventures action speaks a lot louder than words.”George and Davidson say they hope the Red Tape Challenge will be picked up by other faith leaders in the London area, or even nationwide.“Wouldn’t it be great if every church in this country was ready and able to raise that kind of money and say, ‘we’re standing by, send us people who need the help and we’ll help them?,” Davidson says. “And I think you’ll find a few years down the road these people are great contributors to the country.” Tags Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canadian church’s ‘red tape challenge’ raises funds for Syrian refugees The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Refugees Migration & Resettlement Youth Minister Lorton, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Canada: Algoma diocese suggests closure of 16 churches in Muskoka

first_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Press Release Service Comments are closed. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC William Funk says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Anglican Communion Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Shreveport, LA By André ForgetPosted Aug 17, 2016 Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Submit an Event Listing [Anglican Journal] The Muskoka region in the diocese of Algoma is famous for its idyllic lakes, rocky shorelines, and—in Anglican circles—its rich history of missionary activity by the Society of St. John the Evangelist.But following years of declining membership and ongoing disagreement among its clergy about how best to adjust to shifting patterns of religious affiliation and church attendance, the bishop and the diocesan executive committee have approved a set of recommendations for reorganization that, if adopted, will lead to the shuttering of 16 of the deanery’s 35 churches.Full article. 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 Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Comments (1) Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ August 17, 2016 at 7:29 pm The spirit of Lord Beeching (rationalizer of British rail lines in the 1960s) lives on! Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tags Canada: Algoma diocese suggests closure of 16 churches in Muskoka Course Director Jerusalem, Israel last_img read more

Prayer urged to keep Anglican church in Libya ‘alive and…

first_img 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Africa, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Anglican Communion By Gavin DrakePosted Sep 29, 2016 Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Prayer urged to keep Anglican church in Libya ‘alive and more vibrant’ Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET center_img 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 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 Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT [Anglican Communion News Service] The Primate of Jerusalem and the Middle East, Archbishop Mouneer Anis, has said that the Anglican church in Tripoli is struggling to survive. In a message on the website of the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa, the Archbishop explained that the Church of Christ the King in Tripoli was “struggling to manage and run with the income we receive during divine services.”Full article. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA last_img read more

Costa Rican Anglicans urged to live their faith naturally

first_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC [Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans in Costa Rica are being encouraged to live their faith naturally – Vive tu fe naturalmente – in a new campaign designed to encourage environmentally sustainable lifestyles.The Diocese of Costa Rica, part of the Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America (the Anglican Church in Central America), adopted the campaign at its recent National Convention, the diocese’s first “Green Convention.”Full article. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Anglican Communion, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events Rector Smithfield, NC Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Posted May 31, 2017 Youth Minister Lorton, VA center_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release 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 Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Martinsville, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Latin America Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Costa Rican Anglicans urged to live their faith naturally Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GAlast_img read more

Stolen heart of Saint Laurence O’Toole to be returned to…

first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Hopkinsville, KY April 26, 2018 at 7:38 pm Perhaps, in thanksgiving, it can be translated to the RC Pro-Cathedral, where it can be duly venerated. Featured Jobs & Calls Anglican Communion Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ April 26, 2018 at 7:15 pm What a fabulous story! What does one do with 800 year-old heart? Thankfully, it was recovered in good condition, in spite of it all. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Press Release Service [Anglican Communion News Service] A priceless relic of the patron saint of Ireland’s capital city Dublin will be returned to the Anglican Christ Church Cathedral in the city April 26, six years after it was stolen. The heart of St Laurence O’Toole – also known as Lorcán Ua Tuathail – was stolen from the cathedral’s Saint Laud Chapel in March 2012. The heart, in a wooden heart-shaped box sealed within a small iron barred cage, had been in the cathedral for 800 years. It was recovered from Dublin’s Pheonix Park after a recent breakthrough in the police investigation, state broadcaster RTE reports. It was recovered undamaged.Read the full article here. Stolen heart of Saint Laurence O’Toole to be returned to Dublin cathedral Comments are closed. Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Posted Apr 26, 2018 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC John Runkle says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY 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 Martinsville, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Comments (2) Martin Goshgarian says: Submit a Job Listinglast_img read more

La Convención aprueba el uso de una versión en lenguaje…

first_img Prayer Book Revision Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET General Convention 2018, Por Mary Frances Schjonberg y Melodie WoermanPosted Jul 14, 2018 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC center_img Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA General Convention, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Liturgy & Music, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Featured Jobs & Calls Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC La Convención aprueba el uso de una versión en lenguaje expansivo de plegarías eucarísticas del Rito II Rector Belleville, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY 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 Tags Rector Knoxville, TN [Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] Ambas cámaras de la Convención General adoptaron el 12 de julio una resolución que les permite a todas las congregaciones de la Iglesia Episcopal el uso de versiones en lenguaje expansivo de tres plegarias eucarísticas del Rito II del Libro de Oración Común de 1979.La Resolución D078 facilita un lenguaje alternativo para las [fórmulas alternativas] A, B y D de la Gran Plegaria Eucarística. Los cambios estarán disponibles para uso experimental hasta que se concluya la próxima revisión completa del Libro de Oración Común.Toda la cobertura de ENS de la 79ª. reunión de la Convención General se encuentra aquí.La revisión del libro de oración ha sido tema de gran debate durante esta convención, la cual finalmente convino en la creación de nuevos textos litúrgicos que respondan a las necesidades de los episcopales de toda la Iglesia en tanto siguen usando el libro de 1979. No se ha fijado ninguna fecha específica para comenzar esa revisión total.Los diputados adoptaron por abrumadora mayoría la resolución en una votación por órdenes, la cual se exige para autorizar liturgias de uso experimental. Los resultados fueron:Clérigos: 78 sí, 19 no, 12 divididosLaicos: 89 sí, 14 no, 6 divididosSe requerían cincuenta y cinco votos de cada orden para la aprobación. Los votos divididos se registran cuando el clero o los miembros laicos de una diputación dividen sus votos entre sí y no.Luego de aprobada la resolución se envió rápidamente a la Cámara de obispos, la cual la aprobó en una votación de viva voz después de poco debate.La Rda. Laurie Brock, diputada de Lexington, propuso la [Resolución] D078. La secundaron oficialmente la Rda. Beth Scriven de Misurí y el Rdo. Scott Gunn, de Ohio Sur.Brock le dijo a los diputados que el amplio plan para la revisión litúrgica y del libro de oración no cambia el hecho de que cada domingo los feligreses oyen las palabras en el actual libro de oración que son “fundamentalmente masculinas” . Ella dijo que ofrecer las versiones revisadas de las actuales plegarias eucarísticas es “una manera inmediata de llevar de vuelta a nuestras congregaciones el anhelo que hemos oído en esta Convención, de manera que Dios pueda celebrarse en todos los géneros”.[Hablando] de una manera más práctica, ella dijo que la resolución “reconoce la realidad de que muchos de nosotros estamos haciendo esto los domingos y no querríamos ser procesados por el Título IV por hacerlo”, refiriéndose a los cánones para la disciplina del clero.A continuación algunos ejemplos del lenguaje opcional incluido en los ritos de uso experimental:Los sacerdotes pueden comenzar cualquiera de los tres ritos diciendo: “Bendito sea Dios: santísima, gloriosa e indivisa Trinidad”. La actual aclamación de apertura de “ Bendito sea Dios: Padre, Hijo y Espíritu Santo” es también una opción. En cualquier caso, la respuesta del pueblo es “Y bendito sea el reino de Dios ahora y por siempre. Amén”.Al comienzo de la Gran Plegaria Eucarística en los tres ritos, el sacerdote puede decir “Dios sea con ustedes”, en lugar de “El Señor sea con ustedes”.El Sanctus ahora puede decirse usando “Bendito quien viene en el nombre del Señor”, además de “Bendito el que viene en el nombre del Señor”.En la Plegaria Eucarística A, los celebrantes tienen ahora la opción de decir “ … tú, en tu misericordia, enviaste a Jesucristo, tu Hijo único y terno, para compartir nuestra naturaleza humana, para vivir y morir como uno de nosotros, y así reconciliarnos contigo, el Dios y hacedor de todo”. En la versión original, esa oración concluye con “…el Dios y Padre de todos”.La Plegaria Eucarística B contiene un texto opcional para la oración: “Únenos a tu Hijo en su sacrificio, a fin de que, por medio de él, seamos aceptables, siendo santificados por el Espíritu Santo”. La opción dice: “Únenos en el sacrificio de Cristo, a través de quien somos aceptables a ti, siendo santificados por el Espíritu Santo”.En la Plegaria Eucarística D se ofrece la opción de añadir la palabra “matriarcas”, después de “patriarcas” en esta oración: “Y concede que alcancemos nuestra herencia con [la Bendita Virgen María, con los patriarcas, profetas, apóstoles y mártires (con _____) y todos los santos que han encontrado favor contigo en tiempos pasados”.Las opciones que se ofrecen en la D078 han de proporcionarse a la Iglesia sin costo alguno por distribución electrónica, dice la resolución.La resolución le pide a la Comisión Permanente de Liturgia y Música, o SCLM [por su sigla en inglés] que considere revisar la Plegaria Eucarística C, a veces llamada la oración de la Guerra de las Galaxias por su referencia a “la vasta extensión del espacio interestelar, las galaxias, los soles, los planetas en su trayectoria, y esta frágil tierra, nuestro hogar insular”.A la SCLM se le pide que supervise el uso de los ritos en lenguaje expansivo y que comience una traducción en equivalencia dinámica de los ritos en español, francés y creole haitiano.La D078 solicita $12.500 para la labor inherente. El presupuesto 2019-2021 ya ha sido aprobado, de manera que esa parte de la resolución se convierte en lo que se conoce como un mandato sin financiación y es potestativo del Consejo Ejecutivo determinar la fuente para financiarla.– La Rda Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora principal y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Melodie Woerman es directora de Comunicaciones de la Diócesis de Kansas y miembro del equipo de información de ENS en la Convención General. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, ORlast_img read more