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Philippine churches care for quake survivors

first_imgPhilippine churches care for quake survivors AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Knoxville, TN Tags Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing [Ecumenical News International] Churches in central Philippines have responded after a recent 6.9-magnitude earthquake that left 34 people dead, 52 injured, 71 missing and hundreds of families homeless.“We invite all people of good will to pray for the survivors of this latest disaster in the Philippines as they deal with the trauma of loss and anxiety and as they rebuild their lives,” said Fr. Rex Reyes, general secretary of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines.“We join the efforts of all civic organizations in providing the necessary remedies to ease their pain and we invite you to share what you have that others may live,” he added.Reyes made the appeal on 9 February after he met with local church leaders in Cebu (a major city in central Philippines) to assess the impact of the Feb. 6 quake, which, local government officials admit, caught residents totally unprepared.“The affected families are in need of food, sleeping paraphernalia, bottled water and medicines,” said Reyes.Worst hit by the quake was the island of Negros Oriental in central Philippines, where more than 14,000 families were affected. Many areas have become isolated because of quake-triggered landslides. Ten major bridges collapsed and three main roads were closed, said government reports.A nursing mother told national television on Feb. 9 that food has become so scarce that they she would be lucky if she could find food like a banana to feed her family.Many water systems were damaged so survivors need potable water, Fr. Edwin Laude of the Catholic diocese of San Carlos told CBCP News, the publication of the Catholic Bishops Conference. The price of gasoline also doubled, he said.Despite being victims themselves, local church leaders and parishioners of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines and the Philippine Independent Church have mobilized to help assess the quake’s damage, solicit outside help and comfort the distressed, said Reyes. (PIC is a full-communion partner to the U.S.-based Episcopal Church.)Undamaged church buildings of Roman Catholic, Protestant and evangelical churches also have served as refuge for many of those left homeless, reports said. Caritas-Philippines and World Vision were among aid organizations that immediately responded. Anglican Communion, Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ecumenical & Interreligious New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN By Maurice MalanesPosted Feb 9, 2012 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

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Communiqué from the Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue

first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Music Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events Submit an Event Listing September 11, 2013 at 8:39 am Is the Episcopal Church USA represented at these discussions? Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Communiqué from the Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue Comments are closed. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Gary Sturni says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Anglican Communion, Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Rector Albany, NY 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 Posted Sep 10, 2013 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Comments (1) [Anglican Communion News Service]September 2013 CommuniquéNovi Sad, SerbiaIn the name of the Triune God, and with the blessing and guidance of our Churches, the International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue (ICAOTD) met in Novi Sad, Serbia during 4-11 September 2013 at the invitation of Patriarch Irinej of the Serbian Orthodox Church. The Commission is grateful for the generous hospitality extended by Bishop Irinej and the Diocese of Backa of which Novi Sad is the see city.Bishop Irinej and Bishop David of Krushevac, on behalf of Patriarch Irinej, warmly welcomed the members of the Commission to Novi Sad. The bishops offered engagement with the work of the Commission, noting in particular the spiritual dimensions of the study of theological anthropology, and sharing with members an understanding of the experience of Christians in Serbia.Continuing its focus on Christian anthropology, specifically what it means to be a human person created in the image and likeness of God, the Commission devoted significant efforts to the review of the draft of its joint theological work on the subject. Reflection on the theology of the glory of creation and the uniqueness of humanity in the created order drew the Commission into deep discussion. Further, the Commission worked at length on the specific expression of image and likeness, considering the thematic components of the subject, with particular attention to its scriptural basis. As part of the discussion of human relationships, the Commission observed that it is the teaching of all the Orthodox and Anglican churches that marriage is between a man and a woman. The draft text, which was developed through the studies of previous meetings, was enhanced at this meeting by contributions on the subjects of the human being in society; the human being as a social being; attaining personhood through community from a traditional African perspective; and repentance, transformation and holiness. The Commission agreed that a newly appointed drafting group would work with the existing draft for the next meeting, taking into account the many pertinent comments and theological considerations presented at this meeting.As in previous meetings, daily prayer strengthened and grounded the work of the Commission. Anglican members of the Commission offered morning prayers. Vespers in the Serbian Orthodox tradition took place at the nearby parish of The Dormition of the Mother of God and at the Orthodox Cathedral. Members attended an Anglican Eucharist held at the Slovakian Evangelical Church. Members also attended the Divine Liturgy at the Kovilj Monastery. Throughout all of the opportunities for prayer, the ICAOTD held up the people of Syria, praying for peace and comfort and security in that land.During the time of the meeting, the Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church delivered a speech to the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York entitled “The Culture of Peace and Our Responsibility.” Commission members commended this presentation for its timely message and gratefully received the text of his speech.It was noted during the meeting of the Commission that this year marks the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan. The anniversary of such an edict offering assurance of security and religious freedom has poignancy for our time.The work of the Commission was greatly enriched by opportunities for local engagement in our setting. During the course of the meeting, the ICAOTD was very generously welcomed at the Kovilj monastery by Bishop Andrej, head of the office of external relations of the Patriarchate of Serbia, and the Abbot Bishop Porfirije of Jegar and numerous monks, from whom the members learned about the activities of the monastery, including work with those suffering from drug and alcohol addictions. A visit to the city of Sremski Karlovci offered an opportunity to see the Orthodox Cathedral of St Nikolas and visit the Orthodox Theological Seminary of St Arsenije Sremac, where the Commission was welcomed by Bishop Vasilije of Srem, and learned about the formation of young seminarians to carry out God’s mission in this contemporary context.The Commission missed the presence of the Orthodox Co-Chairman, Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia who was unable to attend. The delegate of the Greek Patriarchate of Alexandria, Metropolitan Serafim of Zimbabwe assumed the responsibility of Acting Co-Chairman for this meeting.The work of the Commission will continue at its next meeting in September 2014, to be hosted by the Anglican Communion.Metropolitan Serafim of Zimbabwe   The Most Revd Roger HerftActing Orthodox Co-Chairman         Anglican Co-ChairmanRepresentatives of the Orthodox ChurchMetropolitan Serafim of ZimbabwePatriarchate of AlexandriaThe Revd Fr Alexander HaigPatriarchate of AntiochThe Revd Fr Valentin VasechkoPatriarchate of MoscowProfessor Dr Bogdan LubardicPatriarchate of SerbiaMetropolitan Nifon of TârgovistePatriarchate of RomaniaProtopresbyter Giorgi ZviadadzePatriarchate of GeorgiaProfessor Dr Miltiadis KonstantinouChurch of GreeceThe Revd Fr. Andrzej MinkoChurch of PolandBishop Ilia of PhilomelionChurch of AlbaniaThe Revd Dr Christos B ChristakisCo-SecretaryMembers unable to attend:Metropolitan Kallistos of DiokleiaEcumenical Patriarchate, Co-chairmanThe Revd Dr George DragasPatriarchate of JerusalemRepresentatives of the Anglican CommunionThe Most Revd Roger Herft of PerthThe Anglican Church of Australia, Co-ChairmanThe Revd Marc BillimoriaThe Church of CeylonThe Revd Dr Timothy BradshawThe Church of EnglandThe Most Revd Dr Richard Clarke of ArmaghThe Church of IrelandThe Revd Canon Jonathan GoodallArchbishop of Canterbury’s RepresentativeThe Revd Deacon Dr Christine HallThe Church of EnglandThe Revd Canon Philip Hobson OGSThe Anglican Church of CanadaMs Natasha KlukachThe Anglican Church of CanadaThe Rt Revd Michael Lewis of Cyprus & The GulfThe Episcopal Church in Jerusalem & the Middle EastThe Revd Dr Gloria MapangdolThe Episcopal Church in the PhilippinesThe Revd Dr Duncan ReidThe Anglican Church of AustraliaThe Revd Canon Professor John RichesScottish Episcopal ChurchThe Rt Revd John Stroyan of WarwickThe Church of England The Revd Dr Joseph WanderaThe Anglican Church of KenyaThe Revd Canon Dr Alyson Barnett-CowanCo-secretaryPapers submitted to the meeting:Repentance, Transformation and HolinessThe Rt Revd John StroyanAttaining Personhood through Community: An African Traditional PerspectiveThe Revd Dr Joseph WanderaThe Human Being in Society: An Anglican PerspectiveThe Revd Dr John RichesHuman Person as Social BeingProf. Dr Miltiadis Konstantinou Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ecumenical & Interreligious Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA last_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] En los próximos cuatro meses, del 1 de enero al 30 de abril del 2016, la Iglesia Episcopal será testigo de la consagración de dos obispos, la elección de dos obispos, y el proceso de consentimiento de un obispo.ConsagracionesEl 13 de febrero, la diócesis de República Dominicana: el Revdo. Moisés Quezada Mota, elegido obispo coadjutor el 26 de julio.El 16 de abril, la diócesis del Este de Oregón el Revdo. Patrick W. Bell, se espera con éxito la conclusión del proceso de consentimiento.EleccionesDurante los meses de enero-abril, están programadas dos elecciones episcopales:El 6 de febrero: La Diócesis del Norte de IndianaEl 12 de marzo: La Diócesis de PensilvaniaProceso de consentimiento canónicoHay un proceso de consentimiento canónico en marcha de enero a abril:El Revdo. Patrick W. Bell, elegido el 13 de diciembre para la Diócesis del Este de Oregón (se establecerá la fecha de consentimiento que se establezca) Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Posted Dec 15, 2015 Bishop Elections, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Consecrations, Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Enero – abril 2016 consagraciones, elecciones y consentimientos en la Iglesia Episcopal Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Office of Public Affairs 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 Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Tags Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

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Celebration and a call to love mark Presiding Bishop’s visit…

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA By Holly BehrePosted Apr 14, 2016 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID April 15, 2016 at 3:51 pm Thank you for starting this exploration and expression of faith in the Jesus movement with a time of worship at Mother Emanuel. That was the right place to start! David Benedict says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Comments (3) Rector Belleville, IL Celebration and a call to love mark Presiding Bishop’s visit to Charleston Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI April 14, 2016 at 9:18 pm …the whole ethos surrounding the Canterbury rock is so interesting…wondered if this was a first coming from England? Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY Presiding Bishop Michael Curry visited Grace Church Cathedral on Sunday, April 10, for a special service that included the dedication of a stone from Canterbury Cathedral. From left the Very Rev. Robert Willis, the Very Reverend J. Michael A. Wright, Curry and the Rt. Rev. Charles G. vonRosenberg. Photo: Carrie Graves/Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina[Episcopal Church in South Carolina] The Episcopal Church in South Carolina welcomed the Presiding Bishop Michael Curry with music, barbecue, a cathedral celebration and a day-long conference on evangelism and racial reconciliation during a three-day visit to Charleston April 8-10.The visit was a time to give thanks for the renewed life and energy of the diocese, and to hear Curry’s call to put that energy to use as part of the Jesus Movement, relying not on the strength of power, but the strength of love.“Episcopal Church in South Carolina, don’t you be ashamed  to be known as people of love,” he said in his keynote address on April 9. “Don’t you be ashamed to be people who are willing to welcome all of God’s children.  Don’t you be ashamed to let this be a house of prayer for all people.” (Video of the address)Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is greeted by members of historic Calvary Episcopal Church in Charleston at a neighborhood barbecue and block party on April 9 held to celebrate his three-day visit to The Episcopal Church in South Carolina. Photo: Holly Behre/The Episcopal Church in South CarolinaFive downtown churches hosted events for the visit, and capacity crowds showed up eager to meet the presiding bishop and celebrate the recovery and growth in the reorganized diocese in the eastern half of South Carolina, which endured a split in 2012-13.“Our Presiding Bishop certainly infused this diocese with enthusiasm and commitment on behalf of the Jesus Movement during his time here,” said the Rt. Rev. Charles G. vonRosenberg, bishop provisional of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina. “He encouraged us along the road we have traveled for over three years now, and he challenged us for the way ahead.”“For our churches and for our people, this was a time of revival and of faith-building, in the much-loved traditions of the Episcopal Church,” vonRosenberg said. “At the weekend’s end, Episcopalians in this part of the world were unified in gratitude for the many blessings we received, and in thanksgiving for our membership in the Episcopal Church and in the Anglican Communion.”A time to unite The presiding bishop’s first visit was an ecumenical Community Evening Prayer Service with the Rev. Betty Deas Clark, the senior pastor of Mother Emanuel AME Church. The nine people who were shot to death on June 17, 2015, at Mother Emanuel were remembered at the service, which took place at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, two blocks from Emanuel. Clark preached on “A Time to Unite.”Presiding Bishop Michael Curry visited Charleston April 8-10 and participated in a service of Community Evening Prayer with the Rev. Betty Deas Clark, senior pastor of Mother Emanuel AME Church. The ecumenical service, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal on Anson Street, gathered faith leaders from around Charleston as The Episcopal Church in South Carolina and Bishop Charles G. vonRosenberg (center) welcomed the presiding bishop. Photo: Bob Waters“The body of Christ is being called to come together like never before,” she said. Drawing on examples from St. Paul and the early church, she said that all people together, in community, form a temple for God. “This is a marvelous thing that God has done: he has made a single body of diverse people. Not an Old-Testament Israel and a New-Testament church, but one body, one temple, to serve as the dwelling place of one Spirit. In God’s family there are no barriers of race, class, color, for we are one in Christ Jesus.” (Video of Clark’s sermon)Curry gave thanks for Clark’s ministry, the witness of Mother Emanuel and her people, and the Charleston community.“Charleston has witnessed,” he said. “The Greek word for ‘witness’ is related to the word for ‘martyr.’ And you have been a martyred witness, a witness to this fractured and divided country, that division is not the way. So we thank God for you.” (Video of the Presiding Bishop’s remarks)In his keynote address the next day, he spoke again of the Emanuel massacre. “Self-centeredness is destructive,” he said. “We know it. Charleston knows it. You have seen the results of self-centered existence manifested in hatred and its destructive power. You’ve seen it.  “You’ve also seen the beauty and the painful hope that love and forgiveness can bring. It can save us all.”Celebrating a cathedralThe visit included a celebration of another kind of unity, as the presiding bishop preached at the newly designated cathedral of the diocese, Grace Church Cathedral. Also present was the dean of Canterbury Cathedral, the Very Rev. Robert Willis. (video of the Choral Eucharist at Grace)The presiding bishop gave his blessing at the dedication of a stone taken from Canterbury Cathedral. Willis brought the stone, carved with a Canterbury Cross, to be placed in Grace, a tradition followed in cathedrals around the Anglican world. The dean said the gift was a way for Grace “to express its organic unity with the Mother Church and all the other branches of our Episcopal Anglican communion.” Read more about the cathedral celebration here. ‘Spirituality, Evangelism, and Justice’The centerpiece of the weekend was an all-day conference, “Spirituality, Evangelism, and Justice,” at Church of the Holy Communion. About 350 paid registrants spent the day engaging with the Presiding Bishop and five other speakers from across The Episcopal Church on topics of racial reconciliation, evangelism and justice. The conference was sponsored by The Episcopal Forum of South Carolina, a nonprofit group that supports the Episcopal Church and the local diocese through educational efforts.The presiding bishop focused on Jesus’ baptism in his keynote address.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry poses with some of the 50 youth who attended the Bishop’s Lock-In on April 8 at Grace Church Cathedral in celebration of the presiding bishop’s visit to Charleston April 8-10. Photo: Lauren Kinard“Anybody here baptized?” he asked, drawing a response of laughter and a church full of raised hands. “Guess what – you’re in the Jesus Movement! And we are the 21st-century Episcopal version of the Jesus Movement.“And the nice thing about movements is that they’re very flexible and adaptable,” he said. “Movements can move quick. They can pivot. They can move fast, they can adapt to new and changing circumstances.“That’s one of the reasons we in the Episcopal Church thank you in The Episcopal Church in South Carolina. You’ve had to learn to adapt. You’ve had to learn to deal with hard times. You’ve had to learn how to be the church of God, the church of Jesus Christ, the body of Christ, without all the institutional support. And you’ve done it!”More celebrationsThe conference concluded with a Solemn High Mass at the Church of the Holy Communion with the presiding bishop as celebrant. The preacher was the Rev. Michael Hunn, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry within the Episcopal Church. (Video of Canon Hunn’s sermon)Two of Charleston’s historic African American congregations also hosted special celebrations to welcome Curry. Calvary Episcopal Church, founded in 1847, served up barbecue at a neighborhood block party on April 9. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, founded on Easter Day 1865, welcomed the presiding bishop as their preacher for Eucharist on April 10.More than 50 youth from 10 churches also joined the celebration, gathering for an overnight lock-in April 8-9 at the cathedral in honor of the visit. Curry spent time with them before Evening Prayer on Friday night.The presiding bishop’s time in Charleston also served as an opportunity to give thanks for vonRosenberg, who has announced he will “re-retire” in June, three years after he came out of retirement to be South Carolina’s provisional bishop.“We live in times very often when there are questions and sometimes debate about whether or not leadership is even possible,” Curry said. “You in The Episcopal Church in South Carolina know that leadership even after retirement is actually possible, because you have seen it in Charles vonRosenberg.”— Holly Behre is director of communications for the Episcopal Church in South Carolina.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 susan zimmerman says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service Wayne Helmly says: Featured Jobs & Calls Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL April 14, 2016 at 4:52 pm Many thanks to Presiding Bishop Curry and our other distinguished guests for giving us a weekend that The Episcopal Church in South Carolina will not soon forget. Because of your presence and the inspired program sponsored by The Episcopal Forum of South Carolina, there was a “sweet, sweet Spirit” all over Charleston. Many of us are still giving thanks to God daily for the gifts you gave us through your witness and work. Thank you for leading us in The Jesus Movement. And Bishop Curry, we hope you will come back to St. Stephen’s, Charleston, again soon. We’ll sing even more songs your grandma sang! Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Comments are closed. 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RIP: Bishop Edmond Lee Browning, 24th Presiding Bishop

first_img July 12, 2016 at 9:05 am Loved him as my bishop in Hawaii. As a young priest, ordained only two years, Ed took over the Diocese of Hawaii and literally put it on the map. He was an outstanding pastor to me through some difficult times and walked with me through all of them. He was truly bishop as teacher. I learned so much. My outlook on matters theological changed fir the better because of his gentle leadership. Rest well, beloved bishop and brother priest! Rector Tampa, FL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rev. Steven Hagerman says: Alda Morgan says: July 12, 2016 at 8:12 am “I am the Resurrection and the Life” saith the Lord. “He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.” -St. John 11:25May you Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory. Obituary, People, Posted Jul 11, 2016 July 11, 2016 at 5:48 pm Rest in peace dear child of God. Featured Events Very Reverend John Crean, Obl.S.B., Ph.D. says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Martinsville, VA July 11, 2016 at 10:38 pm The world and the religious community is a far better place for Ed Browning’s having lived and witnessed among us. I am so proud to be an Episcopalian! May his memory be eternal! Chaplain Tom Chapman FSJ Richard Bidwell says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA July 11, 2016 at 5:09 pm RIP kind sir.Thank you for your work and the care that you showed to all of us.Will try always to follow your example and your faith. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET July 15, 2016 at 7:24 pm I was ordained into the Holy Order of Deacons in 1996 in the Diocese of Oklahoma. During my pre-formation years and during those four years, I was deeply appreciative of Bishop Browning’s position that “the Church should be a place of worship for all people” and that, “the Church should have no outcasts”. I flunked out of the Baptist Church prior to becoming an Episcopalian after several troubling experiences not the least of which being when a dear friend and Presbyterian Minister was denied Communion during a Baptist Service in Dallas. Although I only had one very superficial contact with Presiding Bishop Browning, I am an example of how far-reaching the beliefs and teachings of this blessed and inspirational man became in the Episcopal Church and beyond. He is a very key reason I am very proud to be an Episcopalian. Rest well Servant of God and Peace to his family> July 11, 2016 at 5:00 pm A great Bishop and servant of Christ. His spirit will continue to be a positive influence in The Episcopal Church. Edna Johnston says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Talmage G Bandy says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA July 11, 2016 at 8:07 pm A truly inspirational, gentle yet spirited leader – a Bishop well loved and deeply respected way beyond his beloved Episcopal Church – the Communion grieves with his loved ones even as we celebrate the most abundant memories – the extraordinary legacy of this beautiful righteous holy man of God . . . Arohanui – Dr Jenny Te Paa Daniel Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Dr. Erna Lund says: Comments (24) The Rt. Rev. Edmond Lee Browning was installed Jan. 11, 1986 as the 24th presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church. Photo: Episcopal News Service via the Episcopal Archives[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs, Episcopal News Service] Bishop Edmond Lee Browning, the 24th presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, died on July 11, 2016. He was 87 years old and was living in Oregon.Browning served as presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church from 1986-1997. Browning’s election as presiding bishop in 1986 was seen as a reflection of the church’s broadening diversity due to his extensive international and multicultural experience.Browning hoped to encourage a growing awareness of diversity in the church. He was well-known for his quote, “no outcasts in the church.”“The Episcopal Church is faithfully seeking to truly become, ‘a house of prayer for all people,’ as Jesus said quoting the Hebrew prophets, and that is greatly the case because Presiding Bishop Browning taught us that the church must be a place where there are no outcasts,” said Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry, the 27th presiding bishop. “That enduring legacy is still helping to set many a captive free. It is evidence that God is not finished with us yet, for every once and a while spiritual giants still walk among us as living reminders. And one of those reminders was Edmond Lee Browning, 24th presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church. Well done good and faithful servant. May you rest in peace and rise in glory.”In August 2015, when he was still presiding bishop-elect, Bishop Michael Curry traveled to Oregon to visit Bishop Edmond Browning on his farm in the Hood River Valley. Photo: Mary LujanBishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, the 26th presiding bishop, said: “Edmond Browning brought vast experience to his role as presiding bishop, from his early ministry in Texas, to his labors as a missionary in Okinawa, his love of the ‘Ohana of Hawai’i, and his pastoral care of the Convocation of Churches in Europe. His ministry was marked by care of the outsider and marginalized wherever he went. He stewarded the union of Okinawa with the Nippon Sei Ko Kai, he insisted there would be ‘no outcasts’ in the Episcopal Church, he drew Hawaiian and European congregations closer to their contexts, and he maintained a passionate care for the plight of Christians in the Land of the Holy One. He gave his all, and it cost him dearly. We can only echo what he is nearing now: Well done, good and faithful servant. You have loved all those entrusted to your care with a passion like that of Jesus. Rest from your labors in the arms of the One who loves you beyond imagining.”“Bishop Browning was very much ‘My Presiding Bishop,’” said Bishop Frank Griswold, 25th presiding bishop. “I was ordained a bishop the same year he was elected presiding bishop. During the 12 years that followed, I had the opportunity to work closely with him, particularly as a member of the committee that planned the twice-a-year-meetings of the House of Bishops. What particularly struck me in all aspects of his ministry was his trusting and compassionate heart open to all. For him, the mission of the church was to uphold the dignity and worth of each person within the reconciling embrace of God’s inexhaustible love. He did so not without great personal cost. As his successor, on visits to Okinawa and Hawaii where he had served as bishop, I was struck by the enduring affection and gratitude that so many lay people and clergy expressed for the ministry and friendship of Bishop and Patti Browning. In a very real sense, he was still their bishop.”“Bishop Browning appointed me to my first churchwide position when I was untested and unknown,” said the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies. “He gave me a chance to lead, and I will be forever grateful for the trust and confidence he placed in me. Everything about my churchwide ministry and the gospel witness of our church for the past three decades has been shaped by Ed Browning’s proclamation that ‘there will be no outcasts.’ We all owe him an enormous debt. Well done, good and faithful servant.”Browning’s theologically liberal stance was admired by some and criticized by others both in the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion, particularly his views about the full inclusion of LGBT people in the life of the church.Then-Presiding Bishop Edmond Browning talks with Pamela Chinnis, the then-president of the House of Deputies. Photo: Episcopal Archives via Episcopal News ServiceBrowning was elected at the 68th General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Anaheim, California, in September 1985. He was the last presiding bishop to serve a 12-year term.His was the first installation to take place within the context of the Eucharist. Then primate of Japan,  John M. Watanabe, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who was then the archbishop of Cape Town and the primate of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa, were in attendance.During Browning’s tenure, the Episcopal Church experienced a trend toward seeing baptism as a vocation. He was most known for active and faithful leadership in combating institutional racism and all forms of injustice in the Episcopal Church.As presiding bishop, he was the first to observe a World AIDS day of prayer on Nov. 9, 1986, and established what is now Episcopal Migration Ministries, the Episcopal Church’s refugee resettlement agency, in 1988.In February 1989, Browning again made history by consecrating the Rev. Barbara Harris of the Diocese of Massachusetts as the first female bishop in the Episcopal Church and in the Anglican Communion.Born March 11, 1929, in Corpus Christi, Texas, Browning was the son of Edmond Lucian Browning and Cora Mae Lee. He attended the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1952, a Bachelor of Divinity in 1954, and a Doctor of Divinity in 1970. He also attended Japanese Language School in Kobe, Japan from 1963-65. He also received honorary degrees from Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Episcopal Divinity School, General Theological Seminary, Seabury-Western Theological Seminary and Virginia Theological Seminary.Newly installed 24th Presiding Bishop Edmond L. Browning is congratulated by his wife, Patti. Sons John (far 1.) and Mark look on, as does son Philip (c., partially blocked, between and behind them) during the service at Washington Cathedral. Photo: Episcopal News Service via Episcopal ArchivesBrowning was ordained a deacon on July 2, 1954, and a priest on May 23, 1955. He served as assistant rector, Good Shepherd, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1954-56; rector, Church of the Redeemer, Eagle Pass, Texas, 1956-59; rector, All Souls, Okinawa, 1959-63; priest-in-charge, St. Matthew’s, Oroku, 1965-67; archdeacon of Okinawa, 1965-67; bishop of Okinawa, 1968-71; bishop of the Convocation of American Churches in Europe, 1971-74 (now the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe); executive of National and World Mission, Episcopal Church Center, New York, New York, 1974-1976; bishop of Hawaii, 1976-1985; and 24th presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, 1986-1997.Browning served as last bishop of the Missionary Diocese of Okinawa before it became part of the Nippon Sei Ko Kai (the Anglican Church in Japan). The transfer of the Okinawa diocese to the Japanese church was approved by the General Convention in October 1972.Browning was the sixth bishop of Hawaii, and the second bishop since the Missionary District of Honolulu was granted status as a diocese in 1969. As bishop of Hawaii, Browning was a member of the sixth Anglican Consultative Council in Badagry, Nigeria in 1984. After he was elected presiding bishop, he served on the seventh Anglican Consultative Council in Singapore in 1987 and eighth Anglican Consultative Council in Wales in 1990.Browning was married to Patricia Alline Sparks in 1953 and the couple had five children, Mark, Philip, Paige, Peter and John.Funeral Liturgies will be held on July 17 at 1 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Hood River, Oregon; and on July 19 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, Oregon. A service is also planned at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Honolulu, Hawaii – date to be announced. Rector Pittsburgh, PA John Kitagawa says: Kevin Miller says: Featured Jobs & Calls The Rev. Charles H. Morris, D. Min. says: Edmond Browning, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET August 1, 2016 at 7:11 pm “In this church of ours, there will be no outcasts.” Through the leadership of Bishop Browning and General Convention, major, positive changes within ECUSA for the LGBT community are now widespread and common. But Bishop Browning wept as he stood at the pulpit. “I hear what you are saying, but I can’t believe members of the Body of Christ are treated like this in our church.”Bishop Browning was attending Integrity’s national convention in Houston, and he asked for examples of LGBT experiences. I was asked to speak, as convener of the Integrity chapter, sub-deacon at the cathedral, and Integrity vice-president for the Southeast Region. I cited examples to him and the 500 delegates of reality for LGBT individuals: how members of a coterie got up and walked away from the communion rail when they were approached with the Blood of Christ, of servers being labeled a divisive force at the altar and the LEM license rescinded. Many LGBT communicants became exiles and many left ECUSA. Integrity meetings and Eucharist were forbidden in all parishes, but courageous priests offered to celebrate, so we always received God’s grace at our monthly Eucharist.We are grateful for Bishop Browning’s courage to advocate against such odds. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold, This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 12, 2016 at 9:25 am Curt,So good to see a post from you. You and I were the last two priests whom +Lani ordained before he passed in 1975 and then +Ed came in 1976. Weren’t we blessed to have had Bp Browning as our Ordinary for those early years in our priesthood? Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC President of the House of Deputies, July 11, 2016 at 5:42 pm May you, dear Ed, rest in peace and rise in glory!I first met the Bishop at the consecration of our Suffragan (Jeffery Rowthorn) in Connecticut in 1987, and was immediately impressed with his “down-to-earth-ness” in the midst of all the liturgical and ecclesiastical hoopla. Again, in 1989, at another consecration of a Suffragan (Sandy Hampton) in Minnesota, I was privileged to be an MC for the Bishops present and showed Bp Browning to his vesting-space, at the end of a long, winding corridor. His remark? “Mercy!”On of the perks of living in Oregon is our nearness to Hood River where he and Patti lived. When I supplied at St. Mark’s there in 2009, there they were in the congregation and I was immediately nervous. I needn’t have been – he chatted after the service as though we’d known each other all our lives.We were lucky to snag him for a clergy association retreat when I arrived here in 1999. He was terrific! I was privileged to go on a walk with him at Triangle Lake camp then: unforgettable.He an Patti maintained an apartment here in Portland, not far from where we live. We even shared the same barber for awhile! He will be dearly missed.Fr Phillip Ayers Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curt Zimmerman says: 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 Dr. Erna Lund says: Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, Rector Bath, NC Rector Albany, NY Comments are closed. Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS July 11, 2016 at 10:34 pm Patti, I can appreciate how much you have lost. I can imagine that Ed was your soul mate just as (Bishop) George Reynolds was mine. Ed was a humble man, a characteristic so important to a Bishop and servant leader. Jean Kegler says: Submit an Event Listing July 13, 2016 at 1:35 pm In 1991 I had the Honor of being introduced to then PB Edmond Browning by our late Bishop Robert Cochrane at St.Mark’s Cathedral,Seattle. We made an instant connection as described by others; and we subsequently exchanged notes/letters especially when he and Patti retired to the NW(Oregon)… A special occasion arose upon publication of his autobiography “The Heart of a Pastor: A Life of Edmond Lee Browning” and another memorable connection ensued thusly per his handwritten note: “Dear Erna, It was really wonderful to talk with you today…you sounded great and a wonderful help in telling about Lei and Hartwell(Lee Loy, St.Andrew’s Cathedral,Honolulu). Please give them my best wishes. I told Patti about the four Palestinian women visiting in Seattle. She was thrilled. Patti joins me in sending you the cards. With Best Wishes, Ed ” Both he and Patti were dedicated to peace and justice for Palestinian Christians and all Palestinians as they made multiple trips to Jerusalem during their tenure. Much of his book focuses on the Middle East and their personal experiences. We can recall when he met w/former President George H.W.Bush (Episcopalian) in 1988 to stop U.S.aid to Israel unless Israel stopped settlement building in West Bank… Indeed we Episcopalians and all peace-loving people in this world may never know another truly spiritual leader as we all had the honor to love and appreciate. Our heartrending thoughts and prayers are with Patti and all the family in this Great Loss yet so Blessed with enduring Life! Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET July 11, 2016 at 7:22 pm I was at the General Convention in Anaheim when Bishop Browning was elected Presiding Bishop and have been very fortunate to have worked with him from time to time over the years since then. His death leaves me feeling both grateful and bereaved…and thinking how much we need him and his witness of love and respect for all of us. This nation is torn by division and mistrust and fear. Perhaps the best way we can honor his memory and give thanks for his presence and ministry among us is to continue his witness of respect for all peoples. The Rev. Sylvia Vasquez says: Very Reverend John Crean, Obl.S.B., Ph.D. says: July 11, 2016 at 5:56 pm He was a native son of my home, Diocese of West Texas, and was the PB when I became an Episcopalian in 1990. I was so proud that he was from my diocese and that he was so committed to inclusion of all people. I recall a Diocesan Council where some clergy were so angry at him for his support of the LGBTQ community that they wanted to shun him when he came to our gathering. I wanted to bop them on the head! I was even more proud of him when I learned how he courageously stood for the outsiders even at the cost of his own safety. Rest in Peace, good and faithful servant. 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 Press Release Service Submit a Press Release RIP: Bishop Edmond Lee Browning, 24th Presiding Bishop July 12, 2016 at 8:22 am May we continue to be the church with no outcasts. Rector Knoxville, TN Barbara Reynolds says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska July 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm Bishop Browning was one of my husband Bill Kegler’s closest friends. They both grew up in Corpus Christi, active youth in the Episcopal Church – and stayed in touch through their years in the ministry. He was, indeed, a very special priest and bishop – and will be missed. Dr Jenny Te Paa Daniel says: Warren A. Carlson says: Joe W.King, Vocational Deacon says: July 11, 2016 at 9:51 pm He was more than a prophet for Native Americans, because he did something. He gave authority to the Native missionary Owanah Anderson and fielderly officer the rev Dr Carole Hampton as well to the Indian Commission, positons and councle now relinquished or unfilled. He championed the recognition and role of native hawaiians rememberin us from being our bishop and his last act as pb was to sign the new Jamestown covenant with episcopal native americans, native alaskans and aleuts and native hawaiians in a new relationship that is yet to be fulfilled. He encouraged the establishment of the Anglican Indigenous Network. His leadership is inscribed in the hearts and spirit of those of us wwho survive and still remember. Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME July 11, 2016 at 9:54 pm Ed Browning was an inspirational leader. His “no outcasts” declaration meant so much to those who for one reason or another felt marginalized in the Church. Welcoming our participation and leadership enriched us and I think the Church. Ed was my uncle’s bishop in Hawaii. I can testify that he was not only a prophetic leader, but also a compassionate pastor. Like so many, I am sad, but feel deeply blessed by being touched and inspired by Ed Browning. May he rest in peace. Evelyn Green says: Phillip Ayers says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA tom Chapman says: July 11, 2016 at 4:40 pm Ed Browning was a friend and mentor during our years together in Hawaii and later. He was respectful and respected and told the truth as he understood it. Ed Browning had a wonderful sense of humor and cared deeply for those with whom he shared ministry. We are all better people because he passed our way. Rector Smithfield, NC Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ July 13, 2016 at 1:41 pm In 1991 I had the Honor of being introduced to then PB Edmond Browning by our late Bishop Robert Cochrane at St.Mark’s Cathedral,Seattle. We made an instant connection as described by others; and we subsequently exchanged notes/letters especially when he and Patti retired to the NW(Oregon)… A special occasion arose upon publication of his autobiography “The Heart of a Pastor: A Life of Edmond Lee Browning” and another memorable connection ensued thusly per his handwritten note: “Dear Erna, It was really wonderful to talk with you today…you sounded great and a wonderful help in telling about Lei and Hartwell(Lee Loy, St.Andrew’s Cathedral,Honolulu).Please give them my best wishes. I told Patti about the four Palestinian women visiting in Seattle. She was thrilled. Patti joins me in sending you the cards. With Best Wishes, Ed ” Both he and Patti were dedicated to peace and justice for Palestinian Christians and all Palestinians as they made multiple trips to Jerusalem during their tenure. Much of his book focuses on the Middle East and their personal experiences. We can recall when he met w/former President George H.W.Bush (Episcopalian) in 1988 to stop U.S.aid to Israel unless Israel stopped settlement building in West Bank… Indeed we Episcopalians and all peace-loving people in this world may never know another truly spiritual leader as we all had the honor to love and appreciate. Our heartrending thoughts and prayers are with Patti and all the family in this Great Loss yet so Blessed with enduring Life! July 11, 2016 at 10:21 pm A cherished friend since our early days in the Diocese of West Texas, Ed Browning was in Eagle Pass when I was in another small town in Texas. I saw him infrequently since those days, but followed his onward and upward and varied paths in ministry and service to our Church and the wider church. His courage and yet gentleness took I believe a heavy toll on him, and I greatly admired his stand on such issues as accepting the marginalized as full members of our Church. We lost a great man today. May he go “from strength to strength” in God’s nearer service and presence, and may God’s grace and peace be with Patti and all the family. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing July 11, 2016 at 4:52 pm Dear Patti, As you well know the Brownings and Keysers have shared many years of our lives together. From years at Sewanee to being in each other’s wedding. The Browning ministry was truly a gift from God to our Church. Please know that you are in my prayers for strength and peace and Ed for joy that he is with our Lord. God Bless and I will be in touch later. Charles Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Rev Dr Malcolm Naea Chun says: July 11, 2016 at 7:31 pm My deepest condolences to the family of this wonderful man, I remember his beautiful wife and children. Ed Browning became the Rector of the Church of Reedemer in Eagle Pass, Texas when Earl Dicus became Suffrigan Bishop of West Texas. Ed Browning confirmed me and I have always said that I had the best Episcopal Mentors because of these two wonderful men. My heart is heavy as I remember how dedicated he was to The Church of Reedemer. He was an inspiring man, one who made you love God without question. Ed Browning was one of a kind, a gentle man and one who had a heart of gold. The Episcopal Church has lost a great man and the God’s Heaven has gained an Angel. 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first_img Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Tags 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 Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release West Baltimore urban missioner named Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC Posted Jan 19, 2017 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET [Diocese of Maryland] The Rev. Ramelle McCall has been appointed the new diocesan urban missioner for West Baltimore and priest-in-charge at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. The joint announcement was made by the Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, bishop of Maryland, and the vestry of Holy Trinity Church.“We are delighted to partner with the parish of Holy Trinity in this new ministry in that community and surrounding areas,” said Sutton. “The Rev. McCall is a native of the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood in West Baltimore and I know he’s passionate about our Church’s voice and mission there,” the bishop said.  The Sandtown-Winchester community was the focal point of the Baltimore uprising in April 2015 following the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. Holy Trinity was seeking clergy leadership with the retirement of the Rev. Eddie Blue. He served as rector for 32 years.“I am blessed and grateful to the Holy Trinity vestry and Bishop Sutton for this opportunity,” said McCall. “We have a wonderful opportunity to work within our neighborhood and the wider community,” he said.  In his role as urban missioner, he will work to bridge area churches, social non-profit organizations, community groups and diocesan resources to address issues of poverty, violence and racism in West Baltimore.McCall was awarded a Master of Divinity degree from Wake Forest University and did his Anglican studies at Virginia Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 2011. He served St. Michael and All Angels, Baltimore, as rector and chaplain to the Maryland Institute College of Art. He begins his new work Feb. 13. Holy Trinity was founded in 1953. It’s located at 2300 West Lafayette Ave.The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland consists of more than 100 worshiping communities in ten counties and Baltimore City. 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first_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Press Release [Anglican Communion News Service] In a newly-created role, the Anglican Communion Office in London has appointed a chief operating officer, David White –  a senior manager with a wealth of experience leading U.K. and international charities.The new role includes executive support to Secretary General Josiah Idowu-Fearon, primary responsibility for the management and administration of the Anglican Communion Office — the permanent secretariat serving the Anglican Consultative Council, the Primates Meeting and the Lambeth Conference. It also includes support for the work of the Anglican Communion across the world and liaison with the office of the Archbishop of Canterbury.Full article. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Belleville, IL 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Anglican Consultative Council center_img Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Anglican Communion, Submit an Event Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY Anglican Communion Office appoints its first chief operating officer Posted Feb 24, 2017 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NClast_img read more

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first_img June 12, 2017 at 10:36 pm Happy Birthday, Bishop Barbara. You look awesome. I remember when you came to Epiphany and played the piano while we sang music from Let Every Voice–you were amazing and I will always remember that. Press Release Service Now-retired Massachusetts Bishop Suffragan Barbara Harris, left, helped ordain and consecrate the Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows on April 29 in Indianapolis when the latter became the first black female diocesan bishop in the Episcopal Church. Harris became the first woman bishop in the Anglican Communion in 1989. Photo: Miguel Hampton/Diocese of Indianapolis[Episcopal News Service] Now-retired Massachusetts Bishop Suffragan Barbara Harris’ historic ordained ministry has always included advocacy for the full inclusion of all people in the life of the Episcopal Church.Harris began making history with that advocacy as a lay woman on July 29, 1974. She lifted high the cross as crucifer during a service at Church of the Advocate in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when 11 women deacons and four bishops broke the then-existing prohibition against the ordination of women to the priesthood of the Episcopal and Anglican Churches. (Women had been allowed to be deacons in the church since 1889. They were known as deaconesses until 1970.)At General Convention in 1976, the Episcopal Church resolved the rebellion that began with the Philadelphia 11 and agreed to allow women to become priests and bishops.Harris was ordained a deacon in 1979 and in October 1980, became a priest.The former public relations executive made her largest mark on church history in 1989 when she became the first female bishop in the Anglican Communion. Her election and subsequent ordination and consecration prompted rejoicing but also brought obscenities, death threats and the departure of some Episcopalians from the Church.In April, 28 years and 266 Episcopal Church bishops later, Harris helped ordain and consecrate the Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows as the first black female bishop diocesan in the Episcopal Church.Now as the Church considers how to encourage a more diverse House of Bishops, Harris spoke to Episcopal News Service about why the house is still mostly male and white.You were there April 29 when Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows made history by becoming the Episcopal Church’s first black female diocesan bishop. What did that mean to you?I thought it represented a milestone in the Church, particularly for black women. One of the things that impressed me was the strong presence of black women clergy from around the country who were there to support and celebrate on that occasion. I was very moved by the whole day, that whole weekend.Bishop Barbara HarrisAge: 87 (on June 12, 2017)Born: Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaEducation: Attended Villanova University and the Urban Theology Unit in Sheffield, England, and also graduated from the Pennsylvania Foundation for Pastoral Counseling. Work and activism: Harris worked in public relations before ordination and was active in the civil rights movement, including the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. From 1980-84, she was priest-in-charge at St. Augustine of Hippo Church, Morristown, Pennsylvania. She was also a prison chaplain. In 1984, she became executive director of Episcopal Church Publishing Co., publisher of The Witness, which advocated peace and justice ministries in the Church. She was an associate at Church of the Advocate in Philadelphia, which sponsored her for ordination, from 1984 until 1988 when she was appointed interim-in-charge.During your nearly 38 years of ordained ministry, what sort of changes have you seen in Episcopalians’ attitudes toward women and people of color in church leadership positions?Certainly, there has been some change with the election and consecration of several women, including just three black women, as bishops. I have regretted that more women have not been elected as bishops, but I think some of that is that some women are reluctant to offer themselves in the process of election.Why do you think that is?I think there is still some resistance to women in the episcopate. I do not think that the Church is as open as people might think it is.Who ought to be responsible for changing those attitudes?I think it lies with all of us in the Church to be more open to women and to gay and lesbian people, to people of color. I don’t think this Church is as open sexually and racially as people tend to think it is.What should dioceses consider when searching for and nominating candidates for bishop?When they begin the search process and form a search committee, and develop their profiles and criteria for the office, they ought to expand their thinking about the role and what kind of person with what kind of experience should be considered. Usually a search committee has a consultant, and I think the people who serve as consultants to search committees ought to encourage a broadening of perspective on the profile.How should the laity and clergy who elect bishops discern their choice?They don’t really discern their choice until the walkabouts occur. They need to be exposed a broad spectrum of candidates or nominees.What advice do you have for women and people of color about discerning a call to the episcopacy?I think people need to examine themselves very carefully and be open to a call to a broader dimension of ministry as represented by the episcopacy. I think a lot of women and people of color are reluctant to do that. Historical rejection has a large part to play in that. People conclude: “Why should I put myself through that process that isn’t going to lead to anything?” When I was asked to allow my name to go into the process here in Massachusetts, I said to myself, well, nothing will come of this but people ought to at least have the opportunity to consider it. Particularly as I did the walkabouts, which we then called “the dog-and-pony show,” I said to myself, I am never going to see these people again in life so I might as well say exactly what is on my mind. I did, and look what it got me. People said to me after the election: “You were the nominee who gave us honest answers and did not tell us what you thought we wanted to hear.”Do people of color and women and LGBT folks get nominated as tokens so that dioceses can check off a box labeled “diversity”?I think that happens a lot. [That makes a decision to participate in a particular election harder.] People don’t want to allow their names to go forward in a process because they may be asked to allow their name to go forward someplace else, and if you participate in too many episcopal elections without being elected, then you become kind of soiled goods. People have a tendency to say: “Oh, well, she’s been in three episcopal elections and didn’t make it.” I think people need to look very carefully at the diocese in which they may be asked to let their name be considered, and if it looks totally hopeless, then, given the makeup of the diocese and their operation — not just their history but their current focus — people need to consider that very carefully. Search committees also have to be aware of the climate of their dioceses.Now-retired Massachusetts Bishop Suffragan Barbara Harris, lower right, stands next to Archbishop Desmond Tutu in a window in the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that honors black saints and black bishops past and present. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceYou did not have a quiet episcopacy, at least at the start when you became a new focal point of the debate about women’s ordination, especially as bishops. If you had the choice to go back, and knowing what you know now, would you still do it?I think I might have on the same basis that I made the decision back then that they ought to at least have the opportunity to consider it, whether it goes anyplace or not. I think I would make the same decision. I think it was the right decision despite some of the ugliness associated with the outcome. All in all, it’s been a good ministry for me. I’m editing the manuscript for a book I am doing. I open each chapter with a verse either from a hymn or spiritual. The last chapter will open with a gospel hymn: “I don’t feel no ways tired. I’ve come too far from where I started from. Nobody told me the road would be easy, but I don’t believe he brought me this far to leave me.” That’s the way I would sum up my ministry.Is there anything else about this subject of diversity in the House of Bishops that you would like to say?I think more women and more people of color, not just African-Americans, but more people of color ought to have the courage to make it known that they are open to being considered. Now I know that’s asking a lot, but people have got to live boldly. That’s what ministry in any capacity, lay or ordained, is all about.A more detailed biography of Harris is here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is senior editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. This interview was lightly edited for clarity and condensed. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ethnic Ministries, Comments (5) Rector Smithfield, NC June 13, 2017 at 9:27 am Happy Birthday, Barbara. I am looking forward to seeing your new book. Becky In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 June 12, 2017 at 8:58 pm Happy Birthday Bishop Barbara!So happy you a part of my family’s life.Pamela Pleasants, Youssef and Zaki Alaoui Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Shirley Hutchins says: 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Tags Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Q&A: Bishop Suffragan Barbara Harris says, ‘people have got to live boldly’ Harris continues her calls for greater diversity in Episcopal Church Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL 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 Women’s Ministry Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ center_img Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Joan M. Powers says: June 13, 2017 at 9:08 pm Happy birthday, dear +Barbara. What a courageous witness you have been and continue to be to the Church, the Communion and the world. Mary Ellen and I send our love.+Nathan Baxter Rebecca A. Alden says: Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jun 12, 2017 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Pamela Pleasants says: Comments are closed. Rector Martinsville, VA June 12, 2017 at 3:07 pm Barbara is one special, priest and bishop.Knew her in Philadelphia and she was the only lady then that would help the women in prison.I admire her greatly. I was grateful that Barbara spoke at my husband’s ( The very Rev. Frederick Powers) funeral. We have been blessed by having her as a Bishop.Happy Birthday Barbara!Love & Prayers, Joan Powers Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA nathan baxter says: Rector Bath, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Job Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, ILlast_img read more

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first_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Events 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Church Office of Public AffairsPosted Oct 18, 2019 Rector Tampa, FL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Back to Press Releases Rector Belleville, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 center_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Two Episcopal churches among 10 sacred spaces to receive $1.9 million in preservation grants National program continues to save sacred spaces and strengthen the outreach of congregations Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Washington, DC 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 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Music Morristown, NJ [October 17, 2019] Today, the National Fund for Sacred Places (National Fund) announced awards to ten historic congregations across the United States. These ten places, representing some of America’s most significant sacred spaces, have earned entrance into a national grant-making program that is set to invest $1.9 million in their repair and restoration, the safeguarding of their physical legacies, and strengthening the value they contribute to their communities.“All ten are extraordinary places, with important architecture and consequential outreach,” said Bob Jaeger, President of Partners for Sacred Places. “Each project has been chosen because we believe they are poised for success and their projects will have a lasting impact on how these places serve their communities into the future. We look forward to working with each of them to preserve their buildings and make the most of them as assets for ministry and service.”Now in its fourth year, the National Fund for Sacred Places is operated by Partners for Sacred Places in collaboration with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This year’s group of participants includes a National Historic Landmark; the only Baptist church in Louisiana led by a female pastor; and churches designed by famed architects Stanford White and John Russell Pope.“This year’s grant recipients are great examples of how congregations serve as centers of service, gathering and celebration,” said Paul Edmondson, President and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  “The places protected through this grant program, from a Gothic Revival Church in South Carolina to a Buddhist temple in Hawaii, deserve to be protected and preserved for future generations.”Since its launch in 2016, the National Fund has drawn greater attention to the challenges and opportunities America’s faith groups face as they engage in community outreach. Between 6,000 and 10,000 sacred places close each year in the United States, and with them, important community programming.The National Fund began with nearly $14 million in grants from Lilly Endowment Inc. Since then, the National Fund has awarded planning grants, training and technical assistance to 54 congregations and organizations. To date, the program has awarded over $4.7 million in capital grants, ranging from $50,000 to $250,000, to community-serving congregations representing 17 faith traditions in 29 states and the District of Columbia.Grants assistance provided by the National Fund has not only helped congregations to preserve their sacred spaces but has helped them leverage more than $9.5 million in new funding for major building campaigns in their congregations and communities.In 2019 the program received more than $15 million in additional funding, to continue the program through 2024.This year’s applicants had to demonstrate the significance of their buildings’ religious architecture. The projects selected represent outstanding examples of Neoclassical, Gothic Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival, and Romanesque building styles. Applicants also had to identify a compelling restoration plan and outlined a capital campaign that detailed internal fundraising goals and strategies.The National Fund awardees for the 2019-20 program year are:National City Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) —  Washington, D.C. Designed by John Russell Pope before the architect designed the Jefferson Memorial and the National Gallery of Art, the sanctuary serves as a center for national, religious and social justice gatherings.St. Paul’s Episcopal Church — Syracuse, NY The growth of St. Paul’s paralleled the development of Syracuse from a canal-oriented outpost to an upstate urban center; South Sudanese refugee church members now count among those who use the space for community and religious activities. The parish is planning to repurpose underused space in its facility for mixed income housing units.Second Presbyterian Church of Chicago — Chicago, IL With murals by Frederic Clay Bartlett and windows by Tiffany Studios, Second Presbyterian hosts numerous hospitality services amidst a treasure trove of decorative arts.St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church — New Orleans, LA This 1926 Spanish Colonial Revival building hosts the only Baptist church in the state with a woman lead pastor. It is affiliated with American Baptist Churches USA and the Alliance of Baptists.Trinity Episcopal Church — Abbeville, SC Prominently located on Abbeville’s historic town square, this impressive church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The parish and its diocese are partnering with Preservation South Carolina to achieve major restoration projects at the site and manage the facility as a venue for religious and cultural activities.Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin – Jodo Shinshu (Shin) — Honolulu, HI Focused on the welfare of homeless families and elderly populations, the temple’s design elements blend symbols of Buddhism’s roots in India, adoption in Japan, and future in the West.First Congregational Church of Long Beach — Long Beach, CA Built on a rectangular foundation, the sanctuary is patterned after a Greek Cross. One of the first United Church of Christ congregations to declare itself open and affirming, members have led the campaign to change federal laws discriminating against LGBTQ people.St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church– Philadelphia, PA Vincentian Fathers founded this parish, built in 1851 by German and Irish immigrants, making it the Mother Church of the Vincentians’ antipoverty work across the country. Today, it hosts three of northwest Philadelphia’s major community-based programs.Lovely Lane United Methodist Church — Baltimore, MD Lovely Lane, designed by architect Stanford White in the Romanesque style, is the Mother Church of American Methodism. Today the church is focused on opening its doors to all kinds of community-based programs in its local Baltimore community.First Congregational Church — Sheridan, WY Featuring 31 stained-glass windows and a historic pipe organ, this Gothic Revival Style church started on a homestead near tryouts for Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Troupe. Today, the United Church of Christ congregation is a hub of community activity and hosts a substantial lunch program every week. About The National Fund for Sacred Places The National Fund for Sacred Places is a Philadelphia-based grant-making program of Partners for Sacred Places in collaboration with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. www.fundforsacredplaces.orgAbout Partners for Sacred Places Partners for Sacred Places helps congregations and others with a stake in older religious properties make the most of them as civic assets in ways that benefit people of all faiths and of no faith. Learn more at sacredplaces.orgAbout the National Trust for Historic Preservation The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America’s historic places. www.SavingPlaces.org Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, ILlast_img read more

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first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Office of Public Affairs Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN During their meeting on July 30, 2020 via video conference, the members of The Episcopal Church – United Methodist Dialogue Committee agreed that the churches postpone taking action on the full communion proposal until their next General Convention/General Conference after 2021:“Our churches and people are responding to unprecedented challenges in their local communities, conferences/dioceses, and at the denominational level.  The United Methodist General Conference scheduled for May of 2020 has been postponed until Aug. 29-Sept. 7, of 2021. The Episcopal Church as well, is rethinking the format, timing, and range of issues that might be taken up by the next General Convention.In light of these disruptions of our official decision-making bodies and forced changes to the original timeline, the United Methodist and Episcopal Church members of the dialogue committee agree that it is prudent for our churches not to press forward with action on full communion next year.  Instead, the Committee recommends that both bodies take up the full-communion proposal at their next General Convention/General Conference after 2021.”Below is the full statement from the Committee.September 2020 CommuniquéThe United Methodist – Episcopal Church Dialogue Committee met on July 30, via video conference to consider next steps in bringing our churches into a full-communion relationship.  Our hope was to bring the proposal “A Gift to the World: Co-Laborers for the Healing of Brokenness” before our two church-wide bodies in 2020 and 2021 respectively.The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic with its sweeping disruptions has regrettably, but understandably, necessitated a rethinking of this timeline.  Our churches and people are responding to unprecedented challenges in their local communities, conferences/dioceses, and at the denominational level.  The United Methodist General Conference scheduled for May of 2020 has been postponed until Aug. 29-Sept. 7, of 2021.  The Episcopal Church as well, is rethinking the format, timing, and range of issues that might be taken up by the next General Convention.In light of these disruptions of our official decision-making bodies and forced changes to the original timeline, the United Methodist and Episcopal Church members of the dialogue committee agree that it is prudent for our churches not to press forward with action on full communion next year.  Instead, the Committee recommends that both bodies take up the full-communion proposal at their next General Convention/General Conference after 2021.This realization comes with both disappointment and hope for future possibilities.  Our ongoing work toward unity at Christ’s table continues.  We do not recommend a delay in action on full communion lightly.  This work is an outward and visible sign of the grace that seeks to end all divisions in the human family.  Therefore, we call upon our churches to continue deepening our connections in mission, ministry, and worship under the existing “Interim Eucharistic Sharing Agreement.” Furthermore, it is our desire that the ongoing work toward unity between our churches be taken up in the wider context of the pressing needs in our world for health and wholeness, racial justice, and the remaking of human community.  The Committee is acutely aware that these actions come in a time of multiple pandemics which are exposing the deep divisions and disparities of our current social context in the United States, with its long history of racism and increasing indifference toward the lives and suffering of historically marginalized people.These issues strike at the core of our work toward unity in the Body of Christ.  “A Gift to the World” places the future unity of our churches within the context of lament that “church divisions in the US have reflected racial and socioeconomic divisions.”   Further, this proposal recognizes “the lasting sin of racism in our society and our churches” and affirms “the need for ongoing repentance, truth telling, and work for racial justice and healing.”It is in this spirit that the United Methodist-Episcopal Church Dialogue Committee calls upon our churches to increase partnerships in the work for racial justice at the local and denominational levels.  We commend to all our people the work now being done by The United Methodist Church (here and here) and The Episcopal Church (here) to continue addressing the persistent sin of racism.  Now more than ever Christians need to present a unified witness as we tell the truth about the sin of White Supremacy with the violence, suffering, and indifference toward the lives of black and brown persons it causes in our society and as we seek to dismantle the social, political and economic instruments that perpetuate it.In a time such as this, may we draw strength from the unity we already share in Christ as we work for a world free of the hatred, violence, and sinful divisions that now plague us.Episcopal Church Committee Members:Dr. Deirdre Good, co-chairThe Rt. Rev. David RiceThe Rev. Mariclair Partee CarlsenThe Rev. Dr. Thomas FergusonThe Rev. Dr. Karen ColemanThe Rev. Margaret Rose (staff)Richard Mammana (staff)United Methodist Committee Members:Bishop Gregory Palmer, co-chairRev. Dr. James HowellRev. Dr. Pamela LightseyRev. Ginger Gaines-CirelliRev. Dr. Robert WilliamsRev. Dr. Kyle Tau (staff) Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Back to Press Releases Rector Collierville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Committee issues communiqué regarding next steps toward full communion between Episcopal Church and United Methodist Church Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Smithfield, NC 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Church Office of Public AffairsPosted Sep 17, 2020 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ecumenical & Interreligious, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, ILlast_img read more

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