Archives for April 2012

Las liturgias propuestas celebran la creación y ofrecen alternativas al Oficio Diario

[Episcopal News Service] En tanto gran parte de la atención pública se ha centrado en su trabajo sobre la bendición de uniones de parejas del mismo sexo, la Comisión Permanente sobre Liturgia y Música [SCLM, sigla en inglés] abordó otros múltiples temas durante el trienio 2010-2012. “La labor que le han echado encima a la […]

New Zealand Anglicans choose unconventional bishop

[Ecumenical News International — Wellington, New Zealand] A dreadlocked priest who is usually seen in shorts and bare feet is to be the new Anglican bishop in New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington. Justin Duckworth replaces Bishop Tom Brown who recently retired after 14 years. In announcing the appointment on April 29, Archbishop David Moxon pointed […]

La Convención considerará la posición sobre el propuesto Pacto Anglicano

[Episcopal News Service] El Pacto Anglicano ha sido, de diversa manera, rechazado, ratificado, aprobado y suscrito por algunas provincias de la Comunión Anglicana, e incluso una de ellas le ha dado una “luz amarilla” . La Iglesia Episcopal pronto considerará su propia respuesta formal al documento, cuyos partidarios afirman que ofrece una manera de vincular […]

Brooklyn church receives NYC grant for green infrastructure projects

[Office of the Mayor] Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Carter Strickland awarded $4.6 million in grants to community-based green infrastructure projects that will improve the water quality of New York Harbor by reducing combined sewer overflows, according to a April 21 press release. The Church of St. Luke and St. […]

A life in books

[Episcopal News Service] Through the years I’ve been part of several church groups in which participants were asked to share their spiritual autobiographies. While people usually told stories of their personal failures, successes, and lessons learned along the way, one evening my friend Jason turned the genre on its head in the most delightful way. […]

Girl Scouts celebrate 100 years of sisterhood

Presiding bishop preaches at interfaith service

[Episcopal News Service — Washington, D.C.] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, a former Girl Scout, preached at a packed April 28 interfaith service at Washington National Cathedral that celebrated a century of girl scouting. Before the opening sing-along began, with a rendition of “Make New Friends,” girls in green sashes and badge-embellished waistcoats scampered around […]

Winning essayist calls for reaffirmed faith in the Anglican Communion

[Anglican Communion News Service] Faith in the Anglican Communion needs to be reaffirmed, according to the winner of a £1,000 prize (US$1,623) essay competition to explain “Why I am an Anglican and believe I shall remain so.” Natacha-Ingrid Tinteroff, a French convert from Roman Catholicism, used her essay to celebrate the best of Anglicanism and […]

A letter to the clergy and people of the Diocese of Pittsburgh

[Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh] The Rev. Dorsey W. M. McConnell, who was elected April 21 as eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, recently sent formal greetings to the members of the diocese. The full text of his letter follows. ______________________________________________________________________________ April 27, 2012 Dear Friends in Christ; Thank you, from the […]

Stay denied, Falls Church (Episcopal) returns home May 15

[Episcopal Diocese of Virginia] Late last night [April 27], the Fairfax Circuit Court ruled in favor of the Diocese, denying the Falls Church Anglican’s motion to stay the Court’s order throughout their appeal. While the Court’s Final Order of March 1 requires that the Falls Church Anglican vacate the property by April 30, the Diocese […]

Anglican Communion life impeded by insufficient communicators

Working Group says 'vital circulation of information and dialogue' needed

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Communion faces a shortage of qualified communicators, according to an international Working Group on communications. The group — consisting of communications professionals from five continents — concluded that the Communion life was at risk of being detrimentally affected by some Provinces’ inability to source and share their news and […]