Multimedia: Scenes from ACC-16 opening Eucharist

[Episcopal News Service – Lusaka, Zambia] The five-hour Eucharist April 10 that officially opened the Anglican Consultative Council’s 16th meeting at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross was a colorful, rollicking and spirited-filled service.

 

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby watches April 10 as a leader of the Lusaka Anglican Church’s brigades sheathes his sword in preparation for dismissing the service’s color guard near the end of the five-hour Anglican Consultative Council opening Eucharist. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby greeted the thousands of people who came to the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka April 10 for the five-hour Anglican Consultative Council opening Eucharist. Photo: Anglican Communion Office

The ACC-16 lay representative from Pakistan and Deputy Rosalie Ballentine The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, the Episcopal Church’s ACC clergy member and president of the House of Deputies, center, sat with the Ven. Michael Thompson, ACC clergy member from the Anglican Church of Canada, and Canon Margaret Swinson, Church of England lay ACC member. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

Episcopal Church lay member Rosalie Ballentine, right, sat with Shunila Ruth, her counterpart from from Pakistan. Photo: Rebecca Wilson

the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, the Episcopal Church’s ACC clergy member and president of the House of Deputies, center, talks before the Eucharist with the Ven. Michael Thompson, ACC clergy member from the Anglican Church of Canada and Canon Margaret Swinson, Church of England lay ACC member. Photo; Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, the Episcopal Church’s ACC clergy member and president of the House of Deputies, center, sat with the Ven. Michael Thompson, ACC clergy member from the Anglican Church of Canada, and Canon Margaret Swinson, Church of England lay ACC member. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

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Diocese of Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas, center, shared a laugh before the Eucharist with Diocese of Grafton Bishop Sarah MacNeil, the Anglican Church of Australia’s ACC bishop member, and Diocese of Chelmsford Bishop Stephen Cottrell, Church of England ACC bishop member. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

The entrance rite featured four processions filled with officials for across the Province of the Central Africa. Photo; Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

The entrance rite featured four processions filled with officials for across the Province of the Central Africa. Photo; Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

A young Anglican prays the Lord's Prayer before being dismissed for Sunday School. Photo: Anglican Communion Office

A young Anglican prayed the Lord’s Prayer before being dismissed for Sunday School. Photo: Anglican Communion Office

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby greets the thousands of people who came to the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka April 10 for the five-hour Anglican Consultative Council opening Eucharist. Photo: Anglican Communion Office

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby helped in the drumming that accompanied the start of the Eucharist. Photo: Anglican Communion Office

Passing the peace became an extended dance party. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

Passing the peace became an extended dance party. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

One of the ecumenical members of the ACC joined the acolytes during the service. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

Bishop Dirk Schoon of the Old Catholic Union of Utrecht, an ecumenical member of the ACC, joined the acolytes during the service. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

A brass band plays during the recessional. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

A brass band played during the recessional. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

Various women's groups did a brisk business in ACC16 logo ware. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

Various women’s groups did a brisk business in ACC-16 logo ware. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

Comments

  1. Tod Roulette says:

    I wish we could buy those A.C.C. bags in the U.S.! The flowers on the altar were amazing and over the top. Really impressive. I think this conference will be an important model on so many levels.

  2. Richard Bidwell says:

    Five hour Eucharist! Indeed. Some of our folk get wiggly if we go over 59 minutes.

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