Harlequins v Northampton: The Preview

first_imgSo far this season it’s one apiece, with Quins and Saints beating each other on their home patches , but the Londoners will be too strong for the Saints on Saturday, the first time they will have met in a semi-final. Quins by 5.HARLEQUINS v NORTHAMPTON, THE STOOP, SATURDAY 12 MAY, 2.45pm, Live on Sky Sports HARLEQUINS: Mike Brown; Tom Williams, George Lowe, Jordan Turner-Hall, Sam Smith; Nick Evans, Karl Dickson; Joe Marler, Joe Gray, James Johnston, Olly Kohn, George Robson, Maurie Fa’asavalu, Chris Robshaw (capt), Nick Easter.Replacements: Rob Buchanan, Mark Lambert, Will Collier, Tomas Vallejos, Tom Guest, Richard Bolt, Rory Clegg, Matt Hopper.NORTHAMPTON: Ben Foden; Chris Ashton, George Pisi, James Downey, Paul Diggin; Ryan Lamb, Lee Dickson (capt); Soane Tonga’uiha, Andy Long, Brian Mujati, Mark Sorenson, Christian Day, James Craig, Phil Dowson, Roger Wilson.Replacements: Ross McMillan, Alex Waller, Paul Doran-Jones, Ben Nutley, Teimana Harrison, Martin Roberts, Stephen Myler, Tom May. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: HarlequinsNorthampton Saints GUILDFORD, ENGLAND – MAY 03: Mike Brown, the Harlequins fullback poses at the Guildford Sports Centre on May 3, 2012 in Guildford, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) center_img All smiles: Will Quins fans still be smiling after Saturday’s game?By Bea Asprey, Rugby World Writer THE FIRST of this weekend’s Aviva Premiership semi-finals will see Harlequins and Northampton battle it out at the Twickenham Stoop. Neither team has competed in a league final before, but nor are they strangers to knock-out rugby, with both having competed in European finals last season. And having missed out on the latter stages of this year’s Heineken Cup, both sides will be fully focused on getting to Twickenham on 26 May.Sibling rivalryLast weekend’s round 22 games handed victories to both teams, but also cost Quins Danny Care, who picked up an injury against Sale. However, with England’s Lee Dickson in the Saints’ starting XV, who could be better to take him on than his brother Karl, who starts for Quins and also trained with England during the Six Nations. Northampton will be without Courtney Lawes and Tom Wood, both due to injury, while Dylan Hartley and Calum Clark are serving suspensions, while Quins are also missing winger Ugo Monye who is out with a hamstring injury.Catch up While Harlequins’ season has been a success story from beginning to end, with the Londoners finishing the regular season at the top of the table for the first time in the professional era, the Saints have been left playing catch up. They left it late to cement their position in the table’s fourth spot, with a victory over Exeter three weeks ago, and although they secured a bonus point in the final round of the competition their form has fluctuated this season. Furthermore, although they reached the semi-finals of the league last year and the year before, they have fallen at this hurdle each time, and Quins have displayed more of a cut throat, winning mentality this term.Challenger: Brown is after Foden’s England shirtRose at stake As well as the battle of the Dickson brothers, Mike Brown v Ben Foden, who makes his 100th appearance for the Saints, at full-back will be a fascinating contest. Furthermore, coming up against Tonga’uiha, Long and Mujati will be a good test for young England tourists Marler and Gray, who are joined by the Samoan Johnston in the front row.Verdict Click below to see a day in the life of a Harlequin!last_img read more

Richard Hibbard Pumps Up the Ball

first_imgLife at home: Richard Hibbard and his daughters Summer and Tiella – see more exclusive pics in the new issueRichard Hibbard is the latest feature star to take on our Pump Up the Ball Challenge. In the March edition of Rugby World Magazine – our Six Nations Special – Hibbard poses for exclusive images like the one above, takes us round a steelworks and explains his own tough upbringing. Get your Six Nations special – in shops 29 January! LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Then, of course, he took on our Challenge. Can he beat Tom Youngs’s 9s showing?last_img read more

Top 14: Five French kids to watch

first_imgChance to spark: Teddy Thomas will shine with the superstars of Racing MetroAlexandre Dardet: Enjoying his first full season in the Top 14, the 21-year-old Grenoble loosehead has come through the toughest of initiations, against first Clermont and then Montpellier. On Saturday Dardet showed up well against Nicolas Mas, one of the world’s most experienced tightheads, and he also caught the eye in the loose as Grenoble almost pulled off a shock win on the Mediterranean coast. Like Ollivon, the 18 stone Dardet missed out on junior honours for France but Grenoble coach Bernard Jackman rates him highly, saying: “He’s naturally very strong and has a back-rower’s handling skills…he’s still raw but he has so much potential.” Camille Lopez: Capped twice by France during their summer tour to New Zealand in 2013, the 25-year-old fly-half endured a wretched campaign last year. He had moved to Perpignan from Bordeaux-Begles at the end of the 2012-13 season, expecting the Catalan club to challenge for a place in the play-offs but instead found himself sidelined with a serious knee injury while his teammates were relegated. Joining Clermont in the summer, Lopez is thriving at his new club and was nominated Midi Olympique’s Player of the Week for his display in the 21-6 win at Brive. Tactically astute, Lopez likes to attack the gain line and he can also kick his goals, landing six from six against Brive. Teddy Thomas: The revelation of the 2012-13 season for Biarritz, Thomas burst on to the scene with a two try display in his side’s Amlin Cup quarter-final defeat of Gloucester, and Thomas looked on his way to fulfilling the great promise he displayed for France U20. But last season his development stalled as Biarritz lurched from one defeat to another so Thomas signed a four year deal with Racing. Still only 20, Thomas made his debut for the Metro men against Bordeaux on Saturday and scored both his side’s tries in their 30-21 defeat. Fast and strong, and a sharp finisher, the 14 stone Thomas says he was schooled in the art of try-scoring by former Biarritz teammate and American flier Takudza Ngwenya. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Mystery man: Bordeaux’s French prop Jefferson Poirot on the gallop against Racing With two rounds gone of the Top 14, Toulon and Toulouse are setting the pace at the top of the table with teams containing a lot of familiar faces. But already there have been some eye-catching performances from one or two of the more unfancied teams, and young French players hitherto unknown outside the Top 14 are staking a claim for a place in Les Bleus’ World Cup squad.Here are five young stars to look out as the season progresses.Bold future: Charles Ollivon has been singled out by Yannick BruCharles Ollivon: The headline in Monday’s Midi Olympique’s summed up the impact the Bayonne No 8 has made so far this season – ‘The Phenomenon’. The 21-year-old stood out in the Basque pack during their 15-29 defeat to Toulon on the opening weekend with his hands, pace and positional awareness. And Ollivon was at it again on Saturday, his hard running a crucial factor in Bayonne’s 38-12 thrashing of Oyonnax. At 6ft 5in and 17 ½ stone Ollivon – who attributes his exceptional hand/eye coordination to a youth spent playing the Basque game of Pelote – has already attracted the interest of France forwards’ coach Yannick Bru and if his form continues an international call-up seems certain for a player yet to represent his country at any level. Jefferson Poirot: Selected in Midi Olympique’s XV of the Week on Monday, the 21-year-old Bordeaux loosehead prop is one of the most exciting front-row prospects in France. He made his Top 14 debut in 2012, when he was just 19, and his subsequent progression has been rapid. Poirot is learning his craft at Bordeaux from veteran prop Jean-Baptiste Poux as well as head coach and former France hooker Raphael Ibanez. At 5ft 11 and 19 stone, Poirot was more than a match for the Racing front row on Saturday as Bordeaux notched their second victory of the season with a 30-21 win. Having played for France Under 20s in the 2012 Junior World Championship, Poirot said recently he “dreams every night” of winning his first senior cap.last_img read more

Rugby Rant: Diving in the pro game

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Former England hooker George Chuter is riled that diving is creeping into the pro game in the July edition of Rugby World… THE SAYING goes that ‘footballers spend the whole game pretending they’re hurt, whilst rugby players spend the whole game pretending they’re not’.Rugby union is an increasingly brutal, attritional game, and players are hitting harder than ever before. It’s a tough game played by tough men.However, over the past five years we have seen an increasing amount of diving in the pro game. This is not to say that it is rife, or widespread, but simply that it has reared its ugly head.It can occur when two players are running shoulder-to-shoulder during a kick-chase, when a player has been tackled a fraction late, or when someone wants to draw attention to an act of foul play.You know the drill – hands flailing, head thrown back, guttural scream emanating to the heavens, body hitting the ground like a sack of spuds. Often, the diver will remain prone for several minutes until action is taken. If you’re hit late, pick yourself up and get back in the game. And if you get punched, smile at the assailant and trust the match officials/citing commissioner to deal with it. Or smack him back. Not that I’m encouraging violence…I get slightly embarrassed when I watch slow-motion replays of these sorts of incidents, so goodness knows how the divers feel. Big blokes falling over in agony at the slightest touch is not what rugby is about. And is there a funnier scene in sport than when, having failed to con the referee, a player who seemed, to all intents and purposes, dead minutes before, suddenly rises, Lazarus-like, and continues to throw himself into the game?Admittedly, with all the pressure to win, players will push the boundaries to gain that crucial sliver of advantage. Of course, I did this time and time again as a player, as did most of my peers. It’s called gamesmanship, and is crucial to success. It is not gamesmanship I am ranting about, more the extravagant lengths players go to achieve it.If you get bumped off the ball in a kick-chase, bump him back. Show you want it more than him. Don’t dive on the floor and give up any chance you had of getting possession.last_img read more

8 Nations Poster Spotted in Netflix Movie ‘Mute’

first_imgAn eagle-eyed viewer has spotted an ‘8 Nations’ poster in a 2018 movie called ‘Mute’. 8 Nations Poster Spotted in Netflix Movie ‘Mute’‘Mute‘, a 2018 movie released on Netflix, is about a mute bartender trying to find the love of his life who has strangely disappeared. However one eagle-eyed viewer spotted something even more strange.Reddit user BluesBoys101 spotted an 8 Nations poster on a wall in one of the scenes which takes place in a cafe.Sadly we cannot see who the extra nations are but if you would like to take a look at the thread, click here. We recommend it, some of the comments are hilarious.Related: Should the Six Nations have promotion and relegation? Taking place in the future, and in Germany, this is a peculiar type of poster to see, however it is clear that director Duncan Jones, is a huge rugby fan.The only son of David Bowie, Jones has allegedly said that he has been gutted he hasn’t been able to get rugby into any of his previous movies. Considering his first movie, Moon took place in space, and Warcraft was in a fantasy land, this is not surprising.However it appears he has managed to shoe-horn some rugby into Mute.Jones has also tweeted on more than one occasion on his fondness for rugby. Mute: The poster was spotted in a Netflix TV show called ‘Mute’ Starring Alexander Skarsgard and Paul Rudd, the movie has drawn comparisons to Bladerunner and has had mixed reviews.But it is not the only movie or TV show on Netflix with some rugby entwined within it.In Marvel’s Jessica Jones there were countless references to rugby, and the Sacha Wolff movie Mercenary revolves around the sport.Related: The Great Migration: Director of ‘Mercenary’ Released in 2016, Mercenaire,  centres around Soane Tokelau, a rugby player who moves to France to attempt to make it in the sport.Additionally in Netflix UK, Matt Damon plays rugby in a scene during Martin Scorsese’s The Departed.Considering there are very few movies about rugby, we welcome any attempt to involve the sport.center_img Six nations is back! Ahhh! Something incredibly comforting in that, with everything going on these days.— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) February 3, 2018 Well done Duncan Jones and credit to BluesBoys101 for spotting it!Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter.last_img read more

Cardiff Blues v Ospreys live stream: How to watch from anywhere

first_imgWe recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing. Replacements: 16 Dewi Lake, 17 Nicky Smith, 18 Nicky Thomas, 19 Adam Beard, 20 Morgan Morris, 21 Reuben Morgan-Williams, 22 Mat Protheroe, 23 Keiran Williams.Here’s how to find a reliable live stream for Cardiff Blues v Ospreys wherever you are.How to watch Cardiff Blues v Ospreys from outside your countryIf you’re abroad but still want to watch your local Pro14 coverage, like Cardiff Blues v Ospreys this Sunday, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Premiership live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPN Cardiff Blues v Ospreys live stream: How to watch from anywhereThis match brings a change of venue for hosts Cardiff Blues, who welcome the Ospreys to Newport’s Rodney Parade for this battle of the Guinness Pro14 basement dwellers. The switch of ground is necessary because Cardiff Arms Park remains a part of Dragon’s Heart Hospital during these fraught times.The encounter offers both clubs an opportunity to sign off the 2019-20 season on a positive note following disappointing campaigns. Blues will hope to banish from their minds last weekend’s 32-12 defeat at Scarlets, when their woes were compounded by a shoulder injury that has ruled out Wales scrum-half Tomas Williams for three to four months.Second to bottom of Conference B, Blues make 13 changes to that losing line-up, with only Josh Turnbull and Josh Adams retained in the starting XV. Josh Navidi returns at No 8 and leads a side featuring a new-look midfield partnership in Max Llewellyn and Garyn Smith.New signing Sam Moore, recruited from Sale Sharks this year, could make his debut from the bench while fellow replacement Ioan Davies is in line for just his second Pro14 appearance.Keiron Assiratti, involved against the Scarlets, has joined Bristol Bears on a short-term loan as the English club bolster their tighthead resources following injuries.Going again: Josh Turnbull, one of only two Blues players retained from the XV against Scarlets (Inpho)Blues coach John Mulvihill said: “We were disappointed with last week and didn’t give ourselves a chance to get a foothold in the game. It didn’t feel like a derby, we were flat and we need to bring that intensity this week.“It’s an opportunity to play a lot more of the squad and across these two derbies we will see 30-odd players get game time. It’s a chance for a lot of young boys to put their hands up for selection in October.“They will be led by Navs, who could have played last week but we didn’t want to rush him. He is a good leader who leads by his actions on the pitch and the boys will get behind him. He’s an experienced campaigner who will bring that added spark.“The Ospreys will be another big test: they do the basics well, work hard for each other, are hard to break down and always stay in the contest. We need to match their physicality and we’ve selected a direct side to do that.”The visitors, under new head coach Toby Booth, have retained the spine of the side that drew 20-20 with the Dragons. Ten defeats in 14 league matches – and bottom place in Conference A – tells its own story. But there was a resilience on view last week in Swansea, Ospreys going close to victory despite losing a man after 14 minutes. That followed a first red card in his pro career for George North for a dangerous tackle, bringing him a four-match suspension.Suspended: Ospreys wing George North leaves the field after his red card against Dragons (Inpho)Justin Tipuric will captain the Ospreys for the 50th time, Bradley Davies comes into the starting line-up alongside Alun Wyn Jones, and Rhodri Jones returns after a lengthy lay-off.Stephen Myler, brought in as cover for long-term absentee Gareth Anscombe, and Rhys Webb will again steer the ship at half-back. And Swansea-born Mat Protheroe, signed from Bristol this year, is set to make his Ospreys debut off the bench.The reverse fixture last December saw the Blues win 19-16 – their first league success in Swansea since 2005. They had three players sin-binned that day but edged home in large part because of a brilliant Tomos Williams chip that Jarrod Evans touched down for a second-half try. Watch all the highlights of that match here…Cardiff Blues: Matthew Morgan; Jason Harries, Garyn Smith, Max Llewellyn, Josh Adams; Jason Tovey, Lloyd Williams; Corey Domachowski, Liam Belcher, Dmitri Arhip, Seb Davies, Josh Turnbull, Shane Lewis-Hughes, James Botham, Josh Navidi (capt).Replacements: 16 Ethan Lewis, 17 Brad Thyer, 18 Scott Andrews, 19 James Ratti, 20 Sam Moore, 21 Lewis Jones, 22 Ben Thomas, 23 Ioan Davies.Ospreys: Dan Evans; Dewi Cross, Owen Watkin, Tiaan Thomas-Wheeler, Luke Morgan; Stephen Myler, Rhys Webb; Rhodri Jones, Scott Otten, Tom Botha, Bradley Davies, Alun Wyn Jones, Olly Cracknell, Justin Tipuric (capt), Gareth Evans. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Cardiff Blues v Ospreys live stream: How to watch from the UKCardiff Blues v Ospreys, which kicks off at 5pm today, will be shown live on Premier Sports 1 in the UK.Premier Sports show every Guinness Pro14 match live in the UK. If you have a Sky or Virgin Media contract, you can add Premier Sports to your package from £9.99 a month.Or subscribe to Premier Player so you can stream matches online from £9.99 a month or £99 for 12 months, which would include the 2020-21 Pro14 season too. That starts on 3 October.See Premier Sports offersIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when there’s a particular match you want to watch, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Cardiff Blues v Ospreys live stream: How to watch from EuropeIf you’re in Austria, Germany, Italy or Switzerland, you can watch Cardiff Blues v Ospreys (6pm kick-off) through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN. It’s compatible with smart TVs and phones, tablets, PCs, streaming sticks, set-top boxes and gaming consoles.Cardiff Blues v Ospreys live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you want to tune in to Cardiff Blues v Ospreys from New Zealand, the match kicks off at 4am on Monday on Sky Sport NZ 1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99), but if you sign up for 12 months before 30 September 2020 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offercenter_img Braced for contact: Ospreys’ Adam Beard dips into a tackle during his side’s loss to Blues last year (Inpho) Both teams hope to finish the season on a high as thoughts swing towards the 2020-21 campaign. With the Arms Park unavailable, the match is being played at Rodney Parade Can’t get to the shops? 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Charleston church finds multifaith homes in the wilderness

first_img 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 Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags 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 Holy Week/Easter Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID By Lucy ChumbleyPosted Apr 10, 2012 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Charleston church finds multifaith homes in the wilderness TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Michael Wright of Grace Episcopal Church, Charleston, South Carolina, delivers a sermon at Easter services hosted by the city’s Reform Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Synagogue, which offered its space to the Episcopal congregation, whose own facility is under repair from earthquake damage. Photo/Grace Church[Episcopal News Service] With a little help from its interdenominational and interfaith friends, Grace Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, found a home in the wilderness this Easter.The historic stucco church, founded in 1848, was deemed structurally unsound following the August 23 earthquake that rattled the East Coast, and has been closed for worship ever since.While it was able to move smaller services to its Hanahan Hall, Grace’s 11:15 a.m. Sunday Eucharist was too large to be held there. Then there were funerals and weddings to consider.Charleston is a popular spot for destination weddings, and the picturesque 166-year-old parish had taken additional bookings before the earthquake struck.Christmas and Easter presented another conundrum — there was no room at the inn — until a call came in from the nearby Reform Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Synagogue.KKBE’s board president, David Jaffee, pointed out that Christmas and Easter are not particularly busy dates in the Jewish calendar, recalled Emily Guerry, the rector’s assistant, and invited Grace to hold its services at the synagogue.“I just about fell over,” Guerry said. “We were worried we might have to rent an auditorium.”Grace held its Christmas Lessons and Carols service at the synagogue, and returned there for three services on Easter Day: 7:45, 9:15 and 11:15 a.m.“They have just made us feel so welcome and at home,” Guerry said. Sextons were on hand to help, as were several members of the synagogue’s council. KKBE members assisted with the audio-visuals and refreshments, and the synagogue even provided the chocolate that is traditionally given out at Easter, said Grace’s rector, the Rev. Canon Michael Wright, noting that it was decorated with the Hebrew word for “life.”The synagogue’s offer to share its “most sacred space” came during a time of deep division within the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina, Wright said.“It’s come at the right time,” he said. “Instead of focusing on division, we’ve got a new unity with the wider faith community to focus on. God is in the midst of us in strange and diverse ways.”In addition to Easter at the synagogue, Grace’s Holy Week was something of a moveable feast.The Maundy Thursday service, with foot washing, took place at the historic St. Mary of the Annunciation Roman Catholic Church (while the congregation of St. Mary’s worshiped at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist).On Good Friday, Grace parishioners joined the congregation of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church for the Adoration of the Cross – a Lutheran liturgy with music provided by Grace’s St. Gregory Choir. (Grace joined St. Matthew’s on Ash Wednesday for a service using the Episcopal liturgy).The Good Friday Stations of the Cross and a Saturday morning Easter egg hunt were held at the Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community. Then it was back to St. Mary’s for the Easter vigil and on to Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.Particularly moving, said Grace’s director for parish life Nancy Ezell Suggs, was the synagogue’s insistence that Grace’s congregation “worship in the manner and tradition that is important to your faith.” Likewise, she said, she realized what generous hosts St. Mary’s had been when she witnessed Grace’s female priest, the Rev. Callie Walpole, celebrating at the altar.“We’ve certainly learned a great deal about the kindness of people whose beliefs are different than ours,” Guerry said. “We are worshipping the same God and we’ve come to know that in a deep sense. I think none of us in our wildest dreams could imagine that we would find so many friends in Charleston.”The Unitarian Universalist Church of Charleston, First Scots Presbyterian, Trinity United Methodist and Mount Zion AME also have opened their doors to Grace, hosting funerals, weddings and parish meetings. Some local Episcopal churches — Holy Communion, St. Mark’s and St. James’ — also have lent a hand.Grace has seen its share of troubles: The parish survived shelling during the Civil War, an earthquake in 1886 and 1989’s Hurricane Hugo, which also displaced the congregation.In 2005, the growing parish began to raise funds to expand its facility. But when architects were called in, they had some distressing news to report, Ezell Suggs said: “The steeples are leaning 6 inches in, the walls are leaning in, you’ve got some problems. The focus of the campaign changed from expanding ministry to saving our church home.”The first phase of the project, a $12 million renovation of the church tower, began in 2008 and had just been completed when the earthquake struck. The tower remained strong, but sensors indicated that the stucco-over-brick clerestory walls, where deteriorating mortar had caused the bricks to pull away from each other, had become unstable.On Easter Day, Grace launched a new $5 million capital campaign: Home to Grace. The funds will be used to pay down the remainder of the loan for the tower work and to strengthen the walls. Parishioners hope to be “home to Grace” this summer, though work will be ongoing.“We were just getting over the first phase of the project and thought we would get some rest,” Ezell Suggs said. “There has not been much rest around here but there has been a wonderful, wonderful sense of cooperation and we wouldn’t have missed that for the world.”“I think that we’ve learned, too, that as much as we love our building and as much as we miss it — and we do — that we are Grace Church wherever we go,” Guerry said. “The church is really the people who show up Sunday after Sunday. We’ve had to learn that in a very practical way.”“Instead of living in the wilderness and hoping for home, we’ve found home in the wilderness,” Wright said. “It’s not about getting somewhere else, it’s about finding home now.”— Lucy Chumbley is a freelance reporter based in Washington, D.C.In Spanish: http://bit.ly/HD5arB Press Release Service Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Tampa, FL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ecumenical & Interreligious, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

‘Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant’ recommended for provisional use

first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books By Sharon SheridanPosted Jul 9, 2012 July 10, 2012 at 8:55 am What’s amazing to me is the huge amount of energy, time, funding, and accomodation that our Church has spent and is spending on a very, very small minority lifestyle in the Church – all in the name of inclusion and justice. How about spending much more equal time on addressing the boiling point dissatisfaction in the pews over our cultural captivity to “all things new”. It looks as though enough will never be enough. Comments are closed. July 10, 2012 at 12:45 am Where can one find the roll call vote on these resolutions? Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY July 9, 2012 at 5:42 pm I totally agree with the Reverend Scott Arnold: the statement is both pompous and inaccurate. One should know better.BTW, if a man and woman want to have blessing of a committed relationship, why cannot they also have this rite available? If not, are we not being discriminatory? Does anyone see how tortured the process? What a mess! As a heretofore moderate on such issues, I am increasingly hardening against the “tap dance” language that is being used to “thread the needle” of this resolution for adoption. This convention’s work in some respects is beginning to the take on the oeuvre of “we stand for everybody — thus, we really stand for nobody.” Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA July 10, 2012 at 12:29 pm I’ve been trying to follow this issue online and would greatly appreciate some insight/direction… especially if you’re at the convention:Yesterday’s post on this website titled,”Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music Subcommittee statement on blessings” states, “The resolution proposes that bishops be able to authorize adaptation of the resources to meet the needs of the people in their dioceses, particularly in states with legal marriage equality or civil unions for same-sex couples.” (fifth paragraph)Does that mean the local bishop can amend the liturgy to marry same-sex couples in states where the law allows same-sex marriage? The tone of this post seems to suggest that the liturgy is only a blessing following a civil ceremony – the church will not perform same-sex marriages. July 18, 2012 at 12:40 pm I totally agree that civil marriage (a relationship to the state) and sacramental blessing/marriage (a sacramental witness of God’s grace) are and should be seen as totally different matters. Civil marriage, with its thousands of secular benefits, is a matter of civil rights. Important and a matter of justice. Witnessing and blessing represents acknowledgement of God’s sacramental grace. Both are important to me. But as a Christian, the witness and public support of my community of faith (www.stlukesknoxville.org in the Diocese of East Tennessee) is by far the top priority. Chuck Jenkins says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Doug Desper says: July 10, 2012 at 1:17 am Silly? I don’t know who you are, Jesse, but you are treading on very thin ground. As Someone once said, “men will have to answer for every careless word they say.” This Church blesses dogs and cats, guinea pigs and goldfish – but not two people made in the image of God who want the same respect and dignity you do for whatever relationship you have?Go watch this, and tell me you still think “gay marriage” is silly: July 9, 2012 at 4:31 pm The Episcopal church is feeling its way forward in this matter. It establishes a clear recognition of long-range committed same-sex relationships and an honoring of this by the Church, yet provides more time for an increased support to be established. Problems: — What relationship would the action of the church in affirming a same-sex “marriage” have with the state governments who do not yet affirm that? This blessing of a long range relationship is a recognition by the Church community and an infusion of any kind of grace that the Church can provide, for sure. But what about the states’ laws??????— Problem/ Opinion — I think a movement should be started to extricate the role of the Church as an agent of the state in this matter of marriage. It would simplify a lot of things…. and probably complicate them, too. I suggest an official and legally recognized marriage by the state generally be done FIRST, then a marriage in the Church, should it be desired. Many treat the Church as a decoration. I’d like to see that avoided. Legal rights are thereby established and clarified. If the church calles the long range relationship “marriage” at this point it may really be marriage which we can celebrate, but it ain’t legal … yet, and that is an important matter.ANM+ RB Clay says: Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET July 10, 2012 at 10:48 am The same could be said to the opposition to this measure as well. Why not just allow the church to marry gay and lesbian people and move on to more important issues? Does it harm your ability to be in church if that church affirms same-sex relationships? I promise you it is hard for people who support same-sex marriage to be in a church that continues to discriminate against a “minority lifestyle” regardless of their sexuality. So this is a flashpoint of the church because it is important to both sides of the debate, and “why are we still talking about this,” argument can be said to both sides who want the debate to end, just with it to end in their favor. July 10, 2012 at 10:39 am I’m not sure that’s what he’s saying. As far as I can tell, he’s saying that the opposition and the resulted torturous, twisted wording of new blessing that resulted from it are misguided as the church has much larger issues on its plate. But I could be wrong, it’s hard to get these things across via text. Charlie Rouse says: Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Russ Manley says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ben Neuhaus says: General Convention 2012, Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT July 10, 2012 at 11:33 am Norm’s comment is right on cue! I have heard several priests say the church should get out of the (civil legal) marriage business and just do blessings. Besides, the two people involved, regardless of their genders, are the ones who actually perform the ceremony through their commitment to each other. What is there not to bless about that!!?? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ryan Taylor says: Len Freeman says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY ‘Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant’ recommended for provisional use Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 George Born says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group July 10, 2012 at 6:49 am No, he is not. It sounds like he’s appalled at the pomposity of that sentence. John Clemens says: Samuel V. Wilson, Jr. says: July 9, 2012 at 6:26 pm The only sin still recognized by the Episcopal Church in the USA is making someone else feel uncomfortable. 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 Same-Sex Blessings July 11, 2012 at 10:18 am Per the 2010 census, same-sex households made up 0.56% of all US households. I wonder how many other new liturgies will be needed to accommodate others with differing views of marriage. Multiple partners, open marriages, extra-marital relationships, who can say no to love? Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC center_img Angela Fraser King says: Nanci Warner says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET July 10, 2012 at 9:26 am Basically we have that now – except that the two are rolled into one, and many (heterosexual) couples do not realize that the priest is doing all the civil/legal paperwork for them. They know they need a state license, but often have no idea that the two events – civil and church – and in fact separate. If THAT understanding were made clearer by every clergy person, the debate might shift a little. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA July 10, 2012 at 6:18 am The European model of two events — first a civil uniting and later a church blessing has a lot to be said for it — not just for gay people, but heterosexual as well. General Convention, The Rev. Scott Arnold says: 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 Human Sexuality, Ann-Marie Montague says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET July 9, 2012 at 6:15 pm Some of us think the church moves too slow, and that the church, i.e., the people, dwell on silly things like gay marriage when starving children, the homeless, and other MDG’s need attention. Let them marry with the blessing of the church and then LET’S GET ON WITH IT ALREADY LOL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC July 10, 2012 at 7:35 am Only a hetero or “non” sexual would refer to someone’s lifelong relationship as “silly.” Only self-centered cowards choose to ignore the pain they cause and have the audacity to refer to themselves as the persecuted minority. This blessing is indeed a step in the right direction but until the church recognizes my relationship fully as marriage, blessed by God, there is plenty of work to be done regardless of the petty discomfort it might cause a few bigots in the pulpit. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Tags Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Comments (20) July 9, 2012 at 2:27 pm My God, “the increasingly isolated theological minority.” ReallY?What a pompous (and historically inaccurate) thing to say. Submit an Event Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Liturgy & Music, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Nancy Mott says: Ben Neuhaus says: The Rev. Al Minor says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Committee member the Rev. Ruth Kirk, deputy in the Diocese of Delaware, said she supported adding the conscience clause “in the spirit of generosity.” Photo/Sharon Sheridan[Episcopal News Service — Indianapolis] The General Convention Prayer Book, Liturgy and Church Music Committee approved Resolution A049 to authorize for provisional use of “The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant” beginning the first Sunday of Advent. The resolution now goes to the House of Bishops for action.The rite, subtitled “Liturgical Resources for Blessing Same-Sex Relationships,” is part of “Liturgical Resources I: I Will Bless You, and You Will Be a Blessing,” developed by the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music. Congregations and clergy could use the liturgy with their bishops’ permission.The amended resolution includes a provision that conscientious objectors or supporters of the liturgy not be penalized.“The resolution asks the General Convention to authorize the liturgy for provisional use and calls for a review process before the next General Convention in 2015. This is clearly a work in process, and there is a place in that process for all Episcopalians, whether or not they agree with the action we are taking today,” Deputy Ruth Meyers of Chicago and Vermont Bishop Thomas Ely, chairs of the subcommittee on blessings, said in a press release. Meyers is chair of the SCLM.The committee specified “provisional use” rather than “trial use” because the latter refers to prayer book revisions.The resolution calls for SCLM to study further “how the blessing of lifelong, committed same-sex relationships relates to Christian theology and Scripture, and to reflect on the matter with our sisters and brothers throughout the Anglican Communion and with our ecumenical partners,” they said.The committee amended the resolution to specify that Canon I.18.4 would apply, giving clergy the discretion “to decline to [preside atany rite of blessing defined herein].”It also specifies that “no bishop, priest, deacon or lay person should be coerced or penalized in any manner, nor suffer any canonical disabilities, as a result of his or her conscientious objection to or support for the 77th General Convention’s action with regard to the Blessing of Same-Sex Relationships.”The Very Rev. David Thurlow, deputy of the Diocese of South Carolina, proposed the “conscience clause,” which he modeled after language used in the Port St. Lucie clause (http://www.episcopalarchives.org/cgi-bin/ENS/ENSpress_release.pl?pr_number=77326). That clause was named after the Florida city in which the House of Bishops enacted a “mind of the house” statement in 1977 establishing that “no bishop, priest, or lay person should be coerced or penalized in any manner” for opposing or supporting the 1976 General Convention decision to ordain women.Diocese of Springfield Bishop Daniel Martins said that those in the “increasingly isolated theological minority would be greatly comforted” by the added clause.The Rev. Kevin Matthews of the Diocese of North Carolina expressed concern that using the Port St. Lucie language “will be inflammatory in the other direction.”The Rev. Ruth Kirk, deputy of the Diocese of Delaware, said she supported the amendment “in the spirit of generosity.”“I think it adds a level of comfort to those who feel persecuted in the church,” she said.Although the amendment passed, Thurlow later voted against A049, saying that he “in conscience cannot agree with this, and I want that to be clear.” He will write a minority report to go with the resolution.The committee decided not to include language allowing for the rite to be adapted for other pastoral situations, which could be interpreted to include some opposite-sex relationships.— Sharon Sheridan is a member of the Episcopal News Service team at General Convention. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Jesse Snider 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 Rector Smithfield, NC July 9, 2012 at 2:56 pm Scott, you’re sounding a little pompous, and ungracious, there yourself. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR July 10, 2012 at 9:49 pm A promising development. The main thing is that same-sex couples might — if the House of Bishops approves — have the blessing of the church they love. For me the question of civil marriage is separate. In states where gay marriage is legal, couples could choose to seek both civil and church recognition of their relationships. In states where gay marriage is not legal, couples could at least enjoy some institutional and community recognition that their relationships matter. Through these small steps, maybe we can help heal this broken world – Norm Morford+ says: last_img read more

Episcopal Compliments embraces spirit of appreciation during Advent

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 By Sharon SheridanPosted Dec 12, 2012 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Events Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Hopkinsville, KY [Episcopal News Service] This definitely belongs on Santa’s “nice” list.On the evening of Dec. 4, a certain anonymous Episcopalian in a certain undisclosed diocese in the continental United States was surfing on her iPhone while watching the movie “Bridesmaids” on television when she saw a Facebook friend had “liked” a compliments page at his college. Curious, she clicked through to the site.“What I found was just anonymous compliments by students at his college. And they were so earnest and heartfelt and genuinely kind,” she said. “I thought, ‘Gosh, if college students can do this, maybe Advent’s a good time for [members of] the Episcopal Church to take some time and have an opportunity to be kind to one another.”And lo, the Episcopal Compliments Facebook page was born.The page was quiet for the first day and a half. “I came back from a meeting at noon Thursday, and suddenly things were happening,” recounted Ms. Episcopal Compliments, “EC” for short. By Dec. 10, 130 people had “liked” the page – only 12 of them Facebook “friends” of EC – and the page had reached more than 3,400 people.“I think it’s remarkable,” she said. The fact that so many people had interacted with the page without becoming “friends” of it “really speaks to the whole quality of the Web in that one connection leads to many other connections.”For the most part, posters aren’t highlighting the Episcopal Church’s most visible leaders. “There are youth leaders and deacons and altar guild ladies and Sunday school teachers getting the compliments,” EC said. “It feels like it’s really grassroots.”And the comments come from across the country – Virginia, Indiana, New York, Texas, Michigan.A Dec. 7 compliment acknowledges Peter, a third-grader from Saint James Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, who “sold hot chocolate at a roadside stand and raised $650 to buy food for a homeless shelter.”Another poster offered “thanks and blessings for the terrific job and devotion that the ‘coffee hour’ folks do for our Grace Church [in] Chanute, Kansas.”On Dec. 9, EC was delighted to discover two people from the same congregation complimenting each other about something that occurred in their South Dakota church that day. “One is complimenting a deacon who had children up at the altar. And then that deacon … is complimenting the people in the congregation and the kids with being willing to go with a sort of ad-hoc situation.”“That makes me happy,” EC said. “These are just simple people just doing the normal work of the church. It’s people who are volunteering, it’s people who have made a difference in individuals’ lives … That’s where the grace and the life of the church is. It’s right at the local level. And so, even though I don’t even know any of these people, I take great delight in hearing just a sentence or two about their ministry.”EC has kept her identity hidden because she believes that helps maintain the page’s grassroots nature, she said. “Obviously I don’t believe in anonymity when it comes to criticizing.”But in this case, it’s a plus that an anonymous person, not an official Episcopal Church entity, is sponsoring the page, she said. “It’s just one Episcopalian who said, ‘Hey, this is a good idea.’ What it means is that people can own it for themselves. It’s not tied to any official view of evangelism or anything. There’s nothing behind it, other than providing a channel.”Anonymity seems to serve the complimenters well, also. EC moderates the submissions, but “I haven’t seen anything … that would cause me to question the sincerity of someone. I think it’s a genuinely thoughtful group of people out there.”Several years ago, she recalled, she adopted as her Lenten discipline sending an e-mail or handwritten note to someone about something she appreciated each day. The positive responses she received even six or eight months later were “amazing,” she said.“I thought, my goodness if I could keep this up all the time! I wish I could. I wish we all could take the time to do that. … There’s a little bit of that to Episcopal Compliments, just taking the moment when you think a nice thing or you want to compliment somebody on something they do well or something you’ve observed them do that you’ve found to be kind, to just try to take a moment and let them know.”From now until Christmas, Episcopalians are invited to send compliments for anonymous posting to the page via Facebook message or by e-mailing [email protected] They also can follow the flow of kind words on Twitter @episcompliments.“I think as of Dec. 25 we’ll put it away until next year,” EC said. “I’m not going to shut the page down, but I’m going to kind of go underground until maybe next Advent. I can’t do this all the time; I have a full-time job. I’m happy to resurrect it next Advent if that’s what people want.“I see myself as being the cutting and pasting fingers of Jesus here. We’re sent out to be his hands and feet. This is just a little way that I can be the fingers.”— Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent. Submit an Event 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 Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Advent center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET 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. 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Video: South African monastery builds community, locally and globally

first_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ By Matthew DaviesPosted May 5, 2014 May 13, 2014 at 4:01 am Lovely video. The sense of deep prayer, deep peace as God can only give.Blessings Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing Anglican Communion, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC May 11, 2014 at 11:12 am I’m very fortunate to be an associate. It supported me to redefine my life and find my way back to church. God bless this monastery! Rector Albany, NY Tags Wendy Sweetman says: May 5, 2014 at 8:58 pm Thank you so much for the wonderful video! Very inspiring and informative! Christopher Epting says: 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 Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT May 5, 2014 at 4:48 pm It is significant that the Order of the Holy Cross has returned to Africa, where the Order ministered for many years in the highlands of Liberia. One Holy Cross monk, Robert E. Campbell, was Bishop of Liberia, 1925-1936. Leopold Kroll, Bishop of Liberia 1936-1945, later entered the Order and was its Superior for a number of years. Press Release Service The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events May 10, 2014 at 11:32 am This is a wonderful video. I feel privileged to be associated with the Holy Cross community, which does so much to reflect God’s love and goodness here in Grahamstown and throughout the world, in the work they do. Their presence here is a deep blessing to all and uMariya monastery a serene and peaceful space where God may always be found An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Comments are closed. Fr. Vincent Schwahn 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Janet Sage says: Video: South African monastery builds community, locally and globally May 11, 2014 at 4:16 pm I feel I want to get on a plane and join you immediately .Love this place of peace. Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem John B Hills says: Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Irene Pearce says: Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest May 12, 2014 at 5:32 pm We are blessed to have the Holy Cross Brothers here in Santa Barbara.They are such a rich source of Spiritual Life for our Diocese..theykeep us going back to the Living Well…that springs up into Eternal Life.. Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Jay Abbott says: Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [Episcopal News Service] The brothers at Holy Cross Monastery in Grahamstown, South Africa, observe a holy routine. With six services and an extended period of silence every day, it’s a life of prayer and worship, of community and of deep devotion to God.But while living in community may be central to the brothers’ vocation, building global partnerships is critical to their ministry here.For the past 10 years, Holy Cross has partnered with the Episcopal Church’s Young Adult Service Corps program. The young missionaries, age 18-30, live at the monastery and assist at the affiliated Holy Cross School, founded by the brothers to provide education to the children of local farm workers.Another fruit of the global partnerships is the annual Reading Camp, a ministry begun in the Diocese of Lexington and replicated in Grahamstown to help children who are struggling to read and write.The Mariya uMama weThemba Monastery, as it is known locally, is one of four communities throughout the world that form the Order of the Holy Cross. The others are Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, New York; Mount Calvary Retreat House & Monastery in Santa Barbara, California; and Holy Cross Priory in Toronto, Canada.Founded in 1884 by Episcopal priest the Rev. James Huntington. The order lives by the rule of St. Benedict, which says: “All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ.” As such, hospitality is a key part of community life and the brothers routinely host guests for retreats.— Matthew Davies is an editor/reporter of the Episcopal News Service. Hannelie Duvenage says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Video Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ May 7, 2014 at 11:12 am So great to catch at least a glimpse of my old friend, Brother Timothy! Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Comments (9) Fr. Vincent Schwahn says: May 12, 2014 at 5:30 pm We are blessed to have the Holy Cross Brothers here in Santa Barbara..they are a deep source of that nourishment from the Living Well that weall need in our lives. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis last_img read more