Day: May 29, 2007

Summer reading

A lot of people are talking about Sara Miles’ new book, Take This Bread, an unusual and refreshing account of how one woman’s world changed after receiving communion at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Now director of St. Gregory’s Food Pantry, Miles is being recognized and not only for sharing the moment of her conversion, but for everything she’s done since.

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Trinity Episcopal Appoints AMiA Bishop Rodgers Interim Dean

The Rt. Rev. John H. Rodgers, Jr., has been appointed interim dean at Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry. He will serve for one year beginning Aug. 1 while Trinity searches for a permanent successor for the Very Rev. Paul F.M. Zahl, who announced May 10 that he would resign effective at the end of July.

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A receding tide

Ado over theological education and certain tides afoot from the “reasserting” side of the fence lead to speculation over future generations of Anglican leadership. But where is the tide now?

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Formed by the Church

Last week, the Rev. Liz Zivanov suggested that the Church be careful about installing young priests in positions that call for experience beyond their years. The Rev. Andrew Gerns, who has been ordained for half of his 50 years, has a few thoughts on the matter.

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New Dio. of Va. bishop faces challenges

Over the weekend, more than 2,000 people attended the consecration of Shannon Johnston, bishop co-adjutor of the Diocese of Virginia, at Washington National Cathedral on Saturday, May 26, 2007. Read on to find out more about the service, the people who attended it, and what’s in store for the new bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Church’s largest diocese.

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Tale of two seminaries: Wycliffe and Trinity

Of course, what should really happen is that the bishops of the Church of England stop using colleges like this to train its priests. Places such as Wycliffe are turning Anglicanism into a cult. But it’s a symptom of how bad things are in the C of E, and how frightened its bishops have become of the financial muscle of conservative evangelicals, that they won’t find the gumption to cut Wycliffe adrift.

– Giles Fraser, The Guardian

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A Prayer Book for All

The 1549 Book of Common Prayer was as much the child of worship in the preceding centuries as it was a product of the Reformation. But there is an essential difference. Whereas the 1549 was intended to establish this new, universal relationship between every worshipper and the single, authoritative service book for the whole nation, the preceding era was different altogether.

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