Honors for Brian Grieves

An Episcopal Cafe´shout out to Brian Grieves:

The Rev. Canon Brian Grieves’ 21 years of ministry at the Episcopal Church Center in New York have provided the underpinning of advocacy, peace and justice work throughout the Anglican Communion, according to recent tributes that have been pouring in from colleagues and friends.

“Brian Grieves has served this church selflessly for decades, the last number of years in advocacy, peace and justice work as a member of the Episcopal Church Center staff,” said Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. “We are immensely grateful for his lengthy and broad perspective and the leadership he has provided through the transitions of the last few years. We give thanks for his ministry and pray that his retirement may bring new and rewarding opportunities to share his gifts.”

Grieves’ ministry at the Church Center began in 1988 and officially came to an end October 16.

Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town Desmond Tutu, in a personal message to Grieves, said: “I wish to commend you greatly for your leadership and service during your term of office in the church and wish you Godspeed in your retirement. We will miss you. You have earned it with your long and untiring service in the Episcopal Church and your devotion and commitment to upholding a vision of justice, peace, and social change as manifested in your fight against apartheid. God is smiling – saying ‘Well done good and faithful servant!'” In 1993, Grieves was elected a lifetime honorary canon of St. George’s Cathedral, Diocese of Namibia, in recognition of his long history of work against apartheid.

Prayers and blessings for Brian as he walks new paths of justice and peace.

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