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Leinster coach Joe Schmidt’s Heineken Cup verdict

first_img“But I really like their forward pack and the massive work rate of their half backs, who are among the best in France, plus some young guys really showing they are up to the mark. They have a massive ball carrier in Mamuka Gorgodze, he can be a nightmare for opponents to stop, and any team who can beat Toulon and then Castres away to qualify for the French Championship final – where they led Toulouse for such a long time – has to be a huge threat.“Overall it looks like a great draw with the teams well spread and that we are in for another cracking tournament.” LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 16: Joe Schmidt, the Leinster head coach issues instructions during the Heineken Cup match between Saracens and Leinster at Wembley Stadium on October 16, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Joe Schmidt – The Leinster Head CoachLeinster will be up against Bath Rugby, Glasgow Warriors and “coming team” Montpellier in the Pool stages when they defend their Heineken Cup crown in the 17th tournament for the elite of European club rugby which will climax in the final at Twickenham Stadium on the weekend of 19 / 20 May, 2012.The 2011 champions will be attempting to match Leicester Tigers and become only the second team to win back-to-back titles but coach Joe Schmidt is well aware that they will the ones everyone else will want to beat.“Obviously I hope it is not harder to defend the title than it is to win it – we struggled to win it in the first place – but now you are the target everyone is lining up, you are sitting there to be knocked off,” said Schmidt, back home on holiday in his native New Zealand .“Clubs already target Toulouse – they are the real bench mark – along with teams like Leicester Tigers and Munster because they have been at the top in Europe for such a long time and we know they will want to beat the champions. As for next season and who we will be up against in Pool 3 we know it is going to be tough. Bath are former Heineken Cup winners, they have a real pedigree in the tournament and showed a bit of resurgence last season, just missing out on a top four finish in the Premiership.“And you can never take Glasgow lightly – just talk to Wasps about the threat they can be – because they are regularly a bogey side for teams at the top end of the tiers. As for Montpellier, I see them as a genuine coming team in Europe and I have a lot of respect for their coach Fabien Galthie, though I guess it largely depends on how they approach the Heineken Cup and if they are looking to take the next step up. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Leinster made it two Heineken Cup titles in three years with their 33-22 victory against Northampton Saints last month with Schmidt ending his first season in charge in Dublin with the world’s most coveted club prize.“After the final we looked at what we had done right and what we had done wrong but I guess it wasn’t until I got back to New Zealand and watched the match again with a quiet beer that it really sank in as to what we had achieved,” said Schmidt. Then I realised just what a hell of a game of footie it had been, the way things had unfolded and the presentation – what a fantastic evening. I had to pinch myself and perhaps the problem now is how you top that because I would hate us to slip off what we have achieved.”last_img read more

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HFRFC Vets play in official Legends match curtain raiser

first_imgPlate Winners of the Old Newtonians RFC Veterans Tournament 2012IRISH INTERNATIONAL Veterans have bestowed Hammersmith and Fulham RFC the honour of playing in a charity curtain raiser against Bective Rangers RFC, before the fourth annual Stuart Mangan Memorial Cup clash between England and Ireland Legends, in Donnybrook on Friday February 9th.The fixture named in honour of Stuart Mangan, who tragically died in 2009 following a tragic spinal injury suffered whilst playing for Hammersmith and Fulham, has greater intentions, and that’s to raise as much money as possible in Stuart’s memory, for the RFU Injured Players Foundation and the IRFU Charitable Trust.While in hospital Stuart met Matt Hampson, England U20’s prop who suffered a similar spinal injury, and it’s here the idea for an England v Ireland Legends game was born. However, it’s the drive and determination of some, including ex-England A wing Harvey Thorneycroft, Martin Corry, Jason Leonard and Shane Byrne, that has seen the fixture flourish and successfully raise huge funds for many charitable organisations. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS So far team-mates at Hammersmith and Fulham RFC, who have been greatly affected by Stuart’s death, have raised over £100,000 for the Stuart Mangan Appeal. 43 Vets are making the trip to Dublin. They are all funding their own tour and have collectively pledged to raise at least £10,000, but we hope with your help to raise in excess of £25,000.center_img The HFRFC Vets v Bective Rangers RFC match kicks off at 5:30, and if you’re in Dublin, tickets can be  bought via Ticketmaster But, if you can’t make it, dig deep and support this worthy cause by donating here.last_img read more

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Part two: Aviva Premiership imports and exports

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The 2016/17 Aviva Premiership season is fast approaching, so we take a close look at which teams are bolstering their roster, and with who… TAGS: HighlightSaracensWasps By Alex ShawFollowing on from our look at the ins and outs at the first six Aviva Premiership clubs this off-season, we now turn our attentions to Newcastle Falcons, Northampton Saints, Sale Sharks, Saracens, Wasps and Worcester Warriors.Reigning champions Saracens have been busy refreshing their squad in an attempt to retain their title, whilst both Newcastle and Worcester have been looking to make the savvy signings which they hope will once again keep them out of the relegation spot in the Premiership table.Newcastle FalconsThe side from the North-East have had a busy offseason, albeit without signing too many household names. Winger Vereniki Goneva arrives from Leicester, bringing with him proven try-scoring ability, whilst Kyle Cooper (Sharks) will look to fill the shoes of influential hooker George McGuigan, who has taken the well-trod path south to Leicester. The North American trio of Nick Civetta (RC I Medicei), Evan Olmstead (London Scottish) and David Tameilau (San Francisco Rush) all arrive at Kingston Park, as do former U20 notables Andrew Davidson (Glasgow Hawks) and Harrison Orr (Ealing Trailfinders). The club’s English-qualified quota has also been boosted by the signings of Sam Egerton (England 7s), Joel Hodgson (Yorkshire Carnegie), Sam Lockwood (Jersey) and Ben Sowrey (Worcester).Flying Fijian: Vereniki Goneva will join Newcastle FalconsThere has been plenty of upheaval in Newcastle ahead of the new season, with the Italian duo of Joshua Furno and Giovanbattista Venditti (both Zebre) joining McGuigan in departing the club. Todd Clever and the two Tuilagi brothers, Anitelea and Alesana, have all been released, whilst Kane Thompson, Gonzalo Tiesi, Scott Macleod and Rob Hawkins have all retired. Eric Fry (Sacramento Express), Ruki Tipuna (Rangataua) and Richard Mayhew (Yorkshire Carnegie), all of whom provided valuable depth for the Falcons last season, have also left the club.Northampton SaintsThere’s been relatively little business of note in Northampton ahead of the 2016/17 season, with the signing of Louis Picamoles from Toulouse the clear standout addition and one which is already being billed as potentially the signing of the season. The Frenchman will add to the wealth of options in Northampton’s back row and help guarantee them the front-foot ball they missed at times last season following the departure of Samu Manoa.Pyrenees powerhouse: Picamoles takes the place of Samu Manoa at the base of the Saints’ scrumScrum-half Nic Groom arrives from the Stormers, filling the void left by Kahn Fotuali’i’s move to Bath. The South African will compete with Lee Dickson for playing time and given the age of Fotuali’i, should be seen as a positive move for the future. Promising loosehead Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi has left for London Irish, whilst Jon Fisher heads to Bristol, with opportunities few and far between for the two players in Northampton’s deep pack. Hooker Charlie Clare arrives from Bedford Blues and will help Saints during Dylan Hartley’s duties with England.Sale SharksEvery year Sale have to deal with a high turnover of players and it’s been no different in 2016. Standout players Danny Cipriani and Tommy Taylor have both left for Wasps, whilst experienced heads Chris Cusiter and Mark Easter have both retired from rugby. AJ MacGinty (Connacht) and Rob Webber (Bath) are the men tasked with filling in for Cipriani and Taylor, and Mike Phillips (Racing 92) will be the latest in a long line of stellar scrum-halves to ply their trade in the North-West. Kieran Longbottom (Saracens) and Halani Aulika (London Irish) have been brought in to bolster an impressive scrum from last season and help mitigate the loss of Vadim Cobilas to Bordeaux.center_img Having successfully avoid relegation upon their return to the Premiership in 2015/16, Worcester have taken strides this year to further distance themselves from a return to the Championship. The signing of Ben Te’o from Leinster has been the marquee piece of business from the Warriors this year, but the additions of Jackson Willison (Grenoble) and Biyi Alo (Saracens) should also bolster their chances of having a successful 2016/17 season.Big Ben: Ben Te’o will beef up Worcester’s back lineFrancois Hougaard’s deal has been extended, whilst on-loan back rower Marco Mama (Bristol) made his move a permanent one. Will Spencer (Bath) and Matt Williams (Northampton) also arrive at the club, with the former helping make up for the departure of Darren O’Shea to Munster. Other losses this summer include Charlie Mulchrone (Harlequins), Andy Symons (Gloucester) and Ben Sowrey (Newcastle). Star-spangled: AJ MacGinty will take up fly-half duties following the departure of Danny CiprianiRugby League convert Joshua Charnley (Wigan Warriors) will hope to replicate his impressive try-scoring record in the 15-a-side code, alongside the likes of Nev Edwards and Will Addison, and comes with big expectations, with the last man to make the Wigan-to-Sale move none other than Jason Robinson. Lou Reed (Cardiff Blues), Dan Mugford (Nottingham) and Laurence Pearce (Leicester) complete Sale’s cadre of summer recruits.SaracensThe reigning Premiership and European champions have made some eye-catching additions this summer and if they can gel quickly, the men from North London look a strong candidate to retain their titles. Veteran Springbok Schalk Burger (Stormers) will replace the retiring Jacques Burger, with his leadership and versatility making him invaluable for periods when Saracens have to do without Billy Vunipola and Maro Itoje. Likewise, full-back Sean Maitland (London Irish) and fly-half Alex Lozowski (Wasps) should show their worth when Alex Goode and Owen Farrell are on international duty. Lozowski will also have to fill the sizeable shoes of retiring fly-half Charlie Hodgson.Veteran: Schalk Burger replaces his namesake Jacques in the back rowVincent Koch (Stormers) replaces the departing Kieran Longbottom after a stellar 2015 Super Rugby season, whilst incoming Fijian Savenaca Rawaca (Fiji 7s) has all the potential in the world, whether that’s in the midfield or out on the wing. Lock Mark Flanagan (Bedford Blues) wraps up Saracens’ summer signings, with highly-promising youngsters Aaron Morris (Harlequins) and Biyi Alo (Worcester) completing the notable departures.WaspsThe Coventry-based outfit have gone all out to show they are no longer shopping in the budget section of the supermarket, bringing in Kurtley Beale (Waratahs), Danny Cipriani (Sale) and Kyle Eastmond (Bath) to spearhead their new-look back line. Charles Piutau has completed his long-awaited move to Ulster, whilst George Smith has returned to Australia, meaning that two of Wasps’ star performers last season will not be at their disposal in 2016/17. The freed up resources have been ploughed into the tight five, with Marty Moore (Leinster), Tommy Taylor (Sale) and Matt Symons (London Irish) all arriving at the Ricoh Arena.X-Factor: Kurtley Beale joins an already star-studded back line at WaspsBradley Davies (Ospreys), Alex Lozowski (Saracens), Lorenzo Cittadini (Bayonne), Carlo Festuccia (Zebre) and Ruaridh Jackson (Harlequins) have all moved on, with Andrea Masi, Ben Jacobs, James Downey and Ed Shervington all retiring. The multitude of openings these moves have created have resulted in the arrivals of Tom Woolstencroft (Bath), Marcus Garratt (Cornish Pirates), Craig Hampson (Bristol), Guy Armitage (London Welsh), Tom Cruse (London Irish) and Nick de Luca (Biarritz).Worcester Warriorslast_img read more

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Rugby sevens spotlight on: Kayla McAlister

first_imgI’m very competitive. Even if I don’t know what I’m doing, I’ll still go 100 miles an hour. I sometimes train with my fiancé, Pita Ahki. he’s part of the New Zealand men’s sevens programme and I’m nowhere near the targets he has but I’ll still try to keep up with him.You can never be fit enough for sevens. Netball has nothing on it. You have to train harder than you play, so it’s brutal. That’s the hardest adjustment – fitness. I looked so different four years ago with my skin folds compared to where I am now. I’ll never be super-fit, I’m more of a power athlete. I’m a pitbull, not a greyhound! Rock: Fiance Pita Ahki has been supportive throughout Kayla’s injury concernsI spent seven years in the UK as a child. My dad played rugby league for Oldham, so we lived in Manchester from when I was two months until I was eight. I remember playing in the street every night with kids from the neighbourhood and getting 50p to buy lollies. It took me six months to get rid of the accent! The Olympics has always been the goal. That’s why I came across to rugby. The first two years of the programme were great, but over the past 18 months I’ve had a few injuries because the game demands a lot of your body. I played in Clermont (on the last leg of the Women’s World Series) and didn’t have to make an appointment with the physio afterwards, so that was great. I needed a tournament under my belt before Rio.New Zealand are going for gold. We didn’t win the World Series this year, but gold is the big one. In saying that, all 12 teams are on the same page as you can’t prepare for the Olympics. We play six games over three days instead of six in two days. The series is about quick turnarounds – who’s fittest and fastest – but everyone will have six hours’ rest in Rio. It’ll come down to who is mentally prepared for the occasion. “I’m more of a power athlete. I’m a pitbull, not a greyhound!” Fern form: The Olympic schedule is less congested than the World SeriesWe’ve been told your first Olympics can be overwhelming. We train alongside other Olympians, like Valerie Adams, at the high Performance Sport Centre in Auckland. They’ve been there and done it so have given talks about not getting too caught up in things and sticking to your processes. Her father Charlie had a successful career in league and union while her brother Luke is a former all Black now plying his trade in toulouse, but Kayla McAlister only started playing rugby four years ago. The carrot that persuaded her to pick up an oval ball was the chance to represent New Zealand in sevens at the Rio Olympics. Here she talks through her journey… For the latest Rugby World subscription offers click here and find out how to download the digital edition here. I used to work at the Ministry of Justice. For the first two years we’d train from 6-8am, go to work for eight hours and then train again. In 2014 we were given contracts and that’s huge for women’s rugby in New Zealand. The Olympics is about us being the best we can be and that’s a full-time job. I’ve started studying early childhood – U5s – and passed the first year, but put it on hold because of the Olympics. I love kids.There’s a wedding on the cards. Pita and I are contracted to New Zealand until 2017 but in the next four-year cycle we’d like to get married and have a baby. But there’s the Commonwealth Games in 2018 and another World Cup… My dad, my brother and my fiancé all give me advice. My dad is all about work-ons, my brother gives positive vibes and Pita is in between – positive and work-ons. Pita’s been a big rock, especially through my recent injuries. We push each other to work hard. I don’t think I could be with someone who wasn’t a sportsman. Netball is my background. In New Zealand netball is the predominant game for girls and the Silver Ferns was always my goal. I played for 16 years and had one season with the Northern Mystics, when we made the Grand final in 2011, but I was dropped the next year. If that hadn’t happened I probably wouldn’t be playing rugby. I went to a sevens camp with Portia Woodman, who I’d played with at the Mystics, as they were looking for women from other sports going into the Olympics cycle.My first tournament was in Dubai in 2012. We won and as we did a lap of honour I was thinking, ‘Oh my God!’. The men play at the tournament, too, so it was a huge crowd and I’d never experienced an environment like that or a crowd that big in netball. It was really cool.We have our own haka, which is special. We only do it when we win, although in Brazil they kept chanting “haka”, so we did it even though we’d lost. It shows the effect of the black jersey worldwide – that comes from what the men’s team have done in history. I obviously knew New Zealand rugby is huge, but it’s only since playing that I’ve learnt what the black jersey means. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Love thy neighbor, even the more talented pretty one

first_img Fr. Michael Neal says: August 27, 2012 at 9:27 am Great article…………………………..so true……………………..”Lord help me love more…….” Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA September 22, 2012 at 11:34 am Go to hulu.com Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest August 20, 2012 at 5:51 pm How dearly right now in our lives in the Episcopal Church I would like to see many dozens of Abi present themselves for ordination in either gender. How I wish for many enviable young teachers, preachers and celebrants about whom to feel a twinge of jealousy. I wish to see them in choirs, as lectors reading and greeting us coming and going from the nave on Sundays. I have seen enough of dear, lovable sweet old faces, of fine but elderly men such as myself, difficult as that is to admit. Pretty, handsome, confident, a bit arrogant with youth. . please dear God, send in the saints of the order Abi. August 21, 2012 at 8:08 am Touche Danielle – I would add that starting with ‘I love you’ is rarely possible without being able to hold to the more primary possibility – ‘I love me.’ So, yes, it’s not as simple as building up our own self esteem, but finding new ways to embrace and settle the love of God in our souls, so that it might flow out toward others, becomes the task, Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA August 21, 2012 at 1:13 pm Terry, excellent, thank you. ron New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books August 23, 2012 at 10:09 am Young adults, like anyone of any age, will attend church when they find that what they get out of attending is worth more than what they give up to do so. There is so much focus right now on how church services are formatted or how to “deliver” church to those who won’t attend a traditional service. These are good and important discussions, but changing the format and delivery methodology will only make a difference if attendees find the church’s messages relevant and relatable to their everyday lives and the community warm, welcoming, and supportive. Only then will attending church be worth giving up the opportunity to sleep in, catch up on chores, etc. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 August 20, 2012 at 4:50 pm What is ‘hulu’? I’d like to watch the program but I don’t know how to find it…I don’t Facebook An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 By Danielle TumminioPosted Aug 20, 2012 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release Rick Larkey says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Alecia Moroz says: Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Comments are closed. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Danielle Tumminio[Episcopal News Service] This past month, Hulu released the second season of the British television show, “Rev.,” a kind of Vicar-of-Dibley-ten-years-later story about a male priest in inner-city London.But unlike the “Vicar of Dibley,” “Rev.” has a bite to its humor, as demonstrated by one of the latest episodes, in which the protagonist, the Rev. Adam Smallbone, gets a new curate named Abi Johnston.Rev. Abi is young and smart. She rearranges the vestry with the skill of a consultant from The Container Store. She confidently leads services and starts an initiative to grow the congregation.The archdeacon found her dissertation riveting.She’s polite. And pleasant. Indeed, Abi is polite and pleasant to a fault and so energetic that Adam wonders if she suffers from manic-depression.She does not.At one point in the episode, Adam watches Abi weave her fingers across the piano and prays, “She plays the piano as well, of course she does. Why have you sent this woman, Lord? I should be able to love her but I can’t. I’m jealous of her because she’s cleverer than me and kind and hard-working and she brings the liturgy alive and she fills the church. I bet she speaks Hebrew as well. And Aramaic. Why do I find her so irritating? …I’m going to try to love her. Love does not envy. [Pause] I want her to go away. Please make her go away.”My husband and I laughed—and cringed—as we watched this episode of “Rev.” We both knew the phenomenon of the Abi: There was my husband’s “frenemy” (friend + enemy) from college and the girl from my high school who was valedictorian, had an adorable boyfriend, played in the national orchestra, was state champion in the decathlon, and still slept eight hours a night.How do they do it? We wondered. And why is it so hard to love them?That, of course, is the question that we as Christians must ask if we are to fulfill Jesus’ mandate to love our neighbors. But such love is hard won. Many of us try all sorts of inner cognitive manipulation to allow us to love an Abi in our lives.Case in point: We might remind ourselves that an Abi is flawed and imperfect, just as we are. By virtue of being members of God’s created humanity, this person has weaknesses. That’s humanizing, we reason. That makes it easier to love. But while it’s true that all humans are fallible, here it’s merely justifying. We’re lessening the very real accomplishments of others in order to make ourselves feel better. That’s not really love.Or how about this cognitive manipulation: We try to distance ourselves from the Abi types, wagering that if we don’t interact with them, then they’re not really neighbors who require love.This, however—this isn’t real love either. It’s simply avoidance, because what we’re really doing is saying, “If I stay away from my Abi, then it doesn’t remind me how imperfect I am.”Which is, of course, what this is really all about.I would wager that ultimately, the reason Abi types are so hard to love has nothing to do with their skills or achievements but rather has a lot to do with how we perceive our own imperfections. In other words, when we encounter an Abi, we turn inward and ask ourselves, “Am I lovable if I’m not as smart/creative/energetic/efficient/fun/relaxed/rich as Abi is?”We fear the answer is no. No we’re not.And that, I think, is the greatest cognitive manipulation of all, because if God promises one thing, it’s that we are God’s beloved by virtue of our creation. Nothing interferes with that. So when we believe that our flaws and our imperfections make us unlovable, then we are distorting the essence our relationship with God as much as we are distorting our relationship with our neighbor.I’d like to say that an Abi wouldn’t feel so threatening if we all just had a little more self-confidence, but I think that’s too naïve. We have to change how we treat our neighbors too, because the reality is that we live in a competitive world in which we are judged for all sorts of things at all sorts of times. Very little in our lives goes uncalculated, unmeasured. Our job performance, our weight, our grades, our children’s grades, our gray hairs, our cars, our clothes, the type of cell phone we own, the books we read (or don’t read), whether or not we recycle, how many times we say “like” in a sentence….It’s daunting how very little is out of bounds.No wonder so many of us envy neighbors who seem to have what we lack.I can’t help but imagine how different our world would be if we started breaking these judgmental barriers down, if, we started with, “I love you,” instead of, “I judge you.”Of course, that’s exactly what God does. No matter what flaw we present, we are always God’s beloved—which doesn’t excuse us when we can do better, and it’s not meant to condone our mistakes, but it does send a loud and clear message that nothing we do makes us unlovable.And that realization, I think, makes it just a little easier to love an Abi when she crosses our path.– The Rev. Danielle Tumminio lectures at Yale University and is the author of “God and Harry Potter at Yale.” She currently serves as an interim associate at St. Anne in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Lincoln, Massachusetts.Statements and opinions expressed in the articles and communications herein, are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Episcopal News Service or the Episcopal Church. August 21, 2012 at 4:41 pm I also think we who are jealous of others accomplishments, capabilities, personalities, possessions, et al are also a bit resentful of God for not bestowing us with similar talent, capabilities, and good fortune. “Why them and not me?” We ask-pray to God. Why have you chosen them and not me, to be, what I perceive to be, an easier, better, and/or more rewarding life?Your comments reminded me of St. Paul’s definition of love in 2nd Corinthians, “Love is always patient and kind; it is never jealous; love is never boastful or conceited; it is never rude or selfish; it does not take offence, and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people’s sins but delights in the truth; it is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes. Love does not come to an end.”It gives one pause to consider what one has to give up in order to be with love. Featured Events (The Rev.) Ronald L. Reed says: center_img Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing Love thy neighbor, even the more talented pretty one August 21, 2012 at 8:42 am Praying for God to send us our Abi is good, but finding ways to reach out to young adults is better. Maybe we need to create services and programs and ways to facilitate their spiritual lives and needs. Yes, Abi does have needs. Her number one need is time. She needs more hours in everyday. So maybe Sunday morning isn’t good for her to be in church. She’s playing catch up on Sunday morning – with her kids, with her sleep, with her quiet time, with her laundry. What are we doing to try to meet her where she is and not where we are? Sometime God needs a little help from us – the spiritual beings with skin on them! Abi, her sister, her friends, her husband, his brother – they are all just so busy. It is not easy. It is not thinking as we, in another generation, think. So how important is it to find this other way, these other ways to reach out to the busy young adults – of all types? It’s just the entire future of our church. Look around at a service and see what the future of the church looks like, the immediate next generation. And also look at their faces. Are we meeting their needs? We have to look outside the box of our ideas and find some newer ones. Ideas to help Abi and her friends find their spiritual paths. Rector Shreveport, LA 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 and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Reed says: Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Comments (9) Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Mary-Elizabeth Landrrum says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Terry Rogers says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SClast_img read more

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Can bad religious art be good?

first_img Fr. Michael Neal says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [Episcopal News Service] On a recent visit to a museum dedicated to Christian religious arts, I came up with a potential addition to the Ten Commandments: Thou shalt not use life-size wax mannequins wearing bad wigs and bed sheets to illustrate scenes from the life of Jesus.I feel a bit bad being cynical about this museum, which was founded with the best of intentions and which I’m sure is meaningful to many who visit it. But as I viewed its Precious Moments figurines, paint-by-number Last Suppers, and Technicolor depictions of angels borne on puffy clouds, I found myself getting increasingly grumpy.The museum illustrates one of the ironies in Christianity. Some of the world’s most sublime works of art were created out of profound religious devotion—think of Raphael’s Madonnas, Michelangelo’s David, and Orthodox icons gleaming with gold. At the same time, a lot of Christian art is sentimental, cheesy and even a bit creepy. If you doubt me, search for “bad religious art” on the Internet and be prepared for a torrent of rainbow-festooned Biblical scenes, angels borne on shafts of light, and Jesus carrying people across beaches.The museum gave me some sympathy for Muslim and Jewish traditions, which have strict guidelines regarding religious art. We Christians have struggled at times with this issue as well, most spectacularly in the eighth century when zealots smashed Byzantine icons because they were believed to violate the Biblical prohibition against graven images. We eventually made our peace with religious art, though some of us are more comfortable with it than others. Think of the contrast between a Roman Catholic church filled with ornate statues and paintings and the austerity of a Quaker meeting house.Warner Sallman’s portrait of Jesus is one of the most reproduced religious images in the world.What’s sentimental to one person can be profoundly meaningful to another, of course. Though the majority of the art in the museum didn’t appeal to me, one image made me stop and linger for a long time:  a picture of Jesus that I remember hung on the walls of the Sunday School rooms in my childhood church. The image is out-of-fashion now, for it shows a Northern European-looking savior with a bit of a movie-star vibe about him. But something about that image moved me. It was my first picture of Jesus, and my visceral reaction to seeing it again proved that it’s still deeply lodged in my psyche.The museum’s many mass-produced images gave me a renewed appreciation for the power of true folk art, which often deals with religious themes. In my home church, for example, we have a colorful tapestry created by poor women in rural Mexico. Each of its embroidered panels depicts a story of some miraculous event, from recovery from a serious illness to the rescue of a child from a well. While the figures are crudely drawn and the embroidery simple, the images radiate devotion and thanksgiving.Commercial images, as opposed to fine art or folk art, are designed to appeal to the widest possible audience. By taking the safe route, they rarely challenge, puzzle, or inform us. Great art, in contrast, pulls us ever deeper. I love the story of how the author Henri Nouwen became fascinated by Rembrandt’s painting of the return of the Prodigal Son. Nouwen traveled to St. Petersburg to spend several days sitting in front of the painting, contemplating its nuances and absorbing its beauty. Rembrandt’s image made him probe deeply into the layers of meaning in the parable, helped him realize how he had played all the roles in the story in his own life, and eventually led him to write the book The Return of the Prodigal Son. I don’t think that sort of transformative experience can happen with a Thomas Kinkade image, as cozy as his little churches filled with light may be.At the same time, a lot of people like pictures of idyllic churches nestled in snowy valleys and adorable little angels with rosy cheeks. As I left the museum, I somewhat reluctantly concluded that Christianity did the right thing in telling those eighth-century iconoclasts to take a hike. We need to say yes to it all—the velvet paintings as well as the great masters, the Precious Moments figurines as well as contemporary artists who stretch our definition of what religious art can be. The Holy Spirit isn’t an artistic snob, and we shouldn’t be one either.– Lori Erickson writes about inner and outer journeys at www.spiritualtravels.info.  She serves as a deacon at Trinity Episcopal Church in Iowa City, Iowa.  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 Pittsburgh, PA Loren Horton says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ By Lori EricksonPosted Nov 15, 2012 Featured Events Comments are closed. Statements and opinions expressed in the articles and communications herein, are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Episcopal News Service or the Episcopal Church. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Gloria Thomas says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Press Release Rector Shreveport, LA 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Comments (3) Can bad religious art be good? Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Job Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate Diocese of Nebraska New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA November 15, 2012 at 5:34 pm Lori – I have had similar reactions to so-called religious presentations. But I have reconciled myself to the fact that just because I do not like them doesn’t mean that other people can’t find positive experiences related to them. Usually I am not that broad-minded but there are so many different possibilities that I just use the ones that speak to me in a worshipful sense and let the others be used by those that will. Thanks for the comments. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 January 29, 2013 at 10:36 pm There is an objective category of bad religious art. It is bad because it disgraces its subject. It is bad because rather than praising God, it defames Him. It is bad because it is stupid, or sloppy, or brutish. It is bad because it is so entirely unworthy of its pretensions. It is bad because it is an insult to our intelligence or sensibilities. It is bad because it stands in contradiction to its purpose. And it is bad because it perverts the very concept of art. The list goes on and on. Contemporary man has developed a definition of art that excludes absolutely nothing. But the greater disgrace is that well meaning, intelligent, educated people can’t seem to see the damage that is being done, and so encourage it. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT November 16, 2012 at 9:21 am Good article Lori……………………………:) Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

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National Cathedral announces new canon pastor, director of programs

first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Posted May 15, 2013 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Job Listing People AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Press Release Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA center_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs 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 Tampa, FL Tags National Cathedral announces new canon pastor, director of programs The Rev. Kim Baker and Ruth Frey to join cathedral senior staff in July Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY 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 Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN [Washington National Cathedral] Two experienced Episcopal Church leaders will join the staff of Washington National Cathedral in July, the Very Rev. Gary Hall, Cathedral dean, announced today. The Rev. Kim Turner Baker, currently chaplain at Washington Episcopal School in Bethesda, will be canon pastor; Ruth Frey, currently director of continuing education at Seabury Western Theological Seminary in Chicago, will be director of programs.“Both Kim and Ruth have extensive experience in galvanizing church institutions to focus on the work that God is calling them to do,” said Hall. “I will count upon their leadership, their collaborative spirits, and their creativity as we at Washington National Cathedral continue working to play a meaningful role in our national life, engage with interfaith partners, and assess how we can help to meet some of the real needs of the city of Washington.”Working with Dean Hall as canon pastor, Baker’s duties will include the Cathedral’s outreach and Christian formation ministries. She will also build relationships with the schools on the Cathedral Close: Beauvoir, the National Cathedral School for Girls and St. Albans School. The Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope, who as Cathedral vicar leads the Cathedral’s worshiping community on Dean Hall’s behalf and represents the Dean in his absence, will also continue working with the Rev. Gina Campbell, director of worship, and Canon Michael McCarthy, director of music, on the Cathedral’s liturgical life.“I am looking forward to helping the Cathedral deepen relationships within the Close, the District of Columbia and the surrounding area,” said Baker, who is also eager to reinvigorate the Cathedral’s ministry within the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. “I am honored to be chosen as part of Dean Hall’s team, and I look forward to contributing my skills and experience to furthering the Cathedral’s mission particularly in the city of Washington.”Baker chairs the standing committee of the diocese, a position she held during the search that culminated with the election of the Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde as bishop of Washington in 2010. She holds a bachelor degree from the University of Michigan, a juris doctor from Case Western Reserve University, and a master of divinity from the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest.A veteran of Trinity Church Wall Street’s Clergy Leadership Project and a member of the Union of Black Episcopalians, Baker has led congregations in diverse communities across the church and has particular experience with historically African American and bilingual, English/Spanish congregations.As director of programs, Frey will direct the development and implementation of the Cathedral’s public education and arts programs working with Dean Hall and other senior staff. She will focus particularly on programs that facilitate theological reflection or that explore issues at the intersection of faith and current affairs.“Accepting this position marks my return to Washington National Cathedral after nearly twenty years away,” said Frey, who served as director of programs for the Cathedral’s College for Preachers from 1993 to 1996; she had also served as a program intern while in seminary. “I am thrilled to be coming back. I look forward to working with Dean Hall and the Cathedral staff, with partners in Washington, and with colleagues around the Church and across the world to continue innovative programs that will bring the mission of the Cathedral to life.”Frey holds a bachelor’s degree from Hobart & William Smith College and a master of divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary. She has held a variety of positions in adult learning and higher education in Chicago and was the founding coordinator of the Chicago Consultation, a group of Episcopal and Anglican bishops, clergy, and lay people working for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. A longtime Education for Ministry program mentor, Frey has published widely in the fields of adult learning and currently serves as a faculty member for CREDO, a wellness program for Episcopal clergy and bishops.The Rev. Lyndon C. Shakespeare, who as director of program and ministry has overseen the Cathedral’s programmatic life and educational initiatives, will conclude his tenure in June as he works to complete his Ph.D. in theology, and further his vocational interests of working where the theological tradition of the Church meets the public sphere of politics, economics, and philosophy. In his time at the Cathedral, Shakespeare developed and coordinated the Cathedral’s Creation Care program year, as well as planned and participated in interfaith and public dialogue offerings. “We are grateful to Lyndon for the rich intellectual gifts he has brought to his work at the Cathedral and his rigorous theological perspectives on our ministry,” said Hall. “Our prayers and best wishes go with him as he explores new avenues for academic ministry.” Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group last_img read more

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El calendario para el proceso de solicitud de subvención es…

first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Posted Aug 8, 2013 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET [5 de Agosto de 2013] El calendario para el proceso de solicitud de la subvención se ha anunciado para el fondo que coordina dos innovadoras iniciativas de la Iglesia Episcopal: las zonas empresariales de misión y comienzo de iglesias nuevas.El presupuesto trienal de las Cinco Marcas de la Misión, aprobado por la Convención General en Julio de 2012, asigna $ 2 millones para el trabajo de establecer zonas empresariales de misión y para apoyar el comienzo de iglesias nuevas para la Primera Marca de la Misión, Proclamar la Buena Nueva del ReinoLas donaciones están disponibles por hasta $ 20.000 para una zona empresarial de misión y hasta $ 100.000 para comienzo de iglesias nuevas.La Resolución 2012 A073 de la Convención General estableció  que “el Fondo Empresarial de Misión, sea administrado por un comité de becas para ese propósito establecido por el Consejo Ejecutivo, con US $ 1 millón para el trienio 2013-2015”. También afirma que “los comités permanentes diocesanos y las parejas de obispos puedan crear “zonas empresariales de misión”, el cual es definido como áreas geográficas, como un grupo de congregaciones o como toda una diócesis, comprometidos con la misión y la evangelización que involucra a grupos insuficientemente representados, incluidos los jóvenes y los adultos jóvenes, las personas de color, los pobres y las personas que trabajan, las personas con estudios secundarios con diploma o menos, y/o personas con poco o ningún conocimiento o participación de la iglesia. “El texto está aquí“Las zonas empresariales de misión pueden ser patrocinados por congregaciones revitalizadas, así como por diócesis revitalizadas “, dijo el Rdo. Thomas Brackett, misionero de iniciativas misionales y de comienzo de iglesias nuevas de la Iglesia Episcopal “Estas zonas empresariales de misión ofrecen maravillosas oportunidades para la revitalización”.ProgramaLa información de la solicitud de subvención está disponible aquíLas solicitudes por el internet serán aceptadas a partir del 5 de agosto.La fecha límite para las solicitudes es el 28 de septiembre.Las solicitudes serán examinadas por la Misión Local y el Comité de Ministerio del Consejo Ejecutivo, que actúa como el comité de revisión de las solicitudes de subvención.Las subvenciones se concederán de octubre. Los fondos estarán disponibles a partir de octubre de 2013.Brackett está desarrollando un calendario de los foros regionales de educación a través de la Iglesia Episcopal y señaló: “La financiación de las zonas empresariales de misión es sólo una parte de una asociación de dos vías. Se invita a los dirigentes del ministerio a unirse a esta comunidad de aprendizaje de la organización nacional emergente, así como a colaborar con estos fondos. Para empezar, los líderes de toda la iglesia ofrecerán las mejores prácticas y aprendizaje actual en las siguientes áreas: desarrollo de un plan de ministerio, proyectar una visión convincente para el ministerio, reunir el equipo central; reclutar aliados en las diócesis locales, completar la solicitud en línea; y en la elaboración de un plan para invitar y dar la bienvenida a la comunidad de los alrededores”.Para más información comuníquese con Brackett en [email protected] 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN center_img Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events El calendario para el proceso de solicitud de subvención es anunciado para financiación de iniciativas innovadoras Zonas empresariales de misión y comienzos de iglesias nuevas Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL last_img read more

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Church of England launches program for would-be vicars

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit an Event Listing Posted Dec 4, 2013 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Featured Events 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Knoxville, TN center_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Curate Diocese of Nebraska Church of England launches program for would-be vicars Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA [Church of England] Young people are being given a taste of life behind the dog collar with the launch of the Church of England Ministry Experience Scheme (CEMES), run by the Ministry Division.The scheme, which began with a pilot phase (see case studies below) this September in four dioceses, is a one-year program of theological teaching, practical experience and personal development for young people aged 18-30 who are considering future ministry in the church. The scheme was set up to encourage more young people to consider being involved in ministry and focus on the nine criteria used in the selection of clergy.The scheme is currently being run in the dioceses of Sodor and Man, Newcastle, Peterborough and the Stepney area of London. Ministry Division are working with 15 more dioceses interested in the scheme, with a view to provide a CEMES programme in every diocese.The Bishop of Sheffield, the Rt. Rev. Steven Croft, who is chair of Ministry Division said: “The Church of England has a fresh vision and commitment to see people in their teens and twenties exploring God’s call to ministry. The Ministry Experience scheme will help many young people explore that call in the years to come”The Rev. Canon Steve Benoy, diocesan director of ordinands in Peterborough, said: “The scheme is not rocket science. Similar schemes have existed in many organizations and churches. The gap in the market, however, has been for a program which intentionally connects with the processes and criteria for ordination in the Church of England. We are not trying to squeeze people into a dog collar if that is not their vocation. The CEMES genuinely offers a broad space for young people to explore their sense of calling in ministry.”The Rev. Fiona Green, director of the intern program in Stepney, who is overseeing four young people involved in the program in London said: “It’s both about supporting mission and ministry but also testing the vocations of people who are thinking about ministry.Applications for the 2014-15 academic year, which begins on Sept. 1, will be available in the spring.NotesThe Church of England Ministry Experience Scheme (CEMES) is a scheme that has been centrally developed by Ministry Division and can be run by Dioceses to promote ministry among young people.The Church of England follows guidelines set out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development regarding voluntary schemes, the “Internship Charter”, and provides a quality assured program that is delivered in conjunction with local parishes, Dioceses and Ministry Division. CEMES adheres to the six principles of the CIPD ‘internship charter’ and seeks to provide young people with the relevant experience of ministry in order to provide the opportunity for proper discernment of an ordained calling. More details can be found under “Interns” here.The scheme is free for participants and a subsistence allowance is provided, and training costs and cost of travel is met. Members of the scheme are additionally eligible for a centrally distributed grant from Ministry Division to support with the costs of participating in the program. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Bath, NC 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Anglican Communion Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LAlast_img read more

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Las oraciones de la Comunión acompañan a los primados que…

first_imgLas oraciones de la Comunión acompañan a los primados que se dirigen a reunión en Cantórbery [Episcopal News Service] A la Comunión Anglicana le han pedido que ore mientras sus 38 primados —los principales arzobispos, obispos presidentes y moderadores— se dirigen a Cantórbery, Inglaterra, la semana entrante, para su primera reunión oficial en cinco años.“Invito a los episcopales a orar conmigo por esta reunión, en la que Dios estará plenamente presente con nosotros y en la que podemos seguir a nuestro Señor Jesús en los caminos de Su amor y de este modo siendo parte de la bendición de Dios para el mundo” dijo Michael B. Curry, el obispo primado de la Iglesia Episcopal en una declaración emitida el 7 de enero.Curry asistirá a la primera reunión de los primados desde su instalación como obispo presidente y primado de la iglesia episcopal en noviembre pasado.A principios de esta semana, el arzobispo de Cantórbery, Justin Welby, envió un mensaje en vídeo en el que hacía un llamado a la oración y reconocía que se espera que los primados se enfrenten con “algunos problemas muy, muy difíciles dentro de la vida de la Comunión Anglicana, pero también a problemas inmensamente difíciles que afectan a toda la Iglesia de Cristo y a todo nuestro mundo”.La agenda [de la reunión] se establecerá de común acuerdo con todos los primados al comienzo de su reunión [que se prolongará] del 11 al 16 de enero en la catedral de Cantórbery, a la que se le considera la iglesia madre de la Comunión Anglicana. Entre los asuntos que han de abordarse durante la reunión se espera estén incluidos la violencia motivada por la religión, la protección de los niños y los adultos vulnerables, el medioambiente y la sexualidad humana, según un comunicado de prensa del Palacio de Lambeth.“Por lo que más le pediría al pueblo [de la Iglesia] que orara es por sabiduría y amor”, dijo Welby, que ha visitado todas las provincias de la Comunión Anglicana desde que se convirtió en arzobispo de Cantórbery en 2013, un compromiso que él contrajo al principio de su primacía.La última Reunión de los Primados tuvo lugar en Dublín, Irlanda, en enero de 2011, siendo éste el más largo período de tiempo entre dos reuniones desde que comenzaran en 1979.Siete primados decidieron no asistir a esa reunión debido a la presencia de la entonces obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori y de acontecimientos que habían tenido lugar dentro de la Iglesia Episcopal y la Iglesia Anglicana del Canadá en respaldo a la plena inclusión de personas homosexuales.En un esfuerzo por evitar un boicot semejante, Welby ha invitado al arzobispo Foley Beach, líder de la Iglesia Anglicana en América del Norte (ACNA, por su sigla en inglés), a reunirse con los primados en una conversación antes de que comience oficialmente la Reunión de los Primados.La ACNA está compuesta en gran medida por ex episcopales que decidieron separarse de la Iglesia Episcopal por desacuerdos en lo concerniente a los asuntos de la sexualidad humana. Los líderes de algunas provincias, principalmente en África, han declarado su afiliación a la ACNA y afirman estar en estado de comunión disminuida con la Iglesia Episcopal y otras provincias cuyas actuaciones cuestionan.El arzobispo Stanley Ntagali, de la Iglesia Anglicana de Uganda, emitió una declaración el 6 de enero que la que pedía que, durante el “encuentro” en Cantórbery se restaurara “la disciplina y el orden devoto” en la Comunión Anglicana —de lo contrario advirtió que se retiraría de la próxima reunión oficial.El arzobispo Fred Hiltz, de la Iglesia Anglicana del Canadá, expresó su esperanza de que la agenda “reflejaría un buen equilibrio entre los asuntos que son internos y de interés particular dentro de la familia de la fe, y los asuntos que son globales y de acuciante interés para nuestra común humanidad y para nuestro hogar común, la Tierra misma”.En su declaración del 7 de enero, Hiltz hizo particular referencia a la respuesta de la Iglesia a la crisis mundial de los refugiados, al cambio climático y al progreso de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible de las Naciones Unidas.Curry, luego de su histórica elección como obispo primado en junio de 2015, le dijo a ENS que la Comunión Anglicana tiene tanto que ver con las relaciones como con la estructura y la organización. “En verdad es una red de relaciones que tiene raíces históricas, pero realmente tiene raíces misionales”, afirmó. “Lo que realmente nos vincula es que somos seguidores de Jesús en la vía anglicana… y esas relaciones primordiales nos mantiene unidos.“Por supuesto, tenemos discrepancias —tenemos discrepancias, lo sé— pero sí creo que podemos seguir trabajando juntos en asociaciones, de manera que ayudemos a cumplir la misión de Dios en este mundo uniéndonos para ayudar a que los niños no se vayan a dormir con hambre, para ayudar a que la gente tenga agua, para ayudar a que la educación llegue a los niños, para ayudar a que las mujeres puedan sostener a sus familias. tenemos algo que hacer; tenemos alguna tarea de Jesús que hacer … Este mundo clama por nosotros y nos necesita, y la Comunión Anglicana es una manera en que Dios nos usa unidos para hacer realmente de este mundo un mundo mejor”.Se ha estrenado una página web con materiales relativos a la reunión que incluirá colectas y peticiones de oración mientras los primados se encuentren reunidos.Los primados son los principales arzobispos y obispos presidentes electos o nombrados para dirigir cada una de las 38 provincias autónomas de la Comunión Anglicana. El arzobispo de Cantórbery los invita a la Reunión de los Primados para consultas sobre asuntos teológicos, sociales e internacionales.La Reunión de los Primados de la Comunión Anglicana es uno de los tres instrumentos de la Comunión, siendo los otros dos la Conferencia de Lambeth [que reúne a todos los obispos de la Comunión] y el Consejo Consultivo Anglicano, el principal organismo normativo de la Comunión. Al arzobispo de Cantórbery, como primus inter pares, o “primero entre iguales” se le reconoce como el centro de la unidad de la Comunión Anglicana.Cada provincia se relaciona con las otras provincias dentro de la Comunión Anglicana por estar en plena comunión con la Sede de Cantórbery. El arzobispo de Cantórbery convoca la Conferencia de Lambeth, preside la Reunión de los Primados y es el presidente del CCA.En algunas provincias anglicanas al primado se le llama arzobispo o metropolitano, o ambas cosas, mientras en otras se usa el término de obispo presidente, o de primus [otra manera de decir primado] como en Escocia.El arzobispo de Cantórbery también invita a las reuniones de primados a los moderadores que presiden las iglesias ecuménicas unidas del Norte de la India, el Sur de la India y Pakistán.En 1978, el arzobispo Donald Coggan, el 101er. arzobispo de Cantórbery, estableció la Reunión de los Primados como una oportunidad de “meditación pausada, oración y consulta a profundidad”.Los primados se han reunido en Ely, Inglaterra, en 1979; Washington, D.C., en 1971; Limurú, Kenia, en 1983; Toronto, Canadá, en 1986; Chipre en 1989; Newcastle, Irlanda del Norte, en 1991; Ciudad del Cabo, Sudáfrica, en 1993; Windsor, Inglaterra, en 1995; Jerusalén en 1997; Oporto, Portugal, en 2000; Centro de Conferencias de Kanuga, Hendersonville, Carolina del Norte, en 2001; Cantórbery, Inglaterra, en 2002; Gramodo, Brasil, en mayo de 2003; Londres, Inglaterra, en octubre de 2003; Newry, Irlanda del Norte, en febrero de 2005; Dar es-Salam, Tanzania, en febrero de 2007; Alejandría, Egipto, en febrero de 2009 y Dublín, Irlanda, en enero de 2011.Las provincias y primados de la Comunión Anglicana aparecen listados aquí.Visite la página web oficial de los Primados 2016Siga a @Primates2016 en Twitter– Matthew Davies es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. 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