|Posted by Fabio on March 13, 2012 at 1:25 PM||comments (14)|
A hopeful story about Canterbury and Rome…
Bishop Frade wants to make sure you’ve read about last Saturday’s meeting between Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and Pope Benedict XVI, and their joining together to lead an ecumenical vespers service at San Gregorio Magna al Celio in Rome.
At the service marked the 1000th anniversary of the founding of Italy’s Camaldoli monastic community, which includes a presence at San Gregorio, both the archbi...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Fabio on April 21, 2011 at 9:58 AM||comments (0)|
Speaking in a short film producedby Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop of Canterbury talks about the sense ofhopefulness and generosity which lie at the heart of marriage, and what thisalso tells us about the ‘mystery’ and ‘delight’ which can be found in thislife-time commitment. Dr Williams, who will be conducting the marriage ceremonyat Westminster Abbey on Friday 29th, also describes the sense of privilege hefeels about his own role in the royal wedding:
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|Posted by Fabio on February 22, 2011 at 3:31 PM||comments (0)|
There’s an important update to plans for the diocesan Acolyte Festival on Apr. 16: Because that will be the eve of Passion Sunday/Palm Sunday, the Festival Eucharist that morning will be celebrated as a full Palm Sunday liturgy, with clergy vested in red (not white, as previously announced), palm branches for everyone to wave—and per...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Fabio on February 17, 2011 at 6:07 PM||comments (0)|
The Diocesan Offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 21, for the Presidents’ Day holiday.
· Grapevine—In the past few days there havebeen numerous updates to the issue of Grapevine that was posted on Feb. 1;be sure to review everything from “coming events,” through opportunitiesoff...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Fabio on February 8, 2011 at 2:11 PM||comments (0)|
Greening Congregations and Environmental Justice: SubsidiesAvailable for an Exciting Collaboration with GreenFaith
Through a partnership betweenGreenFaith, an interfaith environmental organization, and the Episcopal Church,30 churches will receive 50% tuition scholarships for the GreenFaithCertification Program, the only interfaith environmental certification programdesigned specifically for houses of worship. May 1 is the applicationdeadline for the next round schol...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Fabio on February 2, 2011 at 10:04 AM||comments (0)|
According to an article in Reuters By Susan Schept
ARLINGTON, Virginia | Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:06am EST
Are People are starting to accept the form of electronic payment
as the regular donation support of their church membership? I think so see the artlicle here and decide for yourself.Read Full Post »
|Posted by Fabio on January 25, 2011 at 1:20 PM||comments (0)|
Please take a few minutes of yourtime to learn about the opportunity for a renewal event, made possible in ourchurches by dedicated Christians just like you and me.
This is primarily a lay-ledexperience for Episcopal congregations of any size, to help encourage themembership to understand the ministries of all baptized Christians, and to equipthem to become faithful to our Baptismal vows.
If you hav...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Fabio on January 20, 2011 at 2:09 PM||comments (0)|
May 1, 2011
The first Sunday in May is designated in our diocese as Cursillo Sunday, a day to share what the Cursillo Movement is and to provide an opportunity for people to learn how they can become part of it.
In many parishes the chalice bearers, lay readers, ushers and others serving that day are Cursillistas. There is usually a presentation by a cursillista about what Cursillo is, and a parish Cursillo representative is available to answer questions or t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Fabio on January 11, 2011 at 5:02 PM||comments (2)|
Anniversaryof the Haiti earthquake
Bishop Frade and Archdeacon FritzBazin have asked me to remind you of tomorrow’s anniversary of the earthquakein Haiti. They urge you to add special prayers for the people of Haiti, andespecially for Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin and the clergy and people of theDiocese of Haiti, our newest companion diocese, at any services you may havetomorrow and/or at your services this weekend.
Here is a suggested collect for Hai...Read Full Post »