EMIRATES AIRLINE LONDON SEVENS – POOLS (Saturday 21 May)Pool A: New Zealand, Wales, Kenya, SpainPool B: England, Argentina, USA, FrancePool C: Samoa, Australia, Scotland, CanadaPool D: South Africa, Fiji, Russia, Portugal2010/11 HSBC Sevens World Series scheduleLondon, England – 21-22 May 2011EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – 28-29 MAY 2011 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Scotland 7’s Rugby Head Coach, Graham Shiel and Former British Lions and Scotland player Scott HastingsSupporters can get closer to the action at Murrayfield next month in new standing sections created for this season’s Emirates Airline Edinburgh Sevens – the final leg of this season’s HSBC Sevens World Series.While the seven-a-side players play on a full-size pitch, the in-goal area will be resized to enable fans to get closer to the high-octane series’ finale, having visited Dubai, South Africa, New Zealand, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Australia and London, en route to the home of Scottish rugby.Former British Lion, Scotland and Scotland 7s internationalist, Scott Hastings, was unveiled as event ambassador at the tournament launch and expressed his delight at the appointment.He said: “Sevens is a great excuse for a party – the seating is unrestricted, the music’s loud and the outfits are even louder. It’s a very social event with so much happening and some great opportunities for the best dressed fans to be invited onto the international pitch and compete for some fantastic prizes and have a good time.“The game of rugby sevens, in Glasgow for the 2014 Commonwealth Games and recently recognised with inclusion in the 2016 Olympic Games, delivers high performance drama, excitement and unpredictability, so the marriage of the action on the pitch and fun elements off it make for a superb day out for families, party goers and committed rugby fans alike.”Tickets for this fast and furious festival of rugby are on sale now and are priced at just £5 for under-18s, £10 for students and senior citizens and £20 for adults (£10 if you buy an adult ticket for Scotland’s EMC Tests against Ireland and Italy in August – also just £10!) – that’s two days of pulsating rugby for just £20!All sevens tickets are ANY DAY tickets – valid for one day of your choice, either Saturday 28 May or Sunday 29 May.Last season’s Edinburgh Sevens Plate winners Scotland have been handed a tough assignment in Pool D and face Pacific Islanders and renowned sevens specialists Samoa and Fiji, as well as Series regulars USA on day one, with their performances on the day determining their opponents in the knockout rounds the next day (Sunday).Last season the Scots performed heroics on home soil, beating Fiji, Wales and the USA before trumping both South Africa and Argentina on day two to win the silver platter.Scotland 7s head coach, and former Scotland internationalist, Graham Shiel, said: “The physicality and skill brought by the current Series champions Samoa, and Fiji, world famous for their sevens talents, is well-documented so these matches are a chance for us to put a marker down and perform for Scotland with the nation’s backing at Murrayfield.“The crowd’s a huge factor at the Edinburgh Sevens. It’s a real party occasion. The players are very professional and fully focused on their performance but it’s important to enjoy the environment, especially at Murrayfield in front of a vocal home crowd wiling you on.”More than 1100 participants have already signed up to play in the event’s youth festival on the back pitches which means that the whole stadium grounds, inside and out, will be taken over by the fun atmosphere of international sevens.With six tournaments played so far New Zealand currently top the standings, 13 points clear of England in second place. Samoa are third, South Africa fourth and Fiji fifth.As a result of their position and current form, back-to-back winners in Hong Kong and Australia, New Zealand top the seeds in Edinburgh and head Pool A, where they face Argentina and European duo, Russia and France. Scotland 7’s Rugby Head Coach, Graham Shiel and Former British Lions and Scotland player Scott Hastings during a Media Call at Murrayfield, Edinburgh. One week after their home event at Twickenham, England will line up at Murrayfield in an all-European pool with matches against Adelaide Plate winners Wales and Iberian neighbours Portugal and Spain.Pool C is headed by resurgent South Africa, winners at the USA Sevens in Las Vegas and fourth in the World Series. The Boks face sixth-ranked Australia, Kenya and Canada, who won five of their six matches in Hong Kong to win the Bowl trophy.“This year’s HSBC Sevens World Series has provided superb competition and a celebration of international Rugby from the start, as we all continue to build towards the Olympic Games in 2016,” said IRB Sevens Manager, Beth Coalter.“All 30 nations who have competed this season have added something different and brought a vibrancy to the action as the overall standard at the tournaments continues to improve and entertain.“While New Zealand are out there 13 points clear at the moment, in sevens nothing is guaranteed so I’m sure we can all look forward to the destiny of the entire Series coming down to the final few games at Murrayfield.”For the fifth year, EventScotland, the national events agency is supporting the Emirates Airline Edinburgh Sevens.Paul Bush OBE, Chief Operating Officer for EventScotland said: “Scotland, with its rich history in rugby, is the perfect stage to host the final tournament of this year’s IRB Sevens Series and we are delighted to be supporting it once again.“The two-day competition generates a strong media impact and also attracts many visitors from outwith Edinburgh and Scotland. They get to enjoy all the rugby action at a world-class event while experiencing some Scottish hospitality and getting a taste of what else Scotland has to offer.”EMIRATES AIRLINE EDINBURGH SEVENS DAY ONE (POOLS STAGE), Saturday 28 MayPool A: New Zealand, Argentina, Russia, FrancePool B: England, Wales, Portugal, SpainPool C: South Africa, Australia, Canada, KenyaPool D: Samoa, Fiji, USA, ScotlandFirst tie: New Zealand v Russia (10.30am)Fiji v Scotland (kick-off 1.04pm)Samoa v Scotland (kick-off 3.48pm)Scotland v USA (7.11pm)Last tie: Scotland v USA (kick-off 7.11pm)EMIRATES AIRLINE EDINBURGH SEVENS DAY TWO (KNOCKOUT ROUNDS), Sunday 29 MayThe day two knockout rounds will be determined by the teams’ performances on day oneFirst tie: Bowl quarter-final (kick-off 10am)Last tie: Cup final (kick-off 5.36pm)
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DUBLIN, IRELAND – FEBRUARY 02: Duncan Weir of Scotland takes on Conor Murray during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on February 2, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Loose lineouts are bad enough, but when scrum ball isn’t hooked either, it’s going to be a long old afternoon. You have to feel for Ross Ford. Uncomfortable when thrust into the striplights as captain of Scotland, he never raised his game as he was hoped to have done. He has been in need of serious competition for some time. No one has really been afforded the chance. Pat MacArthur will get a lot of calls to come in, but even if he is not the long-term solution, something needs to change. The lineout was just too meek on Sunday, as if neither the pack or the hooker really trusted each other to complete their side of the arrangement.A bold move has to be taken now. Not months before the World Cup. After all, what if Ford went down? Then you have a relatively inexperienced replacement. In the middle of your two vital restarts. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Alex Dunbar needs to be praised publiclySo much of International rugby is about confidence, and while everyone talks about the need for Matt Scott’s guile, Dunbar hits everything with full power. If he can grow in stature as Scott has since last year, Scotland could actually have an impressive centre pairing. Pull him up on his brilliance and tell the rest of the team to match him.Work in progress: Weir showed promise in DublinTime is needed at fly-halfScotland’s second half in Dublin was abject, but there were, between the pedestrian plays, some nice tactical kicks from Duncan Weir. Stick with him, let Scott and Dunbar bond outside him, and there could be at least three people on the same page. He may not shift fast enough to create enormous space for his centres, but Weir can get used to this level and his back-line used to him. Hang your hat on them and trust them to figure out why they don’t make huge numbers of breaks. They may surprise you – especially after seeing loop after loop from Ireland, first hand.Set-piece is a concern as England visit Silver lining: Hogg was adventurous against Ireland but had little support when he created a half-breakBy Alan Dymock AS INSIPID as an intro about Groundhog Day would be it, is cruelly apt that the famous holiday fell on the same day as Scotland plodded into Dublin. In their RBS 6 Nations opener they hit a brick wall, wilting notably in a second half where Ireland came into a canter. Many predicted Ireland would win, and the 28-6 scoreline made soothsayers of us all.So what was freshly discovered by Scotland in an all-too scripted afternoon of Championship rugby?They have to convert the half-breaksStuart Hogg was adventurous. He backed himself when others would have thrown kicks at the Gods, but with only Sean Lamont hanging off a shoulder or Alex Dunbar rucking and tackling enough for three people, everyone else has a duty to work their little blue socks off to turn a half-break into a buxom, full one.Little continuity meant that all Ireland had to defend was a week imitation of Wales’ Warrenball and David Denton running straight and hard once the ball swung back to the side of the pitch he was on.Back row: who should play on the flank either side of Denton?Back row balance is a mustIf – and it’s a big if – you insist on having the niggle and fists of Jim Hamilton in there beside the defensive impressiveness of Tim Swinson, you don’t need two hard-working, straight-line thinking flankers on either side of Denton. Kelly Brown is as close to a first-ruck response team as Scott Johnson will allow on the field, so he needs something different at six. Johnnie Beattie may have his detractors, but at least he looks up and around when he has the ball. He is unpredictable. He gets defenders thinking.
England players after their defeat to Australia at the 2015 World Cup — Iain Balshaw (@iainbalshaw) October 3, 2015 Members of England’s victorious 2003 squad took to Twitter on Saturday night – and some were more scathing than others 5. Australia outfoxed England over the 80 minutes, thanks to coach Michael Cheika’s gameplan – something that ITV analyst Ben Kay appreciated. All eyes will be on @EnglandRugby after tonight’s loss but give credit where due, the @Wallabies were the better team and bloody brilliant 2. Will Greenwood is now backing Wales or Australia to lift the trophy. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 7. And Iain Balshaw, who replaced Josh Lewsey in extra time in the final in 2003, summed up what pretty much all England fans were thinking. 6. Matt Dawson, host of BBC Radio 5Live’s rugby phone-in show, admits he jumped the gun a bit when he called for Stuart Lancaster to be relieved of his duties. 3. Neil Back was a bit more expressive in his criticisms, and he may have a point. Social media was ablaze on Saturday night with analysis, criticism and a fair bit of support for England’s rugby players. Unfortunately for the hosts, they were well and truly outplayed by a clinical Australia squad.Twelve years ago England experienced different emotions after facing Australia at the World Cup in their own back yard – with Sir Clive Woodward’s boys lifting the Webb Ellis trophy in Sydney after beating the Wallabies 20-17.A few of the members of that final squad took to Twitter to express their reactions to England crashing out of their home tournament at the first hurdle.1. Jonny Wilkinson, he of that last-minute drop-goal fame, was very tactful in his analysis. 4. Mike Tindall replied to a tweet from a fan claiming that referee Romain Poite cost England the game.
Ireland’s record nine-try romp got them dancing in Dublin, but was it a missed opportunity against the Six Nations lightweights? By Whiff of CorditeThe mood was downbeat for Ireland going into their fourth Six Nations game against Italy at the weekend, four games without a win having been compounded by a selection that was largely seen as unnecessarily conservative and a missed opportunity to see more of the likes of Stuart McCloskey and Ultain Dillane.The result (58-15) was as predicted but the performance much better than expected, providing a useful fillip for a coach exasperated by having his judgement regularly questioned. It was one of those games designed for the term ‘bloodless coup’ and it’s pretty tough to know what one can learn from a virtual training session, but let’s give it a lash…Ireland can score tries After two tries in three games from a collective grand total of one metre out, Ireland ran in nine tries against the Azzurri, including one length-of-the-field contender for try of the championship from Jamie Heaslip that even featured an offload.One of the best: Jamie Heaslip completes a brilliant long-range move by touching down Ireland’s fourth tryWhile the cynic would ask where Ireland’s attacking patterns and ambition were when the championship title was still up for grabs, it’s comforting to know our players know where the white line is. The players and coaching ticket were at pains to emphasise how close they were, and this was a satisfactory game for them – now let’s see the same approach this weekend against Scotland and prove that point.Jack McGrath is one of Ireland’s key players McGrath was probably our Man of the Match, and in the past 12 months has developed into one of the most influential players in the squad. In this championship he has been a beacon of strength and reliability in a difficult series.Amazingly, he’s not yet on a central contract but with Cian Healy’s injury history and… um… Finlay Bealham, it would seem time to elevate him into that august company.Star turn: Jack McGrath has become a key player, so why is he not on a central contract? (Pic: Getty)Ireland have competition at full-back TAGS: Highlight In spite of the overall feel-good factor emanating from a handsome win, there was still the sense of an opportunity foregone.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.Missing you: Stuart McCloskey (left, with Robbie Henshaw) was omitted, to the disappointment of many LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Seven up: Sean Cronin (second right) accepts the plaudits after scoring Ireland’s seventh try on Saturday This was the perfect game for Simon Zebo to impress in a position where he has little experience and has often seemed ill-suited to the basic requirements of the position. With acres of space on offer he did not disappoint, with threatening and powerful running throughout, and a well-judged offload for Heaslip’s try.His defence was ropey for David Odiete’s try, and we still want to see Jared Payne at 15, but Zebo showed enough to continue with the experiment – and we’ll definitely learn more if he stays there against Scotland.Life in the old dog yetGoing into this championship, Ireland’s second-row stocks were decimated and Mike McCarthy had suddenly become a key man on the back of some solid form for Leinster. With McCarthy’s concussion against France, Donnacha Ryan found himself elevated to the XV on the back of years of injuries and some pretty average displays for Munster.On song: Donnacha Ryan (centre) has proved he still has what it takes to perform at Test level (Pic: Inpho)The suspicion was that Ryan, 32, had simply shipped too many injuries and his days as an international were coming to a close, but after two impressive days at the office he looks reborn.Perhaps the emergence of Dillane has forced him to raise his game, but that would imply that competition for places is a good thing, and this is Ireland after all.Schmidt’s selection not entirely vindicatedYes, it was an impressive showing and we ran in nine tries, but the ease with which Ireland won didn’t bury the argument that we could have used this as an opportunity to further the development of Ulster’s barnstorming centre McCloskey.This would have been an ideal opportunity to see him to experience Test rugby in a low-pressure environment, at least off the bench where the presence of Fergus McFadden is more an endorsement of his versatility rather than his talent.
The video has caused such a stir online that people like Graeme Swann have commented their appreciation of the youngsters skilful moment.Gary, who also cares for his disabled son Lewis, as well as Oscar went on: “I uploaded it onto social media on Saturday and the response has been absolutely incredible.”If you have any more videos of spectacular feats of skill in rugby, please contact us here.Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter for the all the latest news from the world of rugby. Six-Year-Old Shows Off Incredible Rugby Skills With Basketball HoopOn a rainy day in Northampton, Gary and Oscar Herbert decided to have a friendly bet. Playing at their local park, dad Gary bet his son ten whole pounds that he couldn’t kick a rugby ball into a basketball hoop 20-yards or so away.Oscar accepted the bet with glee and proceeded to place the rugby ball onto the kicking tee with careful precision.After a couple of adjustments and stuttered run-ups, Oscar struck the ball perfectly, and to his dads chagrin, it went in and he became ten pounds richer.Watch the incredible moment below: Gary said: “It was so surreal and I couldn’t believe what I had witnessed to be honest. I know I’m his dad and I’m biased but it was amazing and not the sort of thing you witness from a six-year-old every day.“I said tongue in cheek: ‘If you get it in the basketball ring I’ll give you ten pounds’, and the second attempt, in it went.“I simply couldn’t believe my eyes, I thought I was dreaming and had to pinch myself. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Youngster Oscar Herbert won a tenner off his dad for the incredible piece of skill. “I will never forget this as long as I live, and I have learned my lesson and won’t be challenging for money again.”
Special art events will take place in this host city during the World Cup TAGS: Japan How to get thereKobe is just 12 minutes by bullet train from Osaka or two hours, 40 minutes from Tokyo. You can also fly to Kobe Airport from Tokyo (70min), Sapporo (115min) andOkinawa (130min). Head for heights: Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, the world’s longest suspension bridge Advertising FeatureJapan 2019 Travel Guide: KobeArts and crafts, hot springs and hikes – and, of course, Kobe beef. This Japan 2019 venue has much to offer…The Culture Vulture Arima Onsen is the oldest hot spring in Japan and it is rated as one of the top three in the country. It has two kinds of spring, which is very rare. The reddish-brown Kinsen is beneficial for keeping your body hot and healing your back pain, while the transparent sparkling spring, Ginsen, contains a lot of minerals, which is good for beauty.Just 30 minutes from Kobe city centre, a visit to the onsen also allows you to see a geisha dance display as well as traditional crafts, such as Arima baskets and dolls.Culture trip: Arima Onsen is the oldest hot spring in JapanThe Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum not only provides plenty of background on Japan’s building and crafts techniques, but you can also try your hand at making things yourself.Visit the 500-year-old camphor tree in the serene Sorakuen Garden in the city. There is also a café overlooking the Japanese garden if you fancy a pit stop.The FoodieThe food that always comes to mind when talking about Kobe is, of course, Kobe beef. Only cows which have passed a rigorous examination can be labelled as such and the soft meat, marbled with fat, is loved by both the Japanese and foreigners.Kobe is not just about the beef, though. Other local delicacies include sobameshi (rice and noodles), dumplings with miso sauce, and bokkake (small cuts of beef and chopped konnyaku with a sweet and spicy sauce).Kobe’s Nada district is Japan’s top sake-producing region. It has long been famous for its sake due to the availability of high-quality rice, suitable water and favourable weather conditions in the area. The AdventurerIf you want to hike or trek, head to Nunobiki Waterfalls, which are near Shin-Kobe Shinkansen station. Not only will you get to see massive falls – one of Japan’s top three – but you’ll also have a brilliant view of Kobe city. Plus, the hiking pass will take you to the Nunobiki Herb Garden. There are trekking routes on Mount Rokko too.Falls into place: Nunobiki Waterfalls are great if you want to hike or trekYou can also take a tour of the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, which offers a panoramic view 300 metres above the sea. You’ll be given information on the bridge’s history and technology with someone who was involved in the construction as your guide.The Party Animal Get an insight into Kobe’s bar scene from those who know it best by going on the Night Surfing tour with locals. There are numerous izakayas where you can enjoy local craft beers, as well as the Third Row bar run by former Kobe Steelers player Yasunori Kanemura.Local knowledge: A Night Surfing Tour in KobeThere are also art events during the World Cup. From September to November, enjoy contemporary art on Mount Rokko in the Rokko Meets Art event. The TRANSproject features modern art in the Hyogo Port, Shinkaichi and Shin-Nagata areas.For more travel information…try-kobe.com/plus.feel-kobe.jp/en/plus.feel-kobe.jp/en/guide/ LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Wales, displaying moments of offloading to make Leone Nakarawa jealous, led early, but Australia chipped their way back into the game – with Matt Burke’s sumptuous line (no, not that Matt Burke) the pick of them. Paul Moriarty, whose nephew Ross is likely to face the Australians this weekend, scored a crucial Welsh try to keep his side in touch.At the last, with the Australians leading 21-15, Jonathan Davies launched a giant Garryowen that Wales regathered. Paul Thorburn offloaded to put Adrian Hadley into the corner, and the Welsh suddenly needed only the conversion.Full-back Thorburn split the posts from an improbable angle before slamming the ball into touch to seal a win for Wales.Wales 29 Australia 29, Cardiff 2006After 18 years of losing to the Australians, Wales finally broke their hoodoo in 2005, triumphing 24-22 in a large part due to the genius of Shane Williams. A year later they’d play out a match even more exciting, tying a six-try thriller in Cardiff. Jacob Whitehead has looked through the history books to pick out a handful of standout Tests between Wales and the Wallabies High pressure: Wales win a lineout against Australia last year (Getty Images ) Five of the Best Wales v Australia MatchesWales and Australia will face off on Sunday in what is expected to be the decisive game of Pool D at the Rugby World Cup. So here’s a reminder of five of the best Tests between the Welsh and the Wallabies…Australia 19 Wales 17, Sydney 1978When you’re cornered in the corner of your local club by an old-timer, they always tell you the game was different in their day. You nod politely and smile weakly, feeling slightly doubtful. But when you remember a game like this, your compatriot is proved decisively right.Wales won their first (and only) Test in Australia in 1969, but the heartbeat of that team had fallen away by 1978. Yet an injury-hit Wales, sporting legendary full-back JPR Williams at openside flanker, pushed Australia hard in Sydney.Winning Wallabies: Tony Shaw and Paul McLean celebrate the 1978 victory (Getty Images)It is a game remembered for two controversial moments, neither of which we should expect to see in Tokyo this weekend. Firstly, Graham Price had his jaw broken after being punched by Steve Finnane and the Welsh prop had to eat liquidised food for six weeks.Then controversy marred the closing moments of the game. Australia led 16-13 with ten minutes to go when their fly-half Paul McLean dropped a goal to seemingly seal the game for Australia. Or did he?Blinded by the setting sun, the referee was unable to tell if McLean’s kick passed between the posts. Accusations of bias weren’t helped by the fact that referee Dick Byers sported the socks of his home club, Queensland State. Although he was told with a few choice words that the Australian’s effort had missed by three or four yards, the points stayed on the board, rendering Gerald Davies’s late try a mere consolation.Wales 22 Australia 21, Rotorua 1987A Rugby World Cup third-place play-off does not linger long in the memory. Do you remember that Wales and Australia played in one back in 2011? I didn’t. However, their meeting in 1987 was a thrilling affair, as a last-minute score secured Wales’ highest-ever World Cup finish.Whilst ‘form’ can hardly be said to matter in a play-off between losing semi-finalists, Wales were the clear underdogs. New Zealand had swept them aside 49-6 the week before, whilst Australia lost narrowly to France.A moment of madness from David Codey changed all this. The openside’s Jackie Chan-inspired entrance to a ruck saw him sent off for stamping after just five minutes. Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage, which we update regularly with news and features.Follow Rugby World magazine on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The year 2006 was an interesting one for Welsh rugby, as they slalomed from 2005’s Grand Slam to 2007’s ignominious World Cup exit. Yet in Williams, Dwayne Peel and Gavin Henson they had three backs in contention for a World XV.Henson set up a crucial try for Williams with hands speedier than a sign language interpreter at an Eminem concert to bring Wales back into the game.Show of class: Shane Williams scores a try in 2006 despite being tackled (Getty Images)They moved through the gears to lead 26-24 with 15 minutes left, when some Chris Latham magic took the Australians back into the lead. Picking up the ball on the bounce at halfway, he beat three Welshmen in the five-metre channel before slamming the ball down in the corner. The headline seemed to scream ‘Late Aussie try dooms Wales!’, but then a James Hook penalty tied the scores. It’s the only ever draw between the two sides.Wales 12 Australia 14, Cardiff 2012To 2012, and the epitome of Welsh Antipodean heartbreak. Wales had won a Grand Slam that March, but lost all three Tests to Australia on their summer tour, and were struggling for form. The last two Tests of that tour saw late penalties from Mike Harris and Berrick Barnes doom Welsh hopes of victory.A Welsh win would bring some sort of redemption and break the hoodoo, and for most of the game it looked as if Sam Warburton’s men would manage to grind out a victory. Leigh Halfpenny was in inspired form, almost scoring what would have been one of the great Millennium Stadium tries from a chip and chase. Four penalties from his boot gave Wales a 12-9 lead with a minute left.Late show: Kurtley Beale scores a last-minute winning try in 2012 (Getty Images)Then Kurtley Beale picked up the ball on the right wing. Never mind that the pass was suspiciously forward. Never mind that Beale was playing out of position, making a surprise appearance at No 10. Never mind that Beale is a man for whom inconsistency seems a badge of honour. Beale was at his beguilingly beautiful best, and Wales were at their most fearful reticent worst. He dived in at the corner to win the game for Australia.Commentators are generally seen as omniscient overseers capable of calm analysis and passionate rhetoric alike. Not here. For a moment Eddie Butler, holder of 16 Welsh caps, was the soul of every Welsh rugby fan. “Oh,” he said sadly. “It’s going to be a try for Kurtley Beale.”Wales 9 Australia 6, Cardiff 2018A quick apology is in order. Looking back, this last game was really not a classic. Not even Dan Biggar’s mum, having watched her son kick a late winning penalty, would call this a classic.But in the moment, when Biggar slotted the penalty to give Wales their first win over Australia for a decade, it would have felt like one.Keeping cool: Dan Biggar kicks the winning penalty in 2018 (Getty Images)No Welshman has scored more points against Australia than Leigh Halfpenny, who has scored 93 against the Wallabies, but the full-back had a slight off-day with the boot. Nevertheless, Wales led 6-3 with ten minutes left.It was gritty, it was gallant, it was gutsy. A low-scoring arm wrestle, one of those matches where it feels like every play is somehow more vital, so hard are points to come by. So when Matt Toomua did his best Elton Flatley impression with a few minutes left to draw his side level, it felt like an absolute dagger.See Beale, see Barnes… Wales were not destined to beat Australia. So when Ned Hanigan gave away a penalty for not rolling away, it almost seemed a mirage.Biggar loves a late, pressure-filled penalty. The odds of success must have been north of 90%. But how many Welsh fans, after their history of recent heartbreak against Australia, actually thought he’d kick it?Was it a classic? Almost certainly not. In the moment? It just might well have been. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Washington National Cathedral hosts AIDS memorial service Curate Diocese of Nebraska Health & Healthcare, 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 Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Rector Belleville, IL Comments (1) Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA July 23, 2012 at 10:16 am Here is a video of the Quilt the last time it was on the National Mall on October 12, 1996: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQHX3wA4Fqw An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET HIV/AIDS Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Comments are closed. 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WeinbergPosted Jul 23, 2012 Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Batalá Washington, D.C., a band of Afro-Brazilian samba-reggae percussionists, provide a lively music for the July 21 interfaith service at Washington National Cathedral. Photo/Washington National Cathedral, Ed Graham[Washington National Cathedral] Washington National Cathedral hosted a gathering of more than 850 individuals from many faith traditions on July 21 for “From Darkness to Light,” an evening service to memorialize those lost to AIDS and uphold a spirit of hope and commitment during the NAMES Project Foundation’s 25th anniversary display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in Washington, D.C.[The service is available to watch on-demand here and an image gallery is available here.]Nine 12-foot select blocks from the quilt, the world’s largest living memorial, were on display throughout the nave, with two blocks hanging from the north and south balconies.Batalá Washington, D.C., a band of Afro-Brazilian samba-reggae percussionists, provided a lively welcome to attendees arriving outside the cathedral. Five individual three- by six-feet panels of the quilt were also part of the procession. More than 50 service participants comprising Christian, Jewish, Hindu and Muslim faith leaders, people living with HIV/AIDS, their families, friends, loved ones, caregivers and members of an international planning committee, processed as Karen Rugg performed “Threads,” a solemn composition for Native American flute.Sandra Thurman, executive director of the Interfaith Health Program at Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, which was a primary sponsor of the service, and the Rev. Francis H. Wade, interim dean of the cathedral, welcomed attendees.“The place where you are gathered is called, in the Christian tradition, the nave,” said Wade. “It is a Latin word for ship. And what it means literally is that when we gather, we are in this boat together — literally in this boat together. … This Cathedral has been in this boat for a long time, and we will be in it for as long as it takes and we are honored to share this particular moment with you.”Calls to prayer from each faith tradition sung from the cathedral’s west balcony alternated with Scripture readings by the Rev. Canon Gideon Byamugisha of the Anglican Church of Uganda; Rabbi Aaron Miller of Washington Hebrew Congregation; Abhay Das of ISKCON, a Krishna-Hindu organization in Washington, D.C.; and Imam Johari Abdul-Malik of the Dar Al-Hajirah Islamic Society.A special commemoration included prayers written by Marcia Falk — “It is ours to be praised,” “Hallowing our namings,” and “Each of us has a name” — and chanted by Ana Hernández with congregational refrain. All were invited to offer silent prayers as service participants and cathedral acolytes lit four stations full of votive candles in the middle of the nave.Dr. James W. Curran, who in 1981 coordinated the task force on acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), was the featured speaker. Curran led the HIV/AIDS division at the CDC and went on to attain the rank of assistant surgeon general while there. He is currently professor of epidemiology and dean of the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory.“The quilts from the NAMES Project are with us as reminders of the commitment of their loved ones. They are no longer recognizable by gender, by age, by race, by sexual orientation, by country of origin. But rather, they are united in their death by the cause — as we are,” said Curran.Calling for a moment of silence to remember those lost, Curran named a few specific individuals lost from the disease, including Elizabeth Glaser, Rock Hudson and Freddie Mercury.“It is essential that, throughout the world, the communities of diverse faiths unite in their charitable endeavors to provide hope for the hundreds of millions with HIV or at great risk,” Curran said.Two rarely displayed panels from the quilt were prominently displayed against the intricately carved wooden rood screen of the cathedral, providing a striking backdrop to the platform in the cathedral’s crossing where the service took place. “The Last One,” a panel unveiled for the first time to the public Saturday morning on the National Mall as part of the NAMES Project Foundation’s opening ceremony of its “Quilt in the Capital” events, was received by the foundation (caretakers of the quilt) in 1988. It arrived with a handwritten note that read: “I hope this quilt will find a permanent place and help mark the end of this devastating disease.” The panel itself simply said “The Last One” in white letters on a black background. The NAMES Project recognized its importance immediately and has held on to it — and to the hope it conveys — to be able to sew it into the quilt as the “Last One.”“The Last One is both a quiet prayer and a stark reminder of all that we are working to achieve,” said Julie Rhoad, president and CEO of the NAMES Project Foundation. “There is renewed hope that the end of AIDS is possible as science has begun to articulate a new narrative. We are sharing the ‘Last One’ with the public now because it’s critical that we all realize how each one of us has an important role on the road to the end of AIDS: the last person to face stigma and discrimination for living with HIV, the last new infection, the last mother-to-infant transmission, the last child left orphaned and the last death from AIDS.”Also on display against the rood screen was a block of panels on loan from St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town, which had been blessed by Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town Desmond Tutu prior to its departure from South Africa last week. Arriving at Washington National Cathedral July 18, it was presented in a ceremony including another blessing led by Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon, former bishop of Washington, pro tempore, with remarks offered by the Hon. Ebrahim Rasool, South African ambassador to the U.S.Special anthems were performed by three different vocal groups. Among them were Potomac Fever, a small ensemble from the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C., which sang Fred Small’s lullaby “Everything Possible” in an a cappella arrangement.The Cathedral Singers, led by Director of Music Canon Michael McCarthy, sang Leo Sowerby’s “Eternal Light” and later “When Night Fell,” a new composition with music by David Hurd and text by Carl Daw and Adam Tice, commissioned especially for the service by the planning committee. The Washington Performing Arts Society’s Men and Women of the Gospel Choir, led by Artistic Director Stanley J. Thurston, performed an uplifting rendition of the traditional hymn “Oh Happy Day,” with worshipers standing and clapping in rhythm. A final blessing and sending forth followed with all gathered joining together in singing the South African freedom song, “Siyahamba,” or, “We are marching in the light of God.”The cathedral’s acting director of worship, the Rev. Gina Gilland Campbell, formulated much of the service’s liturgy in conjunction with an interfaith planning committee coordinated by the Rev. Canon Ted Karpf. The Joseph W. Blount Center for Health and Human Rights at Emory University, Boston University’s School of Theology and School of Public Health, as well as the CDC’s Division of Global HIV/AIDS Center for Global Health in Atlanta, Georgia, were co-sponsors of the service.The service took place as thousands of people gather in Washington, D.C., for the 19th International AIDS Conference, hosted by the United States for the first time in 22 years and anticipated to be the largest conference since the gatherings began in 1985. The day also launched “Quilt in the Capital,” the NAMES Project’s commemoration of the quilt’s 25th anniversary, with a major display on the National Mall and portions of the quilt on display in more than 50 other locations throughout the Washington area.The National Cathedral’s ministry around HIV/AIDS dates back to 1986, when it hosted a conference on the role that religion might play to bring greater awareness to the issue. The cathedral has also hosted the quilt and held services around it in 1988, 1990, 1993, 1994, and 1996.— Richard M. Weinberg is director of communications for Washington National Cathedral. Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Youth Minister Lorton, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS
Micheal Link says: November 17, 2012 at 7:30 pm When Bp. Lawrence was consecrated, he affirmed his allegiance to TEC. Remember, his first election was nullified and he was re-elected. I wrote to my Bishop (NC) asking him to not confirm his election, but he received enough confirmations from around the country. I even had an e-mail correspondence with Lawrence, and he said at that time that he would be ordained as a Bishop in TEC. I knew he was not being truthful then, and here is the result I knew would happen. It sure has been an ego trip for him. I feel sorry for those members of the Diocese who do not support him and have to go through this. There are many court cases where the property rights of TEC have been affirmed, so it will be interesting to see how this plays out. November 17, 2012 at 8:09 pm It is unforunate that our church does not seek to reconcile rather than depose and kick out those who disagree. There seems to be a lot of legal stuff on both sides. When one relies on law, they have already lost whatever authority they had. As one who has been active in ecumenism, it seems it would be more loving to let this faithful diocese go with our blessings, leaving the possibility that they would come back. Taking the churches of South Carolina to court and waste tons of money from mission is wrong as mission will suffer on both sides. St. Paul knew what he was talking about when he opposed taking each other to court. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Sarah Hey says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Comments (114) Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tod Roulette says: November 19, 2012 at 8:58 am How about citing a portion of Scriptue where I/we have changed the “plain meaning” and perhaps we can talk. You are ordained. I presume you were seminary trained and took Greek and Hebrew. Can you honestly tell me that we have not gained a more accurate understanding of passages over the years as we leaned more about those languages?Time and again we are told that our direction is to love God and love our neighbor. No place are exceptions provided. Yet we have continually tried to sort out who we should love and who we should not love. That is really God’s job not ours. As a church we are to gather, not to sort.We do not change the plain meaning when we insist that passages of Scripture be viewed in the context of both their time and place of writing AND the larger narrative of which all are a part. Scripture ceases to have meaning when it is chopped up and used as one liners for any purpose.As I have stated before, I will always make room at the table for anyone whether I agree with them or not. I will make room for Lawrence, Allison, Harmon, you and Sarah. But the reciprocal of that is rarely the case. I dont have all the answers, but you folks seem to think you do. Well God bless you for it. Neither of us will know for sure until we stand before God. I doubt I will be asked a single question about my sex life or who I loved. God already knows that. I will be asked if I fed the hungry, watered the thirsty, clothed the naked, housed the homeless, visited the sick and imprisoned. That my brother is true orthodoxy. Open your eyes and your heart and your head to worship the Lord. Make room for the work of the Holy Spirit. She might surprise you. She surprises me all the time. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Comments are closed. Bishop Andrew Gerales Gentry says: November 18, 2012 at 8:58 am Thanks for pointing out the salient issues here, Bruce. It was obviously Lawrence’s plan to lead SC out of the Episcopal Church and he never intended to keep his pledge of fealty to the national church. Having seen their influence dwindle on several fronts, “the white boys,” as you called them, have now chosen to be led by Lawrence’s monstrous ego. The day on which he styles himself “archbishop” cannot be far off. Nevertheless, let them go in peace, but NOT with church property. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group November 17, 2012 at 8:20 pm “tin building meeting places”?The Dennis Canon doesn’t apply in South Carolina. Those parishes who choose to stay in the Diocese of South Carolina rather than the new organization established by TEC will retain their property and endowments under South Carolina law.Because Dr. Schori and TEC have refused to support any procedure that allows parishes to withdraw from TEC decently and in order (as the Lutherans and Presbyterians do), they have sown the wind and are now reaping the whirlwind. Submit a Job Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA November 17, 2012 at 7:39 pm Mark Lawrence’s statements and actions reveal his narcissism.He has set himself up as a cult leader. Will his South Carolina followers drink his laced Kool-Aid? Curate Diocese of Nebraska Bruce Garner says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Fr. George Stamm says: Rector Belleville, IL November 17, 2012 at 6:19 pm So when do we go to court? Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Robert H. Crewdson says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Chris Harwood says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Bruce Garner says: November 17, 2012 at 8:18 pm I wouldn’t be too sure Courts of the Sovereign State of South Carolina will give complete deference to the hierarchy of “The Episcopal Church”. Its “Denis Canon” postdates most of the parishes of the diocese and South Carolina has tended to use not deference to hierarch but ordinary and neutral trust and contract law in ajudication of these such matters. November 17, 2012 at 7:48 pm Chuck the entire Diocese has left. All properties are held in trust to the Diocese, which if I am not mistaken the South Carolina Supreme Court actually already threw out the Denis Canon. Bishop Lawrence has said that any parish that wishes to leave can do so. Property and all. Very Christian of him. It would be nice to see the same Christian charity from the PB. November 17, 2012 at 7:20 pm South Carolina was the first to secede from the union, they started the Civil War, and now the genes of rebellion have once again bore fruit, be it rotten fruit!May our Lord Jesus be with all Episcopalians in this geographic area of coastal South Carolina!Even their “bishop!’ Donald Hill says: November 18, 2012 at 6:14 am I have found salvation Michael and I am saved. And it is not racist for one old white dude to call out other old white dudes for focusing on their own personal power rather than on the power of the Gospel. THis is not the first time we have seen this. Look only to the former bishops of Pittsburg, Fort Worth, Quincy, San Juaquin for a similar pattern. Those guys led by fear and intimidation and by tightly controlling information that was shared with the people of the dioceses. I have listened to the stories told directly from those who were in the dioceses. The Gospel has not been part of their plans. Power and control always was. Michael Raczynski says: Fr. Will McQueen says: November 20, 2012 at 9:56 am I believe the ancient languages have referred to the Holy Spirit in the feminine. If you think I’m “chopping up” Scripture, what is your explanation of the language of Genesis where it tells us that God created both male and female in God’s image? If both genders are created in the image of God, it is a reasonable assumption that there is a feminine side of God. My hunch is that any feminine references to God have been conveniently culled out of Scripture over the years by a male dominated church and its institutions. As far as Romans is concerned, keep it in the context of the entire narrative. Paul is speaking to a particular church about issues that impact them. He also tells what we call “straight” people not to engage in homosexual behaviour because it is against their nature as straight people. Nothing is said about a homosexual person engaging in what is natural behaviour for them. The New Testament references used against LGBT people are all part of larger narratives and usually part of lists of things that are abusive, coercive or exploitive of others. THat is the sin. Picking out the “anit-gay parts” lacks integrity. They do not stand alone but as parts of a broader story. The point Jesus continually drove home was the need for right relationship with God and each other. His examples of what we were not to do always involved some form of coercion, exploitation or abuse. None of them represented loving, stable, mutual relationships. Keep in mind also that 2,000 years ago, we did not know what we know now about human psychology and sexuality. Being left handed was a sin then….we certainly don’t think so now. November 18, 2012 at 11:28 pm No Michael, these folks did not pay for these buildings. Many are a century or two old and were paid for by Episcopalians who would not likely approve of this. They, like many or most of us, pledged funds for the benefit of all, including the future. When we give gifts they are just that, gifts. If we leave, they stay. No matter what becomes of my parish or diocese, the gifts I have given will remain with them. I have no right to leave and try and take them with me. Otherwise they are not gifts. November 17, 2012 at 9:53 pm All the clergy who are trying to argue your point that ALL of TEC is wrong and Mark Lawrence is the ONLY one that is right—-you sound like you are more concerned with the idolization of Mark Lawrence. By the way your use of the term “traditionalists” is a nice way of saying backwards bigots. That’s the same argument that was tried and failed in every attempt to move the church to the forefront of human rights in history for over 100 years. Slavery, women’s rights, civil liberties….at every advancement of human kind, certain people have resisted progress and cited Bible verses to promote continued hatred, servitude and segregation. Why aren’t you outraged at people wearing garments of 2 different cloths? Burning adulterers at the stake? Beating your children? Kicking all those heathens out of the church who shave and cut their hair? Why are you not “enforcing” every law outlined in the Bible anywhere? Are you going to take all your ‘Episcopal Church Welcomes You’ signs down now? Since, you know, you don’t really welcome everyone? By the way, What WOULD Jesus do? The Gospel of Jesus Christ is LOVE….plain and simple Fr. McQueen and God blesses me with Mercy and Grace daily which I share with everyone, not just the ones that I decide are “Good Enough” Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR November 17, 2012 at 10:11 pm Ugh, no, we’re not idolizing Bp. Lawrence. We simply choose to stand with Scripture, 2,000 years of church teaching, over 1,000,000,000 Catholics, 300,000,000 Orthodox, Protestants, and all who hold to the catholic teaching. Yep, make this a “civil rights issue,” and you simply attempt to cutoff any discussion or debate. You’re right Ms. Alford, God is love. He loves us so much he doesn’t want us to remain in sin, turn, amend our lives and follow Him. It’s most unfortunate that a group of folks choose not to turn and amend their lives, abandon their sinful behaviour and seek God’s forgiveness and mercy. Lionel Deimel says: By Sarah Moïse YoungPosted Nov 17, 2012 November 17, 2012 at 9:16 pm They’ve already built and paid for those buildings once. So glad to know that you’re more worried about the property than the Gospel of Jesus Christ. May God have mercy on your soul. Rector Bath, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI November 17, 2012 at 6:41 pm Forty years ago last Sept 9th, I was ordained as priest at Holy Comforter Church in Sumter, SC. I am saddened, and hurt that the first diocese I served in has chosen to leave the Episacopal Church. My prayers are with those in SC who still feel a part of The Episcopal Church as they struggle with the strangeness of the situation. My prayers are with my friends there who find themselves on either side of this controversy. I know God is watching after all in the diocese, and I thank God for my time there and all I have been given by the people there. Blessings to all of you. November 17, 2012 at 6:52 pm Did anyone expect any differently from the bishop Lawrence?I anticipated this move before his first failed election that did not comply with canonical affirmations in the proper amount of time.I wonder what those 20+ congregations not represented at the convention are thinking and planning do do? Did all the congregations pass or afirn those resolution? Let us pray for the faithful Remnant in each place And those who are spiritually homeless. Families and relationships will be torn apart. Miserere nobis. Robert Hansel says: November 17, 2012 at 9:02 pm In NONE of the half dozen other dioceses (SC law notwithstanding) where a similar renegade action was mounted to leave the Episcopal Church has the property ever been alienated from TEC ownership. It’s just too bad so much time and money will have to be spent in litigation to arrive at exactly the same decision. Mark Lawrence is leading a Pied Piper movement and I am very sorry for all those whom he has duped. November 17, 2012 at 9:58 pm I think Fr.McQueen misses the point that there are those of us who invested over a lifetime in the support of our church and don’t appreciate it being taken away from those of us who DID help pay for and support them but do NOT wish to leave The Episcopal to follow Bp. Lawrence’s intractible interpretation of scripture. November 17, 2012 at 7:58 pm I’m sad for Jesus but can’t muster an ounce of anything other than bone deep weariness for those whose penchant for polarization has finally wrought the division they’ve been orchestrating for lo these many years. Enough already! (And now back to my sermon for tomorrow — where we’ll be welcoming 49 new members and baptizing four of them. Onward and upward.) Don Greenwood says: November 17, 2012 at 8:15 pm They “no longer control the world or the church” – neither does TEC. God is in control.God will hold both Dr. Schori and the Diocese of South Carolina accountable for their actions. Those who humbly obey the explicit words of Scripture, rather than the wooing of a sinful secular society, are the only ones in the position to plead for the intercession of Christ for sin. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS November 17, 2012 at 7:24 pm God bless the leaders and clergy and laity of the diocese of South Carolina — no longer a part of TEC. I’m thrilled for them, even as I happily remain within TEC.RE: “The group that has separated itself will begin to dwindle as away by refusing to face the reality that they are irrelevant to a world and a broader church that is more culturally diverse than ever.”A laughably clueless statement considering the radical, plummeting decline by The Episcopal Church over the past dreadful ten years, and the growth of the Diocese of South Carolina over the same period. But . . . I suppose hope for their decline springs eternal for revisionist activists like Bruce Garner.RE: “I wonder when contributions to the Church Pension Fund will end? Do they realize the impact of that?”[gasp] Oh no! You mean . . . they might miss out on the Church Pension Fund contributions? Why — how dreadful! Surely they’ll reverse their decision to defend their diocese against the national church’s strike against their bishop and vote to return to the rank heresy and corruption of the leaders of our organization. I mean . . . if contributions to the Church Pension Fund won’t draw them, what will!Sarah Hey, an Episcopalian November 17, 2012 at 9:53 pm Awesome and congratulations on your parishes growth. When you stand in the pulpit tomorrow take a moment to look out at the congregation and ask yourself this: If the overwhelming majority of my congregation decided that they wished to walk apart from the national church would you seek to expel them from the buildings they have built and sustained or would you seek a way to allow them to keep their home? When you can answer this question your weariness will end and you can continue to build your parish in peace. November 18, 2012 at 6:10 am So Sarah, to what do you attribute the same decline in every other denomination? Even the church of Rome would have fewer numbers were it not for immigration. The Southern Baptists have even realized what they are selling is not being bought. The Gospel is not for sale. Nor is the Gospel exclusionary. Read closely and you will see that Jesus did not create categories, nor did He aim His ministry at the well off. He ministered to the marginalized, outcast and the fringes of society……hardly where we are is it? It’s not revisionist to read what has been and follow it. And by the way, we were charged with taking the Light of Jesus Christ into the world. If that isn’t a call to “activism” I don’t know what is.What you have yet to comprehend Sarah is that the folks under a certain age will not sign on to a faith community that is so hypocritical as most have become. They understand the Gospel probably better than most in pews do. They will follow Jesus just not those who proclaim to do so and then denigrate the children of God in a myriad of ways. These are folks young enough to be my children and grandchildren. I pray we have the sense to bring them into the church. We haven’t been so successful yet. But then nether has anyone else. Even the mega-churches have them leaving through the back door as fast as they come in the front. Faith based on a personality, an individual, or a secular philosphy is nothing more than a cult. Faith based on our Risen Lord is the church. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Bruce Garner says: November 17, 2012 at 6:13 pm Renegade members, take your beliefs NOT our stuff! Bruce Garner says: November 18, 2012 at 11:58 am It is racist and you ought to consider that it is not just the white bishop, but diocese’s Standing Committee, and by recent votes the overwhelming majority of the diocese who have affirmed their decisions. Are they all old white boys? I am betting not. Their parishioners are not some Jim Jones automatons, but come from all walks of life. They include professors, doctors, and many others who just happen to have the same theological outlook that has been taught for centuries. You may dismiss their actions by calling them names, but if the best you can do is call them white boys you have already lost your argument. November 19, 2012 at 7:41 pm Romans 1:26-27 as one example. I think the plain meaning is abundantly clear, and it should be taught accordingly. Glad you are so sure about what you’ll be asked at the great and terrible day of judgment. Oh, and nice reference to the Holy Spirit as she. I’ll stick to He since that’s how Jesus referred to the Spirit. You sir are the one chopping up Scrpture to suit your own selfish and arrogant purposes. Bruce Garner says: November 17, 2012 at 8:27 pm It would be far more loving to let the churches who want to leave go with our blessing with the hope that one day they will return. When we resort to law and canons, we have already lost what authority we might have had. Our church needs to be more involved in reconciliation and love than resorting to law. Fr/. Vincent C Scwhahn says: Debbie Walker says: Debbie Walker says: November 17, 2012 at 8:56 pm Well the Episcopal Church really looks bad when all is said and done that the matter comes down to money and property. If the the PB really believed in diversity of opinions and theologies would she not advocate for a more fair and just resolution of property issues and the like? As a non Episcopalian who is unabashedly liberal Because of the orthodoxy of the Gospel, Because of the Church Fathers and Because of Holy Tradition I would recommend that perhaps a bishop who claims Jesus is no more divine than anyone else should allow those who differ from her to leave in peace. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Deacon Tom Williams says: Tags Bruce Garner says: Chuck Till says: David Yarbrough says: John Neir says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ken Brannon says: Rector Tampa, FL John Neir says: South Carolina Bruce Garner 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 Submit a Press Release November 17, 2012 at 10:15 pm Totally agree Rebecca Benjamin Uchytil says: Fr. Will McQueen says: [Episcopal News Service – Charleston, South Carolina] The majority of South Carolina Episcopalians who attended a special convention at St. Philip’s Church here Nov. 17 affirmed actions by Bishop Mark Lawrence and the diocesan Standing Committee a month ago to disaffiliate the diocese from the Episcopal Church.Those actions took place after Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori restricted Lawrence’s ministry on Oct. 17 after the church’s Disciplinary Board for Bishops certified to her that he had abandoned the Episcopal Church “by an open renunciation of the discipline of the church.”On that same day, the Standing Committee announced that the action of the Disciplinary Board “triggered two pre-existing corporate resolutions of the diocese, which simultaneously disaffiliated the diocese from the Episcopal Church and called a special convention.”Jefferts Schori issued a pastoral letter Nov. 15 to Episcopalians in South Carolina offering prayers and support for those who wished to remain in the Episcopal Church.“The Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina continues to be a constituent part of The Episcopal Church, even if a number of its leaders have departed,” she noted. “If it becomes fully evident that those former leaders have, indeed, fully severed their ties with The Episcopal Church, new leaders will be elected and installed by action of a Diocesan Convention recognized by the wider Episcopal Church, in accordance with our Constitution and Canons.”Lawrence referred to the special convention as “the Valley of Decision” during his address and asserted, “It is time to turn the page.” He referred to attempts to prevent separation of the diocese, and his oft-mentioned issues of theology, morality and disagreement with church canons.“So be it…We have withdrawn from that church…We have moved on. With the Standing Committee’s resolution of disassociation, the fact is accomplished: legally and canonically,” he said.While the bishop referred to numerous letters of support from church leaders, he did not announce any open offers of affiliation with the Anglican Communion, and he confirmed that for now the separatist diocese will affiliate with no one. In a conference call following the convention, he confirmed that alignment is not on the table at present.However, during his address, he claimed that “for now and the foreseeable future, having withdrawn from our association with TEC, we remain an extra-provincial diocese within the larger Anglican Communion.”Such a designation requires action by the Anglican Consultative Council, which concluded a 12-day meeting in Auckland, New Zealand, on Nov. 7. No action on South Carolina was taken during that meeting and the council will not meet again until May 2016.Following his address, Lawrence called upon the convention to vote on three resolutions. The first resolution affirmed the actions of the bishop and the Standing Committee and stated “that we are no longer in any relationship with TEC, including union or association with in any capacity.” The resolution also had the convention declare that Lawrence is the diocese’s “rightful bishop.”“By stating this, we declare that as God has sent Bishop Lawrence to be our bishop, only he [God] has the authority to declare otherwise,” the resolution continued.The resolution also said the convention “repudiates actions of TEC purportedly taken against our bishop and declare null and void any claim by any member or representative of TEC to have any authority whatsoever over this diocese or any authority over God’s congregation at any of her parishes who willingly by their presence at this convention and their vote on this resolution so declare.”A second resolution amended the diocesan constitution, removing all mention of the Episcopal Church, including any reference to the “accession clause,” in which a diocese declares that it accedes to the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church. That declaration is required in Article V, Section 1 of the church’s constitution.The diocesan convention had previously revised its constitution limiting the accession clause by saying it would accede to the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church only they were not “inconsistent with or contradictory to” the diocesan constitution and canons.The resolution also removed any reference to the General Convention, making its only governing body the diocesan convention. The third resolution removed all references of the Episcopal Church from the diocesan canons.Forty-two parishes attended the special convention along with 12 missions, sending a total of 170 lay delegates. There are 78 congregations in the diocese.The first two resolutions were accepted by acclamation. The third resolution to change the church canons passed with a 90 percent majority on a roll call vote — including a vote by Lawrence. The vote on the resolution, which required a two-thirds majority to pass, included several abstentions.According to a fact sheet posted on the Episcopal Church’s website: “Dioceses cannot leave the Episcopal Church. While some clergy and individuals may choose to leave, congregations and property remain in the diocese to be used for the mission of the Episcopal Church.”Additional ENS coverage of the convention is planned.— Sarah Moïse Young is a freelance reporter based in Charleston, South Carolina. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY November 17, 2012 at 8:59 pm Yet another group wanting to pick up their marbles and leave. I well recall such groups on different issues over the past 5 decades. The issues are different civil rights, new prayerbook , ordination of women, etc. Our polity posits that we have a “franchise” agreement with the denomination. One of the agreements is that property does not belong merely to a congregation. It is held in trust for the larger church. You can leave but youCannot take the diocese with you. It is like a county in Indiana deciding they want to seceed and be part of Arizona. It just can’t happen – though everyone in the county can choose to move as an individual. Tom Rightmyer says: November 17, 2012 at 9:06 pm Anybody is welcome to “leave in peace”—-just don’t try to take our property with you. If you want to have a church building of your own then raise the funds and build one. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Press Release Service Bruce Garner says: November 17, 2012 at 11:34 pm I think it could be argued that if you insist that parish property a priori belongs to the diocese and that the diocese belongs to the national church could it not also be argued that the national church belongs to the world wide Anglican Communion if not de jure certainly de facto not to mention by identity and ethos? If this is so then if a diocese or a parish votes to withdraw from the national church but NOT the Anglican Communion should it not be allowed to do so by placing itself with a different national body within the Communion.I also think if you are more concerned about property and the money it represents your values are to say the least ill placed and misdirected but assuming they are not is it not fair and just to recognize that it was the local folkes who paid for that property not the national body! Lastly I am still confused as to why the retention of property is so important to the PB if she in fact views Christianity as simply “one of many”. In such a broad view of fellowship would it strain credulity to allow those who differ from her to affirm what they believe in the houses of worship they bought and paid for rather than creating even more division and bitterness by hounding them for said possessions! Submit an Event Listing November 17, 2012 at 8:51 pm You cannot serve God and mammon. Glad to know what you think is most important Mr. Roulette. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 November 17, 2012 at 7:53 pm Will ex TEC bishop Lawrence order all TEC Book of Common Prayers removed and replaced with his new approved versions ? Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA November 17, 2012 at 7:32 pm This man knew from the get go that he was not going to remain with the TEC, yet he was consecrated, and during that service he affirmed his allegiance to TEC. So, has he kept those vows or not? November 17, 2012 at 6:52 pm I agree with Chuck Till. When I gave money to my Episcopal Church, I was not giving it o Mark Lawrence. What arrogance and ego to make everyone state, “By stating this, we declare that as God has sent Bishop Lawrence to be our bishop, only he [God] has the authority to declare otherwise,”. And who is speaking for God? Mark Lawrence? That statement is no different than any other cult leader in history. Scary that people are willing to so blindly follow a self imposed dictator. Wonder if he will make them call him “Dear Leader” and hang his picture up over the alters in their tin building meeting places? The Reverend Canon Susan Russell says: Rector Martinsville, VA November 17, 2012 at 6:26 pm and what would you call your stuff? Canon law in regard to parish property is an injustice. It is the parish that has the responsibility for the physical plant. The Lutherans have a more just polity, a parish leaves with the property. It is an anathema to accuse Bishop Lawrence of not keeping ordination vows. This a continuing travesty on the part of the national church. Deacon Tom Williams, Diocese of Central Florida Rebecca Alford says: Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Bonny Loring says: Susan Kearney says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY John Clemens says: Comments navigation Newer comments November 17, 2012 at 6:40 pm The real travesty is the sophomoric actions of a bunch of white boys who can’t handle the reality that they no longer control the world or the church. It’s time for them to grow up. The group that has separated itself will begin to dwindle as away by refusing to face the reality that they are irrelevant to a world and a broader church that is more culturally diverse than ever.I wonder when contributions to the Church Pension Fund will end? Do they realize the impact of that? And those who want nothing to do with any part of The Episcopal Church, will they decline to take a retirement pension? Time will tell of the strength of conviction. November 18, 2012 at 11:33 pm I’m sorry but you have not studied church history very well. We don’t follow over 2,000 years of unchanged teaching. Every generation has interpreted and worked out its own salvation within the broad bounds of what Jesus taught. Jesus taught right relationships yet he never discussed human sexuality in that concept other than to condemn any relationship, even a “marriage” that was abusive, coercive or exploitive. Such relationships are not of Jesus Christ. Most of our views about marital relationships did not come from our fatih but from the legalities associated with passing property on to legitimate heirs. Marriage essentially insured that property would pass only to legitimate heirs…..begging the question of why it was needed except to respond to the inability of men….mostly those of wealth….to keep their zippers zipped. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Fr. Will McQueen says: November 17, 2012 at 8:08 pm Many of the above comments show how unchristian those folks are who have been opposed to Bp. Lawrence and the traditionalists really are. By their fruits you will know them.Bp. Lawrence has already told those who disagree they may go with their property. The reverse would never be true if the tables were turned.May God bless Bp. Lawrence and the orthodox faithful in South Carolina. Fr. Richard John Neuhaus’ words are coming true, “when orthodoxy becomes optional, it will soon become proscribed.” Robert G. Harp PhD says: November 17, 2012 at 9:57 pm Chuck, more just to the people who built and maintained the churches in the first place maybe? 815 didn’t pay a dime for those buildings, so why should they own them? They’ve already built/ kept them the first time.One more point on the Lutheran version where the parishes have the property, vitriol was there, but much less than TEC and it calmed sooner, allowing the churches to rebuild. And some more conservative churches stayed, hoping to work it out, but secure that the bishop couldn’t kick them out in the future. The nastiest fights were the few congregations where the diocese owned the building( by building or signing the loan itself, not the parish), making winner-take-all the rule-like TEC. This fight also gives TEC a black eye in the general public here. There are 10 times the Lutherans here to Episcopalians and after watching the Lutherans split more peacefully, many here consider the Episcopalian version a mean greedy feudal land grab by the New York lords of the manor.Are all you willing to pay for those buildings when they’re empty? Several dioceses in Canada are giving large donations to BC trying to keep St. John’s open after it’s large congregation left. How many thousands are you willing to give to keep these for just a few people? November 17, 2012 at 7:48 pm I was ordained in 1966 and Pension Fund assessments were paid by congregations and church agencies until I retired in 2002 and began to draw my pension. Those assessments were part of my deferred compensation for ministry. I earned my pension. I remain a priest of the Episcopal Church and plan to continue to do so. Clergy who have left the Episcopal Church remain entitled by law to the deferred compensation provded by the Church Pension Fund. It will take some time to re-organize a Diocese and depose the clergy of the “extra-provincial” diocese. The Presiding Bishop’s letter assures these clergy that Pension Fund assessments may be paid for these clergy until they are deposed. I think Bruce Garner’s comment above is tacky. November 18, 2012 at 12:23 pm This is where the TEC has truncated the message of Christ. Episcopal Church Welcomes You was always just part of the message. The forgotten part is that everyone is welcome, but they are welcome to come and transform. Today’s TEC says everyone is welcome and it will change to accomodate your beliefs. The Gospel of Jesus is LOVE, but it is also a LOVE that forgives us our sins. In the TEC there no longer is sin, no need for forgiveness, and no reason to transform oneself. November 18, 2012 at 9:05 pm If being concerned about property and money is ill placed and misdirected, then why are Lawrence & Co. taking it with them? Why did they go through the quitclaim deed charade, if not to take the property for themselves? Rebecca Alford says: Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishop Andrew Gerales Gentry says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Michael Raczynski says: Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Bruce Garner says: November 18, 2012 at 11:23 pm Michael, I have no idea where you live, but I am guessing you don’t have a lot of experience with South Carolina or any of the “southern” states. I’m a native Georgian and have lived here all my life and descend from a long line of rednecks and white trash. They are my family and I love them even though they remain racist old white men! Let me add to this something I posted elsewhere that explains my connections with the Diocese of SC. After you read it you might understand my position better. That diocese, like the others who tried to leave had become a haven of misinformation, controlled information and lack of information. Free exchange of thoughts and ideas was not encouraged. THere are some very loyal Episcopalians there who fought hard not to have this happen. Lawrence and the ones who support him are only interested in control. After you read the following, I would gladly engage in further discussion with you.This will be an unusually long post….but I think it needs to be said.I have been listening, reading, hearing, reading, marking, learning and inwardly digesting the situation in South Carolina since 1991. That is when I began serving on the now defunct Standing Commission on Human Affairs of The Episcopal Church. The appointees to that commission for the triennium included the Rt. Rev’d Ed Salmon, then bishop of South Carolina, the Rev’d Gay Jennings a priest in Ohio at the time if I recall correctly, the Rev’d Reynolds Cheney, rector of the Church of the Holy Communion in Memphis, TN, Howard Anderson, a lay person in Minnesota at the time, the Rt. Rev’d Fred Borsch, bishop of Los Angeles at the time, and several other folks.One of the disturbing things about the diocese at the time was its entrenchment in the fantasy that we had received our faith unchanged from the saints and apostles. That attitude was reflected in the rarity of women clergy and the rarity of clergy of color and certainly the absence of any visible LGBT clergy. The Rev’d Kendall Harmon was one of the driving forces behind such thinking, having been urged to follow such a path by the previous bishop, Fitz Allison. In retrospect and meaning no disrespect for Ed Salmon, I don’t think Ed had a clue as to how to reign in much less exercise any control over Kendall. And for what it is worth, Ed and I have always enjoyed a very cordial relationship regardless of whether or not we disagreed over church issues. He and Reynolds and I were all raised in the south with all the baggage that carries and we all loved good cooking and fine wine!Having shared the above, let me now state what I see based on my personal perspective as the real issue(s) in the Diocese of South Carolina, i.e., the one trying to defect.I listened to the audio of Presiding Bishop Katharine’s first visit to that diocese and meeting with Mark Lawrence and what I presume to be a goodly number of the clergy of the diocese. I was absolutely appalled at how those men….all I heard were male voices…dared to treat a woman AND a guest in their diocese. Now I was raised by parents who demanded that I respect guests and women whether guests or not. If I had spoken in the tone those guys used, my mother would have, as we say “gone upside my head” in short order and reminded me I was raised to have better manners and exhibit more respect than that.What was clear then and what is more clear now, especially having seen the pastoral letter from Bishop Lawrence is that none of the “identified” issues are the true issues. The true issues stem from the fact that a group of white men simply cannot grasp the concept that white guys do not run everything anymore. They cannot grasp the concept that women can be ordained to all orders of ministry. I see serious lack of visible support for people of color in leadership roles. And I certainly see nothing that would indicate that LGBT folks have a place in the diocese at any level. I’m and old white guy and I can say these things from experience and observation. The major difference between those guys and me is that I have seriously broadened my horizons and outlook on the church and the world and they have not. The language I hear reminds me of Fort Sumter in the early 1860’s.The pastoral shows only one female name of an active clergy person and that is of a deacon. Otherwise all the names are men….at least as best I can determine. We southerners do sometimes provide generic names that don’t seem to reflect gender.The only other women’s names I saw were retired clergy. And as an aside, I certainly hope the “Martha Horne” I saw isn’t the same person who once was Dean of Virginia Seminary. If it is, I can only express serious disappointment in her.Every seminary trained clergy person who has studied any of church history knows full well that what we have received from the “apostles and saints” has not been received unchanged. The various translations from the ancient languages alone makes that very clear. We do not adopt the proscriptions of the Hebrew texts, particularly the purity codes as our way of operating as Christians. The most ludicrous claim I ever hear is that the Biblical standard for marriage is one man and one woman. All it takes is even a cursory review of Genesis and subsequent books to see that it was one man and pretty much as many wives and concubines as he wanted. David committed murder after adultery to gain another wife. Solomon had some 700 wives etc. (busy man!). Polygamy was more the norm than the exception among the leadership anyway and those with the resources. Women were property, traded bought and sold like any other property. Even in the Christian Testament polygamy is only expressly forbidden for deacons and bishops (don’t tell some of our friends in other parts of the world about that prohibition!).We haven’t treated women as property in this country for decades and decades. We no longer treat people of color as property either. Need I go on with the examples of the so-called unchanged faith? And lest we forget, even Jesus “interpreted” Scripture.Unless none of the clergy in South Carolina have ever been divorced, the teaching on that has changed as well. I thought the teaching on ordination of women had changed, but apparently only to a certain degree. There are countless examples that we could all cite of the true changes in the faith we profess that have taken place. But the one thing that has never changed is that Jesus is Lord! Isn’t that all that matters?I really think it is high time a group of guys acting like immature college sophomores grew up and started acting like grown men. The world is different. The church is different. Just being a white male does not or should not guarantee any of us anything just by virtue of those characteristics.So, no, this isn’t about polity. Nor is it about any essentials of faith. Nor is it about actions of the General Convention. It is about guys whose faith never seems to have matured to the point of trusting in God and the work of the Holy Spirit in trying to provide the things a hurting world needs. And trust me, the world doesn’t need any more sexist and/or racist white guys who just don’t “get it.”We can continue all of the overly polite discussion than involves the polity and history of the church. We can continue all the games of word play that some claim allows them to have “winked and nodded” when they ascribed to the Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church. We can try to change history from our beginnings among thirteen mistrusting and confused colonies who were trying to forge both a nation and a church. The bottom line remains, however, that these are the games of a bunch of boys who have forgotten their manners, their history and the true essence of faith: Love God. Love your neighbor. As Rabbi Hillel reportedly stated, this is Torah. All else is commentary.But I suppose we will now have to expend time, energy and funds in dealing with childish boys who think they can leave and take with them what is not theirs to take. Getting mad and taking your toys and going home doesn’t include taking what isn’t yours.You know, I have always made room at the table for those with whom I disagreed the most. I can count on one hand the number of times that gesture has been reciprocated. I will continue to make that room. It is part of what Jesus requires me to do. And it will continue to go unreciprocated. But that’s not my problem….it’s God’s to resolve.Now I am quite sure I have really irritated a bunch of folks, but they should have seen it coming. They stepped on the last nerve I had left and I don’t appreciate it!Bruce GarnerL5 Atlanta 2012Bruce [email protected]“When fascism comes to the United States, it will come carrying a cross, wrapped in a flag.” (“It Can’t Happen Here” by Sinclair Lewis in 1935)“Since when do you have to agree with people just to defend them from injustice?” Lillian Hellman, Writer (1905-1984)“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth..” John 16: 12-13a An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Fr. Will McQueen says: South Carolinians affirm decision to leave Episcopal Church November 19, 2012 at 12:13 am Mr. Garner, good to see you completely shut down any substantial debate by resorting to name calling…homophobia, “white men’s club,” women haters. I wish you would be more honest and just admit that you change the plain meaning of Holy Scrioture to justify your already agreed upon interpretations. Your mischaracteriazations of Bp. Allison and Cn. Harmon are disgusting. These are two faithful clergymen, and I’m so grateful for their witness. You and your contingent have wanted them gone for years, and now you’ve used your demonic means to reach your damnable ends. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT November 17, 2012 at 6:19 pm We are one in Christ, no matter what resolutions we pass or how autonomous we claim to be. When will we learn that basic truth? Michael Raczynski says: November 17, 2012 at 7:50 pm Rather narrow and racist Bruce. Look beyond race to the Gospel. You may find salvation there. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs November 18, 2012 at 6:00 am Not tacky Tom…..just wondering if those who have decided to leave The Episcopal Church have been informed of and realize the long term impact.What IS tacky is the “band of boys” and their actions. How many women clergy have signed on to “leave?” Not many because their are few of them or not many because they understand the shallowness of the reasons the boys are actually using regardless of what they claim? Robert Hansel says: Michael Raczynski says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Joseph F Foster says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis November 17, 2012 at 8:25 pm Amen Reverend Russell. The Episopal Church across this great land will still “welcome all” Featured Events Comments navigation Newer comments Bruce Garner says: November 18, 2012 at 9:18 am When I was President of the Standing Committe of the Dio. Of Eau Claire I asked the President of the standing Committee of the Dio. Of S . C. If Lawrence was planning to pull the Diocese out of TEC and was assured that, while Lawrence had a lot of issues with TEC he had no plans to leave.. Did he change his mind or was his election just a ploy to a power play? November 17, 2012 at 9:12 pm Has it occurred to any of the Jefferts Schori secularists that money (losing properties, pensions, prayer books, families’ church heritages) is not the point? The faithful remain loyal to the true Christian faith, our secular American culture notwithstanding. John Neir says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA November 18, 2012 at 9:50 am Well stated, Rebecca. Fr. Will McQueen says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Fr. Will McQueen says: Debbie Walker says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY November 17, 2012 at 9:45 pm They already did pay and build their buildings Robert. Which building in that diocese was built with TEC funds? Which has been sustained? The answer is that probably none at all. The Diocese has chosen to leave. It has been affirmed by those present at its meeting this weekend. The bishop has said that those parishes who wish to remain with the TEC can do so property and all. Who is being a moderate here and who is being unreasonable? November 17, 2012 at 9:32 pm so which people built the churches. Those who worship there now or those who did years ago? That is why the property belongs to TEC. Our concern is that Bp. Lawrence and his followers are not practicing the Gospel which includes honoring the dignity and worth of every human being (see Baptismal Covenant). They are excluding those they feel are different from them from God’s love. How can that be Christian? I’m glad that TEC welcomes all. The Rev Bob Spencer, BCC says: Featured Jobs & Calls David Yarbrough says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Jeremy Bates says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Smithfield, NC November 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm The world wide Anglican Communion does not have a constitution and canons that all constituent bodies have signed on to, so the example is not applicable. The Episcopal Church was created out of the several dioceses through action of legislation that adopted a constitution and subsequently a body of canon law for its governance. No such parallel exists in the Anglican Communion. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ November 17, 2012 at 6:37 pm A polity more just to whom? All parochial properties in my diocese are held in trust for the diocese subject to the canons. Every deed of every parish has a note to that effect.If self-styled Anglicans wish to form their own congregations, most cities have buildings that can be rented or purchased — or the departing members can put their money where their mouths are and build anew.I support the PB’s decision on Bp Lawrence and look forward to his deposal after due process. Michael Raczynski says: Robert H. Crewdson says: Michael Raczynski says: November 17, 2012 at 7:25 pm Any division is sad and unfortunate. But the Episcopal Church as a body is changing as is the whole world. Some of us have embraced that change, even if difficult and challenging. Others have chosen to part waves. I am sad to see Christians unable to find “reconciliation”….all division in our churches is a scandal, especially to a secular world that is seeing us more and more in skeptical terms. An those sins were not taken lightly by Jesus who prayed that we be one…as he and the Father are one. God forgive our stubbornness of heart. God help us to move ahead as a stronger and better Episcopal Church. My prayers for all. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC
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