Category: Café Features

Weekend News Roundup – May 21

Lambeth Prayers, General Convention trimming, the nature of priestly ministry and more; it’s our weekly roundup of news from around the church and Anglican Communion.

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Outline for a streamlined General Convention announced

In a joint statement today, the Presiding Bishop and President of the House of Deputies proposed recommendations that will fulfill the promise of hosting an in-person General convention in Baltimore in July while also seeking to provide as safe a space as possible in the midst of ongoing COVID infections.

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Executive Council looking at shorter General Convention

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of Deputies, said that the church should continue with plans to hold its 80th General Convention in Baltimore, but that it should be smaller in size, shorter in duration and focused exclusively on essential business.

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Editors' featured posts

Ashes into Beauty

“I am not just burning my mask however. I am using that as a symbol of transformation, a way to remind myself and those around me that the journey of Lent is preparing us for the beauty of Easter Sunday. So how will I accomplish this? This year, by creating artwork from the ashes.”

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Toe Jam Vintage

“Now, in reading today’s Gospel in commemoration of Martin Luther, one could easily fall into thinking that the “pruning” and “casting into the fire” that’s being referred to here is about tossing heretics and apostates into the flames of hell.”

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LIke a Tree Planted by Water

“The realm of emotion is also a place of fickleness.  Sometimes I feel God’s presence there and sometimes I have only ashes in my heart.  I can feel a deep joy in a melody, the winging of a goose over the rooftops, the prisms in a snowflake.  But just as quickly I can be crushed by loss, fear or illness.”

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