Weekend Roundup for June 18

Beauty from the ashes,  a joyous reunion, remembrances of holy women and holy men, tragedy in Alabama, and more – it’s our weekend roundup of stories from across the church.

 

Episcopal Church

Diocese of Texas approves merger with Episcopal Church in North Texas (formerly the Diocese of Fort Worth).
https://episcopaljournal.org/former-forth-worth-diocese-close-to-reunion-with-diocese-of-texas/

 

Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston celebrates the life of the first female Anglican Bishop, the Rt Rev Barbara Harris on what would have been her 92nd birthday.https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2022/06/13/the-rt-rev-barbara-harris-first-female-bishop-in-the-anglican-communion-remembered-at-boston-memorial-service/

 

 

General Convention

Environmentally focused committees move along resolutions to be considered at GC.
https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2022/06/15/environmental-committees-move-resolutions-to-house-of-bishops-consent-calendar/

 

 

 

Parishes in the News

A small congregation in central New York host an ordination for the first time in decades (full disclosure, this is my own diocese). 
https://www.evesun.com/news/stories/2022-06-10/36592/Emmanuel+Episcopal+Church+holding+first+ordination+in+31+years

 

Artist restores stoles from ashes after arson at Little Rock’s Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.
https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2022/jun/11/artist-restores-stoles-from-churchs-ashes/

 

Two murdered at Potluck in Alabama parish.
https://episcopaljournal.org/shooting-at-episcopal-church-in-alabama-the-presiding-bishops-response/

 

Former Louisiana parish now permanent home of “The Jesuit and Episcopal Connection to Slavery,” a project of the River Road African American Museum.
https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_f563dc28-e839-11ec-b265-97d1da44906a.html

 

New Jersey parish to celebrate 150th anniversary with an 8-day feast.
https://patch.com/new-jersey/cranford/calendar/event/20220612/1872254/trinity-celebrates-150th-pentecost-octave-the-holy-spirit-leads-us-into-all-truth

 

Bishop’s Corner

First bishop of Eastern Michigan, the Rt Rev Edwin Leidel Jr, has died.
https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2022/06/13/rip-former-eastern-michigan-bishop-edwin-leidel-jr-dies-at-83/

 

 

Anglican Communion

Scottish Episcopal Church meets in Synod where Primus condemns UK refugee deportation scheme.
https://www.scotland.anglican.org/primus-condemns-deportations-as-synod-opens/

Former child refugee, the Rt Rev Anthony Poggo, named as next Secretary General of the Anglican Communion. https://www.anglicannews.org/news/2022/06/former-child-refugee-named-as-next-secretary-general-of-the-anglican-communion.aspx

 


 

image: the Most Rev Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross & Caithness, and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church at Synod 2022 (from https://www.scotland.anglican.org)

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