Weekend Roundup for October 15th

Coronation date set for Charles III, Louisiana parish keeps bringing the music, a milestone reached in Brazil, plus lots more; it’s our weekly roundup of news and stories from around the church.

In the Episcopal Journal & Café this week

Welby, on Australia tour, addresses indigenous issues

After school shooting, Uvalde church offers property for child grief counseling

Three Tennessee Bishops Issue Joint Statement Calling on Episcopalians to “Vote Yes on 3”

All Episcopalians Invited to Participate in Choosing the Next Presiding Bishop

Episcopal artists interpret ‘Praying the Hours’

 

Episcopal Church

Celebrating Indigenous People’s Day instead of Columbus Day is gaining ground across the Episcopal Church

 

Anglican Communion

The Anglican Episcopal Church in Brazil celebrated a milestone recently when for the first time, a female bishop ordained a female priest. Bishop Magda said, in an interview; “For me, presiding over the Rite of Priestly Ordination of a friend, sister and colleague in the ministry was a beautiful and emotional moment.” Here is the report from ENS and here’s the full article in Portuguese

Anglican Communion Standing Committee conclude “hopeful and uplifting” meeting

From Westminster Abbey: Coronation date for Charles III set for Saturday 6th May 2023

 

From the UK’s Church Times

May be behind a paywall

Archbishop of Canterbury in Australia: Church is shamed by past and present divisions

‘God does not trickle down his love’: Bishop of Durham criticises Government’s economic plan

Russians ‘closing Protestant churches’ in Ukraine

 

Parishes in the News

Covington, LA parish continues decades long tradition of Third Sunday Concerts

 

Other Interesting Items

Speaking to the Soul author Rosalind Hughes’ poem at Earth and Altar

An interesting short article from NZ’s Bosco Peters on the mystery of what day, historically,Jesus died.

A “new” letter from Screwtape looking at the issue of bullying in church, from Ian Paul’s blog, Psephizo

An article on how church leaders in the global South participated in and led a movement in opposition to LGBT+ inclusion on the Anglican Communion

 


Image: The Rt. Rev. Magda Guedes Pereira presiding at the ordination of the Rev. Selma Almeida Rosa

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