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Week of 26 November 2006

Advent Resources
The Diocese of Washington DC has released its 2006 online Advent calendar. Visit each day for a meditation based on pieces from the crèche exhibit at Washington National Cathedral. This diocesan site also offers Advent features for kids.

Full Homely Divinity has expanded its offering of Advent material, and has a new page on the Saints of Advent, as well as another called Rediscovering Advent.

South Africa: Durban North, St Martin-in-the-Fields (Natal)

South Australia: Adelaide, St John (Adelaide)
South Australia: Hawthorn, St Columba (Adelaide)

Book Reviews
In the Church Times Sam Wells reviews Mark Thiessen Nation's John Howard Yoder: Mennonite Pateince, Evangelical Witness, Catholic Convictions.

Paul Avis reviews Jeremy Morris's F.D. Maurice and the Crisis of Christian Authority, also in the Church Times.

In the Church Times Michael Perry reviews Satan: A Biography, by Henry Ansgar Kelly.

Manitoba: Winnipeg, St Benedict's Table (Rupert's Land)

Church History
An Attempt at Unity in Japan, by Charles Filkins Sweet (1912). This intriguing document provides a chronicle of an ecumenical debate and discussion between Japanese Anglican and Orthodox theologians at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Mankind and the Church, by Seven Bishops, edited by H. H. Montgomery (1907). This 'Attempt to Estimate the Contribution of Great Races to the Fulness of the Church of God' examines the Papuan, African, Japanese, Chinese, 'Mohammedan' and Hindu contributions to Anglican thought.

Abingdon, St Helen (Oxford)
Abingdon, St Nicolas (Oxford)
Ansford, St Andrew (Bath and Wells)
Aylesbury, St Mary (Oxford)
Castle Cary, All Saints (Bath and Wells)
Compton, St Mary and St Nicholas (Oxford)
Cowley Team Ministry [St James, Beauchamp Lane; St Francis of Assisi, Hollow Way] (Oxford)
Didcot, All Saints (Oxford)
Dorchester-on-Thames, Abbey Church of St Peter and St Paul (Oxford)
Great Missenden, St Peter and St Paul (Oxford)
Olney, St Peter and St Paul (Oxford)
Oxford, St Margaret (Oxford)
Scaynes Hill, St Augustine (Chichester)
Tattenhoe, St Giles (Oxford)

Miscellaneous resources
On Fire through Word and Sacrament: 'dedicated to spreading Charismatic Renewal in the Church, especially the more liturgical and sacramentally orientated churches in the Anglican Communion'.

Hachinohe, St Luke (Tohoku)
Morioka, Morioka Church (Tohoku)
Namariyama, Holy Savior Chapel (Tohoku)
Noshiro, Christ Church (Tohoku)
Sendai, St Francis (Tohoku)
Wakamatsu, All Saints (Tohoku)

Hokutosei Youth Group: Pictures and event information for young people in the Diocese of Hokkaido.

St Luke's International Hospital: Chuo-ku, Tokyo. The 'Mayo Clinic of Japan' was founded in 1902 by Anglican medical missionary Rudolph Bolling Teusler. Staffed for many years by Anglo-American and Japanese members of the NSKK, today it continues a medical ministry known throughout the country for high quality and the integration of information technology and medcine. Site in Japanese and English.

St Michael International Young Men's House: Sapporo, Hokkaido. Founded in 1990 by St Michael's, Sapporo, this youth hostel provides a very inexpensive way for Japanese and foreign students to 'live together and exchange ideas with each other'. There are ten rooms. 'This is a nice chance to learn Japanese faster, and to make many friends.' Site ncludes some information in English.

Letters to Anglicans Online
Have a read. Write a letter of your own to us for possible publication.

Liturgical resources
Provisional Offices of the Mexican Episcopal Church or Church of Jesus (1895). Charles Wohlers has digitized the English-language text of this Anglican liturgical document. 'This Prayer Book is particularly notable as it is not a simple translation of either the English or American Books of Common Prayer, but rather is an independent composition drawing heavily on the traditional Mozarabic liturgy of Spain.'

New Zealand
Theological Colleges and Schools
Anglican Schools Office: 'exists to support, resource, provide training opportunities and build fellowship between the Chaplains and Religious Education teachers working in its associated schools in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, and encourage interaction between the schools and the Church'.

Theology House: Feeding Heart, Mind and Soul: Located in Christchurch, operated by the College House Institute of Theology. 'It has a Board of Trustees, which is chaired by the Anglican Bishop of Christchurch. Through its Board and historically the Institute has links to the Anglican Church, but there are no denominational restrictions on entry to courses, and Theology House is an independent body incorporated under the Charitable Trusts' Act 1957.'

Anglican Church Pension Board: 'provides various Superannuation, Retirement, Welfare, Health, Educational and ancilliary services on behalf of the members of the Board's Trust Funds, the Dioceses/nga Hui Amorangi, and other Religious Charitable Organisations.'

ADfund: Anglican Development Fund: Its object is to 'make provision for the continued expansion, advancement and improvement of the mission of the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch'.

Diocesan Council for World Mission: This organization affiliated with the Diocese of Christchurch supports 'the work of the Anglican Missions Board of the Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia and its associated mission bodies,' by providing 'programmes, material and activities that will help parishes meet the mission giving targets they adopt each year'.

StraNdZ: 'exists to serve youth and children's ministry, and ministry to their families, in the Anglican Church by providing education, training and advocacy for young people, volunteer leaders, clergy and lay people and professional workers'. [Crashes Firefox]

News Centre
UK study on women priests: we need them. ABC warns of new Dark Ages. ABC visits Rome, meets Pope. US Property-dispute taskforce reports in. US Presiding Bishop lands a punch. All this, and more, in the News Centre.

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Georgia: Waverly, Our Savior at Honey Creek (Georgia)
Pennsylvania: The Trinities [Trinity, Tyrone; Holy Trinity, Hollidaysburg] (Central Pennsylvania)
Pennsylvania: Yardley, St Andrew (Pennsylvania)

Vacancies Centre
List a parish or diocesan opening for one month at AO — at no charge. What a bargain! The more you use our free service, the more useful it will become for all.

Seeking a position? Scan vacancy pages on diocesan web sites with vacancies listings throughout the communion.

Betws-y-Coed, St Michael (Bangor) [Declared redundant in 2000, now leased from the Church in Wales by a registered charity that cares for the fabric and organizes events]
Cardiff (Gabalfa), St Mark (Llandaff)
Cwmbran, Llantarnam, St Michael and All Angels (Monmouth)
Llansantffraid Glyn Dyfrdwy, St Ffraid (St Asaph)
Merthyr Tydfil, Christ Church (Llandaff)
Newport, St Teilo (Monmouth)
Rhosnesni, St John (St Asaph)
Parish of Shotton [St Ethelwold; St Andrew] (St Asaph)
Swansea, St Gabriel (Swansea and Brecon)

Worth Noting
A street theologian outside the city gates: The Anglican priest and Christian socialist Kenneth Leech looks back on his unconventional ministry in the East End of London. In the Times (London).

Benedict and the future of Europe: The Archbishop of Canterbury's speech at St Anselmo in Rome, given on 21 November 2006. 'But is there a sense in which we can speak of Benedict and his rule as offering an orientation for Europe’s future? In the half-secularised, morally confused and culturally diverse continent we now inhabit, does the Holy Rule still provide a beacon for common life? I want to argue that it does'.

Champion of Christianity, the man who should be No 1: A profile of John Sentamu in the Times (London).

'I support Rowan: we are working together': In the Telegraph (UK), Lord Carey, the 103rd Archbishop of Cantebury, muses about Rowan, Romans, and his retirement.

Week of 19 November 2006

Anglican lists, web forums, &c
EpiscoPod: Though updated relatively infrequently, this podcast on matters Anglican invites visitors to 'Get Episcopized! Tune in. Turn on. Live out your faith!'

Book Reviews
Marking the Hours: English People and Their Prayers, 1240-1570, by Eamon Duffy, is reviewed by Christopher Howse in the Tablet.

A Political Philosophy, by Roger Scruton, reviewed by Edward Norman in the Church Times.

Selected Writings of Girolamo Savonarola: Religion and Politics, 1490-1498, edited by Anne Borelli and Maria Pastore Passaro, and The Burning of the Vanities: Savonarola and the Borgia Pope, by Desmond Seward, are reviewed by Nicholas Cranfield.

Shaping a Colonial Church: Bishop Harper and the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch, edited by Colin Brown, Marie Peters and Jane Teal, reviewed for AO by Richard Mammana.

Wisdom from Above: A Primer in the Theology of Father Sergei Bulgakov, by Aidan Nichols OP reviewed by Hugh Wybrew in the Church Times.

New Brunswick: Parish of Chatham [St Paul, Bushville; St Mary, Chatham] (Fredericton)

Church History
Project Canterbury has launched a directory of material by and related to William Bacon Stevens (1815-1887), fourth Bishop of Pennsylvania. It includes a wide selection of his writings and sermons, domestic and foreign.

Memorial Sketch of Frederick John Cookesley: Late Missionary in Labrador and Canada, by W.G. Cookesley (1867). This narrative memorial of F.J. Cookesley (1839-1867) gives a striking account of the difficulties of early missionary life in eastern Canada. Cookesley, who died at just 28, was a sometime protégé of Natal's famous Bishop Colenso.

Earls Barton, All Saints (Peterborough)
South Woodford, Holy Trinity (Chelmsford)

Episcopal Elections or Announcements
The Diocese of Virginia has announced the names of five nominees in its ongoing search for a bishop coadjutor. An election is scheduled for 27 January 2007. More information is available on a dedicated site here.

Futaba Kindergarten. Hitachi, Ibaraki Prefecture. Affiliated with St Andrew's, Hitachi in the Diocese of Kitakanto. [MIDI attack]

Letters to Anglicans Online
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Liturgical resources
The 1662 Book of Common Prayer in Ainu: Charles Wohlers has posted much of the Book of Common Prayer in Ainu, an extremely endangered language spoken in northern Japan.

Liturgy: Helping your worship be vital, transforming, and faithful. Created and maintained by Bosco Peters of Christ's College, Christchurch, New Zealand. The site 'has an online contemporary Anglican eucharistic ceremonial, reflections on Anglican collects linked to RCL, liturgical texts, and musings on spirituality and worship news.'

New Zealand
Auckland (Meadowbank), St Chad (Auckland) [Includes attractive youth ministry section]

News Centre
Pope plans Anglican recruitment drive. Church Times interviews ABC. Catholic Herald pretends to interview ABC. All this, and more, in the News Centre.

Odds and Ends
Anglican Meetup and Episcopalian Meetup: These social networking sites can be used to alert readers to upcoming events.

Le Botafumeiro: This page explores the physics of oscillation using the famous thurible of the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Truly an exemplar of this category of Odds and Ends. [In French]

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Theological resources
Richborough Catholic Studies Course: 'a new course for Catholics in the Church of England to learn more about their faith. The course consists of 18 sessions over a three-term year from January to December with each session lasting between an hour and an hour and a half. It will explore the fundamentals of Christian belief from the perspective of the Catholic tradition of the Church of England.'

New Jersey: Episcopal Churches of Rahway [Holy Comforter; St Paul] (New Jersey)
Ohio: Boardman, St James (Ohio)
Ohio: Shared Ministry of Northwest Ohio [St John the Evangelist, Napoleon; Trinity, Bryan; Grace Church, Defiance] (Ohio)
Pennsylvania: Franklin, St John (Northwestern Pennsylvania)
Pennsylvania: Harrisburg, St Andrew (Central Pennsylvania)
Pennsylvania: North East, Church of the Holy Cross (Northwestern Pennsylvania)
Pennsylvania: Wellsboro, St Paul (Central Pennsylvania)

Independent organizations
Church Periodical Club: 'an Episcopal institution whose ministry is to supply books, magazines, tapes, videos and computer programs free to those who cannot otherwise obtain them, and to raise the money to achieve this'. Founded in 1888 by Mary Ann Drake Fargo (of Wells Fargo) and her friends at the Church of the Holy Communion, New York, who sent bundles of books and periodicals westward to missionaries and pioneers via stagecoach.

Vacancies Centre
List a parish or diocesan opening for one month at AO — at no charge. What a bargain! The more you use our free service, the more useful it will become for all.

Seeking a position? Scan vacancy pages on diocesan web sites with vacancies listings throughout the communion.

Bwlch y Cibau, Christ Church (St Asaph)

Trinidad and Tobago: Port of Spain, All Saints (Trinidad and Tobago)

Worth Noting
The Reverend William Montgomery Watt, Islamic scholar and priest, born March 14 1909; died October 24 2006: Obituary in The Guardian (UK).

The Sunday Profile: Rowan Williams: Peter Stanford profiles the ABC in the Independent (London), and asks: 'For God's sake, man...why are you so nice? That's what the Archbishop of Canterbury's fractious flock want to know.'

What we really need are women bishops: In the Telegraph, the Dean of Salisbury, the Very Reverend June Osborne muses on the state of the 'foot soldiers' in the Anglican Church.

When Rowan Goes to Rome: American Episcopalian R. William Franklin writes in the Tablet (London) on the eve of the Archbishop of Canterbury's upcoming visit to Rome. 'Many will be hoping that at the end of next week's visit, the Pope, despite the role that he played as Cardinal Ratzinger in producing documents that slowed the momentum of the dialogue, and the archbishop, despite his burdens of presiding over an impaired communion, will encourage the theologians of their two Churches to assess anew the past and present climate of their relationships and suggest possible ways forward to preserve and promote the ecumenical impact of Vatican II and recent dialogues.'

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