of 28 June 2009
Friends of Zanzibar Cathedral: 'supports the work of Christ Church Cathedral in Zanzibar'.
Book of Common Prayer
Kitabu cha Sala za Kanuni. Chad Wohlers has digitized the 1919 Book of Common Prayer according to the Use of the Church of Zanzibar. This BCP was influenced heavily in an Anglo-Catholic direction by Frank Weston (1871-1924) and the Universities' Mission to Central Africa. No English translation of the Swahili text was ever published.
Mark Oakley reviews Living at the Crossroads: An Introduction to Christian Worldview, by Michael Goheen and Craig Bartholomew.
Michael Wheeler reviews Making the Words Acceptable: The Shape of the Sermon in Christian History, by Jonathan Hustler.
John Saxbee reviews two books on the 'God debate'.
The New England Company: 'founded in 1649 to propagate the Gospel in New England and the parts adjacent in America. Its work was later extended to the West Indies. After the American War of Independence, its work in North America was restricted to those Native Peoples living in Canada.'
Senior Appointments. Our friends at Thinking Anglicans note this new 'section of the Church of England website that contains information on the current procedures for the selection of diocesan bishops, suffragan bishops, deans, archdeacons, and residentiary canons'. It strikes us as a fine step in the direction of transparency for a process that has seemed at times opaque.
Duloe, St Cuby and St Pinnock with All Saints, Herodsfoot and St Wenna, Morval (Truro)
Hull, St Matthew (York)
Selby, Selby Abbey (York)
England: Cambridgeshire, 11 July: 2009 Little Gidding Pilgrimage
'Holy Communion will be celebrated in Leighton Bromswold Church (restored by the Ferrars with money raised by George Herbert); after lunch pilgrims are invited to walk the five miles to Little Gidding, with three pauses or stations for prayer and reading, rest and refreshment. At Little Gidding, prayers will be said at the tomb of Nicholas Ferrar, and Evening Prayer sung in Little Gidding Church. This will be followed by the essential ritual of Tea at Ferrar House.' Organised by the Friends of Little Gidding.
England: York, 18 July 2009: Medieval Mass according to the Use of York
This event at All Saints, North Street includes a guided tour of its world-famous stained glass, a buffet lunch, and a celebration of the Mass according to the Use of York, with music by the Ebor Singers.
Schools and Education
Kobe Shoin Women's University. Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture.
Kobe Shoin Women's Middle School and High School. Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture.
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General Synod July 2009 papers: The agenda and many papers for the upcoming Church of England General Synod meeting (10-13 July) can be read online. Thinking Anglicans provide an outline view and some discussion.
bones, dem bones, dem Pauline bones: 'The first-ever
scientific test on what are believed to be the remains of the Apostle Paul "seems
to confirm" that
they do indeed belong to the Roman Catholic saint', reports The Washington
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Virtual Eucharist?: Bosco Peters and Paul S. Fiddes reflect on whether sacraments can work in the virtual world. Fiddes writes here, and Peters responds here.