Hallo again to all. We continue to be delighted with the number
of parishes and dioceses coming on line. The Church of Ireland has mounted an impressive
effort to put all of its dioceses on line at one time; do have a look at what they've
In the last ten days or so we've heard about or found a number of intriguing sites.
In no particular order, you might like to have a look at two Anglican bookstores
on line, one virtual
bookshop in Michigan and one virtual and real in Seattle, Washington.
From the UK comes an interesting innovation, Visual Liturgy, a new piece of software
due to be published in England later this month for helping English Anglicans plan
church services and prepare service sheets. And a mailing list, Liturgy, offers a forum for those wishing
to discuss liturgy from a variety of religious traditions. And speaking of traditions,
the Church of Sweden hosts a comprehensive web site about the Porvoo Agreement (in English).
While we hope in the very near future to include original writing here on Anglicans
Online, we're not quite ready just yet. In the meanwhile, we're happy to point
you to the charming Sabbath Blessings of Molly Wolf, a Canadian
Anglican who every week delights many of us with her witty, delightful, incisive,
and often poetic looks at life in the late twentieth century. Her web site contains
a complete collection of this year's essays. We suspect you'll find them addictive.
Throughout the Anglicans Online web pages, you'll see some dioceses' names entered
in italic letters. In virtually every case this indicates that although there is
yet no web site, a diocese has a subdomain reserved for it under the anglican.org domain. If you are interested
in the Internet naming scheme for the Anglican Communion, do have a look at the anglican.org domain web pages. You'll find the steps a diocese can take to claim its reserved name. Eventually
we hope to include all Anglican Communion dioceses' names (about 500) on Anglicans
Online. By so doing, it will give us all a clearer idea of the extent and variety
of this 80-million or so member communion and it may indeed prod those dioceses who
don't have web pages into taking the first steps.
I'm happy to announce that one key area of Anglicans Online now has a section
Simon Sarmiento, of St Albans,
England, will be looking after the UK and Europe section of the site. He brings a
great familiarity with the Church of England to bear on his work, and coupled with
his experience as webmaster for the Diocese in Europe, his knowledge will be
Finally, I have a young correspondent (about to become a part of a cathedral boys
choir) who is quite keen to know whether the traditional ruffled collar of the choir
boy's costume has a particular name. If any of you know it, please email me and I shall be glad to send on
your response. As this young man wrote to me, 'I have a bad enough time when I have
a question I cannot ask. And I think it's worse when I have one I ask but can't find
out the answer'. I suspect even grownups understand that feeling. See
you next Sunday.
Last updated: 5 October 1997
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