(Dear friends, I must ask your understanding and patience: look
for the weekly update Monday evening 27 October, Eastern Standard Time. I
thought I could manage the revisions on a laptop whilst I was out of town, but that
proved manifestly impractical. Sorry! Cynthia)
Hallo again to all. The home of the much-loved 'A New Zealand Prayer
Book' has come online: The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. With links to each strand (tikanga) of the church - Te Pihopatanga o Aotearoa, the Dioceses in New Zealand and the Diocese
of Polynesia - the site includes, in addition to general
information, the Constitution / te Pouhere, and a brief history. You might like to
explore the beautiful Diocese
of Christchurch on the South Island, the first EnZed
diocese with a web site.
Leaving the spring-like climes of the Southern Hemisphere and heading to the UK,
recent speeches by the Archbishop of Canterbury
are featured at the not-quite-ready Church of England web site. Also out of England
is a new mailing list, theol-educ, which is short for, not surprisingly, 'theological education'. The list
is directed to people involved in education professionally and who wish to chat about
texts, extension courses, library acquisitions, and the like.
In the USA, one can now find the final text of the resolutions brought before
the 72nd General Convention of the Episcopal Church held last July in Philadelphia.
There's a topical overview and links to the full text of each resolution. In addition,
the supplemental liturgical material with newly approved inclusive-language texts,
called Enriching Our Worship, is now online.
Whilst in ECUSA, so to speak, many might find Ted Mollegen's stewardship web pages a wonderful starting
point for issues of giving, with a host of good links. And in Vermont, three colleges,
perhaps recognising the extraordinary popularity of Hildegard of Bingen in the States, are
sponsoring an international conference in 1998, the 900th year of the birth of this
remarkable woman. Online registration begins in December and, amongst other notables,
the Anonymous 4 will be there. Speaking of conferences in the States, the North American
chapter of the Society
of Ordained Scientists will represent the Episcopal
Church and help sponsor the next Ecumenical Roundtable on Science, Technology, and
Religion in Boston next May. If you've like more information, email the Revd John F. Hird.
For a comprehensive page of Anglican resources, have a look at Links for Seminarians. Guaranteed to interest
many of us who are not students at seminaries or theological colleges, the page has
been developed by Frank Logue, a Masters of Divinity student at Virginia Theological Seminary. His collection
is a good one.
See you next Sunday.
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