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Hallo again to all. The worrisome news from England about a potential schism has been tempered by more balanced reports throughout last week. You can find links to several of the key stories in the Hot Issues section of Anglicans Online. We're especially grateful to UK journalist Andrew Brown for letting us reprint a portion of his article for the Church Times, which isn't available at the web site.

Many of you will remember the series of award-winning ads for the Episcopal Church in the US that began round 1980. The ads featured arresting design and provocative copy such as 'Jesus came to take away your sins, not your mind'. Happily, the series is still being reprinted -- and added to -- through an independent group, the
Church Ad Project. Their web site has images of ads, posters, and a variety of materials.

Staying with ECUSA for a moment, the Right Reverend Frank Tracy Griswold III will be installed as the presiding bishop at the National Cathedral in Washington DC on 10 January. The service will be broadcast in streaming audio on the Internet. Be assured we'll post details and links to further information when we have it. A new senior-level position of executive assistant for administration, reporting to the presiding bishop, was approved by General Convention, and a national search is under way. Have a look at the
position description and see if you know anyone who might be interested in applying.

We learnt of a
new Bible site this week, which features interlinear Greek and Hebrew as one of the search options and uses small gifs to display the Greek and Hebrew. It can be a little slow loading, but worth the wait. The English text and accompanying concordances are, according to the site, the: '1769 King James Authorized Version, with Wigram's Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance (1843/1890), Wigram's Englishman's Greek Concordance (1839/1903), identified using James Strong's numbers (1890)'.

Speaking of languages, we receive from time to time enquiries in languages other than English. Although we can handle some on our own, it would be splendid to think that others of you more fluent could serve as resources for us. If you are comfortable reading and writing in a language other than English and would be willing to help us, would you
let me know of your interest (and languages)?

AngliCan Arts, 'a journal of thought, opinion, and discussion of the Sacred Arts, and the place and function of the arts in the liturgy and worship of the Canadian Church' begins publication in January. The periodical, according to editor Michael Leach, will appeal to those with an above-average interest in the artistic and aesthetic aspects of their spiritual lives, as practitioners or observers. He adds: 'Although edited through Canadian Anglican eyes, the arts know no clear denominational definition or national boundaries. Articles from any denominational or liturgical origin, tradition, or point of view are warmly welcomed, Canadian or not'. Email
Michael Leach to find out how to subscribe or contibute (or both).

A few enquiries or notices from readers:
Mark Beach, a parish priest in Nottingham, England (Diocese of Southwell), would like to exchange parishes with a priest in New Jersey, from August through December 1998. Please email him for more information. And St Mark's Anglican Church in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, is looking for a part-time paid youth worker. Email the Reverend Andrew Hewlett or ring him at +1 250 752 5414 for more information.

See you next Sunday.

Cynthia McFarland

Last updated: 16 November 1997
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