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
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
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.
Last updated: 16 November 1997
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