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Hallo again to all. Advent Sunday is nearly upon us, and with it, the beginning of that solemn (not penitential!) season. If you know of web pages that relate particularly to the season, do let us know.

Thanks to all who praised our attempts at timely coverage of the recent events in England. We'll do our best to provide you with fast, balanced coverage of breaking stories that relate to the Anglican Communion. And of course our
News Centre gives you links to major news services. Speaking of those, the Episcopal News Service (ECUSA) has upgraded its web site and now feature more extended coverage, photos, and a searchable database.

Just as we thought England was quieting down, there are roilings in the liturgical arena with regard to a new translation of the Psalter. Simon Kershaw gives us a
brief overview. Psalms are often chanted by both choir and congregation, in which case some helps are often needed. For those who put together service leaflets each week and wish to insert a few measures of music, you might have a look at a shareware programme called 'Mozart'. Alas, it's is apparently only for Microsoft Word on the Windows platform.

An innovative youth programme --
'Sunday Night Live' -- from St Hilary's Church in Victoria, Australia, has an interesting web site. And the Diocese of Northern Indiana is seeking several young people to work in an innovative programme with youth at their cathedral.

Worried that there are few Renaissance men and women in world and fewer still, perhaps, who are elected bishops? I note the following from a
Church of Ireland press release (excerpted): 'An Electoral College meeting in Armagh today (21 November) elected as the new Bishop of Tuam, Killala & Achonry the Very Reverend Doctor Richard Henderson, currently Dean of Ross, Co. Cork. ... educated in Westminster School, London, Magdalen College, Oxford and St John's College, Nottingham, later obtaining a BA in Botany (Oxon. 1979) and Doctorate in Philosophy (Oxon. 1983) on the thesis "The Genetics and Applications of Copper Resistance in Yeast". He passed with distinction the Diploma in Theology at University of Nottingham, 1984, and obtained a Diploma in Pastoral Studies at St John's College, Nottingham. Dean Henderson has a passion for working with his hands, mostly in woodwork and engineering metal work. He plays piano, organ and recorder, especially the music of J S Bach, reads English literature and a wide range of technical books, and enjoys gardening and building. He has taught music in Darjeeling, been an indoor plant decorator, a self-employed cabinet maker and biotechnology adviser to Andry Montgomery Ltd, which mounts trade exhibitions'.

We had several kind offers of help with email that we receive at Anglicans Online in other languages. So far we can draw on sources for Japanese, French, German, Russian, Greek, and Bislama, (the national language of
Vanuatu). Thanks to all of you who wrote. I shall be in contact as we need you!

Speaking of the kindness of Anglicans Online patrons, we were honoured to be nominated by one for the
Global Information Infrastructure awards, about which we knew nothing until we visited their web site. There are countless awards du jour on the Internet, but this competition is perhaps the most substantive. I'll keep you apprised of our progress. If we were, by any chance, to make the finals or better, I would surely want Tod Maffin to attend the awards ceremony in New York City in March 1998.

See you next Sunday.

Cynthia McFarland

Last updated: 23 November 1997
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