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Good morning, Anglicans.

It's been a busy week for official news releases and significant events. Normally Anglicans Online refers you to one or two official news releases and relies on other sources for much of its reporting. This week there is a bumper crop of interesting stories from official sources. The Anglican Communion News Service in London does not have them online yet (10 May), so we refer you to the ECUSA Episcopal News Service. The headlines are all listed in our New This Week section, should you wish to review them before downloading this huge file.

The biggest official story: a new Anglican province: deputies from five countries assembled April 17-19 in San Jose, Costa Rica and officially created a new province, adopted a constitution and canons, and elected and installed a presiding bishop for the Anglican Church in the Central American Region (IARCA). The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold, primate of the Episcopal Church USA, addressed the inaugural provincial synod (in Spanish!), and presided over the Saturday morning installation of IARCA primate, Bishop Cornelius Wilson of Costa Rica.

Speaking of Central America: coffee is the second most-widely-traded commodity in the world, after petroleum. Most of the money made in the coffee industry is made by the distributors and not the farmers. Every church seems to have a coffee hour. Think about buying your church coffee from Equal Exchange. It costs more, of course, but the extra money goes to the farmers.

The Diocese of Western New York (which does not seem to have a web page) is currently receiving names for nominees for Bishop. Deadline is June 15. Contact: The Diocese of Western New York; The Nominating Committee; Box 26; Buffalo, NY 14217; Message/Fax: 716-447-9105.

An interview with Archbishop Michael Peers, Primate of the Anglican Church in Canada, in Christian Week. He comments on the controversy surrounding the recent book Mansions of the Spirit, by Vancouver bishop Michael Ingham. And don't miss the controversy over the narrowly-successful motion asking the bishop to authorize priests in the Diocese of New Westminster to bless covenanted same-sex unions. Unless you live there or are steeped in Anglican trivia, you probably didn't realize that the Diocese of New Westminster and the Diocese of Vancouver are the same thing. Its real name is New Westminster, but nearly everyone calls it Vancouver.

The Anglican Breviary is an English translation of the Roman
Breviary of
Pope St. Pius V. It contains the Offices of Matins, Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sexte, None, Vespers, and Compline - and was last reprinted in the '50s. Daniel Lula of Harvard University is organizing a private reprinting of this rare work; contact him at dlula@law.harvard.edu for more information.

Your regular Anglicans Online editor will return next week. Until then, I remain your editor pro tempore,

Brian Reid

Last updated: 10 May 1998
URL: http://anglican.org/online