All Blacks team to play Australia in RWC semi-final

first_imgAUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – OCTOBER 14: (L-R)Owen Franks, Keven Mealamu and Tony Woodock pack down for the scrum during a New Zealand All Blacks IRB Rugby World Cup 2011 training session at Trusts Stadium on October 14, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images) (L-R)Owen Franks, Keven Mealamu and Tony Woodock pack down for the scrum during trainingAll Blacks Coach Graham Henry and his Assistant Coaches Steve Hansen and Wayne Smith have today announced the All Blacks team for their Semifinal match of the 2011 Rugby World Cup against Australia at Eden Park, Auckland, on Sunday October 16.The All Blacks starting XV, which will again be captained by Richie McCaw, features just three changes to the team that beat Argentina 33-10 in last weekend’s Quarterfinal: Aaron Cruden, who came off the bench last week, is starting at first five-eighth in place of the injured Colin Slade; Israel Dagg comes in for the injured Mils Muliaina at fullback, and Richard Kahui comes onto the left wing, with Sonny Bill Williams moving to the bench.  Other changes on the bench see Andy Ellis get the back-up halfback spot, with Stephen Donald the back up 10.Henry said: “The team was very happy with the way they played in the Quarterfinal win over Argentina.  It was a really intense battle and that’s what we needed heading into this weekend’s match.  We have been building slowly this week to be ready for Sunday night when we know there will need to be a further lift in intensity and physicality.  It’s a Semifinal in the Rugby World Cup and the team is excited by the challenge that lies ahead.”The All Blacks versus Australia is one of the oldest rugby rivalries in history – the teams have played each other 142 times with 96 wins to the All Blacks, 41 to Australia and five draws. The last Test between the two sides was the final match of this year’s Tri Nations tournament in Brisbane. The teams have met twice at the Rugby World Cup, in the 1991 and 2003 Semifinals.  The All Blacks have played Australia 22 times at Eden Park, with New Zealand victorious on 18 occasions, and Australia last winning there in 1986. Reserves:16.       Andrew Hore (60)17.       Ben Franks (14)18.       Ali Williams (71)19.       Victor Vito (12)20.       Andy Ellis (24)21.       Stephen Donald (22)22.       Sonny Bill Williams (12)Number of Test caps in brackets LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Starting XV:1.         Tony Woodcock (81)2.         Keven Mealamu (90)3.         Owen Franks (29)4.         Samuel Whitelock (23)5.         Brad Thorn (57)6.         Jerome Kaino (46)7.         Richie McCaw – captain (101)8.         Kieran Read (34)9.         Piri Weepu (54)10.       Aaron Cruden (7)11.       Richard Kahui (15)12.       Ma’a Nonu (64)13.       Conrad Smith (53)14.       Cory Jane (29)15.       Israel Dagg (10)last_img read more

England Women’s squad announced for New Zealand test series

first_img Maggie Alphonsi charges through the White Fern defence the last time the two met in 2010The England Women’s squad to take on world champions New Zealand over three international tests later this month has been announced and it includes 16 survivors from last year’s Rugby World Cup campaign.England will take on their old rivals, the Black Ferns, over two weeks with the first test kicking off at Twickenham Stadium on November 26th, kick off 5pm following the Australia versus Barbarians clash. The women’s rugby giants will then meet again on November 29th and December 3rd at Esher RFC.The two sides haven’t met since the Rugby World Cup final 14 months ago when New Zealand just edged out the host nations 13-10 in a thrilling final in front of a record breaking crowd, denying England their chance to lift the world cup crown again.After a two test series defeat to France last week for a young England side Head Coach Gary Street has welcomed back Margaret Alphonsi, Rebecca Essex, Sophie Hemming, Katy McLean, Danielle Waterman, Alice Richardson and Claire Purdy to the squad. At the same time, some strong performances for England’s five newly capped players in France has seen Hannah Gallagher and Alexandra Matthews, who scored on her debut, also get the nod into the squad.Street said: “Barring a handful of injuries I have been able to select the core squad from last year’s Rugby World Cup. This means we have a lot of experience in the side as well as a lot of potential through our younger players. We have got some exciting new caps in Alexandra Matthews and Hannah Gallagher who did an excellent job against France and certainly did enough to cement their place in this squad.“I am sure for our experienced players there is the matter of unfinished business against New Zealand. In the world cup final we didn’t play to our potential and I know the players will want to put that right against New Zealand in our first game at Twickenham Stadium.”England head into the series on the back of a winning Six Nations and Nations Cup campaign while New Zealand have not played an international test match since being crowned world champions in 2010. Street, however, is not expecting anything less that another world class performance from the Black Ferns. Tickets for the game at Twickenham on November 26th are available from Ticketmaster.co.uk and group booking are available from the RFU by calling 0871 22 22 017, option 6. Prices range from £65 to £35. Junior tickets cost just £15.Tickets for the international tests at Esher RFC on November 29th and December 3rd will be available on the gate and cost £10 for adults and £5 for juniors. They can also be purchased in advance at www.esherrugby.com LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 05: Maggie Alphonsi of England is tackled by Casey Robertson (L) and Justine Lavea of New Zealand during the IRB Womens Rugby World Cup Final between England and New Zealand at The Stoop on September 5, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) “New Zealand’s international record is second to none, they always turn up and I am not expecting anything less for this series,” added Street. “Like us they too have a strong world cup contingent in their squad as well as some young players, which is really going to set up this series to be a thriller.”England Women’s SquadMargaret        Alphonsi        (Saracens)Rachael         Burford           (Richmond)Rowena         Burnfield       (Richmond)Rochelle        Clark   (Worcester)Rebecca        Essex (Richmond)Victoria           Fleetwood     (Lichfield)Hannah         Gallagher      (Saracens)Sophie           Hemming       (Bristol)Natasha         Hunt   (Lichfield)SarahHunter            (Lichfield)Laura  Keates            (Worcester)La Toya          Mason            (Wasps)Alexandra      Matthews       (Richmond)Katy    McLean          (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks)Katherine      Merchant       (Worcester)Kimberley      Oliver  (Bristol)Marlie Packer            (Bristol)Claire Purdy(Wasps)Alice   Richardson   (Richmond)Georgina       Roberts          (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks)Emily  Scarratt          (Lichfield)Michaela        Staniford        (Wasps)Amy    Turner            (Richmond)Tamara           Taylor(Darlington Mowden Park Sharks)Danielle         Waterman      (Worcester)Kay     Wilson            (Richmond)England Autumn International SeriesNov 26th England v New Zealand, Twickenham Stadium, KO 5pm, live on Sky SportsNov 29th England v New Zealand, Esher RFC, KO 7pmDec 3rd England v New Zealand, Esher RFC, 2pmlast_img read more

Mirco Bergamasco returns for Italy

first_img Back in the groove: Mirco Bergamasco lines up a kick at goal during last year’s World CupMIRCO BERGAMASCO will make his long-awaited return from injury and line up for Italy in their RBS 6 Nations match against Wales at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.The winger’s return is one of seven changes made by coach Jacques Brunel from the side that lost to Ireland. In the forwards, prop Andrea Lo Cicero, lock Cornelius van Zyl and flanker Fabio Semenzato come back in.The half-back pairing has changed with Fabio Semenzato and Kris Burton starting at nine and ten respectively while Gonzalo Canale returns at outside-centre.Bergamasco has also defended Burton, who has been heavily criticised, along with Tobias Botes, for Italy’s goalkicking during the championship. Bergamasco was Italy’s regular kicker before injury ruled him out of the start of the Six Nations and he says: “Kris hasn’t messed up much so far. We mustn’t point the finger at the kickers we have now. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “We’re working hard every day to try to do well every weekend. The important thing is to have competition between three or four kickers and on Saturday our kicking must be better.”ITALY TEAM TO PLAY WALES, SATURDAY 10 MARCH, MILLENNIUM STADIUM NOT FOR FEATURED 15. Andrea Masi14. Luke McLean13. Gonzalo Canale12. Alberto Sgarbi11. Mirco Bergamasco10. Kristopher Burton9. Fabio Semenzato1. Andrea Lo Cicero2. Leonardo Ghiraldini3. Lorenzo Cittadini4. Quintin Geldenhuys5. Cornelius Van Zyl6. Alessandro Zanni7. Simone Favaro8. Sergio ParisseReplacements:16 Tommaso D’Apice17 Fabio Staibano18 Marco Bortolami19 Robert Barbieri20 Tobias Botes21 Tommaso Benvenuti22 Giulio Toniolattilast_img read more

There is fan fiction about Owen Farrell

first_imgIn a few such stories Farrell strikes up a relationship with the fictional sister of a team-mate – in one instance James Haskell’s imagined sister, in another the fictional sister of George Ford.In one story, a die-hard fan of Ireland, Erin, strikes up a relationship with the accurate goalkicker. In another piece, a young Canadian lady named Jane is offered a trial with the England national team and is chosen to room with Farrell… Wild stuff.Back to reality and back to the Six Nations, Farrell’s England side will contest the Calcutta Cup against Scotland in Edinburgh, on Saturday. Happy man: Owen Farrell celebrates victory over Wales There is fan fiction about Owen Farrell. Yes, that’s right. The England and Saracens playmaker has had literature written about him by fans.Some of it is fairly raunchy, too – but then that’s what you have come to expect from fan fiction, right?Fan fiction is a subcategory of fiction that is a fan-imagined spin-off of other fictional work, or that imagines established characters and even real people, in imaginary scenarios. Normally ‘fanfic’ is reserved for short or serial posts online, though sometimes works of fan fiction can find greater audiences.He’s scored: Farrell gets a try against ItalyFor example, the Fifty Shades books by EL James were originally written as fan fiction about some of the characters from the Twilight books and movies.As discovered by Cammy Black of the Scottish Rugby Blog, there are a number of fan-written stories on a page called Wattpad in which Farrell, 26, becomes romantically entangled with an array of fictional young women.center_img Working hard: Farrell in training before facing WalesFarrell has missed England’s more physically demanding training sessions since the 12-6 win over Wales. However he is expected to be fit to face the Auld Enemy.Farrell has kicked the joint-most conversions so far in the Six Nations, with him and Ireland’s Johnny Sexton knocking over five. He and team-mate Jonny May have also made the joint-most clean breaks in the championship, with four apiece.last_img read more

New Zealand: Christchurch Cathedral crowned by color

first_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Zealand: Christchurch Cathedral crowned by color Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY center_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Music Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Jobs & Calls By Taonga staffPosted May 8, 2013 Anglican Communion Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Trinity Window is pieced together in Christchurch’s Transitional Cathedral. Photo: Anglican Taonga[Anglican Taonga] Christchurch’s Transitional Cathedral is being given a colorful new outlook on the city.The “trinity window,” crowning the main entrance facing Latimer Square, features images from the Rose Window in the quake-damaged cathedral.Made up of triangular glass panels, the great window should be complete within days.Bishop Victoria Matthews is excited by the progress. “This is what we have all been waiting for,” she said. ”What I see here… is fragments of a much larger picture.”In this world we only see hints of the life to come. In this world, we get glimpses of extraordinary beauty and awe and hints of things to come. ‘We don’t get the whole picture all at once, and this window is like that.”The NZ$5.4m (US$4.53m) Transitional Cathedral is now expected to open at the end of June. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem last_img read more

Former Melanesian Archbishop Ellison Pogo dies

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Obituary, People Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET By Taonga staffPosted May 14, 2013 Revd.Sanda Aung says: Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Former Melanesian Archbishop Ellison Pogo dies Comments (1) Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN [Anglican Taonga] Sir Ellison Pogo, former archbishop of the Anglican Church in Melanesia, died May 13 at his home in Honiara of lymphoma, which had been diagnosed while he was in Auckland during last October’s Anglican Consultative Council meeting.Pogo was archbishop of Melanesia and bishop of Central Melanesia from 1994 until December 2008, and he led the church through the ethnic tension which plagued that province during the 1990s and early 2000s.Pogo was born in 1947 and graduated from Bishop Patterson Theological College in Kohimarama in Guadalcanal in 1976, before attending St. John’s College in Auckland for two years of further study.He was ordained to the diaconate by the bishop of Dunedin on All Saints’ Day in 1979 and to the priesthood one year later.Reports of his successful ministry in Dunedin led to his consecration in 1981 as bishop of the Diocese of Ysabel on the Solomon Islands, where he served for 13 years.In 2000, he became one of a handful of Anglican primates to be knighted at Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth for his service to religion and the community in Melanesia.Pogo was asked by the last archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, to chair the Design Group for the 2008 Lambeth Conference, and he is regarded as having made a significant contribution to the success of that event.He influenced the way Lambeth went about its work and, at key points, he introduced a Melanesian flavor to the conference worship.Brothers and Sisters from the Religious Orders of Melanesia, for example, were chaplains to the conference – and shortly after the conference finished, Pogo was called back to Lambeth Palace where Williams awarded him the Cross of St. Augustine of Canterbury, which is the highest award the archbishop of Canterbury can bestow.From the time of the Lambeth Conference in July 2008 until his retirement in December of that year, Pogo was the senior primate of the Anglican Communion.He also was an ecumenist, and for 14 years he chaired the board of the Pacific Theological College. For that work he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the college, the only person ever to have been recognized in this way.In 2008, he also was awarded the Republic of Vanuatu’s highest and most distinguished award, the Badge of Honour of Vanuatu.His funeral will be held in the Anglican Cathedral in Honiara on Thursday, May 16.Pogo is survived by his wife Roslyn and their three adult children. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA center_img Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET May 15, 2013 at 10:02 am We pray that God will take care of his family even though he was taken in to heaven. I appreciated what he had done in his life time for God’s kingdom, that reminds us what we can do for God’s kingdom before sunset. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Tags Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA Anglican Communion, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME last_img read more

Episcopal Divinity School Dean Katherine Ragsdale to step down

first_img Theological Education Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Tags Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Divinity School Dean Katherine Ragsdale to step down Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Posted Jan 7, 2015 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ center_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events The Very Rev. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, president and dean of Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has announced her intention not to request a renewal of her contract when it expires at the end of June 2015.A letter from Ragsdale announcing her decision is available here.A statement from EDS’s board of trustees is available here. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska People, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israellast_img read more

Filipino group urges Canada to hold mining companies accountable

first_img Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Environment & Climate Change Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Filipino group urges Canada to hold mining companies accountable Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Anglican Communion, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release Associate Rector Columbus, GA By Art BabychPosted Mar 30, 2017 Rector Collierville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA Tags Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel [Anglican Journal] A delegation from the Philippines that includes an Anglican bishop wants the government to appoint an ombudsperson to monitor Canadian mining operations overseas and to support formal peace talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front.“We want the Canadian people to hear our story and we want that foreign corporations operating in the Philippines, especially Canadian mining companies, be held accountable for their complicity in human rights violations against our people,” said Bishop Antonio Ablon, speaking at a news conference on Parliament Hill March 23.Full article. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Advocacy Peace & Justice, Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NClast_img read more

EPPN: Call your senators to protect health care for all

first_img Submit an Event Listing Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Bath, NC Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Public Policy Network AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Press Release Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York EPPN: Call your senators to protect health care for all Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT center_img Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Posted Jul 27, 2017 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY [Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] The United States Senate is now considering a series of measures that would radically remake the way health care is provided in this country, and dramatically change who has access to care. A partial, or “skinny,” repeal of the Affordable Care Act would likely remove the patient protections that the ACA has made mandatory, create de facto high-risk pools by eliminating the individual mandate, and risk further de-stabilization of the health insurance market.As Episcopalians, we are reminded of and called by a Christ who says, “As you have done to the least of these you have done to me.” We must remind our elected leaders of that Christ-like love for neighbor and protection of the most vulnerable and least served among us.We recognize the need for health care reform, and we believe that the starting point for reform efforts should be the assurance that no one loses their existing health insurance. We believe Congress can find creative solutions to reduce costs, lower premiums, and ensure that the most vulnerable among us have access to life-saving care. As a sector, health care represents nearly 1/5th of our economy, according to a study by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and so we must call on our elected officials to carefully consider and rigorously test any sweeping changes to existing health care laws.Call to urge an open, sensible, and compassionate process for this crucial legislation. Call to protect care for all people, and for stronger protections for middle-income Americans.Call to urge your Senators to vote No on the final passage of any ACA repeal!. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Belleville, ILlast_img read more

Presiding Bishop’s pilgrimage ends with Good Friday in Jerusalem

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Presiding Bishop Michael Curry carries the cross while he and other pilgrims walk the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem on Good Friday. Photo: Ben Gray/Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land[Episcopal News Service – Jerusalem] The cold early-morning rain that fell here on Good Friday seemed to blur the lines between Christian denominations and make clearer the united Christian witness in the Holy Land, as pilgrims huddled together in the wind to retrace Jesus’ road to Calvary along the Via Dolorosa.Among them were Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and those traveling with him on a Holy Week pilgrimage. With the skies alternating between threatening and bright, the pilgrims walked gingerly along the rain-slicked limestone pavement that has been worn smooth by centuries of Christian devotion. Cassock hems sometimes dipped into the many puddles along the way, making for a cold and wet experience as the rainwater soaked in.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry walks the Via Dolorosa with Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem Suheil Dawani through the Old City in Jerusalem. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceEvery year, the Good Friday ritual is re-enacted in the midst of everyday life in the Old City in Jerusalem. Shopkeepers were slowly opening their sweet shops, bakeries and souvenir stores. Religious icons and jewelry and vestments were for sale next to butcher shops and hair salons. Feral cats scrounged for food. Trash collectors carefully drove their motorized carts down the narrow pilgrim-lined streets. A police officer joined the procession as a guide.Members of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land join each year to walk the way of the cross.At each stop, a pilgrim read from the Bible and others led prayers for themselves and others. The pilgrims sang hymns as they walked between each station. Curry and the Most Rev. Suheil Dawani, the Anglican archbishop in Jerusalem, were among those carrying the cross during the walk.Among the many prayers for others were:For those who have power of life and death over others;For every occasion when human beings use their skill to hurt and kill;For those who live under military rule or occupation;For those facing failure;For those living on this side of the narrow curtain of death, and those who have died and are living beyond it;For those who mourn loved ones killed or wounded in violence not of their own making;For every time the powerful are given undue respect while the weak and the powerless, the poor and the dispossessed, are ignored and repressed;For those who experience moral weakness and failure; andFor those who know what it is to lose their faith.Among the prayers the pilgrims prayed for themselves were:When we judge others, and for those we condemn;When we mock, insult or hurt others;When we face sickness, physical weakness, tiredness and exhaustion;When we know moral failure;When everything and everyone seems to be against us and hope flees;When we are ashamed or abused; andWhenever we are called to account for our faith.The Anglican and Lutheran pilgrims, along with representatives of other Christian faiths, then ate a simple breakfast at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer near the end of the Via Dolorosa.Newly installed Lutheran Bishop Ibrahim Azar had joined the walk and then welcomed the pilgrims to the church. “It is a delight to be together as the family of Christ,” he said. “We hope and we pray that our Lutheran and Anglican relationship will deepen through our love, our worship and our actions.”Azar later preached in Arabic during the traditional Good Friday liturgy at the Anglican Cathedral Church of St. George the Martyr. The cathedral has many Arabic-speaking members and parts of the service were also conducted in Arabic.His Beatitude Theophilos III, patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine, presents a pectoral icon to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry during a visit to his offices in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Good Friday morning. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceAlso on Good Friday, His Beatitude Theophilos III, patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine, welcomed Dawani, whom he called “our brother,” Curry and the group traveling with him to his offices in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.“Your visit is encouraging us to maintain the Christian character of Jerusalem,” Theophilos told Curry, describing the city as “multinational, multicultural and multireligious.”The pectoral icon Presiding Bishop Michael Curry received from His Beatitude Theophilos III, patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe patriarch said he believes that those Christians who minister in Jerusalem “do not represent ourselves – we represent the whole world, and especially our Christian brothers and sisters. When you come here, you come home.”Theophilos spoke of the difficulty in that representation. “Everybody loves Jerusalem, and everybody wants Jerusalem for his own,” he said. “It is very difficult to draw the lines here, so we have to be acrobats.”However, he said, “Jerusalem has enough room to accommodate everybody.”The patriarch said with a smile that he has a tradition of offering “spirituality” to his visitors. An assistant then offered small glasses of brandy to the guests.Curry assured Theophilos that Episcopalians would continue to pray for him, for Dawani and the ministry of the diocese, and “always for the peace of Jerusalem.”“You are not alone. We are the body of Christ, and we will always do that,” Curry said. “We will continue to carry the cross with you.”Parts of the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem’s Old City were in shadows early on Good Friday morning. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServicePresiding Bishop Michael Curry and Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem Suheil Dawani sing in the sixth station, known as Veronica’s house. She is said to have seen Jesus coming up the hill past her house and gone outside to wipe the sweat from his face. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe pilgrims stop for stations nine and 10 along the Via Dolorosa. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceFrom left, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry; Lutheran Bishop Ibrahim Azar; the Rev. Charles Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry beyond the Episcopal Church; the Rev. David Longe, Archbishop Suheil Dawani’s chaplain; Dawani; the Rev. Wadi Far, a transitional deacon in the Diocese of Jerusalem; and others listen as the Rev. Mary June Nestler of the Diocese of Utah reads at the final station outside the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. The Rev. Susan Ackley Lukens, associate dean of St. George’s College in Jerusalem, holds the microphone. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe sun begins to break through the clouds, illuminating a religious souvenir opposite the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer and near the entrance to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe Rev. Canon Hosam Naoum, dean of the Anglican Cathedral Church of St. George the Martyr, carries the cross into the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer near the end of the Via Dolorosa. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceDawani invited Curry to make this Holy Week pilgrimage. Complete ENS coverage can be found here.The presiding bishop was accompanied by the Rev. Charles Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry beyond the Episcopal Church; the Rev. Margaret Rose, Episcopal Church deputy for ecumenical and interfaith relations; the Rev. Robert Edmunds, Episcopal Church Middle East partnership officer; and Sharon Jones, Curry’s executive coordinator.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is interim managing editor of the Episcopal News Service. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Holy Week/Easter, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Presiding Bishop’s pilgrimage ends with Good Friday in Jerusalem ‘We will continue to carry the cross with you’ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Middle East, Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH March 31, 2018 at 11:22 am The Orthodox Patriarch presented the Presiding Bishop with a Pectoral Encolpion, not a Pectoral Cross. Rector Washington, DC Comments are closed. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC March 31, 2018 at 10:31 pm Well, Pectoral icon is better than Pectoral Cross. Thanks for changing it. But it is still an Encolpion! TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab March 30, 2018 at 7:31 pm Michael, as you walked the Via Dolorosa and prayed for “the weak and the powerless, the poor and the dispossessed”, in Gaza “those who have power of life and death over others….use[d] their skill to hurt and kill” peaceful Palestinian protestors who dared to approach the walls of their prison. You were there. You experienced the unlivable conditions. I expect you understand the despair of the young protestor who told a reporter “I want to be shot. I don’t want this life.”With all respect and love, I beg you, in the name of the God we crucified, say something. 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I feel so much more a part of Christianity there because of the wonderful photos which showed us real life and the House of Veronica. Never knew her story although I have prayed the Way of the Cross and remembered the “lady with the cloth to wipe Jesus’ face.” May the Lord continue to bless the efforts of all involved and bring healing to Jerusalem. Press Release Service Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Michael Hartney says: Paula Wicker Hamby says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release Vicki Gray says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books March 30, 2018 at 1:00 pm Thanks be to God that the shared communion of Episcopalians and Lutherans walked together in the way of the Cross to let the world know we are ever seeking hand-in-hand to be the living presence of our Lord and Christ in these terribly violent and broken times. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group last_img read more