77th General Convention

An Option for the PB

  • Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
The House of Deputies has voted to eliminate the canon requiring a newly elected presiding bishop to resign from the bishop’s previous jurisdiction before assuming the office.

Structure Approves PB Change

  • Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Matt Townsend
General Convention’s Structure Committee passed a resolution July 7 that, if ratified, would remove the requirement that a presiding bishop-elect resign from a diocesan role.

House of Deputies Notes

  • Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
Notes on Inter-religious relations, ECW’s ministries, Youth Presence, and Pension Fund elections.

TLC at GC, July 7

  • Saturday, July 7, 2012

From Indianapolis: The Living Church, General Convention edition

Communion Vote Due

  • Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Joe Thoma
General Convention’s Evangelism Committee’s support is waning for Resolution C040, which would allow Episcopal congregations to “invite all, regardless of age, denomination, or baptism to the altar for Holy Communion.”

Many Nays to the Covenant

  • Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
Critics of the proposed Anglican Covenant said at an evening open hearing July 6 that it creates a central authority and threatens the Episcopal Church’s self-governance.

Structure Thinks Big

  • Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Matt Townsend
General Convention’s Structure Committee heard testimony July 6 suggesting a reimagined role for the presiding bishop, a unicameral General Convention and markedly younger leadership.

New Seats, Hot Seats

  • Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Joe Thoma
On the second legislative day of General Convention the House of Bishops consented to the election of eight new bishops after struggling in private with complaints brought against nine of its own.

Baptism and Communion

  • Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
General Convention’s Evangelism Committee heard the cases for and against repealing a canon that specifies Holy Communion as intended for baptized Christians.

TLC at GC, July 6

  • Friday, July 6, 2012

From Indianapolis: The Living Church, General Convention edition

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