Helen K. Spence, president of the Diocese of Virginia’s standing committee, informs members of the diocese that no provisional bishop candidate has yet been found: The requirements for a previously consecrated, experienced bishop who would not reach age 72 before the end of the proposed term, and who would be willing to move to Virginia quickly for a term-limited position, … [Read more...] about Plans for Provisional Bishop Hit Snag
Archives for October 29, 2018
The Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe, Bishop of Northwestern Pennsylvania, will soon begin a five-year term as Provisional Bishop of Western New York. In September, Rowe completed a four-year term as Provisional Bishop of Bethlehem. Michigan Dioceses Move Closer The Diocese of Eastern Michigan voted Oct. 27 to ask permission to elect the Rt. Rev. Whayne M. Hougland Jr., Bishop of … [Read more...] about Bp. Rowe to Again Serve a Second Diocese
The Rev. Kimberly (Kym) Lucas, rector of St. Margaret’s Church in Washington, D.C., was elected 11th Bishop of Colorado on Oct. 27. The other nominee was the Rev. Canon Ruth Woodliff-Stanley, who serves as the diocese’s canon to the ordinary. Lucas led in the lay order and Woodliff-Stanley led among clergy on the first ballot. The second ballot was ruled invalid … [Read more...] about Coloradans Choose Priest from D.C.
The mass murder of 11 people at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh has prompted several bishops to reflect on anti-Semitism, evil, and violence and to call for a vigorous Christian response. Excerpts follow. The Rt. Rev. Dorsey W.M. McConnell Bishop of Pittsburgh The newscasts, sickeningly, are referring again and again to this horror as a “tragedy.” It is no such … [Read more...] about ‘Therefore Choose Life’
24 Pentecost, November 4 Ruth 1:1-18 or Deut. 6:1-9 Ps. 146 or Ps. 119:1-8 Heb. 9:11-14 • Mark 12:28-34 The story of Ruth’s deep love is well known, though the object of her affection, her mother-in-law, Naomi, is often forgotten. Instead, Ruth’s pledge of love becomes a romantic vow: “Where you go, I will go; Where you lodge I will lodge; your people shall be my people, … [Read more...] about 11/4: The Demands of Love