By Grace Sears The Order of the Daughters of the King met in Baltimore June 22-26 after being delayed for a year, as was General Convention, by COVID-19. Their theme was “Come to the Table,” and more than 550 Daughters attended — from the Americas, the Caribbean, Africa, and Europe. The Triennial table was spread […]
Archives for July 9, 2022
Youngest PHoD Julia Ayala Harris Is Eager to Lead
By Kirk Petersen It took three ballots to elect the next president of the House of Deputies, but only one ballot for the outcome to be apparent. In a five-person race, Julia Ayala Harris of the Diocese of Oklahoma received 345 votes out of 792 cast on the first ballot, or 44 percent. Ryan Kusumoto […]
Bishops Address Racism, Global Conflicts
By Mark Michael The House of Bishops focused on international conflict and new initiatives to counter racism on the morning of the 80th General Convention’s second day. Acting on resolutions approved Friday after dramatic testimony in the House of Deputies, the bishops endorsed creating the Episcopal Coalition for Racial Equity and Justice, a voluntary society […]
Gay Jennings: ‘Called into Divine Service’
The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings talked about service to God and to others during Monday Prayer on Saturday. In her final sermon as president of the House of Deputies, she focused on the painting The Calling of St. Matthew by Caravaggio.
BULLETIN: Harris Elected to Lead Deputies
The PHoD is the second-ranking officer of the Episcopal Church.
General Convention has been held in Philadelphia 19 times, more than any other city — most recently in 1997. Ten of the first 15 GCs were held there.
Bishops Grapple with Defining Book of Common Prayer
By Mark Michael The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops spent over an hour on Friday grappling with two technical proposals for amending Article X of the church’s constitution, which defines the Book of Common Prayer, and eventually set up a task force to work out a compromise. The bishops also approved a resolution to commemorate […]
By David Baumann A Reading from Romans 10:14-21 14 But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in one of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim him? 15 And how are they to proclaim him […]