The proposed Anglican Communion Covenant has taken a battering lately in a handful of diocesan synods of the Church of England, thanks in part to an influential, if incoherent, campaign by the No Anglican Coven... Read more...
By Nicholas Porter and Dawn Stegelmann
Much to our delight and surprise, and with the enthusiastic support of our vestry and parishioners, we encountered numerous people of faith who welcomed the opportunity to receive ashes.
Members of the Anglican Communion with Internet access can now watch three videos produced by the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity Faith and Order (IASCUFO) in which its members speak about the Covenant.
“Ashes to go” is the relatively recent ecclesiastical fad of offering Ash Wednesday ashes to people on the street. The notion of taking the church to the people can be offered as a rationale for this behavior, but it hardly rises to the level of an adequate defense.
The Washington premiere of Love Free or Die, director Macky Alston’s documentary about the Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson, prompted a frequently political post-film discussion this week. Gillian Laub photo courtesy of Reveal Productions.
The Tree of Life is nominated for three Academy Awards (best picture, best director, and best cinematography). It is also a film very few Episcopalians have seen. This strikes me as odd, particularly in light of the director’s background.