Church of South India diocese to challenge ruling on properties

first_img February 22, 2012 at 3:21 am I would like to bring some of the facts to the notice of readers and a warning at the end of my message. UBMC has been playing hide and seek right from the start, the congregation has been kept in the dark about some facts. The facts are…• As per Sec 15 of CSI contusion, it is clear that UBMC cannot join CSI.• Let’s go back to world war 1 to understand the scenario. UBMC is of German origin. When the British confiscated properties belonging to Germany the Germans left the country. The British government in 1935 handed over UBMC trust which is re registered with charity commission (Belgaum) named as UBMC trust society. As per the specifications of the trust deed the properties and the assets will continue to exist with the beneficiaries that is UBMC, the properties or assets cannot be transferred to any other trust . Also the trust cannot be liquidated.• In 1968 UBMC called for a general meeting of all UBMC pastors and declared that they have joined CSI, some of the pastors of UBMC opposed the idea, but this opposition was not taken into consideration, and a merger resolution was passed.• The opposition party from UBMC went to court, high court and finally supreme court that the merger resolution not valid.• In 1988 the supreme court passed the judgment that the merger resolution is valid, but there was no mention about the properties or institutions, the judgment simply meant that UBMC can worship/gather/meet together with CSI as they wish. However the court was silent when it came to properties or institutions belonging to UBMC.• Nov 2011, the UBMC (opposition party) has won in Hon High court, which is what Bishop J.S. Sadananda is talking about.• The drama created by UBMC (merger party) or shall we call them Ex UBMC, still continues till today with the help of few handful pastors, and they are deceiving the congregation.• They should stop all these nonsense and let CSI be CSI. UBMC which has udapi, mangalore & kasargoad, etc. let them function as UBMC.Warning: UBMC cannot join CSI or vice versa, according the CSI constitution of sec 15.Message to Bishop J.S. SadanandaPrevious bishops have kept the congregation in the dark, but I would like to warn you that you cannot win the case no matter what, because of CSI constitution sec 15. Also the diocese has sold many properties under your administration, even though you do not have the rights to do so. This is blatant cheating and misappropriation of power, hence sooner or later you will face this in court.Hassan, Mysore, Mandya Chickmangalore and chamrajnagar, these congregations have the right to get together and can elect our own bishop, because you do not have the right to control us. This is in line with the judgment from the Hi-court.General OpinionDue to the havoc created among simple minded people (UBMC and CSI) there was a murder that happened in a family in Anandpura congregation. Due to the power madness of leaders from UBMC such terrible death took place, leaders who belong to these institutions at that time are answerable for such terrible death among us. Are we not called to be Christians who are supposed to be peace lovers and walking in the footsteps of Jesus?Suggestion to UBMC (Mangalore, Udapi, Kasrgoad & Madekeri)Since you have upheld the original UBMC ethos, also the Hon. High Court has also declared in your favor you can continue to work promote UBMC as usual.Any replies questions please contact : [email protected] [Ecumenical News International] A diocese of the Church of South India (CSI) is preparing an appeal against a court order that has virtually stripped it of more than half its churches and institutions, inherited from the Basel Mission church.“We are preparing a strong appeal to get this order quashed. We are hopeful that our appeal will be upheld by the (federal) Supreme Court,” Bishop J.S. Sadananda of CSI’s Karnataka Southern Diocese told ENInews Feb. 3 in a telephone interview.The high court of Karnataka on Jan. 23 had ruled that the CSI diocese can no longer manage 40 of its 80 churches as well as over two dozen schools, hospitals and other institutions, citing technicalities in the transfer of these properties from the United Basel Mission Church in India (UBMC).The UBMC, based in the west coast of India, had not joined in 1947 the CSI union, which was formed from the merger of Anglican and Protestant churches and is one of the oldest church unions in the world. The UMBC merged with the CSI in 1968 and transferred its properties to the CSI in 1972.Some of the Basel Mission church members who objected to the church union, Sadananda pointed out, challenged it in court. The legal dispute went all the way to the Supreme Court which in 1988 upheld validity of the “merger” of the Basel Mission and the CSI.“The [present] high court verdict against us is based more on technicalities [of the transfer of properties]. We are hopeful that the Supreme Court will uphold [the appeal] as it has already approved the merger of the Basel Mission church with CSI,” Sadananda noted.Despite the negative verdict, he said, the high court has given 90 days for the CSI diocese to appeal the verdict, after which the court would hand over the administration of churches and institutions in dispute to a government receiver. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Comments (4) Comments are closed. 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Satya Kumar (Hassan) says: Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ February 10, 2013 at 1:22 am Dear Mr.Satya kumar thank you for your detailed information I hope and pray your opinion is independentThe fact is almost 99% members of congregation either CSI or UBM do not have any idea about their history . This dispute is the game above our head without our knowledge and will we become the prey for the games of spiritual religion should be part of life and enhance the progress of its member but here valuable contribution of t he present generation and countless scarifies of missionaries are mistaken and misused by few people for their primary or secondary gain. church lost its sanctity theology is personalized and redefined for their personal need and acquisition of personal wealth or emphasizing their personal ethos . The protestant Christian society is mislead by creating fight and vengeance within so that our so called spiritual leaders can rule as they wish by keeping members at dark and directionless . ‘Yes brother they killed our GOD “and continue killing. I pray that my brothers and sisters can understand the filthy politics and come out of it, to build churches where there is clarity of spirituality and culture and also to understant the their spirutal ownershipis not only their rights but responsibilities too and to go back to the glorious days of contribuitng protestant christian community not as “Protesting community” Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Johnson Benet says: Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Church of South India diocese to challenge ruling on properties Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET February 11, 2012 at 1:50 am I think Mr. J.S.Sadanda has not read the judgment copie of the high court as well Supreme court.The Supreme court never approved the merger of ubmc wioth csi it is false claim in high court also he and csi argued the same in contempt case and in present case too. Even after the judgment Mr.Sadanada singing the same song.In this judgment court never appointed the reciver it is directed to district Court mangalore appoint new trustees of ubmc. Mr. Sadananda cannot fool public. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS February 12, 2012 at 6:28 am It seems CSI has not learned its lesson. They are obviously scared of answering hundreds of people who have purchased properties/rights from them. How will they compensate them? The Hon’ble High Court has said that even a decree is not necessary to declare the regd. documents executed by CSITA as void and invalid. The Bishop is again playing with the words and committing contempt of Court. The Hon’ble Supreme Court never stated in it’s decision that the merger is valid. It only stated that the resolution is valid but at the same time also stated that it is not implemented endorsing the pain taken by the Hon’ble High court in coming to the conclusion that the merger resolution is not implemented. He has already committed contempt of Court by forcibly taking physical possession of the UBMC Amanna Memorial Church at Haleyangadi through his henchmen, after pronouncement of the decision is Scheme suit. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 last_img read more

Faith-based groups can help stem AIDS in Africa, say UN…

first_imgFaith-based groups can help stem AIDS in Africa, say UN officials By John ZarocostasPosted Jul 20, 2012 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ecumenical & Interreligious, Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Anglican Communion, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY [Ecumenical News International] Religion and faith-based groups play a very important role in many poor countries–especially in sub-Saharan Africa–in the fight to stem the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, senior United Nations health officials said on 18 July.In countries such as Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, and Tanzania, they provide up to 40 percent of health services, said Paul De Lay, deputy executive director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).Organizations run by Adventists, Catholics, Lutherans, and the Salvation Army specialize in hospitals and the delivery of healthcare services, said De Lay in an interview ENInews.“They can also play a very powerful role in dealing with stigma and discrimination that surround the AIDS epidemic, welcoming people who are HIV positive–people who disclose their status within their congregations–rather than excluding them,” he added.Though there have been examples of faith groups giving confusing information about condoms, or practicing discrimination, these have been exceptions, said De Lay.“We see religion and faith-based organizations as a strong ally in the AIDS response. We need to work better with them,” he concluded.Dr. Gottfried Hirnschall, director of the HIV department at the World Health Organization, told ENInews that faith-based health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa play a “tremendous role” in providing services, especially where efforts from the government and the private health sector are weak.Sally Smith, partnership adviser and focal point for faith and religion organizations  at UNAIDS, said there is a “huge potential to scale-up” faith-based services, and noted the service they deliver far outweighs the number of grants they receive from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.A new UNAIDS study, “Together We Will End AIDS,” released on 18 July ahead of the upcoming XIX International AIDS Conference to be held in Washington, D.C. from 22-27 July, says Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest number of people living with HIV (23.5 million), new infections (1.7 million), and deaths due to AIDS (1.2 million). 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Indian Ocean province re-elects primate

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Shreveport, LA Anglican Communion, People Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Indian Ocean province re-elects primate Rector Knoxville, TN Posted Aug 24, 2012 Rector Tampa, FL center_img Tags Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Bath, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY [Anglican Communion News Service] The Most Rev. Ian Ernest has been re-elected as the primate of the Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean.The announcement was issued by the Rev. Can Samitiana Jhonson Razafindralambo who was himself re-appointed as provincial secretary.The Church of the Province of Indian Ocean comprises the dioceses of Mauritius, Seychelles, Antananarivo, Toamasina, Antsiranana, Mahajanga, and Fianarantsoa. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA last_img read more

The 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Have…

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Reconocen a agrupación episcopal de la salud por promover la…

first_imgReconocen a agrupación episcopal de la salud por promover la Ley de Atención Médica Asequible La asociación entre el Ministerio Nacional Episcopal de la Salud y la Red Episcopal de Política Pública facilita la obtención de recursos An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 [Episcopal News Service] Digan lo que quieran acerca de la Ley de Atención Médica Asequible —y muchas personas tienen muchísimo que decir— parece bastante probable que la inscripción en el programa comenzará el 1 de octubre, tal como estaba programado, y dos organizaciones relacionadas con la Iglesia,  el Ministerio Nacional Episcopal de la Salud y la Red Episcopal de Política Pública, trabajan juntas para ayudar a que las personas entiendan la complicada legislación.Esa labor prosiguió incluso el 20 de septiembre, el día en que la mayoría republicana de la Cámara de Representantes de EE.UU. aprobó un proyecto de ley para privar de todos los fondos a la ley que se propone hacer la atención médica preventiva —incluida la planificación familiar y demás servicios afines— más fácil de obtener para los estadounidenses que [en la actualidad] carecen de seguro de salud.El proyecto de ley, que no se espera que resulte aprobado en el Senado en su forma actual, vincula la llamada “descapitalización” de la Ley de Atención Asequible a la necesaria acción congresional para mantener al gobierno funcionando en su actual nivel de financiación. (Los republicanos se oponen a la LAMA porque, dicen, su normativa de que todos los estadounidenses tengan un seguro de salud aumentará los costos de la atención sanitaria, causará que suban las primas, afectará la calidad de los servicios de salud y aumentará los impuestos al tiempo que acrecentará la deuda pública).Matthew Ellis, director ejecutivo del Ministerio Nacional Episcopal de la Salud, fue uno de los cinco ponentes durante una conferencia telefónica  de la  Oficina de la Casa Blanca de Asociaciones de Carácter Religioso y Vecinales al objeto de mostrar algunos de los mejores métodos a las asociaciones que están ayudando a preparar a los estadounidenses no asegurados a comenzar la compra de cobertura de salud, a partir del 1 de octubre, a compañías aseguradoras privadas a través de los mercados de seguros que también se llaman bolsas de seguros.Ellis discutió cómo su organización ha estado facilitando información acerca de la Ley de Atención Médica Asequible a las personas en las iglesias. También describió los recursos de que ha hecho acopio el Ministerio Nacional Episcopal de la Salud [NEHM] y la asociación que la organización ha forjado con la Red Episcopal de Política Pública [EPPN], que es parte de la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales de la Iglesia.En el curso de la conferencia telefónica, la oficina de la Casa Blanca dio a conocer un paquete de medios para la puesta en práctica de la Ley de Atención Médica Asequible preparada específicamente para uso de organizaciones comunitarias y de carácter religioso. Ese paquete, y otros recursos, pueden hallarse aquí.El Ministerio Episcopal de la Salud es una de las muchas agencias en Estados Unidos que han solicitado y recibido un reconocimiento del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanitarios de EE.UU. como  “Campeón de la Atención Médica” por sus empeños en educar a las personas respecto a la manera en que funcionará la ley y cómo inscribirse para obtener la cobertura [de un seguro de salud].La misión del NEHM, una agrupación sin fines de lucro que no es una agencia oficial de la Iglesia Episcopal, es promover el ministerio de la salud en las congregaciones episcopales y, por consiguiente, “ayudarlas a reivindicar el imperativo evangélico de salud e integridad”, según dice su página web.“Somos llamados a cuidar de aquellos que tienen dificultades en cuidar de sí mismos”, dijo Ellis a Episcopal News Service antes de la conferencia telefónica. “Existen numerosos ejemplos de curaciones en la Biblia, de manera que cualquier cosa que podamos hacer para facilitar ese proceso de curación es de importancia para nosotros participar en él”, afirmó.Las congregaciones de la Iglesia Episcopal, a través de su labor de misión, tienen acceso a multitud de personas sin seguro de salud, además de aquellos miembros que pueden no estar asegurados, añadió él.“Para nosotros, por tanto, el no participar debido simplemente a intereses políticos nos parece una actitud errónea”, dijo Ellis, añadiendo que la agrupación creía estar “en terreno firme” porque la Iglesia Episcopal tiene un historial de apoyo a los principios básicos de la reforma sanitaria.“La manera en que las personas tienen acceso al cuidado de la salud en nuestro país es fundamentalmente mediante la tenencia de un seguro de salud, de manera que si podemos ayudar a más personas a obtener un seguro de salud, vamos a estar realmente ayudando a nuestras comunidades y a todos en general”, dijo.“¿Es perfecta?” preguntó Ellis refiriéndose a la ley. “No, en modo alguno, pero es el sistema que tenemos ahora mismo y debemos cerciorarnos de que lo usamos al máximo de nuestras posibilidades”.Para hacer uso de lo que la ley ofrece, el NEHM ha alentado a las congregaciones episcopales a participar en un nivel que les resulte cómodo. Para algunos podría ser, simplemente, compartir información en una tablilla de anuncios, dijo. El otro extremo del espectro es que una congregación trabaje con los que se conocen como “navegadores” preparados que pueden dirigir talleres y sesiones de inscripción en la iglesia. Por lo general, los navegadores son empleados de universidades, agencias de servicio social, hospitales, grupos de promoción social, empresas privadas y otras organizaciones que cuentan con una preparación específica y que pueden no recibir compensación de las compañías de seguros.Ellis también advirtió respecto a la suposición de que, en las congregaciones, sólo unos cuantos miembros, si es que algunos, tendrían derecho a acogerse a la Ley de Atención Médica Asequible. “Las personas pierden el seguro de salud, o están infraasegurados por muchísimas razones, no todas ellas relacionadas específicamente a sus ingresos ni a su empleo actual”, explicó.Una congregación podría no llegar a saber nunca si, luego de publicar información acerca de la página web HealthCare.gov o en una tablilla de noticias o en un baño, si alguien en la iglesia podría obtener un seguro, porque, dijo Ellis, “la mayoría de las personas no andan diciendo que no tienen seguro de salud, especialmente si tienen el aspecto de que deberían tenerlo”.Y, Ellis recomendó la precaución de no entablar ninguna discusión acerca de la ley por la manera en que [popularmente] se define. “Nosotros la llamamos Ley de la Atención Médica Asequible”, dijo. “Nunca, en ningún momento, nos referimos a ella como ‘Obamacare’”.Eso es “sencillamente un término tan capcioso, esté uno a favor o en contra” que “si usas el término Obamacare cuando estás discutiendo esto, de inmediato vas a predisponer a las personas a tener una reacción emocional”, puntualizó.Como parte de su labor en pro de la implementación de la ley, el NEHM ha publicado enlaces con varios recursos en su página web, así como enlaces con seminarios en la Red acerca de la puesta en práctica de la nueva ley.Hasta ahora, el NEHM también ha publicado su propio blog y, en las “Ideas de la Red de Política Pública”,  el blog de la EPPN, dos de cuatro artículos suscritos por ambas agrupaciones.El primero explica el porqué el NEHM y la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales están ayudando en la implementación de la LAMA. El segundo ofrece más detalles acerca de la participación del NEHM en la puesta en práctica de la ley y cómo ha estado laborando en pro de la reforma sanitaria.Ellis encomia a la asociación del NEHM con la EPPN, diciendo que esta última se había puesto en contacto con ellos para ver cómo las dos agrupaciones podían trabajar juntas en lo tocante a la Ley de Atención Médica Asequible “y en verdad ha resultado una asociación estupenda”.La relación ayudó que el NEHM ganara visibilidad para los recursos que ha estado reuniendo.“De lo que siempre oímos hablar en la Iglesia es de cómo nuestras diferentes organizaciones, nuestros diferentes departamentos, nuestras diferentes agrupaciones deberían trabajar juntos… aquí hay un ejemplo de la manera en que lo están haciendo”, señaló. – La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL 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 an Event Listing 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest center_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Por Mary Frances Schjonberg Posted Sep 24, 2013 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraskalast_img read more

New York diocese announces 5 nominees for bishop suffragan

first_img Rector Martinsville, VA By ENS staffPosted Oct 7, 2013 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Bishop Elections Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Tags Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ center_img 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 Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK [Episcopal News Service] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of New York has announced a slate of five nominees to stand for election as the diocese’s bishop suffragan.They are:The Rev. Kim L. Coleman, rector, Trinity Episcopal Church, Arlington, Virginia;The Rev. Canon Susan C. Harriss, rector, Christ’s Church, Rye, New York;The Rev. Kathleen L. Liles, rector, Christ & Saint Stephen’s Church, New York, New York;The Rev. Allen K. Shin, rector, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntington, Long Island, New York; andThe Rev. Mauricio J. Wilson, rector, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Oakland, California.Detailed information about the five nominees is available here.A petition process for submitting additional candidates will run until Oct. 26. The petition form is available here.The nominees will participate in a visit to the diocese Nov. 12-15, during which time they will meet with clergy and lay people of the diocese.The bishop suffragan election is scheduled to take place on Dec. 7.The bishop suffragan will succeed the Rt. Rev. Catherine Roskam who retired in 2011 after serving the diocese for 15 years. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 New York diocese announces 5 nominees for bishop suffragan Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israellast_img read more

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s statement on President Donald Trump’s use…

first_img Rector Collierville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Racial Justice & Reconciliation Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Shreveport, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Martinsville, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Back to Press Releases center_img Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Tags Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Advocacy Peace & Justice, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Church Office of Public AffairsPosted Jun 1, 2020 [June 1, 2020] The following is a statement from Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry:This evening, the President of the United States stood in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church, lifted up a bible, and had pictures of himself taken. In so doing, he used a church building and the Holy Bible for partisan political purposes. This was done in a time of deep hurt and pain in our country, and his action did nothing to help us or to heal us.The bible teaches us that “God is love.” Jesus of Nazareth taught, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” The prophet Micah taught that the Lord requires us to “do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our God.”The bible the President held up and the church that he stood in front of represent the values of love, of justice, of compassion, and of a way to heal our hurts.We need our President, and all who hold office, to be moral leaders who help us to be a people and nation living these values. For the sake of George Floyd, for all who have wrongly suffered, and for the sake of us all, we need leaders to help us to be “one nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all.”Declaración del obispo primado Michael B. Curry sobre el uso del presidente Donald Trump del edificio de una iglesia y de la Santa BibliaJune 1, 2020Lo que sigue es una declaración del obispo primado de la Iglesia Episcopal Michael Curry:Esta noche, el presidente de Estados Unidos se detuvo frente a la iglesia episcopal de San Juan [St. John’s], levantó una Biblia y se hizo tomar fotos. Al hacerlo, utilizó un edificio de la Iglesia y la Santa Biblia para fines políticos partidistas. Esto tuvo lugar en un momento de sufrimiento y dolor profundos en nuestro país, y su acción no contribuyó en nada a ayudarnos o restaurarnos.La Biblia nos enseña que “Dios es amor”, Jesús de Nazaret enseñó: “Amarás a tu prójimo como a ti mismo”. El profeta Miqueas enseñó que el Señor exige de nosotros “hacer justicia, amar la misericordia y humillarse ante nuestro Dios”.La Biblia que el Presidente sostuvo y la iglesia frente a la cual se encontraba representan los valores del amor, de la justicia, de la compasión, y un medio de curar nuestras heridas.Necesitamos que nuestro Presidente, y todos los que ocupan cargos públicos, sean líderes morales que nos ayuden a ser un pueblo y una nación que practique estos valores. En memoria de George Floyd, por todos los que han sufrido injustamente y por el bien de todos nosotros, necesitamos líderes que nos ayuden a ser “una nación sujeta a Dios, con libertad y justicia para todos”. Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Washington, DC Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s statement on President Donald Trump’s use of St. John’s, Holy Bible George Floyd, last_img read more

Female church leaders of color urge more anti-racism action in…

first_img Featured Jobs & Calls Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY [Episcopal News Service] As the United States celebrated Independence Day under the clouds of illness and injustice, three influential leaders in The Episcopal Church published an open letter to the church questioning exactly whose freedom the country and the church were celebrating, and pushing for extensive internal and external anti-racist action.That action, the letter says, should “free ourselves institutionally and individually of that which stands between us and the dream of God: Whiteness itself.”The letter, titled “Speaking of Freedom,” was written by the Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary; the Rev. Stephanie Spellers, canon to the presiding bishop for evangelism, reconciliation and stewardship of creation; and the Rev. Winnie Varghese, a priest at Trinity Church Wall Street in New York.The three priests, all women of color, used the church’s celebration of Independence Day as a feast day – including a collect that offers thanksgiving for the founders who “won liberty for themselves and for us, and lit the torch of freedom for nations then unborn” – as the basis for a discussion of how the church should respond when freedom is not granted to all. The letter also references Frederick Douglass’ speech “What to a Slave is the Fourth of July?” in which the former slave criticized America’s – and American Christians’ – celebration of liberties that were withheld from Black people.“We must ask what is the meaning of freedom in such a time as this, when the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately ravages Black, Brown and First Nations communities suffering the preexisting conditions of injustice and inequality?” the letter asks. “What is the meaning of freedom, when Black bodies continue to be brutalized by policing that has its roots in slave patrols? What is freedom when our Breonnas are not safe in their homes, our Ahmauds are not safe jogging, and our Erics, Elijahs and Georges cry out, ‘I can’t breathe’?”The letter lays out a vision for a different kind of freedom for the church to embrace – one that is “more than a song we sing or a flag we wave.” The church, the letter asserts, must claim freedom “from America’s original sin: White supremacy.” That freedom requires truth-telling, transformative letting-go, being born from above and living into baptism, the priests wrote. That vision, Spellers said, aligns with the Becoming Beloved Community initiative, which has expressed the church’s long-term commitment to racial justice since 2017 and calls for truth-telling by churches, anti-racism formation, and advocacy to “repair the breach.” The writers felt an urgent need to focus on such commitments at this pivotal moment in history.The U.S. faces intertwined crises that have commanded the world’s attention: More than 130,000 Americans have died of COVID-19, with Black and Latino Americans being affected at higher rates than white Americans. At the same time, the Black Lives Matter movement has shone a spotlight on systemic racism, as seen in everything from racial disparities in health care to the killing of George Floyd, with protests continuing around the world.In an interview with Episcopal News Service, Douglas called it a “kairos moment” – a “moment of disruption and chaos, but a moment that is pregnant with possibilities and pregnant with the movement of God.“And you can miss the moment or you can seize it,” Douglas said.The letter also presents Episcopalians with a stark choice: “Steeped as it is in White supremacy, our denomination must model transformative letting-go and decide whether it is going to be White (that is, allied with oppression) or be church.” Whiteness, the writers say, is “not a benign construct” but the insidious driving force behind white supremacy.The three priests, who have regular conversations about the problems facing the church and society, said they felt compelled to speak up and offer their perspective as women of color in a mostly white church. Although many Episcopalians feel overwhelmed and powerless to act against racial injustice, there is also a current of change running through the church now that feels different, they said.“The combination of COVID and the uprisings that are happening kind of illustrate what systemic racism is in a way that I don’t know has been illustrated in my life, in a way that the public can understand,” Varghese told ENS. “And I see movement all over the church.”“I have felt a stirring to say a word – any word – to name the grief, to name the hope, and also to speak strategically about, ‘What can we do as church? What must we do?’” Spellers said.The answer to that, the priests wrote, requires more forceful anti-racist actions by Episcopalians and more widespread participation in the work of anti-racism. To that end, Spellers said her office is conducting a survey of what each diocese is doing to dismantle racism and how dioceses might be able to help each other.“We haven’t just kind of sat by and received the benefits of oppression,” Spellers told ENS. “We have actively participated, blessed those systems, built the systems, maintained and protected the systems. The only way The Episcopal Church – and Episcopalians – has any credibility is if we do the external work on justice, and policing in particular, and our internal work on telling the truth about our church’s story and healing our own identification with white supremacy.”The leaders closed their letter with a nod to Pauli Murray, an early civil rights activist, fiery feminist and the first African American woman ordained a priest in The Episcopal Church.“We believe that we can become the nation and church that our first Black sister priest Pauli Murray called us to be, a “true community that is based upon equality, mutuality and reciprocity … that affirms the richness of individual diversity, as well as the common human ties that bind us together.”“As Jesus urged, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself’ (Luke 10:27). It is then that we will be free.”Read the entire letter here.– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected]’s note: An earlier version of this story contained an incorrect date for the launch of the Becoming Beloved Community initiative. The General Convention resolution that called for it was passed in 2015, but the initiative itself began in 2017. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI By Egan MillardPosted Jul 6, 2020 Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Female church leaders of color urge more anti-racism action in open letter Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Press Release Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Racial Justice & Reconciliation Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC last_img read more

Lent in pandemic shifts Stations of the Cross outdoors

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Holy Week/Easter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 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 Episcopalian Brigid Dwyer walks and prays the Stations of the Cross at Grace Church in Madison, New Jersey. Photo: Sharon Sheridan[Episcopal News Service] On a pilgrimage to the Holy Land three years ago, Adaeze Nwachuku prayed the rosary while walking the Via Dolorosa or “Sorrowful Way,” the path Jesus is believed to have walked on his way to his crucifixion.This Lent, she walked that same path symbolically in the light of a setting sun thousands of miles away at an outdoor Stations of the Cross at her Episcopal parish, Christ Church in Short Hills, New Jersey. She stopped and gazed at each station, touching the trees on which they hung, while listening to an audio version of the traditional worship service.“It was, for me, like being in Jerusalem and actually walking the path,” she said. “It moved me to a different space in life.”Nwachuku is going through her own “darkness and wilderness” of chemotherapy. Walking and reflecting on the 14 stations showed her that Christ is “bigger than any treatment,” she said. “It was a huge healing moment.”As many church buildings remain closed and worship services online because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some congregations are exploring new ways to offer spiritual experiences in an era of shutdowns and social distancing. In the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, Christ Church and Grace Church in Madison erected temporary outdoor Stations of the Cross for congregants and visitors to walk and pray by during Lent.Christ Church in Short Hills, New Jersey, constructed its stations by mounting 14 brass images and olive wood crosses on wooden planks with a small roof on top. Photo: Sharon SheridanChrist Church wanted to share something in Lent with the community, as it had during Advent when the congregation placed lights in the churchyard trees to illuminate the neighborhood, said the rector, the Rev. Bowie Snodgrass. “It was really wonderful to have the light outside this year when we were not able to be in the church together.”She conceived the idea for the Lenten stations while walking her daughter to nursery school. She noticed a line of trees along a retaining wall behind the church. “It was just a little Holy Spirit inspiration: We could put 14 stations and a box with a little explanation on those trees.”They purchased a set of bronze plaques depicting the traditional stations that they found aesthetically pleasing – “and it wasn’t ‘blond Jesus,’” she said. A carpenter built structures to house them, mounting each plaque on a cedar plank with a small olive-wood cross above and an overarching roof. One-page handouts list the names of the stations along with some prayers.“The idea was to have something that people could do on their own or with their household that was Lenten and meditative – not just the stations, but also the whole setting and context,” Snodgrass said. “We have one person who’s joined the church since the pandemic online who grew up here. He came to the stations, and he said he hadn’t been to the building since he was a Boy Scout.”Christ Church in Short Hills, New Jersey, erected its outdoor Stations of the Cross on a line of trees behind the church. Photo: Sharon SheridanLonger-term parishioners also found them meaningful.“I grew up Roman Catholic, so Stations of the Cross is like part of my DNA,” said Christ Church member Christopher Harlow-Jennings. At Catholic school, “we did stations every Friday in Lent during lunchtime.”He continued to pray the stations in different settings throughout college, graduate school and beyond, including participating in a stations walk-through with the Calvary Episcopal Church youth group in Summit, New Jersey. One year, an artist led the youth in creating their own stations.“Now, the thing is that church is all on the computer, and some of these opportunities to pray outside and to have prayer time in a holy place by yourself is sort of hard to come by,” Harlow-Jennings said. He walked the Christ Church stations on a sunny day, with children playing soccer nearby.“It was peaceful,” he said. The images were “simple and moving.”“The simplicity of this kind of lets you use your own mind to guide you,” he said. “I thought that was just beautiful.”The ability to walk the stations physically while praying, observing the surroundings, touching the trees and listening to a recorded service that she brought with her made a huge difference for Nwachuku.“I’m a tactile and auditory learner. I need to feel, touch, and I need to hear stories,” she said, explaining that storytelling is an integral part of her culture as an Ibo born in Nigeria.Episcopalian Brigid Dwyer, who walked the Grace Church stations, noted that they are an “embodied worship style.”“Part of the worship is the walking,” she said. “I couldn’t do stations clicking [on a computer] from one image to the next. I couldn’t do stations at my desk with a Book of Occasional Services. It really requires walking.”The Short Hills stations face the back of the church, where the sights include a dumpster, concrete wall and chain-link fence.“It is the least attractive part of our whole property,” Snodgrass said, “but I felt like that was also very relevant because Lent is when we examine the parts of ourselves that we try to hide away.”Similarly, the Grace Church stations wind along the parking lot as well as through a memorial garden. Backdrops include trees and flowers in some places but a fence and apartment building in others. Background noise includes car and truck traffic, barking dogs and passing trains.“That’s been a powerful part of the experience for people,” said the Rev. Susan Ironside, Grace’s rector.Grace parishioners customarily pray the stations indoors at the church but couldn’t safely do that this year, she said. “This has brought a new sense of what it’s like to pray about a God who took on frail flesh. When you hear the world going on around you, it’s a very interesting way – and moving way – to ponder the Passion of Jesus when the town is going on about us as we have our life of prayer.”“It’s very effective and very healing for us, praying something that is both very familiar but in a completely new way and a completely new context and in a completely new light of living in pandemic,” she said. “Thinking about human suffering in general and God’s solidarity with it this year is a uniquely powerful experience.”Grace’s stations are simple wooden crosses, marked with Roman numerals. A booklet provides a map and traditional prayers and readings from the Book of Occasional Services.Worshippers can light a candle at the conclusion of the Stations of the Cross at Grace Church in Madison, New Jersey. “When I come to work, I see fresh wax. I see lovely evidence of God’s people at prayer,” says the church’s rector, the Rev. Susan Ironside. Photo: Sharon SheridanThe journey “concludes at a large cross where we invite people to light a candle with their prayer offering and intention of some kind,” Ironside said. “When I come to work, I see fresh wax. I see lovely evidence of God’s people at prayer.”The outdoor stations can be a less-intimidating way for non-church members to participate, she said. “It’s been a good way to connect with one another and with our community.”Dwyer first visited the stations with two student colleagues from nearby Drew Theological School. “One of them said that they knew stations from growing up Roman Catholic, and the other one, I don’t think she had ever done stations before.”For Dwyer, a lifelong Episcopalian, the stations are a treasured tradition.“Stations is something I try to do as often as possible during Lent. I’ve been doing stations since I was a child,” she said. “A couple of years ago, I led a weekly stations at Christ Church, Bloomfield/Glen Ridge [New Jersey]. We divvied up the parts, just seven or eight people going around.”While that church has “gorgeous” images, simply walking and praying Grace’s outdoor stations was spiritually fulfilling for Dwyer. “You didn’t need the images,” she said. “It was just as meaningful just going from bare wooden cross to bare wooden cross.”In another Holy Week pandemic innovation, the Diocese of New Jersey church where Harlow-Jennings works as music director, St. John on the Mountain in Bernardsville, is planning an outdoor garden of repose where people can come and pray throughout the night on Maundy Thursday into Good Friday. This and the outdoor stations allow people to engage their faith in a new way while pandemic restrictions remain, he said.“People are hungry for coming back to do something in real life, in person, and this is a chance to sort of nudge people into a different realm of prayer than they might otherwise be comfortable with,” Harlow-Jennings said. “It’s almost like a chance to rekindle older traditions.”-Sharon Sheridan Hausman is a freelance journalist and a priest in the Diocese of Newark. 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Apopka High Grad Ty Darlington signs free agent contract with Titans

first_img Ty DarlingtonApopka High School football standout Ty Darlington signed a free agent contract today with The Tennessee Titans.Darlington played Center at AHS for his father and coach Rick Darlington from 2008-2011.At AHS, Darlington received many honors both on the field and academically.  He was 
selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, was the No. 2 player in The Super 60 rankings for Central Florida,  No. 5 player in The Florida Top 100, Two-time first team All-State, Two-time Class 8A All-Central Florida. He was also the Class Valedictorian for for AHS, carried a 5.1 weighted GPA,  scored a 33 on his ACT and a 2060 on his SAT.He signed a scholarship with The University of Oklahoma in 2012.During his senior season with the Sooners, Darlington was the winner of Campbell Trophy and Wuerffel Trophy, a finalist for Senior CLASS Award, named honorable mention All-American by Sports Illustrated,  selected to the All-Big 12 First Team by league’s coaches and Phil Steele, chosen for All-Big 12 Second Team by AP, was the CoSIDA Academic All-American,  Big 12 Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year and winner of OU’s Bob Kalsu Award. Darlington played in and started 12 games at center this season for Oklahoma, and was named to the   Academic All-Big 12 First Team. The Sooners made it to The Final Four of the College Football Championships last season.The Titans struggles to a 3-13 2015 season under rookie Quarterback Marcus Mariota.“Excited to be heading to rookie minicamp with the Titans,” said Darlington on Twitter. “All I needed was a chance! Glory to God!”*****Related story: Apopka High Grad KJ Dillon drafted by Houston Texans This is so awesome, and your from Apopka FL you rock, keep your head high, the sky’s the limit, but remember to always put God first, congratulations, Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter May 1, 2016 at 11:56 pm 2 COMMENTS Way to go young man. You deserve this. Just remember to always put God first in your life. He has helped you get this far and he will never leave you. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Beverly Ann Miller Pat Reply center_img TAGSApopka High SchoolNFL DraftTy DarlingtonUniversity of Oklahoma Previous articleThe important role vaccines may play in helping keep children and adults healthyNext articleFireSpring Fund Now Accepting Applications Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here May 1, 2016 at 9:02 pm Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment!last_img read more