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The Liberating (and Challenging) Love of God

Mary Lee and the Presiding Bishop after the installation. by the Rev. Mary Lee Wile, Deacon St. Paul’s, Brunswick My very first auditory memory involves lying on the wooden pew in St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Evanston, Illinois, listening to the sound of the liturgy wash over me. I’ve spent my life as an Episcopalian,…

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The Episcopal Church “is waking up!”

General Convention round-up

With Bishop Steve Lane and all deputies safely back in Maine, the 78th General Convention is history as well as historic. House of Deputies News has a comprehensive round-up story titled “Deputies sprint to the finish” here. We offer a last few photos of Convention: [Editor’s note: I promise to not divulge the identity of…

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Presiding Bishop-Elect Michael Curry’s sermon at the closing GC Eucharist

Below is a video of the Presiding Bishop-Elect Michael Curry’s sermon at the closing Eucharist of the 78th General Convention. The text is available here. Also, below is a video of the Presiding Bishop reading a letter of congratulation sent to Bishop Curry from President Barack Obama. Here is a link on White House letterhead.

Mainers in Salt Lake City in 2m 58s

Day 8 at General Convention – the home stretch in sight

Bishops and deputies put in another long day as they moved through resolutions on a wide range of topics, both those to do with the structure and governance of the church and those looking to the Church’s role in the wider world. Convention will end no later than Friday, July 3, at 6:30 p.m. Deputies…

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Deputy of the Day – Dick Rozene

by Dick Rozene, Deputation Chair St. Ann’s, Windham Today was one of our busiest days of the General Convention. We met as the House of Deputies to continue the discussion on the restructuring and streamlining of TEC operations; we met to hear and participate in the House of Deputies debate on marriage; and we met…

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Three days to go – News, video, photos from General Convention

As of today, the Episcopal Church is two-thirds through its nine day General Convention in Salt Lake City. Members of the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops are deeply engaged in the consideration of 334 resolutions that have come through the 22 cognate legislative committees. Maine deputies have worked hard and into the…

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Day 6 of General Convention – Bishop Lane’s daily update

Deputy of the Day – Mary Lee Wile

Work and Pray Chaplain to the House of Deputies Lester Mackenzie often closes his prayers by saying “because You love it when we pray!” And we do pray, often. At the beginning of each legislative session, our Chaplain leads us in lively, joy-filled, exuberant music and prayer, and sometimes, after adjournment, he can be found…

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