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From General Convention – July 4

Greetings from Austin! All members of the Diocese of  Maine deputation and Bishop Steve and Gretchen Lane arrived safe and sound in Austin by Tuesday afternoon.   Deputation members with committee assignments attended the first of many meetings in the evening and then everyone gathered to check in at 8 p.m. to plan for frenetic…

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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on Hurricane Harvey

Our brothers and sisters in Texas and Louisiana need our help.” Jump down to an update from the Diocese of Texas – 5 p.m., August 29 August 29, 2017 Long ago the prophet Malachi taught that we are all children of God by virtue of our creation by the same God. “Have we not all…

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River of Life Pilgrimage: praying with your eyes wide open

by Heidi Shott Canon for Communication and Advocacy Until two weeks ago, I didn’t own a kayak rack so my kayaking adventures, over the years, have been limited to paddling from my dock on the millpond at the southern end of Damariscotta Lake to Bryant Island – about a four mile round trip. No sweat,…

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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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