The Rev. Charlie Holt announced August 11 that he has been named rector of St. Mark’s in Jacksonville, one of the largest churches in the Diocese of Florida., The Living Church reported.
The Rev. Jerry Pillay and President Cyril Ramaphose also discussed the role of the WCC and South African leaders.
A wave of older clergy will retire in the coming decades, with fewer seminary students in the pipeline to replace them.
Peers’ 18-year-primacy saw many changes in both the church and society.
Lilly Endowment Inc. is supporting “The Camino Project: Faith-Forward Pathways for Episcopal Families.”
The diocese led trips to Historic Stagville, part of a former plantation, and the International Civil Rights Center & Museum.
“I am not just burning my mask however. I am using that as a symbol of transformation, a way to remind myself and those around me that the journey of Lent is preparing us for the beauty of Easter Sunday. So how will I accomplish this? This year, by creating artwork from the ashes.”
“The realm of emotion is also a place of fickleness. Sometimes I feel God’s presence there and sometimes I have only ashes in my heart. I can feel a deep joy in a melody, the winging of a goose over the rooftops, the prisms in a snowflake. But just as quickly I can be crushed by loss, fear or illness.”