Weekend Roundup for June 18

Beauty from the ashes,  a joyous reunion, remembrances of holy women and holy men, tragedy in Alabama, and more – it’s our weekend roundup of stories from across the church.


Episcopal Church

Diocese of Texas approves merger with Episcopal Church in North Texas (formerly the Diocese of Fort Worth).


Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston celebrates the life of the first female Anglican Bishop, the Rt Rev Barbara Harris on what would have been her 92nd birthday.https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2022/06/13/the-rt-rev-barbara-harris-first-female-bishop-in-the-anglican-communion-remembered-at-boston-memorial-service/



General Convention

Environmentally focused committees move along resolutions to be considered at GC.




Parishes in the News

A small congregation in central New York host an ordination for the first time in decades (full disclosure, this is my own diocese). 


Artist restores stoles from ashes after arson at Little Rock’s Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.


Two murdered at Potluck in Alabama parish.


Former Louisiana parish now permanent home of “The Jesuit and Episcopal Connection to Slavery,” a project of the River Road African American Museum.


New Jersey parish to celebrate 150th anniversary with an 8-day feast.


Bishop’s Corner

First bishop of Eastern Michigan, the Rt Rev Edwin Leidel Jr, has died.



Anglican Communion

Scottish Episcopal Church meets in Synod where Primus condemns UK refugee deportation scheme.

Former child refugee, the Rt Rev Anthony Poggo, named as next Secretary General of the Anglican Communion. https://www.anglicannews.org/news/2022/06/former-child-refugee-named-as-next-secretary-general-of-the-anglican-communion.aspx



image: the Most Rev Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross & Caithness, and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church at Synod 2022 (from https://www.scotland.anglican.org)

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