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General Convention 2003 Images
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GC 2003: Gospel choir leads worship, "Help is on the way"

Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold presides at St. George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem.


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Waving the flag of Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is welcomed by the House of Deputies as a new diocese of the Episcopal Church USA.
(ENS photo by M. Levison, Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

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Gene Robinson with his partner and daughter

Bishop-elect Gene Robinson introduces his daughter Ella and his partner Mark Andrew at a press conference following a decisive vote of consent in the House of Deputies.
(ENS photo by David Skidmore)

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Hundreds watched the Gene Robinson hearing on a television monitor

Hundreds who could not get into the room where the election of Gene Robinson was discussed watched the hearing on a television monitor.
(ENS photo by Richard Sennott, Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

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A bird’s eye view of the House of Deputies

A bird’s eye view of the House of Deputies during its meeting at the Minneapolis General Convention.
(ENS photo by Jeff Smith)

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Opposites working together

Opposites working together, the Rev. Elizabeth Kaeton (Newark) and the Rev. Sharon Lewis (Southwest Florida) propose a compromise resolution on reparative therapy for gays and lesbians at the Episcopal Church's 74th General Convention in Minneapolis.
(ENS Photo by Robert Morrison)

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PB & Werner at final press conference

PB & Werner at final press conference

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Children's Vacation Bible School

For the first time, children were welcomed to General Convention where they had their own Vacation Bible School at Gethsemane Church in downtown Minneapolis.
(ENS photo by Jeff Smith)

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Bird's-eye view of House of Deputies

A bird’s eye view of the House of Deputies during its meeting at the Minneapolis General Convention.
(ENS photo by Jeff Smith)

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Bishop Jelinek celebrating Eucharist

Bishop James Jelinek of Minnesota celebrated the Eucharist, assisted by the Rev. Susanne Watson Epting and the Rev. Tony Jewiss of the General Convention Office in New York.
(ENS photo by Jeff Smith)

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Bishop Robert Duncan at AAC strategy meeting

Bishop Robert Duncan of Pittsburgh addressed a strategy meeting of the American Anglican Council to discuss opposition to Gene Robinson’s election as bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire.
(ENS photo by Jeff Smith)

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Bishop-elect Gene Robinson press conference

The Rev. Gene Robinson met with the press following the ratification of his election as bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire.
(ENS photo by Jeff Smith)

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New Hampshire deputy Gene Robinson in House of Deputies

The Rev. Gene Robinson joined other clergy and laity in representing the Diocese of New Hampshire at the Minneapolis General Convention.
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Bishop Jelinek welcoming at Convention Eucharist

Bishop James Jelinek of the host Diocese of Minnesota welcomed the congregation to morning Eucharist during General Convention.
(ENS photo by Jeff Smith)

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Presiding Bishop Griswold celebrating Convention Eucharist

Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold celebrated the Eucharist during the Minneapolis General Convention.
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Convention Eucharist Altar Guild

Women of the Altar Guild were ready to play their part during the Eucharist at the General Convention.
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Gathered congregation at Convention Eucharist

Thousands gathered for the Convention Eucharist at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
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Presiding Bishop Griswold at Global Reconciliation Forum

Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold addressed a forum on global reconciliation held at St. Mark’s Cathedral during the General Convention.
(ENS photo by Jeff Smith)

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Archbishop Ndungane at Global Reconciliation Form

Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane of South Africa was one of the keynote speakers at a forum on global reconciliation at St. Mark’s Cathedral during the General Convention.
(ENS photo by Jeff Smith)

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Open Hearing on Same-Sex Rites

Hundreds of people packed a hotel ballroom during the open hearing by the Joint Standing Committee on Liturgy and Music dealing with the issue of rites for the blessing of same-sex relationships. (ENS photo by Jeff Smith)

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Bishop Gayle Harris at Integrity Eucharist

Bishop Gayle Harris of Massachusetts preached at a Eucharist sponsored by Integrity at St. Mark’s Cathedral in downtown Minneapolis during the General Convention.
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Bishop-elect Gene Robinson at Integrity Eucharist

The Rev. Gene Robinson greeted a television reporter before a Eucharist sponsored by Integrity at St. Mark’s Cathedral in downtown Minneapolis during the General Convention.
(ENS photo by Jeff Smith)

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Presiding Bishop Griswold announces Robinson election ratification

Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold announces that the bishops voted 62 to 43 to ratify the election of the Rev. Gene Robinson as bishop of New Hampshire.
(ENS photo by Richard Sennott, Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

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Presiding Bishop Griswold leading HOB in prayer

Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold led the House of Bishops in prayer before the vote on ratifying the election of Gene Robinson as bishop of New Hampshire, joined by Bishop Richard Chang of Hawaii (left), secretary of the House of Bishops, and retired Bishop John Buchanan of West Missouri.
(ENS photo by Richard Sennott, Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

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AAC President David Anderson with press

The Rev. David Anderson, president of the American Anglican Council, spoke to the press following key votes at General Convention.
(ENS photo by Richard Sennott, Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

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House of Deputies President George Werner presiding

Dean George Werner, president of the House of Deputies, presides over a session during the General Convention in Minneapolis.
(ENS photo by Richard Sennott, Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

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Bishop-elect Gene Robinson greeting supporter

The Rev. Canon Gene Robinson greets a supporter during the General Convention that endorsed his election as bishop of New Hampshire.
(ENS photo by Richard Sennott, Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

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Bishop-elect Gene Robinson at Election Hearing

The Rev. Canon Gene Robinson addressed a packed hearing on his election as bishop of New Hampshire.
(ENS photo by Richard Sennott, Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

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