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6/7/2006
[Episcopal News Service] 

NEW YORK CITY: St. John the Divine to host Chinese Bible exhibit
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Episcopal priest shares personal spiritual journey
HOUSTON, Texas: Bishop Wimberly to throw out first pitch
SPECULATOR, New York: The Diocese of Albany to meet in convention
DUXBURY, Massachusetts: Silent retreat offered
CLEVELAND, Ohio: Art exhibit showcases talent from Trinity's outreach program 
FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania: St. Thomas to hold Celtic Service


Today…

NEW YORK CITY: St. John the Divine to host Chinese Bible exhibit -- An exhibit of more than 100 Bibles and religious artifacts from China will be on public display at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City, through June 12. This marks the first time these artifacts have been displayed outside of China.

Titled "The Bible Ministry of the Protestant Church in China: A Lamp to My Feet, A Light to My Path," the extensive exhibit will include numerous priceless pieces: a fourth century Bible, a nine-foot long carved wooden mural of the life of Jesus Christ, historical photographs, artifacts, traditional Chinese paintings, calligraphy, wood carvings, paper-cuts, batik and more.

Organized by the China Christian Council, the exhibit is sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of New York, American Bible Society, and the Council of Churches of the City of New York (CCCNY).

New York City is the last stop on the three city USA tour of the exhibit. The exhibit has been shown in Los Angeles at the Crystal Cathedral, April 27 - May 4 and will be in Atlanta at the Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, May 19-24.

For more information call Blair Carlson, American Bible Society, at 212.408.8700.

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Episcopal priest shares personal spiritual journey -- On June 7, at 7:30 p.m., in Washington National Cathedral's Nave, Episcopal priest and author Barbara Brown Taylor will hold a lecture "Leaving Church: From Public Truth to Private Truth" and speak of her search for a real life that honors both God and the fullness of her own humanity. Come hear the personal story of her journey as mirrored in her shift from being a writer of sermons to a chronicler of private struggle to discern God's call.

Tickets: $15, $13 for members of the NCA, and $8 for seniors, students and those with limited income.

For more information visit: http://www.cathedral.org/cathedral/register/taylor2006sp.shtml.


Coming June 8, 2006...

HOUSTON, Texas: Bishop Wimberly to throw out first pitch -- In celebration of the Fourth Annual Episcopal Night with the Houston Astros, the Rt. Rev. Don A. Wimberly, Bishop of the Diocese of Texas, will throw out the first pitch at the June 8 Astros vs. Atlanta Braves game at Minute Maid Park.

Thousands of Episcopalians are expected to attend in hopes of exceeding the attendance record of 5,000 set in 2005.

A portion of each ticket sale will benefit "We Are One Church," which raises funds to build new churches in underserved areas of the diocese and strengthens existing congregations.

St. Martin's, Houston, Parish Choir will lead the crowd in the National Anthem. To order tickets for the game, visit http://www.epicenter.org.


Coming June 9, 2006...

SPECULATOR, New York: The Diocese of Albany to meet in convention -- The Diocese of Albany will meet in convention June 9-11 at Camp-of-the-Woods in Speculator, New York. For more information visit: http://www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org

DUXBURY, Massachusetts: Silent retreat offered -- St. Margaret's Convent will offer a silent retreat June 9-11. Participants are offered time, and space for prayer and contemplation in a seaside setting on Duxbury Bay.

Cost for the weekend is $130. For more information and registration call 617.445.8961, 127, or email resbostonssm@yahoo.com.
 



Coming June 10, 2006…

CLEVELAND, Ohio: Art exhibit showcases talent from Trinity's outreach program -- Every Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday through June 25, "Heartspace," Trinity Cathedral's outreach program, will exhibit the artistic works of the participants of "A Place at the Table" in the Gallery at Trinity Commons.

"A Place at the Table" is Trinity Cathedral's program that serves homeless people in the community. The exhibit is a compilation of the pieces they have made since 2003.  For more information email Mary Ann Breisch, curator, at mabinc@sbcglobal.net.


Coming June 11, 2006...

FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania: St. Thomas to hold Celtic Service -- St. Thomas' Church, Whitemarsh, will hold a Celtic Service on June 11 at 10 a.m. All are invited to experience the splendor of candlelight, the richness of the Word and the musical beauty of Celtic worship.

For more information visit http://www.stthomaswhitemarsh.org.