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Issue 1, July 30

Issue 2, July 31

Issue 3, August 1

Issue 4, August 2

Issue 5, August 4

Issue 6, August 5

Issue 7, August 6

Issue 8, August 7

Issue 9, August 8 (Final)

Church sees future with 20/20 vision
A whole world in our hands
Griswold gladdened by Convention’s prayer, ‘mission energy’
How are you implementing the 20/20 vision for the church’s future?
Deputies concur: Same-sex rites in use, but common liturgies must wait
Budget decisions favor youth, cultural services
Committee elected to nominate candidates for next Presiding Bishop
For the living of these days
For the facing of this hour
Wrap-up of legislation
Media and mission
U.N.’s Jeffrey Sachs calls Church to moral challenge of reconciliation
World Mission statement calls for new focus on evangelism, service
Anglican Observer takes Convention as opportunity to connect with U.S. Episcopalians
Well, yes, we made it after all!
Churchwide action on same-gender blessings must wait, bishops say
Three cheers for volunteers
Consent decision sparks widespread reaction
In unity, diversity, ecumenical visitors share insights
What are you and your congregation doing to improve the environment?
Earth to Convention…protect our food
Those who opposed Robinson’s consent determined to go forward
Saints of God photo
Deputies elect Anderson VP; Werner re-elected president
Venezuela joins ECUSA
Venezuela nueva diócesis de ECUSA
Robinson ratified; Bishops vote 62-43
Interfaith voices strong in support, but church members fear divisions
Native American singers and drummers photo
Title III debate moves forward, sans dramatic changes
What can individuals do to further world peace?
Transfiguration: bomb tests spark lessons in peace
Nazi treatment of gays recalled
Signs and Wonders
Committee expedites 97 late-breaking resolutions
Accusations put Robinson consent on hold
Hiroshima and Healing
Bishop recalls Hiroshima blast: ‘I felt like the room…was dyed purple’
Unawareness is root of all racism, PB tells forum
Youth, young adults lead budget priorities
How should the church invest in youth?
Young adult voices replace rhetoric, command respect
Title III revision favors standing committees’ referral of candidates
Cultural competence essential for seminarians, advocates say
Culturally diverse rites vital to 20/20, bishops affirm
Saints come marching in
Gold: the color of our church
Deputies OK Robinson election
I will raise them up!
'One people reconciled'
Why must the church continue to confront racism?
Once deacons themselves?
Puerto Rico diocese joins ECUSA
Puerto Rico miembro pleno de ECUSA
Francis and Solheim honored
Bishops reject direct ordination to priesthood
Bishops to mull local option for same-sex rites
What is your opinion of capital punishment?
Robinson hearing sets stage for Deputies
Gap widens to chasm says Cape Town archbishop
Sunday Eucharist set for 10 a.m.; Nigerian Archbishop to preach
Witnesses debate blessings’ potential for mission
Ryan reiterates why he could not throw the switch
To the Pointillism
My Lord! What a morning of prayer
Miscellaneous Photo
Chapel's stations update Way of Cross
Art is muse for meditation
What is your prayer for Convention?
For all the saints: Bishops recommend names to calendar
20/20 energy surges through Convention
We're one big, happy Abrahamic family
Christian hope grew in Ground Zero's grief
Being a peace church in the world of war
Church's mission starts with inclusion
No more conversation on women’s ordination, committee decides
Briefly Noted…
Shop now in marketplace of faith
Miscellaneous Photos
Ethnic communities launch new caucus
Sexuality issues spark ‘teachable moments’across Convention
Dioceses encouraged to take up mission of reconciliation
This Family Robinson: New granddaughter delights bishop-elect
How does reconciliation occur in your diocese?
‘We need the gift of one another…,’ PB tells Convention
Nightly ‘General Convention News’ broadcast makes debut
Church’s youngest members find Convention home
Baptismal covenant forms foundation for Title III revisions
Comunidades étnicas se organizan para la Convención General
Catch cues from Cape Town
Middle East, 9/11, Bridging Cultures, 20/20... Can We Talk?
How is the General Convention reflecting the diversity of the Church?
Consent votes for bishops-elect
Visitors, guests emphasize our global connections
Experienced news teams working this convention
Enjoy Minneapolis – but not too much!
Young people add their voices to mix at convention
Budget seeks to reconcile abundance of faith in time of scarcity
Worship to embrace diversity of languages, cultures, music
Morning aims to help participants ground decisions in prayer
Peace group to mark Hiroshima anniversary, host workshops
The Witness magazine to honor peace and justice advocates
American Anglican Council offers ‘Place to Stand’ for traditional views
Collaborative of ministry groups share in ‘Claiming the Blessing’
Video showcases women’s ministries
Be sure to find “The Great Minnesota Welcome”
Committee members ponder issues of faith and genetics, food safety

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For all the saints: Bishops recommend names to calendar
One was a writer, One was a priest…One was, well, er?

C.S. Lewis, Florence Li Tim-Oi and Janani Luwum should be considered saints; Bishops Tikhon, and John Roberts may be on the route to sainthood; King Charles I is no saint.

That was the verdict of the House of Bishops, concurring with recommendations of the Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music cognate committees on candidates for inclusion in the Calendar of Lesser Feasts and Fasts.

During committee hearings, Canon Christopher Hall of Christ Church, Oxford, traveled from England to testify on behalf of Florence Li Tim-Oi of Hong Kong, the Anglican Communion’s first female priest, whom his father ordained in 1944. He recalled her as “a delightful and very holy woman.”

She was a deacon serving in Macao who took over Eucharistic ministries when the Japanese invasion prevented priests from coming to celebrate Eucharist. Bishop Ronald Hall of Hong Kong, believing it improper for someone not a priest to preside at Eucharist, met with her and decided to ordain her, the younger Hall recounted. “He felt that what he was doing was simply what Peter had done with Cornelius, that here was somebody that God had already chosen, had endowed with the spirit and the charisma of priesthood.”
Working in China, the priest’s ministry was halted for 23 years following the Cultural Revolution. “She was confronted by the Red Guards and made personally to cut up her clerical robes,” Hall said. She resumed her ministry after churches reopened in 1979.
Bishops voted to approve her for inclusion in the calendar on a trial basis.

Bishops soundly defeated an attempt to name Charles to the calendar. Earlier the committees had heard spirited testimony on both sides of the issue.

“I don’t think we need another old English king in our lectionary,” deputy Nigel Renton of California, a committee member in past conventions, told the committees. Some would dispute calling him a martyr, considering his death a result of politics, he said. Either way, he said, “I do not think he is an appropriate model for us to add to our calendar in the 21st century.” He noted Charles had been considered at more than one previous convention.

The Rev. Shannon Johnston of Mississippi countered that “there’s a lot of baggage around Charles that really is irrelevant” to his being an appropriate model for today’s Episcopalian. “Charles died because he didn’t sell out to make the English church Presbyterian or Free Church,” he said. “He died to preserve the episcopate.”

In other business, the bishops voted to:

• Authorize continuing use of Enriching Our Worship volumes 1 and 2;

•Refer consideration for the calendar of the Rev. Dr. John Roberts, who ministered to Wyoming’s Native Americans, and Tikhon, Russian Orthodox bishop of Alaska and North America, to the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music;

•Give final approval to including Enmegahbowh, Florence Nightingale and Philip the Deacon in the church calendar;

•Approve on a trial basis inclusion of Janani Luwum, archbishop of Uganda and martyr, William Temple, archbishop of Canterbury, Clive Staples Lewis, apologist and spiritual writer, and Philander Chase, bishop of Ohio and Illinois.


Full General Convention 2003 Schedule

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