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Articles
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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Those who opposed Robinson’s consent determined to go forward

8/7/2003

Prayer service of those opposed to Gene Robinson's confirmation
  

 
Tears, prayers, and consoling words revealed the depth of disappointment over Tuesday’s confirmation of New Hampshire Bishop-elect Gene Robinson during the Anglican American Council’s worship yesterday at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Some 320 orthodox Episcopalians including clergy and bishops packed into the historic church’s chapel and surrounding common spaces to hear Bishop Robert Duncan of the Diocese of Pittsburgh offer a blueprint for reaction and action.

“It is a grave blow,” said Duncan in his sermon. “But it’s a particular battle. We know who’s won the victory. What we have to do is go forward in faith,” he charged, adding, “Forward in Faith, doesn’t that sound like a nice name?” (Forward in Faith North America, part of a worldwide association of Anglicans opposed to ordination of women as priests or bishops, has sponsored an alternative worship at Westminster each day of Convention.)

“Whether we lost battles along the way, never mind. It is truly His fight, a victory revealed day by day,” the bishop said, mentioning that after announcement of the Robinson vote yesterday, opponents gathered to sing and pray, not to protest.

Prayers for Anglican leaders included Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold, who voted for Robinson’s confirmation. “We pray that our division may cease and that, for this congregation, we may be delivered of hardness of heart,” said celebrant, the Rev. Daniel  Herron of Albany.

Bishops attending the service included Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon of the Kaduna province in Nigeria, who delivered the sermon during Convention’s Eucharist on Sunday.

Idowu-Fearon said Tuesday’s vote encouraged him to bring good news back to his province.

“Forty-three bishops voted against confirmation,” he said. “I was expecting 25, so I’m really grateful to the Lord for answering my prayers. Contrary to what most believe, we have a good number within ECUSA who support biblical principles and they are prepared to die for what they believe.

“I’ll be telling them I sat through the debate and it’s very clear in the House of Bishops that a significant number believe that they are leading the Anglican Church by this decision. They believe those of us who are value-based are afraid and they also believe eventually we will follow them.”

Following Eucharist came word of the Rev. Kendall Harmon’s statement to the House of Deputies. He said that AAC-affiliated deputies would leave Convention for the day or the duration.

The Rev. Donald  Curran, a deputy from Central Florida, said, “We have to take the truth to many people back home who are going to be very surprised at how the deputation voted. I’m not sure how parishioners are going to handle it.

Bishop John W. Howe of the Diocese of Central Florida said: “We’ll call a special convention and see what this means to us. As far as action, we’ll consider all options.”

Bishop Michael Nazer-Ali, at Convention from the the Church of England, said that the matter “isn’t closed yet.”

The Rev. David Anderson, head of the AAC., said that “when word reaches the Internet that the elevation of Gene Robinson as bishop of the Anglican Communion has taken place, the mullahs will take that off the Internet and read it at Friday prayers in Islamic countries. And there will be Christians who will die as a result of that, in different points where the Anglican Church and the Islamic communities touch.”


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