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  • A Woman Wrapped in Silence – A Consideration of a Brief Remark in Pope Benedict’s New Book

    12/07/2012 2:08:04 PM PST · by NYer · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 6, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Along with many of you, I am reading Pope Benedict’s latest book, volume 3 of Jesus of Nazareth, on the infancy narratives. I was very moved at a very brief reflection that he made on Mary, as the Angel Gabriel left her. His remarks consider on her faith in a very touching manner. I must say that I have always been moved by the faith of the Blessed Mother and intrigued too, for she is a woman wrapped in silence. The Pope’s words capture both her faith and the mystery of her. Here is what the Pope says:I consider it...
  • Following the Truth: Listening To Mary’s Voice – Part 7 (Her Final Words) [Catholic Caucus]

    05/09/2012 9:27:31 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FollowingtheTruth.com ^ | Feb 27th, 2012 | Gary Zimak
    Listening To Mary’s Voice – Part 7 (Her Final Words) Feb 27th, 2012by Gary Zimak.   As we conclude this series on Mary’s words in Scripture, her advice to the servants at Cana summarizes her faith and how she lived her life. After informing Jesus that “they have no wine”, Mary turned to the servants and uttered her last recorded words in the Bible:“Do whatever he tells you.” (John 2:5)Throughout this study, we have listened to the Blessed Mother’s words as she teaches us how to better live our Christian faith:“How can this be, since I have no relations with...
  • [CATHOLIC/ORTHODOX CAUCUS] 2nd Luminous Mystery: The Wedding at Cana (Patristic Rosary)

    10/07/2010 2:12:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 10/7/2006 | Fr John Zuhlsdorf
    We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the:2nd Luminous Mystery: The Wedding at CanaThe late great John Paul II wrote in his letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae wrote: 24. The Rosary is at the service of this ideal; it offers the “secret” which leads easily to a profound and inward knowledge of Christ. We might call it Mary’s way. It is the way of the example of the Virgin of Nazareth, a woman of faith, of silence, of attentive listening. It is also the way of a Marian devotion inspired by knowledge of the inseparable bond between Christ and his...
  • ndings and beginnings: Controversial archbishop of Nigeria Peter Akinola steps down with purpose

    03/10/2010 8:43:46 AM PST · by rhema · 6 replies · 206+ views
    WORLD ^ | March 13, 2010 | Mindy Belz
    It's a strange phenomenon when weather—or anything—slows the archbishop of Nigeria, Peter Akinola. But that's what happened when record snowfall in Washington last month forced the cancellation of a long-anticipated celebration, known among Anglicans as a festal eucharist, to commemorate Akinola. The stout, 66-year-old clergyman, who friends say gets by on three to four hours' sleep a night and keeps a travel schedule to rival any gold-status f requent flier, will step down March 25 as head of the Anglican church in Nigeria—at 20 million, the largest Anglican communion in the world. The event that was to include national and...
  • The Wedding at Cana: Does Jesus Rebuke His Mother?

    01/16/2010 9:38:57 AM PST · by GonzoII · 42 replies · 1,347+ views
    adw.org ^ | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Jesus and his mother Mary were at a wedding feast at Cana (as recorded in John 2). There is what seems to us a tense interaction between them. Mary observes that they have no more wine. And Jesus says to her, Woman, how does this concern of yours affect me? My hour has not yet come. (Jn 2:4). To modern English ears this response of Jesus seems terse and off-putting. Is Jesus annoyed by his mother’s request? A little study of culture reveals that his repsonse ot his mother is not disrespectful but is in fact a sign of respect...
  • Conservative Anglicans Celebrate Growth; Lament Episcopal Actions (breakaway Anglican group growing)

    08/02/2009 12:33:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies · 521+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 8/2/2009 | Lillian Kwon
    Conservative Anglican leader the Rt. Rev. Martyn Minns has a message for the Archbishop of Canterbury: "We're here; we're doing the work of Gospel; we are within the Anglican mainstream; and we are doing the very things that he declares that we should be about." ut he can't say the same for The Episcopal Church. Minns celebrated the growth of his breakaway group, the Convocation of Anglicans in North America, this week during their third annual council in Herndon, Va. It's a story of redemption, Minns said Friday. "Birthed because of a disaster, the abandonment of biblical Christianity by the...
  • Episcopal parishes in Emporia, Purdy quit over gay issue

    10/10/2008 2:18:57 PM PDT · by csvset · 22 replies · 471+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | October 10, 2008 | Steven G. Vegh
    Two small parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia have quit the denomination over gay ordination and joined a like-minded group of dissident churches based in Northern Virginia. The break-away Anglican District of Virginia announced Friday that Christ Church in Emporia and Grace Church in Purdy had become members. The district now includes 23 parishes that have cut ties with the Episcopal Church. Church of the Messiah in Chesapeake quit the Episcopal denomination in 2006. Grace Episcopal Church in Newport News quit a couple years earlier. The Southern Virginia diocese has about 120 parishes, including more than two dozen...
  • Virginia Judge Rules Division Statute is Constitutional

    06/27/2008 11:01:09 AM PDT · by Credo · 14 replies · 118+ views
    Stand Firm ^ | 6/27/2008 | Greg Griffith
    Anglican Churches Win on Constitutional Grounds Va. Court Upholds Constitutionality of Virginia Division Statute to End Episcopal Attempt to Seize Control Over Church Property FAIRFAX, Va. (June 27, 2008) – The 11 churches sued by The Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Virginia celebrated today’s Fairfax County Circuit Court ruling that confirms the constitutionality of Virginia Division Statute (Virginia Code § 57-9). The 11 churches named in the lawsuit are members of the Anglican District of Virginia (ADV). “We are pleased with Judge Bellows’ ruling today. After meticulous examination, the judge ruled to uphold the constitutionality of the Virginia Division...
  • BREAKING: Virginia Judge Rules in Favor of Parishes [Episcopal Church Split]

    04/03/2008 11:43:46 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 10 replies · 126+ views
    Stand Firm In Faith ^ | April 4, 2008 | Greg Griffith
    "The Court agrees that it was major divisions such as those within the Methodist and Presbyterian churches that prompted the passage of 57-9. However, it blinks at reality to characterize the ongoing division within the Diocese, ECUSA, and the Anglican Communion as anything but a division of the first magnitude..."
  • A Round Up of links on the Virginia Court Ruling [Episcopal]

    04/05/2008 9:58:16 AM PDT · by sionnsar · 2 replies · 133+ views
    TitusOneNine ^ | 4/04/2008 | The Elves
    Given that there are new articles and press releases, etc. being released frequently, and the potential significance of the story, we thought it would be helpful to provide a roundup of all the Virginia court ruling links in one place. We'll keep updating this periodically: Primary Source documents: Court Ruling and Press Releases or Letters The Court Ruling: [Stand Firm has a PDF here] The Anglican District of Virginia (ADV) Press Release: The Diocese of Virginia Press Release: The CANA Press Release: The Presiding Bishop's Statement: A letter from the Rev. John Yates, rector of the Falls Church A letter...
  • (VA) Episcopal parishes awarded property, assets

    04/04/2008 7:30:27 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 21 replies · 65+ views
    Episcopal parishes awarded property, assets By Julia Duin April 4, 2008 A Fairfax circuit judge has awarded a favorable judgment to a group of 11 Anglican churches that were taken to court last fall after breaking away from the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia in late 2006. In an 83-page opinion released late last night, Judge Randy Bellows ruled that Virginia's Civil War-era “division statute” granting property to departing congregations applies to the Northern Virginia congregations, which are now part of the Nigerian-administered Convocation of Anglicans in North America.
  • VA: Judge Rules in Favor of Dissenting Anglican Churches

    04/04/2008 6:48:45 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 44 replies · 58+ views
    Virtue Online ^ | 2008-04-04 | David W. Virtue
    A judge in Fairfax County Court has ruled in favor of a group of 11 churches, all members of the Anglican District of Virginia (ADV) who want to keep their properties. Last year they broke free from The Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Virginia and came under the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA), the Nigerian branch of the Anglican Communion established in the United States. Judge Randy I. Bellows citing the Virginia Division Statute (Virginia Code § 57-9) said the churches could keep their property at least for the moment though the Episcopal Church is expected to...
  • Breaking: VA Attny General sides with VA congregations that voted to separate from TEC

    01/11/2008 3:36:15 PM PST · by sionnsar · 9 replies · 167+ views
    BabyBlueOnline ^ | 1/11/2008 | BabyBlue
    McDonnell: “As a matter of federal constitutional law, the Episcopal Church is simply wrong.” BB NOTE: The Motion is here and the Brief is here. FAIRFAX, Va. (January 11, 2008) – Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell has filed a motion to intervene and a brief in the ongoing church property litigation that is being heard by Fairfax County Circuit Court Judge Randy Bellows involving eleven congregations that separated from the Episcopal Church in 2006 and 2007 and joined the Anglican District of Virginia (ADV). In his brief, Attorney General McDonnell defended the constitutionality of the Virginia Division Statute (Virginia...
  • VIRGINIA: New bishops set for Anglican breakaways

    12/09/2007 2:08:48 PM PST · by Huber · 1 replies · 96+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 9, 2007 | By Julia Duin
    Nigerian Archbishop Peter J. Akinola will preside at a ceremony at a church in Herndon as four new bishops are consecrated today to serve the Convocation of Anglicans in North America. (Agence France-Presse) A new breakaway Anglican group of 11 churches that left the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia over theological differences less than a year ago met last week for its first annual convention. Four new bishops will be consecrated at 2 p.m. today to serve the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA), which includes 61 member congregations siphoned from the Episcopal Church. Nigerian Archbishop Peter J. Akinola will...
  • St Matthew’s, Westerville, (S. Ohio) Votes to affiliate with CANA

    11/23/2007 12:00:28 PM PST · by Huber · 2 replies · 229+ views
    Stand Firm in Faith ^ | Andy Figueroa
    The congregation has voted by more than a two to one margin to authorize the Vestry to negotiate with the Bishop and Diocese to disaffiliate our association with and participation in the Diocese and thereby The Episcopal Church in order to establish association with the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA). http://www.saintmatthewsonline.org/ Last night, after 40 days of prayer and fasting for discernment, the Vestry received the results of the parish balloting from Toukan Associates, CPA. The congregation has voted by more than a two to one margin to authorize the Vestry to negotiate with the Bishop and Diocese...
  • NORTH CAROLINA: Charlotte Episcopalians Defect to Province of West Africa

    11/23/2007 11:54:04 AM PST · by Huber · 11 replies · 438+ views
    www.virtueonline.org ^ | 2007/11/19 | By David W. Virtue
    For the Rev. Canon Filmore Strunk, 55, it was a painful but strangely exhilarating moment in his life and ministry. For 19 years he had been a priest in the Episcopal Church. It had been his life's work and ambition - to bring the unchanging gospel of Jesus Christ to the folks at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Waxhaw, a growing and thriving suburb on the outskirts of Charlotte, North Carolina. On November 1 all that changed. The abandonment of the historic Christian faith, the sexuality mess and the Episcopal Church's embracing of Gnosticism finally proved too much for the...
  • The Washington Times Latest Report on the Virginia Parish Property Suit

    11/23/2007 7:21:46 AM PST · by Huber · 4 replies · 106+ views
    Stand Firm in Faith ^ | November 20, 2007 | Sarah Hey
    But for Julia Duin of the Washington Times, [and here's the link to her latest with lots of great details], and BabyBlue, none of us Episcopalians would know a thing about any of this. Thank God for bloggers and the Internet and this reporter. I will be emailing out the stories to all of my Episcopal friends, and I hope others will too. . . . Because . . . they sure won't learn the details from ENS or a friendly diocesan newsletter. And you know, I don't have any idea who will win in this lawsuit -- and it...
  • Bishop Minns reports on ICON consecrations

    09/09/2007 6:15:08 AM PDT · by Huber · 1 replies · 133+ views
    CANA ^ | 2007.09.03 | ++Martyn Minns
    Dear CANA Friends, Over the past few days Angela, Rachel, and I have had the joyful privilege of taking part in the consecration of three new bishops from Kenya and Uganda to serve in the USA. We were there, along with representatives from most of the provinces of the Global South, to demonstrate our solidarity with each of these new bishops and their families as they begin their ministries. The actual services were exuberant celebrations attended by thousands and both lasted approximately five hours! They were also important milestones in our effort to build a united, biblically based, missionary-minded expression...
  • VA: Court will use Church's Constitution and Canons in deciding property disputes [TEC vs. CANA]

    08/14/2007 11:57:12 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 10 replies · 370+ views
    Episcopal News Service ^ | 2007-08-10 | Matthew Davies and Mary Frances Schjonberg
    Virginia's Fairfax Circuit Court ruled August 10 in favor of the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Virginia in denying the claims of 11 separated congregations that the court should not consider the Church's Constitution and Canons in deciding property disputes. The congregations, in which a majority of members have voted to leave the Episcopal Church but continue to occupy its property, asked the court to dismiss the complaints of the Church and the diocese. After hearing arguments by all parties, the judge overruled all but one part of the motions. The court dismissed the claims of the diocese for...
  • Breakaway Anglican Groups Invited to Form New Alliance

    06/06/2007 8:53:13 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 3 replies · 475+ views
    Christian Post ^ | Mon, Jun. 04 2007 07:09 AM ET | Lillian Kwon
    Breakaway Anglican Groups Invited to Form New Alliance http://www.christianpost.com/article/20070604/27766_Orthodox_Anglicans_to_Initiate_Talks_on_Forming_'Anglican_Union'.htm http://tinyurl.com/37dsm9 By Lillian Kwon Christian Post Reporter Mon, Jun. 04 2007 07:09 AM ET The head of a conservative Anglican network in the United States has invited major breakaway Anglican groups to up the level of their partnership for a united Anglicanism in North America as some predict a split in the Anglican Communion. Bishop Robert Duncan of Pittsburgh, moderator of the Anglican Communion Network, called for a Sept. 25-28 meeting to initiate discussion of creating an "Anglican Union" among the partners. The creation of the union would be a step...
  • Church schism set for Virginia court

    05/21/2007 9:43:43 PM PDT · by Huber · 10 replies · 426+ views
    titusonenine ^ | May 21, 2007
    The mother of all lawsuits pitting Episcopalian against Anglican kicks off today in the red-brick confines of Fairfax County Circuit Court. The case has amassed numerous court filings involving 11 churches, two dozen lawyers, 107 individuals, the 90,000-member Diocese of Virginia, the 2.3 million-member Episcopal Church and the 18.5 million-member Anglican Province of Nigeria. The Episcopal Church and its Virginia Diocese are suing 11 churches, their clergy and lay leaders for leaving the diocese last winter in order to join the Nigerian province. Since the 2003 consecration of the openly homosexual New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson, conservatives have been...
  • Essay by Bishop Martyn Minns: "The Church is flat!"

    05/15/2007 9:33:27 PM PDT · by Huber · 2 replies · 305+ views
    American Anglican Council ^ | May 3, 2007 | The Right Reverend Martyn Minns
    In his book The World is Flat, Thomas Friedman explains how our world has shrunk. Thanks to instant information and rapid transportation, hierarchical structures have been flattened. One global organization that should be ideally positioned for this transformation is the Christian Church. The genius of its founder was that it was designed to be "flat;" small groups with a common vision, a common language of faith, and international networks that crossed national boundaries. As often happens, initial flexibility was soon lost and replaced by more predictable and controllable structures and the early vision forgotten while waiting for another fresh wave...
  • African plants foot in Episcopal battle

    05/13/2007 7:17:01 AM PDT · by Huber · 3 replies · 313+ views
    titusonenine ^ | May 13, 2007
    The Rev. Felix Anyasor was a happy man this week. So was his friend and colleague the Rev. Simon Omoke. The Nigerian-born Houston ministers had just returned from Virginia, where they celebrated the installation by Peter Akinola of a “missionary bishop” to lead U.S. churches that have broken from the Episcopal Church because of disagreements over homosexuality. “It was like the first Christian gathering at Antioch,” Anyasor said of the installation of the former Rt. Rev. Martyn Minns as bishop of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America. “When (Antioch) happened, people from all over the world came. The spirit...
  • Archbishop Akinola Writes the Archbishop of Canterbury

    05/08/2007 5:10:30 AM PDT · by Huber · 1 replies · 296+ views
    titusonenine ^ | May 7th, 2007 | Archbishop Peter Akinola
    Archbishop of Canterbury Lambeth Palace, London Sunday, May 6th, 2007 My dear Rowan, Grace and Peace to you from God the Father and from our Lord Jesus the Christ. I have received your note expressing your reservations regarding my plans to install Bishop Martyn Minns as the first Missionary Bishop of CANA. Even though your spokesmen have publicized the letter and its general content I did not actually receive it until after the ceremony. I do, however, want to respond to your concerns and clarify the situation with regard to CANA. I am also enclosing a copy of my most...
  • Orthodox Anglicans Take 'First Step' Away from Episcopal Church

    05/07/2007 11:03:59 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 12 replies · 702+ views
    Christian Post ^ | Lillian Kwon
    Orthodox Anglicans Take 'First Step' Away from Episcopal Church http://www.christianpost.com/article/20070507/27269_Orthodox_Anglicans_Take_'First_Step'_Away_from_Episcopal_Church.htm http://tinyurl.com/ywlc4m By Lillian Kwon Christian Post Reporter Mon, May. 07 2007 06:43 AM ET WOODBRIDGE, Va. – The installation of a local minister who recently broke with the Episcopal Church and will now oversee other breakaway congregations was a unique and historic event and one that the Nigerian Anglican leader called "just the first step." "The journey ahead is long, the road ... rough, rugged," said Archbishop Peter J. Akinola of the Church of Nigeria, who defied top church leaders on Saturday and installed the Rt. Rev. Martyn Minns as...
  • AN INTERVIEW WITH THE RT. REV. MARTYN MINNS

    05/06/2007 8:03:00 AM PDT · by Huber · 9 replies · 1,674+ views
    www.virtueonline.org ^ | 5/3/2007 | David W Virtue
    The Rev. Martyn Minns became an Episcopal priest in the late 1970s. As the Rt. Rev. Martyn Minns, priest-in-charge at Truro Church, his is one of several large, historic Episcopal congregations in Northern Virginia that have split from the Diocese of Virginia and The Episcopal Church. A Brit by birth he has spent most of his adult life in North America. He is a former Mobil Oil executive. His alliance with the Most Rev. Peter Akinola, Primate of the fast growing Anglican Province of Nigeria has made him an international power player in the Anglican Communion. This weekend he will...
  • The Nose on Your Face

    05/06/2007 7:59:47 AM PDT · by Huber · 6 replies · 209+ views
    Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | May 4, 2007 | Christopher Johnson
    Somebody else apparently doesn't want Peter Akinola to cross the pond: Lambeth Palace today confirmed the Archbishop of Canterbury has written to the African Primate asking him to cancel his trip to Virginia to carry out the service. A spokesman for Dr Rowan Williams confirmed a letter had been sent to the Archbishop of Nigeria, while it has also been reported that the Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has also appealed to Bishop Akinola not to carry out the installation at Hylton Memorial Chapel in Woodbridge, Virginia. Thanks to wannabe. But unlike Dr. Williams, Bob Duncan can see the...
  • Liveblogging the Martyn Minns Installation Service

    05/06/2007 7:17:10 AM PDT · by Huber · 1 replies · 280+ views
    titusonenine ^ | May 5, 2007 | Canon Kendall Harmon
    I am going to give it a try. There are a slew of people from all over here. I bumped into Benjamin Kwashi and his wife Gloria in the lobby on the way in. We had about a five minute visit. Loved seeing the text messages from their children. I asked about the climate in Nigeria and no, it is still not safe for Bishop Kwashi. An important reminder of the cost of following the gospel. I had a warm greeting from Bishop David Bena and thought about the sheer courage of the man. Many forget that he was the...
  • Letter and Invitation from Archbishop Akinola

    05/04/2007 11:12:38 AM PDT · by AnalogReigns · 13 replies · 764+ views
    (from the CANA website (www.canaconvocation.org )) Letter from The Most Revd. Peter J Akinola 2nd May, 2007 The Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Episcopal Church Center 815 Second Avenue New York, NY 10017, USA My dear Presiding Bishop: My attention has been drawn to your letter of April 30th ostensibly written to me but published on the Episcopal News Service website. In light of the concerns that you raise it might be helpful to be reminded of the actions and decisions that have led to our current predicament. At the emergency meeting of the Primates in October 2003 it was...
  • The Bishop of Virginia Writes his Diocese

    05/02/2007 6:25:57 PM PDT · by Huber · 10 replies · 301+ views
    titusonenine ^ | May 2nd, 2007
    Dear Friends: The Episcopal Church is in the midst of a challenging time. As in times past, we will get through it and emerge renewed in our faith and refocused on our mission and strengthened for service to our Lord. I regret, however, that there are impatient forces seeking to provoke conflict when humility, respect and patience are in order. In the run up to this weekend you no doubt will read news accounts of the impending visit of the Archbishop of Nigeria the Most Rev. Peter Akinola to preside at a service of installation of the Rt. Rev. Martyn...
  • Largest Episcopal Church in Colorado to Leave Diocese and TEC

    03/26/2007 2:46:00 PM PDT · by Huber · 8 replies · 554+ views
    www.virtueonline.org ^ | 3/26/2007 | By David W. Virtue
    Breaking News...COLORADO: GRACE CHURCH AND ST. STEPHEN'S PARISH LEAVES DENOMINATION The vestry of Grace Church and St. Stephen's Parish in Colorado Springs, the largest Episcopal parish in the state and one of Colorado's oldest churches, voted to leave the Episcopal Church today. Effective immediately the parish has affiliated with the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA), a missionary diocese of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican). A 40 day process of discernment is planned for the congregation to fully understand the ramifications of this decision. At the end of this period parish members will be given the opportunity to affirm...
  • Former Albany assistant bishop joins group that opposes policy on gays

    03/07/2007 5:54:12 AM PST · by Huber · 1 replies · 185+ views
    Times Union ^ | March 7, 2007 | MARC PARRY
    ALBANY -- A retired assistant bishop in the Albany Episcopal Diocese has joined a controversial splinter group at the forefront of a worldwide fight over the future of the Episcopal church. Former Albany Suffragan Bishop David Bena will minister to the Convocation of Anglicans in North America, a U.S. branch of the Nigerian church set up by the anti-gay Nigerian Archbishop Peter Akinola. Akinola created the convocation last year as a refuge for conservative American Episcopalians disaffected with the U.S. Episcopal Church. A spiritual war has engulfed the Episcopal Church, the American wing of the worldwide Anglican Communion, since the...
  • Peachtree City Anglicans Find New Home and A New Name

    03/06/2007 8:27:36 PM PST · by Huber · 1 replies · 185+ views
    All Saints Anglican Church Anglicans Find New Home and A New Name A Peachtree City Church congregation that walked away from the Episcopal Church or TEC over Bible interpretations, chose a new name this week and a new location. Most recently known as the Anglican Church of Fayette County, the group has selected All Saints Anglican Church as its permanent name, and a multi-use building in Tyrone for worship for at least the next year. The thriving church will begin meeting at the Whistle Blow Station on March 18th at 10:30 a.m.while it develops longer range facility plans. A one-year...
  • Diocese of Virginia Files Suit Against Departing Congregations

    01/31/2007 3:39:00 PM PST · by Huber · 13 replies · 394+ views
    The Diocese of Virginia has filed suit in various legal jurisdictions regarding real and personal property claims made by 11 congregations where the majority of the membership recently voted to leave The Episcopal Church. The 11 new complaints seeking court action with respect to the real and personal property now held by the 11 congregations were preceded by legal filings last week in which the diocese objected to any transfer of property, citing both Virginia law and the canons of the diocese and the General Convention. Following the votes to separate, eight of the congregations initiated proceedings in their respective...
  • Another Reporter Doesn't Get It [Susan Russell and the TECleft]

    01/14/2007 4:38:31 PM PST · by sionnsar · 3 replies · 355+ views
    Stand Firm ^ | 1/13/2007 | Greg Griffith
    It's one thing when a mainstream reporter from Palm Beach shows a profound lack of understanding of the debate. It's another when someone as familiar with the debate as Susan Russell thinks this is an accurate summary of the problem. Cut through all the verbiage, and their issue is sex, specifically homosexuality in the church's leadership, with a side order of bias against women. The clergy in Truro Church and Falls Church in northern Virginia led their flocks out of the American Episcopal Church last month. In an extraordinary expression of self-righteousness, they aligned themselves with the Anglican Church of...
  • Uppity [hysteria on the Episcopal left]

    12/21/2006 10:22:48 AM PST · by sionnsar · 4 replies · 449+ views
    Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 12/19/2006 | Christopher Johnson
    Speaking of hysteria on the Episcopal left, this guy wants Dr. Williams to come down on Nigeria and Uganda like a ton of gender-neutral Bibles: The Anglican Communion is based on a system of trust and a confederation of sovereign provinces. According to Anglican Canon Law and tradition, no Anglican province is permitted to violate the sovereignty of another. Since 1789, ECUSA has been the sole representative of the See of Canterbury in the United States and therefore is the sovereign province in the United States. In recent years, primarily due to the consecration of His Grace, Bishop Gene Robinson...
  • Considering CANA [The Journey of Christ Church, Plano: Part III]

    12/21/2006 12:05:51 PM PST · by sionnsar · 1 replies · 382+ views
    Stand Firm ^ | 12/21/2006 | The Rev. Canon David Roseberry
    The Journey of Christ Church, Plano: Part III Peter Akinola was dressed in a brilliant white caftan with pajama-style pants. His outfit was clearly and beautifully Nigerian: it was made of silk and cotton and heavily embroidered. He wore a simple wooden pectoral cross on a dark string around his neck. He had a simple white silk headdress on... and an elfish grin on his dark face. He said, "I came down dressed incognito... " Indeed, while he was the most visible person in the hotel lobby, no one would have thought he was the leader of nearly 18 million...
  • How do I respond to my friend who sent me the following???? PLease help.

    08/10/2006 3:47:36 PM PDT · by ruthles · 95 replies · 2,067+ views
    http://www.antiochian.org/water-of-cana THE WATER OF CANA IS TURNED INTO BLOOD By His Eminence Metropolitan PHILIP Primate, Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America July 31, 2006 Cana (modern spelling is �Qana�) is a little village in South Lebanon which was blessed by the presence of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, his Holy Mother and his disciples. Cana is the Village where Christ performed his first miracle by changing the water into wine at the marriage feast. (John 2: 1-11). Thus, Cana is deeply rooted in our Christian history. Unfortunately, in modern times and due to the conflict between Israel and...
  • Any Muslim outrage at Hizollah armed terrorists hijacking of hospitals???

    08/02/2006 12:19:18 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 10 replies · 541+ views
    What do Hizbullah dangeroues armed top commanders do in an (Arab Muslim) hospital?You wouldn't see any "protests" to protest the Muslim on Muslim crimes on their own people, these Hizbollah "freedom fighters" would dance again once a bomb unintentionally kills a hospital pacient, claimg again to be "the innocent victims" in it all and of course blaming Israelis that are the ONLY ONES THERE, in that jungle of bloody murderers to be careful NOT to hit at civilians. http://www.israelnn.com/news.php3?id=108987 IDF Commandos Raid Hizbullah Hospita ... the hospital, which was built for Hizbullah by Iran. ... terrorists and arrested several patients...
  • Lebanon: We will sue Israel in Hague

    08/01/2006 10:36:30 AM PDT · by Alouette · 87 replies · 2,485+ views
    YNet ^ | Aug. 1, 2006 | Roee Nahmias
    Lebanese minister of justice states that Israel's attacks constitute war crimes, crimes against humanity, and wonders how pictures of Qana did not bring about ceasefire. Red Cross publishes that 28 corpses evacuated from Qana, contrary to Lebanese reports that 57 people were killed Lebanon is planning to file a lawsuit against Israel in the International Criminal Court. Tuesday, Lebanese Minister of Justice Charles Rizk made a written petition to the Lebanese Prime Minister, Fouad Siniora, asking him to bring up the issue in the next meeting of the Lebanese cabinet, so that the prime minister will be able to collect...
  • Michelle Malkin: Not Israel but Hizbollah (most probably) killed the Arab kids in Qana!

    08/01/2006 6:54:56 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 7 replies · 436+ views
    I was watching yestertday the O'reilly factor, interviewing the great Michelle Malkin about the Qana tragedy where the Arab Muslims are "angry" (as if they need excuses at all for anti Israel fascism) at Israel. Michelle insisted all along that it is Hizbollah that (most probably) DID it, after all, the building collapsed way after, what ever happened in the ela´sed time between IDF response to Hizbollah's missiles on Israeli civilians and the "collapse" of the building. O'reilly said that it really doesn't matter, because the Arab Muslim world won't believe it, well, there you go, it is Arab Muslim...
  • Milking it?

    07/31/2006 8:10:13 PM PDT · by plenipotentiary · 15 replies · 1,119+ views
    EU Referendum ^ | 31st July 2006 | EU Referendum
    For an update on this post, see here. Certainly, the photographs are distressing, and indeed they are meant to be. As this piece tells us: Until recent years, images of civilian casualties in wars often took days to appear in newspapers, but now they can be captured and transmitted around the world to newspaper Web sites, where they are posted immediately, adding to the shock value that sketchy words by reporters often cannot capture. This happened again Sunday morning in the case of the Israeli air strike on the Lebanese village of Qana that left dozens dead, reportedly at...
  • The pictures that damn Hezbollah (Proof on who is responsible for dead civilians in Lebanon!)

    07/31/2006 7:25:01 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 16 replies · 1,795+ views
    Photos that damn Hezbollah Chris Link July 30, 2006 12:00am THIS is the picture that damns Hezbollah. It is one of several, smuggled from behind Lebanon's battle lines, showing that Hezbollah is waging war amid suburbia. The images, obtained exclusively by the Sunday Herald Sun, show Hezbollah using high-density residential areas as launch pads for rockets and heavy-calibre weapons. Dressed in civilian clothing so they can quickly disappear, the militants carrying automatic assault rifles and ride in on trucks mounted with cannon. The photographs, from the Christian area of Wadi Chahrour in the east of Beirut, were taken by...
  • Beirut - Demonstrators attack UN headquarters

    07/30/2006 2:18:30 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 102 replies · 3,955+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | July 30, 2006
    ALARM - demonstrators tackle the representation of UNO in Beirut BEIRUT - demonstrators in anger after the fatal Israeli bombardment of the village of Cana in southern Lebanon attacked Sunday the "House of UNO", sit of the international organization in Beirut, noted a photographer of AFP.
  • Over 30 killed in IAF strike in southern Lebanon

    07/30/2006 12:22:56 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 69 replies · 1,709+ views
    Dozens of others said to be trapped in the rubble By Ze'ev Schiff and Amos Harel, Haaretz Correspondents, and Agencies Some 35 Lebanese civilians were killed, 21 of them children, in an Israel Air Force strike on a building in the south Lebanon village of Qana on Sunday morning. Dozens of others were reportedly trapped in the rubble. Some 40 targets were hit in IAF strikes overnight across Lebanon. Among the targets were buildings used by Hezbollah, rocket launchers and bridges. Several houses collapsed and a three-story building where about 100 civilians were sheltering was destroyed, witnesses and rescue workers...
  • Rice will not go to Beirut, Lebanon refuses negotiations without cease-fire

    07/30/2006 1:09:32 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 64 replies · 1,247+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | July 30, 2006
    ALARM - Rice will not go to Beirut, not of negotiation without cease-fire BEIRUT - the Secretary of State American, Condoleezza Rice, is not waited any more Sunday in Beirut, and the Lebanese government is directed towards a suspension of the negotiations if a cease-fire is not declared, indicated to AFP an official source which required anonymity.
  • Ancient city found at 'Kana of the Galilee'

    03/13/2006 3:01:00 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies · 1,385+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3-13-06 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    In a rare find, remnants of an ancient Israelite city that dates back three thousand years have been uncovered during excavations in the Israeli Arab village of Kfar Kana in the Lower Galilee, Israel's Antiquities Authority announced Monday. The area, located north of Nazareth, is revered by Christians as the site where Jesus is said to have performed his first miracle. The settlement being unearthed existed at the time of the United Kingdom of King Solomon and the Kingdom of Israel following the split between Israel and Judah, in the 10-9th centuries BCE. A section of the ancient city wall...
  • CANA SUNDAY - Entrance into Great Lent

    02/26/2006 5:47:55 AM PST · by NYer · 3 replies · 299+ views
    Prayer of the Faithful according to the Maronite Liturgical Calendar | February 26, 2006
    Great Lent is a time for change, for transformation. The Maronite Catholic Church begins Great Lent with Cana Sunday, a commemoration of the transformation of water into wine at the wedding feast of Cana at Galilee. This change prepares us for the evening when we change wine into his blood and bread into his body. Cana is situated 750 feet above sea level. It is known as Cana of Galilee in order to distinguish it from Cana in Cocio, Syria. Saint Jerome said that he was able to see Cana from Nazareth. Cana of Galilee was the town of Nathaniel...
  • 1962 Missal Mass Readings/Propers for the Second Sunday After the Epiphany

    01/15/2005 2:49:38 PM PST · by AAABEST · 9 replies · 438+ views
    Angelqueen.org ^ | January 15, 2005 | The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit
    1962 Missal Mass Readings/Propers for the Second Sunday After the Epiphany Colors:  Green   INTROIT  Psalm 65:4 Let all the earth adore Thee, O God, and sing to Thee: let it sing a psalm to Thy Name, O Most High. -- (Ps.65. 1, 2). Shout with joy to God, all the earth, sing ye a psalm to His Name: give glory to His praise. V.: Glory be to the Father . . . -- Let all the earth adore Thee . . .   COLLECT - O almighty and everlasting God, who dost govern all things both in heaven...
  • AP: Historical Christian Site Said to Be Found [Jesus's First Miracle]

    12/21/2004 1:50:05 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 30 replies · 1,599+ views
    AP ^ | Dec. 21, 2004 | LAURIE COPANS
    Among the roots of ancient olive trees, archaeologists have found pieces of large stone jars of the type the Gospel says Jesus used when he turned water into wine at a Jewish wedding in the Galilee village of Cana. They believe these could have been the same kind of vessels the Bible says Jesus used in his first miracle, and that the site where they were found could be the location of biblical Cana. But Bible scholars caution it'll be hard to obtain conclusive proof — especially since experts disagree on exactly where Cana was located. Christian theologians attach great...