Episcopal News Service Sums up Convention Action

Responding to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s call to “Follow the Way of Jesus,” deputies and bishops at the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, meeting July 5-13 in Austin, Texas, acted on a record number of resolutions on key issues such as immigration, prayer book revision, Israel-Palestine, and readmitting the Episcopal Church of Cuba as a diocese. Convention…

Dean Sam Candler and General Convention

My long-time good friend, Sam Candler, Dean of Saint Philip’s Cathedral in Atlanta, wrote this interesting summary of General Convention: “It’s hard to get 880 strong-willed and highly-qualified deputies to agree on the precise statements of our Church on sensitive issues. But I took that challenge as my role during this past 2018 General Convention…

Title IV Interactive Website

A website that is interactive has been released by the church.  It explains everything you always wanted to know about Title IV’s disciplinary canons.  Really, though, it is quite informative and helpful should you ever need to encounter the Title IV complexities.  It can be viewed here: https://www.titleiv.org/

Bishop Singh Preaches at General Convention

Bishop Prince preached at the Daily Worship Service this week.  The text of his sermon is here: https://www.episcopalchurch.org/posts/publicaffairs/79th-general-convention-episcopal-church-july-9-sermon-bishop-prince-singh And here’s a video of the sermon! July 9 Sermon – The Rt. Rev. Prince Singh

United Thank Offering Ingathering

The triennial UTO Ingathering ceremony held at the 79th General Convention of The Episcopal Church in Austin, TX, took place on July 6. It brought in $3,738,989.47. UTO funds are granted on an annual basis to support mission across the worldwide Episcopal Church. The nine Episcopal Church provinces, as well as Ingatherings from groups not associated…

An Emotional Moment Today

The Mother and Father, and brother and sister, of Carmen Schentrup came to the House of Deputies today.  Carmen was murdered in Parkland, Florida, along with 16 others, at her high school on Ash Wednesday. Carman was an A student and an active Episcopalian at her church in the Diocese of Southeast Florida. You can…

Daily News from The Living Church

The church magazine The Living Church is providing a daily roundup of everything here at General Convention.  They are doing a wonderful job and I recommend reading their webiste here.

Podcast with Millennials

Miguel Escobar, director of Anglican studies at EDS@Union, hosts the second nightly #GC79 podcast. Guests: The Rev. Laurie Brock is the rector of St. Michael the Archangel in Lexington, Kentucky and a deputy from the Diocese of Lexington. She serves on the House of Deputies Special Committee on Sexual Harassment and Exploitation. Brian Romero is a member…

The Opening Eucharist

The opening Eucharist  of the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church on July 5 included lively music in many styles, communion for thousands of people and a sermon by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry calling on members of the Episcopal Church to embrace spiritual practices that can help lead them to a Jesus-centered life. Called…