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Bush-41 returns to St. Martin's-Houston for final rites

Accompanying him on the president's plane was Fr. Russell Levenson, St. Martin's rector, who has been the Bush family pastor for a dozen years. He was at Bush-41's bedside when he died. He went with the grieving Bush family to Washington, DC for the formal state funeral at the National Cathedral. He accompanied the Bushes back to Houston on Special Mission 41. He conducted the president's final funeral -- a smaller, more intimate service -- and he accompanied Bush-41 to his final resting place in College Station aboard the Presidential Funeral Train.

Archbishop of Canterbury says Churches of North India and South India are the only legitimate Members of the Anglican Communion in India

MUTHURAJ: This new declaration given by the Archbishop to the CSI and the CNI did not raise eye-brows, despite recorded widespread corruption, as only 1000 persons have viewed the video, and we do not know how many of the 6 million Christians of the CSI (4.5 million) and the CNI (1.5 million) have viewed it. Comments include 20 likes and 2 dislikes. The video has not proven to be as popular as many leaders had hoped.

Church in Wales' newest vicar on the church and being transgender

"I love St John's. Cardiff has a fabulous feel. The city centre is full of the reality of modern life. We have people for whom society works and we have people sleeping outside our gates. I'd like to think that St John's is well placed to reach out to both.

"The issues are in front of our gates. I don't have ready-made answers and the problems are complex. The thing I need to do first is to settle and listen to the people who need our help the most.

Three of the Largest African Anglican Provinces will not attend Lambeth Conference in 2020. More are expected

"Archbishop Laurent Mbanda has confirmed that Rwanda will be joining Nigeria and Uganda in declining to attend the 2020 Lambeth Conference unless the Archbishop of Canterbury includes allfaithful bishops of the Communion, and declines to invite those who continue to accept the jurisdiction of Provinces which have stepped outside the boundaries of apostolic faith," wrote Nigerian Primate Nicholas Okoh in a letter to his GAFCON followers.

The National Cathedral was at its best at Bush funeral

The day, however, started at the Capitol and ended with Air Force One winging its way to Texas. In the middle was the State Funeral Service held at the National Cathedral.

There was not only the blending of voices, instruments and organ, there was also the blending of the military and caviling, the secular and sacred all coming together at the National Cathedral.

The National Cathedral takes center place in the Bush state funeral

A national cathedral was first the gleam in the eye of Washington's master architect, Pierre L'Enfant. In 1792, L'Enfant envisioned a "great church for national purposes." Initially, land was set aside for such a structure, but eventually the National Portrait Gallery was built on that site.

What Archbishop Sentamu calls a "childish dream" is in reality a biblical vision

Millions of non-Christians, many of them young Western men, are hungrily devouring Peterson's YouTube lectures on the Bible. There is indeed a famine, not of bread or water, but of hearing the words of the Lord, as the prophet Amos declared. But try getting 50 young white men to listen to the diocesan bishop teach Genesis or even the sexy Song of Songs and if it's successful, I'll change my surname to Sentamu or, even better, Sent-to-moo.

Pontius Pilate's Name Is Found on 2,000-Year-Old Ring

To the very short list of clues about Pilate as a historical figure, archaeologists have added one more: a 2,000-year-old copper alloy ring bearing his name.

The ring was discovered in the late 1960s, one of thousands of artifacts found in the excavation of Herodium, an ancient fortress and palace south of Bethlehem, in the West Bank. But it was not until recently that researchers, analyzing those objects with advanced photography, were able to decipher the ring's inscription.

PHILADELPHIA, PA: American Bible Society Launches 21st Century Liberty Discovery Center

Among America's essential founding documents, the Bible is a significant organizing cultural force that has inspired, influenced and informed American ideals of liberty that continue to shape our national identity as a free people, he said.

The project illuminates the influence of the Bible on individuals in key historical and personal moments, The Rev. Alan Crippen, Chief of Exhibits, Programs and Piublic Engagement, who heads the project, told VOL.

George H.W. Bush: last living Episcopal president dies

Family Connections

George H.W. Bush (Bush-41) is not to be confused with Bush-42, his son George W. Bush, who also became president. They are not the first presidential father and son to move into the White House. Adams-2 (John Adams) is the father of Adams-6 (John Q. Adams). Both the Bushes and the Adams bridged a century. Adams-2 (1797-1801) became president in the 18th century and his son, Adams-6 (1825-1829) served in the 19th century. Bush-41 (1989-1993) held office in the 20th century, while Bush-43 (2001-2009) was elected in the 21st century.

Church of South India Leaders Accumulate Wealth Through Corrupt Practices

They have the wherewithal to find and set up escape routes from any statutory body probing them for their wrong-doings. Serious efforts were made to vacate the 'stay' so that the investigation on corrupt and fraudulent dealings could continue.

Derby Cathedral banned vicar for not paying diocese "protection money"

"It's a question of power and at the end of the day money means power," the Reverend Melvin Tinker, vicar of St John's Newland in Hull, said in an Anglican Unscripted interview.

Tinker said that Derby Cathedral had refused to let him preach not so much because of his theology but because his church stopped its freewill offerings to the Diocese of York after the Church of England's General Synod in 2017.

Liberal Episcopal Bishops Show their True Colors over Resolution B012

Bishop Probe wrote to say that LGBTQ people are God's beloved, made in the image of God, and are our beloved neighbors, friends, clergy and lay leaders of The Episcopal Church.

"All human love is a reflection of God's love, and The Episcopal Church has resolved that the rite of marriage is open to all in our Church, regardless of sexuality or gender expression. The Episcopal Diocese of Central New York continues to uphold the policies of The Episcopal Church and is dedicated to Jesus Christ who commands us to love our neighbors as ourselves.


This truly beautiful prayer is the excellent composition of William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1633 until his execution." Ecclesiastical history records that the controversial Primate's notion of truth and reform differed greatly from previous generations of Anglican leadership that guided the English Church from Rome to Reformational confession and custom. "Educated at St.

This is the way physics ends. Not with a Big Bang, but a feminist whimper

We're talking about elite fields in academia, not dirty and dangerous male-dominated jobs like front-line soldiering, long-haul trucking, garbage collection, street paving, commercial fishing, mining, logging, roofing, sanitation, construction, sewer repair, and so on. Feminists aren't fighting to get more women into these jobs. Hence these jobs are never the focus of panels of outraged experts or public statements by academics who have made comfortable and well paying careers out of enforcing male guilt.

The abuse of Sex Money and Power in the C of E. Radical Inclusion played out in Derby Cathedral

Welby is the same generation as I am, and we were both well educated. Most boys of our generation were brought up reading Orwell's Animal Farm, and Huxley's Brave New World. We knew about 'Newspeak.' We were well aware of the dangers of a culture, or a highly politicised society to use one word for public consumption that actually meant another.

So Welby would have known (if he were honest) or should have known (if he had thought) that 'inclusion' for some means exclusion for others. In circumstances where an ethical issue is contested that must inevitably be the case.

The Audacity of Gender-Reveal Parties: Another Step Towards Cultural Insanity

"A close relation is pregnant with her first child and is having a gender-reveal party. She is overjoyed with the addition to our family, as am I. However, I am adamantly opposed to attending the gender-reveal party because it violates my moral code. I have worked in activism for my entire professional life and, though I am cisgender, I have strong feelings about gender politics and equality.

America's Epidemic of Empty Churches

The 19th-century building was once known as St. Vincent De Paul Church and housed a vibrant congregation for more than a century. But attendance dwindled and coffers ran dry by the early 2000s. Rain leaked through holes left by missing shingles, a tree sprouted in the bell tower, and the Brooklyn diocese decided to sell the building to developers. Today, the Spire Lofts boasts 40 luxury apartments, with one-bedroom units renting for as much as $4,812 per month. It takes serious cash to make God's house your own, apparently.

Derby Cathedral shows erotic films but bans evangelical preacher

Student representatives from the University of Derby Christian Union(CU) applied to Derby Cathedral asking for permission to hold a carol service on Sunday, December 9. Cathedral authorities asked them whom they intended to have as their preacher, stating that the Dean would have to issue the formal invitation.

Dates confirmed for 2020 Lambeth Conference gathering of Anglican bishops

Items for discussion are also being suggested by the Anglican Communion primates in a series of regional meetings. Two have already taken place this year, in Oceania and Africa. The Americas regional Primates' Meeting is taking place this week in Canada. Next year, other events will be held for primates in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and South East Asia.

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