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House of Bishops -- July 7, 2012
In its third legislative day, July 7, the House of Bishops, many members of which advocate frugality for The Episcopal Church nationally, concurred with the House of Deputies in the establishment of a “Mission Enterprise Fund,” to reach out to underrepresented populations at the diocesan level.
The fund would distribute $1 million over the next triennium, in individual $20,000 grants to help dioceses establish “mission...
Click here to read Bishop Howe's observations on the complaint
Click here to read the bishops' response to Presiding Bishop July 6
Many Episcopal leaders are questioning the timing and substance of charges against seven bishops, including the Rt. Rev. John W. Howe, that they engaged in misconduct for having endorsed a friend of the court brief prepared by the Anglican Communion Institute in a Texas Supreme Court case between The Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Fort...
The House of Bishops consented to the election of eight new bishops at the second legislative day of General Convention, after struggling in private over complaints brought against others.
Bishops consented to the election ofSusan E. Goff, suffragan, VirginiaJacob Wayne Owensby, Western LouisianaDorsey McConnell, PittsburghA. Robert Hirschfeld, New HampshireW. Nicholas Knisely, Rhode IslandDouglas John Fisher, Western MassachusettsRobert C. Wright, AtlantaJeff Wright Fisher,...
General Convention update July 6
A matter coming before this General Convention of concern to the Central Florida deputation is “Open Communion.” There is a resolution, known as C040, from the Diocese of Eastern Oregon, which would remove from the Canons the requirement that one be baptized before receiving Holy Communion.
The intent is inclusion and welcome. That is, indeed, a laudable goal. However, we believe that it is Baptism that is the...
The Rev. Charlie Holt, chairman of the Central Florida deputation to General Convention, delivered the daily devotional at the General Convention Education Committee meeting, Thursday, July 5, 2012, Indianapolis.
By The Rev. Charles Holt, Diocese of Central Florida
Daily Office Reading: Matt 21:1-14
The Parable of the Wedding Banquet
1 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: 2 “The...
The House of Bishops welcomed brother and sister bishops from overseas, and committee work tomorrow (July 6) will focus on "open communion."
VIDEO: Bishop Brewer's opening remarks
PHOTOS of the event
As Diocese of Central Florida deputies, Bishop Greg Brewer and other Episcopal Church leaders meet in Indianapolis July 5-12 for the triennial General Convention, the conversation in opening days has centered on using a shrinking budget to maintain and build programs for outreach, evangelism and administration.