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New Presiding Bishop #pisky #GC78

    The Episcopal Church has elected Bishop Michael Curry as the new Presiding Bishop – with typical American razzmatazz   This is one of those moments when a remarkable person with distinctive gifts steps onto the stage.  Such moments are … Continue reading

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What the Supreme Court said #pisky #GC78

I happened to be be in Ireland just after the Constitutional Referendum on Same-Sex Marriage.  So it has been interesting to be in America when the Supreme Court delivered its ruling on the same issue.  This was particularly important – … Continue reading

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So what did you do today.  #pisky #GC78

I thought I might share what I did today.  Some of it is about making contacts on behalf of the SEC.  Eyes light up when Scotland is mentioned.   Some of it is about roles I occupy in the Anglican … Continue reading

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Elephant in the Room.  #pisky #GC78

http://episcopalherald.com/2015/06/24/the-elephant-in-the-room/ This article in Episcopal Herald is worth looking at What preoccupies General Convention here in Salt Lake City.  I think the answers to that question are probably: The election of a new Presiding Bishop A review of their structural … Continue reading

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Come and bring your devices!    #pisky #GC78

General Convention is paper-less.  Since there will be anything up to 6000 people here, that’s a lot of trees.  So we headed for the Eucharist today with the rather intriguing request, ‘Bring your devices’. This is yet another of those … Continue reading

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Electing the new Presiding Bishop    #pisky #GC78

Four candidates – I know two of them.  The new Presiding Bishop will be elected by the House of Bishops for a nine year term and the appointment is ratified by he House of Deputies.  So we got to sit … Continue reading

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Presiding Bishop.  #pisky #GC78

General Convention gets under way tomorrow.  There’s much business to discuss – but a lot of interest will focus on the election of a new Presiding Bishop to follow Katharine Jefferts Schori.  Like us, they are a bit unenthusiastic about … Continue reading

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With the Ancestors.   #pisky #GC78

  Airfares vary greatly from day to day so I have a day in hand.   Having done the tourist things in Salt Lake City, it’s probably a bit unkind to say that I’m glad that I don’t have two days … Continue reading

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Off to the General Convention.  #pisky #GC78

This morning I’m off to the General Convention of The Episcopal Church in Salt Lake City.  This is their three-yearly meeting and it is huge.  I’m not much into special relationships.  But we have a special relationship with the   … Continue reading

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Diana’s Ordination to the Priesthood. #pisky

   A wonderful day yesterday as we celebrated Diana Hall’s Ordination to the Priesthood at St Andrews, St Andrews.  It’s a great privilege – I stand in the middle of moments like this and listen to the quality of what … Continue reading

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