Daily Archives: January 30, 2011

LA Times–Egyptians guard against looting as Day 6 dawns

Egyptians awoke to a tense but relatively calm Sunday, the beginning of the workweek in Egypt, as crowds began to gather for a possible sixth day of protests and the military announced full control over the capital Cairo and the city of Alexandria.

Still, Al Jazeera television reported that small protests against the 30-year-rule of President Hosni Mubarak had already begun in both Cairo and Alexandria.

Residents stood guard against potential looting in their neighborhoods. Al Arabiya television reported that shops have been targeted in a rash of looting incidents and that the army had arrested an unspecified number of outlaws in the act of stealing.

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Posted in * International News & Commentary, Egypt, Middle East

Congratulations to Novak Djokovic for winning the Australian Open Final

I got a chance to see the second half of the match–he played really well. Read it all–KSH.

Posted in * Culture-Watch, * International News & Commentary, Australia / NZ, Sports

A Clarion Ledger article on the Diocese of Mississippi Council Meeting this weekend

Some have deemed it the largest gathering of Mississippi Episcopalians in recent history.

“It will be a large gathering for a particularly small denomination,” said the Rt. Rev. Duncan M. Gray III, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi.

The event theme is “The Spirit of Mission.”

This is the first time the council meeting has been held in Jackson since Gray was elected bishop 11 years ago. It moved around the state through Natchez, Vicksburg, Tupelo and Southaven.

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Posted in Uncategorized

Resolutions submitted to the Diocese of Mississippi Council Meeting this weekend

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Posted in * Anglican - Episcopal, Episcopal Church (TEC), TEC Bishops, TEC Diocesan Conventions/Diocesan Councils

A Prayer for the Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

O Lord, who alone canst cast out the evil passions and desires of the soul: Come among us, we pray thee, and by thy mighty power subdue our spiritual enemies, and set us free from the tyranny of sin. We ask it in thy name and for thy glory.

Posted in * Christian Life / Church Life, Church Year / Liturgical Seasons, Epiphany, Spirituality/Prayer

From the Morning Bible Readings

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place which he was to receive as an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was to go.

–Hebrews 11:8

Posted in Theology, Theology: Scripture

Other undisappeared Primates Meeting Photos (IV)–Church Leaders in Scotland, Wales and Ireland

You can now see this material here (see “Primates Meeting 2011” on the top left) and there.

Posted in * Anglican - Episcopal, Anglican Primates, Partial Primates Meeting in Dublin 2011

Other undisappeared Primates Meeting Photos (III)–Primates from the Americas

You can now see this material here (see “Primates Meeting 2011” on the top left) and there.

Posted in * Anglican - Episcopal, Anglican Primates, Partial Primates Meeting in Dublin 2011

Other undisappeared Primates Meeting Photos (II)–Canon Patrick Comford and Dr. Rowan Williams

You can now see this material here (see “Primates Meeting 2011” on the top left) and there.

Posted in * Anglican - Episcopal, Anglican Primates, Partial Primates Meeting in Dublin 2011

*Removed at ACO request*–Other undisappeared Primates Meeting Photos (I)–Meeting Organizers

Please note that at the request of a member of the Anglican Communion Office this photo is being removed–KSH.

You can now see material related to this meeting here (see “Primates Meeting 2011” on the top left) and there.

Posted in * Anglican - Episcopal, Anglican Primates, Partial Primates Meeting in Dublin 2011

The Strange Case of the Disappearing Anglican Primates Meeting Photos

Last night there were five photographs linked here under this title:

Some Images From The 18th Primates’
Meeting Of The Anglican Communion,
Emmaus Retreat And Conference Centre,
Swords, Co Dublin.

But today they are no longer there–what happened?

Posted in * Anglican - Episcopal, Anglican Primates, Partial Primates Meeting in Dublin 2011

A Picture of Those Gathered at The 18th Primates' Meeting Of The Anglican Communion

Please note that what follows is a tentative attempt to identify those in the photograph:
Back Row:
1. Burundi
The Most Revd Bernard Ntahoturi
Archbishop of the Province of Burundi & Bishop of Matana


2. Scotland
The Most Revd David Robert Chillingworth
Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church & Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane


3. Korea
The Rt Revd Paul Keun-Sang Kim
Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Church of Korea & Bishop of Seoul


4. Canada
The Most Revd Frederick J Hiltz
Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada


5. Melanesia
The Most Revd David Vunagi
Archbishop of Melanesia and bishop of Central Melanesia


6. Central America
The Most Revd Armando Roman Guerra Soria
Primate of IARCA & Bishop of Guatemala


7. Philippines
The Rt Revd Edward Pacyaya Malecdan
Prime Bishop elect of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines


8. Japan
The Most Revd Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu
Primate of The Nippon Sei Ko Kai & Bishop of Hokkaido

9. Papua New Guinea
The Most Revd Joseph Kifau Kopapa
Archbishop of Papua New Guinea & Bishop of Popondota


10. Wales
The Most Revd Dr. Barry Cennydd Morgan
Archbishop of Wales & Bishop of Llandaff


11. South India
The Most Revd Suputhrappa Vasantha Kumar
Moderator of the Church of South India and Bishop of Karnataka Central


12. The Episcopal Church
The Most Revd Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church in the USA


13. Hong Kong
The Most Revd Paul Kwong
Archbishop of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui & Bishop of Hong Kong Island


14. Australia
The Most Revd Phillip John Aspinall
Archbishop of Brisbane & Primate of Australia


15. New Zealand
The Most Revd Dr. Winston Halapua
Primate of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia & Bishop of Polynesia

16. West Indies
The Most Revd Dr John Walder Dunlop Holder
Archbishop, Church in the Province of the West Indies & Bishop of Barbados


17. Pakistan
The Rt Revd Samuel Azariah
Moderator, Church of Pakistan & Bishop of Raiwind


Front row
1. Southern Africa
The Most Revd Thabo Cecil Makgoba
Archbishop of Capetown


2. Brazil
The Most Revd Maurício José Araújo de Andrade
Primate of Brazil & Bishop of Brasilia


3. Ireland
The Most Revd Alan Edwin Thomas Harper
Primate of All Ireland & Archbishop of Armagh


4. England
The Most Revd Rowan Douglas Williams
Archbishop of Canterbury


5. Canon Kenneth Kearon, Secretary General of the Anglican Communion


6. England
The Most Reverend John Sentamu
Archbishop of York


7. Central Africa
The Rt Rev Albert Chama
The Dean of the Province

8. Bangladesh
The Rt Revd Paul Sishir Sarkar
Moderator, Church of Bangladesh & Bishop of Kushtia


We shall be grateful for any amendments and corrections–KSH.

Posted in * Anglican - Episcopal, Anglican Primates, Partial Primates Meeting in Dublin 2011

ACNS–Primates' Meeting – Briefing #4

Today’s meeting moved from the work of reflecting on the exercise of primacy and the purpose and nature of the Primates’ Meeting, to considering the role, purpose and composition of the Standing Committee of the Primates. In addition to attending the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) and the Standing Committee, other roles suggested for the committee by Primates included “holding” the life, vision and spirit of the meeting between the Primates’ Meetings; helping to shape their future meetings; and acting as a consultative group for the Archbishop of Canterbury. Several groups also suggested that the Primates’ Standing Committee might have an ongoing bridging role between the Primate’s Meeting and the regions from where the Primates come….

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Posted in * Anglican - Episcopal, Anglican Primates, Partial Primates Meeting in Dublin 2011

(NY Times Week in Review) Spotlight Again Falls on Web Tools and Change in Egypt

Fear is the dictator’s traditional tool for keeping the people in check. But by cutting off Egypt’s Internet and wireless service late last week in the face of huge street protests, President Hosni Mubarak betrayed his own fear ”” that Facebook, Twitter, laptops and smartphones could empower his opponents, expose his weakness to the world and topple his regime.

There was reason for Mr. Mubarak to be shaken. By many accounts, the new arsenal of social networking helped accelerate Tunisia’s revolution, driving the country’s ruler of 23 years, Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, into ignominious exile and igniting a conflagration that has spread across the Arab world at breathtaking speed. It was an apt symbol that a dissident blogger with thousands of followers on Twitter, Slim Amamou, was catapulted in a matter of days from the interrogation chambers of Mr. Ben Ali’s regime to a new government post as minister for youth and sports. It was a marker of the uncertainty in Tunis that he had stepped down from the government by Thursday.

Tunisia’s uprising offers the latest encouragement for a comforting notion: that the same Web tools that so many Americans use to keep up with college pals and post passing thoughts have a more noble role as well, as a scourge of despotism. It was just 18 months ago, after all, that the same technologies were hailed as a factor in Iran’s Green Revolution, the stirring street protests that followed the disputed presidential election.

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Posted in * Culture-Watch, * Economics, Politics, * International News & Commentary, --Social Networking, Blogging & the Internet, Egypt, Middle East, Politics in General, Science & Technology

Resolutions from the Diocese of Central Florida Convention

I am reliably informed they all passed–take special note of R-2 and R-3 and read them though.

Posted in * Anglican - Episcopal, Episcopal Church (TEC), General Convention, TEC Bishops, TEC Diocesan Conventions/Diocesan Councils, TEC Polity & Canons