Daily Archives: January 17, 2016

Episcopal Church Lobby Group Integrity Responds to the Primates Gathering Statement

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Posted in * Anglican - Episcopal, - Anglican: Primary Source, -- Statements & Letters: Primates, --Justin Welby, Anglican Primates, Archbishop of Canterbury, Episcopal Church (TEC), Primates Gathering in Canterbury January 2016

Please dont try this at home-Tourist ”˜forgets wife’ at petrol station and drives on for 60 miles

A husband had a lot of explaining to do to his irate wife after driving off from a petrol station without her, according to reports in Brazil.

The man, only identified as Walter, was driving back to Argentina following a holiday in Brazil when he made the unfortunate error….

The couple’s 14-year-old son had also failed to spot his mother was missing as he was playing on his mobile phone in the front seat.

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Posted in * Culture-Watch, * International News & Commentary, Anthropology, Argentina, Brazil, Marriage & Family, Psychology, South America, Theology, Travel

(Vat Radio) Anglican leaders agree on temporary sanctions for Episcopal Church

Leaders of the Anglican Communion are winding up a meeting in Canterbury on Friday after agreeing to temporary restrictions on the Episcopal Church in the United States for its position on same-sex marriage.

Responding to the decision, the head of the Vatican’s Council for ecumenical relations says he is “grateful” the bishops have excluded any more permanent divisions which could hinder the search for reconciliation between the two Churches .

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Posted in * Anglican - Episcopal, * Religion News & Commentary, - Anglican: Primary Source, -- Statements & Letters: Primates, --Justin Welby, Anglican Primates, Archbishop of Canterbury, Ecumenical Relations, Other Churches, Primates Gathering in Canterbury January 2016, Roman Catholic

(YN) The amazing and inspiring career of Molly McLaughlin, a hospital nurse for 67 years

In her 67 years as a registered nurse, she’s cared for veterans of the Spanish-American War, vaccinated thousands of children with the then new Salk polio vaccine, and was among the first to report the outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease. For the past quarter century, until her retirement this month, she has been caring for HIV and AIDS victims at the Veterans Administration hospital in Philadelphia.

“When you have a passion and you impact people’s lives on a daily basis,” she says, “it gives you a purpose.”

As a nursing student, one of her very first patients was a 12-year-old boy, Tommy Rios, who was riding double on the handlebars of a bicycle when he fell and was hit by a car, fracturing his skull and breaking his femur and pelvis. He was in a full body cast, in the hospital, for six months. Molly not only cared for him, but also brought him hoagies ”” the Philly word for submarine sandwiches ”” because he wasn’t eating the hospital food.

Molly’s niece Anne Harriott asked her the other day what ever became of the boy.

“I had lunch with him last week,” Molly replied.

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Posted in * Culture-Watch, * Economics, Politics, * International News & Commentary, America/U.S.A., Economy, Health & Medicine, History, Labor/Labor Unions/Labor Market, Psychology, Women

A Prayer to Begin the Day from H J Wotherspoon

Almighty God, who hast set in thy Church some with gifts to teach and help and administer, in diversity of operation but of the same Spirit: Grant to all such, we beseech thee, grace to wait on the ministry which they have received in the body of Christ with simplicity, diligence, and cheerfulness; that none may think of himself more highly than he ought to think, and none may seek another man’s calling, but rather to be found faithful in his own work; to the glory of thy name in Christ Jesus our Lord.

–H. J. Wotherspoon [1850-1930], Kyrie eleison (“Lord, have mercy”): A Manual of Private Prayers (Philadelphia: Westminster, 1905)

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

From the Morning Bible Readings

And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ; so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the cunning of men, by their craftiness in deceitful wiles. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every joint with which it is supplied, when each part is working properly, makes bodily growth and upbuilds itself in love.

–Ephesians 4:1-16

Posted in Theology, Theology: Scripture

Sunday Worship on T19


Revelation 3:19-22

Sunday Worship live from St Helena’s Beaufort, SC
Listen live each Sunday here at 10:15 am Eastern time [3:15 pm London time]

From January 24th, 2016
+ Finding Hope in the Baptism of Jesus – Dr Kendall Harmon
+ When the Evil Day Comes – Bishop Jacob W. Kwashi at St Philip’s Charleston [Ephesians 6:10-20]
+ Something to Aim for – The Beauty of Total Commitment – Bishop Rennis Ponniah [Philippians 1:1-6]

From December 20th
+ Lessons and Carols from St Philip’s Church, Charleston – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
+ Called to Be The Body Together – Lewis Webber [1 Corinthians 12:1-11]
+ What has Bethlehem got to say to the Bataclan? – Vaughan Roberts [John 1:14]
+ Community of Love – Marc Boutan [John 1]
+ Choral Evensong from Chester Cathedral
+ Advent Devotional from Trinity School for Ministry
+ Advent Posts at Lent and Beyond

From December 13th
+ That we may without Shame or Fear Rejoice to Behold his Appearing – Dr Kendall Harmon
+ Bear Much Fruit – Vaughan Roberts at the Pear USA Assembly thanks to Kevin Kallsen
+ More of Vaughan Roberts’ talks

From December 6th
+ Stand On Your Guard – Bishop Raphael Samuel of Bolivia
+ On with the New – Vaughan Roberts [Colossians 3:12-4:1]
+ Church Planting: Fresh Expressions – Bishop Graham Cray at Trinity School for Ministry
+ Advent Carol Service from Trinity College, Cambridge
+ Choral Evensong with the mixed choir of Peterborough Cathedral

From September 27th
+ Choral Evensong from Portsmouth Cathedral
+ Jesus – our older brother – Dr Kendall Harmon [Hebrews 2:5-18]
+ Love each other – Vaughan Roberts [John 15:9-17]

From September 20th
+ Prayers Requested for South Carolina Supreme Court Hearing, September 23, 2015
+ Services, Talks and Resources for September 20th
+ Remain in me – Vaughan Roberts [John 15:1-8]
+ The Christian Life: Purity – Canon Terry Wong, the new Dean of St Andrew’s Cathedral, Singapore [Ephesians 5:1-21] [Frank content]
+ Faure’s Requiem recorded in 1967 in King’s College, Cambridge

Migration: World on the Move – Archbishop Mouneer Anis speaking at All Souls, Langham Place:
+ Talk 1 [Matthew 2:1-15]
+ Talk 2 [Deuteronomy 10:12-22]

Talks on Nehemiah ”“ Ajith Fernando
+ Passion for Our People [Nehemiah: 1:1-11]
+ Preparing for the Challenge [Nehemiah: 1:11b-2:18]
+ Responding to Opposition [Nehemiah 2:19-4:23]
+ Grappling with Inequality [Nehemiah 5:1-19]

From September 13th
+ Services, Talks and Resources for September 13th
+ Questions in the storm ”“ Simon Manchester [Mark 4:35-41]
+ Filled with the fullness of God – Bishop Rennis Ponniah [Ephesians 3:14-21]
+ Ruth: Lessons for Marriage, Love & Sex – 3 talks by Bishop Rennis Ponniah [Ruth 1-4]

From September 6th
+ Services, Talks and Resources for September 6th
+ What Is a Christian perspective on sin and Freedom? (Mark 7) – Dr Kendall Harmon
+ The Heart of the Matter (Mark 7:1-23) – Rev Matthew Rusch
+ Choral Evensong from St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, Northern Ireland during the Charles Wood Festival and Summer School

From August 30th
+ Services, Talks and Resources for August 30th
+ Called to Embrace God’s Perspective and Power (Eph 6) – Andrew O’Dell
+ Running the way of God’s commandments [Ephesians 5:15-20 and John 6:51-58] – Andrew Wingfield Digby
+ The Secrets of Long-Term Freshness: A Grace Colored Approach to Life and Ministry – Ajith Fernando

From August 23rd
+ Services, Talks and Resources for August 23rd
+ Finding Grace on Highway 174 – Alfred T. K. Zadig, Jr (Ephesians 4:25-5:2
and John 6:35, 41-51)
+ Praying the Psalms – Series of 5 talks from the Cathedral Church of St Luke and St Paul SC

From August 16th
+ Services, Talks and Resources for August 16th
+ Our national life matters to God [Isaiah 6:1-8] – Bishop Rennis Ponniah
+ Choral Evensong from Cheltenham College Chapel with the Eton Choral Course Choir

From August 9th
+ Services, Talks and Resources for August 9th
+ Paul and Silas at Philippi [Acts 16:6-34] ”“ Vaughan Roberts at Moore Theological College Chapel
+ Interview and Q&A with Vaughan Roberts
+ Choral Evensong from the Southern Cathedrals Festival

From August 2nd
+ Services, Talks and Resources for August 2nd
+ God feeds us [John 6:1-21] – Bishop Abraham Nhial
+ Talk and Q&A with Bishop Abraham
+ Choral Evensong from Hereford Cathedral

From July 26th
+ Services, Talks and Resources for July 26th
+ In the Fellowship of Elijah – Phil Ashey [1 Kings 17]
+ The father heart of God – Vaughan Roberts [Hosea 10:1-11:1]
+ Sunday Worship from the Keswick Convention
+ More talks from the Keswick Convention

From July 19th
+ Services, Talks and Resources for July 19th
+ Do we know the greatness of God? – Dr Kendall Harmon [Psalm 48]
+ A New Humanity – Bishop Rennis Ponniah [Ephesians 2:11-22]

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel : for he hath visited, and redeemed his people;
And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us : in the house of his servant David;
As he spoke by the mouth of his holy Prophets : which have been since the world began;
That we should be saved from our enemies : and from the hands of all that hate us;
To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers : and to remember his holy Covenant;
To perform the oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham : that he would give us;
That we being delivered out of the hands of our enemies : might serve him without fear;
In holiness and righteousness before him : all the days of our life.
And thou, Child, shalt be called the Prophet of the Highest : for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
To give knowledge of salvation unto his people : for the remission of their sins,
Through the tender mercy of our God : whereby the day-spring from on high hath visited us;
To give light to them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death : and to guide our feet into the way of peace. [Luke 1:68-79 the prophesy of Zacharias]

From July 12th
+ Services, Talks and Resources for July 12th
+ Choral Evensong with the combined choirs of King’s and St John’s Colleges, Cambridge
+ A marriage made in heaven ”“ Vaughan Roberts [Hosea 1:1-2:1 and Revelation 21:1-4]
+ Christian Worship ”“ Paul Perkin [Hebrews 12:14-29]


If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
For the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
Whosoever shall call on the Name of the Lord shall be saved. [Romans 10:9-10]

From July 5th
+ Services, Talks and Resources for July 5th
+ What does it Mean to Live Faithfully to Christ in our Time? – Dr Kendall Harmon
+ “Peace I leave with you” ”“ Vaughan Roberts [John 14:25-3]
+ Strengthened for Work ”“ William Taylor [Romans 1:1-17]

From June 28th
+ Services, Talks and Resources for June 28th
+ The Premier Lecture 2015 – Against the Flow – Professor John Lennox [Do you sometimes feel like you need to be encouraged in your faith, especially with the challenges you face in an increasingly secular culture?]
+ 2015 Trinity School for Ministry Graduation Commencement Address – Bishop Grant LeMarquand

From June 21st
+ Services, Talks and Resources for June 21st
+ Sunday’s Sermon from Emanuel AME Church in Charleston SC – Psalm 46 – Rev Norvel Goff
+ Do not be overcome by Evil, but Overcome Evil with Good [Mark 4] – Brian McGreevy today at St Philip’s Charleston
+ Jesus Who’ll Satisfy You – Vaughan Roberts [John 4:1-42]

From June 14th
+ Services, Talks and Resources for June 15th
+ Are We Ignorant of Satan’s Designs (Genesis 3:1-15) – Dr Kendall Harmon
+ Choral Evensong from Wells Cathedral

From June 7th
+ Sunday Services, Talks and Resources for June 7th
+ The Re-Evangelisation of Europe – Vaughan Roberts [Acts 16:11-34]
+ Church Planting in a Continent Experiencing Rapid Change – Martin Robinson
+ Choral Evensong from Truro Cathedral

From May 31st
+ Sunday Services, Talks and Resources for May 31st
+ Kendall Harmon’s Sermon for Pentecost 2015
+ When the Holy Spirit Comes – Bishop Rennis Ponniah [Acts 2]
+ The Most Important Question of All – Bishop Ken Clarke [Matthew 27]

From May 24th
+ Sunday Services, Talks and Resources for May 24th
+ The Nature of Christian Service ”“ Bishop Rennis Ponniah

From May 17th
+ Sunday Services, Talks and Resources for May 17th
+ A Bishop Mark Lawrence Sermon on the Ascension of Jesus
+ Sermons from St Helena’s Beaufort

From May 10th
+ Sunday Services, Talks and Resources for May 10th
+ Defending the Reconciling Gospel ”“ Bishop Michael Baughen [2 Corinthians 2:1 ”“ 6:18]
+ Do you have to lose your mind to become a Christian? ”“ William Taylor [Acts 26:24-32]
+ The Anglican Book of Common Prayer: What Relevance Does It Have to Today’s Contemporary Worship? John Yates II and John Yates III

From May 3rd
+ Sunday Services, Talks and Resources for May 3rd
+ The Uniqueness of Christ – Andrew Wingfield Digby [Acts 4:5-12 & John 10:11-18]
+ The Place of Unity – Dr Peter Walker
+ Choral Evensong from Exeter Cathedral
+ 3rd Sunday in Easter Confirmation Sermon at Christ St Paul’s – Bishop Mark Lawrence
+ My Lord and My God [John 20] – Archbishop Glenn Davies at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Singapore on April 13th

The previous post, Sunday on T19 is here

Posted in * Christian Life / Church Life, Liturgy, Music, Worship

[Mark Harris] We stand corrected: Its Consequences not Sanctions. Got it? Its pt 4 of the Covenant

the difference between punishment sanctions (which could come from capricious action by the esteemed Primates) and simply requiring the Episcopal Church recognize the consequences of our actions is this: Sanctions proceed from power being exercised on the condemned, consequences proceed from the condemned own actions.

The difference is this: To the extent that the Episcopal Church did something wrong, it is their own fault, and we simply have to take the consequences.

Well there it is.

But it reminds me of something – the Anglican Covenant, a document by the way that has not been ratified by the Church of England, nor by the Episcopal Church. Here is what section four of that document says about consequences:

(4.2.7) On the basis of the advice received, the Standing Committee shall make recommendations as to relational consequences which flow from an action incompatible with the Covenant…

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Posted in * Anglican - Episcopal, Anglican Primates, Primates Gathering in Canterbury January 2016

Epiphany 2016


Folks are still taking about how beautiful the service was at Christ Saint Paul’s Yonges Island, SC, as we gathered for a special and moving feast of lights in the darkened sanctuary, then from the Christ Candle, brought light to the church, people, and world as we burned our Christmas greenery. Many thanks to those who helped make the festivities afterward fun with the Kings cake, Oysters, and Chili.

Posted in * Anglican - Episcopal, * Christian Life / Church Life, * South Carolina, Church Year / Liturgical Seasons, Epiphany, Liturgy, Music, Worship, Spirituality/Prayer

The Press Conference after the Primates Gathering


With thanks to Kevin Kallsen at Anglican TV

Posted in * Anglican - Episcopal, Anglican Primates, Primates Gathering in Canterbury January 2016