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ACNS3325 Archbishop of Canterbury's New York visit goes online

From "Anglican Communion News Service" <>
Date Wed, 26 Feb 2003 15:11:55 -0000

ACNS 3325     |     USA     |	  26 FEBRUARY 2003

Archbishop of Canterbury's New York visit goes online

[Trinity Institute] Anglicans across the world who have internet access will
be able to see or hear online presentations by the Archbishop of Canterbury,
the Most Revd Rowan Williams, during a visit to New York on 28 and 29 April
this year.

The Archbishop is participating in the annual conference of Trinity
Institute, the continuing education program of the Parish of Trinity Church,
Wall Street, New York.

His sermon at the opening Eucharist of the conference on 28 April, and an
address on 29 April, will be among conference presentations webcast live by
Trinity Television, the parish's television ministry.

The conference topic is "Shaping Holy Lives: Benedictine Spirituality in the
Contemporary World."

The Revd Dr Frederic Burnham, director of Trinity Institute, said the
archbishop was invited because he "has always had a rich spiritual life of
his own, and has explored significant spiritual issues," in his writing.

He pointed specifically to Williams' Love's Redeeming Work. "His argument is
that for major Anglican figures, their impetus was to figure out the shape
of a holy life. Interest in what constitutes a holy life is at the heart of
the theology of the Anglican tradition."

The webcast will include both audio and video "streams". The audio facility
will cater to those in the Communion who can receive only sound on their
internet connections. Listeners and viewers will be able to e-mail questions
for the Archbishop, on the conference topic, both ahead of and during the

Archbishop Williams' last visit to Trinity was for the television taping of
a forum on spirituality on 11 September 2001. The attack on the World Trade
Center took place while he and other guests were gathering for the event.
During the hours that followed, Archbishop Williams comforted the group at
Trinity - leading prayers as debris descended on the streets - and then
evacuated lower Manhattan as the towers collapsed.


Archbishop's Sermon: Monday April 28, 2003 - UTC/GMT: 4 pm
Conference Address: Tuesday April 29, 2003 - UTC/GMT: 3.15 pm

For webcast times in your timezone, check:


Via one of the following:
any Provincial or national church site carrying a direct link


Questions to conference speakers to:


Full details of the conference, which includes American and British experts
on Benedictine spirituality and practice Joan Chittister, Kathleen Norris
and Laurence Freeman  available at:


Sessions will be archived and available for later listening or viewing.

This presskit also available at


For details about the 27th February broadcast, webcast and video
of the Enthronement of the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, the
Most Revd Rowan D Williams, visit these web sites:

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