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Daybook -- Today is Friday, November 17, 2006. The Church calendar remembers Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln, (1140-1200).
* Today in Scripture: Daily Office meditation: http://www.forwardmovement.org/todaysreading.cfm * Today in Prayer: Anglican Cycle of Prayer: http://www.anglicancommunion.org/acp/index.cfm * Today in History: On this day in 1558, Elizabeth I became Queen of England, which led to the re-establishment of the Church of England. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_I_of_England
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Note to Readers: The New York Times Magazine has completed a Q&A interview with Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori which is likely to appear in the Sunday, November 19, issue, an editor has said. Unless publication is delayed by other editorial considerations, more about the article should also be posted at www.nytimes.com.
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CHICAGO: Convention honors Griswolds; bishop calls diocese to change http://www.episcopalchurch.org/3577_79777_ENG_HTM.htm
IOWA: Convention celebrates 30th anniversary of women's ordination http://www.episcopalchurch.org/3577_79780_ENG_HTM.htm
NORTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA: Convention keeps diocese 'militantly moderate' http://www.episcopalchurch.org/3577_79775_ENG_HTM.htm
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: Four names added to coadjutor slate http://www.episcopalchurch.org/3577_79779_ENG_HTM.htm
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IRELAND: Archbishop Eames honored for twenty-year Primacy http://www.episcopalchurch.org/3577_79793_ENG_HTM.htm
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Douglas Travis named seventh dean of Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest http://www.episcopalchurch.org/3577_79791_ENG_HTM.htm
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Multimedia: Prison chaplaincy featured in documentary, Sunday service leaflets
[ENS] The ministry of chaplains serving the State Penitentiary at Angola, Louisiana, is the focus of an Episcopal Church documentary titled "Changing Lives: Behind the Walls at Angola."
A clip of the feature-length program, newly released this year, is available online at http://www.episcopalchurch.org/3577_79785_ENG_HTM.htm.
The chaplaincy is among the ministries featured in a Sunday leaflet insert distributed for use in congregations this Sunday, November 19, and available for download at http://www.episcopalchurch.org/3577_79411_ENG_HTM.htm. DVD copies of the full documentary may be purchased at $15 each through Episcopal Books and Resources; http://www.episcopalbookstore.org, 800-903-5544.
The penitentiary, known simply as "Angola," is Louisiana's only maximum security prison, located some 59 miles northwest of Baton Rouge. With an inmate population of 5,108, some 86 percent are violent offenders and 52 percent are serving life sentences. "Changing Lives" follows Deacon Charles DeGravelles as he ministers to the men inside Angola, most of whom will never set foot outside the prison. Also featured in the documentary is the Rev. Jacqueline Means, prison ministries director on the Episcopal Church Center staff.
"This project was a labor of love for everyone who worked on it," said Michael Collins, director of broadcast and multimedia at the Church Center. "I think at the end of the day the whole thing is ultimately about redemption, both for the inmates and those who minister to them."
Collins added that the documentary is helpful for study forums and other parish gatherings.
The documentary follows several inmates, from a former hospice care-giver now stricken with cancer to a former inmate struggling with everyday life on the outside.
The Episcopal Church's Office of Communication was granted access to the prison through the cooperation of Warden Burl Cain and his staff.
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Catalyst: "Rotation" from http://www.isaaceverett.com, by Isaac Everett, CD, $15
[Source: www.isaaceverett.com] -- Featuring music grown in the underground emergent church in New York City, Isaac Everett's Rotation harnesses the raging diversity of the Manhattan music scene, blending electronica, jazz, rock, middle-eastern, and contemporary chamber music with ancient liturgical texts and melodies. Rotation is a fresh and vibrant expression of urban spirituality.
To order: Episcopal Books and Resources online at http://www.episcopalbookstore.org or call 800-903-5544.
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