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[ENS] World Report / Weeks Ahead / Catalyst: The Fire of Your Life

From "Matthew Davies" <>
Date Thu, 15 Feb 2007 00:36:54 -0500

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Daybook -- Today is Wednesday, February 14, 2007, in Epiphany. The Church calendar remembers Cyril, monk, (827-869) and Methodius, bishop, missionaries to the Slavs (826-885).

* Today in Scripture: Daily Office meditation: * Today in Prayer: Anglican Cycle of Prayer: * Today in History: On this day in 1556, Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury credited with writing and compiling the first two Books of Common Prayer, was declared a heretic by Queen Mary I of England.

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Diocesan Digest

NORTH CAROLINA: Convention focuses on being the 'hands and feet of Jesus'

TEXAS: Council focuses on growth, millennium development goals

More Diocesan news:

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World Report

A round-up of world news and reports from Anglican provinces since February 8:

ENGLAND: Karachi-born bishop warns, Britons must identify with Christian roots

NIGERIA: Synod issues communiqué, comments on Primates' Meeting

NIGERIA: Kaduna diocese hosts Anglican Communion Network for Inter Faith Concerns

PHILIPPINES: Churches unite to help ensure honest elections

TANZANIA: Central Tanganyika bishop questions legitimacy of singling out the Episcopal Church

More World news:

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Weeks Ahead

Full calendar:




February 14, 2007

* ROTORUA, New Zealand: Bringing Christ to A Post-Christian World * CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts: Episcopal Divinity School celebrates Absalom Jones

February 15, 2007

* TUSCALOOSA, Alabama: Diocese of Alabama to meet in convention * MEMPHIS, Tennessee: Diocese of West Tennessee to meet in convention

February 16, 2007

* PORTLAND, Oregon: Lecture and Workshop with Marcus Borg * QUITO, Ecuador: Diocese of Central Ecuador to meet in convention * CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Absalom Jones Day Symposium and Observance

February 17, 2007

* HOUSTON, Texas: Second Annual Absalom Jones Festival * NEW YORK CITY: Absalom Jones Celebration * DETROIT, Michigan: Absalom Jones Service * HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania: Absalom Jones Service * FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas: Barbara Crafton at St. Paul's

February 18, 2007

* BUFFALO, New York: Celebrating Martin Luther King and Absalom Jones * NATIONAL: Southern storyteller bishop preaches on 'Day 1' * AKRON, Ohio: Absalom Jones remembered

February 22, 2007

* CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas: Diocese of West Texas will meet in convention * CUMBERLAND FALLS, Kentucky: Diocese of Lexington to meet in convention * EUFAULA, Alabama: Diocese of Central Gulf Coast to meet in convention

February 23, 2007

* ANCHORAGE, Kentucky: Diocese of Kentucky to meet in convention * CAMBRIDGE, Maryland: Diocese of Easton to meet in convention

February 24, 2007

* FORT WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania: Prayer workshop * PORTLAND, Oregon: Second Annual Children's Day at the Cathedral * NEW YORK CITY: A tribute to the Anglican Delegates to the UNCSW * SAN FRANCISCO: Absalom Jones and Richard Allen Celebration Service * BALTIMORE, Maryland: Commemorating the life and legacy of Absalom Jones




February 14, 2007

* NEW YORK CITY: Organ Concerts at St. Bartholomew's

February 21, 2007 ASH WEDNESDAY

* BEVERLY HILLS, California: Missa Mystica on Ash Wednesday

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Catalyst: "The Fire of Your Life" from Church Publishing, Inc., by Maggie Ross, 126 pages, paperback, c. 2007, $14

[Source: Church Publishing, Inc.] -- A life-professed solitary and mystic under vows to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Ross writes with the wonder and energy of a spiritual poet. In this new edition of a spiritual classic, she shares one year of her solitude in seasonal meditations that include encounters with lynxes and coyotes, reflections on the summer solstice, and desire for union with God. An excellent source of sermon ideas.

"This book represents a year's worth of meditations, or rather a lifetime's work of reflection....It is full of vigor...and written with fierceness, humor, and beauty." --Rowan Williams

"Ross reminds us of Flannery O'Connor and Annie Dillard. All three have an abiding sense of the sacred amid the drift of contemporary life...a delight to read." --Thomas Berry

To order: Episcopal Books and Resources, online at or call 800.903.5544.

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