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[ENS] 'Now is our new creation,' Haiti bishop tells Episcopal Church
Mon, 8 Mar 2010 06:34:15 -0500
>Episcopal News Service
>March 5, 2010
Episcopal News Service is available at http://www.episcopalchurch.org/ens.
>Today's Episcopal News Service includes:
* TOP STORY - 'Now is our new creation,' Haiti bishop tells Episcopal Church
* DIOCESAN DIGEST - Diocesan gatherings take stock, look to future
* DIOCESAN DIGEST - RIO GRANDE: El Paso Judge changes mind, decides on
trial in property dispute case
* DIOCESAN DIGEST - WEST MISSOURI: Bishop search open; nominations,
* OPINION - A church beyond the end of the road
* DAYBOOK - March 8: Today in Scripture, Prayer, History
* EBAR PICK - "The Week That Changed the World - The Complete Easter Story"
'Now is our new creation,' Haiti bishop tells Episcopal Church
[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal Diocese of Haiti Bishop Jean Zaché
Duracin has written to the wider church saying that the magnitude-7
earthquake that struck the country Jan. 12 "was our baptism."
"Now is our new creation," Duracin wrote on March 5.
Duracin also asked for Episcopalians' patience as the diocese develops
what he called a master plan to replace the physical structures of the
diocese, which was devastated by the earthquake. The goal of that
rebuilding will be to "continue to serve Haitian people with the same
love, the same care, and the same support that we have always shown,"
Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/79901_120086_ENG_HTM.htm
More Top Stories: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/ens
WEST MISSOURI: Bishop search open; nominations, applications invited
>By Pat McCaughan
[Episcopal News Service] The nomination and application process for
the eighth bishop of the Diocese of West Missouri will close March 22,
according to the chair of the bishop's search committee.
Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81803_120111_ENG_HTM.htm
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Diocesan gatherings take stock, look to future
>By ENS staff
[Episcopal News Service] Four Episcopal Church dioceses met in annual
conventions during the Feb. 25-27 weekend, spending their time making
policy and considering the future of the church.
Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81803_120090_ENG_HTM.htm
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RIO GRANDE: El Paso Judge changes mind, decides on trial in property
>By Pat McCaughan
[Episcopal News Service] The Diocese of Rio Grande and the Episcopal
Church thought they'd received a favorable court ruling in a property
dispute involving a breakaway congregation.
Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81803_120075_ENG_HTM.htm
More Diocesan news: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/81803_ENG_HTM.htm
>A church beyond the end of the road
>By Bonnie Anderson
[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church has responded to the
devastation caused by the magnitude-7 earthquake in Haiti with
unexpected and astonishing generosity. Building upon a partnership
that began before the Jan. 12 earthquake, Episcopal Relief &
Development has experienced a generosity of giving from Episcopalians
that has enabled its relief effort to secure food, water, vehicles for
supply deliveries, fuel and shelter.
Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/80050_120095_ENG_HTM.htm
More Opinion: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/80050_ENG_HTM.htm
>On March 8, 2010...
* Today in Scripture: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/82457_ENG_HTM.htm
* Today in Prayer: Anglican Cycle of Prayer:
* Today in History: On March 8, 1698, British missionary Thomas Bray
and four laymen founded the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
(SPCK) "to advance the honor of God and the good of mankind by
promoting Christian knowledge both at home and in the other parts of
the world by the best methods that should offer.
"The Week That Changed the World - The Complete Easter Story" from
Seabury Books, by Timothy Dean Roth, 128 pages, paperback, c. 2009,
[Source: Seabury Books] Beginning with Palm Sunday, the gospels record
every day of Jesus' life up to the time of his death and resurrection.
These eight days are unparalleled in the canon of Scripture for their
narrative power, their detail, and their focus. A unique synthesis of
the four gospel accounts of the passion and resurrection of Christ is
provided in this seamless and elegant narrative account of the Easter
events, including every detail mentioned in all four Gospels, but
without any unnecessary repetition or distracting references.
A chapter is assigned to each of these days to facilitate devotional
reading and study during the days leading up to Easter. Two chapters
are added on either side of the eight days to round out the story. A
study guide is also included.
The book invites reader to experience the events of Christ's passion
as they happened, thus fully entering into the drama of the Easter
story. More than anything, this book is an invitation to join Jesus
and the disciples in walking the road that leads to Jerusalem, and to
experience the events that happened there in an intimate and
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