Six Nations: France 26-24 England

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Break point: Luther Burrell – who scored a try on his debut – busts the line against FranceBy Sarah Mockford at Stade de FranceThe match in 30 secondsA Yoann Huget try in the first minute stunned England, but it was Gael Fickou’s late effort that won the game for France. England had fought back to lead 24-19 having trailed 16-3 – Luther Burrell scoring a try on debut and Danny Care dictating play – but France stretched England in the 78th minute and Fickou skipped through defenders out wide to touch down under the posts, Maxime Machenaud converting.France – Tries: Huget 2, Fickou. Con: Machenaud. Pens: Doussain2, Machenaud.England – Tries: Brown, Burrell. Con: Farrell. Pens: Farrell 2, Goode. DG: Care.Head to head: Yoann Huget and Mike BrownPost-match bulletin–       Bernard Le Roux topped the tackle charts (12) despite leaving the field at half–time. Tom Wood (11) was England’s best tackler.–       Brice Dulin made the most metres (106) while Billy Vunipola was the top carrier (17).–       England enjoyed more possession (59%) and territory (63%), made more carries (153 to 104) and metres (591 to 499).–       England conceded twice as many penalties as France – eight to four.–       Jonny May broke his nose badly so is a serious doubt. NOT FOR FEATURE –       Graham Rowntree bemoaned the six points England conceded at scrum time – they had a 60% scrum success rate – and said they will be looking at that area this week.What’s next?–       England were overrun at the breakdown in the first half, conceding numerous turnovers as ball-carriers ran into contact with no support and were left isolated. They need to be more intelligent in their breakdown play against Scotland or will struggle for quick ball.–       There was also a little confusion early on with the back three, Nowell caught out a couple of times, but he recovered well and should be given more time to adapt.–       France brought the flair back to their game, counter-attacking well from deep and feasting on turnover ball. If they can do that for 80 minutes against Italy – rather than in the spells they did here –they are likely to be two wins from two in the Six Nations.Match-winner: Fickou should start v ItalyRW’s proposed France XV v Italy:Brice Dulin; Yoann Huget, Wesley Fofana, Gael Fickou, Maxime Médard; Jules Plisson, Maxime Machenaud; Thomas Domingo, Dimitri Szarsewski, Nicolas Mas, Yoann Mestri, Pascal Papé, Yannick Nyanga, Bernard Le Roux, Louis Picamoles.Fickou gets a chance to show his talents in place of Bastareaud, who failed to make an impact against England. Also a good opportunity to see what Machenaud can do from the off while Maestri earned a start with his replacement performance.RW’s proposed England XV v Scotland: Alex Goode; Jack Nowell, Luther Burrell, Billy Twelvetrees, Mike Brown; Owen Farrell, Danny Care; Joe Marler, Dylan Hartley, Dan Cole, Joe Launchbury, Courtney Lawes, Tom Wood, Chris Robshaw, Billy Vunipola.If David Wilson was fit he’d be pushing his case to start ahead of Cole. With May injured and the likely heavy ground at Murrayfield, Goode starts at full-back, Brown is on the wing and Anthony Watson can provide a spark from the bench. The rest of the team get a chance to show a positive reaction to tough defeat. And replacements should be given careful consideration during the match – Dickson coming on for the influential Care on 60 minutes looked a little early given the state of the game.last_img read more

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Six Nations player analysis: Courtney Lawes, England

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS …the next as he throws his limbs into Laidlaw’s line of sight:While Jonny Gray is well positioned to stop him blocking the ball, the kick does not gain much ground and England have a lineout – incidentally another area in which their lock excelled.Totem poleLawes took seven throws in total and allowed his team to attack in various ways. Scotland did well to nullify England’s maul, so Graham Rowntree‘s pack needed to think on their feet and problem solve.This slip to Billy Vunipola is a great example of that, Lawes responding to some effective spoiling from Gray:Jim Hamilton, Rob Harley and David Denton do enough to make things messy, but Lawes stays strong and plants a gut-pass into the midriff of his number eight, who can peel onto the openside and carry towards Laidlaw and Russell:Just as Alun-Wyn Jones did for Wales in Paris, Lawes also offered himself as an off-the-top option. This set-piece produced an ideal platform, and ended in Anthony Watson‘s disallowed try after a soft pass to Youngs was whipped into midfield:Such dexterity and skill obviously means opponents must look to combat Lawes’ influence at the lineout.Indeed, after England had worked their way into a dangerous position in the second half, Harley tried to take matters into his own hands:The blindside conceded a penalty as Romain Poite judged him to have played the jumper in the air – a moral victory for Lawes and something of a compliment.Attacking presenceAlthough his defensive contributions are normally more heralded, Lawes made a marked difference to England’s attacking shape yesterday – offering himself as a willing, uncomplicated carrier.Here is an example, from just after half-time as England are building up to Ford’s try:Jonathan Joseph is stationed at first receiver and his job is made far simpler by Lawes, who leads a group of forward runners close to the gain-line before hitting an intelligent angle into the gap between Alasdair Dickinson and Denton:Stretching the defenders on either side, Lawes gets his upper body through two weak arm tackles and can release a textbook offload to Vunipola:The pass went to floor as Greig Tonks pressurised the big Saracen, but the ball went backwards and Ford sliced over a few phases later:Again, Lawes’ efforts are not particularly eye-catching. Still, they are integral to the score.As Ford arcs round off the pass of Chris Robshaw, the 26 year-old offers himself as a runner in a similar way to the above pattern off Joseph:This time, perhaps wary of the damage Lawes can do, Harley pinches in on him rather than scrambling further across to help out Murray. Ford needs no second invitation and outstrips the tighthead:Lastly, we come to a streak of unpleasantness – a vastly underrated asset.Spiky enforcingEven 70 minutes into this encounter, Lawes was still charging around. On this occasion though, his timing in challenging Russell was slightly late:That said, the tackle was just about legal and extremely effective in terms of physically and psychologically menacing Scotland”s playmaker. Poite does not see an offence, so why not rough up an influential opponent?From the the preceding phase, we can see how Lawes builds up speed by curving around behind the offside line……and exploding into the collision with fine technique once more, aiming for maximum impact:Scotland continued to press and just over 60 seconds on, there was this heavy-handed – yet legal – counter-ruck on Hogg;It seems unnecessary, but a brawny bit of housekeeping was a statement of superiority.For England to progress this year, they need personnel who can impose themselves on rivals. These two pieces of play, dripping in spite, personified such abrasiveness. Lancaster looked rather beleagured at the final whistle, but he can take so much heart from Lawes’ performance. When France arrive at Twickenham, they will face a world-class lock in awesome form. Long arms of the Lawes: England’s lock bears down on Scotland fly-half Finn Russell It is futile and immature to add imaginary points onto a scoreboard, but sometimes the exercise helps emphasise a message – so here goes. England were four passes away from a 53-13 victory on Saturday.To further indulge in ifs and buts, such a result would have seen them romp to the top of the table and almost certainly ensure Championship glory with any sort of triumph over France this weekend.As it is, a raft of missed chances during a frustrating Calcutta Cup clash means the title is in the balance. When George Ford’s penalty bounced off the post on 75 minutes, the hosts still had not done enough to claim pole position and Stuart Lancaster’s charges may well need another favour, this time from Scotland, to secure silverware.Punters will bemoan a lack of ruthlessness. Some might suggest that is down to a lack of spike or truly world-class quality. Well, Courtney Lawes could never be accused of lacking in either of those departments.England’s stable of second rows is well stocked. However, one lock tops the lot. Lawes returned to the engine room and bossed proceedings, one moment summing it all up.After the Northampton Saints star had conceded a ruck penalty, Euan Murray shoved his former clubmate before regretting his rush of blood and offering a handshake. Lawes looked at the outstretched paw in disgust.He knows Test rugby is not a popularity contest. Here is how that point was reinforced over a superb display.Ruling the restartAll week England fielded questions about beginning games slowly. Their response, to maul the Scottish forwards back 25 metres before slicing their backline apart, was authoritative. First, watch the initial take by James Haskell……and then how the hosts march up towards halfway before Ben Youngs wheels away:Lawes’ role in all of this is subtle but vital. Initially, he works around the back foot to latch onto the ball after Dave Attwood has helped Haskell secure it. This puts the maul in a strong position, forming a target Youngs can direct the rest of the pack towards:As players join and create impetus, he is then forced to the front and spearheads the drive while it gathers momentum and splinters Scotland:Restarts have become a pivotal part of the modern game and are treated like a third set-piece now. Luckily, Lawes is extremely efficient – not to mention destructive  – when his side is taking them too:Stuart Hogg enjoyed a fine game and is brave here, but the sheer power built up by Lawes is irresistible. Circled in white and blue respectively, the players are on a collision course tracked by this screenshot:This also stresses the work Lawes puts in off the ball, something that was apparent all game.Havoc for half-backsRapid line-speed, ferocious tackle, stand-off sliced in two – the trademark is familiar to all of us. While the attacking side is going through the phases, it must be a horrible feeling to know Lawes is loitering in midfield.Showing the athleticism that sets him apart as one member of an elite group of locks on this planet, he warmed up by swooping as a Scotland pass went astray:Simply reacting fastest as the visitors swing it back into midfield, this steal foreshadowed a period of pressure that was sustained even when Hogg’s try-saving tackle on Mike Brown won a turnover.Greig Laidlaw finds Finn Russell and the Glasgow Warriors No 10 looks to clear, but finds his route blocked:Lawes’ starting position is rather innocuous, so even if Murray gets in Laidlaw’s way slightly, the kick should be completed:It is a testament to acceleration that it is not, an attribute that can be seen on the reverse angle as Lawes follows through to win a five-metre scrum, refusing to be fooled by Russell’s dummy:Unfortunately for the Scotland fly-half, this was not the only occasion he found himself collared. This tackle in the second period coughed up possession:For all of the primeval intensity about this facet of Lawes’ game, there is plenty of method too. First, watch how Lawes spots his man on the previous phase:‘Destroy and enjoy’ is the motto Andy Farrell employs for England’s defensive system, which is more concerned with disruption than strict organiastion is scenarios such as this one.As such, it is not a worry if a dog-leg is created when Lawes shoots out of the line as he does here.Even so, the discipline shown by teammates on either shoulder is impressive. They stay aligned in case Russell gets a short pass away to a runner on a narrow angle:In the event, Luther Burrell floods through and onto the ball as Russell’s pass comes loose from this outstanding tackle, executed with excellent technique – the arms wrapped with a shoulder making contact:Lawes also proved a thorn in the side of Laidlaw around the fringes, using his two-metre tall frame as a barrier to the Scotland skipper’s box-kicks.Two screenshots demonstrate what he got up to in this area all afternoon, the first as he coils in the guard position… TAGS: Northampton Saints Back into the starting lineup, Courtney Lawes showed England what they had been missing during a 25-13 victory over Scotland at Twickenham. We analyse his outstanding performance.last_img read more

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Matt Banahan on Bath’s exciting young stars

first_img Bath take on Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership this Friday, hoping to continue stunning fans with running rugby. They no longer have a continental trophy to target after they lost to Leinster in the European Champions Cup quarter-finals, but according to one of their longest-serving backs there is more to come from Bath’s bright young things.Winger Matt Banahan – who spoke with Rugby World about current cover star Jonathan Joseph – insists that the three livewires of George Ford, Joseph and Anthony Watson can go on to impress on the biggest stages in world rugby.“All three of them can definitely become world beaters,” the winger says. “They showed as much in the Six Nations, in glimpses. To have that ability at such a young age is impressive – these guys have bedded in with England and they have absolutely no fear.“The way we want to play at Bath is with aggressive attack and they fit into that. Anthony can step anybody, JJ doesn’t need any space to work in and George is only 22 but he’s of the best fly-halves at running a game. I try my best to give these guys some advice, but with their natural talent I really don’t know what to tell them!” Three top talents: Anthony Watson, Jonathan Joseph and George Ford for England LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “We know anything can happen in rugby. You can win by ten points or you can win by two. Newcastle are playing extremely well at the moment. But you can look to the opportunity we’ve got (making the play-offs), because they don’t come along every year.”Read all about Jonathan Joseph in the May 2015 issue of Rugby World – In shops now! Find out where to buy your copy here or download the digital edition here. Going “Off-key”: Bath were able to spook Leinster with running rugbyBath may have lost to Leinster, but Ford created two brilliant tries by attacking the line. According to Banahan, Bath are thriving because their game plan allows risk takers to thrive and because players are encouraged to go “off-key” fans can enjoy moments like Joseph taking on a Toulouse defence, grubber kicking and collecting it himself to score. “That’s not in the script!” laughs Banahan. The last thing anyone wants, he claims, is for that spark to be coached out of the youngsters.Because anything can happen, though, Banahan refuses to believe that Bath’s next two games will be straightforward. They thrashed London Welsh and have Newcastle and then London Irish, but the run of three was not something Bath had specifically targetted.last_img read more

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first_img Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit an Event Listing Rapidisimas Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 center_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Shreveport, LA [Episcopal News Service] Hugo Chávez el pasado jueves asistió a misa en su pueblo de Barinas y dio un espectáculo en la iglesia local que dejó atónitos a todos. El “bravo comandante” y veterano de mil batallas locales, adoptó una posición de dolor y temor al orar por “una extensión de su vida”. Con lágrimas en los ojos y el seño fruncido mostrando dolor, el comandante oró a Dios y pidió que su vida no se termine pronto como han pronosticado sus médicos más allegados. “Dame vida aunque sea vida flameante, vida dolorosa, no me importa, dame tu corona Cristo, dámela, que yo sangro. Dame tu cruz, 100 cruces, que yo la llevo, pero dame vida porque todavía me quedan cosas por hacer por este pueblo”, dijo un acongojado y lloroso Chávez de 57 años.Una rápida encuesta posterior arrojó pesimismo en cuanto a su futuro. Algunos piensan que el presidente puede estar fingiendo su dolor con fines políticos, pero muchos otros creen que su sintomatología ha sido exagerada y que pronto recuperará la salud. 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El juez Peter Grobel le dijo antes de dictar sentencia: “Usted ha manchado su llamamiento como ministro del evangelio”.El patriarca ecuménico Bartolomé I de Grecia ha deplorado públicamente los conceptos vertidos por el metropolita Serafín de Pireo en una carta pastoral en la que critica al papa Benedicto y a los protestantes, judíos, musulmanes y ecumenistas. “Esa no es manera de tratar a otros hermanos cristianos”, dijo el patriarca.Líderes civiles y religiosos de Oakland, California, están poniendo sus mejores esfuerzos para poner fin a la violencia en esta ciudad cerca de San Francisco, en la que fueron asesinadas siete personas la semana pasada. Según la policía el autor de los crímenes “estaba indignado ante su expulsión de la Universidad de Oikos y las burlas que le hacían sus compañeros debido a su deficiente inglés”. Oikos es una pequeña universidad cristiana diseñada para ayudar a la inmigración coreana.Las más grandes organizaciones luteranas del mundo están planeando en Ginebra, Suiza, la celebración en el 2017 del 500 aniversario de la Reforma Protestante del siglo XVI que cambió la historia de la iglesia. Se ha sabido que el grupo planificador tiene interés en “modernizar” la vida de algunas de las iglesias luteranas en varias regiones del mundo así como avivar la evangelización. También habrá conciertos, conferencias y visitas a los lugares históricos del cristianismo luterano. En el mundo hay unos 80 millones de fieles luteranos.Charytín Goyco, más conocida por su primer nombre solamente, ha pasado gran parte de su vida en la televisión como cantante, presentadora y animadora. La popular dominicana dijo la semana pasada a una reportera de AOL que en enero tuvo un “encuentro con Dios” y le “hablé y recibí una respuesta enseguida”. 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Era profesora y tanto ella como su esposo han sido pilares de la Iglesia Episcopal.Veteranos de guerra y sindicalistas salvadoreños que mantienen ocupada la catedral católica romana de San Salvador desde hace tres meses en demanda de pensiones y otros beneficios, decidieron no permitir la celebración de los oficios de Semana Santa. Los veteranos culparon al gobierno, las antiguas guerrillas del Movimiento Farabundo Martí y la jerarquía de la Iglesia Católica Romana por la decisión que han tenido que tomar.VERDAD. Jesús dijo a Tomás: “Tú crees porque has visto. Felices los que creen sin haber visto” (Juan 20: 29) Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Washington, DC Featured Events TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Collierville, TN Por Onell A. SotoPosted Apr 11, 2012 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Evangelism or denominational self-preservation?

first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Evangelism Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Grace Burson says: August 23, 2012 at 11:12 am So much agree. I am an ex-Jehovahs Witness that ended up it Charismatic extremism for 10+ years before finding a place to grow and learn. Would love to know your ideas on how to get the word out about the Episcopal Church to other former members of high control groups. August 8, 2012 at 6:46 pm A few thoughts from an outsider — a cultural Mormon — on what’s attractive in the Episcopal tradition.“Big Tent” freedom of conscience (in spite of recent struggles over gay clergy). You recite the Nicene Creed, but you don’t insist on conformity at the price of association.Holy Tradition – A continuity of worship going back through the centuries while not insisting on infallibility.Acknowledgement of Historical Error – Racism, nationalism, intolerance and persecution have all been part of the Anglican tradition through the centuries, but the modern church has not been afraid to face up to its past.Organization – You’re not making things up as you go along, not putting inexperienced people in leadership roles. Episcopalians aren’t “playing church.”Scholarship and Spiritual Maturity – There’s a depth to Episcopal teaching not found in many other denominations. Its leaders tend not to be narcissistic braggarts.And you have really nice churches. Don’t discount that influence. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA August 23, 2012 at 10:40 am Great article on Evangelism from unique perspective of survivor of religious abuse. I attended the ICSA (International Cultic Studies Association) Conference: The Ethics of Evangelism in Montreal this past summer and thought this was yet another affirmation that I’m finally in a healthy Church and reflects what I saw locally that drew me to the Episcopal Church. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Fr.Michael Neal says: August 9, 2012 at 10:26 pm Tell “your” story, people are longing for truth, Christ has that truth, take it to the world, fulfill the Great Commision…………….press on………………….God bless…………….. The Rev. Canon Dan Webster[Episcopal News Service] We Episcopalians don’t seem to have evangelism in our denominational DNA. General Convention evangelism resolutions have never quite gained traction. Still, the 77th General Convention resolution, A073 (Establish Diocesan Mission Enterprise Zones), may be the best opportunity for success in this domain.A073 calls for “mission enterprise zones” and offers dioceses a matching grant of up to $40,000 to redevelop congregations with a special emphasis on groups traditionally underserved by the Episcopal Church.This evangelism plan is different because it focuses on congregations – the only place where evangelism can truly be effective.For nearly three years the Diocese of Maryland has included evangelism and proclamation in its five key goals.We define evangelism as the effort to prepare every member of the church to tell her or his faith story. Proclamation involves increasing average Sunday attendance by 10 per cent. We aim to realize these goals by 2015.Whether that happens remains to be seen. But it begs the question as to whether we’re focusing on spreading the gospel of Jesus or simply trying to preserve the Episcopal Church. I say we should hope to do both.We live out the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) whenever we support and encourage one another to talk about and publicly practice our faith. Certainly the Anglican/Episcopal expression of catholicism is a treasure worth sharing. We have held up the “via media” or middle way for nearly 500 years. Now it’s our turn to proclaim this unique way to live as the Body of Christ. And in a society paralyzed by polarity we have a gift and tradition that’s as desperately needed as it is being sought.It has long been my hope that every congregation form a DREAM team made up those committed to Doing Real Evangelism Almost Mindlessly. DREAM team members would help fellow parishioners understand how living their Christianity is the best way to share their faith. Yes, people will listen to words but they want to see actions.Here’s where A073 becomes noteworthy because this initiative could empower dioceses and congregations to combine stewardship and mission in their evangelism efforts.And let’s be clear that stewardship is not fundraising. It’s definitely not about seeking new pledging units to ensure the financial viability of congregations. Stewardship is finding our place in God’s creation, discerning God’s mission in the world of God’s own making and redeeming and claiming our calling in the world.Parishes must practice that same stewardship of God’s gifts and talents right where they are. Parish leaders must discern how their congregations can be relevant to their neighborhoods. The mission field begins just beyond the narthex.Most Episcopalians I know are not aware that the official name of our church is the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church. Imagine congregations being the neighborhood and city missionary society. Imagine everyone in the neighborhood and city knowing exactly what the mission is of every congregation.Could it be that then people will see a glimpse of the reign of God? That Episcopalians would then be living out the Great Commission by practicing the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-39), to love their neighbors as themselves?This General Convention resolution may just help to make this happen.— The Rev. Dan Webster is canon for evangelism and ministry development in the Diocese of Maryland. He lives in Baltimore. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Doug Desper says: Comments are closed. Rector Hopkinsville, KY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 August 9, 2012 at 3:30 pm Thank you, Dan. Witness to each other, neighbors and the world at large is based on the integrity of each of our personal experiences and how we support each other in Eucharistic fellowship. To me that means a qualified and experienced leadership witness to point to something of where we are and to go and to be willing and able to take on the outward and visible evidence of a faithful life. So in regard to stewardship, in order to avoid nothing more than a general and obvious definitions (as you have written perfectly well), then leaders must make clear personal and corporate financial commitments. The standard in the Episcopal Church has been tithing by personal and legislative statements. In the case of leadership, money talks and therefore must walk into practical mission expenditure. In my experience, personally, as rector, staff officer for stewardship in the Diocese of PA and nationally over some decades, I can point empirically to the actual results in an increase of money and in creative self affirming social psychological realities at every level of our Episcopal Church as real witness to Christian mission. We have now for some decades forfeited such concrete leadership for spiritualized forms of it and stewardship detached from actual money talk about giving. While I am very glad there are national grants for evangelistic mission, unless individual and corporate leadership tells us what financial commitments they actually make with their own money and what real spiritual discipline they do and expect of their followers, the grant money will likely be spent on empty activity. August 9, 2012 at 9:09 am Dan, thanks for that perspective!Doug, I think what people need to be prepared to tell is the story of how their story interacts with His Story. Let’s face it, the life and death of some guy 2000 years ago doesn’t seem very compelling, and his resurrection doesn’t seem very believable, unless you have some sense of how the person in front of you has been affected by being part of that story. Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Evangelism or denominational self-preservation? The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group center_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Course Director Jerusalem, Israel August 9, 2012 at 8:28 am Fr. Webster noted, “We define evangelism as the effort to prepare every member of the church to tell her or his faith story”. While true, those faith stories should be grounded in our ability and willingness to “know Christ and make Him known”. Personal faith journeys alone should not be the main experience shared. We have the Great Commission from Jesus to “go…make disciples…teach…baptize”. We should prepare each member to tell His Story. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Comments (10) Submit a Job Listing Tracy Carlson says: Bruce Anderson says: Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events (The Rev.) Ronald L. Reed says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Pittsburgh, PA August 14, 2012 at 8:21 pm I enjoyed Fr. Webster’s commentary on evangelism. His thoughts are right-on.Especially interesting was the title: “Evangelism or denominational self-preservation?” and the observation: “We Episcopalians don’t seem to have evangelism in our denominational DNA.”Coming from an evangelical background, this is one of the things I found distressing when coming into the Episcopal Church. Many times the subject was approached apologetically as the (forbidden?) ‘E-WORD’. Fr. W is correct, our denomination’s (and local churches,’ imho) self-preservation, may well depend on us ‘catching the vision’. BUT — not as the goal of evangelism (if that’s the goal, I think it would fail!). He said: “This General Convention resolution may just help to make this happen…’This is where I respectfully disagree. Resolutions, funding, and programs do not evangelism make! Catching the vision of evangelism demands a personal, spiritual mind change! As we used to say in Baptist circles:”A Hunger for souls” … for which I’ve been praying! This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Dan Bammes says: Rector Albany, NY August 8, 2012 at 5:33 pm What a wonderful commentary, especially regarding how we are needed in this divisive world. Thank you. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL August 9, 2012 at 7:16 pm Good observation, Grace, and I agree with you. My only caution is that our cultural tendency is to mistake our experience for the definitive revelation. We should not be the starting and ending of the Story, but, as you say, evidence of people who have been shaken and moved as a part of His Story. Our journey is to Jesus Christ; not just to be spiritual. Baha’i or Unitarianism may be better suited for those who want to be on a religious quest that is not seeking Jesus Christ in all things. By Dan WebsterPosted Aug 7, 2012 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Doug Desper says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tracy Carlson says: Press Release Service Marylin Day says: Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Callslast_img read more

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Bishops sign amici curiae briefs in support of civil marriage…

first_img Posted Feb 28, 2013 Mike Losinger says: Submit an Event Listing Danny L Anderson Jr says: House of Bishops, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Fr. Will McQueen says: Les Singleton says: Comments (21) Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Fr Steven M. Smith says: Rector Knoxville, TN March 1, 2013 at 4:38 pm Of the 24 dioceses, the one missing in this witness? My own: Albany. The diocese which this June prohibited its clergy from even ATTENDING same-sex marriage ceremonies! The amicus action of our bishops is deeply important in so many ways, not the least of which is its encouragement to those of us gay/lesbian Episcopalians struggling in the few hostile dioceses remaining. Thank you, bishops. Hugh Magee says: Rector Bath, NC Submit a Press Release February 28, 2013 at 7:30 pm Many thanks to Bishop Andrus for his heroic work for human rights. How I wish he were still bishop here in the Diocese of Alabama and leading us again on our annual pilgrimage in Hayneville for the Blessed Jonathan Daniels, one of our most revered martyrs for equality. As Blessed Jonathan taught us, doing the right thing might bring down a fatal wrath from others but we do it anyway because it’s the right thing to do. John Ryan, O.C.P. says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA February 28, 2013 at 7:21 pm Heretics Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Doug Desper says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Marriage Equality, Andrew Magallanes says: Press Release Service March 5, 2013 at 8:14 pm Here’s a little something that didn’t make it clearly into the recent same gender blessing study underwritten (in part) by a secular gay rights group:‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’ (Matthew 19:5)The Advocate of that radical concept (so missing in this ‘my way/my rights’ discussion) is “Jesus”. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Don McCleary says: Human Sexuality, March 1, 2013 at 4:36 pm If I were a Biblical literalist, I’d have to go out and buy myself a slave. Anyway, I am being reluctantly drawn into accepting relationships that don’t appeal to me personally. I guess God had more cookie cutters available than I had realized.I can’t really tell the civil society not to have same gender marriages. Part of me still wants to find a way to bless (but not solemnize a marriage) within the church. And, I’m rapidly becoming minority.Heresy??? No. Because we are accepting creation the way God build the product. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Don Caron says: Featured Jobs & Calls Bishops sign amici curiae briefs in support of civil marriage equality Unanimous support for Proposition 8 brief and virtually unanimous support for DOMA brief Director of Music Morristown, NJ John Neitzel says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Hugh Magee says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL March 1, 2013 at 9:12 pm They might say something like, “Where we saw the fruit of mercy, justice and love, we saw the face of God; where we had the opportunity to support the dignity of human beings we risked derision to be faithful to Your call.” March 1, 2013 at 12:14 am Thank you, bishops. Today, you make me feel proud and grateful to be an Episcopalian. March 2, 2013 at 1:59 am Heretics? Ha ha ha! February 28, 2013 at 10:44 pm How will the bishops answer God Most High when he asks them how they upheld 1 Corinthians 6.9-10? Are they ready to tell him that it’s the right thing to do? “But the Lord will scorn them all; He will laugh, Who sits on high, Then His wrath will on them fall; Sore displeased He will reply:‘Yet according to My will I have set My King to reign, And on Zion’s holy hill My Anointed I’ll maintain.’” February 28, 2013 at 10:45 pm Heretics? Father McQueen if you were in England during the 150’s you would be burned at the stake for being a heretic. Let the person who has NO SIN cast the first stone. People who marry then divorce and remarry while the ex-spouse is still alive are committing adultery … I don’t see that rule going back into the books of any mainline Protestant church. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET February 28, 2013 at 5:15 pm As Americans we pledge to be a nation of liberty and justice for all and as Episcopalians we promise to respect the dignity of every human being – and today these bishops put both that pledge and that promise into action. Their actions are yet another sign that as a nation we are past the tipping point and that the time is now for marriage equality. As a life-long Episcopalian, a priest and pastor and a lesbian I could not be more proud of my church and of our bishops for their principled stand for justice. Today was an important step forward for those committed to a Protect Marriage Movement that protects all marriages and to a Family Values Coalition that values all families. And here in Pasadena at All Saints Church we look forward to the day in the not-too-distant future when civil marriage is once again available to all our couples and to the end of federal discrimination against same-sex married couples. March 1, 2013 at 7:51 pm We, (my boyfriend & I) are very happy to have found a welcoming home in the Episcopal Church in very conservative mid-west Ohio. Our priest is performing our “Union Ceremony” in April and it will bein the church. There have been a few who have left because the congregation welcomes Gay people but for the most part our congregation has been very happy to have us.Thank You to all the bishops who are standing up for Equality for everyone !center_img March 1, 2013 at 5:45 pm And a big shout-out THANK YOU to my bishop, Rt. Rev. Gregory Rickel and the others who have the prophetic courage to stand up for what is right. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ March 5, 2013 at 8:11 pm Thank you Episcopal Church USA for doing what is right. Deb Jacoby-Twigg says: Tags Rector Belleville, IL John Neitzel says: Jason Dench says: Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Ronald J. Caldwell says: March 1, 2013 at 5:43 pm Amen to Les Singleton and Danny Anderson. As for teachings on human sexuality, why do so many single that out as “divine truth” when we’ve banned slavery, concubines, stoning for adultery? I’d like to remind people that there are plenty of Episcopal and Anglican priests and bishops who are divorced. And that wasn’t always so. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Featured Events The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI March 1, 2013 at 4:32 pm How orthodox is the concept of heresy? Fr. Will McQueen says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET March 27, 2013 at 8:06 pm When bishops decide to move away from scripture, teachings of the ancient fathers, and apostolic tradition it is clear that they are NOT contending for the faith once delivered by the saints. I call on these bishops to repent, and until then I have no confidence in the validity of their sacraments. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID March 1, 2013 at 7:20 pm Thank you to all these Episcopal bishops for standing up for marriage equality at this critical time.History will show that you are on the right side of this issue.I’m so proud to be an Episcopalian. Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Nathaniel John says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY [Episcopal Diocese of California] More than two dozen bishops of the Episcopal Church have filed two briefs in U.S. Supreme Court supporting civil marriage equality for same-sex couples. At the invitation of the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, bishop of the Diocese of California and Christopher J. Hayes, chancellor of the diocese, bishops across the Episcopal Church joined a broad range of religious groups, organizations, and leaders in filings in two historic cases pending in the Supreme Court.The bishops represent dioceses located in the states of California, Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, Washington, and the District of Columbia.In one filing, bishops in California unanimously supported a challenge to the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot initiative that ended access to civil marriage for same-sex couples in state. They joined Episcopal bishops in nine other states and Washington, D.C., 29 bishops in all, representing 23 out of 24 dioceses in civil jurisdictions with marriage equality, in supporting a second brief challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, which prevents the U.S. government from recognizing same-sex civil marriages in their dioceses.In 2006, the Episcopal Church General Convention of the adopted a resolution calling on federal, state, and local governments to provide legal protection for same-sex couples and opposed the adoption of laws like Proposition 8 that prohibit same-sex civil marriages or civil unions. The 2009 General Convention authorized “bishops, particularly those in dioceses within civil jurisdictions where same-gender marriage, civil unions or domestic partnerships are legal, [to] provide generous pastoral response to meet the needs of members of this Church.”The 2012 General Convention called on Congress to repeal DOMA and similar laws.The bishops who have joined these briefs have engaged in a generous pastoral response, many by authorizing the priests of their diocese to officiate at same-sex civil marriages. Other amici joining the Episcopal bishops on both briefs include the Rabbinical Assembly, which is the international association of conservative rabbis; the Union for Reform Judaism; the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association, the professional association of Reconstructionist rabbis; the Unitarian Universalist Association; and the United Church of Christ among others. Groups within the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, Society of Friends, and The United Methodist Church also signed the brief.The Episcopal bishops signing the briefs include: In the Proposition 8 case, Hollingsworth v. Perry: the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, bishop of California; the Rt. Rev. Mary Gray-Reeves, bishop of El Camino Real; the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, bishop of Los Angeles; the Rt. Rev. Diane Jardine Bruce, bishop suffragan of Los Angeles; the Rt. Rev. Mary D. Glasspool, bishop suffragan of Los Angeles; the Rt. Rev. Barry L. Beisner, bishop of Northern California; the Rt. Rev. James R. Mathes, bishop of San Diego; and the Rt. Rev. Chester L. Talton, bishop of San Joaquin. These bishops all serve the Episcopal Church in the State of California.In the DOMA case, United States v. Windsor: the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, bishop of California; the Rt. Rev. Mary Gray-Reeves, bishop of El Camino Real; the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, Bishop of Los Angeles; the Rt. Rev. Diane Jardine Bruce, Bishop Suffragan of Los Angeles; the Rt. Rev. Mary D. Glasspool, bishop suffragan of Los Angeles; the Rt. Rev. Barry L. Beisner, bishop of Northern California; the Rt. Rev. James R. Mathes, bishop of San Diego; the Rt. Rev. Chester L. Talton, bishop of San Joaquin; the Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas, bishop of Connecticut; the Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens, bishop suffragan of Connecticut; the Rt. Rev. James E. Curry, bishop suffragan of Connecticut; the Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, bishop of Washington (D.C.); the Rt. Rev. Alan Scarfe, bishop of Iowa; the Rt. Rev. Stephen T. Lane, bishop of Maine; the Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, bishop of Maryland; the Rt. Rev. Joe Goodwin Burnett, assistant bishop of Maryland; the Rt. Rev. James Joseph Shand, bishop of Easton (Md.); the Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw SSJE, bishop of Massachusetts; the Rt. Rev. Gayle E. Harris, bishop suffragan of Massachusetts; the Rt. Rev. Douglas J. Fisher, bishop of Western Massachusetts; the Rt. Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld, bishop of New Hampshire; the Rt. Rev. Andrew M.L. Dietsche, bishop of New York; the Rt. Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano, bishop of Long Island (N.Y.); the Rt. Rev. Gladstone B. Adams III, bishop of Central New York; the Rt. Rev. Prince G. Singh, bishop of Rochester (N.Y.); the Rt. Rev. R. William Franklin, bishop of Western New York; the Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Ely, bishop of Vermont; the Rt. Rev. Gregory H. Rickel, Bishop of Olympia (Wash.); and the Rt. Rev. James E. Waggoner, Jr., bishop of Spokane (with respect to the portion of the diocese located in the State of Washington). Rector Hopkinsville, KY Comments are closed. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Michael Curtner says: March 7, 2013 at 12:27 am Thank you to all of the bishops who have come forward, especially my own, Bp. Rickel of the Diocese of Olympia. From a pastoral point I don’t think the Church can do anything other than support men and women in their honest search for a life in Christ. Revelation is an on going process, when we listen for the work of the Spirit of God and work with it, we find new ways of living out the Gospel Life. When we dig our heels in and look only to the past we block the work of the Spirit of God. Rector Tampa, FL The Reverend Susan Russell says: Rector Shreveport, LA March 2, 2013 at 8:00 am I am proud to be an Episcopalian and We are ALL GOD’S Children even if we are ALL in diffrent denominations. We ALL BELONG to GOD! God taught us to LOVE our Neighbor and Love is the most important Commandment above all. So I do also believe God created us ALL in HIS Image. Straight, Gay, Black, White,Hispanic,Asian. We all BELONG to God and he sent his Son Jesus Christ for Who EVER believes in HIM will Have Eternal Life -Amen- Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA March 1, 2013 at 7:39 am Yes, Danny, heretics. They have departed from catholic Christian teaching on human sexuality, and are propagating something completely opposite, and thus, rightly called heretics. Rector Martinsville, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Same-Sex Marriage last_img read more

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Video: Presiding Bishop calls for prayer in response to Paris…

first_img Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Knoxville, TN Video Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Comments are closed. Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Shreveport, LA Posted Nov 14, 2015 Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET center_img [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry has released a video statement calling people to prayer in response to the violence in Paris, France. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY November 15, 2015 at 8:42 pm Thank you Bishop Michael. That was a good statement and prayer. Just what was needed. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Father Mike Waverly-Shank says: Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Comments (1) Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Video: Presiding Bishop calls for prayer in response to Paris violence Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FLlast_img read more

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Newly ordained Anglicans, seminarians make fact-finding visit to Anglican Communion…

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska [Anglican Communion News Service] Recently ordained Anglicans and seminarians from 14 countries have visited the Anglican Communion office in London to learn about its work through a series of presentations by staff members. The guests came from Australia, Brazil, India, Ghana, Hong Kong, Kenya, Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, United States and Zimbabwe.Full article. Tags Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Press Release TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Newly ordained Anglicans, seminarians make fact-finding visit to Anglican Communion office Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Posted Jun 7, 2017 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Anglican Communion Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Job Listing Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET last_img read more

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La nación despide a George H. W. Bush en la…

first_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Course Director Jerusalem, Israel TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Faith & Politics Rector Pittsburgh, PA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Dec 7, 2018 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Rector Bath, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ La nación despide a George H. W. Bush en la Catedral nacional de Washington Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Tags Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 El Obispo primado Michael Curry, al centro; el deán de la Catedral Nacional de Washington Randy Hollerith, a la izquierda; y el Rdo. Russell Levenson Jr., rector de la congregación de Houston a que pertenecía George H. W. Bush pronuncian la comendatoria al final del oficio fúnebre de Bush el 5 de diciembre. La Rda. Rosemarie Logan Duncan, canóniga de la catedral para el culto, de pie a la derecha, sostiene el báculo de la obispa de Washington Mariann Budde, que no se distingue entre Hollerith y Curry. El Rdo. Charles Robertson, canónigo del Obispo Primado para el Ministerio fuera de la Iglesia Episcopal, de pie entre Curry y Levenson, sostiene el báculo primacial del Obispo Primado. Foto de Danielle E. Thomas/Catedral Nacional de Washington.[Episcopal News Service] Combinando la precisión militar, la liturgia de la Iglesia Episcopal y las amables y por momentos cómicos recuerdos de sus familiares y amigos, Estados Unidos despidió formalmente al ex presidente George H. W. Bush.“Cuando llega la muerte, como nos llega a todos, la vida cambia, no termina”, dijo el Rdo. Russell Levenson Jr., rector de la congregación a que Bush asistía en Houston, durante el sermón en su funeral de Estado. “La manera en que vivimos nuestras vidas, las decisiones que tomamos, el servicio que prestamos importan. Les importan a nuestros semejantes, a este mundo que Dios nos ha dado y le importan a Dios. Pocas personas han entendido esto tan bien o han vivido sus vidas tan en consonancia con esto como el presidente George Herbert Walker Bush.“Ahora bien, oigan lo que dije: vivido. No lo ganó ni se esforzó para lograrlo. Fue algo tan natural para él como respirar para cada uno de nosotros”.Recordando el frecuente comentario que le hacía Barbara Bush de “buen sermón, demasiado largo”, Levenson predicó por poco más de 12 minutos durante el oficio en la Catedral Nacional de Washington, el cual duró cerca de dos horas y media.El oficio, que puede verse aquí, contó con un aforo de casi 3.000 personas por exclusiva invitación, entre ellos los miembros de la familia, los cinco presidentes de EE.UU. que viven, senadores, representantes, magistrados del Tribunal Supremo, funcionarios del gobierno de Trump y dignatarios extranjeros, entre ellos la canciller alemana Angela Merkel y el príncipe Carlos de Gran Bretaña.El féretro del presidente George H. W. Bush se levanta en el crucero de la Catedral Nacional de Washington durante su oficio fúnebre del 5 de diciembre. Foto del Distrito Militar de Washington del Ejército de EE.UU.Fue el cuarto funeral presidencial celebrado en la catedral. Los tres anteriores funerales de Estado en la catedral fueron los del presidente Dwight Eisenhower en 1969, el del presidente Ronald Reagan en 2004 y el del presidente Gerald Ford en 2007. Bush hizo panegíricos en los funerales de Reagan y de Ford en la catedral. El presiente Woodrow Wilson está enterrado en la Catedral, pero su oficio de entierro en 1924 no fue un funeral de Estado.El último funeral en la Catedral Nacional de Washington que se acercó a esa categoría fue el oficio por el senador John McCain el 1 de septiembre. Pero un funeral de Estado es un honor reservado a los presidentes, parte de la serie de tributos coordinados por el Distrito Militar de Washington del Ejército de EE.UU.El ataúd de Bush llegó a la catedral en un coche fúnebre un momento antes de las 11:00 A.M., acompañado por la familia Bush. El obispo primado Michael Curry, la obispa de Washington Mariann Budde, el deán de la catedral Randy Hollerith y Levenson, de la iglesia episcopal de San Martín [St. Martin] en Houston, esperaban en las gradas de la catedral con la Rda. Rosemarie Logan Duncan, canóniga de la catedral para el culto.Los portadores militares lenta y precisamente subieron las gradas con el ataúd hasta donde se encontraban Curry y Budde que recitaron las oraciones tradicionales de la “recepción del cuerpo”. “Con fe en Jesucristo, recibimos el cuerpo de nuestro hermano George para su entierro”, dijo Curry a la puerta.La familia Bush fue escoltada al interior de la iglesia hasta la primera fila, el hijo del Presidente, el ex presidente George W. Bush, saludó al presidente Donald Trump y a los ex presidentes Barack Obama, Bill Clinton y Jimmy Carter, y a sus esposas, quienes se sentaron juntos en la primera fila del otro lado del pasillo de la familia Bush.Luego, el bordón de la catedral comenzó a doblar 41 veces para marcar el número de Bush padre entre los presidentes de EE.UU., mientras los acólitos y el clero, entre ellos algunos de otras denominaciones, conducían lentamente a los portadores  que llevaban el ataúd por el largo pasillo central de la catedral. Hollerith y Levenson recitaron las antífonas del Rito de Entierro del Libro de Oración Común. El orden del rito se encuentra aquí.Miembros de las fuerzas armadas de EE.UU. se alejan del crucero luego de haber llevado el ataúd del presidente George H. W. Bush al interior de la catedral. Foto de Danielle E. Thomas/Catedral Nacional de Washington.Durante el oficio, cuatro panegiristas, George W. Bush, el ex primer ministro canadiense Brian Mulroney (cuyo período de gobierno coincidió con el Bush), el ex senador de EE.UU. Alan Simpson, de Wyoming, y el biógrafo de Bush Jon Meacham, recordaron al  viejo Bush.Meacham comenzó los tributos, diciéndole a la congregación que Bush fue “un hombre imperfecto” que “nos dejó una unión más perfecta”. Bush, dijo Meacham, sabía que la política no podía ser completamente pura si uno quería ganar, y uno tenía que ganar si quería dirigir.Meacham afirmó que Bush creía que hubo una razón por la cual se había librado de la muerte en el curso de una incursión de bombardeo aéreo en el Pacífico durante la segunda guerra mundial, en la cual sus compañeros tripulantes murieron, y él pasó los próximos 74 años al servicio de esa creencia.“Su corazón era firme. Su código de vida, como él decía, consistía en ‘Decir la verdad. No culpar a los demás. Hacer lo mejor que se pueda. Esforzarse. Perdonar. Mantener el rumbo’”, recordó Meacham. “Ese fue y es el más norteamericano de los credos”.Meacham dijo que la frase de Bush de “Mil puntos de luz” de la que a veces se habían mofado y el llamado de Lincoln a los “mejores ángeles de nuestra naturaleza”son “versos compañeros en el himno nacional de Estados Unidos”.Ambos presidentes, afirmó Meacham, llamaron a los estadounidenses a “a elegir lo justo sobre lo conveniente, la esperanza en lugar del temor y atender no a nuestros peores impulsos sino a nuestros mejores instintos”.Mulroney, de pie en el podio muy cerca de Trump, encomió los empeños de Bush para preservar y fortalecer la Organización del Tratado del Atlántico Norte luego de la desintegración de la Unión Soviética y del Telón de Hierro. Él también elogió la labor de Bush para lograr el acuerdo del NAFTA original, que dijo que había sido “modernizado y mejorado por gobiernos recientes”. Trump ha sido crítico tanto de la NATO como del NAFTA y recientemente anunció que se retiraría de este último, en un esfuerzo, al parecer, de obligar al Congreso a aprobar una nueva versión del pacto comercial con Canadá y México.“De aquí a 50 o a 100 años, cuando los historiadores revisen los logros y el contexto de todos los que han servido como presidentes, creo que se dirá que en la vida de este país, los Estados Unidos —que es, a mi juicio, la mayor república democrática que Dios jamás haya puesto sobre la faz de la tierra— creo que se dirá que ningún ocupante de la Oficina Oval fue más valiente, más centrado en principios y más honorable que George Herbert Walker Bush”, afirmó Mulroney.Durante el panegírico campechano y humorístico de Simpson, él recordó un momento cuando dijo que había caído de la lista A de Washington a lo que él llamó la lista Z debido a sus opciones políticas. Bush lo invitó a él y a su esposa a pasar con ellos [los Bush] un fin de semana. Los cuatro tuvieron una despedida muy ostensible en la Casa Blanca. Simpson recordó que Bush le dijo que su equipo le había dicho que no cursara la invitación, pero que él no había atendido el consejo, citando que la amistad está por encima de la política.Bush nunca odió a nadie, dijo Simpson, recordando que ambos hombres tuvieron  madres de carácter firme que les enseñaron que “el odio corroe al recipiente que lo contiene”.Bush entendió las decisiones que los líderes tienen que tomar, dijo el ex senador. A Bush le presentaron una vez un proyecto de ley bipartidario sobre el proceso del presupuesto, la atención sanitaria, la solvencia de la Seguridad Social y otros asuntos políticos. Para financiar el proyecto de ley tendrían que aumentarse los impuestos y eso exigiría que el Presidente fuera en contra de su conocida promesa de: “Escúchenme bien: no habrá nuevos impuestos”. El proyecto de ley fue aprobado en el Senado, pero los compañeros republicanos de Bush lo derrotaron en la Cámara de Representantes y, Simpson sugirió, su disposición a quebrantar su promesa de no aumentar los impuestos en pro de este proyecto de ley fue responsable de que no resultara reelecto.Simpson afirmó que Bush le dijo que cuando se enfrentaba con opciones difíciles, él elegía “el país por el que había combatido”  en lugar de optar por su partido o su legado.“A los que viajan por la calzada de la humildad en Washington, D.C.,  no les preocupa la intensidad del tránsito”.En su encomio, George W. Bush dijo que se padre estuvo a punto de morir de una infección de estafilococos en su adolescencia. Eso y su experiencia en la segunda guerra mundial “le hicieron disfrutar del don de la vida, y él se juró vivir todos los días a plenitud”, dijo el 43er. presidente de su padre, el 41ro.“Hasta sus últimos días, la vida de Papá fue instructiva”, dijo Bush. “En la medida en que envejecía, él nos enseñaba a madurar con dignidad, con humor y bondad, y cuando el buen Señor finalmente lo llamó, a encontrarse con él con valor y con el gozo de la promesa del porvenir”.Bush dijo que su padre “nos enseñó que el servicio público es noble y necesario, que uno puede servir con integridad y siendo fiel a los valores importantes, como la fe y la familia.“Él creyó firmemente que era importante retribuir a la comunidad y al país en el que uno vivía. Reconoció que servir a otros enriquecía el alma del dador”.Bush añadió que él supo años después como la fe de sus padres les había sostenido cuando su hermana, Robin, estaba muriéndose de leucemia a los tres años. “Papá siempre creyó que un día él abrazaría a su adorada Robin otra vez”.Bush comenzó a llorar al finalizar su reflexión, diciendo: “Y en nuestra aflicción, sonriamos, sabiendo que Papá está abrazando a Robin y sosteniendo de nuevo la mano de Mamá”.Durante su sermón, Levenson dijo que la vida de Bush mostraba que “la fe significa algo más que palabras”, añadiendo que la fe de Bush era “una fe profunda, una fe generosa y una fe sencilla en el mejor sentido de la palabra.Él conoció y vivió los dos grandes mandamientos de Jesús, amar a Dios y amar a tu prójimo”, afirmó Levenson. “El Presidente no sólo sirvió a algunos, sino a todos los que Dios puso en su camino”.El día en que Bush murió a los 94, Levenson dijo que James Baker,  el amigo del Presidente, estuvo junto a la cama de Bush, frotándole los pies durante unos 30 minutos, y haciéndole sonreír. Levenson dijo que él había percibido [en ese gesto] el sentido del servicio de Jesús, el Jueves Santo, cuando lavó los pies de sus amigos.Luego, todos los que estaban con Bush se arrodillaron y pusieron sus manos sobre el Presidente y oraron “y luego hubo silencio por un buen rato mientras el hombre que cambio todas nuestras vidas, que cambió nuestra nación, que cambió nuestro mundo, partía de esta vida para la otra”, afirmó él.“Fue un hermoso final; fue un hermoso comienzo”.El funeral continúo luego con la estructura tradicional del Rito de Entierro y, luego que Curry, Budde, Hollerith y Levenson pronunciaron la comendatoria, volvió de nuevo la pompa militar. Los portadores  se acercaron al lugar y levantaron el ataúd de Bush mientras el órgano comenzó a tocar el himno “Hoy, por los santos que descansan ya”[For All the Saints]. Los nítidos sonidos de las voces de mando militares podían oírse por encima de la música mientras el clero acompañaba el ataúd hacia el exterior de la iglesia.El obispo primado Michael Curry, visible en primer plano a la derecha de la bandera, y el Rdo. Russell Levenson Jr., rector de la congregación de Houston donde asistía el presidente George H. W. Bush, a la izquierda de la bandera, se encontraban entre los que condujeron el ataúd del presidente Bush hacia el exterior de la Catedral Nacional de Washington después del oficio de honras fúnebres del 5 de diciembre. Foto ENS, captura de pantalla.Allí aguardaron junto al coche fúnebre estacionado frente a la catedral mientras montaban el ataúd para el viaje a la Base Conjunta Andrews donde el Avión Presidencial esperaba para llevar a la familia Bush de regreso a Houston. El cadáver del ex presidente reposará en la iglesia episcopal de San Martín hasta las 6 A.M. del 6 de diciembre, donde se celebrará otro oficio conmemorativo más adelante esa mañana.Después, el cadáver de Bush será llevado por tren hasta College Station, Texas, donde, en una comitiva de vehículos, será conducido hasta la Biblioteca Presidencial George H. W. Bush [situada en esa ciudad universitaria] donde será enterrado junto a su esposa, que falleció en abril, y a Robin, la hija de ambos.– La Rda.. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora principal y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri.last_img read more

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Beloved Apopka police canine dies

first_img Obviously Neo was special. I never could understand how some people can neglect their four legged friends. I have an idea that Neo is going to be greatly missed by his family. Thank you officer Rehn for your dedicated service to our community. God bless you and your family, Chaz Please enter your comment! That would have made Neo almost 14 and a half years old, and that is pretty old for a big dog, as they usually don’t live as long as smaller dogs. I have sure had my share of German Shepherd dogs over the years. I love the shepherds as they are so smart and loyal. I have had a husky/shepherd mix, a pure-breed shepherd, collie/shepherd mixes, other mixed shepherds, and I loved them every one, and each was so unique in their ways from the others, but the shepherds have the common hip problem, that always seems to affect them in their older years, and it is heartbreaking. I won’t attempt to spell it, but it starts with a “D”….I remember seeing Neo do some K9 demonstrations, and I remember him riding in the Apopka Christmas parade, in the police car with his name on the side of the car. Dogs are considered a senior citizen at 8 years of age. My little boy will be 8 this November. All dogs have a relatively short life span, and it is heartbreaking when they pass away, or when you have to say a final goodbye to them, and put them to sleep. Just remember, all dogs go to heaven…… TAGSApopka Police DepartmentNEO Previous articleGroup Flood Insurance: How It WorksNext articleIn search of inspiration… Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 charles towne Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herecenter_img Mama Mia October 29, 2017 at 9:37 am 2 COMMENTS October 29, 2017 at 12:41 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply From the Apopka Police DepartmentRetired Apopka Police Department K-9 Neo passed this week after a long life of service to the community. Neo, an energetic and dedicated Belgian Malinois, joined the force as a 16-month-old pup in 2004. He spent a 10-year career with Apopka police Officer Paul Rehn before retiring from duty in 2014.Afterward, Rehn adopted the canine and cared for him as a family pet until his death on Tuesday, Oct. 24. Rehn retired in 2016. During his service to the Apopka Police Department, Neo was instrumental in apprehending countless burglary, robbery, and other violent felony suspects.When Neo and Officer Rehn arrived on crime scenes, fellow officers were confident in a successful outcome. Neo was adeptly trained to find illicit narcotics. He is credited with notable drug busts, including the discovery of 8 kilograms, or more than 17 pounds, of heroin on an airplane in a joint investigation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Neo located 408 pounds of marijuana in a joint investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigations and also discovered 2,800 pounds of marijuana in another local case.Neo loved being out in the public, providing demonstrations at local schools, churches, and community events within the City of Apopka. He will be forever remembered and cherished as an honored member of the Apopka Police Department. Reply Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 last_img read more

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