General Convention 2006

Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling. Then I will go to the altar of God, and I will praise you . . . Psalm 43:3-4

The General Convention of the Episcopal Church
met in Columbus, Ohio from June 11-21, 2006.
This blog offers a view of the convention and beyond from the perspective of Lydia Evans, a two-time lay deputy from the Diocese of South Carolina.
Visit the links found below for additional resources
as well as pre- and post-convention coverage.
Thank you for remembering the convention deputies and their families in your prayers. For further resources, visit my webpages.
For all posts from the month of June, click here.
For all posts from the month of July, click here.


Province IV Synod

The bishops and deputies of Province IV gathered for synod April 26th to 28th at Kanuga Conference Center. On our final day of business, five resolutions were presented, three of which dealt with our response to the Windsor Report. The text of these resolutions, which the synod then voted to combine, may be found here. Unfortunately, a substitute resolution was offered and accepted which is directed at the work of the SCECAC, rather than specifically addressing the issues at hand. Here is the text, from Titus 1:9:

Substitute Resolution / PASSED

RESOLVED, that the Deputies and bishops gathered at Province IV Synod acknowledge with gratitude the work of the Special Commission on The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion, titled “One Baptism, One Hope in God’s Call,” and recognize the care and diligence with which they worked, and

RESOLVED, that the Deputies and bishops of Province IV commit ourselves to the prayerful and careful consideration of “One Baptism, One Hope in God’s Call” and to the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we prepare to consider the Report and its resolutions at the 75th General Convention, meeting in Columbus, Ohio.

One thing on which we all could agree was a resolution passed unanimously on Thursday evening relieving the dioceses of Mississippi and Louisiana of their 2006 provincial assessments. Their contributions to the budget of the province will be borne by the remaining 18 dioceses.


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