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.


A Prophet Honored in her own Country?

From the Nevada Appeal:

"Come November, the nation's first female presiding bishop of the Episcopal church will put Nevada in the spotlight and herself in a familiar territory - on the fringe of a turbulent world.

"Katharine Jefferts Schori, the current bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Nevada, knows the challenges of sitting in a male-dominated post that represents 110 dioceses across the nation and works with 300 bishops...

"After about two decades of service, she was elected to the highest post of the church in June, the Bishop of the Episcopal Church of the United States. The position will also serve as a U.S. diplomat to the international Christian community..."

Lydia's note: This is another example of the inflation of ++KJS's experience. Unless each year of the episcopate pays medallion, bonus years, then I don't consider twelve years as "about two decades." Even with three years of seminary, we're only talking about 15 years. Maybe they're figuring that she was ordained in the 1990s and now we're in 'the 2000s' -- that's two decades...

Read the rest here.

One more bit from this article. ++KJS, speaking on ECUSA's approach to birth control, sexuality, and divorce, notes that "We're more flexible than the Catholic church." The author of this article then makes a stunning observation: "The irony is, Catholicism was part of the Episcopal Church before a split in the 1500s."

Talk about getting the cart before the horse. The Roman Catholic Church as a part of the Episcopal Church before the Reformation/Schism? More on this from Doug LeBlanc.


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