Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Presiding Bishop Katharine letter on General Convention

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori offered her own letter this evening commenting on the recently concluded General Convention. The work of interpreting the convention is in full flower. 

Rather than put all of the letter here (the letter is lengthy), here are the first few lines and a link to the rest of the letter. Do please read all of it if you have a chance. 

Also, I will be holding a Rector's Forum on Sunday Aug. 2 at 11:30 am in the Chapel (following our 10 am service) to talk about my experience at General Convention, answer questions and moderate a discussion. This General Convention may turn out to be one of the most momentous in our church's history and it is worthwhile spending time listening and reading these interpretations.

Here is the beginning of Katharine's letter followed by a link to the full text:
My brothers and sisters in Christ:

The 76th General Convention is now history, though it will likely take some time before we are all reasonably clear about what the results are.

We gathered in Anaheim, as guests of the Diocese of Los Angeles, for eleven full days of worship, learning, and policy-making. The worship was stunning visually, musically, and liturgically, with provocative preaching and lively singing.
To read the full text of the letter, please clicking HERE.

1 comment:

Janice Dean said...

What is the canon change regarding clergy discipline (Title IV?) that both Presiding Bishop Katherine and Bishop Jones mentioned in their letters? A Google search did not quickly return easy to understand results.