Articles tagged presiding bishop

Bishop Katharine: An Appreciation

SALT LAKE CITY – As Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori came down the aisle at our General Convention’s Sunday worship, I had many mixed feelings. The next few months, we will experience many “lasts” with her, and this was one. As her nine-year term as presiding bishop draws to a close, there is a growing…
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The Presiding Bishop as master carpenter

Many years ago in a galaxy far away, I was an apprentice to become a master carpenter. Experience in every phase of residential building was essential. So I served as a helper for experts in every stage of the process. I once tended a plasterer who was truly an artist. He described the intricacies of…
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General Convention: Episcopal Jeopardy!

The husband of a friend of mine was listening to us discuss the day at dinner. “Well, that’s Day 1 of Convention down,” he said, reassuringly. “No,” I pointed out. “That’s day 0. Tomorrow is Day 1.” “Good Lord!” he exclaimed, turning to his husband.  “We’ve been here this long, AND THIS HASN’T EVEN STARTED…
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“Looking forward to the whole thing”: General Convention opens in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY, June 22—The 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church technically begins on Thursday, but deputies, bishops, exhibitors and other interested parties are already pouring into the hotels surrounding the Salt Palace Convention Center, where convention will be in session until July 3. While the convention is a legislative gathering—and the legislative agenda…
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