General Convention 2003

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August 10, 2003

In a final push to the end over the last two days of General Convention, the House of Deputies dealt with a wide range of resolutions, for the most part concurring with actions of the House of Bishops.

In a last-minute flurry of action Friday on a resolution to replace the current Prayer...

August 10, 2003

“Looking at the vast collection of coverage this church has been getting,” Dean George Werner told the Episcopal Church’s House of Deputies in remarks on the last day of General Convention, “this Sunday may be one of the greatest if not the best missionary Sundays in the history of the church...

August 9, 2003

In the space of 10 days, the Episcopal Church plotted a course for the next quarter century, rejuvenated its mission philosophy, and got a lot of free publicity.

At its 74th General Convention, July 28-August 8 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the church approved a $146.4 million budget for...

August 9, 2003

Beyond issues of sexuality, the deputies and bishops at the 74th General Convention made significant decisions that will affect ministry, administration, social justice, and outreach programs.

Based on the idea that ministry is grounded in the baptismal covenant, the House of Bishops...

August 8, 2003

Reacting to events this week at General Convention, the Archbishop of Canterbury has called a special meeting of the primates of the Anglican Communion in London, October 15-16.

According to a news release on the Anglican Communion News Service’s Web site, Dr. Rowan Williams said a...

August 8, 2003

On this, the last day of this General Convention, the Church invites us to call to mind St. Dominic, who in the early years of the 13th, century founded the Order of Preachers: a brotherhood whose whole purpose was to proclaim, by word and example, the good news of God in Christ: to speak not...

August 8, 2003

In his closing remarks to the House of Deputies, President George Werner Friday urged clergy and congregations to make the most of the evangelistic potential of the first Sunday after General Convention concludes.

“Looking at the vast collection of coverage this church has been getting...

August 7, 2003

In the 10 days of intense dialogue and debate Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold is encouraged by the “incredible energy” generated by the “multiple realities” of the Episcopal Church meeting as a General Convention.

At the daily Eucharists he has been struck by the variety of experiences...

August 7, 2003

Readings: Romans 10:13-17; Psalm 96:1-7; John 7:16-18

On this, the last day of this General Convention, the Church invites us to call to mind St. Dominic, who in the early years of the 13th century founded the Order of Preachers, a brotherhood whose whole purpose was to proclaim, by word...

August 7, 2003

While liturgies blessing same-sex unions are celebrated in some parts of the Episcopal Church, the church is not ready to authorize creating common liturgies for such services, General Convention has decided.

In a vote by orders, with 58 lay deputations and 62 clergy deputations of 108...

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