General Convention 2003

Articles

August 7, 2003

Responding positively to the principle that more can be done for mission if less is spent on administration, deputies and bishops unanimously approved a budget of $146,395,000 for the coming triennium Thursday.

Without changing the total amount of the budget or increasing revenues, the...

August 7, 2003

Guarding doors, giving directions, delivering messages, keeping the Convention running — the volunteers are everywhere, some 1,100 of them, made highly visible by their distinctive blue aprons. About three-quarters of them are from Minnesota; the rest, says volunteer supervisor Katie Hardy of...

August 6, 2003

Eighteen deputies were elected from the House of Deputies Thursday to be on the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop. Two members, one clergy and one lay, were elected from each of the church’s nine provinces.

Elected by simple majority were A. T. Mollegen...

August 6, 2003

Still reeling from the momentous decision to confirm the election of the Rev. Canon Gene Robinson, the House of Bishops spent most of Wednesday morning in conversation.

More than two dozen bishops asked to speak on the floor about the house’s decision Tuesday night to confirm Robinson,...

August 6, 2003

Votes on the consent to the election of the Rev. Canon V. Gene Robinson as bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of New Hampshire:

Yes

Adams III, Gladstone B. – Central New York Alexander, John Neil – Atlanta Alvarez, David – Puerto Rico Bainbridge III, Harry B. – Idaho Bennison, Jr...

August 6, 2003

The statement and show of support yesterday in the House of Bishops by 19 bishops opposing Gene Robinson’s confirmation was not a walkout of convention or the Episcopal Church, said Bishop Edward Little of Northern Indiana, one of those who voted against the consent to New Hampshire’s bishop...

August 6, 2003

A day after confirming the election of an openly gay man as bishop, the House of Bishops on Wednesday agreed to a compromise and decided not to move forward with the development of same-sex blessing liturgies.

An amendment offered by Bishop Peter Lee of Virginia and approved by the house...

August 6, 2003

Deputies dismayed by the confirmation of the Rev. V. Gene Robinson as bishop-elect of New Hampshire expressed that unhappiness Wednesday morning when more than two dozen stood behind a spokesman as he read a prepared statement on the floor of the house.

“We believe that this is a...

August 6, 2003

To the rocking strains of “[Money] Can’t Buy Me Love” and “It’s Been A Hard Day’s Night” by the Beatles, volunteers passed out copies of the proposed national budget for the next triennium to deputies and bishops gathered for a joint session Wednesday afternoon.

“As we say in Detroit,...

August 5, 2003

It may seem that this General Convention is about one bishop’s confirmation and one liturgical change, but in fact the work of both deputies and bishops encompasses a vast array of resolutions: from direct ordination of priests to pest management at church headquarters, from a member’s 101st...

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