General Convention 2003

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July 30, 2003

National Episcopal Church Women board members, province presidents and United Thank Offering chairwomen snaked through the crowd to the enthusiastic strains of “We’re Marching in the Light of God.”

With festive and colorful ribbons flying, National ECW President Pamela Stewart officially...

July 30, 2003

The clear soprano of Brenna MacDonald, 9, reading from Galatians was the most distinctive and historic of the 3,500 voices raised in praise during opening Eucharist Wednesday. Brenna was one of dozens of children age 6 to 12 formally invited for the first time in General Convention’s long...

July 30, 2003

Small churches are the heart of the Episcopal Church, comprising more than 60 percent of congregations. The Church in Small Communities legislative committee of General Convention took another step Tuesday night to support these congregations.

The committee will submit its recommendation...

July 30, 2003

A proposal for the direct ordination of priests saw little opposition in its initial hearing Wednesday afternoon.

The proposal is part of resolution A111, the proposed revision of the Episcopal Church’s Title III canons related to ministry, offered by the Standing Commission on Ministry...

July 30, 2003

Two key resolutions addressing the standing of gays and lesbians in the life of the church will be reviewed in back-to-back hearings by the cognate Committee on Prayer Book and Liturgy on Friday, August 1, and Saturday, August 2. A special hearing on the Diocese of California resolution (C005)...

July 30, 2003

The work toward eradicating the sin of racism continues at the 74th General Convention.

Committee members of Social and Urban Affairs voted unanimously Wednesday to send to the House of Deputies an amended resolution A010, which calls on the church to continue anti-racism training and to...

July 29, 2003

To be baptized into Christ, to be clothed with Christ, to belong to Christ is, in the words of St. Paul, to be set free from the imprisoning divisions that set us one against another, “there is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male or female, for all...

July 29, 2003

Presentation to General Convention The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold

My dear brothers and sisters: we have long anticipated this moment, this privileged time during which we will seek, as best we can – knowing we are fallible and finite human beings – to discern God’s desire for this...

July 11, 2003

"Young Adult Festival" models message of welcome during General Convention The first-ever Young Adult Festival occurring in conjunction with a General Convention of the Episcopal Church will gather 18-30 year olds from throughout the United States and abroad from July 29-August 8, 2003. The...

June 30, 2003

“We have been provided with a solemn and hopeful moment full of possibility,” said Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold in a pre-convention opening address to the assembly of the 74th General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on July 29.

Nearly 1,000 laity,...

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