July 2017 Convocation Newsletter
The triennial synod of the Anglican Diocese of Guinea and Guinea-Bissau took place from June 26 to 29, 2014. It was the first synod presided by the Right Reverend Jacques Boston, diocesan Bishop since 2012. He chose for the synod the site of the first church built in 1856 by missionaries, St. James, in Fallanghia, province of Boffa. This little village is also the birthplace of the previous Bishop, the Right Reverend Albert Gomez, who was happy to show it off to the guests.
Le synode triennale du Diocèse anglican de Guinée et Guinée-Bissau s'est déroulé du 26 au 29 juin 2014. C'était le premier synode sous l'égide de Mgr Jacques Boston, depuis 2012 Évêque du Diocèse. Il a choisi pour le synode le site de la première église construite par les missionnaires, en 1856, St. James (sic), à Fallanghia, dans la province de Boffa. Ce petit village est aussi le lieu de naissance du précédent évêque, Mgr Albert Gomez, qui s'est donné plaisir de le faire découvrir aux invités.
TEHRAN – Concluding a full three-day visit to Tehran, The Elders offered their support to the people of Iran during this period of renewed openness and dialogue. Among the issues discussed during the visit were: easing of regional tensions; the spread of extremist violence internationally; human rights; and the Syrian crisis. The Elders including Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, believe Iran should be part of the solution to the Syrian crisis.The Elders welcomed and supported the progress being made in the international negotiations over Iran’s nuclear programme.
...After prayerfully listening to the Word read, we then hear the Word expounded in the sermon. Confronted once again with the question of faith that the Gospel puts to us, we respond with conviction, “We believe.” Only then are we ready to pray, ask for forgiveness, make peace with God and each other, and finally move to making the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. The Creed is therefore the hinge, so to speak, between the liturgy of the Word and the sacrament. As the Eucharist flows from our need...
'The Bibliography,' first conceived as a one-time project of the Convocation's Mission 2006 initiative, is now a Convocation institution. Each fall, the clergy are invited to submit up to five book titles to the Bibliography. A selection of these books is raffled each fall during an especially festive dinner at the annual Convocation Convention.The proceeds of this highly anticipated event support a designated ministry or mission project. The bibliography has grown significantly since its introduction in 2007; it now includes 12 pages of book recommendations. Attention Convention delegates....this year's book selection has already arrived in Rome. Don't forget to buy your raffle tickets!
Quelles sont les origines de l’Eglise Episcopale? Où y-a-t-il des églises épiscopales en Europe? Quand l’Eglise Épiscopale s’est-elle implantée en Europe et notamment en France? Interview de Mgr Pierre Whalon, êveque en Europe.
The Book of Common Prayer has been in continuous use since 1549, was revised in 1552, lightly amended in 1662, three hundred at fifty years ago. It was the first compendium of worship in English.