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The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe

Messages from Bishop Mark

A Pastoral Message On the Anniversary of September 11th, 2001

Posted by The Rt. Rev. Mark D. W. Edington on

In the midst of all our memorials, in the midst of all our sorrow and fear, stands the itinerant preacher talking about a different kingdom—the kingdom of God. In the midst of all of our anxiety about the future is the one who strips himself down to a towel around his waist and washes the aching...

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Tags: reconciliation, tolerance, religious freedom, christian hope, societal changes, interfaith alliance, global politics, authoritarianism

Moments of Change—and Marathons of Justice

Posted by The Rt. Rev. Mark D. W. Edington on

To the Beloved Community of the Convocation and our friends everywhere:   At our convention this past October, the assembled delegates responded to the report of our Task Force on Race, Reconciliation, and Beloved Community by adopting a Covenant for Dismantling Racism...

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Tags: justice, reconciliation, dignity, racial justice, george floyd, becoming beloved community

Easter Message: The Voice in Our Graves

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It is an old preacher’s trope that this story begins in a garden, and ends in a garden. It begins in a garden filled with life, a garden of perfection, the garden of God’s loving purpose for us—a purpose we preferred to decide for ourselves. And it ends in a garden near a...

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Tags: easter, new life, grief, reopening, covid

The Discipline of Hope

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It is Ash Wednesday today. Despite the comforting familiarity of the yearly cycle of penitence and fasting, this Ash Wednesday is a little different from all the others we have known. Yes, this day still marks the beginning of our journey through the penitential days of Lent. But let’s be...

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Tags: hope, lent, ash wednesday, spiritual practices, daily prayer, daily examen, covid

A Pastoral Message for—and from—the church in Europe

Posted by The Rt. Rev. Mark D. W. Edington on

You might wonder why a church in Europe would have anything to say about what has been happening in America these past days.   In part, the answer to that question is simple; we are the European members of a church that has its origins, and its home, in America. We are the Episcopal...

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Tags: reconciliation, usa, eu, inauguration, martin luther king jr day, us politics, european american relations, episcopal church history, church cracked open

An American Pastor Goes to Washington

Posted by The Rt. Rev. Mark D. W. Edington on

Published 13 January 2021 in Le Monde, under "Aux Etats Unis, les personnes qui affichent des croyances religieuses ne sont pas exclues de la vie publique." Full text en français available here.   Raphael Warnock’s election to the United States Senate is remarkable for many...

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Tags: religious freedom, religion and politics, läicité, laicite, american politics, faith in the public square, french politics, separation of state and religion

Eager for the End

Posted by The Rt. Rev. Mark D. W. Edington on

To our Friends near and far,   I write from Florence, where I've come to serve for a few weeks as the parish awaits the arrival of its new priest-in-charge. The chance to serve as an occasional supply priest in our congregations is one...

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The Way to Wait

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All Saints-Tide, 2020 To the Clergy and People of the ConvocationFew things are less comforting to us than the knowledge that there are matters of great significance to us over which we have no choice but to wait. We are not good at waiting. We are conditioned by our culture of...

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Convention Address 2020

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Listening Anew October 23, 2020 The Annual Convention of the Convocation James, Apostle and Martyr Text: Hebrews 12:12: “Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint, but...

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Mutual Ministry Review

Posted by The Rt. Rev. Mark D. W. Edington on

Over the past six months, the Council of Advice and the Bishop have together been undertaking a process known as a “Mutual Ministry Review.”    All clergy in the Convocation, as a part of their letters of agreement, agree to take part in this...

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Tags: mission, ministry, convocation, council of advice

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