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The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe

Messages from Bishop Mark

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

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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

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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

Torn

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Back in June, as the protests against police brutality against communities of color in the United States were echoed in Paris by large demonstrations demanding accountability for the death in police custody of Adama Traoré, the Convocation and the cathedral went in together on a large...

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Tags: reconciliation, mending, black lives matter, righteous work

The Necessity of the Improbable

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It is perhaps not surprising that the summer of this annus horribilis has brought with it a bitter and bumper crop of hopelessness. It’s somehow in vogue to speak and write of hopelessness—not as you might imagine, but instead as the needed catalyst for change, perhaps a...

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Tags: hope, beloved community, black lives matter, coronavirus

Hard Ground

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We are headed into a stretch of parables this month, all of which Jesus tells as an effort to help people understand what the kingdom of heaven is like. It is not always a comforting picture.   “Parables are not parallels,” my old preaching professor used to...

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Tags: mission, hope, growth, online church, coronavirus

Uncharted Seas

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

Tomorrow at the cathedral in Paris we will ordain two new priests in the Convocation—Stéphanie Burette and Jean Dumond Chavanne. Each of them, in their own ways, are stories very different from the usual account of a person who senses a vocation to ministry and follows...

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Tags: church, ordination, convocation, coronavirus

A Pastoral Message

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

Since the pandemic began to reshape our lives in early March, we’ve tried to be in regular touch with all the people of the Convocation. And for the past two months now, we’ve put out a weekly message—providing information about on-line worship services and formation programs...

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Tags: reconciliation, politics, beloved community, black lives matter

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