Cobham U18 – Team of the Year

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Cobham U18 are our 2010-11 Team of the Year and win 22 kitbags and baselayers from Canterbury. Bideford, Heathfield & Waldron, Durham University, University of Bath Women and Barking all challenged strongly.This article appeared in the July 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK Your Team of the Year – Cobham U18To measure the success of a mini-rugby section, try looking at the older age groups that emerge from it. The Cobham U18 side that has just completed an incredible journey contains six players who have been right through the system since first picking up a ball aged five: Tom Bliss, Richard Philip, Olly Mays, Matthew Cragg, Peter McCallum and George Gazzard.Teen titans: Peter McCallum (left) and Alex StoutEighty per cent of the U18 squad have been together from minis, learning the values of good sportsmanship along with the skills inherent in an effective team. In what may be an unprecedented feat, the boys have been Surrey champions from U11 through to U18 – eight straight seasons in which they’ve not lost a game on English soil. In the Surrey Youth Leagues they’ve scored 1,867 points (with 223 tries) against 233. How has this been achieved?“It’s really just parents committed to doing their thing on a Sunday morning,” says Neil McCallum, who has coached the side since U10s. “Coaching is simple really – you win your set ball and look for space. We focus on unit skills and organisation, and like an open game. We play with respect and put a tie on after the game. And we’re lucky to have talented lads who know how to dig deep when they have to.”The squad contains six internationals. Jack Clifford, the England U18 blindside, has been offered a contract at Harlequins, while Maddy Hughes has played on the wing for USA U20. No 8 Alex Stout (U16), fly-half Elliot Markham (U16) and wing Tom Harty (U18 Clubs) have all represented England while Tom Flynn, a wing for Ireland U18 Clubs, was a prop at U13 level.B-team coach Steve Heard has helped push the squad ethic in a group containing seven divisional and 19 county players. A tour to South Africa at U16 level – arranged to discourage the playing drop-off that often occurs at that age – cemented long-standing relationships and led to the side’s finest hour: a 55-3 rout of Bedford to become national U17 champions in 2010. Independent Schools Barbarians (37-31) are a more recent victim of a side that will now largely graduate to the club’s senior ranks.center_img Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170last_img read more


Autumn Tests: Corbisiero might be fit, but these guys won’t be

first_img Drained but not down: Alex Corbisiero could still play in autumn, but other international stars aren’t so luckyWITH THE story surfacing that Alex Corbisiero may be out for at least three to four weeks with a knee complaint, via the Times, it was presumed that yet another hurdle had been put in front of England and their Elite Player Squad.However, he is named in the EPS squad for the Tests and will be monitored after having fluid drained from his knee. He may feature later in the month, he may not but here are four players (Lions, no less) you will be definitely be gutted not to see in the November Tests.Stuart HoggThe bottled lightning bolt that is Hogg has already been missed by Glasgow Warriors, but it is with Scotland who will be hoping to score counter-attacking tries against the likes of South Africa and Australia that will miss him most keenly. They will have Sean Lamont thumping up from the back-three alongside Tim Visser and Sean Maitland is there but he may have to play full-back with Hogg, Peter Murchie and Greig Tonks out. There just doesn’t seem the same unpredictability there.Pained: Jamie Roberts can play hurt, but Wales have optionsJamie RobertsAnother ‘maybe’ player, Jamie Roberts has seemed an irreplaceable force in the centre for Wales. Perhaps he will stage another superhuman comeback for the sake of the November Tests, but there have been enough promising performances in Wales over the last few weeks – most encouragingly from Scott Williams at the heart of the Llanelli Scarlets team – and there are a few options there. But Roberts is undeniably influential when fully fit.Manu Tuilagi EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – OCTOBER 12: Cornell du Preez of Edinburgh tackles Simon Zebo of Munster during the The Heineken Cup Pool 6 Match between Edinburgh and Munster at Murrayfield Stadium, on October 12, 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Check out our exclusive feature with Simon Zebo in the November edition of Rugby World – out now! Another missing centre, Tuilagi will be joining Brad Barritt on the touchline as they cheer on new England boys Henry Trinder and Joel Tomkins. While some may see his injury as an opportunity to experiment over the coming months, the qualified thinking is that as soon as he is fit again he will come straight back in to renew his internal rivalry with Billy Twelvetrees.Of course, it is also vital to realize that Tuilagi has a lot more experience than those replacing him, despite his lack of years. Having been through a World Cup, a Lions tour and big Tests against the likes of New Zealand. The others are going to have to learn fast.Cracked: Zebo fell against EdinburghSimon ZeboThe livewire wing is out for 10 weeks after a scan on Tuesday confirmed the Munsterman had fractured a bone in his foot during the province’s opening Heineken Cup loss to Edinburgh.There may be fewer heart palpitations for Irish fans this November with Zebo’s kept away from the Aviva turf, but it also means there will be one less maverick running toward the likes of the All Blacks. If Ireland are to get that elusive win against New Zealand one cannot help but feel players like Zebo would only have helped with their work-rate and array of skills. Plus it’s always nice to hear the fans shout “Zeeeeeeebo!”last_img read more


Six Nations analysis: Scotland’s slick back-play

first_img It may not come as consolation to Scotland fans – in fact, most fiercely nationalistic ones will probably refuse to entertain the notion – but Vern Cotter’s side can be hugely encouraged by how their predicament mirrors that of England 12 months ago.A year back, Chris Robshaw and co. suffered a single-score reverse in Paris after playing a great deal of attractive attacking rugby, only to be somewhat suffocated at the breakdown. Concentration lapses cost them and a gut-wrenching defeat ensued.However, they rallied admirably and earned a return of four wins. It will not be easy – especially in light of next month’s trip to Twickenham – but there is absolutely no reason why Scotland cannot aim for something similar.In parts, their performance at the Stade de France encompassed some of the slickest back play over the opening Six Nations weekend despite going down 15-8. Here are some facets to build on when Wales arrive in Edinburgh on Sunday.Russell’s reactions Clermont‘s Camille Lopez was the subject of many column inches in the lead-up to last weekend, and preposterously won the official man-of-the-match award from French broadcasters. However, Finn Russell more than held his own, demonstrating assertive awareness throughout.His first contribution, a gorgeous clip into touch via a skim of the playing surface, set the tone nicely:The Glasgow Warrior then went about introducing himself as a gain-line threat, this half-break so nearly slicing open France minutes later:Scanning is the key here. As Russell receives the pass from Greig Laidlaw, he sees tight-five forwards standing in the defensive line and takes them on.Calling blindside wing Tim Visser onto his left, he keeps the ball in two hands, therefore sewing seeds of indecision in the minds of Philippe Saint-André‘s men.Watch how flat-footed Yoann Maestri is, watching Visser (who incidentally loses his footing anyway) as Russell bypasses him:A closer look at the moment the line is broken gives an idea of Russell’s physical attributes. Pascal Papé only just shackles him:Most refreshing about Russell’s approach, which was also in plain view during Glasgow’s recent defeat to Bath, is his constant willing to take on opponents.With Scotland a score behind as the clock headed into the final five minutes, this chip-and-chase almost created something spectacular from a loose ball in his own 22:Russell will be an integral figure at Murrayfield. While flashes of off-the-cuff brilliance may prove pivotal though, his powers of organisation and decision-making are more important.Dunbar and Bennett set the structureMidfield mates and fellow Warriors Alex Dunbar and Mark Bennett have started this tournament in an extremely influential mood, and their combination on 25 minutes offered a great insight into Scotland‘s set-up:But while Dunbar’s flat cut-out pass and Bennett’s pacey outside arc are impressive, the entire attack merits a second look. First, watch a screenshot from previous phase.As Ross Ford prepares to catch at first-receiver, Dunbar is already thinking one ruck ahead, manoeuvring Rob Harley, John Beattie and Blair Cowan in a primary wave 20 metres infield:In a movement used almost universally in world rugby now, the ball eventually comes wide via this pod of forwards.Russell hits Beattie, who keeps the French defenders honest before finding Dunbar behind him. The inside centre can then distribute wider, where Dougie Fife is calling for the ball. Three intelligent, accurate passes have given Scotland an outside edge: LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Highlight Packing a punch: Stuart Hogg inspired Scotland from full-back A different pattern created the initial momentum for the only try of the game:Again Dunbar and Bennett are the most prominent protagonists, but more striking is how Scotland cut France apart with a neatly-executed team movement.This time, we see a simple slice, loosehead prop Alasdair Dickinson hitting a hard line as Dunbar slides in behind to take Russell’s pass:Dickinson cuts off Papé isolates Lopez and presents him with a quandary – shoot out or stay soft and shepherd Dunbar towards touch. He opts for the former:Dunbar shifts the ball on too quickly and only excellent scrambling from the hosts stops a try. In the same movement though, the red wall was breached:Hogging the limelightOne man who owes his nation a decent display on Sunday is Stuart Hogg. Last season’s contest in Cardiff against Wales will forever conjure painful memories for the full-back, a rush of blood and a red card helping bring about a 51-3 thrashing for Scotland.Luckily, he seems in the right form to redeem himself. His opening salvo was this searing break:Like Russell before him, this comes about from a classic mis-match as Hogg spies tighthead prop Rabah Slimani and Maestri:Another clean break followed soon afterwards, this time from deeper as Lopez cleared deep:In many ways, this is a copybook counter-attack. Beattie claims and wastes no time in moving the ball infield, from where Hogg can assess his options.Identifying retreating Scotland teammates, Hogg heads off in their direction to capitalise on the confusion. Again, Dickinson (circled) is very clever in blocking a would-be tackler and his full-back can bend round to manufacture a two on-one with Visser opposite Yoann Huget:Close to the breakdown and from deep then, Wales must be wary of Hogg. But he is also a handful in and outside the outside centre channel. Here, Scotland have front-foot ball from a strong Dunbar surge:Visser is set clear with a sublime through-the-legs pass. The ball went loose in the next contact, but it is worth another look – if only for how non-plussed Huget must have felt:Not all of Scotland’s back play was flawless, of course. This last attack ended their challenge on a damp squib as Visser and Bennett could not link up to take advantage of some more promising play from Russell: Even so, Wales are in for a very tough time. If they hesitate or err in defence, Scotland will have a field day out wide. We are in for a hugely intriguing afternoon. While Scotland began their Six Nations with a 15-8 loss to France, their attacking approach was eye-catching. We analyse where they will look to hurt Wales on Sunday.last_img read more


Are the British and Irish Lions viable in the modern era?

first_img Everyone loves the British & Irish Lions. We’ve all experienced the emotional tug of that 1997 South Africa tour video. Or heard tales told by our parents about the greatest Lions team ever to tour New Zealand in 1971, tales of Gareth and Barry and Carwyn; of ‘The Invincibles’ who came back triumphant from South Africa in 1974, led by the indomitable Willie John McBride.The Lions were one of the beloved cornerstones of the amateur game, but their place in the ruthless world of professionalism is far less assured. Everybody keeps making the right noises, of course. We are constantly reminded how precious the Lions ‘brand’ is – and there is ample support in the cost of an official 18-day, three-Test tour to New Zealand priced at £6,000 and tickets for Test matches priced between £79 and £238.Dominated: The All Blacks thrashed the Lions in 05In 2005, 20,000 fans travelled to New Zealand, injecting an estimated £65m into the local economy. New Zealand Rugby calculates that 2017 will be the only year in the next five in which they will make a profit, and they are on course to make a £4.7m loss in 2016 with increased investment in the domestic game.And there is the rub. The Lions are a precious commodity, they are big business – but there is no effort made to reflect the importance of Lions tours in the administrative attitude to either a global rugby calendar or the player welfare issues that derive from it.A large rump of international players will be involved in the Aviva Premiership and Guinness Pro12 finals, which are due to be played on 27 May, only one week before the Lions’ first match in New Zealand on 3 June.Toulon’s Leigh Halfpenny could also be affected. The Top 14 play-offs run until the third week of June, which could potentially rule Halfpenny out of the entire first month of the tour.Tour matches trip over themselves after that initial encounter, with games against two Super Rugby franchises, the Blues and Crusaders on 7 and 10 June completing a very busy first week.At a reasonable guess, 20-25 leading players could be absent from the Lions’ preparatory camp and potentially, the first two matches of the tour because of their involvement in the finals of domestic competitions. Club commitment: Potential Lions Maro Itoje and George Kruis could miss game time in NZThis situation is very similar to England’s 2014 tour to New Zealand, where I was involved in the preparation and planning. England flew out missing 14 players who were involved in the Premiership final between Saracens and Northampton. Where we’d had a settled side throughout that year’s Six Nations, only regular starters Mike Brown, Jonny May, Chris Robshaw, Joe Launchbury and David Wilson were available for the crucial first Test in New Zealand.Although the makeshift XV played well at Eden Park and could easily have won the game, the selection process thereafter had already been reduced to a shambles, with a mixture of second and third stringers vying for playing time with an underprepared and mentally rundown group coming over late from the UK.Despite these recurring problems with scheduling, neither the Six Nations committee nor the RFU are prepared to consider the restructuring towards a global season, which is so clearly necessary for a solution to be reached. As recently as 26 July, the RFU’s chief executive Ian Ritchie, ruled out any changes to the key items – the Six Nations or end-of-year tours by the southern hemisphere teams.Calendar clash: Should Ian Ritchie and Mark McCafferty appease the needs of the Lions?Outsiders like Bath owner Bruce Craig have offered a sensible answer with the global season divided into more manageable blocks, and they are supported by the outlook of new World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont. But the sensible view is likely to be opposed by sectional interests.As things stand, the integration of North and South and club and country will continue to be an incoherent mishmash of fixture-splicing, and money will continue to be the main driver above player welfare. There is always a huge and long-lasting injury toll suffered by the players who go on Lions tours and return without a proper break and pre-season. The British & Irish Lions head to New Zealand next summer but such tours in an overcrowded season highlight issues like player welfare LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img TAGS: Highlight Moreover, the new generation of All Blacks will be utterly determined to send them home on the back of a beating as bad as that administered to the last Lions squad to visit New Zealand in 2005.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.last_img read more


Harlequins second-row and former Wallaby James Horwill

first_imgFormer Wallaby skipper James Horwill on Quins’ jokers, road rage and how he got his ‘Big Kev’ nickname Growing up in Australia you’re used to most creepy-crawlies. I don’t really like spiders but it doesn’t bring me out in a rash. We don’t get many of them in Putney, which is an advantage.Who’d you least like to be in a lift with?I’ve been stuck in a lift quite a few times, with the Wallabies. Can I say Dave Ward again? He’d chew my ear off.What’s been your most embarrassing moment in rugby?When I was playing in the U16s, the emotions got the better of me and I had a try disallowed for over-celebration.I threw a ball down on someone’s head after I’d scored and the ref reversed the decision. That was pretty humiliating. I didn’t do it again.Who would be your three favourite dinner guests?Michael Jordan, the greatest of all time, to pick his brains about how he’s been so successful in business. Someone like Jay-Z would be cool; a lot of those rappers have reinvented themselves. Richard Branson would be interesting, too. He’s very charismatic and hasn’t made his money in a conventional way.MJ: Horwill wants to pick Michael Jordan’s brain on how to be successful in business (Getty Images)Do you have any hidden talents?I do a good Chewbacca impression. I’m pretty big and hairy so it fits well.What is your guilty pleasure?Peanut M&Ms. The night before a match, I treat myself because I know I’m going to burn off any calories.Any plans for when you stop playing? TAGS: Harlequins 30 Minutes with Harlequins second-row and former Wallaby James HorwillWho’s the biggest character in the Quins changing room? Dave Ward. And in the backs, Danny Care is pretty quick-witted. I room with Dave (Ward), I’m the sensible roomie. He says I shower too often so he buys loads of Dove stuff and makes out it’s been sent by them because I’m such a loyal customer. He knows far too much about me – he does his research, I’ll give him that.And who makes you laugh the most?Joe (Marler). He’s pretty bright and understands what makes people tick. He likes making people feel as socially awkward as possible, but he’s a great guy to have around. A one-off.What makes you chuckle onlineThe Betoota Advocate, a satirical newspaper about a typical Aussie town. There are clever headlines and articles. I’d recommend it, especially if you’re missing Oz.What is your nickname?Big Kev. When I was growing up there was a fictional character in these adverts called Kev McQueen. He sold toilet products and his catchphrase was ‘I’m excited!’. As a kid I was quite excitable, so it stuck. First it was Kev, then Big Kev. Everyone bar my wife and parents call me it, or a version of it. It has travelled 12,000 miles to London with me.Big Kev: Horwill’s nickname has travelled over from Australia (Getty Images)What are your favourite nicknames in the squad?There’s nothing too weird. Adam Jones is Bomb and Mike Brown is Sméagol from Lord of the Rings, though we don’t say it to his face too much. Viss (Tim Visser) is the Flying Dutchman. He a plastic Scot, alright.Do you have any bugbears?It’s mainly in the car, bad drivers not indicating. Also, I find it weird here that people just pull up on the side of the road and put their hazard lights on and everyone is okay with that. How does that work? I lose my rag a bit. London traffic doesn’t help. I get angry and then my wife gets angry at me getting angry.How about phobias? I have a British passport, my mother is from here, so I could stay here. I’d like to work in sports admin or as a general manager – the business side of sport.This article originally appeared in the March 2018 edition of Rugby World magazine. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 30 Minutes: We spend half an hour with former Wallaby skipper James Horwill (Getty Images) last_img read more


Italy v England matches latest to be hit by coronavirus

first_imgMen’s, women’s and U20 championship fixtures postponed due to outbreak LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Italy v England matches latest to be hit by coronavirusThe Italy v England matches – men’s, women’s and U20 – on the final weekend of the Six Nations are the latest to be affected by the coronavirus outbreak.The Italian government decreed on Wednesday night that all sport in the country must be played behind closed doors until 3 April to try to stop the spread of Covid-19 and Six Nations organisers have decided to postpone the three championship fixtures in Italy next weekend rather than play in empty stadiums.England’s men were due to face the Italians at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Saturday 14 March, with the women’s and U20 Sunday fixtures scheduled for Padua and Verona respectively.A Six Nations statement read: “The decision has now been taken to postpone the three matches between Italy and England, with the intention to reschedule them at later dates.“Based on the information that is currently available, all other Six Nations matches are set to go ahead as scheduled. As previously stated, Six Nations fully intends to complete all 15 games across all three championships when time allows.”More than 100 people have died in Italy because of the coronavirus and it has had more cases than any other European country.A statement from the Italian government read: “There will be no sporting events with the presence of the public in order to prevent further contagion opportunities.” When in Rome: Italy and England line up for the anthems at Stadio Olimpico in 2018 (Getty Images) center_img The April issue of Rugby World magazine – focusing on a new generation of Six Nations stars – is out now.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Having already postponed this weekend’s Ireland v Italy matches, the big challenge for the Six Nations now will be trying to find dates in the calendar to reschedule them. There are club fixtures on every weekend until the end of the season and then there are the summer tours.When matches were postponed in the 2001 championship due to the foot-and-mouth outbreak they were not played until September and October of that year. Further measures being put in place to contain the coronavirus could also affect the ability to reschedule matches.The England v Wales and Scotland v France matches this weekend are still due to go ahead, but there are also doubts over the France v Ireland match in Paris on 14 March. France are the only team still able to win a Grand Slam this year.There have already been postponements in the Guinness Pro14 and the league organisers have said: “In the event that any future games are postponed and no alternative dates can be found to ensure the fixture is fulfilled, the board of Celtic Rugby DAC has agreed that both teams will be awarded two match points and the game will be deemed a 0-0 draw.”The Six Nations will not want to go down this route given the financial impact on unions of cancelling a Test match, but it will be a challenge to find new fixture dates for multiple postponements.last_img read more


Archbishop of Canterbury’s message for World Malaria Day

first_img Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Collierville, TN Tags Submit a Job Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Archbishop of Canterbury Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Archbishop of Canterbury’s message for World Malaria Day Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA [Lambeth Palace] The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, urges governments to continue to invest in malaria programmes in his message for World Malaria Day 2012: “We have already come so far, let’s not lose momentum now.”Dr Williams praises the significant progress that local churches and grassroots organisations have made in the fight against malaria, but cautions that “we cannot afford to let success make us complacent in our efforts to challenge this deadly disease.”The message also highlights the perils of a lack of global funding, which “threatens to undo many of the hard won gains and risks allowing malaria to regain a hold on communities who are close to elimination.”The Archbishop’s full message is below:“The fight against malaria has made significant progress in the last few years. Within the last decade malaria death rates in Africa alone have dropped by one-third with some countries, like Morocco, successfully eliminating the disease altogether.Local churches and other grassroots organisations have been key partners in enabling this progress, alongside a concerted effort from the international community through mechanisms such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.These gains are encouraging, but fragile. Zambia, a country I visited last year, was celebrated as a beacon of success on World Malaria Day in 2009, thanks to its incredible progress in reducing malaria deaths by over 50%. However, the following year, malaria was discovered to be on the rise again in two provinces, a rise linked to a lack of available mosquito nets. Whilst efforts are underway to redress this rise, it serves to underline the fact that that we cannot afford to let success make us complacent in our efforts to challenge this deadly disease.The current gap in global funding needed to fight malaria threatens to undo many of the hard won gains and risks allowing malaria to regain a hold on communities who are close to elimination.On this World Malaria Day I urge governments to continue to invest in malaria programmes to prevent the unnecessary death of millions of vulnerable people. We have already come so far, let’s not lose momentum now.” Posted Apr 25, 2012 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Anglican Communion, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Shreveport, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NClast_img read more


Wilfrido Ramos Orench elegido como obispo provisional de Puerto Rico

first_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Por el personal de ENS Posted Apr 7, 2014 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books House of Bishops, Press Release Service Latin America, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Tags Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Province IX El Reverendísimo Wilfrido Ramos Orench fue instalado como 0bispo provisional de la Diócesis de Puerto Rico el 28 de marzo en la Universidad Polytécnica de Puerto Rico en Hato Rey.La Obispa Presidente Katharine Jefferts Schori ha presidido el servicio de instalación de tres horas; el Obispo José Antonio Ramos Orench, obispo jubilado de la Iglesia Episcopal de Costa Rica y el hermano del obispo provisional, predicaron.Los obispos de la IX Provincia asistentes incluyeron el Obispo de Colombia Francisco Duque; Obispo de Honduras Lloyd Allen; Obispo de Venezuela Orlando Guerrero; Obispo de República Dominicana Julio Holguín; el Obispo Luis Fernando Ruiz, asistente del obispo en la República Dominicana; y el Obispo Victor Scantlebury, el obispo provisional de Ecuador Central. El pastor Angel Luis Rivera del Consejo Puertorriqueño de Iglesias, el pastor Enrique Mercado del Sínodo del Caribe de la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana de América, y el Rdo. Fray Luis Orench de la Iglesia Católica Romana y la Orden de los Frailes Menores también asistieron.Ramos reemplaza al obispo David Alvarez, quien se desempeñó como obispo diocesano de la Diócesis de Puerto Rico desde 1989.Durante la instalación, Ramos recibió una cruz pectoral de Yadira Torres, presidente del Comité Permanente de la diócesis. La cruz,  utilizada por el Obispo James Van Buren en 1901, ha sido entregada a todos los obispos diocesanos, dijo Torres.“Quiero agradecer a todos por su apoyo y sus oraciones. Vamos juntos a escribir una nueva página en la historia de nuestra diócesis”, dijo Ramos durante la instalación.El Comité Permanente de la diócesis pospuso y luego canceló una elección para reemplazar a Alvarez, que llegó a la edad de jubilación el 7 de septiembre de 2013.Los cargos se hicieron en contra de Alvarez en agosto y septiembre del 2013.Se llegó a un acuerdo con respecto a supuestas violaciones de los cánones disciplinarios entre la obispa presidente y Alvarez; como consecuencia del acuerdo pactado, Alvarez fue suspendido de todas las funciones episcopales, hasta 31 de octubre 2014, dijo el Obispo Clay Matthews, obispo de la Iglesia Episcopal para el desarrollo pastoral, en un comunicado emitido por la Oficina de Asuntos Públicos de la Iglesia Episcopal.Alvarez renunció en la fecha de jubilación obligatoria del 1 de noviembre 2013.El acuerdo con Alvarez dice “supuestamente” porque hubo tres denuncias, una de las cuales no podía ser refutada. Alvarez no cumplió con la implementación del Título IV, canon eclesiástico disciplinaria adoptado en 2009, para entrar en afecto en el 2011, dijo Matthews, en una llamada telefónica con ENS.Alvarez disputó los otros dos cargos, pero en lugar de ampliar el proceso de investigación, la obispa presidente y Alvarez establecieron un acuerdo, que no fue disputado, dijo Matthews, quien agregó que las acusaciones no son públicas debido a los requisitos de confidencialidad del Título IV.“En efecto, él está suspendido de todos los ministerios episcopales desde 1 de noviembre de 2013, al 31 de octubre de 2014”, dijo Matthews, quien agregó que el acuerdo no se basa en algo que tiene que ver con la “inmoralidad”.Mientras tanto, la diócesis en la convención (y en consulta con la oficina de la obispa presidente) eligió a Ramos como obispo provisional, “hasta el momento en que estén listos para tener una elección. Y estamos asumiendo que pueden ser en tres años a partir de ahora “, dijo Matthews, quien agregó que hay un cierto desacuerdo en la diócesis con respecto a si una elección se celebre ahora, o si la diócesis debe esperar.Ramos, quien es de Yauco, una ciudad en el suroeste de Puerto Rico, se desempeñó como obispo sufragáneo de la Diócesis de Connecticut del 2000 al 2006. Asimismo, se desempeñó previamente como obispo provisional de la Diócesis de Ecuador Central. El recientemente se desempeñó como representante de las asociaciones mundiales de la Iglesia Episcopal para la IX Provincia. 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Zimbabwe bishop celebrates growth in Harare diocese

first_img Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET [Anglican Communion News Service] The bishop of Harare is celebrating peace and growth in his diocese two-and-a-half years after Anglicans in Zimbabwe won back their churches.In a recent update to supporters around the world, Bishop Chad Gandiya said that hard work and generosity of parishioners the diocese is going from strength to strength.“The diocese has continued to experience growth both numerically and spiritually,” he wrote. “ A few new church buildings are being built and a few are being extended in order to accommodate the numerical growth.”Gandiya also highlighted various other improvements and developments in his diocese: “Our mission schools continue to improve both academically and structurally, and two of our schools were even awarded the Ministry of Education Secretary’s Merit Award for good results and general improvements of the schools.“Just within this short period [since getting our property back], one of our schools, St. John’s High School, has managed to build two new dormitories and two new staff houses. They have also bought a luxury bus for the school and have managed to sink two boreholes.”In September 2012, the Church of the Province of Central Africa, of which Harare is a part, won a long-running legal battle involving the excommunicated former bishop, Norbert Kunonga. Kunonga and his supporters had grabbed church properties including church buildings, hospitals, orphanages and schools.Most of the church property has been run down by the time they were handed back to the church, and diocesan offices even inherited huge bills incurred by Kunonga and his supporters.Despite the challenges that the diocese continues to face, its resolve to continue contributing to the country’s development has not waned. About three weeks ago, the diocese announced its intention to build an Anglican University close to Harare.“The Anglican Church in Zimbabwe has been at the vanguard of promoting formal education as an essential part of propagating and living the Christian faith in the region from the 1890s,” said Gandiya. “From the first secondary school for African people in Zimbabwe to the more than 8,179 schools in the country, opportunities have been offered to all members of our society for primary, secondary and teacher education.”He added: “A significant part of the top schools in the country have been run by Anglicans in an open, inclusive and Christian environment with many prominent members of our society and our country being beneficiaries, and we now wish to consolidate the vast experience the Church has built up in the education sector, through our contribution to university education.”The bishop announced that, while the university will offer other courses, its main focus would be the biomedical sciences.“This is much needed not only in Zimbabwe but on the continent as a whole, and we will soon be seeking all kinds of partnerships and assistance both materially and human resources,” he said. 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El Seminario Teológico de Virginia celebra que una capilla se…

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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events Theological Education Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY El Seminario Teológico de Virginia celebra que una capilla se levante de sus cenizas Un día entero de festejos para una dedicación y consagración que apuntan hacia el futuro La nueva capilla Immanuel del Seminario Teológico de Virginia, dedicada y consagrada el 13 de octubre, se alza más allá de las ruinas del edificio de 1881 que fue destruido por un incendio el 22 de octubre de 2010. Las ruinas son ahora un jardín de recordación. Foto de Peter Aaron Otto/Robert A.M. Stern, Arquitectos. [Episcopal News Service] Con tres toques a la puerta dados por la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori, el Seminario Teológico de Virginia dio inicio a una celebración de todo un año por su nueva capilla Immanuel el 13 de octubre, casi a cinco años justos de que su predecesora fuera destruida por un incendio.“En 2010, para la gloria de Dios, esta capilla se quemó y fue reconstruida en 2015”, dijo el arzobispo de Cantórbery Justin Welby, al comenzar su sermón parafraseando un cartel que existe en la catedral de Coventry, en Inglaterra, que se quemó en 1949 y fue reconstruida en 1962. “¿Es posible? ¿Puede un evento de esta naturaleza ser alguna vez para gloria de Dios? ¿Por qué sí?, porque en la muerte y la resurrección volvemos a la presencia del Dios viviente que levantó a Jesucristo de los muertos”.La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori toca tres veces a la puerta de la nueva capilla Immanuel del Seminario Teológico de Virginia al comienzo del oficio de dedicación y consagración el 13 de octubre. Foto del STV.Jefferts Schori de pie fuera de la capilla y valiéndose de su báculo pastoral golpeó tres veces a la puerta de la capilla y exclamó: “que se abra la puerta”. Luego hizo, con el báculo, la señal de la cruz en el umbral y dijo: “Paz sea a esta casa, y a todos los que entran en ella”.Siguiendo el orden en el Libro de Oración Común, los obispos participantes fueron bendiciendo, por turno, la pila bautismal (Carolyn Tanner Irish, obispa jubilada de la Diócesis de Utah y copresidente honoraria de la campaña de captación de fondos para la capilla) la cruz procesional y los ciriales (James Shand, obispo jubilado de la Diócesis de Easton y presidente de la junta de síndicos del STV), el órgano (Michael Curry, obispo primado electo) y el ambón/púlpito (Frank Griswold, 25º. obispo primado y copresidente de la campaña de captación de fondos para la capilla).Jefferts Schori bendijo el altar antes de que lo revistieran y lo prepararan para la Gran Plegaria Eucarística. Shannon Johnston, obispo de Virginia, bendijo el armario [de los cálices y las vestimentas] después de la comunión.El himno de secuencia, escrito para el oficio por el Rdo. Carl P. Daw Jr. como un regalo de la Clase de 2015, incluía la petición de que Dios “nos edifique como una casa fiel sobre un monte santo”. El seminario comisionó a su profesor de música sacra, Rdo. William Bradley Roberts, para escribir “Un Gloria Festivo” [A Festal Glory] que se cantó después de que el altar quedó revestido y preparado y antes del rito de la paz.Todo esto se hizo en celebración del nuevo edificio de la capilla. Welby advirtió durante su sermón que los edificios de la Iglesia pueden ser tanto bendiciones como cargas: a veces son los siervos de la Iglesia”, dijo, y a veces son el tirano de la Iglesia con sus “exigencias e instrucciones”.Los edificios de la Iglesia no son más que ladrillo y argamasa, pero edificios como “el espacio, asombroso, espléndido y hermoso” de la nueva capilla Immanuel, acogen a peregrinos y les infunden un sentimiento de “exultación y de belleza”.El pueblo que se congrega a adorar acude con desordenados corazones llenos de gozo y de pesar, de llamados que no logran discernir y de vergüenza por el pecado, y salen transformados y reorientados hacia el servicio, afirmó él. “La santidad no es nítida ni limpia ni respetuosa de las normas”, siguió diciendo. “es un fuego y una llama que consume lo oscuro y lo sucio. Es belleza y temor, que nos lleva a caer sobre nuestros rostros, paralizados por nuestro pecado, atraídos por su luz radiante y su calor restaurador. Pero la santidad nunca es prolija”.Y si bien el culto puede transformar y reorientar a los participantes, no debe buscar hacer a las personas conformistas, añadió. “Que éste nunca sea un lugar que busque conformar a las personas”, dijo Welby.El Arzobispo hizo un llamado a que la capilla “oriente y forme a los que han de portar la antorcha de la unidad”. Diciendo que su corazón se quebranta cuando contempla las divisiones que existen en el mundo, Welby oró: “Oh, Dios, necesitamos una Iglesia unida”.Welby también citó las divisiones de la Comunión Anglicana, “en las cuales estoy en lo personal profundamente implicado”. Llamó a la congregación a “reconocer, contemplar y lamentar” el hecho que “nosotros también nos apartamos de Dios y perdemos de vista la misión de Dios”.La Iglesia debe edificarse sobre la roca de la obediencia a la palabra de Jesús, enfatizó el Arzobispo.“No hay ninguna transigencia con ese mensaje. Sin él, esto es un museo, una interesante antropología social”, afirmó. “Con Jesús como su foco y centro, es un canal de la irrupción del reino de Dios. Para que la capilla Immanuel viva a la altura de la belleza de su arquitectura debe ser un lugar no de orden o de conformidad, sino de transformación y de conversión diarias, tal como lo tendría San Benito. Ha de ser un lugar donde el encuentro con Dios torne a una multitud de peregrinos en el pueblo que encuentra a Dios en Cristo”.El obispo de la Diócesis de Virginia Shannon Johnston, el decano del Seminario Teológico de Virginia Ian Markham, la diácona Susan Ackley Lukens; la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori, el obispo primado electo Michael Curry y el arzobispo de Cantórbery Justin Welby cantan en el altar durante la eucaristía de dedicación y consagración del edificio el 13 de octubre. Foto de Richard Schori.Y, habiendo encontrado a Dios en Cristo, los peregrinos que entran como pecadores, dijo Welby, “encuentran perdón y salen con nuevo corazón y nueva esperanza a transformar un mundo en el cual de otro modo las tinieblas parecen extinguir la luz, el temor prevalece y el sufrimiento desesperanzador somete a los más débiles y a los más pobres”.El texto del sermón de Welby se encuentra aquí.El ofertorio del oficio se dedicó a la campaña para reconstruir la catedral de la Santa Trinidad de la Diócesis de Haití en Puerto Príncipe, la cual fue destruida por un terremoto en enero de 2010.“Como comunidad estamos muy conscientes de que nuestra pérdida coincidió con el terremoto de Haití que destruyó la catedral”, dijo el Muy Rdo. Ian S. Markham, decano y presidente del STV, en sus palabras de bienvenida. “Según celebramos, queremos hacer nuestra parte en acercar el momento en que nuestras hermanos y hermanos de Haití celebren en su nueva catedral”.“Este seminario está decidido a continuar sirviendo a la Iglesia Episcopal y a la más amplia Comunión Anglicana a través de esta capilla”, dijo Markham. “Tomamos a pecho lo que le hemos escuchado decir al arzobispo de Cantórbery. Nos esforzaremos en tratar de servir a Dios y, en todas las cosas, a Dios sea la gloria”.El himno de la post comunión “Grande es tu fidelidad”, recordaba el día en que quedó destruida la capilla anterior. Lo habían cantado los que Markham reunió para que oraran mientras ardía la capilla Immanuel de 1881.Más tarde el 13 de octubre, Welby ofició en un oficio de vísperas coral que comenzó con la bendición de las nuevas campanas de la capilla por el obispo Griswold, desde lo alto del campanario. Un malfuncionamiento de los micrófonos, obligó a Griswold a comenzar el oficio tres veces. Bendecidas al fin, sin el beneficio de un micrófono que funcionara, las campanas comenzaron a repicar mientras Griswold salía de la torre para volver al nártex para la procesión.La torre de la capilla cuenta con ocho campanas de tañidos en serie. Hechas en la Fundación Whitechapel en Londres. A las campanas las alzaron y las instalaron a fines de 2014. La Fundación Whitechapel, la compañía manufacturera más antigua de Gran Bretaña, también fundió la original campana de la Libertad y el Big Ben, la campana que da la hora en el reloj de Westminster. En el tañido en serie no se hace ningún intento de producir una melodía convencional; las campanas se repican con una serie de variaciones.El oficio de vísperas incluyó también la dedicación de dos obras de arte. Una de ellas, un Icono de la Encarnación, se le encargó a Olga Shalamova. La otra era un escultura, María como profeta, de Margaret Adams Parker, y se erigió fuera de la capilla; la misma representa a María como una adolescente que lleva la Palabra Eterna y es conminada a compartir el mensaje que ha de cambiar el mundo.El obispo primado electo Michael Curry, la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori, el arzobispo de Cantórbery Justin Welby, el ex obispo primado Frank Griswold y el decano del Seminario Teológico de Virginia Ian Markham reunidos el 13 de octubre antes de la consagración y dedicación de la capilla Immanuel. Foto de Matt Rhodes/STV vía Facebook.Luego de las vísperas, Robert A.M. Stern, fundador y socio principal de la firma de arquitectos de Nueva York que diseñó la capilla, se dirigió a la congregación. Stern dijo que se sentía agradecido de haber podido contribuir a la misión del seminario. “El diseño de un espacio sagrado es uno de los grandes privilegios que un arquitecto podría desear”, afirmó.Después de expresarle su agradecimiento a su personal, a sus colegas y a los constructores, Stern también le dio las gracias a la comunidad del seminario y a su visión. “Los arquitectos son tan buenos como sus clientes se lo permitan”, dijo, provocando risas y aplausos.Al presentar a Stern, Markham dijo que la escuela quería un edificio que pareciera que siempre había formado parte del existente conjunto de edificios del campus y también uno que ofreciera nuevas posibilidades de culto.“Según miran en torno la nueva capilla Immanuel, espero que consideren que hemos hallado nuestra vía, que hemos encontrado algo nuevo que decir en medio de nuestro problemático presente”, dijo Stern. “Y según nos adentramos en el futuro incognoscible, espero que nuestra intención de construir para el porvenir se vea recompensado”.El arquitecto explicó que en lugar de replicar simplemente el edificio de 1881, o de diseñar uno que fuera solamente innovador, su firma quiso abarcar el pasado del seminario así como su visión para el futuro. “No teníamos la intención de hacer una iglesia del siglo XIX”.La firma, entre cuyos clientes se cuentan desde universidades hasta Disneylandia y el distrito de los teatros de Nueva York, diseñó un edificio con la flexibilidad para cumplir la misión del seminario de enseñar a futuros clérigos a dirigir el culto mientras sirve como sencillo trasfondo a toda una serie de propósitos litúrgicos, desde celebraciones a gran escala hasta oficios íntimos” La parroquia que ahora se conoce como iglesia Immanuel de la Colina [Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill]ha celebrado cultos en la capilla del seminario desde mediados del siglo XIX.Las celebraciones del día dieron inicio a los eventos de un “año de dedicación” en el seminario para festejar la nueva capilla.La Agencia Federal de Bebidas Alcohólicas, Tabaco, Armas de Fuego y Explosivos y el Departamento de Bomberos de Alexandria, VA, dictaminaron que el incendio del 22 de octubre de 2010 que destruyó el edificio de la capilla (de 1881) del Seminario Teológico de Virginia había sido accidental.La Agencia Federal de Bebidas Alcohólicas, Tabaco, Armas de Fuego y Explosivos (ATF, por su sigla en inglés) investigó el incendio de 2010 y dictaminó seis días después que había sido producto de un accidente. La respuesta federal es de rutina cuando tiene lugar un incendio de esa magnitud en una casa de culto, dijeron el seminario y la ATF en ese tiempo. El incendio comenzó en un latón de basuras que dejaron cerca de un calefactor en la sacristía.La estructura de madera estilo victoriano tardío carecía de detectores de humo y de un sistema de rociadores, y el fuego se extendió rápidamente. Los daños a la capilla, consagrada en 1881, se calcularon en $2,5 millones, según dijo la ATF.Los síndicos de la escuela acordaron en noviembre de 2011 construir una nueva capilla para reemplazar la que se había destruido. Los restos del edificio de 1881 se preservaron como un jardín de recordación.Las obras comenzaron en septiembre de 2013 y la primera eucaristía se celebró en la nueva capilla el 12 de febrero de 2015.La nueva capilla Immanuel es parte de una serie de instalaciones de “Adoración y Acogida”, que incluye un mejorado centro de acogida y un nuevo estacionamiento, lo cual crea una nueva entrada desde la carretera que lleva al seminario [Seminary Road] al campus.La campaña de captación de fondos “Capilla para las Edades” de la escuela recaudó más de $14,3 millones para el proyecto. Presidieron esta campaña Cynthia C. (Cece) Fowler, el Rdo. J. Barney Hawkins IV (vicepresidente de progreso institucional del STV) y el 25º. Obispo primado Griswold. Tanner Irish, obispo jubilado de Utah, fue copresidente honorario.El orden para el oficio eucarístico de dedicación y consagración se encuentra aquí.El orden del oficio de vísperas se encuentra aquí.Ambos oficios se transmitieron en directo. La eucaristía se puede ver aquí. El oficio de vísperas se puede ver aquí.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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