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Marriage Rites Resolution

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The House of Deputies voted Monday to approve Resolution B012, Marriage Rites for the Whole Church. This Resolution makes marriage rites available to all persons, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, to be available until the Book of Common Prayer undergoes a comprehensive revision. The resolution also charges the Standing Committee on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) to consider how to make the Catechism and Marriage rites inclusive of the spirit of this resolution.

 

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Episcopal Church of St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene in the News

Monday, July 9, 2018

According the the Landmark Society of Western NY,  Episcopal Church of St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene is the oldest building in the city of Rochester that's still in use.  Now, preservationists hope to protect this city landmark.  READ MORE HERE from an article in CITY Newspaper.

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ROC Episcopal General Convention / Day Four

Monday, July 9, 2018

“The opposite of love is not hate. The opposite of love,” said Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, at a revival in Austin, Texas, “is selfishness.” Bishop Curry roamed the platform in the Palmer Center that sits on the Colorado River in downtown Austin, followed around by Spanish Interpreter, Dinorah Padro, who mirrored Bishop Curry’s movements, tone, and expressions with impeccable precision. You might call it homiletical dancing.

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ROC Episcopal General Convention / Bishop Singh

Monday, July 9, 2018

I am happy to report that we are up and running as your eyes, hands, feet, heart and mind in Austin, Texas, proud to represent you as Deputies and Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester.

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ROC Episcopal General Convention / Day Three

Saturday, July 7, 2018

 

Following early hearings, Day Three began with TEConversations—Conversations for the Episcopal Church, revolving around “Racial Reconciliation.” Arno Michaelis gave the first of the talks, speaking of his conversion from a life as a “Neo-Nazi Skinned Head.” “No one,” said Michaelis, “ever beat the Nazi out of me; they loved the Nazi out of me.” With these words we were encouraged to reflect on how violence and hate cannot end violence and hate. We need to speak the language of love and forgiveness, said Michaelis, the only way to end the injustices of this world.

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The Way of Love

Friday, July 6, 2018

Presiding Bishop Curry formally invited the whole church to take up the Way of Love during his sermon at the Opening Eucharist of the 79th General Convention on July 5.  Click on the play button to see his video.  CLICK HERE for more!

 

 

 

 

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