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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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ROC Episcopal General Convention / Day Two

Friday, July 6, 2018

“How do you follow in the way of love in a world that is unloving?” With this question Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, began his homily for the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church’s Opening Eucharist. The jumping off point of his homily was John 15, where Jesus speaks of himself as the vine, and we the branches. He then went on to ask if we heard what Jesus was whispering there in John’s Gospel. “Did you hear it?” he asked. “I think Jesus is talking about the Episcopal Church.

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A Special Message from our Presiding Bishop

Friday, July 6, 2018

A special message from our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.

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