LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Ireland will be looking to make it a memorable first Test match at the Aviva Stadium by beating a depleted South Africa. They haven’t won a game since March, and need to get back to winning ways to keep their World Cup hopes alive.The Springboks arrived in Dublin just two days before kick off with 13 stars missing due to injury, including captain John Smit, Ricky Januarie and Schalk Burger, but Ireland know that toppling the world champions will still be a tough ask.Ireland forwards coach Gert Smal will be relishing the chance to take on his former team tomorrow. Boks stand-in captain Victor Matfield is partnered by Bakkies Botha in one of the world’s most potent second-row partnerships, but Ireland supporters will be hoping that Smal still knows how to unravel them. Additionally, a front row of Tendai “The Beast” Mtawarira, Bismarck du Plessis and Jannie du Plessis will provide a typically physical battle up front – a perfect platform for Tony Buckley, picked ahead of John Hayes, to prove himself.Elsewhere, Luke Fitzgerald makes his first Test start in 12 months on the wing, but the home team are without Paul O’Connell, and scrum-half Tomás O’Leary. This will be a big challenge for Eoin Reddan, who steps in at 9, and I think the hosts will miss the physicality of O’Leary tomorrow.Jonny Sexton deserves his starting position over Ronan O’Gara, and if he can repeat what he’s been doing for Leinster and keep the score ticking over and then Kidney will be delighted.For South Africa Patrick Lambie, Man of the Match in last weekend’s Currie Cup final for the Sharks, has earned a place on the bench, and Ruan Pienaar is starting in his preferred position of scrum-half, just to add the pressure on Reddan.Neither team has had a great few months, with Ireland’s recent poor form and the Springboks coming last in this year’s Tri-Nations, and both sides will be looking for a big performance in Dublin. But I’m picking Ireland to beat the world champions tomorrow – South Africa have lost on their last three visits to the Irish capital and it’s not looking like they’re going to rectify this tomorrow.But what do you think? Who will win? Is this South Africa team strong enough to topple Ireland?Ireland: R Kearney; T Bowe, B O’Driscoll (capt), G D’Arcy, L Fitzgerald; J Sexton, E Reddan; C Healy, R Best, T Buckley; D O’Callaghan, M O’Driscoll; S Ferris, D Wallace, J Heaslip.Replacements: S Cronin, T Court, D Ryan, D Leamy, P Stringer, R O’Gara, K Earls or A Trimble or P Wallace. South Africa: G Aplon; B Basson, Z Kirchner, J de Villiers, B Habana; M Steyn, R Pienaar; T Mtawarira, B du Plessis, J du Plessis, B Botha, V Matfield, D Stegmann, J Smith, P Spies.Replacements: Chiliboy Ralepelle, CJ van der Linde, Flip van der Merwe, K Daniel, F Hougaard, A Jacobs, P Lambie
3 Euan Murray (Northampton Saints) 35 caps, 2 tries, 10 points4 Richie Gray (Glasgow Warriors) 6 caps5 Alastair Kellock (Glasgow Warriors) CAPTAIN 27 caps6 Nathan Hines (Leinster) 67 caps, 2 tries, 10 points8 Kelly Brown (Saracens) 40 caps, 3 tries, 15 points7 John Barclay (Glasgow Warriors) 23 caps, 2 tries, 10 points Substitutes 16 Dougie Hall (Glasgow Warriors) 33 caps, 1 try, 5 points17 Moray Low (Glasgow Warriors) 10 caps18 Richie Vernon (Glasgow Warriors) 6 caps19 Ross Rennie (Edinburgh) 4 caps20 Mike Blair (Edinburgh) 66 caps, 5 tries, 25 points LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 21 Ruaridh Jackson (Glasgow Warriors) 2 caps, 1 penalty, 3 points22 Sean Lamont (Scarlets) 50 caps, 7 tries, 35 points Referee: Wayne Barnes (England). Assistant referees: Andrew Small (England) and Stuart Terheege (England). TMO: Giulio de Santis (Italy). Meanwhile tickets remain on sale for all three Scotland games at Murrayfield in this year’s championship – against Wales on Saturday 12 February (5pm kick-off); v Ireland on Sunday 27 February (3pm kick-off); and v Italy on Saturday 19 March (2.30pm kick-off). You can buy tickets at www.scottishrugby.org Scotland head coach Andy Robinson has today challenged his team to demonstrate they can build on their progress in 2010 when they open their RBS 6 Nations Championship campaign against France in Paris on Saturday.Robinson has made three changes in personnel and two further positional switches from the team that started Scotland’s last match – the success against Samoa in Aberdeen in November – which marked Scotland’s fifth victory in six Test matches.Nick De Luca returns to win his 20th cap in place of the injured Graeme Morrison at inside centre, Max Evans is preferred to Sean Lamont on the wing and the rejuvenated Glasgow Warriors lock Alastair Kellock resumes as Scotland captain alongside his clubmate, Richie Gray.The positional switches see Nathan Hines operate at blindside flanker, the berth in which he started Scotland’s victory against world champions South Africa back in November, with Kelly Brown moving to No 8, a role he has enjoyed at club level. Two of the Scotland XV, Gray and Joe Ansbro, will be making their first Championship start, while Nikki Walker makes his first appearance in the competition for three years.Robinson said: “International rugby is about maintaining forward momentum and, as test matches go, France in the cauldron of Stade de France will be a stern examination. “I’ve remarked before that Scotland have produced some stirring one-off victories in the championship in the recent past and that what we need to do is produce winning performances consistently. “We showed last year that that could be achieved following up our win against Ireland with our tour results in Argentina, though we know that we must be 100% on our top game for that aim to be realised.” Scotland team (sponsor Murray) to play France in the RBS 6 Nations Championship at Stade de France, Paris on Saturday 5 February, kick-off 5pm GMT15 Hugo Southwell (Stade Francais) 57 caps, 8 tries, 40 points14 Nikki Walker (Ospreys) 18 caps, 5 tries, 25 points13 Joe Ansbro (Northampton Saints) 2 caps12 Nick De Luca (Edinburgh) 19 caps11 Max Evans (Glasgow Warriors) 15 caps, 2 tries, 10 points 10 Dan Parks (Cardiff Blues) 56 caps, 4 tries, 11 conversions, 42 penalties, 13 drop-goals, 207 points9 Rory Lawson (Gloucester) 22 caps 1 Allan Jacobsen (Edinburgh) 50 caps2 Ross Ford (Edinburgh) 43 caps, 2 tries, 10 points
Back when we knew their future: Treviso and Zebre do not know if they will be in a European competition in 2014/15By Alan DymockIT MAY not have changed anyone’s mind, but two timely wins for the Italian franchises in the RaboDirect Pro12 at the weekend has certainly offered a glimpse of why rugby needs to continue developing in the country.With Zebre claiming their first ever win in any competition against the Cardiff Blues 30-25 and Benetton Treviso humbling Munster in Italy 29-19, it was a weekend to celebrate for the two clubs.Not a disaster: the Amlin CC or any similar competitionHowever, while calls for accord still ring around Europe and Premiership Rugby and France’s LNR stand firm in the face of the French Rugby Federation’s claims that there can be no breakaway competition, the Celtic and Italian teams are still in the dark. In the future structures may change and league placings may decide who plays in which European competition, but the Italians must be assured of something. Not having any outlet beyond league competition would be disastrous for the growth of the game in Italy. Arguably it would be better for one or both of the pro teams to compete in the Amlin Challenge Cup or it’s predecessor tournament, as they certainly stand more chance of winning the competition or progressing through tough rounds of knock-out rugby than the semi-professional Italian sides – Calvisano, Cavilieri, Mogliano and Viadana – but the issue is and will be until there is resolution that the English and French sides are currently dictating to the rest of the continent. Setting a precedence of disrupting a competition or competitions and ensuring that were they to strike in the future no one else stands a chance can only be bad for the game as a whole. Of course one or both of the Italian sides could still survive, grow and profit in a second-tier in Europe and this is not anywhere near as Earth-rattling a prospect as some are claiming but if it does ever get to the stage of every faction for themselves there is very little the Italians can do to speak up for themselves. They have no leverage in terms of crowd numbers, TV viewing figures or marketing clout.Which is the great shame behind all of this, particularly as they have so much potential that was evidenced at the weekend. DUBLIN, IRELAND – JUNE 5: The Heineken Cup and Amlin Trophies are displayed ahead of the draws for the composition of the pools for the 2013/14 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup tournaments at the Aviva Stadium on June 5, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Peter Muhly/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Gloucester’s scrum-half put in an extremely sparky first-half performance against London Welsh on Friday evening, setting his side en route to a bonus-point win. We analyse the 22 year-old’s display. The final bounce eludes him, but there is a refreshing ambition about this effort – not to mention exceptional skill. Isolating the moment Robson decides to go quickly though, we see this is not a maverick shot to nothing. Rather, it is a instinctive piece of decision-making.After a phase of advantage the penalty is given. Robson (circled in red) follows referee Luke Pearce so he is on the correct mark and fine to proceed. As this screenshot shows, there are seven Welsh defenders within a tiny area. All are flat-footed, perhaps expecting Gloucester to take the points. Instead, Robson makes a calculated gamble that almost comes off spectacularly.Minutes later, he held his nerve to conjure the first try of the contest, this time from the back foot inside his own 22 as Henry Purdy wins a penalty at the ruck after a 12-phase attack from the Exiles.Once more, take a look at the moment Pearce signals the decision.While Piri Weepu and Oliver Stedman debate the decision and three more of their teammates lie on the floor and out of action, Robson only has eyes for the ball. Ben Morgan’s gaze suggests there has been a call from out wide on the left too. What happens next is devastating.Billy Twelvetrees eventually collects the direct assist, but Robson’s role goes beyond the initial tap. His second touch in the movement from the ruck following Jonny May’s carry is vital as well. Sniping across field before straightening up slightly, he commits winger Rhys Crane and turns what could be a six-on-four into a five-on-two.As Crane closes himself off on a one-man blitz, Robson plays in James Hook with pinpoint timing and the rest is fairly straightforward. Soon afterwards, Gloucester’s half-backs were at it again.Turnover ball, and the transition between defence and attack, is such a rich source of tries – especially for clinical, creative backlines. Hook’s vision to keep the ball alive from Dean Schofield’s errant offload, allied to the speed of Robson and Charlie Sharples, makes for a fine score. These two screenshots highlight Robson’s contribution. First, it is he that tracks back to make the tackle on Schofield. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Friday evening’s encounter between London Welsh and Gloucester at the Kassam Stadium was a meeting of the Aviva Premiership’s most enthusiastic summer recruiters.Stung into action by a week of work Shaun Edwards, the Exiles looked intent on shoring up an abysmal defensive record that had seen 20 tries shipped in their three previous games. There was added bit to their linespeed, which unsettled the visitors – clearly still acclimatising to David Humphreys’ methods themselves.National service: Robson on duty for an England XV against the BarbariansPredictably, what resulted was a rather disjointed first half. However, one youngster shone amid the inaccuracies and fully justified his starting berth ahead of new signing Greig Laidlaw. While the experienced Scot came on with 53 minutes on the clock and contributed to a late avalanche of points as Welsh tired and eventually sunk to a 46-10 defeat, Dan Robson was outstanding.Danny Care, Ben Youngs and Lee Dickson are well established as Stuart Lancaster’s scrum-half trio and it will take a few more impressive displays to shift them. Even so, Robson is undoubtedly capable of forcing his name into the World Cup reckoning. A Saxon last season, he would not look out of place at Test match level at all.His energy and awareness in attack was fantastic – and we will come to that later – but it is also worth admiring Robson’s composure and core skills. This clip is from the opening phase of the game, straight after kick-off.Robson organises his runners and sends up Dan Murphy. Though the first tackle from Welsh lock James Down is a dominant one, Gloucester’s support play is good enough to win possession and set up a better angle for a box kick.Contestable kicks are a very important part of modern rugby – they are a crucial component of the All Blacks’ game-plan and Danny Care’s infamous replacement in Paris back in Frbruary was due to some overhit clearances that gave France too much room on the counter-attack.Here, the weight on Robson’s kick is very good, giving chaser Rob Cook an inviting target and putting Seb Jewell’s positioning under the microscope.The best kicking nines – think Ruan Pienaar or the retired Dimitri Yachvili – possess variety in this area. Just minutes later, Robson executes a different type of kick with equal assurance.Again, a cool head is helpful as Cook bravely clears up a dangerous grubber from Jewell. Robson, who is sweeping to cover anyway, first trusts his teammates to recycle and then, from a tough angle, gains about 40 metres. Without a fumble from Tom May, there may have been a quick lineout chance, but you must applaud a strike that alleviates any immediate threat.Robson was alert to every attacking opportunity during his time on the pitch. Justin Burnell’s side are not the fittest in the Premiership by a long shot, and Gloucester would have been a pre-determined strategy to make them uncomfortable by maintaining a fast tempo. They had the perfect man to nail that down.At the end of the first quarter, Robson sounded a warning with a sumptuous individual dart and chip from a quick-tap penalty. TAGS: Gloucester Then, having carried the ball in two hands and used footwork to attract Jewell, his pass to Sharples again expertly timed, sent only when the Welsh full-back has turned his shoulders inwards and is therefore fully committed.It was a virtuoso evening from Robson, who will surely enjoy a good share of the number nine jersey at Gloucester despite the presence of Laidlaw. That can only be a good thing for England. As the World Cup nears, another livewire scrum-half is pushing for involvement.
Chiefs are crowned European champions after beating Racing 31-27 at Ashton Gate History makers: Exeter Chiefs celebrate their Champions Cup win after a pulsating final in Bristol (Getty) Exeter win Heineken Champions Cup 2019-20Exeter Chiefs are European champions.The English side’s brutal efficiency when given opportunities in their opponents’ 22 came to the fore yet again as they beat Racing 31-27 in the Heineken Champions Cup final at Ashton Gate.The triumph marks an incredible rise for the Chiefs, who were promoted to the English top flight only ten years ago. It also means West Country sides hold both European titles after Bristol’s Challenge Cup win over Toulon on Friday night.Rob Baxter’s side did not have it all their own way in a match of high tension and drama, and they had to see out the closing stages with just 14 men as Racing threatened to repeat the dramatics of their semi-final when they beat Saracens with a late try.Yet the Chiefs defence held firm and then they were awarded a penalty to seal the victory in the final minute, only for more drama to follow as there was confusion over whether the match had passed the 80-minute mark when Joe Simmonds’s kick went through the posts with the stadium clock showing there were two seconds left.It was a somewhat anti-climatic finish for Exeter as they had to wait for Nigel Owens to get confirmation that he could blow the final whistle – the stadium clock was out of sync – but then came the celebrations. It’s a dream start and it’s just vintage @ExeterChiefs The prolific Luke Cowan-Dickie draws first blood in the #ChampionsCupFinal! pic.twitter.com/HzIkCNWTOP— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) October 17, 2020They doubled their lead in the 16th minute, this time opting for a tap from the penalty – another of their preferred moves this season – and Sam Simmonds, with a little help from Dave Ewers, powered over.Related: Dave Ewers on how to latchThen, suddenly, Racing were back in the game. They moved the ball to the right, Chiefs wing Tom O’Flaherty blitzed up in defence and Simon Zebo found the space on the outside to score in the corner midway through the first half.The French side narrowed the gap further when Juan Imhoff got through the Exeter defence with a dummy after a sustained period of pressure in the 22. Show and GONE Juan Imhoff spots his moment and strikes! What a game we have on our hands here!#ChampionsCupFinal pic.twitter.com/y7vwGe9YZ5 “The fairytale is complete! From Devon minnows to European giants!”They’ve done it! @ExeterChiefs have done it! Incredible scenes, what an amazing story!#ChampionsCupFinal pic.twitter.com/hrxUBYDU4T— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) October 17, 2020While the Racing contingent in the stands tried to create an atmosphere in a stadium without fans by blasting regularly on air horns, Exeter went about things in a quieter, more measured manner, albeit one that was extremely effective.Their slow walk onto the pitch before kick-off was in contrast to the pace Jack Nowell showed in chasing down Teddy Iribaren, the Racing scrum-half whose error-riddled performance saw him replaced at half-time, and winning a penalty.Another penalty followed from the ensuing lineout and Luke Cowan-Dickie touched down for the opening try after eight minutes as the Chiefs launched one of their trademark mauls. — Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) October 17, 2020That made it 14-12 after 33 minutes but the Chiefs went into the break with a nine-point lead with their third try just before half-time whistle.Another good chase from Nowell gave Exeter a five-metre lineout and they patiently went through a series of pick-and-goes before Harry Williams barrelled over under the posts.There was a dramatic start to the second half when Imhoff intercepted a Chiefs pass and broke down the wing before being tackled into touch by Henry Slade. The TMO came in to look at the tackle – it was ruled high and Racing got a penalty but there was no yellow card for Slade as the officials ruled his arm had initially hit on the shoulder and then ridden up.Zebo went over for his second shortly after as Finn Russell threw a long pass to the full-back, who picked an arcing line and backed himself to get over despite the attentions of two Chiefs defenders.Chiefs hit back immediately as Nowell picked off another long Russell pass, slipped the ball inside to Slade and the centre had a simple run-in. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You just can’t telegraph a pass around Jack Nowell The @ExeterChiefs winger pounces on a risky Finn Russell pass and puts Henry Slade in under the posts! pic.twitter.com/D0MiZ6dwFb— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) October 17, 2020Racing then turned into the Chiefs for a few minutes as they set a lineout drive from close range and Camille Chat splintered off to score in the corner. After 50 minutes, it was 28-24 to Exeter and tensions started to rise.The Chiefs went through nearly 20 phases in the Racing half but struggled to make significant territory gains before the French side won a breakdown penalty – one of many in the game.Virimi Vakatawa had been kept in check pretty well by the Chiefs but he made an powerful break in the 64th minute and only an Ollie Devoto tackle five metres out stopped him scoring. Racing did get a penalty, though, and Maxime Machenaud slotted it to make it a one-point game with 15 minutes to go.Racing launched a strong attack from a scrum in their own half and took play to close to Exeter’s line. Then Tomas Francis was yellow-carded for a deliberate knock-on as he tapped down a Machenaud pass close to the line.There was no penalty try with other defenders who would have been able to cover, but it did lead to a multi-phased attack and Antonie Claassen looked like he was going to go over for a crucial try only to be held up and Exeter to win a penalty. It was an impressive defensive stand from the Chiefs and a pivotal moment in the match.Moment of triumph: Joe Simmonds celebrates as Nigel Owens blows the final whistle (Getty Images)The Chiefs cleared the threat, retained possession and were then awarded a penalty of their own in the final minute that Simmonds slotted from long range.That delay in blowing the final whistle didn’t dampen celebrations. Baxter admitted it was far from Exeter’s best performance, but they got the result that mattered.“My emotions are all over the place – it was a funny game; it wasn’t an Exeter Chiefs type of game,” he said. “We had pressure from driving lineouts but we couldn’t piece the game together.“In some ways it was our poorest attack and defence of the season. But at the end of the day we won the game on the scoreboard and that’s what people will remember in two years.“We’ve had our first game in the European semi-finals and the European final and we’ve won both, so it’s pretty nice to learn lessons by winning. Attitude saw us through.”Now the European title has been achieved the Chiefs’ focus will switch to doing the double with the Gallagher Premiership final next weekend.
8. His name has caused much confusion over the years, somtimes Wyn Jones being listed as his surname and other times Alun-Wyn being hyphenated. Jones is his surname, with Alun Wyn his first names – with no hyphen!9. Jones was first picked for the British & Irish Lions in 2009 for their tour of South Africa and has since been part of the 2013 and 2017 squads in Australia and New Zealand respectively.He is the first player in the professional era to have played in nine consecutive Tests for the Lions having been involved in all three series.In May 2021, he was announced as captain of the Lions tour to South Africa.10. He won Wales’ Sports Personality of the Year Award in 2019 after leading his country to a Six Nations Grand Slam win. The same year he was nominated for the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year but was beaten by English cricketer Ben Stokes. Expand Find out about his various record-breaking rugby feats British & Irish Lions captain 2021 Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Collapse Alun Wyn Jones – by those who know him best Alun Wyn Jones – by those who know him best LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The New Zealand lock pays tribute to rugby’s… Who is Alun Wyn Jones: Ten things you should know about the Wales lockWales and Ospreys star Alun Wyn Jones is a record-breaking player who has excelled on the international stage for 15 years.Jones made his debut for Wales against Argentina in 2006 and is the most-capped Test player in rugby history. Here are a few more facts and stats about the second-row named captain of the 2021 British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa.Ten things you should know about Alun Wyn Jones1. Alun Wyn Jones has a law degree from Swansea University and he graduated in 2010.2. Jones has played for the Ospreys since 2005 and in November 2018 made his 233rd appearance for the region, overtaking Paul James’s record.3. Jones received an OBE in the Queen’s 2020 Birthday Honours for his services to rugby union football in Wales.How old is Alun Wyn Jones?4. Jones was born 19 September 1985 in Swansea. He is a towering 6ft 6in and weighs 19st 3lb (122kg).5. He married Dr Anwen Rees, who is a doctor of physiology, in 2014 and the couple have two daughters together, Mali and Efa. Sam Whitelock on “awesome” Alun Wyn Jones Alun Wyn Jones taking charge in a Test match for Wales (Getty Images) We talk to coaches and team-mates to discover… Expand British & Irish Lions captain 2021 British & Irish Lions captain 2021 Alun Wyn… Sam Whitelock on “awesome” Alun Wyn Jones 6. On 31 October 2020, when playing against Scotland in the Six Nations, Jones, became the most-capped international player of all time. He overtook former New Zealand captain Richie McCaw’s record of 148 Tests.Unfortunately, none of his family could be in the stadium to witness him set a new world record because spectators were not permitted due to Covid-19 restrictions.7. He was a part of Wales’ Six Nations Grand Slam wins in 2008, 2012 and 2019 as well as their 2013 championship title. He has also played in four World Cups – 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019.MORE ON ALUN WYN JONES
Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Bath, NC General Convention 2015, Tags June 28, 2015 at 9:57 pm I wish our Bishops would march on NRA headquarters outside Washington DC. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI J.R. Robinson says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 M. J. Wise says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT July 1, 2015 at 8:29 am If someone is beaten to death are they no less dead? How about talking about an end to violence? All violence, not just the politically popular sort of violence. If the Church would preach and make its statements about ending violence, I might be more inclined to listen. As it is, it appears to be more cynical posturing.Jesus, you may recall, was not shot to death. Video June 28, 2015 at 9:34 pm Gun violence is bad, knife violence is bad, club violence is bad. The thing that needs correcting is violence, not the items used during the violent act. If we followed the second “great commandment” violence becomes a non-issue. Passing resolutions focusing on various physical aspects of an implement obscures the root cause of the problem. We should defeat the acceptance of, and use of, violence in relating to other persons. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA Randy Marks says: Michael McLane says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 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 Collierville, TN Press Release Service Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 July 1, 2015 at 5:09 pm I agree with Mark Bigley’s position 100%. Far too long have we rolled over in the name of political correctness so we won’t offend anyone else without worrying whether we are offending God. I’ve stuck with TEC through thick and thin for most of my 69 years. I’ve seen our numbers decline by 20% or more over the last decade because 10% of the population is controlling 90% of the agenda. You might yet win another Left-winged (liberal) plan to remove guns from law abiding citizen, but you (or anyone else) will have to pry my gun out of my cold dead hand in the process. Looks like TEC is going to get much smaller in the very near future because of their stand on abortion, gun control, imigration, divesting from Isral, and declaring same sex marriage as “Holy” Matrimony. Don’t you people know when you do stupid things it reflects on all our character? Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Comments (8) Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Knoxville, TN June 28, 2015 at 11:26 pm The Episcopal Church (like most churches) is not well-situated to come up with these types of proposals. The good news is that most Episcopalians are almost preternaturally peaceful people. The bad news is I get this feeling that collectively we don’t really “get” violence. Restricting completely arbitrary traits of firearms has been shown to have little to no anti-violence benefit and yet pretty much every proposal listed suggests this in some form or another. They collectively reek of feel-good self-congratulation that doesn’t really mean a whole lot at the end of the day. Some of the proposals are dated. New automatic weapons have not been legal to make or sell in the US since 1986! The few that are still owned in civilian hands are really expensive and basically never used in crimes. So why is the GC wasting air on such peripheral issues? Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Gun Violence, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC General Convention, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL June 28, 2015 at 9:36 pm Firearms that are owned by law-abiding citizens (i.e. gun owners) are not “in the wrong hands”; those illegally possessed and used by criminals are. Every time the church takes up this issue, it plays into the hands of those who would disarm– that is render defenseless in the face of rising criminal violence– law-abiding citizens, and only law-abiding citizens.Here’s the proof that gun control is cynical and won’t work: I’ll agree to gun control if it also applies to the police, FBI, Secret Service, Homeland Security, etc. Obviously, no one would be in favor of that. Why not? Because gun control doesn’t work, everyone knows it, and even gun control proponents want to be able to rely on the police, FBI, etc. to fight violent crime when they themselves are threatened. That is, when they aren’t demeaning the police and being tools of #ThisOrThatLeftistSlogan.From the article: “I think there should be a one-year moratorium on gun owners talking about guns.” That’s the true nature of “conversations” by Leftists: shut up and listen to me. Get serious.The church really ought to focus on preaching, teaching, and pastoral care, i.e. the business of the church and stop trying to be a secular organ of Leftist politics. The Episcopal Church is sick, probably terminally so. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group General Convention resolutions target gun violence Outdoor prayerful procession features testimonials against reliance on firearms Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC [Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] While 1,500 General Convention participants joined a Bishops United Against Gun Violence procession here the morning of June 28, several resolutions targeting gun violence are making their way through the legislative process.The prayerful procession walked the half-mile from the Salt Palace Convention Center to Pioneer Park while marchers sang hymns and prayed. Members of Utah anti-gun violence groups and civil rights organizations joined in.Diocese of Maryland Bishop Eugene Sutton said society faces what he called an “unholy trinity” of poverty, racism and violence. Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry told participants that they had gotten up early to join the 7:15 a.m. procession because “that unholy trinity threatens the life of us all.”“But we are really here because there is another trinity,” he said. “There is another trinity that is not an unholy trinity. There is another trinity that is a holy trinity. It is a life-giving trinity.”Temperatures in Salt Lake City have hovered in the high 90s and low 100s since bishops, deputies and convention staff and volunteers began gathering for convention on June 22. An hour before the procession, the temperature was 75 degrees and rose steadily through the day. It was 103 degrees at 6:30 p.m.The most-comprehensive resolution facing bishops and deputies, C005 from the Diocese of Los Angeles, urges legislators at all levels of government to implement laws requiring criminal background checks and gun-safety training for gun purchases; banning certain types of assault weapons, high-capacity magazines and kits to convert guns into automatic weapons; cracking down on gun trafficking; and promoting funding for gun-violence research. The latest version of the resolution calls for recognizing “the impact of existing inheritance laws on the transfer of gun ownership” and eliminates the original resolution’s call for taxes on sales of guns and ammunition, and a personal income tax credit for those surrendering firearms in gun-buyback programs.Resolution B008, proposed by Diocese of Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas, urges dioceses “to advocate for handgun purchaser licensing in their local contexts.”A Province III resolution that originated in the Diocese of Bethlehem, C030, calls on the church to urge the U.S. president and congressional leaders to enact laws “to ban the sale, transfer, importation and manufacture of fully automatic weapons and high-capacity magazines, armor-piercing ammunition and kits that convert ammunition-feeding devices into large-capacity magazines capable of using over 10 rounds.”Resolution D018, proposed by the Rev. William Exner, chair of the New Hampshire deputation, urges Episcopalians to ask legislators at all levels of government “to support public policies that curb gun violence by: requiring and enforcing universal background checks on all sales; banning all future sales of military style semi-automatic weapons, high impact ammunition and high capacity magazines; and requiring permits to carry concealed weapons.”The mass shooting of students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012 triggered Resolution C005, said the Rev. Gary Commins, rector of St. Luke’s, Long Beach, California, and a diocesan deputy. He preached a Feast of the Holy Innocents sermon about the shooting, inviting those interested in finding ways to combat gun violence to gather in January 2013. Among other actions, this led to passage of the resolution General Convention is now considering.Resolution sponsors tried to propose legislative actions that could be achieved in the next decade, Commins said. While federal legislation may not pass, “states can sure enact things.”“To me, the story of it is that we’re just trying to limit gun violence,” he said. “We’re really not addressing the overall cultural issue of what a violent people we are.”His own passion around the issue comes from first-hand experience with the results of gun violence as a priest at various parishes: a drive-by shooting outside church during Bible study; parishioners held at gunpoint, face-down on the sidewalk; a 16-year-old’s suicide by gun; a 12-year-old girl shot in the forehead during a camping trip with her parents.Personal experience with gun violence also feeds Diocese of Utah Bishop Scott Hayashi’s passion on the subject. Hayashi, who spoke at the June 28 march, was shot point-blank in the side during a robbery while working in a record shop in Tacoma, Washington, when he was 19.As he describes in a video calling for a conversation by people on all sides of the issue of stopping gun violence, he spent two months in the hospital and years of further reflection and prayer recovering.Hayashi told ENS he was “of two minds” about the General Convention resolutions. “Who would not want to do what these resolutions are urging?” he asked. “I think we as a convention will pass those. I believe they will pass handily.”But, he added, “I think sometimes we in The Episcopal Church make bold statements, and we don’t necessarily do anything about them.”Passing the resolutions will help advocates, who can point to them as the church’s official stance. “In that sense, I’m all for it,” he said.He sees the need, however, for deep conversation with everyone at the table – gun-control advocates, gun owners, members of the National Rifle Association, gun-violence victims and their families – about how to combat gun violence, he said. “I believe that where we are as a nation is at a place of deep division, where we can’t even have the conversation.”“Yes, the [General Convention] resolutions are good,” he said. But “if you really want our government to act, then you have to create a groundswell.”To generate that, the first step is creating a safe space for conversation, to say: “We have a problem. These firearms are being used to kill innocent people. They’re in the wrong hands. What can we do stop this?” he said. The Episcopal Church has the potential to create that space, Hayashi suggested.The June 28 march against gun violence here was “a call to claim common ground,” he said. “I believe we have a lot more common ground than most people realize.”Commins was less enthusiastic about the push for dialogue with all participants, arguing that gun owners and the NRA had received a lot of air time and that more needed to be heard from those affected by gun violence.“I think there should be a one-year moratorium on gun owners talking about guns,” he said. The next day no one is killed by a gun in the United States, “then gun owners can start talking again.”— Sharon Sheridan is an ENS correspondent. Rector Albany, NY Charles Browncbmetc says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA July 17, 2016 at 5:03 pm Thank you! We gun owners who respect data driven action plans and solutions to the plague of senseless gun violence support CO05, CO30, and DO18. At the very least, we can enact these regulations for “responsible gun ownership” for a period of ten years and then re-evaluate. We have done it the Almighty NRA way for decades, let us give an alternative “Almighty” a chance. Frank Brown says: Rector Smithfield, NC June 29, 2015 at 3:48 pm The Church prides itself on the reason component of the scripture-tradition-reason thing. Reason demands a more analytical approach, i.e, taking complicated things apart. Unfortunately, the knee-jerk political tendency is to conflate things together into a nice laundry list of feel good policy proposals. The problem of gun violence involves issues of gang/drug trade criminality, mental health needs, and terrorism, among other things. I am further struck by the hypocrisy of these churchfolk, ensconced as they are in safe upper class neighborhoods, calling into question the motives and abilities of legal gun owners. If some deadly action were to happen in one of our churches, would any of the attendees of this rally object to calling 911? And when the police arrive, guess what they are going to do? They’re doing to stop whatever threat they still find with deadly force. You called them to come and do it — heck, your taxes and municipal votes paid for them to do it. But you are just fine with defensive gun violence, as long as it is gun violence by proxy. Mary Jo O’Rourke says: By Sharon SheridanPosted Jun 28, 2015 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Anne C. Hall says: Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments are closed. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has spoken of the “utterly heart-breaking” attacks in Paris earlier this month, during an interview for the BBC television worship program Songs of Praise.Archbishop Justin Welby in a scene from BBC’s Songs of Praise television program. Photo: Anglican Communion News Service“My wife and I lived in Paris for five years and it was one of the happiest places we have lived; and to think of a place of such celebration of life seeing such suffering is utterly heart-breaking,” he told presenter Aled Jones.Asked where God was in this, Welby said that “He is alongside, with that deep involvement in the suffering and pain of the world that took him to the cross”; and he admitted that when such atrocities occur, his faith is put to the test.He said that as he was out walking on the day following the attacks, “I was praying and saying ‘God, Why? Where? Why is this happening? Where are you in all this?’; and then engaging and talking with God. Yes, I doubt.”As he prayed, he sensed God answered him in the words of Psalm 56 – “He stores up our tears in a bottle,” he said. “None of our sufferings are lost.”He criticized the perpetrators of the attacks for the way they had misused religious belief. “Religion is so powerful in the way humans behave that it has always been a tool used by the wicked to twist people into doing what they want them to do,” he said.“Yes, [the terrorists] do believe that [they are doing it to glorify God], but just because someone believes something deeply wrong, it doesn’t mean that they are right in some strange way just because they put God in it.“The perversion of faith is one of the most desperate aspects of our world today.”He said that he, like others, felt the instant reaction of “an eye for an eye;” but added that “two injustices do not make justice. If we start randomly killing those who have not done wrong, that’s not going to provide solutions.“Governments have to be the means of justice – the Bible tells us that they are put there by God with the sword for justice – but they also have to lead us into a place where peace can be established.”Welby was joined on the program by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales. He said that it had taken him “quite a while” to come to terms with the reality of what happened when “people who had just gone out for a drink, gone out for a meal, gone out for a football match and were not coming home [and] had just been slaughtered.”On the question of faith and the terrorists’ motives, Nichols said that: “Often, society looks on faith as a problem. But at moments like this we have to recover our sense of living in the presence of God and see that as a great strength.“I think the purpose that terrorists have in mind is first of all, to make us live in fear; secondly, to breed hatred within us; and thirdly and consequently, to strike divisions within our society, to split us apart. I have been trying to stress the importance of resisting those three things.“I think their intention is deeply distorted in terms of any claim of a religious motive. And, as Pope Francis has said, their actions are a blasphemy against God. So rather than with any rationality or validity claiming to act in the name of God; this is an absolute blasphemy for everything that God stands for.”He called for strong action to be taken against those responsible, saying: “Terrorists, and those who persecute and belittle people in the most terrible ways, have to be stopped. The decision about how best to stop them is a political and a military judgment; but there is no doubt that strong action has to be taken.”The Songs of Praise program is one of longest running televised worship program in the world. It does not broadcast church services, but a mixture of hymns and worship songs interspersed with testimonies and interviews.The worship element is predominantly, if not exclusively, Christian; from a variety of Church traditions. This week’s edition featured an interview with Imam Ibrahim Mogra, the assistant secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain.He said that he learned of the atrocities with “absolute shock”, continuing: “And what made it worse was that these perpetrators claim to have done it in the name of God. Far from it. This was Satan’s work and they did the bidding of the devil.“Islam totally condemns this kind of murderous atrocities wherever they take place; and our thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost their loved ones.”World continues to mourn attacksMemorial services continue to be held around the world for the victims of the terrorist attacks; including at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in the Fijian capital Suva, where 130 candles were lit yesterday (Sunday) to represent the lives lost after the attacks in Paris.The service also remembered the victims of other terrorist atrocities, including the Nov. 20 attack on a hotel in Bamako, the capital of Mali; recent attacks in Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey; and the 224 passengers and crew of Metrojet flight 9268, which exploded over the Sinai Peninsula en route from Cairo to Saint Petersburg.“There is no excuse whatsoever for these acts of terror, especially in the name of God,” Fiji’s acting prime minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum told the congregation.“Paris, France, and the democratic world have been targeted through these inhuman actions. The victims of the attacks, 130 dead and more than 350 injured were just ordinary people leading ordinary lives, enjoying an evening in restaurants, listening to a music concert or watching a football game.“The attacks in Paris, as is the goal of terrorists, were, yet again an unspeakable attempt to bring hate and terror in people’s hearts, by taking life of fellow human,” he said.Another service was held at St John the Baptist Church in Cardiff on Sunday, bringing together members of the diplomatic community in Wales.The president of the principality’s consular association, the Indian Honorary Consul Raj K Aggarwal, said: “It is essential that we held this event of remembrance in Cardiff for those who were killed in Paris last week. . . We must remember those who were so needlessly killed and we need to let all nations know, the French, Germans, Belgian, Portuguese and of course our own countrymen, that we stand together and that we care.“This attack on France in Paris was an attack on Cardiff, an attack on Wales and the UK. We must show the French that it will not be forgotten just because it happened 200 miles away across the English Channel. We support the French people and our consular colleague, Marie Brousseau-Navarro.”Brousseau-Navarro, the French honorary consul in Wales, said: “I am very grateful to my colleagues of the Consular Association in Wales and to our great friends for organizing the event. As France is struck in its heart in Paris for the second time this year, French people know that they can count on the strong reaction of solidarity from the UK and Wales. We are touched by the many demonstrations of support in Wales and throughout the world.“Our thoughts are with the families of the victims and our compatriots in France and as our communities remain united and strong together, I thank you all for your compassion, support and solidarity.”
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Émissions de janvier et février 2017 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Les anglicans ont-ils des raisons de dire : merci Luther ? À l’occasion des 500 ans de la Réforme, le Magazine Anglican consacre deux émissions à cette question.Le premier volet, diffusé le 28 janvier 2017, aborde l’aspect historique : la Réforme anglaise s’est elle inspirée de Luther ?34 ans après les 95 thèses de Luther, Henry VIII a rompu avec Rome. Mais son souci principal était avant tout d’ordre dynastique.Rémy Bethmont, professeur d’histoire et civilisation britanniques à l’université de Paris VIII, analyse les différents courants protestants qui ont – ou non – inspiré la Réforme anglaise.Dès le XVIe siècle, des communautés britanniques ont implanté sur le « continent » leur façon « d’être église ». Le vénérable Meurig Williams, retrace l’historique de ces relations entre (ce qui est devenu aujourd’hui) le Diocèse en Europe de l’église d’Angleterre et les églises luthériennes scandinaves et allemandes.De l’autre côté de l’Atlantique, l’Église Épiscopale / anglicane, est « en pleine communion » avec l’église évangélique luthérienne d’Amérique (ELCA).Mgr. Pierre Whalon, évêque pour l’Europe de l’Église Épiscopale, explique ce que signifie cette pleine communion et attire notre attention sur deux prières du Livre de prières de l’Église Épiscopale, inspirées de Luther.Dans le deuxième volet de l’émission, diffusé le 25 février 2017, il est question des similitudes et différences au plan de la doctrine et de la théologie. L’occasion de redécouvrir les deux plus célèbres théologiens anglicans du XVIe siècle : Thomas Cranmer et Richard Hooker.Les deux volets sont émaillés des témoignages de sept paroissiens de la Cathédrale épiscopale de Paris ravis de pouvoir dire : merci Luther !Y compris à travers le chant et notamment le plus connu des cantiques composés par Luther (c’est un rempart que notre Dieu) qui figure parmi les hymnes des églises luthérienne et anglicane.Pour écouter l’émission cliquer sur : http://frequenceprotestante.com/emission/magazine-anglicanLe Magazine Anglican est diffusé, le 4e samedi du mois, à l’antenne parisienne de Fréquence Protestante. Via la radio numérique, chaque émission est accessible pendant six mois, aux auditeurs francophones d’Europe, d’Amérique, d’Afrique et d’Océanie.Animé depuis 2012, par Laurence Moachon, paroissienne de la Cathédrale de la Sainte Trinité à Paris, le Magazine Anglican a pour objectif de mieux faire connaître la tradition anglicane / épiscopale. 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Update: Episcopalians flee Northern California fires – and help their neighbors Youth Minister Lorton, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The neighborhood near Coffey Park, upper right corner, in Santa Rosa, California, appears to have been completely destroyed by a fast-moving wildfire on Oct. 8-9. Photo: California Highway Patrol – Golden Gate Division[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Karen King woke up to flames in the middle of the night Oct. 8 in her Oakmont Village home east of Santa Rosa, California.“We could see the flames jumping on the top of the ridges of Annadel [State Park] that separate us from Kenwood,” said King, who is the interim priest at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Kenwood. “We could see the fires all around us. And we left, thinking we could go home in the morning, and we’ve never been home.”She and her spouse, Judith Kesot, went to the Montgomery Village Shopping Center parking lot along with many other people. The shopping center is on the other side of Annadel State Park and closer to Santa Rosa proper.The nearby Presbyterian Church of the Roses opened its doors to everyone in the shopping center parking lot and to anybody who passed on the street, King said. “It was just amazing what they did,” she said.As many as 21 people are reported dead as of Oct. 11 in the inferno that began sweeping through Northern California, primarily the state’s wine country, the night of Oct. 8. Authorities say they are bracing for more deaths, in part because hundreds of people are listed as missing, including 560 in Sonoma County alone. The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, says in its latest report that 1,189 structures burned as of 5:30 a.m. MDT Oct. 11.There are 12 large uncontained fires, according to the center, including two named fires and four “complexes” of fires. Two of the fire complexes are exhibiting “extreme” or “moderate” fire behavior that is threatening residences and other structures. None of the fires have been contained, and they comprise 120,797 acres. That is an increase in acreage of almost 24,000. Nearly 3,480 people are battling the blazes. Comments are closed. By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 10, 2017 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI October 11, 2017 at 10:05 pm Please be aware that we have major wildfires in Mendocino County that have burned nearly 100 homes to the ground and many people have been evacuated. Looking at your maps it appears that the fires stop at Cloverdale and I assure you that they do not. We ask your prayers for first responders and everyone affected by the fires. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Martinsville, VA Catherine Cheek says: Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL October 11, 2017 at 12:32 am I’m an Episcopal deacon and I live in Santa Rosa, 2 1/2 miles south of the evacuation zone. What has really impressed me is the actions of our local elected officials – congressmember, representatives to the state legislature, and my city council member. Local businesses have been great, too, and police officers as well as fire fighters have come for support from other jurisdictions.It’s not over yet. Local radio reported 17 different fires in the wine country this evening. Please pray for the marine layer (humidity!) and light, benign winds while those fighting the fires continue to work for something like containment of all these situations. Larry Waters says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Events October 11, 2017 at 8:03 pm I live at Episcopal Homes of MN. The videos of the fires in Santa Rosa area are terrifying. I am saddened that two of the Episcopal residences required evacuation, but I rejoice that the leadership was able to convey residents into other housing quickly. My prayers are with you. King spoke by phone with Episcopal News Service from the rectory of the Church of the Incarnation in downtown Santa Rosa, just outside of the city’s northern evacuation zone. The Rev. Jim Richardson, Incarnation’s priest-in-charge, offered King and Kesot a place in the church’s rectory.King later told ENS that they had heard that no homes burned in Oakmont, but they still do not know what has happened to the church in Kenwood. “Yesterday morning – it seems so long ago – I was told that a tree had fallen on the office at St. Patrick,” she said.The Oct. 10 morning sun tries to burn through a smoky haze above Santa Rosa, California, and the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, caused by a swarm of fast-moving wildfires that are devastating huge swaths of northern California. Photo: Lori Korleski RichardsonMeanwhile, she said, she is trying to keep track of some 90-year-old parishioners “until their families can get here to pick them up.”Diocese of Northern California Bishop Barry Beisner said Oct. 9 that “these tragic fires have greatly impacted some of our congregations.”“Some of our people have experienced great loss.”Episcopal Relief & Development staff members have been in touch with diocesan partners in the region and are standing by to help.Richardson said on Oct. 10 that he knows of parishioners who have lost their homes. “They are safe but their homes are not,” he said.None of those folks are at Incarnation, having gone to stay with family or friends, but the rectory was now a temporary home to “three people, two dogs and one cat.” Four or five people were in the church building. Richardson offered the property to Sonoma County as an official evacuation center but was told that the country had run out of cots and other supplies. St. Stephen’s in Sebastopol in the southern part of the county is listed as an official shelter.Incarnation’s church and rectory are on the north side of downtown Santa Rosa, just blocks from the larger of the city’s two evacuation zones, he said. Tags Rector Knoxville, TN Press Release Service October 10, 2017 at 8:25 pm We are praying for all who are suffering. We love The Bishop’s Ranch in Sonoma county andknow what a vulnerable situation it is. Our hearts are with all who are experiencing any kindof loss; out prayers are constant. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Most parishioners and neighbors who had other places to go have left. “Most people want to get the heck further away from here.” Others “really want to stay close by, hoping they can get back to their houses,” Richardson added.On the morning of Oct. 10, Richardson said Santa Rosa was chaotic “but it’s not as bad as yesterday” when people were fleeing the fires’ advance. Thousands of people were forced to evacuate, including patients from several hospitals and residents of Spring Lake Village, an Episcopal retirement community.Along with King, the diocese said that Episcopal evacuees include Dean Mary Hauck of the Sierra Deanery; recently retired rector of Holy Trinity, Nevada City, Christopher Seal; the Rev. Linda Clader, associate at St. Paul’s, Healdsburg, and retired homiletics professor at Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley; and former Bishop of Rhode Island George Hunt.Along with Incarnation in Santa Rosa, Emmanuel in Grass Valley and St. Stephen’s in Sebastopol opened their doors as shelters for some of the displaced. St. Dorothy’s Episcopal Camp and Retreat, known by generations of Episcopalians as St. Dorothy’s Rest, said late on Oct. 10 that it could shelter people as long as the Camp Meeker, California, facility in the hills above Bodega Bay had power. However, staff members said in a Facebook post that they anticipated losing power in the next 24 hours.Meanwhile beyond the eastern side of the fires, the Bishop’s Ranch in Healdsburg reported late on Oct. 10 that the Diocese of California conference and retreat center was safe but smoky.Richardson said that the fires, whose cause is still unknown, came completely by surprise and were driven by strong winds. Richardson, who lives in Sacramento with his wife Lori Korleski Richardson, the interim communications director for the Diocese of Northern California, was headed home after services in Santa Rosa on Oct. 8 when he noticed the winds kicking up.This map shows the swarms of fires burning in northern California, most of them within the borders of Sonoma County. Image: County of Sonoma“Then they really started roaring up to 75 miles per hour,” coming off the Nevada and Utah deserts to the east. Richardson, who used to be a reporter in Southern California, recognized them as similar to the Santa Ana winds that often turn October and November into fire season in that part of the state.But, “I have lived [in Northern California] off and on my whole life and I don’t ever remember Santa Ana winds,” he said.Richardson got a telephone call at 5 a.m. Oct. 9 from Incarnation Parish Administrator Alison Cole telling him, “Santa Rosa’s on fire.”“I said, ‘What?’ ”After meeting with diocesan officials later that morning, Richardson set off for Santa Rosa, a trip that normally takes about two hours. He did not get there until afternoon because many roads were closed as the fires spread.A curfew imposed on Santa Rosa the night of Oct. 9 made the city feel very quiet, he said. After he got done talking with ENS the morning of Oct. 10, Richardson planned to track down some parishioners who were evacuated from a local hospital.And, “we will see again if we are needed to be shelter tonight,” he added.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is interim managing editor of the Episcopal News Service.Editor’s note: This story was updated Oct. 11 at 3:40 p.m. EDT to update fire statistics and to add news about St. Dorothy’s Rest and the Bishop’s Ranch. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL October 10, 2017 at 8:49 pm Please pray for all of those impacted by the fires. And, please, consider making a donation to Episcopal Relief and Development. With all of the terrible disasters in the the last two months, they could use some support. Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Rev. Dr. John Day says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN October 11, 2017 at 1:15 pm I am extremely distressed for all involved in the fires. I hope that a donation to the E. Relief and D. 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