WATFORD, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 26: Referee Dave Pearson talks to Shane Geraghty of Northampton Saints during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Northampton Saints at Vicarage Road on September 26, 2010 in Watford, England (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images) “We will need to perform well if we want to bring anything home. Gloucester showed plenty of character and quality in coming back to draw at Welford Road on Saturday, and Kingsholm is always a difficult place to play.”Tomorrow night’s game is being shown live on ESPN, with coverage starting from 7:15pm. Alternatively you can follow all the action in the Saints’ Facebook match blog and get score updates via the club’s Twitter feed. BBC Radio Northampton will carry live commentary, which you can also find online via PremiershipRugby.tv. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Shane Geraghty chats to referee Dave Pearson Shane Geraghty is back in the Northampton No 10 shirt for their rescheduled Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 11 trip to Gloucester.The game was originall due to take place on Boxing Day, only to be called off thanks to a frozen Kingsholm pitch. Conditions tomorrow night will be somewhat different, but the game now falls in an extremely busy period for the Saints, and director of rugby Jim Mallinder said that it provided a good opportunity for players to stake their claim for the Aviva Premiership Rugby and Heineken Cup run-in.“We are in the middle of three tough away games but we’re heading to Gloucester determined to work hard for a positive result,” Mallinder said today. “We want a place in the Premiership play-offs, and we also know that the only way to make sure that we’re in the top four is to keep on winning.“We’ve made a few changes to the team that played at Kingston Park, but we’re able to bring in players who have a lot of Premiership experience and who have all been working hard in training to get a place in the first team. Northampton Saints Starting XVAviva Premiership Rugby Round 11 (rescheduled)KingsholmTuesday, April 19th, 2011Kick off 7:45pm15 Bruce Reihana14 Paul Diggin13 Joe Ansbro12 Greig Tonks11 Scott Armstrong10 Shane Geraghty9 Stuart Commins1 Alex Waller2 Brett Sharman3 Tom Mercey4 Adam Eustace5 Mark Sorenson6 Calum Clark (C)7 Tom Wood8 Mark EasterReplacements16 Dylan Hartley17 Soane Tonga’uiha18 Brian Mujati19 Courtney Lawes20 Phil Dowson21 Lee Dickson22 Stephen Myler23 Ben Foden
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Whenever a New Zealand squad is announced, a palpable air of intimidation accompanies it. You know they possess an astounding abundance of talent, but it is not until the list of names is amalgamated that the All Blacks’ riches truly hit home.On Sunday, Steve Hansen unveiled a 41-strong group for the one-off clash with Samoa on July 8 and the subsequent Rugby Championship against Argentina, Australia and South Africa. Jaws dropped around the world.Ardie Savea has been a stand-out of the Super 15 campaign, going some way towards fulfilling his awesome potential by spearheading the Hurricanes’ surge to the top of the regular season table with some explosive, effervescent displays from openside. He did not have a place. That defines the depth this side boasts.On the face of it, Aaron Smith and Waisake Naholo seemed fairly contrasting selections. The former is a scrum-half that has become an integral influencer at international level since his Test debut three years ago. The latter, one of five uncapped protagonists in the group, has rocketed to prominence in recent months. His powerful, predatory finishing simply demanded involvement.Beaming: Aaron Smith celebrates during the Highlanders’ win over the ChiefsBut, as Sam Bruce highlighted for ESPN this week, their paths – as well as that of fly-half Lima Sopoaga, another potential debutant – have intertwined since February.In the interim, Naholo has scored 11 tries for the Highlanders. The Otago and Southland franchise find themselves facing champions Waratahs in the last four. Fiji-born wing Naholo bagged a brace in Saturday’s thrilling qualifying final as the Chiefs went down 24-14. Smith manufactured both brilliantly from first phase.Of course, a number nine’s most important on-field relationship is the one they share with their fly-half. Constant cajoling of the forward pack is essential too. However, when looking to expose the blindside – a skill that has diminished with the regimen of defensive structures and one-on-one tackling – an instinctive understanding between scrum-halves and wings can prove fruitful.Blast from the pastTake this stunning score, the first of the 2013 British and Irish Lions series in Australia. Israel Folau dives over eventually, but the ambition, decision-making and execution of Will Genia are sublime:Now, this try is slightly different from the other situations we will look at because it comes from a tap penalty. The defence is largely unaware and therefore largely unorganised.Indeed, as referee Chris Pollock penalises the Lions, Genia digs for the ball and looks up to see two opponents, Alun-Wyn Jones and Adam Jones, with their hands on their knees straight in front of him.Another, Alex Corbisiero, is trucking back slowly, while Mike Phillips has not yet reacted. Three more Lions are involved in the ruck, meaning almost half the side are tied up. Glancing across to see Folau and James O’Connor, Genia takes his chance:In fairness, Phillips get back well and George North calls Tom Croft into the line, creating a three-on-three situation:However, a dummy and a swerve from Genia gets him past Phillips and Croft and into the clear. Supporting his scrum-half, O’Connor cuts back infield on a switch line, coaxing North to follow. Crucially, Folau retains his width as full-back Leigh Halfpenny comes across:Genia then slows his stride, attracting both North and Halfpenny into the tackle before threading a beautiful grubber into the gap between the Welshmen for Folau to pick up:Given this was Folau’s first outing for the Wallabies, the immediate empathy between him and Genia is impressive. In enclosed spaces, such as on the short side of a breakdown, collaboration like this thrives. And Smith is a master of exploiting even the smallest openings.Darting down the alleyOn just his second All Blacks appearance, a 22-19 defeat of Ireland in Christchurch, Smith made the game’s telling intervention with a show-and-go around the fringe of a ruck:He is indebted to his forwards for shoving him over here, but the point is that the scrum-half is always aware of attacking possibilities. We will come to another instance of him ‘bouncing back’ towards the blindside later.For now, take this set-piece from the first Test against England at Eden Park last June. A scrum presents a decent blindside to the left, but New Zealand deploy nobody there. Instead, they stack the openside to the right. Still, Smith so nearly creates a try all on his own:The first element of this is communication. Smith taps the left hip of No 8 Jerome Kaino, signalling the direction in which he wants the pass. Notice the body angles of Ben Youngs and James Haskell – both have squared themselves off from the blindside……as such, a five-metre pass from Kaino allows Smith to use his pace and stretch them:He curves around, engaging Marland Yarde before a left-footed dink over the wing’s head and infield sets up himself and Kaino for a chase:Smith beats Yarde to the ball, hacking it close to the try-line……and only an uncharacteristic Kaino knock-on prevents the score. This Super 15 season, Naholo has rarely looked such gift horses in the mouth.Deadly deliveryThis try comes from the Highlanders’ 25-20 win over the Crusaders in April, and is a beautifully executed set move:As hooker Liam Coltman throws in, you can just about make out Naholo, positioned in midfield and poised to carry:Instead, Smith picks out another runner, left wing Patrick Osborne. As Highlanders rush left to resource the ruck, he glances back to the right:With Crusaders forwards migrating towards the breakdown, Naholo sprints behind everyone in a semi-circle towards the touchline. Smith unleashes a trademark bullet pass off his left hand. Highlanders pair Aaron Smith and Waisake Naholo have combined brilliantly this season. Now their understanding could translate onto the Test stage with New Zealand. At the end of this clip, it is possible to see Jordan Taufua scramble to change direction:However, it is too late. The speed of the pass beats all four short side defenders. Sam Whitelock is the last one, and Naholo scorches past him with ease having picked a perfect angle:This ‘bounce back’ play is a prime demonstration of manipulating a defence, something the Chiefs were subjected to on Saturday by the same duo.Carnage among ChiefsMinutes into this weekend’s tie, the Highlanders were denied a phenomenal team try by the television match official. Naturally, more Smith and Naholo trickery hauled them onto the front foot:Fed from the lineout, Smith plays matador with Liam Messam:Slicing through the gap that the Chiefs captain has left, he then draws hooker Hika Elliot. Notice that Naholo has advanced slightly in front of the carrier. Anticipating the kick, he had set off rapidly but has now put on the brakes to remain in support:Because of this, he can still reach backwards to take a perfectly legal pass with one hand:This is a fine piece of improvisation from the pair, and only a fleck of chalk on Naholo’s studs stopped it from leading to a try. Minutes later, the Chiefs were not as lucky:In a way, this try comes from similar origins to the Folau effort at the top of this article. Because the ball shoots out the back of the scrum unexpectedly, it is primarily about reactions against a disjointed defence. Smith shoots back to pick up and his natural course takes him onto the blindside.Notice though, that Naholo responds straightaway. He knows that if Smith can isolate the widest Chiefs defender, James Lowe, an opening could be on the cards:Sure enough, Smith keeps the ball in two hands and his pace outstrips both Chiefs No 8 Messam and blindside flanker Michael Fitzgerald. Lowe must commit, so Smith calmly draws him to put Naholo clear:From this point, the scene resembles a staggered set of two-on-ones, similar to drills done by every junior team around the world.The crux is resourceful support play – both players stay on their feet and in the game, picking off opponents precisely. Naholo times his pass infield to Smith flawlessly, taking out two covering Chiefs……before Smith slips it back to him to finish things off:For the second of Naholo’s double, the Chiefs deployed two outside backs to cover the short side from a five-metre scrum. Again though, it was not enough:Much like the chip against England highlighted earlier, Smith clocks the closed-off body positions of the Chiefs back row……before setting off towards the outside shoulder of Andrew Horrell. Messam is tied in and Michael Leitch struggles to make up the ground:Smith arcs backwards in order to bypass Horrell. This is interesting, because it flouts the coaching manual entirely. That said, it proves hugely effective – but only because Naholo holds his depth, therefore remaining an option.Lowe overruns and slips as Smith delays the pass……ending up on the floor as Smith flicks out a try-scoring offload to Naholo, whose role in this is far from straightforward:The reverse angle provides a better idea of Smith’s unconventional line of running – and how his wing has to tread water in order not to get in front of the ball: Breakaway: Waisake Naholo storms away from the Chiefs defence Naholo wept tears of pride when ringing his family in Fiji to break the news of All Blacks selection. His pre-contract deal with Clermont will surely be called off should he get a chance to shine at Test level. With Smith pulling the strings, you would not rule out a few tries as well.Before that, though, this precocious pair will aim to bring a Super 15 title to the season’s plucky, popular underdogs. It will be extremely entertaining to watch their attempts.
Should it have been red?#bbcsixnations #SixNations #WALvITA pic.twitter.com/iAGU5oThGv— BBC Rugby Union (@bbcrugbyunion) March 11, 2018Basic errorsItaly can play – and at times they threatened to do the unthinkable by winning the match.But once again they are left to rue costly lapses. They gifted Wales a 14-0 lead but turned round only ten points adrift. When Gareth Davies, carded for a deliberate knock-on, joined Liam Williams in the sin-bin, Italy had a 5m lineout chance against 13 men but lost the ball.Hill’s try, from a one-out pass, was too soft from Italy’s perspective and that effectively ended the contest five minutes into the second half. Conor O’Shea’s men went into their shell a little in attack and began missing tackles as they tired in the last quarter. Italy had more possession and territory over the course of the 80 minutes, which will delight O’Shea after the paucity of ball they achieved in Dublin and Marseille.Furthermore, Dean Budd and Sergio Parisse were influential figures in the lineout, but the edifice somewhat crumbles when you miss one in five of the tackles you’re asked to make. Italy made 100 tackles but missed 25; Wales made 135 tackles and missed just eight. It is a hugely telling statistic.So for all their promise, Italy have again finished second best by some distance and now must beat Scotland next week to avoid a third successive Six Nations whitewash.Perfect record: Warren Gatland maintained his 100% success v Italy with Wales and Ireland (Getty)The battle at tenEngland’s defeat in Paris means the runners-up place is up for grabs and after finishing fifth last year, Wales will be keen to hold on to their second spot and bank the extra prize money.Their selection for the France match will be fascinating but the assumption must be that, with a six-day turnaround, the regulars in this championship who were omitted at the weekend will return. Naturally, the world-class Faletau can expect another start at eight but who will get the nod at ten? Opinion is divided between Gareth Anscombe and Rhys Patchell, who both fared well against Italy and showed a willingness to take the ball to the line. The days of Dan Biggar walking into the side have gone.North, too, will surely start against les Bleus on a Super Saturday that will lack a little fizz after Ireland wrapped up the title with a game to spare.Wales – Tries Parkes, North 2, Hill, Tipuric. Cons Anscombe 3, Halfpenny 2. Pen Anscombe.Yellow card Liam Williams (40), Gareth Davies (48).Italy – Tries Minozzi, Bellini. Cons Allan, Canna.Yellow card Tommaso Benvenuti (77).Wales Liam Williams (Leigh Halfpenny 50); George North, Owen Watkin, Hadleigh Parkes, Steff Evans; Gareth Anscombe (Rhys Patchell 60), Gareth Davies (Aled Davies 60); Nicky Smith (Rob Evans 60), Elliot Dee (Ken Owens 60), Tomas Francis (Rhodri Jones 67), Cory Hill (Seb Davies 65), Bradley Davies, Justin Tipuric, James Davies (Ellis Jenkins 65), Taulupe Faletau (capt).Italy Matteo Minozzi; Tommaso Benvenuti, Giulio Bisegni, Tommaso Castello (Jayden Hayward 4), Mattia Bellini; Tommaso Allan (Carlo Canna 68), Marcello Violi (Guglielmo Palazzani 63); Andrea Lovotti (Nicola Quaglio 60), Leonardo Ghiraldini (Oliviero Fabiani 68), Simone Ferrari (Tiziani Pasquali 63), Alessandro Zanni, Dean Budd, Sebastian Negri (Federico Ruzza 67), Maxime Mbanda (Giovanni Licata 14), Sergio Parisse (capt). The key talking points from Wales’ 38-14 win over Italy in the 2018 Six Nations Hill climber: Cory Hill celebrates his first try for Wales as they went second in the Six Nations table (Getty) Wales v Italy Talking Points from CardiffIt wasn’t quite the cakewalk that some expected but a new-look Wales side had too much firepower for Italy, running in five tries and climbing to second spot in the Six Nations table.George North, back in the side after injury, scored against the Azzurri for a fifth match in succession. The wing grabbed a brace to go with scores by centre Hadleigh Parkes, lock Cory Hill and flanker Justin Tipuric. Parkes was awarded the Man of the Match award by commentator Jonathan Davies.Warren Gatland’s side were reduced to 13 men briefly in the second half after yellow cards for Liam Williams and Gareth Davies, but Hill’s try took Wales three scores clear at 24-7 and Italy’s hopes of ending a debilitating championship losing streak faded. This was their 16th successive Six Nations loss, one shy of France’s all-time record.“There were some real positives and some real negatives in terms of players getting a kick up the backside,” said Gatland. “But we’ve done a job. We’ve succeeded in doing what we wanted to do.”Here are the key talking points from Cardiff… Gripping: Taulupe Faletau, on his first appearance as Wales captain, is tackled by Alessandro ZanniIncreasing the depthWales’ ten changes contributed to a lack of fluency but overall there were plenty of pluses for Gatland and his coaching team.Flanker James Davies had an encouraging debut, earning the game’s first turnover as early as the second minute, and he finished as the game’s top tackler – with 18 – before taking his leave 15 minutes from time.Elliot Dee was excellent at hooker and lock Cory Hill cemented his glowing reputation in the engine room. His 45th-minute try proved dispiriting for Italy, coming as it did when the visitors had a one-man advantage.And how wonderful to see Taulupe Faletau back in the red jersey. Captain for the first time in his 71st Wales Test appearance, he produced a thumping hit on Tommaso Allan and was involved in one of the game’s best moves when supporting James Davies and linking with Justin Tipuric in a thrilling back-row breakout.“The back row worked really well together considering they were a new combination,” said former Wales coach Nigel Davies on Scrum V. “And they’re the gel that holds the game together in many ways. We’ve spoken a lot about the Scarlets over the last couple of seasons and a lot of their game is based around the work and effort of their back row, and we saw that in the Welsh performance.”Landmark: right-wing George North races in to score Wales’ 200th Six Nations try (Getty Images)Early fireworksSometimes you can almost start too well. Wales flew out of the traps to score twice in six minutes. First, Parkes went through a poor tackle by Tommaso Castello that left him dazed and led to his departure.Then fellow centre Owen Watkin marked his first Six Nations start by sprinting downfield from an interception and finding North, who duly scored Wales’ 200th Six Nations try – just as Rugby World had predicted in our preview! They’re the fourth country to reach that figure after England, Ireland and France.Matteo Minozzi responded quickly for Italy as the breathless pace continued, but things calmed down for a long period as the Azzurri fronted up.Touch of genius: Matteo Minozzi evades Steff Evans to score a brilliant tenth-minute try (Getty)Magic of MinozziMinozzi was one of three men who Paul Grayson picked out as having caught his eye in this championship.And amid a fusillade of tries and other near misses, there was none better than the Italian full-back’s score ten minutes in. His lightning feet left Liam Williams for dead on the short side, then Minozzi beat Gareth Davies for pace – which takes some doing – and dived into the corner before Steff Evans could intervene.It was a brilliant try by the 21-year-old Minozzi, who thus embellished his fast-growing reputation. He was a menace to Wales all afternoon and also saved a try by beating Liam Williams for pace after both men chased after a hack upfield.Air force: Liam Williams and Tommaso Allan jump for a high ball at the Principality Stadium (Getty)Yellow or red?Liam Williams received a yellow card in the first half’s final moments after a tackle on Minozzi after the whistle had gone.There was initial dismay by the BBC commentators that referee Jerome Garces was even bothering to consult with the TMO. But replays, from the clearest angle, showed that Williams’s shoulder connected forcefully with Minozzi’s face (and not with the neck, as TMO Marius Jonker asserted).There was no ill intention of course but sanctions are outcome-based and full-back Williams could easily have been red-carded under the strict guidelines that exist to protect players from just this sort of reckless contact.It capped a disappointing day for Williams, who failed to return after the sin-bin period had elapsed as Leigh Halfpenny came on as a replacement.Behind the team: despite the result, this Italy fan was in high spirits (Getty)Gatland’s irritation was clear and whether Williams retains the 15 shirt for the final match with France on Saturday will be one of the more intriguing selection issues.“Liam is a fantastic player, he doesn’t need to get involved in that sort of nonsense,” said Nigel Davies. “It is an unfortunate part of his game. Hopefully Liam can go forward and just concentrate on his game. He doesn’t need those cheap shots in his game.” The fact Wales had a penalty advantage at the time, which was then overturned, contributed to Gatland’s frustration and his decision to take Williams off so early. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Be sure to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.Back in harness: George North and Leigh Halfpenny after the match at the Principality Stadium (Inpho)
Fiji bounce back from that Uruguay defeat with an impressive victory over Georgia in Osaka In the clear: Waisea Nayacalevu runs in the first try for Fiji (Getty Images) Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 2019 Rugby World Cup: Georgia 10-45 FijiHead-to-headPlayed – 4Georgia wins – 1Fiji wins – 3Did You Know?Merab Sharikadze became Georgia’s third captain at this World Cup following Jaba Bregvadze (v Uruguay) and Mikheil Nariashvili (v Wales). Georgia have never named more than two different captains at a previous World Cup.Semi Radradra became the first player at this World Cup to produce three try assists in a single match.In a nutshellThese two sides are known for having a contrast in styles – Fiji’s flair v Georgia’s grit, all-out attack v set-piece solidity. The two teams also had to deal with a contrast in weather at Osaka’s picturesque Hanazono Stadium, with rain and sunshine sporadically swapping positions in the sky throughout the 80 minutes.As it transpired, though, the Georgian scrum was not able to dominate in the manner it is renowned for. The work Fiji have been doing with Alan Muir over recent years paid dividends here as they not only got parity at the set-piece but were often on top, winning penalties against the head on a couple of occasions.Fiji ran in seven tries in all and could have had more but for some handling errors, making that Uruguay defeat even harder to comprehend, and showed Wales they will have to be on their mettle to contain the islanders next Wednesday.Georgia looked like they would take the lead after quarter of an hour when Soso Matiashvili lined up a penalty shot at goal. While Matthew Carley raised his flag, Jaco Peyper – the other assistant referee – did not, so Paul Williams went to the TMO to confirm it had missed the posts.Hard to stop: Levani Botia tests the Georgian defence (Getty Images)Instead the first points of the game went to Fiji, when Waisea Nayacaleveu scored a try midway through the half. It started with a grubber kick from Ben Volavola, which was picked up by Semi Radradra as Georgia wing Giorgi Kveseladze was caught worrying about the threat of the wing rather than diving on the ball. Radradra fed the ball to Nayacaleveu on the inside and the centre had a clear run-in. Volavola, the man who had started it all, added the conversion.Georgia did get on the board before half-time, Matiashvili slotting a penalty after a length-of-the-field attack. Yes, a length-of-the-field attack!Cheeky! A fan with the flags of both Georgia and Fiji painted on her face (Getty Images)There was a point when it appeared the two teams had swapped each other’s characteristics. Fiji won a scrum penalty and Georgia launched a break from their own 22, some sharp passes (followed by a few pick-and-goes) taking them up to the line and providing the penalty opportunity.There were a few eyebrows raised early in the second half when Fiji opted for a scrum from a penalty – but it paid off. With a solid platform they spread the ball wide, Kini Murimurivalu released Radradra with a lovely back-handed offload and he beat several players down the wing before once again providing the try assist with a six-metre, one-handed pass inside to Frank Lomani.Radradra made it a hat-trick of assists a few minutes later when Fiji launched a set play from a lineout. Peceli Yato delivered quick ball off the top for Lomani and the passes flowed between Botia, Volavola, Radradra and finally Josua Tuisova, who powered over. TAGS: FijiGeorgia LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Georgia hit back quickly though. Kveseladze won the restart, Otari Giorgadze made ground and Mamuka Gorgodze drove over low following a series of surges by the forwards.Yet the strength of the Fijian back-line came to the fore again when the ball was spread wide from another scrum; Tuisova cut a line off his wing to return the favour and be the provider for Radradra to run in the bonus-point try from 40 metres. It then became very ugly for Georgia as Fiji ran in another three tries in the last 20 minutes. First Semi Kunatani went over from close range after a Botia pass, then Api Ratuniyarawa was the beneficiary of a Lomani break to run in under the posts and Radradra then showed his athleticism by finishing another try in the corner.When Fiji turn on the style like this, it makes you wonder what might have been had things played out differently at RWC 2019. Regardless, they will test Wales in Oita next week.Star manThis is a one-horse race. Three assists, two tries, numerous other involvements… Semi Radradra runs away with the Man of the Match award, just as he ran away from Georgian defenders so often on the pitch. He seems to find space where there is none and get his hands free to offload when he has no right to. A huge talent and a joy to watch – the 20,000-plus crowd here certainly relished seeing him with ball in hand.Double time: Semi Radradra shows his athleticism to score his second (Getty Images)Related: Rugby World Cup TV CoverageThe reactionFiji coach John McKee: “The scrum doesn’t just happen in a week or a month. We’ve been working on it for a long time. That work has gone in over four or five years and it has got us to where we are today, where our scrum can match anyone in the world. That’s a real credit to the players for the work they’re doing and our scrum coach Alan Muir.“The Uruguay defeat hurt us. Today they just wanted to express themselves as rugby players and it’s really pleasing that we managed to do that.”Georgia coach Milton Haig: “The first half was pretty close, but once you let Fiji get behind you and put a couple of passes together it’s very difficult to defend. As soon as they make a line break, they get very excited about support play and having someone there and it’s a little like sevens. Once they get behind and get their tails up, they’re the best in the world at throwing the ball around and scoring tries.“We defended well and scrambled well in the first half, but our energy and execution wasn’t there in the last 30 minutes.”The TeamsGeorgia: Soso Matiashvili; Giorgi Kveseladze, David Kacharava, Merab Sharikadze (captain, Lasha Malaguradze 43-55), Alexander Todua (Miriani Modebadze 72); Lasha Khmaladze, Vasil Lobzhanidze (Gela Aprasidze 65); Mikheil Nariashvili (Guram Gogichashvili 58), Shalva Mamukashvili (Jaba Bregvadze 58), Beka Gigashvili (Levan Chilachava 65-78), Giorgi Nemsadze, Konstantine Mikautadze (Beka Saginadze 53), Giorgi Tkhilaishvili (Otari Giorgadze 53), Mamuka Gorgodze, Beka Gorgadze.Try: Gorgodze 53. Con: Matiashvili. Pen: Matiashvili.Fiji: Kini Murimurivalu (Josh Matavesi 72); Josua Tuisova, Waisea Nayacalevu (Jale Vatubua 70), Lepani Botia, Semi Radradra; Ben Volavola, Frank Lomani (Nikola Matawalu 75); Campese Ma’afu (Peni Ravai 55), Samuel Matavesi, Manasa Saulo (Lee Roy Atalifo 75), Tevita Cavubati (Api Ratuniyarawa 66), Leone Nakarawa, Dominiko Waqaniburotu (captain), Semi Kunatani, Peceli Yato (Viliame Mata 66).Tries: Nayacalevu 20, Lomani 45, Tuisova 50, Radradra 61, 76, Kunatani 68, Ratuniyarawa 70. Cons: Volavola 5.Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features.
David Anderson says: April 25, 2012 at 2:46 pm If Jim Wolfe were to be correct, then states really would have no basis for saying that marriage is between 2 people only. Many cultures practice marriage as one man several women, and only a few one woman several men, so Mr. Wolfe’s rationale would open the door, in fairness, to many options beside traditional monogamy. If the state is going to be involved in marriage at all, from a legal and tax standpoint, then they can create relationship categories, define them, and give them whatever rights that the voters and the courts will allow. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY RB Clay says: Joseph F Foster says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group April 24, 2012 at 6:30 pm I seem to recall at confirmation promising to “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.” May 2, 2012 at 9:31 pm What’s interesting to me that at the time that some, and I mean “some”, loud leaders in our Church attack God’s first institution (marriage for those who need to be reminded) that our Church’s own revered institutions are dramatically crumbling, at an ever-increasing rate: cathedrals closed or closing (count ’em up), dioceses faltering and becoming insolvent, parishes closing, the College of Preachers at the National Cathedral shuttered, seminaries stumbling along and barely surviving, the National Cathedral unable to pay its bills (now wanting to charge $10/head to get in and look). What else has to hit us over the head? Must we go back to the near-dead pulse of the post-Revolutionary days before somebody says that we have been myopically distracted on many, many wrong matters? We’re arriving at those days right now with bishops who accomodate the culture rather than seek to transform it with the Christian faith and life. Director of Music Morristown, NJ May 3, 2012 at 8:10 pm I believe that a marriage should be defined as a man and a woman. I am not against a civil union for gays and lesbians. This is an honored tradition that I have held to for my life time. Why should I have to give up what is important. Why can’t the gays and lesbians accept a civil union? This goes for the church doctrine as well. I hold the traditional values to me important and why should I have to give them up. The gays and lesbians knew what the doctrines were and accepted them when they accepted this faith. Perhaps there should be a “Reformed” or “New Life Style” chapter of the Episcopal Church for those that object to what we hold dear? Tim Manolescu says: April 24, 2012 at 8:42 pm So you are saying that as a “conservative Christian,” you do NOT respect the dignity of every human being? Gretchen Pickeral says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA [Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina] The three diocesan bishops of the Episcopal Church in North Carolina on April 19 issued a letter to Episcopal clergy across the state outlining their opposition to Amendment One.Amendment One, also known as the “marriage amendment,” is a proposed constitutional amendment that will be on the ballot in North Carolina on May 8. The measure would define marriage as between one man and one woman, and as the only legal domestic partnership recognized by the state.Bishop Michael B. Curry, Diocese of North Carolina, Bishop Clifton Daniel, III, Diocese of East Carolina, and Bishop G. Porter Taylor, Diocese of Western North Carolina, co-authored the joint letter to provide context for their stance against the amendment and to encourage clergy to study what they see as likely impacts should the amendment pass.“We oppose Amendment One because the love of God and the way of love that has been revealed in Jesus of Nazareth compels us to do so. We oppose Amendment One because every time we baptize someone in the Episcopal Church, the entire congregation vows to ‘strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.’ We oppose Amendment One because it is unjust and it does not respect the dignity of every human being in the state of North Carolina. If passed, it will harm not only law-abiding gay and lesbian citizens but other men, women and innocent children in our state,” reads one excerpt from the letter.Find the letter and other related Amendment 1 resources from the Diocese of North Carolina online here.Nationally, the Episcopal Church is on record in support of measures that extend equal benefits and protections to gay and lesbian couples and against any state or constitutional amendments that prohibit same-sex civil marriage or civil unions. The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina echoed that stance during its 196th Diocesan Convention in January. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK April 24, 2012 at 5:21 pm I seem to recall at baptism also vowing to “continue in the apostles’ teaching, resisting evil, and whenever falling into sin, repenting and returning to the Lord.” Bruce Bogin says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR May 1, 2012 at 8:54 pm No. Baptism is indelible. It need not be renewed several times a year. And, anyway, the vows I took at age 8 — none of that “sponsor” or “Godparents” nonsense– in 1951 were NOT those of the current Book of Common Prayer. So even if I renewed my vows, they wouldn’t be the ones of the so-called baptismal “covenant”. 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 Jason Brinn says: Submit a Job Listing May 4, 2012 at 2:13 am There are two issues, civil and religious. Civil marriage affords legal rights, religious marriage blesses the union. It is wrong for the State to dip their finger in religious matters, or matters that affect anyone’s religious beliefs. All people who love and commit themselves “death do us part” should be afforded civil marriage regardless if they are gay or straight. I am an Episcopalian and applaud that we have lay and ordained members that believe in equal legal rights for all under both civil law and religious blessings of marriage between two loving individuals regardless of their sexual orientation. The labels liberal and conservative are used to divide us as a Christian body and do not serve to promote the Gospel of Christ. Posted Apr 24, 2012 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Chuck Sharp says: Doug Desper says: April 24, 2012 at 11:27 pm What is “the truth”? Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA May 6, 2012 at 4:02 pm I love how revisionists want to redefine marriage and then when people wake up to the pressure they are the ones who get accused of “destroying civic unity”. I believe that the unity of society or the Church is being fractured by those who seek to redefine the Church according to the secularized vision of marriage held by alternative lifestyle pressure groups. April 25, 2012 at 9:41 am “Dignity is earned – not conferred.” I find this a troubling notion. The image of G-d appears on every face, even those in which it is hiding behind the distressing disguise of poverty, crime, addiction or social disapprobation. The image of G-d is divinely created, everything else is constructed. We always have the option of agreeing with the views, words and behaviors of others, almost always depending on how close they come to our own. But human dignity flows from our divine creation, a creation that the Creator G-d assessed as “very good.” When we fail to honor G-d’s creation, we spit in the very face of the Creator. Ellen Warren says: Doug Desper says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS April 25, 2012 at 7:49 am a) What’s a Diocesan “COM”? And I don’t work for a Diocesan anything.b) Don’t get what? M. Bowles says: April 25, 2012 at 9:37 am Bruce Bogin’s reply is well-thought-out, in my opinion, and holds much truth. There is plenty of bigotry in various denominations, and some religions claim to know exactly who God is and neatly put God in a well-defined box. Some of those people then proceed to judge everyone else. They often make God a vindictive and punishing God, rather than a loving God whose grace is all around us. I believe that God is bigger and more loving than any mortal can comprehend. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Harry Coverston says: Jim Wolfe says: The Rev. Mary S. Janda says: May 17, 2012 at 9:42 pm A little something from Romans; judge ye not lest ye be judged. michael Neal says: NORTH CAROLINA: Diocesan bishops sign joint statement against ‘Amendment One’ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI April 25, 2012 at 5:57 pm So – in the midst of all this fear and worry and lousy economic outlook – I find myself wondering about the very shape of “households” in the foreseeable future.What about two or three single parents who want to live in the same household and file joint taxes and purchase household insurance? What about seniors who get along great and who want to create a “household” with similar privileges? What about siblings who are widowed or divorce who create a “household” during their last years of life and expect to have medical oversight of one another and joint tax responsibility and auto-insurance, medical insurance.I’m wondering if we define “household” or civil unions so narrowly we will be closing off options for folks at at time when logic would dictate new ways of creating households!Just sayin’ – G 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 April 26, 2012 at 8:37 am God calls us to think , speak and act through the lens of Jesus christ’s teaching in the world. Can we agree that the first commandment is to love..bigotry is not love, exclusion is not love, a strict adherence to SCRIPTURE alone ( scripture -that by the way: was written at another time, in another language, and in another cultural context), can t provide us with direction. As Episcopalians we are called to also REASON ( thinking ! remember a time before FOX news !!), and to look at TRADITION ( traditions adapt and change, right?)- with discerning minds and hearts! Let’s have prayerful conversation and dialogue and not leave the Church.Just prayin’…. Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Doug Desper says: Comments (37) Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 JackMMcKelvey says: Chuck Till says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA April 25, 2012 at 10:11 am I belong to one of the conservative parishes that split from TEC. In my opinion this comes under the separation of church and state. Whatever your views might be on same-sex marriage, (if you’re reading this) they are probably based on some interpretation of the Bible. While I believe that congregations and individuals need to make up their own minds on this matter, the State has no right to impose a religious belief on everyone else. Thus, unless there has been some proven concrete societal harm in same-sex marriages (which I don’t believe is the case), Amendment 1 should fail. Not because it might be justified by some interpretation of the Bible, but because it simply isn’t the place of the State to impose religious dogma. May 2, 2012 at 6:08 pm Good for you!! Go for it and God bless. Jack NIck Theuner says: May 3, 2012 at 8:51 am Brother, let me say that I agree with you. This world has made its way into the church today and few “followers” seem to know and accept the Bible anymore. You sir stand on the word and the truth and I want you to know that you are not alone and are appreciated! Joseph F Foster says: Press Release Service Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ david johnson says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Joseph F Foster says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska April 24, 2012 at 9:17 pm It’s the same old business every time— a few courageous Christians (like the Bishops in this article) stand up for justice and the truth, while and so-called believers, those vast “unwashed pagans of the pews” resist and deny until society finally moves on. Gender equality, equal pay, apartheid, sexuality, Civil Rights and any of the other dozens of “issues” confronting everyday life are seen as threats to God and religion. But, in the end, regular people just stop listening to the hypocrites and haters who are merely social churchgoers. Joseph F Foster says: Rector Collierville, TN brent tilson says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 April 25, 2012 at 9:20 am I should like to add this: discrimination aimed at a group of people based upon race, gender, sexual orientation, etc., is bigotry, no more, no less. Bigotry based upon an interpretation of a book one considers holy and to have been give by God, is none the less bigotry. One cannot justify bigotry by wrapping it in Scripture. If your interpretation of Scripture causes you to discriminate against a group of people because of the color of their skin, or their gender, or their sexual orientation (which they get at birth), then your interpretation of Scripture is just plain wrong. I suggest that those who do not wish to revise their views about prejudice and wish to cling to bigoted views by wrapping them in Scripture, perhaps would be happier seeking a church which practices bigotry. There are plenty around. No, I do not and I will not have respect and accord dignity for views which I believe are bigoted. Someone may sincerely believe that the Jews killed Christ and are meant to suffer for it to this day. That’s fine. It’s called anti-Semitism and cannot be justified by Scripture. Harry Coverston says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs April 24, 2012 at 10:23 pm Easy now, and “respect the dignity of every human being.” We pray for forebearance among the people of our church and its leaders every Sunday. While I support the view of the three bishops, sometimes older churchgoers whose experience is different from that of mine find change difficult. April 25, 2012 at 1:29 pm The distinction of legal rights and liturgical rites is something we talked about in seminary 20 years ago. Many then believed the church should get out of the marriage business (and it IS a business!). Having observed this distinction in practice in a number of countries I have visited, I have come to believe that the legal contract of marriage ought to be a matter of the state’s domain. Historically that has been the case at least since the Romans.Liturgical rites, on the other hand, are the realm of the church. Blessing of anything is up to the body which bestows its blessings. Of course, that does raise questions as to why a body might be willing to bless a nuclear submarine whose primary purpose is to destroy and lay waste to the creation while it simultaneously refuses to bless loving relationships. Even so, while that is a question of conscience between the believers and their G-d, legal rights are a matter of public interest that transcends that body of believers.Discriminating against any identifiable group of citizens carries with it the burden of demonstrating a compelling state interest. The sheer force of traditional understandings alone does not meet that burden, particularly in a time where those understandings are far from unanimously held. That includes those within the religious bodies who would legitimate their understandings with the imprimatur of G-d. As Anne Lammot says, “You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.” Joseph F Foster says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET April 28, 2012 at 9:23 am No, I have not “been involved” with the New “Covenant”. I don’t “renew my vows” during a congregational baptism because I never took those vows.I object to the major change in the Baptism (and Confirmation) service which made it far less focused on belief and more on “response.” It was part of the general secularist accommodationism of the 1960s and 70s.My’Understanding” of Xianity — not enough space here but some abbreviated points:It is confessional — belief is not subordinate to and may be superordinate to practice, or “response”.It is not accommodationist — It does not wed the “spirit of the age” since it does not wish to be shortly left a widow.It does not subordinate the Holy Trinity to the Wholly Trendy.It does not confuse ‘love’ with ‘placation’. It loves the sinner but also calls us to repent and sin no more.It does not seek to make us Children of a Looser God.It is not politicized.It notes that Jesus loved his disciples. It also notes that he did not marry them; nor did they marry each other. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest April 25, 2012 at 3:51 pm So goes TEC, what a shame……………………use to be a vibrant church when I was younger……….but when you stop preaching the “truth” well, need I say more…………….. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books April 25, 2012 at 12:19 am Pilate’s question…with Jesus in front of him. Hmmm. Rector Shreveport, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bruce Green says: May 4, 2012 at 6:07 pm The preceding comments offer a lot of thoughtful reasons to support the position set out by the three bishops of North Carolina. Their letter addresses Amendment 1, an issue that must be voted on next week. What also needs to be understood, however, is that this move by the North Carolina legislature is part and parcel of an explicit strategy devised by the national Republican Party to divide the electorate, to antagonize voters, to wage war against women’s rights, workers’ rights, the interests of poor people, the interests of students, the health and welfare of the elderly, all in the hope of gaining political power by tapping the prejudices of as large a segment of the population as possible. Republican-dominated legislatures in states from Wisconsin and Ohio to Mississippi, North and South Carolina and Florida are attempting to enact similar laws that discriminate against parts of the public. We are witnessing one of the most brazen attempts to destroy civic unity to which our country has been subjected since the era of the John Birch society and the assault on Civil Rights. Let’s be grateful to the three bishops who have had the wisdom and the courage to speak out against Amendment 1 as an instance of that strategy. Robert Hansel says: Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Bruce Marshall says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Stephany Borders says: April 24, 2012 at 9:46 pm No I did not say that. Read what I wrote. I don’t make any promises under the new baptismal vows. If you’re too young to remember the baptismal and confirmation vows under the 1929 PB, fish one out and compare it to the new set. Quite a bit of change. The Bishops assume the “entire congregation vows…” but their assumption is sometimes unwarranted. May 18, 2012 at 11:18 pm Actually, Brent, your quote is from Jesus as recorded in Matthew 7.After the admonition of Jesus to not judge hastily is this: “first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye”. We are not to judge in order to mete out a sentence as was the fashion of the instant justice with punishments pronounced out in public in Jesus’ day. Judges sat at gates awaiting claims and arraignments which could take place immediately on the word of a couple of witnesses (remember the woman found in adultery? She was judged on the spot and was to be stoned immediately.) Those instant judgments with harsh sentences were what Jesus criticized, but he conversely later noted that we should indeed help others to take the “speck” out which will help them see more clearly. One is instant condemnation – the other is good because it is accountability.It is also clear that Jesus wants us to inspect the claims of others and to test them, which requires discernment and critique of others instead of placid accommodating affirmation. In the same Matthew 7 as “judge not lest ye be judged is”… 15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will recognize them by their fruits”. Mollie Douglas Turner+ says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC April 25, 2012 at 5:55 am OY VEY!!!!! Most of you on here probably work for your Diocesan COMs and still don’t get it!!!! Rector Knoxville, TN April 30, 2012 at 6:53 pm Do you not renew your baptismal vows several times each year? Joseph F Foster says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Barbara Thomas says: Rector Martinsville, VA April 25, 2012 at 7:52 am It must be wonderful to have figured “life” out, who are the “good guys” and who are the “bad guys”. If the “good guys” would be so kind to share their unique insights with the “bad guys” we would all be better off. Or, perhaps, the “bad guys” would finally know what makes the “good guys” tick. And then perhaps we would find the “good guys” to be as flawed as everyone else. I have a better plan: let’s all take care of our own faults and not try to fix the perceived faults of others. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL April 24, 2012 at 7:24 pm I was baptized in 1952 and did not do that “Covenant” in the 1982 Prayer Book. I was confirmed in 1963 under the 1929 PB and the phrase Mr. Till quotes wasn’t in the vows I took. As to the Bishops’ claim that “the entire congregation” vows…..&c.”. No, some of us remain silent or say “No” when asked to repeat the new baptismal vows. But since a good many of us conservatives are leaving, the time will probly come when everybodty left does say those things. Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY April 26, 2012 at 9:44 am Dear Mr. Foster,I also was baptized and confirmed under the 1928 BCP, but if you are still in the church today, you have been involved with the 1979 Baptismal Covenant. If you remain silent or say no to the teachings of Jesus–and yes, those vows do reflect our Lord’s teachings, I wonder why you are so opposed to these Covenantal vows. What is your understanding of Christianity? Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT
An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET By ENS staffPosted Feb 14, 2013 Comments are closed. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Tags [Episcopal News Service] Retired Diocese of North Carolina Bishop Suffragan Huntington Williams, Jr., died Jan. 28.A requiem Eucharist was held at Christ Church, Charlotte. Williams, 87, was buried at St. Peter’s Church, also in Charlotte.Williams served as bishop suffragan from 1990-1996.In the Diocese of North Carolina he served as rector of the parishes of St. Peter’s, Charlotte, 1963-1990; and St. Timothy’s, Winston-Salem, 1956-1963. Prior to his service in North Carolina he was an assistant at Calvary and St. George, New York, 1954-1956, and curate at St. Thomas’ Church, Garrison Forest Owings Mills, Maryland, 1952-1954.During his ministry in North Carolina he served several terms on the Diocesan Council, the Standing Committee and for many years on the Commission on Constitution and Canons as the chairperson.A biography on the diocesan website notes that in Charlotte he was known for his public support of desegregation and his commitment to urban ministry; in the parish he was noted for his encouragement of the ministry of all the baptized; in the diocese he was prized for his expertise in the Constitution and Canons of the Church and for his skill as a consultant. In addition to his parish work, he was a founding board member of Planned Parenthood of Greater Charlotte and Hospice of Charlotte, according to an obituary here.“His gifts of assessment and encouragement were especially well-suited to his work as bishop with the university chaplaincies, the Camp & Conference Center, and the ordination process,” the biography says.Williams volunteered to serve in World War II after matriculating at Harvard in 1943. He was in the 87th Infantry Division in the Third Army, fought in the Battle of the Bulge and helped to liberate the Nazi concentration camp at Buchenwald, the obituary noted. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Infantry Badge for his service during the war.Williams returned to Harvard and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1949. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Virginia Theological Seminary in 1952. He was ordained deacon on Jan. 1, 1953, and priest on June 1, 1953, by then-Maryland Bishop Noble C. Powell. He married Mary Britton in June 1949 and they have four children. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Virginia Theological Seminary in 1991. 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 RIP: Former North Carolina Bishop Suffragan Hunt Williams laid to rest November 17, 2014 at 11:08 pm My father, Marion S. Hair, took us to St. Peters from 1955 till I went into the service in 1967.Rev. Hunt Williams was one of the finest man I’ve ever known.God bless him!Robert D. Hair Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis House of Bishops, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY October 27, 2015 at 9:23 pm Thanks to all who knew and loved my father. He is still with all his four children in mind and spirit and we miss him and think of him often.Today would have been his 90th birthday. Hip hip horray. We are lucky for all the joy, fun, wisdom and love he gave us.Thomas C.WilliamsCharlotte and Fairview NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Press Release Thomas C. Williams says: Robert D. Hair says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments (5) February 15, 2013 at 1:09 pm I remember Hunt Williams with great affection and gratitude. He was one of my principal mentors in my early ministry and preached at my ordination to the priesthood, He and his wife remained good friends during my years in Baltimore when they visited the area. A fine man of high integrity, good humor and warm friendship. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL 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 Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI John Denham says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT February 20, 2013 at 1:21 am I remember Bishop Hunt williams quite well as Suffragan Bishop when I served as Chaplain at Saint Augustine’s College in Raleigh in the Diocese of North Carolina. He was a kind and compassionate man who was a friend of the college, and donated to its library many of his books upon his retirement, and relocation to his home in Charlotte. “May his soul rest in peace and rise in glory”. Amen. Bob Van Keuren says: Rector Shreveport, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Raleigh Daniel Hairston, D.Min. Rector Retired says: Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service February 14, 2013 at 8:13 pm When I was a parishioner at St. Peter’s in Charlotte I had the great privilege of serving with Hunt representing the parish at the Charlotte Uptown Cooperative Ministries. I remember him with great fondness and carry the mark of his influence on me to this day. Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI People Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Obituary,
Fr. John H. Shumaker says: Rector Tampa, FL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem October 9, 2013 at 10:34 pm Read his remarks carefully, folks.The Anglican Communion, in general, has large leaps to arrive at the Catholic understanding of Eucharist, and this does not even consider the inability for women to confect the Eucharist. The expected small (or even large) steps are figments of imagination. Christ does not “change”. What gives His Church the right to “change”? 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 Joseph F Foster says: Submit a Job Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA October 8, 2013 at 5:38 pm Change come slowly, as does healing. The important thing for which we can all be grateful is that steps, no matter how small, are being made. That we all may be one. Anglican Communion, October 17, 2013 at 3:05 pm I remember living in the most beautiful city in the world and every Sunday I woke up visited the Catholic church, the Episcopal church and the Presbyterian church each receiveing communion . It was like feasting on Love, as Jesus enters within you, life is extolled and exalted to come from Him to the earth. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Deacon James Stagg says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA [Church of Ireland Gazette] The Roman Catholic co-chair of the Third Anglican/Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC III) has expressed his personal view that, seeing how in 1993 certain relaxations were made in the Vatican’s rules on eucharistic sharing, further relaxation is possible.Speaking last week to the Gazette editor following a joint session of the National Advisers’ Committee on Ecumenism of the Irish (Roman Catholic) Episcopal Conference and representatives of the Church of Ireland’s Commission for Christian Unity and Dialogue, at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, the Most Rev. Bernard Longley — Roman Catholic Archbishop of Birmingham and ARCIC III co-chair — referred to the changes in “specified circumstances” set out in the 1993 Ecumenism Directory.He commented, “Given that that represents a change, and a very significant shift away from the impossibility to the limited possibility, then I could imagine and foresee one of the fruits of our ecumenical engagement as moving towards a deeper understanding of communion and a deeper sharing, a deeper communion between our churches which perhaps would lead to reconsideration of some of the circumstances.”Asked if he felt healing on the issue would indeed come, the archbishop said, “I know that that will be the case,” and described the “pain” of division at the Eucharist as “a spur” towards resolving the issue.However, he also pointed to how, over the past several decades, “further challenges — obstacles, if you like — in the way of that have been placed before us and they also have their part to play in what holds us back from sharing the Eucharist together.” He instanced differences over the recognition of clerical orders.Affirming that a further relaxation in the Vatican’s regulations “could happen,” the archbishop added, however, that he “wouldn’t like to predict the rate or the pace of change towards that.”Longley said that the coming together of members within ARCIC III was itself “an experience of communion”, adding, “Because of the balance, I think, of pastors, church leaders and theologians in their various fields, there is a real respect for the gifts of each other and there has been a real sense in which we’ve been able to exchange those gifts and receive from one another.”To hear Archbishop Longley being inteviewed by the editor, visit www.gazette.ireland.anglican.org/audio (Inteview 46) Teresa Janelle says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ October 8, 2013 at 6:33 pm Small steps are wonderful for children; but sooner or later one has to grow up and realize that the leaders are way behind the faithful who are the church and the people of God. The “laity” have no problem with women priests, married clergy, nor receiving communion in one anther’s churches. What are the church leaders afraid of? October 22, 2013 at 10:41 pm A Roman Catholic bishop now deceased said that “communion” is something people from different religious backgrounds in ministry (beyond ecumenical Lenten fish-frys) experience of God each day. That’s Christ’s Real presence. I agree. He was not side-stepping real differences either. He was saying that how we live together can lead to how we trust and believe together which can lead to sharing Eucharist. That sounds more natural to me and I think lay people because of circumstances may move or have already moved past or through belief together because of trusting one another and share communion in each other churches at times. Denominations for a larger or more global witness of communion may need to agree about beliefs/doctrines first, then experience joint ministries, then enter into formal communion with each other and celebrate that together. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events Michael Goldsmith says: Comments (12) Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Tom Vaughn says: Comments are closed. October 9, 2013 at 10:48 pm Please keep in mind the authority for the Priest comes from laying on Hands from Bishops. The last time I looked the Anglican priests have no authorithy to do this. Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit an Event Listing October 8, 2013 at 5:35 pm One problem is that The episcopal church current Prayer Book has two different versions of the Nicene Creed, one right after the other, and a choice of which to use. But they are not identical and one is closer to the original Greek and the orthodox version than the other. In fact, the other was a deliberate mistranslation, although those who put it into the BCP may have been unaware of that. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books October 8, 2013 at 11:08 am What ever happened to the belief that “Christ our passover was sacrificed for us” ? and that “Christ died to sin once, for all”, not just “for the politically correct”! The Episcopal teaching and belief is that of a RREAL PRESENCE in the Eucharist. The differences between the two Churches is political not sacramental. Just as Pope francis has said he does not believe in a “Catholic God”; then how could the “real presence” of the true Christ in the Eucharist be limited only to those who agree with the politicians of Rome? Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Father Steven A. Scarcia says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID October 8, 2013 at 7:28 pm Michael,You made a big mistake in your quotation of the “Pascha Nostrum” in the Holy Eucharist. Both Rite I and Rite II state “Christ our Passover IS sacrifice for us”…..not a was. Fr. John H. Shumaker Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ecumenical & Interreligious Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 John Simpson says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA October 12, 2013 at 2:53 pm As far as I am aware, the American Episcopal Church never accepted or ratified the Articles of Religion of the Church of England. In the current BCP, it states “as established by…1801.” This was particularly true as the Book of Common Prayer used in the American Church was taken from the Anglican Church of Scotland. That is one reason why the Articles of Religion are relegated to the back of the Prayer Book along with the other “Historical Documents of the Church” (pg. 867). This is one reason why the “Articles” had not been used as Canon for the Church, but as historical reference. I have had many disagree with me, but in talking with some Episcopal Church Historians, I was assured that this was the case. I think how Martin Luther’s 1st Mass affected him when, at the Breaking of Bread, he anticipated that the Sacred Host would indeed bleed in his hands. I believe that the Blessed Sacrament (the consecrated bread & wine), is a sign, symbol & reality of Christ’s Real Presence among us both individually and as the Body of Christ, the Church. Also the Blessed Sacrament should be seen as the “Way” towards reunion and reconciliation among our Churches rather than a end to the means. My understanding is that all Roman Catholics can only receive the Sacrament if they believe in all that the Roman Church teaches, as well as going to Confession before they receive. In both reality and practice, I’m quite sure that there are those who do go to Holy Communion, who do not either subscribe to all the Faith of the Church, haven’t made their Sacramental Confession and yet week after week wait in line to make their Holy Communion. Since “all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God,” I suggest that Holy Communion should be seen a Sacrament of healing & strength for all who are baptized, who believe and who, with “fear & trembling” approach the Blessed Sacrament with wonder, awe and in anticipation that we are part of those Jewish disciples who, over 2000 years ago, reclined to eat & drink this new Sacred Mystery for the Remission of Sins…and they weren’t all on the same page or were even baptized, yet they received. We, whether Anglican or Roman, are inheritors of both the Kingdom of God and of Christ’s Real Presence in His Holy Communion. Jay Woods says: Wayne Skoblik says: Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seamus P Doyle says: October 9, 2013 at 2:17 pm Michael,There is a vast difference between the belief in the Real Presence in the Anglican Communion and in the Catholic belief in transubstantiation of the elements into the actual Body and Blood of Christ. First, there is no real definition or clarity about what “Real Presence” actually means, and, as a former Episcopalian, I can say that no one was ever able to tell me what it really meant. Like many Protestant beliefs, each person has to make up his own mind about what he believes it to mean. Article XVIII of the Articles of Religion explicitly denies transubstantiation. There are, of course, many other serious differences in belief and practice between Catholicism and Anglicanism. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Posted Oct 7, 2013 Stewart David Wigdor says: Vatican’s rules on eucharistic sharing could be further relaxed April 11, 2014 at 11:14 am I am a member of the Anglican Church in Canada, and our understanding of Apostolic succession is that the Anglican church never broke it. The Roman Catholic church argues that we did, that we cannot pass on Priestly authority through the laying on of hands of Bishops, but this is actually a practice that still persists in Anglicanism. There is a difference of opinion as to whether this is a valid act, however. Lutherans are the ones who have broken Apostolic succession, and although we are in full communion, if a Lutheran were to celebrate the Eucharist in an Anglican church, they would require the laying on of hands before it was valid for them to consecrate the elements. An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls
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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Texas Bishop Andy Doyle blesses a solar panel[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] A pilot project that is being watched closely by utility companies around the country now has all 576 panels in place in downtown Austin. Today, the last few panels were mounted on the roof of St. David’s Episcopal Church’s nine-story garage. The system is sized to produce 200 MWh per year, which will provide electricity for a day school, coffee shop, homeless resource center, and off-site classes for AISD.The idea for the project, which is the first of its size in downtown Austin, was first discussed by church leaders 10 years ago. “We had a window of opportunity that opened with a newly created pilot program by Austin Energy, federal rebates, low interest rates, and the advancement of technology. Everything came together so well with the help of Austin Energy and Meridian Solar, we were finally able to carry it out,” said St. David’s Parish Administrator Terry Nathan.In the past, a project of this size was too risky. Downtown networks have been set up to only allow electricity to flow in, creating better protection for densely populated areas. An initial concern of the project was that on the days when more solar energy was generated than needed, the excess would try and pump back into the grid causing significant problems. With this project in mind, Meridian Solar helped create a sophisticated control system that permits the solar array to be connected to the utility’s electrical service, all while prohibiting the excess generation from back feeding into the downtown network.St. David’s solar panel project is thelargest in downtown Austin“This achievement is the latest chapter in St. Davids’ long history of contributions of the Austin community,” said Austin City Council Member Chris Riley. “By helping resolve difficult issues related to our electric grid, St. David’s has moved us closer to our goals for local solar generation, and has demonstrated once again the value of its longtime partnership with the City.”Beyond the obvious benefit of saving on energy costs (St. David’s also houses a day school, coffee shop, homeless resource center, and off-site classes for AISD), the solar panel project reflects St. David’s values on protecting the environment and conserving resources. St. David’s is a certified GreenFaith Sanctuary, houses and maintains a certified Wildlife Habitat in the middle of downtown, is a City of Austin Green Business Partner (Platinum level); and winner of the 2012 Keep Austin Beautiful Award in the category of Recycling and Waste Reduction.St. David’s Rector, the Rev. David Boyd, shares his excitement about the project, “Through our solar energy project, we are fulfilling God’s call to be stewards of creation. In addition, as we save significant money on our utility costs, those resources enable us to fulfill other aspects of the Gospel as we care for those in the Austin community, including our homeless brothers and sisters and local service agencies.”About St. David’s Episcopal Church: St. David’s, established in 1848, has approximately 2,400 members and offers seven services each Sunday and prayer services during the week. The church, which occupies an entire city block in downtown Austin, supports the Austin community by serving homeless neighbors, providing grants to local non-profits, and organizing volunteers to support local projects like Habitat for Humanity and Wildfire Relief efforts. Learn more at www.stdave.orgAbout Meridian Solar: Meridian Solar specializes in the development, engineering, construction, and financing of high quality solar electric projects. Blue-chip commercial clients, State and Federal entities, non-profit organizations, and utility providers repeatedly count on Meridian Solar when considering renewable energy for their facilities. With more than a decade of experience, comprised of hundreds of installationstotaling 39 MW of generating capacity, MeridianSolar is truly a seasoned veteran in the burgeoning solar industry. Learn more at www.meridiansolar.com. 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Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) will take place at the U.N.’s headquarters from March 14-24. Since its inception in 1947, it has been at the forefront of developing international conventions on a range of issues, including the political rights of women, women’s rights in marriage – such as consent, minimum age and registration – and equal pay.Since 1960, evidence began to accumulate that women were disproportionately affected by poverty so UNCSW geared its work towards women’s needs in community and rural development, agricultural work, family planning, and scientific and technological advances.It is a theme that it returns to for its main discussion next month as it explores women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development. The commission will also review progress since its 57th session in 2013 on the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls, and also a third strand on an emerging theme yet to be decided.“The session will provide Anglican delegates with a platform on which to spread awareness of the challenges faced by women and girls in their home countries and to advocate on their behalf,” said Rachel Chardon, the general program and administrative officer of the Anglican Communion Office at the United Nations.“The delegates will also have the opportunity to network, share, and build their own capacity by attending side events planned by non-governmental and faith-based organizations advocating for gender justice within a wide range of developmental and human rights issues,” she said. “We hope they will leave the session having formed a close and empowering network with a global reach. Furthermore, we hope the delegates will communicate with others about their experience and continue to engage with the issues addressed at CSW60 within their sending church and in their local communities.”The primates of the Anglican Communion and secretary general Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon nominated the 22 Anglican delegates for the CSW60 meeting. They are from Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, Australia, Brazil, Burundi, Central Africa, England, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, Southern Africa, Sri Lanka, United States, and West Africa.They will be supported by the staff and volunteers of the Anglican Communion Office at the United Nations. 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Posted May 27, 2016 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Comments are closed. Press Release Service 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 Alda Morgan says: May 28, 2016 at 2:07 pm Thank you, Fr. Morris, for reminding us that we are called to work for peace and healing so that the deaths of these men and women will not have been in vain. I was a very young child during WWII, but have been marked by the honor paid to our men and women in uniform at that time. Yet, as I grew older and protested the war in Vietnam, in Afghanistan, in Iraq, i became even sadder and more convinced that–ultimately–war only solves which party is the strongest. Now, when we we honor our war dead, I both grieve and venerate their courage and commitment, but with great sadness, because I’ve this sneaking sense that their death was for naught. It’s a very conflicted feeling. So, Fr. Morris’ reminder that it is we who must honor these people by helping to build peace and a just life for all of us, but especially…as Americans…ifor those who live in this country. Thank you! Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC May 28, 2016 at 12:19 am Well stated indeed. May all Americans this Memorial Day remember with gratitude and thanksgiving those who served and are serving “under orders” for us all. And may we especially remember those who died while serving our country. I hope this remembrance will serve to inspire us to work and pray for justice, peace, and reconciliation among all–immigrants, original Americans, Caucasians, African-Americans, Asians, LGBT folks, the poor, the old and the young, handicapped, ill, incarcerated, marginalized, and so on and on. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL Memorial Day 2016: We will remember them A soldier of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) places flags in front of the graves at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, U.S., May 26. Photo: Joshua Roberts/Reuters[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Of all the civic holidays on our U.S. calendar, Memorial Day may come closest to a deep embrace of spiritual values. Originally called “Decoration Day,” this remembrance began following one of the most poignant eras in our country’s history. Between 1864 and 1866, just after the end of the American Civil War, community leaders established a date upon which we could honor both Union and Confederate war dead. To remember those who had died in the service of their country, these leaders established observances that enabled Americans to engage in activities of unity and spiritual healing.Memorial Day is a sacred commemoration. The persons we honor on this day are a silent witness to a virtuous honor that is particularly dear to people of spiritual values. This is the time each year when we remember men and women who have been, as is written about a leader of Roman soldiers in the New Testament, “…set under authority (Luke 7:8) …” On this day we remember that some of those under authority have, as a consequence of their service, sacrificed their lives.Is there a cause for which dying is honorable? Laudable? Since the beginning of my military service 50 years ago, I have been trying to answer that question. For those who embrace Godly values, the question about dying in the service of your country has some important implications. Military training almost always contains the underlying lesson that being involved in the fulfillment of a mission could end up in death. Obviously, military service is not a commitment to be considered lightly by those who take the oath of office to “…support and defend the Constitution of the United States…” (10 U.S. Code, Section 502). At the same time, few of us ever thought they we would die during a military mission. Unfortunately, some have died.I believe that people of faith can find spiritual values from the stories of men and women who have made the “ultimate sacrifice” of their lives. A few years ago I had the honor to conduct the Arlington National Cemetery burial service for Medal of Honor awardee Lieutenant Colonel Don C. Faith. Faith, who had been killed during the Korean War, had the reputation of being a “Soldier’s Soldier,” who gave his life doing everything he could to simultaneously keep his soldiers alive and achieve the mission. His dedication to his men and to his mission has become a timeless inspiration to service members and citizens alike.Though personally we cannot thank service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country, surely we can honor them. We can pray that the memory of their sacrificial service will endure. We will remember them.— The Rt. Rev. James B. “Jay” Magness is Episcopal Church Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR