Saturday, May 18, 2013
This bulletin will come on alternate Saturday mornings to provide a quick summary of what is happening in the Diocese and beyond. Rectors, especially those in the DHC, may wish to copy this Fortnightly to parishioners who have e-mail, or to have parishioners’ e-mail addresses sent to email@example.com
Alabama, Birmingham – St. Bede’s, May 19, Episcopal Visit
Virginia, Fredericksburg – Fellowship of Concerned Churchmen Conference, May 24 – 25.
Virginia, Marshall -- St. John the Baptist, May 26, Episcopal Visit
North Carolina, Hickory – St. Mark’s, June 16, Episcopal Visit
The Anglican Life Adventure Camp will be June 16 – 22 in West Jefferson, North Carolina, and is for children ages 8 – 15. The tuition is $375 after May 10.
The Anglican Church in North America will have its Provincial Council from June 18 – 19, and its College of Biships’ Meeting from June 20 – 21, both at Nashotah House Seminary in Nashotah, Wisconsin. Bishop Hewett will attend, to represent the Federation of Anglican Churches in the Americas (FACA).
St. Michael’s Conference is from Sunday, June 30 to Saturday, July 6 at the Manresa Retreat Center in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, for ages 12 – 20.
Forward in Faith/North America has its session with the Polish National Catholic Church on July 15 at the Our Lady of the Snows Retreat Center in Belleville, Illinois, followed by the Council Meeting on July 16 – 17, and the National Assembly on July 17 - 19.
Forward in Faith/UK’s publication, New Directions, is available on line, www.forwardinfaith.com. Hard copies are available at cost, plus postage, payable by credit card, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bishop’s Synod Address is available on the Diocesan web site, www.dioceseoftheholycross.org. This year’s address focuses on the upcoming initiative with the Greek Orthodox in Athens, Greece.
The Seal of the Diocese, as two patches, (3.5 x 5 inches) is perfect for tippets or blazers, and is available from St. Michael’s at $15.00 per pair, which includes mailing. Order from the Rev. Dr. Raleigh H. Watson, 8 Academy Court, Berryville, VA 22611-1008 and remit to “St. Michael the Archangel.”
There are four building projects in the Diocese: (i) in Cypress, Texas, at St. Peter’s, under Fr. John Needham, where a significant parcel of land was purchased, with a rectory, on which is being built a large church building, (ii) in Southern Pines, North Carolina, at Christ Church, where Fr. John Sharpe saved a large stained glass window from a former location, and had an apse, new sanctuary and steeple constructed around it, (iii) in Columbia, on the University of South Carolina Campus, at the C. S. Lewis Student Center, where Fr. Paul Sterne is the Chaplain, and the entire building housing this has been completely renovated, and (iv) also in Columbia, at the Cathedral Church of the Epiphany, where new windows are being installed for $2,500 each ($85,000 total), one of which is in memory of the Very Rev. Craig E. Young, SSC.
The Ven. Dr. Jeremy S. Boccabello of Charleston, South Carolina, is the new Archdeacon for the Diocese, with a brief for external relations, with the Diocese of South Carolina, the Federation of Anglican Churches in the Americas (FACA), Forward in Faith International, and beyond. Archdeacon Jay is currently licensed to serve at St. Philip’s, Charleston.
Please pray for three priests our Diocese, for healing, for Fr. Mark Korbitz, of Sugar City, Colorado, for neck injuries and complications arising from a car accident some time ago, for Fr. George Graydon, of Brownsville, Texas, now recovering at home from intestinal maladies, and for Fr. Chip Angell, of Westminster, South Carolina, who has been diagnosed with lymphoma, and is optimistic about his recovery.