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Monday, December 29, 2008

News for Week Ending 12/29/2008

Archbishop, Presiding Bishop offer Christmas messages

The Anglican world made very little news this past week, presumably because Anglicans the world over were busy preparing for and attending Christmas services. Christmas messages are available on-line from both the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, however.

Archbishop Rowan Williams preached at Canterbury Cathedral on Christmas Day. You can read his sermon here.

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori offered a brief Christmas message, available in English and Spanish, here.

Fort Worth schedules special convention

The Steering Committee North Texas Episcopalians has announced on its Web site that a reorganizing convention for the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth will be held on February 7, 2009, with the Presiding Bishop in attendance. Details are available here.

St. Andrew’s offers New Year’s Eve program

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Highland Park will be offering various festivities on December 31 and into the morning of January 1, 2009. Events begin at 11:00 PM and include music, a Eucharist, refreshments, including Champagne, and a visit to the church’s bell tower. Additional details are available here.