From THE CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY:
The Rev. Cristina Paglinauan, a Bryn Mawr School and Harvard University graduate of Philippine descent, who grew up Roman Catholic in a family of doctors, will be ordained an Episcopal priest at the church of 900 to 1,000 famiies, 5603 N. Charles St., at 7 p.m.
From THE NORTHERN ECHO:
The Church Commissioners are pressing ahead with the sale of a historic set of paintings and are yet to make a decision about the fate of Auckland Castle.
The commissioners, who look after the Church of England’s assets, were at the castle yesterday to listen to views about whether it should remain as the home and office of the next Bishop of Durham. But of the Zurbaran paintings, the commissioners’ secretary, Andrew Brown, said: “We are certainly pressing ahead with the sale.”
With the Primates' Meeting only a few weeks away, Archbishops Thabo Makgoba and Phillip Aspinall have written prayers asking that God bless and empower the Primates in their "heavy responsibilities of servant leadership".
Lord Jesus Christ, you washed your disciples' feet, and called them to follow your example. Bless the leaders of our churches as they gather at the Primates' Meeting. As they take counsel together, give them grace to grow in prayer and fellowship, so they may bear one anothers' burdens and share one anothers' joys, and find mutual support in their heavy responsibilities of servant leadership. Refresh and encourage them as they meet, and empower them to lead your people in lives of faithful worship, witness and service, that bring your redemptive gospel to this broken and needy world. Amen