Magners League round 6 preview

first_imgScottish opponents.The Warriors have not beaten Ospreys since a 9-6 victory at Firhill on 29 February 2008. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Following on from two rounds of European competition, the focus this weekend returns to the Magners League,starting with three games on Friday night, one each in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.Table topping Munster, who retained their lead despite losing to Leinster in front of a record crowd at the AvivaStadium last round, welcome Benetton Treviso to Thomond Park. The two sides have met before in Europeancompetitions, and Munster will be looking to continue their 100% record against the Italian outfit.Edinburgh are in action in Scotland where they face third placed Ulster, the only remaining unbeaten team in theLeague, whose last loss was also in Scotland.Friday’s final game is an all-Welsh affair, second placed Cardiff Blues hosting the team currently occupying thefinal Play-Off spot, Scarlets. Blues, who are building an impressive home record at the City Stadium, will be awareScarlets lost their last game against another Welsh side, Ospreys, in the last round.The action on Saturday switches to Galway with an all-Irish feature between Connacht and Leinster at theSportsground. Having played at two national stadiums in the last three weeks, the Aviva and Wembley Stadiums,the confines of the Sportsground may prove more intimidating for the Dubliners.Also on Saturday Aironi travel to Wales to play Newport Gwent Dragons. Both sides are the wrong end of thetable, and victory for either will boost their confidence before the Autumn Internationals kick-in.The round wraps up on Sunday with reigning champions Ospreys travelling to Scotland to face Glasgow Warriors,where the hosts will be hoping to reverse their loss in the Play-Off semi-final last season.For live scoring from all Round 6 games click onto www.magnersleague.com.Cardiff Blues v ScarletsCardiff Blues are currently the best home side in the Magners League and have won their last six games in allcompetitions at Cardiff City Stadium since Gloucester won there in the LV= Cup on 14 March. The Blues have lostjust one of their last eight encounters with fellow Welsh regions: 0-26 at Ospreys on New Year’s Day.Scarlets 18-21 defeat to Ospreys in round five ended a three game winning run in the Magners League. Scarlets’only victory on the road in the Magners League in 2010 was 27-14 at Rodney Parade in their most recent awaygame.The two teams met three times last season with the Blues victorious on each occasion. Scarlets have won twicebefore on Blues soil – both at the Arms Park in 2004 and 2009.Edinburgh v UlsterEdinburgh Rugby have won their last two games in the Magners League, at home to Leinster and at Aironi,however the Scotsmen have won just once at Murrayfield in their last four matches in all competitions.Ulster’s eight match unbeaten run came to an end in Biarritz on Sunday but in the Magners League theUlstermen, the League’s only remaining unbeaten side, haven’t lost since a visit to Glasgow on 16 April.The two teams have already met this season with Ulster triumphing 29-21 at Ravenhill on 17 September. Ulstercenter_img have now won their last three encounters with Edinburgh in all competitions.Munster v Benetton TrevisoMunster lead the Magners League after five rounds, and have won their last three home games in allcompetitions. The Munstermen have a perfect played 10, won 10 record against Italian teams.Benetton Treviso have lost their only two away games this season, at Ospreys in the Magners League and atPerpignan in the European Cup. Italian teams are yet to tally a single league point on their travels in the MagnersLeague this season.The two teams have met on four previous occasions with Munster easily victorious each time.Connacht v LeinsterConnacht beat Bayonne 16-13 at the Sportsground in the Amlin Challenge Cup on Friday, to end a three gamewinless run. Connacht’s only defeat in their last five home games in all competitions was 12-19 to Toulon in thesemi-final of last season’s European Challenge Cup.Leinster have won their last three games since their 24-32 reversal in Edinburgh on 24 September. TheLeinstermen have lost only one of their last six encounters with fellow Irish provinces: 13-27 at the Sportsgroundin this equivalent fixture last season.The last four games between the two teams have all been won by the home side on the day, whilst Leinster’smost recent victory in Galway was 16-10 on 29 February 2008.Dragons v AironiNewport Gwent Dragons’ only win in their last nine games was 23-11 at home to Glasgow on 12 September.Dragons have lost their last two matches at Rodney Parade, to Scarlets and Toulouse, but have not lost three in arow at the famous old ground since 2007.Aironi are still searching for a maiden victory, and in fact have not scored a try since their trip to Llanelli on 17September. Italian teams have a creditable won 2, lost 3 record at Rodney Parade, with Parma winning there 24-15 in a European Play-Off match in June 2006 and Treviso being victorious 24-22 in the European Cup inDecember 2007.Glasgow v OspreysGlasgow Warriors’ only victory in their last six matches in all competitions was 21-13 at home to Newport GwentDragons in the European Cup two weeks ago.Ospreys have won three of their last four games, but have not managed to win outside Wales since their victory inthe Magners League Grand Final in May. The Welshmen have lost only one of their last six games againstlast_img read more

Horstmann skippers Warriors in Sixways farewell

first_img Last hurrah for Rasmussen (above) and HortsmanLong-serving back row Kai Horstmann will captain Warriors in his final game for the club at Sixways Stadium as Worcester welcome London Irish in the Aviva Premiership on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 3pm).Horstmann will lead the side and his vice-captain will be hard running centre Dale Rasmussen who also plays his final game for Warriors at Sixways.Head Coach Richard Hill makes a total of five changes to the side narrowly lost out to Exeter Chiefs.A new-look back row sees Horstmann play at Number Eight while flankers Sam Betty and Jake Abbott win recalls. The other change in the pack comes in the front row where Ed Shervington will join forces with Matt Mullan and Tevita Taumoepeau.Scrum half Jonny Arr is the final change in a back division that will also see farewell games for wing duo Miles Benjamin and Marcel Garvey before they start new challenges in the summer. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS BATH, ENGLAND – MARCH 03: Dale Rasmussen of Worcester looks on during the Aviva Premiership match between Bath and Worcester Warriors at the Recreation Ground on March 3, 2012 in Bath, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) “We need a good result and have plenty of incentive to perform against a dangerous London Irish team who I fully expect to play without pressure and with real ambition,” said Hill. “When we played them at the Madejski Stadium back in October we saw the clinical attacking threat they possess and so we must be strong defensively and look to build on an encouraging attacking display against Exeter Chiefs.“It is sad to see a number of Warriors play their final game for the club at Sixways. I hope we can give them a good send-off with our fans given the chance to show them their respect while they get the chance to say goodbye.” Starting XV:15 Chris Pennell14 Marcel Garvey13 Alex Grove12 Dale Rasmussen11 Miles Benjamin10 Andy Goode9 Jonny Arr1 Matt Mullan2 Ed Shervington3 Tevita Taumoepeau4 James Percival5 Craig Gillies6 Sam Betty7 Jake Abbott8 Kai Horstmann (c)Replacements:16 Aleki Lutui17 George Porter18 Bruce Douglas19 Ben Gulliver20 Matt Kvesic21 Shaun Perry22 Danny Gray23 Ravai Fatiakilast_img read more

Lions 2013: Who’s Hot Down Under?

first_imgNick Cummins probably enjoys it when his back against the wall, but while he and Sias Ebersohn (a South African fly-half) are doing their best to bail the Force out, it is proving hard to shine in Perth.So, when the likes of Hugh McMeniman and Richard Brown claim they want back in the Australian set-up they will only do so by grafting and hustling. Do Robbie Deans’ backroom team want players conditioned to slog it out? Maybe they do. Maybe they want players used to being on the front foot. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Catch me if you can: Waratahs flanker Matt Hooper struggles to keep hold of the elusive Jesse MoggBy Alan DymockTHERE MAY just be one week of the RBS 6 Nations left but players are dropping like flies and suddenly we are reshuffling our pecking order of favourites for a summer tour.However, it is perhaps now time to start seriously looking at those impressing down under. This is not to say that after a handful of rounds in Super Rugby we will know which gold-clad team will oppose the Lions in the first test, but we all like to be kept abreast of the situation.HOTJesse MoggThe Brumbies full-back has been in exceptional form in the opening rounds. He has impressed with his lightning speed and his ability to run the length of the park, much like a Southern Hemisphere Stuart Hogg.Pouring on tries; taking interception; striding out of broken play like a cheetah in a china shop. Mogg is not quite the finished article, but if he keeps this up, his ability to hurt opponents from deep will be utilized by Robbie Deans.On the rise: Openside Liam GillLiam GillOh looky here, another Aussie openside with an impossibly low centre of gravity and the flexibility of a contortionist holding down three jobs.He is not quite the ingénue some Brits would have you believe but he is capable of going toe to toe with the best, and with Matt Hooper also performing a similar role for the Waratahs, Australia have a rich abundance of bloody nuisances on the flank.Hugh PyleAustralia want a lineout option. Pyle waddles over with the Rebels. Australia may have a lineout option.He still has a lot to prove – Robbie Deans will really, really hope his form remains and he proves himself to be hard enough for something other than digging out for a team losing more than it’s winning – and his inexperience may count against him. Ben TapuaiThe Reds centre is scoring tries. He is someone improving with time. However, he may fade while those more experienced players like Anthony Fainga’a may rise, and new flavour-of-the-month players like Christian Lealiifano may flourishFRAZZLEDDavid PocockThe immovable human tarp has finally been blown over, with fans of both the Lions and Wallabies saddened to hear he is out for a very long time, having damaged his knee (ACL) in the Brumbies win over the ‘Tahs.It is the great shame, as players want the best of the best up against them, but at least with Gill, Hooper and possibly even the evergreen (and gold) George Smith in the mix there is no chance openside will be a Wallaby weakness.Talent show: Digby Ioane has been banned for one gameDigby IoaneRumours swirl as police get involved and inquiries made about the wingers “conduct” in Melbourne. All we know is that he is banned by his union for the next game.Can he overcome this blip? Probably, such is his mercurial talent. However, it is hard enough keeping the reins on some of the countries most wayward young balers. Is 2013 the year the Australian hierarchy, much like the nations cricketers, put their foot down?Winless Western Forcers not for featured last_img read more

Home from home: the teams playing pre-season friendlies away from their grounds this summer

first_imgSALE – APRIL 18: Bryan Redpath of Sale Sharks takes on the Gloucester defence during the Zurich Premiership match between Sale Sharks and Gloucester held on April 18, 2003 at Heywood Road, in Sale, England. The match ended in a 30-30 draw. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Unfamiliar surroundings: Saracens played in the City of London earlier in the year. They will return for pre-seasonBy Alan DymockMOVING AWAY from home is the right of passage for some. Scores of road movies and coming-of-age dramas are based on the subject. However, for rugby teams, home is where they are most likely to grow in power and support.Scenic: Munster often host at Musgrave ParkNevertheless, pre-season is a time to throw convention and result-worry aside; to test combinations and try and find your definitive style for the next season. It is also, it seems, a time to take your team to different parts of your surrounding region or even to take a flight of fancy, challenging yourself in foreign climes like a group of hot-under-the-collar teenagers. At least that is the way it seems, scanning some of the pre-season friendlies scheduled for the coming month in Europe.On August 9 Castres Olympique, champions of France, will face a new-look, Pat Lam-led Connacht side in Lacaune, some 49km east of Castres’ home at the Stade Pierre-Antoine. That same day in Geneva, the largest city in the French-speaking region of Switzerland, there are two attention-grabbing warm-up matches. There is a mid-afternoon fixture between Harlequins and high-rolling Racing Metro before an evening match between Montpellier and Leicester Tigers. All of this will be played at the Stade de la Praille which had previously housed the Heineken Cup pool clash between Bourgoin and Munster in 2007. A more novel move than that, though, is coming from the sometimes-nomadic Saracens, who have opted to land a game in the City of London in August, despite having just settled in their new home at the Allianz Park. They will be at the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC), Moorgate, on August 22, facing Cornish Pirates. Surrounded by glass monstrosities and sky-pestering office blocks (as seen above), Sarries will offer fans a different experience.Will these shifts from home rejuvenate squads and offer them perspective for the long, hard season ahead? Who cares; it’s about trying things out and for the punters it’s a bit of fun before the season proper when no one wants to leave the comfort of home except when it is time for a Final. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS On the 17th, Sale Sharks return to their spiritual home, briefly vacating the silver, hulking Salford City Stadium in order to play Leeds Carnegie at the old Heywood Road ground, where their junior Jets side regularly play. It’s an excuse to drag a traditional side to where it all began for the Greater Manchester club, displaying a bit of Sale’s heritage.Traditional home: Sale used to play all-comers at HeywoodThat is a tactic Munster use sometimes during their regular season too, infrequently flitting between Thomond Park and Musgrave Park during the Pro 12 campaign. They will be at the latter ground in Cork for a friendly this summer, playing London Irish on the 30th of August.last_img read more

Who should play at fly-half for the All Blacks?

first_imgYou are well aware of the other names in the running. There is jet-heeled Beauden Barrett from the Hurricanes. Colin Slade is there from the Crusaders, alongside a veteran playmaker by the name of Dan Carter.So who in your opinion should start for New Zealand at fly-half in the first game of the Rugby Championship, against Argentina on Friday 17 July? Below is a poll for you to let us know which of the four players should direct play for the All Blacks. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS New Zealand have named a squad of 41 for the upcoming Rugby Championship. There are plenty of recognisable names in there, with only five potnetial new caps in the group.Those five understandable includes lock James Broadhurst and full-back Nehe Milner-Skudder from the high-flying Hurricanes. Crusaders hooker Codie Taylor gets a call and there is no surprise that free-wheeling Highlanders winger Waisake Naholo makes the cut as well.The last uncapped name, though, is Naholo’s team-mate Lima Sopoaga. He is brought in as a newbie fly-half and thus makes a list of four names vetted and respected enough to compete for the famous black No 10 jersey. The results will appear in the August issue of Rugby World magazine. Who should play at No 10 for the All Blacks? (Poll Closed) Daniel Carter  48.37%      Beauden Barrett  39.43%      Lima Sopoaga  8.5%      Colin Slade  3.7%      Create Your Own Poll   Who should play at No 10 for the All Blacks? EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – NOVEMBER 10: Daniel Carter and Beauden Barrett of the All Blacks practice their kicking during a captain’s run at Murrayfield Stadium on November 10, 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images) last_img read more

How Dan Carter became A Perfect 10

first_imgWhen, in 2015, he woke up the day after the quarter-final and could hardly walk, he thought the World Cup curse had struck again. However, he recovered to steer New Zealand to the trophy again, his performances against South Africa and Australia earning him even greater respect as he seized responsibility when the team was wobbling.On the final at Twickenham he says: “I prepared like I’d never prepared in my life for that moment. All the setbacks that I’d had, ’03, ’07, the injury I’d had in 2011 that made no sense, (now) made sense at this moment, 2015.”Pivotal moment: Carter’s drop-goal in the RWC 2015 final wrestled back control for the All Blacks (Getty)There is far more to the film than World Cups and eulogies. Shot in France, Japan and New Zealand, some of the scenery is spectacular and the music entrancingly atmospheric.It’s a delight to see the small rural community, Southbridge, where Carter grew up and the garden in which stand the goalposts – in blue-and-white town colours – that Dan was given as an eighth birthday present. By the age of nine he was landing touchline goals from 40 metres.Sad bystander: Carter looks on as he recovers from the ruptured adductor that ended his 2011 RWC (Getty)He was only five at the time of the inaugural World Cup, co-hosted by his country in 1987. “I saw how it ignited the country; everyone was on the edge of their seats talking about it at school, talking about it at family dinner time, waiting for the next All Blacks game. It was from that moment that I fell in love with the All Blacks.”Ellesmere College, Christchurch Boys High School, even the flat he lived in when he was, remarkably, just playing social rugby before being spotted by Canterbury Academy – we visit all the places that touched his life on the way to sporting greatness.The helicopter flight he takes with pilot McCaw is a clever dynamic, introducing us to the devastating effects of the 2011 earthquake as the two friends look down on Christchurch.And, of course, there is that second Test of the New Zealand-Lions series in Wellington, a match that all who were there (including this writer) will never forget. Carter delivered as near perfect a fly-half performance as has ever been seen, finishing with 33 points.Unplayable: scoring against the Lions in 2005 – “He came of age that day,” says Graham Henry (Getty)Wilkinson was on the losing side that day and says: “There are days when you play against people and you feel they’ve got the Midas touch. To be in the zone like that opens up the game, you start to have an influence far greater than your own space. Everything happens as it’s supposed to happen. Everything you do creates.”Carter’s playing career has nearly run its course. When retirement comes, it will close the door on arguably the greatest No 10 that rugby has seen. Silver screen: Dan Carter at the world premiere of his film, A Perfect 10, in Auckland, NZ (Getty Images) How Dan Carter became A Perfect 10“He has a brilliant game on him,” says Ronan O’Gara, the former Ireland fly-half. “But he also has the capacity to figure out on the run what to do ahead of everyone else. He plays the moment. I think that’s what defines him.”So says O’Gara in a new 90-minute documentary about Dan Carter, the man whose ‘wrong-foot’ conversion brought the curtain down on both the 2015 Rugby World Cup and his own extraordinarily distinguished career.The film has been made by Pitch Productions, and director Luke Mellows admits that the legendary All Black, whose 1,598 Test points will remain a record for many years to come, was initially wary about letting an English crew loose on his life story.“Once he saw the film, his first reaction was relief but he was also quite moved. He was humbled by the fact people said such nice things about him,” says Mellows. “Of all the projects I’ve worked on, I can’t think of one where people were so willing to contribute. There was an ‘anything for Dan’ response.”Clear daylight: Carter’s Test points tally is more than 600 higher than any other current player (AFP)Certainly the great and the good of rugby are all there, including a raft of All Black coaches, Richie McCaw, Beauden Barrett and Jonny Wilkinson, not to mention Carter’s parents and wife Honor. Commentator Scotty Stevenson chips in too, at one point saying: “There was a grace about Dan Carter. There was a glorious choreography about how he approached playing football. It’s almost like watching an illusionist.”Fist pump: the veteran fly-half celebrates Kobelco Steelers’ Top League success last December (Getty)Carter, lest there’s any confusion, is still playing professionally at the age of 37, hoping to help his Japanese club Kobelco Steelers retain the Top League title.There was fanciful talk of him playing at the current World Cup in Japan, but the player has more than enough memories, good and bad, from the four previous tournaments.Indeed, if there is a theme to the documentary it’s that Carter, for all his copious talents, spent much of his 112-cap career coping with crushing misfortune on rugby’s grandest stage. “He’s had so many disappointments but he’s always come back – a true test of character,” says Honor.A peripheral figure at his first World Cup in 2003, Carter left the 2007 quarter-final with an injured calf and watched “in shock” as New Zealand crashed out to France.In 2011 he collapsed in pain whilst taking a kick at goal in training and missed the whole knockout stage as his team-mates won the cup without him. “I really worked closely with the insides, the nines and tens, in training,” he reflects in the film. “I’d be really positive and after that I’d go back to my room and I’d be broken.” The official trailer for Pitch Production’s, Dan Carter: A Perfect 10 #dancartermovie #aperfect10 @DanCarter pic.twitter.com/5FrLZTBiL1— Pitch International (@Pitch_Intl) August 7, 2019 A new film provides an intimate portrait of the legendary All Black fly-half, Dan Carter LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Dan Carter: A Perfect 10 is available to watch in the UK via Amazon Prime.Any questions? Director Luke Mellows, with Carter at the premiere, has created a fitting tribute (Getty)For all the latest news, follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Winning essayist calls for reaffirmed faith in the Anglican Communion

first_img An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Job Listing Anglican Communion Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI thomas mauro says: 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 [Anglican Communion News Service] Faith in the Anglican Communion needs to be reaffirmed, according to the winner of a £1,000 prize (US$1,623) essay competition to explain “Why I am an Anglican and believe I shall remain so.”Natacha-Ingrid Tinteroff, a French convert from Roman Catholicism, used her essay to celebrate the best of Anglicanism and the Anglican Communion, which she believes includes its liturgy, its space to discover God’s truth, and its “integral catholicity.”In the essay — composed for a competition run by the Wiltshire, England-based Anglican charity St. Boniface Trust — Tinteroff wrote, “Being an Anglican is much more than what is currently advertised by the media. Anglican global identity is not defined by a positioning in favor or against homosexual clergy and women bishops. The overall depth of our tradition, and particularly its spirituality and liturgy, still nurtures the life of millions of Christians, including some who have formally left.“At the same time, and although it is highly ignored, despite the so-called desperate situation of the Anglican Communion its churches welcome each year a considerable number of Christians who enjoy the spiritual solace provided by Anglican inclusivity. Faith in the Anglican Communion needs to be reaffirmed.”In the piece, which alternated between the emotional and the cerebral, Tinterhoff, an academic and author, wrote about how attending Evensong had changed her life forever. “For the first time in my life, I encountered God during a service … I came ill, hungry and thirsty; I left fed, healed and renewed by the beauty of holiness.”She explained that the Church of England is the only part of the Christian Church she can grow and consequently hear God. “I am able to do so because the Anglican tradition, which has welcomed me so generously, not only allows me to be a mature believer, but encourages me to be so. I enjoy the liberty that Anglicanism gives me as a scholar, and that I could not find anywhere else.”Tinterhoff’s prize-winning essay was one of 64 entries to the competition from across the Anglican Communion. Submission came from Australia, the United States, the Caribbean, several European countries including the United Kingdom, and four countries in Africa. The entries were judged by two retired bishops diocesan, the Rt. Rev. Mark Santer and the Rt. Rev. Michael Turnbull, who were unanimous in selecting the winner.St. Boniface Trust is a small Anglican charity that ran the competition because its trustees have been increasingly concerned that yet more divisions are being created between the Anglican and Roman Catholic Churches. They also believe there is a need for a “clearer understanding of what it means to be an Anglican.”Trust Chairman the Ven. Robin Turner said, “The idea of an essay competition was conceived by Canon John Townroe, former warden of St. Boniface College in Warminster, as a way of obtaining some fresh thinking on the subject.”The winning essay can be read  here. There are also plans to produce a booklet containing extracts from the other entries. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Winning essayist calls for reaffirmed faith in the Anglican Communion Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Comments are closed. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Tagscenter_img Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Comments (1) An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET By ACNS staffPosted Apr 30, 2012 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Youth Minister Lorton, VA April 30, 2012 at 6:35 pm Tinterhoff’s essay is a worthy read, and re-read…surely a reminder of the vital role that reason plays in our faith. 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Judge postpones start of Heather Cook’s homicide trial

first_imgJudge postpones start of Heather Cook’s homicide trial Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA June 12, 2015 at 9:25 am Episcopalians are “far too polite” and also far too privileged (financially secure) to address insecurities which are tragic and fatal. Yes, look at one’s commitment to Christ, and perhaps deputies at General Convention will look at that kind of flesh and blood re-imaging rather than re-structuring with two dimensional diagrams. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Comments are closed. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel [Episcopal News Service] A Baltimore judge June 4 postponed until September former Episcopal Diocese of Maryland Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook’s criminal trial.Cook’s trial was scheduled to start that day in Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Wanda Heard’s courtroom. She stands accused of 13 charges for allegedly causing the Dec. 27, 2014, car-bicycle accident in suburban Baltimore that killed bicyclist Thomas Palermo, a software engineer at Johns Hopkins Hospital who also built custom bike frames. She is charged with driving the car that struck Palermo while having nearly three times the legal limit of alcohol in her blood system, texting while driving and then leaving the scene of the accident.David Irwin, Cook’s attorney, asked for the postponement, and Cook told the judge during a brief court appearance that she waived her right to a speedy trial, the Associated Press reported. The trial is now set for Sept. 9.“We would hope that we could resolve the case without trial for everybody’s sake, most importantly the Palermo family’s sake,” Irwin told reporters outside the courthouse after the hearing. “To go through the trauma of a trial, my client certainly doesn’t want to have to put them through that.”Irwin also said he had made the “earliest of plea considerations” but had spoken only “very, very briefly” with prosecutors on the matter, according to the Baltimore Sun.On May 1 Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori announced that she and Cook had reached an agreement that deprived her of her status as an ordained person in The Episcopal Church and ended all ecclesiastical disciplinary matters pending against her. That announcement came on the same day that Maryland Bishop Eugene Sutton said he had accepted Cook’s resignation from her diocesan post.A Baltimore grand jury indicted Cook Feb. 4 on 13 counts for allegedly causing the Dec. 27 car-bicycle accident.Five of the charges listed in the indictment by a Baltimore City grand jury come in addition to those Cook had faced since being charged Jan. 9 with four criminal offenses and four traffic violations.The grand jury had added charges of driving while under the influence of alcohol per se (a “per se” DUI charge involves drivers whose blood alcohol limit is above the .08 percent legal limit; such drivers can be charged with drunk driving even if their ability to drive does not appear to be impaired), driving under the impairment of alcohol, texting while driving, reckless driving and negligent driving.Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said in January that a breathalyzer test administered to Cook after the accident showed she had a blood alcohol content of .22 percent.The original Jan. 9 criminal charges included manslaughter by vehicle, criminal negligent manslaughter by vehicle, homicide by driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol per se and homicide by driving a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol.The traffic charges filed on Jan. 9 included failing to remain at an accident resulting in death, failing to remain at the scene of an accident resulting in serious bodily injury, using a text-messaging device while driving causing an accident with death or serious injury, and driving under the influence of alcohol. The grand jury added to the two failure-to-stop offenses a charge of failure to stop the vehicle as close as possible to the scene of an accident.The failing to remain at an accident resulting in serious bodily injury and the failing to remain at an accident resulting in death are both felony charges.Cook appeared in court on the charges for the first time April 2 during an arraignment in Baltimore Circuit Court. Her acceptance at that time of a June 4 trial date meant that she essentially had pleaded not guilty to the 13 charges.Cook faces a combined maximum penalty of at least 39 years in prison and a $39,000 fine, depending on whether her 2010 arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol and for marijuana possession and subsequent “probation before judgment” sentence is considered a first offense for any sentence she might receive if she were convicted of the charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or driving while under the influence of alcohol per se.Cook, who is free on $2.5 million bail, remains in treatment for her issues with alcohol, according to her attorney. She has been living in a drug and alcohol treatment facility since soon after the accident.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books June 18, 2015 at 12:28 am “We would hope that we could resolve the case without trial for everybody’s sake, most importantly the Palermo family’s sake,” Irwin told reporters outside the courthouse after the hearing. “To go through the trauma of a trial, my client certainly doesn’t want to have to put them through that.”If Irwin wants to “resolve the case without trial…for the Palermo family’s sake,” and if his “client certainly doesn’t want to have to put them through that,” then why doesn’t she admit she was DWI and on her cell phone, texting or otherwise connected to someone. Another article in the Baltimore Sun quotes him saying it’s a complicated case, both sides will present arguments yada yada yada. In which case, why go to a quick trial? TEC must be relieved the trial won’t be in progress when convention starts. Comments (2) Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Selena Smith says: 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 and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing By Mary Frances Schjonberg Posted Jun 4, 2015 Sally Rowan says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ last_img read more

‘Let love lead Anglican Communion’ – Children’s prayer at ACC-16…

first_img Anglican Consultative Council, Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Stewart David Wigdor says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 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 Comments (1) Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL Primates Meeting, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Primates Meeting 2016 [Anglican Communion News Service] If you wish to see something launched with style, fervor and commitment then you could do no better than have been in Lusaka Cathedral yesterday (29 November) when the Province of Central Africa launched the preparations for the 16th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC-16), which will take place in Lusaka next April.The Advent Sunday service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross provided an ideal context for the launch. It was packed to over-flowing with people from all the congregations in Lusaka and some from as far as field as Lake Malawi Diocese. There was music of all kinds – choirs, music groups, brass bands – and guests from the diplomatic community in Lusaka as well as all the 15 bishops of the Province.In welcoming the congregation Archbishop Albert Chama described it as “a great day for the Province” stressing that they had the privilege next year of “welcoming the entire Anglican Church to Zambia”.The general secretary of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, preaches at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka during the launch service for next year’s ACC-16 meeting. Photo: Michael Ade/Anglican Communion OfficeIn his sermon Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, secretary general of the Anglican Communion, thanked the congregation for “accepting the challenge to help with the preparations for the 16th Council of the ACC”. He went on to tell them that “come April 2016 we shall all be here!” As he experienced the exuberant joy expressed in the service he said that he would tell all those coming to the ACC “to come with their dancing shoes” to great whoops of delight from the congregation.During the service a group of nine children offered a poem, written specifically for the occasion, on love. It was delivered with dramatic energy and two lines seemed to capture the atmosphere of the service, “love is never love until it is given away” and ended with the message to us all, “let love lead the Anglican Communion!”The launch itself came towards the end of the service. In a video message the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby told the congregation that he was looking forward to being with them as the ACC was again hosted in Africa. He emphasised that he was wanting to hear the voice of the youth who are meeting prior to the ACC.He also asked the congregation to do two things in preparation. To pray that “we encounter Christ afresh” and that this “will have an effect on the whole Anglican Communion”. He also challenged the congregation to be “very open with us” and “share what it is like to live as Anglican Christians in this part of the world.”Young people dance during the launch service in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka for next year’s ACC-16 meeting. Photo: Michael Ade/Anglican Communion OfficeA message was read from Bishop James Tengatenga, the Chair of the ACC, expressing his excitement about the ACC coming to Lusaka, a province he has formerly served in. He went on to ask that those involved might be “energized for all the preparation (being made) for us for April next year.”The launch was completed by the cutting of a large cake before a large number of purple and white balloons were released and floated slowly to the high ceiling of the Cathedral.The thoughts behind this launch service were summed up in the special prayer written for the day:Release your direction for your church,That in launching this Consultative Council,All things shall work to God’s praise and glory.To that the congregation at the Cathedral said “Amen!” Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ center_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Children, Anglican Communion, Posted Nov 30, 2015 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Comments are closed. Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Tags Rector Hopkinsville, KY ACC16, Rector Tampa, FL December 4, 2015 at 4:30 pm It is written :And a little child will lead them all to the Lord. December 10th is the birthday of the Perfect Master Prem Rawat. It is He who led me to Jesus by a devotion to Mary and seeks us to celebrate Christmas everyday. I was five years old when He was born in 1957. He reveals Divine Knowledge within you. Prem Rawat let me see God, hear God, feel God and taste God beginning the experience of Love as the Power of God. For the Lord said the Kingdom of God is not found observing the world but is within you. Thus it is within our heart the Lord seeks to dwell which rejoices human life. The Church celebrates Love as the entrance of Heaven, even Heaven on earth. This Love being the Lord Himself. Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ ‘Let love lead Anglican Communion’ – Children’s prayer at ACC-16 launch An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET last_img read more

Southern African synod to consider blessing same-sex civil unions

first_img Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Anglican Communion, Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Same-Sex Blessings 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 Rector Albany, NY Tags Human Sexuality, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Southern African synod to consider blessing same-sex civil unions Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Bath, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI center_img Featured Jobs & Calls [Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church in Southern Africa is to consider blessing same-sex civil unions when its provincial synod meets next month. But the motion, proposed by the Diocese of Saldanha Bay, would not permit clergy to solemnize same-sex marriages. The motion says that clergy should be “especially prepared for a ministry of pastoral care for those identifying as LGBTI” but that “any cleric unwilling to engage in such envisioned pastoral care shall not be obliged to do so.”Full article. Featured Events Africa, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ By Gavin DrakePosted Aug 17, 2016 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Pittsburgh, PAlast_img read more