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More than sibling rivalry at stake for Bees v Worcester

Posted On Jun 23 2021 by

first_imgTickets will be available on the gate, subject to ground capacity but supporters from both Clubs are urged to arrive at the ground in good time, especially with an earlier than usual kick off at 2pm LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Worcester Warriors Worcester’s Alex Grove Birmingham Solihull have named their team to face league leaders Worcester Warriors tomorrow, Saturday 19th February kick off 2pm at Damson Park. The Bees will be keen to get a final win bonus point to take into the forthcoming Relegation Playoffs, but are under no illusions about the challenge in facing the run away Championship leaders.Director of Rugby Russell Earnshaw and Bees’ leading try scoring Simon Hunt both come into the starting line up after returning from England Sevens duty, with Ollie Grove due to line up against his younger brother and former Bee Alex.A number of recent injuries sustained in the forwards over, what has been, an intense fixture schedule in recent weeks, has meant that Earnshaw has delayed naming his bench. Matt Long, Adrian Griffiths and Semisi Taulava are all sidelined with hamstring injuries and Bees have also recalled George Thomas – who was on loan at Loughborough Students – as emergency cover at hooker, with both Ben Gerry and Jack Preece ruled out for six and six to eight weeks respectively.Speaking ahead of the game, which is expected to be played in front of the biggest crowd of the season at Damson Park, Russell Earnshaw said, “Worcester have proven over the course of the season to be the best side in the league and so this will be a huge challenge for us going into a pivotal two months. It will also be the first time ex-Bees Matt Mullan and Alex Grove feature against the club, the latter playing against his younger brother for the first time and so we are looking forward to welcoming them back. As for us, we need to build on the recent home performances against Doncaster, Rotherham and Bristol.” The Bees team to face Worcester on Saturday at 2pm is: 1.Rob Dugard, 2.Ross McMillan (c), 3.Leo Halavatau, 4.Ross Noonan, 5.Dan Sanderson, 6.Rob Connolly, 7.Mike Denbee, 8.Russell Earnshaw, 9.Rod Petty, 10.Mark Woodrow, 11.Ollie Grove, 12.Sam Cox, 13.Will Lawson, 14.Simon Hunt, 15.Ollie Winter.Replacements: TBAlast_img read more


Why Georgia can make the Quarter-Finals

Posted On Jun 23 2021 by

Georgia’s Goderdzi Shvelidze (L) tries to break through Spanish defense during their Rugby World Cup 2011 qualifier match in Tbilisi on February 27, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ VANO SHLAMOV (Photo credit should read VANO SHLAMOV/AFP/Getty Images) Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “They could surprise a few teams at the World Cup; hopefully not England,” Thompson says. “They’ve just got better and better. Now they’re not just massive men and strong but are organised as well. That makes it even worse.”Jones’s preparations with Russia received a blow with news that England’s scrum coach from the RWC 2003 win, Phil Keith-Roach, is out of the tournament. Keith-Roach has recently ruptured his patella for the second time and will be replaced in New Zealand by former Wales and Lions prop Darren Morris. “Phil will still be involved, helping Darren, but from a distance as he can’t fly,” explains Jones.This article appeared in the October 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK Georgia’s Goderdzi Shvelidze will play in his third World CupPaul Morgan finds Kingsley Jones tipping an East European rival for success…If you’re looking for a major upset at this World Cup then look no further than the Georgians – so says Russia’s new head coach, Kingsley Jones.“I’m not a gambler but if I was and looking for a good-value bet it would be on Georgia making the quarter-finals,” says Jones, who was director of rugby at Sale Sharks last season.“They have the set-piece game to trouble any team at this World Cup and if they play Scotland, England or Argentina on a wet day they will cause them massive problems.”Georgia will arrive at the tournament with one of the best tighthead props in Europe. Davit Kubriashvili is keeping Carl Hayman out of the Toulon side and has seven world-class men around him. The Lelos have won the last three European Nations Cups (second division of the Six Nations) and in 2007 lost only 14-10 to Ireland and beat Namibia 30-0.Jones feels the nation now in the charge of ex-Scotland coach Richie Dixon have improved hugely in the four years since, so if any of the bigger nations feel they can field weakened teams against the Georgians they could come unstuck. England hooker Steve Thompson is another fan, rating loosehead Davit Khinchagishvili, who he played with at Brive, as one of the best in the business. read more


England’s win is a moment to savour

Posted On Jun 23 2021 by

first_imgAs a fan, you should just get carried away. England have only ever beaten New Zealand seven times. Rejoice.Follow Alex Lowe on Twitter @AlexMLowe The character England showed not to fold when the All Blacks suddenly found their groove after the interval and closed from 15-0 down to within a point belied their inexperience. Other teams would have been crushed. England refused. Owen Farrell called it a “champion’s attitude”. That is where the likes of Robshaw, the mighty Wood and Cole come into their own. They led a commanding forward effort, which underpinned an historic victory.’Champion’s attitude’: Owen FarrellOf course, as of right now England’s 38-21 triumph is a one-off result. We have seen new dawns before. In the autumn of 1983, England beat New Zealand at Twickenham and then won just one of their seven matches in 1984.  In 2010 England beat Australia in Sydney, thumped them at home in the autumn, won the 2011 Six Nations and then crashed out of the World Cup.Before England had even left the pitch on Saturday, the message from Robshaw was for the squad to remember what it took and what it felt like to beat the All Blacks and replicate it when Scotland come to town in February.  Lancaster’s plan has longevity. When you see what the likes of Launchbury and Tom Youngs are already contributing to England, it is hard not see them and the team improving campaign on campaign between now and 2015 and then beyond.Billy Twelvetrees will be involved in the Six Nations and he is sure to add a different dimension to the England midfield, while Dylan Hartley and Ben Foden will also be back in the mix. My belief that the future is bright for England is based on what I see and what I hear from inside the camp. Silver lining: England captain Chris Robshaw lifts the Sir Edmund Hillary Shield after the win over the All BlacksBy Alex LoweI GOT a tweet in the aftermath of England’s record triumph over New Zealand, suggesting politely I should stop getting carried away, that it was just one win. As it happened, I had not been getting carried away. All I had done was note while watching a re-run of the game how well Mike Brown played and that he “always makes ground”.But what’s wrong with England supporters getting excited? Sport is emotion. If you take the highs and lows out of it, if you abandon the hope and the expectation, then what exactly is the point?Power surge: England’s Manu TuilagiAs a coach, I understand the value of Stuart Lancaster taking the scientific approach. He believes in culture and process. Everything he does has a clear logic, every selection decision, every training decision. He was right not to get too down after the defeat to South Africa because England had played well. But players are fuelled by emotion. They took the hurt of that defeat into the All Blacks match, they hit the world champions with a thundering intensity and showed a remarkable character to see them off.And so red rose fans should be excited and don’t apologise for it because this is not blind faith. If you have confidence in what Lancaster is building – as I do – then this England win has to be seen as the start of something promising, potentially something special. Just consider where England are now compared to this time last year. Seven of the starting XV on Saturday made their Test debuts in 2012. Chris Robshaw had just one cap when he was appointed captain for the Six Nations. They have beaten France in Paris, Ireland by 30-odd points at home and now the world champions.But what about those bruising defeats to the Springboks on the summer tour? What about the naive performance against the Wallabies a couple of weeks ago? I hear you. But this is a team that is learning and developing quickly. How many more England players would be in your Lions team now than on 1 November? Alex Corbisiero, Dan Cole, Tom Wood and Joe Launchbury would certainly be in my team if the first Test was next weekend. Potentially others too. NOT FOR FEATURED LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more


Sam Warburton talks team-mates

Posted On Jun 23 2021 by

first_imgBest manners Myself. I always want to be polite. It goes back to my mum and dad always telling me to say please and thank you.Read our exclusive interview with Sam Warburton in the June edition of Rugby World – he talks Lions, captaincy and criticism. Don’t forget to buy your copy – it’s on sale now. Worst with ladies I don’t know. I don’t go on many nights out– I’m a goody two shoes! If it was the best, it’d be Mike Phillips hands down. We can’t take him anywhere, girls always come up to him.Mr Grumpy: Gethin JenkinsBiggest whinger Gethin Jenkins – I don’t even have to think about that one. I was talking to Neil Jenkins about what Gethin was like ten years ago. He said he was more of a sapper back then than now!Coolest car Mike turned up in an Aston Martin once – that was pretty cool. Shane Williams had a ridiculous car – a Jaguar XK Coupe.Worst music tastes Gethin’s into some terrible dance music. Alun Wyn Jones loves classics from the likes of Barry Manilow and will sing along to Sixties and Seventies tunes. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Red-letter day: Sam Warburton will lead a squad containing 14 other Welshman on the Lions tour this summerSAM WARBURTON was announced as Lions captain last week and will face a big challenge to bring together players from four nations as they head to Hong Kong and Australia. Banter is sure to be key to that bonding process and the flanker can certainly fulfil that brief – as he does here when describing his Wales team-mates…Luscious locks: RobinsonThe vainest We call Harry Robinson ‘Justin Bieber’. He’s got really curly hair, but he uses straighteners on the front flick.Worst dresser After seeing Harry wearing a vest in Nando’s – he posted the photo on Twitter – maybe him.Biggest appetite Huw Bennett. He has absolutely massive plates of food.Worst dancer That could be me – I’m pretty terrible – but I’ll say Jamie Roberts. He just sways and is really cheesy.Best dancer Aled Brew and Dan Lydiate. Dan’s a really good dancer. We room together and he often shows me a couple of moves. He only does it once or twice a year on a night out, but he dances a bit more behind closed doors. NOT FOR FEATURED last_img read more


Hartley to lead an English-based Lions?

Posted On Jun 23 2021 by

first_imgNew odds released today suggest that England’s rise under Eddie Jones will be rewarded in New Zealand next summer. Rugby World looks at the betting markets LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS England’s historic series win in Australia has done more than propel them to second place in the World Rugby Rankings – it has made Dylan Hartley the near unbackable favourite to captain the British & Irish Lions in New Zealand next year.England coach Eddie Jones and vice-captain Billy Vunipola lavished praise on the Kiwi-born hooker during the Australia tour for driving high standards, and Betway clearly agree after pricing him at just 2-1 to follow Sam Warburton as Lions skipper.Wales lock Alun Wyn Jones is second favourite at 5-1 ahead of compatriot Warburton (8-1), the pair having shared the Test captaincy duties three years ago in Australia after first choice Warburton was injured in the second Test.Welsh partnership: Sam Warburton and Alun Wyn Jones ended up sharing the 2013 Lions captaincy dutiesThat series was won, which explains why the bookmakers aren’t looking beyond the Welsh duo or Hartley for the captaincy gig. Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw is 20-1 but will do well to make the Test team while Jamie Roberts and Richie Gray (both 33-1) represent poor value given neither has yet captained their country.Maro Itoje, who led England to an U20 world title, is a more realistic bet at the same 33-1 and you can also get 10-1 on the young English forward not losing any game he starts in 2016. Ignoring the rare sub appearances, he won 25 out of 25 last season for club and country and hasn’t lost since 10 May 2015, when Saracens were pipped 24-20 by Exeter at Allianz Park.Winning streak: You can get 10-1 on Maro Itoje not losing a game he starts in 2016 (Getty Images)Warren Gatland is expected to be the Lions coach again and the markets suggest he will have Gregor Townsend (5-2) on his management team and a proliferation of Englishmen in the playing ranks.George Ford and Owen Farrell are each a short-priced 7-2 to start the first Lions Test in Auckland, which will fuel the fires of Johnny Sexton and Dan Biggar, to name but two.No 8 Vunipola (1-2) is deemed a more likely starter than Taulupe Faletau (2-1) while the injured Manu Tuilagi is a mere 6-4. Henry Slade, as talented as anyone but yet to discover his best form since returning from a broken leg, is 11-2.Aaron Cruden’s curtailed series against Wales last month hasn’t stopped Betway cementing him at 2-5 on to take the New Zealand No 10 shirt, with Beauden Barrett’s stirring performances merely earning him a 5-2 price. And Sonny Bill Williams – not even playing 15s at the moment – is evens. Top ten: Aaron Cruden remains favourite to be the All Blacks’ stand-off for the Lions series (Getty Images)The All Blacks are 1-5 on to win the series, so punters might prefer to gamble on a surprise Lions series triumph (7-2) or even plump for an unbeaten tour – ten matches, three of them Tests – which is currently 33-1. If you think that sounds generous, bear in mind that even the magnificent 1971 Lions didn’t go unbeaten in New Zealand.England have won nine games on the bounce under Jones and they are 2-1 to go unbeaten in the calendar year. They play South Africa, Fiji, Argentina and Australia in the autumn (in that order), hardly a piece of cake.New Zealand’s lame finish to the Sevens World Series isn’t fooling the bookies, who make them joint 9-4 favourites with Fiji for the Olympics sevens gold medal in Rio.Argentina and Kenya (both 40-1) look good value and if you fancy another upset in a year full of them, how about Spain at 500-1? The repêchage winners have a fully pro set-up yet will be largely unknown by the major teams having not played in this year’s World Series.Great Britain (14-1) look a decent bet in the women’s competition.Long shot: Spain celebrate winning the Olympic repêchage – but can they complete the fairytale?In Europe, Leinster (25-1) stand out in the outright winner odds for the Champions Cup given their pedigree and the arrival of Sir Graham Henry as a coaching consultant, while in the Aviva Premiership, newly promoted Bristol are tipped to outshine both Newcastle and Worcester.Reigning champions Connacht (10-1) are only sixth favourites in the Guinness Pro12, and that ‘underdog’ scepticism is echoed in the 28-1 price attached to Leicester City in football’s Premier League.center_img The Rugby Championship is the next big competition in union and unsurprisingly New Zealand are 1-3 on to regain the title they let slip against Australia last year. The All Blacks have lost just two out of 21 Championship games since Argentina joined the party in 2012, but at a long-priced 22-1 the Pumas’ efforts in the past year – including a first away win in South Africa and their third-place finish at the U20 World Cup – are taking a while to sink in.Pumas on the loose: Argentina’s Julian Dominguez makes a tackle during the U20 World ChampionshipFor the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. Front runner: England captain is tipped to lead the 2017 Lions tour to New Zealand (Getty Images) last_img read more


Japan 2019 Travel Guide: Nara

Posted On Jun 23 2021 by

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Delve into the living history book that is the first capital of Japan TAGS: Japan Advertising FeatureJapan 2019 Travel Guide: NaraHead off the beaten path and visit the Nara Prefecture, which is full of World Heritage Sites and picturesque villages…The Culture Vulture Rather than just visit a temple, why not stay in one? Mount Shigi offers such lodgings, where you can sample shojin ryori cuisine (the traditional dining style of Buddhist monks) and take in the temple grounds at night.As the centre of trade between Japan and the Silk Road, Nara was the first place to receive new ideas from overseas. Buddhism also spurred innovation, from the cloth for priests’ garments to the calligraphy brushes, paper and inks used for copying sutras and the tea whisk (Chasen). Look out for these traditional crafts in the shops of Nara.Red-leaf road: An autumnal view at Mount YoshinoMount Yoshino, Horyuji Temple and Nara City are all World Heritage Sites, providing an insight into the area’s unique history.The Foodie In the towns along the pilgrimage routes through Nara, a special type of sushi evolved. Kakinoha-zushi, meaning ‘persimmon-leaf sushi’, is a small portion of rice topped with a slice of raw salmon or mackerel and wrapped in a persimmon leaf. The leaves have anti-bacterial properties that keep the sushi fresh. Well worth a taste test.It’s a wrap: Kakinoha-zushi is wrapped in a persimmon leafSomen, fine white noodles that are often eaten chilled in summer, originated in the Mount Miwa area. And there are plenty of options for fine dining, too, with 20 Michelin-starred restaurants in Nara.The Adventurer The best way to discover Nara at your own pace is by bike. In the city there is a 25km World Heritage Tour that takes in the main landmarks, or head out into the countryside for a 40km ride on the Yamanobe-no-Michi Trail, a section of Japan’s first road that takes you to ancient sites.At Asuka, rent an electric bike to discover beautiful terraced rice fields as well as temples, tombs and giant stones, and stop by a cozy café for a break.Nara is full of adventures. Traditional martial arts Yagyu-Ryu (swordsmanship) and Hozoin-Ryu Sojutsu (spearmanship) were founded in Nara 460 years ago.The Party Animal Refined sake has a 400-year history in Nara, with the area offering visitors brewery and tasting tours.Old and new: A traditional narrow street in NaramachiTo the south of Nara Park, where you can see deer, is the old town of Naramachi. The narrow streets of traditional merchant houses now host shops, galleries, cafés and bars. It’s an easy area to cover on foot and is the perfect place for a night out.For more travel information…www.visitnara.jp How to get thereNara is easily accessible by train from Japan’s big cities. It’s just a half-hour rail journey from Kyoto or Osaka, one-and-a-half hours from Kansai International Airport and three-and-a-half hours from Tokyo. In the country: Terraced rice paddies in Asuka village last_img read more


Who is Justin Tipuric: Ten things you should know about the Wales flanker

Posted On Jun 23 2021 by

first_img We chart the Ospreys, Wales and Lions back-row’s… The making of Justin Tipuric Who is Justin Tipuric: Ten things you should know about the Wales flankerJustin Tipuric has played for Wales for a decade, a stalwart of the side for his tireless work-rate, back-line skillset and raw speed. He is a true one-club man, having played for the Ospreys throughout his professional career.Here are ten more titbits about the back-rower…Ten things you should know about Justin Tipuric1. Justin Tipuric was born on 6 August 1989 in Trebanos, near Neath. His father had previously captained Trebanos RFC, and Justin and his younger brothers all played for the club.2. His background is Croatian, with his grandfather Dragotin Tipuric moving to Swansea when released by the Germany army having been a prisoner of war. He worked as a coal miner, played for Trebanos RFC and was known as ‘Mad Mike’.Tipuric still spends time at Trebanos RFC, where he played as a junior (Getty Images)3. He started wearing a scrum cap on his mother’s insistence and wears a blue one to match the Trebanos colours.4. Flanker wasn’t always the position he wanted to play – in his younger years his coach revealed that Tipuric was desperate to play at fly-half. Looking at his current skill-set, it’s clear to see why! Expand 5. His favourite player growing up was a flanker but not a Welsh one! It was Saracens and England blindside Richard Hill.6. Tipuric made his international debut in the 2011 Rugby World Cup warm-up matches, replacing another legendary Welsh flanker in Martyn Williams. He ultimately failed to make the squad and was involved in a battle with Sam Warburton for the openside jersey for many years.Tipuric training with Wales ahead of his international debut in 2011 (Getty Images)7. Tipuric has been selected for three British & Irish Lions tours. He appeared as a replacement in the final Test against Australia in 2013, helping his side to a 41-16 victory, but didn’t play in any of the Tests against New Zealand in 2017. His third tour is as part of the Lions 2021 squad to tour South Africa.8. He had to take three months away from rugby after suffering a serious concussion in 2016 and was forced to stay at home for five weeks.RELATED ARTICLES Find out who Warren Gatland has selected for… British & Irish Lions Squad 2021 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Justin Tipuric en route to a try at Twickenham in 2020 (Getty Images) British & Irish Lions Squad 2021 Lions 2021 tour: Everything you need to know The making of Justin Tipuric Lions 2021 tour: Everything you need to know Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Find out more about the Ospreys back-rower who is proud of his Trebanos roots 9. The Six Nations is a happy hunting ground, with Tipuric having won four titles, including two Grand Slams.10. Tipuric was the top tackler in the 2021 Six Nations, racking up 86 hits. Your essential guide to this year’s British &… Collapse Expandlast_img read more


Video: Praying for peace, witnessing to solidarity

Posted On Jun 20 2021 by

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Press Release Service The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Tags Featured Events Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Advocacy Peace & Justice, Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Video Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska [Episcopal News Service] Eleven years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the hundreds of people commuting through Newark, New Jersey’s Pennsylvania Station were greeted by a bishop, a rabbi and an imam in prayer. Many of the commuters were heading to New York, and many of those no doubt remembering colleagues, friends and family members who took the same trip 11 years ago but never returned. Diocese of Newark Bishop Mark Beckwith, Rabbi Matthew Gewirtz of Temple B’Nai Jeshurun in Short Hills, New Jersey, and Imam W. Deen Shareef of Masjid Waarith ud Deen in nearby Irvington. They told commuters outside the station that they hoped to be a symbol of peace and solidarity. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Video: Praying for peace, witnessing to solidarity Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI center_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL 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 Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Sep 12, 2012 Ecumenical & Interreligious, Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit an Event Listinglast_img read more


Rapidísimas

Posted On Jun 20 2021 by

first_img Por Onell A. SotoPosted Jan 17, 2013 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET La situación de Venezuela sigue sin tener una solución definitiva. El presidente Hugo Chávez se recupera en un hospital de La Habana, según informes oficiales aunque no ha habido un parte médico independiente, ni se ha visto fotografía alguna del mandatario. Una reciente carta que se dice firmada por Chávez ha creado mayores interrogaciones. Nadie se explica cómo una persona en estado de coma pueda firmar un decreto nombrando a Elías Jagua como ministro de relaciones exteriores. Los comentarios más comunes son sobre constitucionalidad y legitimidad del gobierno de Caracas. La oposición dice que “Venezuela se ha convertido en colonia de Cuba”.Los periódicos de Venezuela han publicado la cara herida y amoreteada del sacerdote Marco Antonio Robayo, pastor de 80 años de la Iglesia San Martín de Porres de Caricuao, Caracas, que recibió una paliza a manos de dos maleantes. Exámenes radiológicos revelan que el clérigo presenta fractura en el hueso occipital del cráneo. Posteriormente se supo que el padre Robayo había perdonado a sus verdugos.Una gran parada de la Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana por las calles de San Pedro de Macorís tuvo lugar recientemente para celebrar los primeros 116 años de la presencia anglicana en la isla y promover un Encuentro en Misión programado para abril. La banda del Ejército Nacional amenizó el evento y una carroza del grupo de jovencitas llamadas “Las Muchachas Nice del Señor” entonó himnos de avivamiento durante el recorrido. El festival concluyó con la una celebración eucarística en la Iglesia de San Esteban presidida por Telésforo Isaac, anterior obispo diocesano.Myrlie Evers-Williams, viuda del activista por los derechos civiles de los negros, tendrá la invocación en el servicio inaugural del segundo mandato del presidente Barack Obama. Su esposo Medgar Evers fue asesinado en 1963 frente a su casa en Jackson, Mississippi durante la lucha por los derechos civiles. La bendición en el mismo acto estará a cargo de Luis León, rector de la Iglesia Episcopal de San Juan, frente a la casa Blanca a la que han asistido los presidentes por decenas de años. León llegó a Estados Unidos con el grupo de 14,000 niños llamado Pedro Pan procedente de Cuba escapando del comunismo. “Salí de Cuba a los 11 años con un cepillo de dientes, una muda de ropa y tres dólares en el bolsillo”, dijo.En una reciente reunión ecuménica en Jerusalén se comentó que la iglesia cristiana es cada vez menor en el Medio Oriente y qué debe hacerse para rectificar esa tendencia. La razón por esa situación es la falta de seguridad que ha hecho que muchas familias se marchen al extranjero en busca de mejores trabajos y condiciones de vida. También se dijo que las iglesias podían ayudar a que inversionistas internacionales inviertan en la zona, aunque dijeron que eso debe ser responsabilidad del gobierno.  La Iglesia Episcopal patrocina 30 instituciones educativas y de salud. “Si no fuera por la ayuda extranjera este ministerio no podría existir”, dijo un trabajador social.Se oye hablar con frecuencia del desarrollo económico de China y las posibilidades de convertirse en la primera potencia mundial. Símbolo de eso es quizás la personalidad y el estilo de Peng Liyuan, la nueva primera dama de la nación, de 49 años. Es bonita, tiene una bella voz de soprano y por 25 años ha actuado en grandes conciertos, ostenta el grado de generala del Ejército y viste a la altura de las grandes figuras del jet set de Nueva York, Paris y Roma. Su actuación de fin de año alcanzó a 770 millones de telespectadores. Pronto viajará por las principales capitales del mundo mostrando su arte y su belleza y hablando maravillas del régimen que representa.A pocas semanas de la masacre de Newtown, el presidente Barack Obama, presentó su plan contra la violencia por armas de fuego. Además, firmó una serie de decretos y exhortó al Congreso a cambiar la legislación. Hablando frente a las familias de las víctimas el presidente dijo “No podemos postergar esto más”. Obama propuso legislación para prohibir las armas de asalto y los cargadores de más de 10 balas. El senador por la Florida, Marco Rubio, repitió su posición de que “las armas no son el problema. Los criminales y los enfermos mentales susceptibles de violencia lo son”. La Asociación Nacional del Rifle, un poderoso grupo, criticó el plan y dijo que “atacar las armas de fuego e ignorar a los niños no es la solución”.ORACIÓN. 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first_imgJoyous celebration of Frances Perkins’ feast day from Maine to D.C. Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI May 14, 2014 at 10:17 pm Thanks be to God for this woman, her icon and this story, which fills in many blanks left by secular accounts of her career. The Episcopal Church of today is largely Frances Perkins’ church in spirit; socially liberal, theologically conservative in the best sense. I doubt there’s a current discussion she couldn’t contribute to. And how wonderful to have her grandson and others who knew her present for this celebration. Thank you, Christiana Adams and ENS. 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 Comments (10) Suzanne Schleck says: Rector Belleville, IL May 16, 2014 at 1:21 pm Here is a quote for you from another press release: Newcastle, Maine, May 5, 2014 – “Charity,” wrote Saint Augustine, “is no substitute for justice withheld.”Frances Perkins (1880 – 1965) lived out these words, having witnessed injustice in the treatment of working men, women, and children in factories and workplaces and in the squalid tenements they called “home.” Inspired by her faith in God, she labored tirelessly throughout her life to ensure justice for all. As she once wrote, “Social justice is part of the implication of loving your neighbor.”“Frances Perkins’ work as secretary of labor in Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s cabinet and her many other accomplishments,” says the Reverend Lu-Anne Conner, Rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Newcastle, “are living reminders that faith combined with perseverance can accomplish great things. I believe that her legacy and her call to us today would be to acknowledge and use our God-given gifts – whatever they may be – to serve Christ by serving others.“In the Episcopal Church, icons help us to see into the heart of God. They are reminders of the living presence of the Holy Spirit – both through the person represented and in our own lives. We are grateful for the gift of the icon of Frances Perkins, who worshiped at St. Andrew’s for 60 years. We hope that it will help both St. Andrew’s and the broader community to see and understand what God can do through ordinary, everyday people.”The Reverend Amelia Hagen of Damariscotta, who is a parishioner at St. Andrew’s and is making this gift, agrees. Long fascinated by Frances Perkins’ remarkable life as both “ordinary woman” and “Holy Woman,” the Reverend Ms. Hagen explains, “It seems as if I’ve always had a connection with her. Before I was ordained, I worked in the field of industrial health and protection as of course she also did.” The horrifying tragedy of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City in which 146 garment workers perished created an even deeper bond. Frances Perkins was an eyewitness: “The Triangle factory fire inspired Frances Perkins to take on the cause of worker protection and safety. This connected me to her on a very personal level. My grandmother worked in the [textile] mills.”Hagen continues, “When I was participating in an iconography workshop in 2013, iconographer Suzanne Schleck and I were talking about Frances Perkins. We had both been thinking of an icon. We decided it was time for Frances Perkins to be recognized.”Ms. Schleck then created the icon and the Reverend Ms. Hagen purchased it as a gift for St. Andrew’s. “Our hope is that when people look at the icon closely, they will find relevance for our times. As the woman who brought us Social Security and other social programs, she would have a lot to say about the working poor today.” Hagen concludes, “Perhaps when people reflect upon the icon, they will understand in a new way that we really need to work to build up our safety nets again. And that in Christ’s Kingdom all are invited to the table and our job is to make that happen now.” Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL May 15, 2014 at 9:57 am John, you can contact me at the above e-mail. Suzanne Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Smithfield, NC May 15, 2014 at 10:39 am Thank you! I will send your comments on to Tomlin and others who may not see this. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Suzanne Schleck says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL Christiana Adams says: Christiana Adams says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 May 16, 2014 at 1:23 pm The Reverend Dr. Alla Renée Bozarth writes:A fitting tribute to all involved in honoring our saint for all people~ complete in her gentle firebrand’s habit of hat and pearls~ herself a Pearl of humanity who did not hesitate to irritate those who did not want to hear, by speaking out in behalf of the needs of the poor, in order to create justice and dignity for all workers of America, following the precepts of Christ to care for those in need and support those seeking to improve conditions and fulfill their human potential for education, meaningful work and the enrichment of society through enlightened conscience and consciousness. Alleluia! Christ lives in the legacy of Frances Perkins! May 15, 2014 at 9:57 am Sorry, the e-mail is [email protected] Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing May 24, 2014 at 3:11 pm Although this is a somewhat belated reply(I’ve been traveling) Frances Perkins was/is a Hero(ine) of mine early on in my educational/professional life starting in the ’60s when I would tell my classmates that I plan to be Secretary of Labor like Frances Perkins…yes, dream on, but in young minds that’s what life is all about. In our dynamic changing society, my focus became adjusted accordingly with more immediate concerns, goals …Nevertheless Thank you so much St. Andrews and the Perkins Family, Please know how greatly so many of us throughout American greatlly appreciate the leadership of President Franklin Roosevelt and his compassionate transformative vision for America in appointing Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins and his international diplomacy for peace and humanitarian outreach(Marshall Plan, etc.) despite all his personal handicaps and political obstacles. The new Frances Perkins icon, written by Iconographer Suzanne Schleck, is displayed May 13 on the altar at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Newcastle, Maine. Photo: Heidi Shott[Episcopal News Service] In her many different roles as public servant but especially as secretary of labor in Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s cabinet, Frances Perkins exemplified these words, working steadfastly and ceaselessly to ensure that the poor and needy in our land “be maintained in health and decency.”“Like Jesus who fed the multitudes rather than turning them away,” the Rev. Lu-Anne Conner of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Newcastle, Maine said, “when Frances Perkins saw the breadlines during the Great Depression, she understood that her work was to ‘go and do likewise.’” And she did – by helping to create Social Security, secure a minimum wage, shorten the work day and end child labor.“Celebrating the [May 13] feast day of Frances Perkins,” said Conner, “is particularly meaningful at St. Andrew’s because Frances Perkins worshiped here for 60 years.“This year our celebration was made even more memorable by the dedication of an icon, a gift of the Rev. Amelia Hagen,”added Perkins’ grandson, Tomlin Coggeshall, who is a St. Andrew’s parishioner and lives at The Brick House in Newcastle – the family home where his grandmother spent so much time.“My grandmother would be both thrilled and humbled. The icon is absolutely beautiful. I feel that my grandmother’s persona will inhabit it more and more over time.”Frances Perkins Center Executive Director Michael Chaney, who attended the dedication, said: “The Frances Perkins icon is a moving image that reminds us of how she placed her secular work in the context of working for God and for the greater good of all people.”In 1905 Frances Perkins joined the Episcopal Church. For the next 60 years, she derived inspiration, solace, and courage from worship and contemplation to carry out her work and to face her personal struggles. During regular weekend retreats at the All Saints Convent in Catonsville, Maryland, she “spent hours pondering spiritual issues and how to lead a godly life in a secular world…. The nuns found her in the early morning hours in the chapel, praying on her hands and knees for guidance,” according to Kirsten Downey in her book about Perkins, The Woman Behind the New Deal.  In Washington, she often attended early morning services during the week at the Parish of Saint James (now Saint Monica and Saint James).Icons as invitation to contemplation and actionUpon seen the Perkins icon for the first time, Heidi Shott, canon for communications and social justice for the Diocese in Maine, said it “gave me tender pause. This beautifully written icon is a tangible object to remind me of what is possible when we use our gifts for God.”And that is exactly what their purpose is, according to iconographer Suzanne Schleck, who wrote the icon.“Icons,” said Schleck, “are an invitation to enter into relationship with God.”Creating them involves artistry and inspiration. The process allows the “icons to come through our hands. As layer upon layer of light is added, a face emerges from the darkness. In both form and content an icon is a parable of hope, and faith in the redeeming love of our God,” Schleck wrote on her website.Creating the icon of Frances Perkins, Schleck found inspiration in the fact that Perkins “put her beliefs and faith into action so effectively.”“Taking care of others,” said Schleck, “is her message to us. when I look at it, it makes me laugh! Yes! It’s possible. You can live that way!”The Rev. Amelia Hagen, right, gives the Frances Perkins icon to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Newcastle, Maine. The Rev. Lu-Anne Conner, St. Andrew’s rector, and Tomlin Coggeshall, Perkins’ grandson, accept the gift. Photo: Heidi ShottBiographer Downey said “It is fitting that Frances Perkins has been immortalized in an icon. She was a profoundly spiritual woman who constantly sought God’s guidance to help give every person in America, as she said, ‘the best possible life.’”The Rev. Charles Hoffacker, a member of the Frances Perkins Center board of directors, commented that “it’s great to see an inspiring icon of this twentieth century saint.”“Her apparel in the icon recalls what she characteristically wore, including her famous hat. The scroll features words with which she described her mission as United States labor secretary and as a Christian called to public service at a time of national crisis.“Saints are reminders to us of how the reign of God is manifest in many times and places. A saint from our society, who lived not so long ago, is a challenge for us to realize God’s mercy is among us now and we are to live in accord with that mercy.”A personal glimpseChristopher Breiseth knew Frances Perkins well. They met when she was a visiting professor at Cornell University and a grandmother.Breiseth, who chairs the Frances Perkins Center board of directors, was a graduate student and president of the Telluride House at Cornell.He and his housemates invited Perkins to live with them at Telluride. Perkins gladly accepted, remarking to friends, “Do you know what those boys have done? I feel like a bride on her wedding night!” Breiseth said here.Breiseth added that Perkins treated everyone with respect, even very tough political and labor leaders. There was an inner confidence combined with humility that reduced barriers, he said. She did not wear her spirituality on her sleeve but one knew in watching her day after day how profoundly religious she was.The celebration of Perkins’ feast day continued down the East Coast on the route she so often traveled by train from Maine to Washington. Speaking at the Episcopal Chaplaincy Mass at Princeton University Chapel, Donn Mitchell, author of “Frances Perkins: Architect of a Gracious Society”, remarked, “The icon signals that the work and witness of Frances Perkins continues to bless us. I hope that it will also inspire us to emulate her steadfast love of the community.”In Washington, D.C., Tomlin Coggeshall delivered the homily at an evening service on May 13 at the Parish of Saint Monica and Saint James, where his grandmother worshiped when in Washington.Coggeshall also met with Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. A portrait of Perkins hangs behind Secretary Perez’s desk. She is, he told Coggeshall, a “gold standard for labor secretaries.”“Her portrait hangs over my desk, so that every day I can be inspired by the example she set and the legacy she left for the department,” Perez said in a statement later released by his office. “She is one of the most extraordinary women in American history, and a guiding light for us as we work to expand opportunity for all.”— Christiana Adams, a parishioner at St. Andrew’s, is a communications consultant and ed May 15, 2014 at 10:39 am Good morning. The icon is now at St. Andrew’s Church. I will check with the rector. Another idea is for you to talk with Suzanne Schleck. Her website is http://www.schleckicons.com/I will talk to Lu-Anne Conner this weekend and get back to you about this.Blessings,Christiana John F. 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