Monthly archives: June, 2021

Scots look to shine on Gold Coast

first_imgLog onto www.scottishrugby.org on Friday morning for the latest updates on how the team are getting on!Scotland 7s squad for the opening three tournaments of the HSBC Sevens World SeriesAdam AsheSam Hidalgo-ClyneStruan DewarJames EddieMichael FedoJames FlemingColin GregorPeter HorneKerr GossmanRoss MillerScott RiddellAndrew Turnbull “We had the benefit of spending three days recovering from the journey and this has given us a smoother week of preparation in the lead up to competition. As ever we are looking to perform well on day one with a view to qualifying for the Cup competition on day two. We have a tough group containing England, Wales and Tonga, so we’ll have to perform to our potential to achieve this.” Scotland Sevens won the Bowl Final during the IRB Sevens tournament at TwickenhamIt’s now less than 48 hours until Scotland 7s open their 2011/12 HSBC Sevens World Series campaign on the Australian Gold Coast.The 12-man squad first face England, at 1.19pm local time (3.19am UK time) before taking on Wales (6.47am) and Tonga (9.14am), in Pool D, during day one (Friday 25 November).Head coach Graham Shiel wants to see the new season off to a flying start with qualification to the Cup competition, held on day two.He said: “Preparations have been very positive for us this season with the new strategy towards Sevens in Scottish Rugby. We’ve had regular access to our squad which has allowed us to spend more time together in advance of travelling. We are well aware of the challenges the HSBC Sevens World Series presents. As part of our preparation we have decided to travel early to Australia to try and overcome the challenges presented to us by the long journey, time change and significant change in temperature. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 22: The Scotland team celebrate wining the Bowl Final during the IRB London Sevens at Twickenham Stadium on May 22, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images) last_img read more

Leicester’s Craig Newby retires due to knee injury

first_img“He is a quality player, his knowledge of the game and his leadership qualities have been very important to us.“It is sad to see his career come to an end due to his knee injury, but we all wish him well in the future and he will always be welcome here.” He was part of Tigers’ Premiership-winning squads of 2009 and 2010, started the Heineken Cup Final in 2009 and collected an LV= Cup winner’s medal in 2012. He also captained the team at the 2011 Aviva Premiership Final at Twickenham.Looking to the future, Newby said: “I’ve made some good mates in England. I love living here and that is something I want to continue to do.“I would like to stay in rugby in some capacity, and coaching does appeal to me.“I’ve worked with a lot of good coaches and top-class players in my career, and I would like to think I have picked up a knowledge of the game that I would like to pass on in a coaching capacity somewhere.”Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill said: “Newbs has been a key member of the squad in his four full seasons at the club. LEICESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 14: Craig Newby of Leicester looks on during the Aviva Premiership semi final match between Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints at Welford Road on May 14, 2011 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Too soon: A knee injury has forced Leicester Tigers back-rower to retireLEICESTER TIGERS back-rower Craig Newby has announced his retirement from professional rugby due to injury.Newby, who has three caps for New Zealand and won a Commonwealth Games gold medal in the All Blacks sevens squad in Manchester in 2002, has played 84 games for Tigers since his arrival in October 2008.He ended last season with a stand-out performance in the Aviva Premiership semi-final in his first league start of the season, but has now been advised to retire due to an injury to his knee.Newby, 33, said: “Coming to Leicester Tigers has been a great experience and I have a lot of good memories from playing for the club.“We’ve been involved in a lot of big games, the semi-finals and finals in the Premiership and in the cup competitions. There have been a lot of highlights.“Outside the rugby, the thing that stands out for me is that, although the club is a big business, it is also like a big family and everyone is very welcoming.”Newby marked his Leicester debut against Sale Sharks in October 2008 by drop-kicking a conversion of a last-minute try by Brett Deacon, and was also successful in the historic shoot-out in the 2009 Heineken Cup semi-final against Cardiff Blues at the Millennium Stadium. He also scored three tries for the club.last_img read more

Lions tour travel guide: Melbourne, a sports lover’s delight

first_imgWhether it’s whizzing round the city on a Harley Davidson or taking in an AFL game at the MCG, we’ve done the digging so you don’t have to. Click here to download your copy. You can also save it to your mobile or tablet device and take it on your travels!Have a good one, and keep us posted with pics from your trip on our Facebook and Twitter accounts! LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Famous landmark: the Melbourne city skyline makes a jagged backdrop to the Shrine of RemembranceBy Deputy Editor Alan PeareyARE YOU one of the lucky fans who gets to experience this year’s Lions tour to Australia? Well, we’ve compiled a summary of the best things to do in each Test-match city during your down time. Next on the list is Melbourne, the place to be for any sports fan.last_img read more

Hotshots: Meet Dragons youngster Jack Dixon

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Centre stage: Dixon in action for Wales U20 I learned a lot from Byron Hayward, Wales U20 coach. I always watched Brian O’Driscoll and Jamie Roberts is a hero of mine. I’ve also learned a lot from Ashley Smith and Pat Leach in training.How was last season?I was set back with injury. I snapped the ligament in my big toe and had to have an operation and was out for four or five months.Aims for this season?I just want to get as much game time as I can for the Dragons. Lee Byrne and Aled Brew have joined, so I am looking forward to playing with them. I’ll be out of the U20s so a senior Welsh cap has to be my next goal. I’m looking to work towards that. When did you first play rugby?I played for Newbridge RFC from when I was nine. My dad was keen on rugby and played for Abertillery so he took me along. It was always my favourite sport.Where do you play?  I’ve always played centre. You get a lot of involvement in the game and get a lot of ball. A lot of opportunities to make big hits as well.When did you join Newport Gwent Dragons?I stayed with Newbridge until U16 level, then went into the Dragons Academy and had a couple of seasons with Bedwas, then started playing for the Dragons.Who’s influenced you? RW verdict: At 6ft 3in and 16st, Dixon, 19, is sure to prove a handful for Dragons’ opponents.This hotshot was first published in the October 2014 edition of Rugby World. Click here to see what’s in this month’s mag!last_img read more

30 Minutes with… Henry Slade

first_img What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on the pitch?Probably Ben White getting his shorts pulled down in the middle of a game. And he wasn’t wearing any pants…Who are the jokers at Exeter Chiefs?Kai Horstmann, Carl Rimmer, Greg Bateman and Ben White are the main four. It’s mainly banter but it’s pretty severe, close-to-the-bone stuff.Do you have any nicknames?The standard is Sladey, but also Rusty because my hair goes a bit ginger in the summer.Do you have any phobias?Snakes. I held one when I was a kid and I hate what they feel like. It’s their texture and the way they move – I don’t ever want to see one.What about bugbears?The lids being left off things like toothpaste. Sam Hill is the worst at it. And he never brings deodorant or toothpaste – he relies on me. It’s little things like that!Who’d be your three dream dinner party guests?David Beckham – he’s cool. Rachel McAdams (actress) because I used to fancy her when I was younger. I can’t think of anyone else so it would just be those two.Fans’ favourite: David Beckham is greeted by fans at an awards ceremony. Photo: ReutersDo you have any superstitions?Quite a few but they’re hard to explain. I’m quite OCD so pretty much everything in life has a routine. Everything has to be done left first and then right, but that’s just the start. It’s too detailed to go into and if something isn’t right I’ll start again. Like if I’m packing clothes away, everything has to be folded in the same perfect symmetry. And my wardrobe is colour coordinated.Do your team-mates try to mess things up?Yes! When I lived with a few of the boys they would go into my room and mess it up. I’d have to start tidying up straightaway.If you could be any of your team-mates, who would it be?It would probably be Dave Ewers because I’d like to be really strong.What’s your most embarrassing moment?I’m sure there are lots but I can’t think of any. Probably missing a conversion from in front of the posts this season against Newcastle. It was bang in front of the posts!If you could have one superpower, what would it be?Super-strength. That would be really handy in life.Who’d play you in a film of your life?Brad Pitt. He’s a cool guy and I like to be perceived as being cool. On the ball: Henry Slade trained with the senior England squad during the Six Nations. Photo: Getty ImagesWhat’s the silliest thing you’ve ever bought?I don’t know if it’s silly, but I bought this big, soft chair for the corner of my room. It was a lot of money and afterwards I thought ‘Why have I done that?’ But I do use it.What’s your guilty pleasure?Taylor Swift’s music, and pancakes with Nutella and whipped cream.Who would you like to be stuck in a lift with?Ben White – only he’ll know why.What would you like to achieve outside of rugby?To be honest I’ve not thought a lot about it but I probably should come up with something.How would you like to be remembered?Just as a nice guy who worked hard and was alright at rugby. Eye-catching: Henry Slade touches down for Exeter Chiefs this season. Photo: Action Images LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Exeter Chiefs fly-half Henry Slade talks Taylor Swift, OCD and snakes This article appeared in the May 2015 edition of Rugby World. For the latest subscription offers click here and to download the digital edition click here.last_img read more

Saracens and Scotland wing Sean Maitland

first_imgWhat’s your most embarrassing moment?Probably being told to pull my head in by Richie McCaw. I was playing for the Crusaders in Cape Town in a Super Rugby semi-final against the Stormers when I was 22, so pretty young. I scored a try and then celebrated into the camera. Richie was there and he’s really old school. He told me to pull my head in and get back to halfway.In the clear: Sean Maitland breaks v the Stormers with Richie McCaw in support (Getty Images)Who’d you like to be stuck in a lift with?Alex Goode. He just talks so much s*** it would take my mind off being stuck in a lift. He would keep me occupied because he wouldn’t shut up!What’s your guilty pleasure?I love eating Nutella straight out of the jar! If I know it’s there, I’ll have a little bit. It’s not good for the skin folds but I have a sweet tooth.If you could have one superpower, what would it be?Could I be Batman? He doesn’t need superpowers, he’s just ‘the man’. I’m a big superhero fan and I could say to fly, but I’d like to be Batman.Who would be your three dream dinner party guests?First of all, Tiger Woods because I love golf and love Tiger. Roger Federer – I absolutely idolise him. My last? LeBron James because I’m a massive NBA fan.Tennis great: Roger Federer in action (Getty Images)Do you have any hidden talents?I can beatbox. I’m actually pretty s*** and I wouldn’t say it’s a talent, but I do it for the boys at Saracens, give them a beat when we’re in a circle before training.If your house was on fire, what would you save? People and pets are safe.My PlayStation and my guitar – I still have a little jam here and there. I could carry the PlayStation in my left hand and the guitar in my right.What would you like to achieve outside of rugby?I’d like to open my own coffee shop or café. I love coffee and I love good food, good breakfasts. It would have eggs Benedict and nice produce. I’d like to do it here in St Albans but I think I’ll move back to Christchurch after rugby. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This article originally appeared in the March 2019 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. TAGS: Saracens Wing Sean Maitland talks embarrassing moments, sexy team-mates and Batman in this offbeat Q&A Downtime with… Saracens and Scotland wing Sean MaitlandWhat’s the funniest thing you’ve seen or heard on the pitch?One of the players at the Crusaders – I won’t name names – once ran onto the pitch at the start of the game and said to himself, “I think I just had a little poop”!Do you have any phobias?I hate heights. When you’re on a bridge or up a skyscraper and you look down, that absolutely terrifies me.What about superstitions?I have a few. I like to wear the same tights under my shorts. I never wear black boots – I don’t like them and I feel slow. I’ll wear white ones or boots that are a little bit out there. I have the same pre-match food of pasta and salmon.It’s simple things about how I prepare and what I like to do before a game; I don’t like changing that too much.Who are the jokers in the Saracens and Scotland squads?There are a few big characters in the Saracens team. Richard Barrington is the man always singing Saracens remix songs and around the training ground he’s always joking and making the boys laugh. Alex Goode is a bit of a joker, too, and gives the boys energy.Comedy line-up: Greig Laidlaw, Stuart Hogg, Sean Maitland and Ryan Wilson during the anthem (Getty Images)With Scotland, Hoggy (Stuart Hogg) is up there – he’s always jumping out and giving boys frights. Ryan Wilson makes gags here and there in team meetings.What’s your nickname?Skux. It’s not self-proclaimed! It’s something we call each other back home in New Zealand if someone thinks they’re the man; it’s taking the p*** really.When I joined Glasgow, the Scotland boys caught on and started calling me it. It’s stuck from Glasgow to Scotland to Saracens. But it’s not self-proclaimed – make sure that explanation is there or Kiwi boys will think, ‘Freaking hell, he calls himself that!’Is there anything that annoys you?People who flip bottles – I freaking hate that. I see the young boys trying to do it all the time.If you could be any of your team-mates, who’d it be?Marcelo Bosch. He’s a sexy man. And is still going at 35! Fist pump: Sean Maitland celebrates during this year’s Six Nations (Getty Images) last_img read more

Labyrinths: A sure path to amazement

first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR By Pat McCaughan and Sharon SheridanPosted Mar 20, 2013 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Knoxville, TN Rick Furman says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska March 21, 2013 at 8:13 am I can relate to being on my knees as I have been building the labyrinth at The Church of the Resurrection, in Nicholasville, KY. There is a spiritual connection to the earth, the open sky, the labyrinth and to God; an inner-connection that unites me to the nature around me. This has been a multi-year project that should be finished this year. Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA March 21, 2013 at 1:12 pm I first walked the labyrinth at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. As I did so, I felt like the tinman from Oz who had been out in the rain for years and gotten rusted over. As I walked towards the center I could feel the rust flaking off with every step. We have a portable,40-foot wide canvas labyrinth at my Episcopal church, the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Charles, LA. My wife, Martha is the facilitator. 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 September 23, 2013 at 2:43 pm Here is one you have never walked, virtually that is.http://www.stmarg.org/labyrinth.html Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Emily Simpson says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing Hugh Lander says: 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 Rector Belleville, IL Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Paul Edwards says: Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Shreveport, LA March 25, 2013 at 4:30 pm Wonderful article! Would you be able to post any resoruces about specific mediations for the labyrinth? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis center_img Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Comments (7) March 26, 2013 at 7:16 pm There are two magnificent labyrinths at the Grace Cathedral in San Francisco – one outdoor and a superb limestone labyrinth in the nave of the Cathedral. The Rev Dr Lauren Artress is considered by many to be the mother of the modern labyrinth movement. She instigated the construction of both labyrinths after working for many years with a tapestry or carpet version of the Chartres labyrinth in the Grace Cathedral. Rev. Artress founded a non-profit organisation called Veriditas, ‘gathering, training and inspiring people on the path’. Veriditas holds pilgrimages to the Chartres Cathedral in France, in May and September, called “Walking a Sacred Path”. This is also the title of her best selling book, from which the labyrinth movement evolved. Go to http://www.veriditas.org to find out more about their work and the magnificent pilgrimages in France. Come join us! Labyrinths: A sure path to amazement Comments are closed. An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Featured Jobs & Calls March 21, 2013 at 1:29 pm There is a wonderful one in the middle of downtown Valparaiso, IN at the First United Methodist Church. Outside, it is surrounded by flowers and bushes donated by parishioners. What a great oasis open to all! Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group March 22, 2013 at 10:53 am I have built an outside labyrinth on the hill in our monastery ( Mariya uMama weThemba Monastery) in Grahamstown, South Africa out of stones. It is indeed a good spiritual exercise to build one and to walk one. I always wondered how I can best teach the labyrinth to the Sunday School kids. The article above gave me an idea. I like the concept of “praying with your body”..I hope the kids will understand. Thanks again Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Martha Sullens says: Josias Morobi says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Jamie Whelan says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Hopkinsville, KY David Joyal and his son, Aidan, stamp patterns on the path of a labyrinth as part of an intergenerational project at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Morristown, New Jersey. Photo/Sharon Sheridan[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Robert Wyatt has “never met a labyrinth he hasn’t walked,” and each “metaphorical journey” brings deeper, sometimes surprising, revelations.“When I first walked it, it occurred to me that it never helped to look more than one step [ahead],” recalled Wyatt, rector of St. Helena’s Episcopal Church in Burr Ridge, Illinois, which boasts a 30- by 30-foot square labyrinth.He had another realization: Two people on the path at the same time can offer an important point of reference. And a third: “If you just stay on the path you’ll always get to the center. It’s not a maze, it’s a path to the center and back out to the world.”Labyrinths may be located indoors or outside and vary in size and shape; besides the prayer paths that people walk, virtual and hand-held versions are available for mini spiritual rejuvenations. The ancient tradition of labyrinths predates Christianity but is enjoying a revived popularity within the Episcopal Church. They mean various things to different people, and each encounter almost always is an intensely personal experience, Wyatt said.“One way to understand the labyrinth is as a metaphorical journey to the Holy Land,” said Wyatt, who aims to walk one in Wales and another at Our Lady of Reims Cathedral in Reims, France.“Their origins are lost in the mist of the human past, but it can be seen as a pilgrimage, as a spiritual journey,” he said. “You can walk it to unburden yourself, for purgation, to get to the middle, pause, stand, meditate, so at that point you can unburden yourself and pray for illumination. And, as you walk out, you might pray for unification with God and God’s purpose for you.”Or, you can do it for fun.Like Lauren Watson, 8, of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown, New Jersey, in the Diocese of Newark, where on March 10 families decorated two labyrinths on 11- by 14-foot canvases. Church members and visitors will be invited to walk the prayer paths on Maundy Thursday as part of their Holy Week journey.“I think it’s really good, so fun with all the stars and the crazy stuff like the cactus,” said Watson, who helped decorate the labyrinth pathways using acrylic paints and foam stamps in shapes ranging from angels and stars to lions, fish, ladybugs and coyotes. A large A was painted in the center of one, an O in the middle of the other, symbolizing God the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and end.Gabrielle Seib-Napolitan, 8, said she thought walking the labyrinth would “feel like a rainbow” in her heart.During Lent, members of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown, New Jersey, drew two labyrinths on 11- by 14-foot canvas drop cloths, then used foam stamps and acrylic paints to decorate the pathways with images of everything from angels and stars to lions, fish, ladybugs and coyotes. A large A was painted in the center of one, an O in the middle of the other, symbolizing God the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and end. On Maundy Thursday, parishioners will have the opportunity to walk the labyrinths as part of their Holy Week journey. Photo/Sharon SheridanThe Rev. Melissa Hall, St. Peter’s assistant rector and director of youth education, said teaching children about labyrinths gives them a new way to experience and think about prayer. “We are very hierarchical in our prayer and how we teach children to pray. We always pray up … It’s very reserved. It’s a transcendent God.”But walking the labyrinth “is very present, internal, personal between you and God,” she said. “You’re looking down as your pray … The words don’t matter. You’re praying with your body.”It helps adults, too.When adults first approach a labyrinth and ask what to do, Hall tells them to say the familiar Lord’s Prayer while they’re walking. Invariably, as they move along the path, “they get lost in it,” she said. “They all of a sudden realize they’re not saying anything at all.”Finding inner peaceSandy DeGraff had never seen, much less walked, a labyrinth until she left a church office in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, years ago after making burial arrangements for her mother, who had died after a long illness.DeGraff was grief-stricken and paperwork-weary when she saw the labyrinth. She did what just seemed natural: She stepped out onto its path.“Ever since, I’ve been a strong labyrinth advocate,” said DeGraff, 67, chair of a committee to build a labyrinth in front of Holy Family Episcopal Church in Fresno, California, in the Diocese of San Joaquin.“As I started around the labyrinth, I thought about my mother and what we’d just gone through and how important she was to my little family … and about the funeral and everything leading up to this moment,” she said, breaking into tears. “She was a wonderful mother, a wonderful grandmother to my two sons.”She discovered she was at the labyrinth’s center. “I said a prayer for my mother and a sense of peace washed over me,” she recalled. “It started at the top of my head and came down on me like a shower. I felt it from head to toe, and I knew that it was going to be OK. I said another prayer to God, thanking him for giving her to us.”On her way out, an idea occurred to her to preserve her mother’s memory by writing a book for subsequent generations. “By the time I finished the labyrinth, I was totally at peace, totally fine,” she said. “It had been difficult, but we made it through. I knew we’d go on, that Mother was still a part of us, and I’ve never stopped having that sense of peace.”Now she hopes to offer to others similar “pleasant walks with God.” DeGraff regards creating the labyrinth at her church “more for people outside Holy Family than people who are in Holy Family.”A January fundraiser jump-started the process of raising the $45,000 needed. When completed, the labyrinth will resemble the 11-circuit rosette design of the Chartres Cathedral in France “because it’s so well-known,” said the Rev. Michele Racusin, rector.“It will be grey and a reddish color. We see it as a tool for evangelism and welcome and prayer,” she said, adding that she hopes to break ground within a few months.Both Racusin and DeGraff said they believed the labyrinth’s presence would telegraph an invitation to community members to take their own metaphorical journeys. They hope to convey that, while “the church is a sacred space, [it also is] a place of prayer open to the entire community, to anyone who needs it,” DeGraff said.Personalized constructionJay and Connie Moody also used the Chartres Cathedral design when they built a labyrinth last September at St. Thomas the Apostle Center in Cody in the Diocese of Wyoming.They added a personal touch to the construction. “We invited everyone in the diocese to bring rocks for it, so we have a good representation from across the diocese with the stones,” said Jay Moody, 62, resident manager of the 300-acre year-round retreat center.The result was more than 1,800 stones – each roughly 10 inches wide, a foot high and three inches thick – arranged vertically to form the six-petal rose center design and surrounding circular paths. Gravel fills the areas between the lines.“We wanted to be able to place the stones deeply enough so they wouldn’t fall over,” Moody said.“We have a great mix here – sandstones in various colors and also volcanic rock,” said Moody, who walks the labyrinth regularly, weather permitting.Building the labyrinth was meaningful, he said. “When you’re doing a project like this, it’s a silent time. It gave me an opportunity to connect with this place in a more spiritual way.”After a contractor leveled the area, approximately 70 feet in diameter, the couple laid the stones.“We felt the labyrinth would add to the depth of the experience of having a retreat here,” Moody said, “because it really represents what we try to do at the center,” located a short distance from Yellowstone National Park.“It is really our goal when folks come here that they can leave the busy-ness of their everyday lives behind and are able to quiet their minds and to leave here with more open hearts and a bit more insightful about their own spirituality and a little bit more at peace with their relationship with the world,” he said. “We really feel the labyrinth embodies that.”It also became an intensely personal experience for him.“As I laid the stones, I thought about what the pathways really meant as I was building them,” he recalled. “Essentially, you walk the path and are trying to move away, to free yourself from the trials and tribulations and influences of daily life. Many times, I was literally on my hands and knees, praying and placing the rocks.”— The Rev. Pat McCaughan and Sharon Sheridan are Episcopal News Service correspondents. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC last_img read more

Voluntarios episcopales en Misión ofrece oportunidades para que adultos sirvan…

first_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Anglican Communion, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Posted Jan 31, 2017 Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Press Release Rector Collierville, TN Missionaries Submit a Job Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Tags [31 de enero del 2017] A medida que la Iglesia Episcopal relanza a los Voluntarios Episcopales en Misión, se invita a los candidatos adultos interesados a considerar las oportunidades de compartir y aprender en lugares a lo largo de la Comunión Anglicana.“Estamos relanzando este programa misionero existente desde hace mucho tiempo para concienciar a las personas de las oportunidades que tienen los episcopales de todas las edades de vivir, trabajar y orar junto a otros anglicanos /episcopales de todo el mundo”, explicó el reverendo David Copley, director de Alianzas Globales de la Iglesia Episcopal y Personal de la Misión. “Esta es una oportunidad para vivir su fe y para escuchar y aprender de otros, que hacen lo mismo”.Mediante los Voluntarios Episcopales en Misión, los episcopales adultos  laicos u ordenados (de 30 y más años) dedican de seis a 12 meses de voluntariado en un área de la Comunión Anglicana. Aunque el ministerio de la presencia es de primera importancia, en el pasado los voluntarios han contribuido como maestros, contadores, médicos, administradores, teólogos, agricultores, capellanes y en muchas otras áreas del ministerio.Los Voluntarios Episcopales en Misión no es diferente del Cuerpo de Servicio de los Jóvenes Adultos. “El Cuerpo de Servicio de los Jóvenes Adultos o YASC, como lo llamamos, es muy exitoso y la participación y el interés en el programa continúan creciendo”, continuó Copley. “A menudo se nos pregunta si hay oportunidades similares para los episcopales mayores de 30 años de servir de la misma manera. Esperamos que el relanzamiento del programa de Voluntarios Episcopales en Misión permita, a quienes se sientan llamados a servir a nivel internacional, cumplir con ese llamado”.“El servicio misionero puede ser una gran manera de fortalecer las relaciones de compañerismo entre las diócesis y las congregaciones”, dijo Elizabeth Boe, Oficial del Personal para el Compromiso en la Misión Global. “Estamos encantados de ofrecer esta oportunidad de participar en el servicio misionero global para ayudar a apoyar las iniciativas misioneras locales de las diócesis a través de la Iglesia Episcopal”.Aquí se encuentran información, requisitos y aplicaciones.Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto con Boe en [email protected] o (212) 716-6381.La Comunión Anglicana es la reunión de iglesias anglicanas y episcopales de todo el mundo. Hoy, la Comunión Anglicana cuenta con más de 85 millones de fieles en 44 iglesias regionales y nacionales miembros en más de 165 países. La Iglesia Episcopal es miembro de la Comunión Anglicana. 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Preparing for Primates 2017 – Archbishop Francisco de Assis da…

first_img Rector Bath, NC Posted Sep 21, 2017 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Preparing for Primates 2017 – Archbishop Francisco de Assis da Silva Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 center_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Primates Meeting 2017 Primates Meeting, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Francisco de Assis da Silva, primate of the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil, looks ahead to the Oct. 2-6 Primates Meeting and explains tackling human trafficking must be on the agenda. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Anglican Communion, Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Human Trafficking, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJlast_img read more

Hawaii Episcopalians displaced by volcano as congregation organizes relief efforts

first_imgHawaii Episcopalians displaced by volcano as congregation organizes relief efforts 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Advocacy Peace & Justice, Vernon Sheldon-Witter 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 Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Comments (1) 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Comments are closed. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN center_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector Albany, NY Lava is seen spewing from fissures in the Puna District of Hawaii Island, east of the Kilauea volcano. The eruptions and lava flows have displaced 2,000 residents since they began May 3. Photo: Hawaii County Civil Defense[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians in Hawaii have thrown their support behind volcano relief efforts this month as lava, ash and toxic gas from eruptions of Kilauea continue to destroy homes, prompt evacuations and disrupt life in the Puna District of what is known as the Big Island.The evacuations have displaced about 2,000 people in the island’s southeast corner, including some members of Church of the Holy Apostles in Hilo, which is about a half-hour north of the evacuation zone. Of the six Episcopal congregations on Hawaii’s Big Island, Holy Apostles is closest to the volcano and its line of active fissures.The Diocese of Hawaii, based in Honolulu on Oahu, has been in regular contact with the Rev. Katlin McCallister, the priest-in-charge at Holy Apostles, as her congregation tends to members affected by the volcano and donates money and supplies to the broader disaster response. The church has pinned a list to the top of its Facebook page detailing the many ways Episcopalians can lend a hand.Despite the scale of the disaster and the continued threat it poses, McCallister has been encouraged by how people across the community have banded together, especially the interfaith coalition that includes Holy Apostles.“The way that the faith groups have been able to rise to the occasion and work together is … the kingdom Christ is calling us toward, the unified body,” McCallister told Episcopal News Service. “It’s truly inspiring, and I really think it’s a testament to what we can do. We are stronger together.”Holy Apostles, with an annual Sunday attendance of about 120, draws members from across a large geographic area, and several members have been directly affected by the disaster. One family lost its home and farm to the lava flows. About five other member families have had to flee the evacuation zone. The spokeswoman for the mayor’s office also is a Holy Apostles member and has been working tirelessly since the eruptions started May 3, McCallister said.May 23 evening #HVO #Kilauea update #Kilauea: Lava & ground cracking continue in East Rift Zone. New ocean entry N of MacKenzie State Park, 2 total. Frequent small ash emissions at summit. Small summit earthquakes continue (largest M3.5). https://t.co/7sDZqcOJ5s #KilaueaErupts pic.twitter.com/ii7eWB2ohP— USGS Volcanoes (@USGSVolcanoes) May 24, 2018Unlike hurricanes and other severe weather disasters, which devastate an area and give way to relief efforts, a volcano is an extended emergency as long as it’s erupting. Relief efforts need to begin even as authorities are still in crisis mode.In the case of Kilauea, eruptions are still being reported in the Lower East Rift Zone and the middle part of its fissure system, which is east of the volcano’s main crater. The residential developments of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens have been hit hard by lava flows and ground cracking, according to the daily updates from the Big Island’s county government. About 50 structures have been destroyed, including two dozen homes.The lava’s encroachment on a geothermal power plant raised additional concerns this week, and authorities are working with the utility to secure the plant’s wells.The lava flow also has crossed Highway 137 on its path to the ocean, cutting off all but one potential ground evacuation route for about 1,000 residents remaining in the Kalapana area, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. The Hawaii Army National Guard said May 23 that it had two military helicopters available to assist with new evacuations if necessary.Those Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallions “can basically evacuate a whole subdivision of 500 people within two hours,” said Janet Snyder, the Holy Apostles member who works as spokesperson for Hawaii Island Mayor Harry Kim.Fissure 22 jets 160+ ft into the air; three short videos show fissure complex in Kīlauea Volcano’s Lower East Rift Zone, May 22, 2018. https://t.co/cF2LtmpkrT pic.twitter.com/ebkFZcPnL9— USGS Volcanoes (@USGSVolcanoes) May 24, 2018The volcano also is spewing ash, sometimes in plumes as high as 8,000 feet, and wind is carrying some of the ash west, affecting communities in the neighboring Kau District. Air quality in the Puna District has worsened because of sulfur dioxide from the eruption.Authorities have been distributing masks this week to shield from the ash, but the masks don’t protect against gases and vapors. That is why air purifiers are needed in the area, especially in schools, McCallister said, and her congregation is working to raise money to help buy the equipment.The church is partnering with other faith groups, government agencies, social service agencies and nonprofit organizations to coordinate local relief efforts. McCallister also has been talking with Episcopal Relief & Development about ways the agency can assist.Holy Apostles created its own Kilauea Relief Fund to collect donations from across the diocese and beyond to pay for a long list of items, including blankets, pillows, clothing, air purifiers and rental assistance. The church offered its parking lot for displaced residents wishing to camp in their cars rather than stay at emergency shelters, though only one family has regularly taken the church up on that offer. Most people are staying with family members or friends, McCallister said.And McCallister has provided pastoral care for members displaced by the volcano.“It’s an emotional situation for people. We’re talking about homes and lives, cultural heritage. Family heritage is a deep, deep part of life here,” she said, and for families who have lived in the same home for generations, it is hard to suddenly leave that behind.Lava follows the path of steepest descent to the ocean. Here is the May 21 fissure and flow map. https://t.co/vBjYPHG5Wd pic.twitter.com/mj2YLzzc6C— USGS Volcanoes (@USGSVolcanoes) May 22, 2018Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick pledged the support of the Diocese of Hawaii early on, issuing a statement May 4 to say he was coordinating with Holy Apostles to help those most in need.“Though the Puna District of the Big Island is less populated than other areas of the state, the more available affordable housing prices have led to an enormous increase in development in Puna and have made this district the fastest growing area on that island,” Fitzpatrick said. “It is also an area with fewer resources and support systems. Some of those impacted will include the most vulnerable.”McCallister’s congregation and its community partners have been deliberate in reaching out to all who need help in this difficult time.“While the folks of my congregation are well cared for and we’re making sure that they have everything they need long term, there are people out there that don’t have a community like that,” she said. “What the wider community is trying to do is make sure no one is forgotten and no one falls through he cracks.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tags Course Director Jerusalem, Israel By David PaulsenPosted May 24, 2018 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY May 25, 2018 at 6:07 pm As a Parishioner and a member of the Vestry we are in the thick of the relief effort for those whose lives have been uprooted by this disaster. Our Priest Pastor Kaitlin has done a tremendous job raising our consciousness and advocating with the Parish ways we can help. She is a joy and inspiration. Meanwhile the lava keeps flowing,homes and lives are being destroyed. Please consider giving as you are able to the relief efforts going on in the Puna District. 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