Thursday, July 05, 2012

General Convention 2012

July 5, 2012

I will be adding links to news on GenCon77 as I can...

Presiding bishop's sermon at General Convention’s Opening Eucharist

Prayer for GC2012

Sexuality among key issues Episcopalians will confront at General Convention

A.S. Haley: Ships Passing in the Night: Opening Remarks at GC77
If I were a Deputy attending the 77th General Convention this week, I might be tempted to leave right after hearing the opening remarks of the Presiding Bishop, Dr. [of oceanography] Katharine Jefferts Schori, followed thereafter by the opening remarks of the HoD President, Dr. [of divinity, hon. causa] Bonnie Anderson. Comparing the two speeches side-by-side is a deadly exercise, and listening to them back-to-back must have been dispiriting....

Gay fingernails

Tweets and Twitters out in full force at GC2012
The first clue that the two big guns of General Convention were about to speak was when Rick P tweeted: ‏"The House of Deputies is gathering for the presentations by the Presiding Bishop and the President of the House of Deputies."

Follow the thread of the tweets to see how the thoughts flowed and unfold as Katharine Jefferts Schori and Bonnie Anderson's HOD make their respective opening remarks to the House of Deputies. See how the Convention's chief officers' words are received and interpreted by the live as-it-is-happening tweeters and witness what is happening around them...

Twitter hashtag if you want to follow there: #gc77

A lot of info at TitusOneNine


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