Wales lose again at Junior World Cup

first_imgWales mounted a mini comeback with tries for Scarlets prop Rhodri Jones and London Irish-bound Steve Shingler, but Matthew Morgan was unable to add the extras on this occasion.Wales were never able to stamp their authority on the game and Fiji added two further tries of their own, a second for Talebula and one for replacement scrum half Eliki Sicinilawa, the first converted by Lalagavesi.Wales team manager Mark Taylor said, “Tonight’s performance was hugely disappointing. We totally underperformed and there are no excuses. “We lost our shape very quickly, we weren’t direct enough in our play and we didn’t follow the game plan. We kicked away too much ball, we made handling errors and basically enabled Fiji to score points through our mistakes. We have to look hard at ourselves as a group after this performance.”Wales scorers: Tries: Dale Ford, Rhodri Jones, Steve Shingler; Con: Matthew Morgan; Pen: Matthew Morgan.Yellow card: Liam Williams (46mins) PADOVA, ITALY – JUNE 22: (L-R) Ross Jones #15 of Walles is tackled by Solomoni Rosolea #12 of Fiji during the IRB Junior World Championship match between Wales and Fiji at Plebiscito Stadium on June 22, 2011 in Padova, Italy. (Photo by Dino Panato/Getty Images) Ross Jones of Walles is tackled by Solomoni Rosolea of FijiWales Under 20 suffered at the hands of Fiji with a 34-20 loss in the fifth place semi-final of the Junior World Championship in Italy.Wales are now set to play Ireland in the seventh place play-off at Treviso on Sunday (12.00 noon).There were three tries apiece, but Fiji were more disciplined on the night, with Wales giving away possession and crucial penalties.Fiji were first on the scoreboard, with a penalty in the twelfth minute for wing Josateki Lalagavesi between two missed kicks for Matthew Morgan. Lalagavesi missed a second attempt before outside half Metuisela Talebula touched down for the first try, converted by Lalagavesi, taking the score to 10-0. Scarlets centre Dale Ford reduced the deficit with a try after 34 minutes, converted by Morgan, but Lalagavesi’s second penalty of the half took the half-time score to 13-7.Both teams went down to 14 men for a period, first Fijian centre Solomoni Rasolea was yellow carded at the end of the first half, before Wales wing Liam Williams was sent to the sin bin six minutes into the second half.Fiji extended their lead after the break with three more Lalagavesi penalties to one for Matthew Morgan early in the second half. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Fiji scorers: Tries: Talebula (2), Sicinilawa; Cons: Lalagavesi (2); Pens: Lalagavesi (5).Yellow card: Rasolea (40mins)Wales team: Ross Jones (Ospreys / Bridgend)Liam Williams (Llanelli)Dale Ford (Scarlets / Llanelli)Lewis Robling (Dragons / Newport)Eli Walker (Ospreys / SwanseaSteve Shingler (London Irish)Matthew Morgan (Ospreys / Swansea)Lewis Jones (Blues / Pontypridd)Jonathan Evans (Dragons / Newport)Rhodri Jones (Scarlets / Llanelli)Jamie Sollis (Dragons / Cross Keys)Will Griff John (Blues / Pontypridd)Will Taylor (Ospreys / Swansea)Macauley Cook (Blues / Cardiff) CaptainCory Hill (Blues / Pontypridd)Edward Siggery (London Irish)Thomas Young (Cardiff Blues)Luke Hamilton (Blues / Glamorgan Wanderers)Ben Thomas (Ospreys / Bridgend)last_img read more

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Get to know Welsh workhorse Luke Charteris

first_imgCharteris will be part of a young Wales squad determined to make history, by claiming a spot in the RWC finalOne of the great things about rugby is the central role of the unsung hero. You know the guy, he’s in every successful team, smashing into rucks, carrying the ball up and making sure the set-piece is running like clockwork. In the Welsh team one of the players who rarely gets the plaudits but is the key reason players like Jamie Roberts and Mike Phillips get over the gain-line is Luke Charteris, the Dragons lock who made a huge breakthrough in this World Cup. When he was picked ahead of Bradley Davies for the opening game against South Africa, a few eyebrows were raised back home but not in the squad, where he is highly regarded, especially by head coach Warren Gatland.So is Charteris bothered about his current graft-without-glory role? “What the management ask from the front five is for us to make our tackles and hit as many rucks as you can,” he tells me in Wellington. “We’re the workhorses if you like, but that’s why we have a mobile and fit front five, to play the style of game we want.“The idea is if we can do all of that work it frees up guys like Tobes (Faletau) to get their hands on the ball and cause some damage. I haven’t got the skills or gas to be in the backs so you have to make the best of what you’ve got. It’s a team game. It doesn’t matter who gets over the whitewash as long as we get the win.”Ankle, elbow and knee problems restricted Charteris to 25 caps in seven years before this World Cup, but he might have doubled that tally if he had stayed fit because Gatland has selected him whenever he’s been injury-free. “Any professional player is up and down with injuries – it’s a fact of life so you can’t let it get you down,” he says. “I got caps back in 2004, but last season was the first time I had really put together a whole season of being fit – I managed to get my body in a good place and get my confidence back.“All you can do is try to stay fit and put in the performances. If that means you get selected then happy days. All I need to focus on now is keeping that spot in the Wales team. “Warren has been here for a few years now and we all know what is expected from us, what we have to do to get in the team. Pulling on the Welsh jersey is massive for me, such an honour, and it brings it home to you when you see the amazing support we’ve had in New Zealand.”When the going got really tough for Wales in their second pool match against Samoa, it was Alun Wyn Jones, not Charteris, who was taken off for Davies late on. The Dragon’s line speed and defensive abilities had been key to keeping the Samoans at bay. He was the first person into the tackle, leading the line time and again. He now cuts a much more powerful figure than the ‘beanpole’ who made his Wales debut in 2004. He’s been 6ft 9in since his teens, but in recent years he has bulked up to 19st 4lb.One of Wales’ biggest problems in recent years has been their failure to perform at the lineout. That all changed at the World Cup, when Charteris helped them match the usually supreme South Africans. “Our aim was to control the ball and control territory. We did that but had two lapses in concentration and a team of that quality will punish you,” he says of the 17-16 defeat. “We’ve put a lot of work into the lineout and it’s paying off. Huw Bennett’s throwing in was awesome and the unit went well.”Jones calls the lineout but Charteris takes over if he goes off. “Whether Alun Wyn is calling or I am it doesn’t matter – it’s something we’ve both done all of our lives. We help each other out.”Wales are lucky at the moment because they have a trio of locks that complement each other. All three will play in every big game and the starting two are under extra pressure to perform. “You have one slightly off game and you’re back out of the team – we all know that and appreciate that competition is important to the success of the team,” says Charteris. “Bradley and Alun Wyn are both quality players and it’s great to play alongside them. Off the field I can’t speak highly enough of them as well. We spent so much time as a squad in the summer that the boys are really tight.” Charteris also enjoys a close and happy relationship with his Dragons team-mates – an important factor in his decision to stay loyal to the Gwent side despite having chances to move to other Welsh regions and the Aviva Premiership.“Loyalty is very important to me,” he says. “It’s my tenth year at the Dragons and although we haven’t necessarily got the success we wanted, it’s been a really enjoyable time because of the people there. You need to be happy in whatever you do and that is what I have at the Dragons. We’re starting to build a team there now and hopefully we can start pushing higher up the leagues.”This article appeared in the November 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine. Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK. Or you may prefer the digital edition on your MAC, PC, or iPad. Would you like to sign up to Rugby World’s excellent weekly email newsletter? 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McLaughlin will captain Leinster against Treviso

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Heinke van der Merwe makes his 49thappearance for the province and the South African is joined by Richardt Strauss and Nathan White in the front row.There will be the usual ‘Family Day’ activity around the ground from 5.30pm. Meanwhile, ticket sales for Thursday’s game have passed the 15,600 mark and there will be tickets on sale on the gate. Tickets are on sale from the Leinster Rugby Store (Donnybrook), Spar (Donnybrook) and Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. Starting XV:15: Isa Nacewa14: Darren Hudson13: Brendan Macken12: Colm O’Shea11: Fionn Carr10: Ian Madigan9: Isaac Boss1: Heinke van der Merwe2: Richardt Strauss3: Nathan White4: Damian Browne5: Devin Toner6: Kevin McLaughlin (C)7: Shane Jennings8: Leo Auva’aReplacements:16: Tom Sexton17: Jack McGrath18: Jamie Hagan19: Mark Flanagan20: Jordi Murphy21: John Cooney22: Noel Reid23: Andrew Boyle DUBLIN, IRELAND – APRIL 09: Kevin McLaughlin of Leinster looks on during the Heineken Cup quarter final match between Leinster and Clermont Auvergne at the RDS on April 9, 2010 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Kevin McLaughlin returns to captain LeinsterThe Leinster team to face Benetton Treviso in Thursday night’s RaboDirect PRO12 clash in the RDS (KO: 7.05pm) has been named.Dubliner Colm O’Shea will make his debut for the province and the 21-year-old former Belvedere College SJ centre – who has featured in four British & Irish Cup games so far this season – will form a midfield partnership with Brendan Macken in a team mixed with youth and experience.Isaac Boss links up with Ian Madigan at half back, with Fionn Carr forming a pacey back three alongside Darren Hudson and Isa Nacewa.Kevin McLaughlin leads the team after recovering from injury and is named in a back-row alongside fellow Ireland international Shane Jennings as well as Leo Auva’a.last_img read more

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Lions 2013: Melbourne Rebels 0-35 Lions

first_imgnot for featured ScorersLions – Tries: Murray, Maitland, O’Brien, Penalty, Youngs. Cons: Farrell 3, Hogg 2. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Centre point: Manu Tuilagi tests the RebelsTest watch – HotManu Tuilagi – The centre showed no signs of his injury as he put in a dominant show in midfield. Not only was he as destructive a ball-carrier as ever, his lay-off making him even hungrier to inflict damage, but he also showed some lovely touches too. Passing was a more common option for him and it looks like he’s improved on his distribution considerably. Plus, he played a vital role in Sean Maitland’s try. He could have earned himself a place on the bench in place of the try-scorer on Saturday – a great weapon to bring on after 60-odd minutes.Front row – Richard Hibbard and Dan Cole didn’t have an enjoyable time when coming off the bench on Saturday, but they put in a dominant display here. They, along with Ryan Grant, mangled the Rebels scrum and that advantage up front gave the backs a perfect platform. It will also give those picked on the bench on Saturday confidence.StatsThe Lions made 538 metres to the Rebels’ 344 and eight clean breaks to three. Dan Lydiate was the Lions’ top tackler with 15, closely followed by Toby Faletau with 13. Over and out: Sean O’Brien was put over for his try by a Dan Lydiate pass from a strong Lions lineoutBy Sarah Mockford at AAMI Stadium in MelbourneIn a nutshellThere was something of a subdued atmosphere here despite the vast swathes of red in the crowd – minds already on the weekend perhaps – but the Lions wrapped up a five-try victory over the Rebels. They improved on their patchy first-half performance in the second period and the upper hand they gained up front was impressive. Sean Maitland’s try was a superb team score, as good a touchdown as the Lions have produced all tour, but they played in fits and starts. The Rebels had a few scoring opportunities but lacked the clinical edge to cross the whitewash – the Lions fierce defence not aiding their cause. The Lions will be pleased to move on to the second Test with another win – and a clean sheet – in their locker.Key momentThe Lions’ assertive forward effort in the 47th minute. They drove the Rebels back ferociously at a scrum ten metres from the line and while the hosts kept possession, Owen Farrell was able to put pressure on fly-half Bryce Hegarty as he tried to clear. The Rebels No 10 could only find touch five metres from his own line and the Lions had another chance to attack. This dented the Rebels’ spirit and the Lions pretty much dominated from then on in.Star man – Sean O’BrienThe Ireland flanker did his very best to play himself into the Lions’ Test 23. Ten tackles, two turnovers and a try – not bad for a 55-minute shift. He carried effectively, always drawing in defenders, popped up well in support, linked well and was solid in defence. He has certainly put pressure on Dan Lydiate, who had back-row bench spot for first Test, and his ability to cover all three back-row positions is a bonus. We’ll find out if Warren Gatland & Co agree on Thursday.last_img read more

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Six Nations: Bet you never saw this!

first_imgSaw it all, did you? Well, Rugby World spotted these crackers from the latest round of the Six Nations! GETTY IMAGES/AFP/Martin Bureau from France 26-24 England LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img PHOTO: INPHO/Cathal Noonan from Wales 23-15 ItalyPHOTO: INPHO/Cathal Noonan from Wales 23-15 ItalyPHOTO: ACTION IMAGES/Paul Harding from France 26-24 EnglandPHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/AFP/Martin Bureau from France 26-24 EnglandPHOTO: INPHO/Dan Sheridan from Ireland 28-6 ScotlandPHOTO: INPHO/Dan Sheridan from Ireland 28-6 ScotlandPHOTO: INPHO/Billy Stickland from Ireland 28-6 Scotland…and you may have seen this, but it’s a beauty!last_img read more

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Improve your core strength

first_imgThe good news is, you can still enter Lucozade Sport’s Kit-Out Project, and get kit and training equipment for your club. Go to lucozadesport.com/kitoutproject and enter your team’s name. Then collect the codes off the side of the bottles when you drink Lucozade Sport, and enter them on the website. More codes equals more kit, so get all your team-mates involved!For fitness, technical and nutrition advice every month, subscribe to Rugby World. Click here for the latest offers. Find out how to download the digital edition here. A STRONG core is essential for both backs and forwards in rugby, so make sure you dedicate enough time to it in the gym. There are all sorts of exercises you can do to improve your core strength, but this drill is one you can practice with your team-mates in training. It’s fun and competitive, and also enables you to build on your contact work at the same time.Demonstrating this drill is Parmiter’s School first XV, the winners of our Lucozade Sport Kit-Out Project competition. They won £3,000-worth of kit, plus nutrition and training advice as part of their prize, so we took a couple of experts down to the school to take a training session.Coach Brett Davison, who has worked with England Sevens and Wasps, put them through their paces, while Lucozade Sport sports scientist Tom Brownlee gave them some nutritional advice. Click here to see what else they learned during the session. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Who is Daan Human: Ten things you should know about the Springboks scrum coach

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 6. Human moved to Toulouse in 2004 and proceeded to play 169 games over eight seasons for the French giants. Human won two Heineken Cup titles (2005 and 2010) with Toulouse during that period.Daan Human in action for Toulouse in 2011 (Getty Images)7. After working with the Cheetahs forwards, Human took the Free State head coach reins in the SuperSport Challenge competition and subsequently in the 2017 Currie Cup.8. In 2019, he served as a scrum coach at the Cheetahs as well as the Bulls. At that stage, the Cheetahs were competing in the Pro14 and the Bulls in the Super Rugby tournament.Human eventually joined the Bulls on a more permanent basis, and helped Springbok front-rankers such as Trevor Nyakane and Lizo Gqoboka improve their scrummaging technique.9. In early 2020, Matt Proudfoot – a scrummaging specialist – left the Springbok coaching set-up to take up a contract with England. Deon Davids was recruited as forwards coach, while Human was named to succeed Proudfoot as the Boks’ scrum doctor.10. While working with the men’s team is his primary focus, Human has also lent his set-piece expertise to the South African women’s side, who will compete in the next Rugby World Cup. 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. Daan Human is in charge of South Africa’s scrum (Gallo Images/Getty Images) center_img Who is Daan Human: Ten things you should know about the Springboks scrum coachDaan Human is a former Springboks prop who has gone on to enjoy coaching stints at the Cheetahs, Bulls and the South Africa national team.Here are a few more facts and stats about the Springboks scrum coach.Ten things you should know about Daan Human1. Human was born on 4 March 1976 in Bloemfontein.2. His full name is Daniel Cornelius Francois Human. Everybody in the South African rugby community, however, knows him simply as ‘Daan’.3. Human attended HTS Louis Botha in Bloemfontein. Only four other alumni – AJ Venter, Raymond Rhule, Oupa Mohoje and Ox Nche – have gone on to represent the Springboks.4. Human played alongside South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus when he was coming through the ranks at the Free State Cheetahs. The loosehead prop subsequently moved to Cape Town and played 26 Super Rugby matches for the Stormers between 2001 and 2004.5. Human was drafted into the Springbok side in 2002 and won four Test caps. He started two matches against Wales, and then came off the bench in big wins against Argentina and Samoa. The former South Africa prop is now part of the back-room team. By Jon Cardinellilast_img read more

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Una conferencia de la Iglesia Episcopal ofrece a clérigos y…

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [Oficial de Asuntos Públicos] La conferencia Nueva Comunidad para clérigos y laicos patrocinada por Iglesia Episcopal ofrecerá a clérigos y laicos oportunidades de explorar la misión de los ministerios étnicos.Centrada en el tema: “Recuperando nuestra misión; reinterpretando nuestro contexto; renovando nuestras comunidades”. El clero está invitado del 29 de febrero al 3 de marzo  y los laicos del 1 al 4 de marzo, la conferencia tendrá lugar en el Town & Country Resort & Hotel en San Diego, California.“Esta reunión de lideres clérigos y laicos asiáticos, negros, latinos / hispanos e indígenas proveerá un lugar seguro para compartir sueños y esperanzas, necesidades e inquietudes, dones y ministerios, el sufrimiento y la alegría en el contexto de ser una Comunidad Nueva”, comentó el Rvdo. Winfred Vergara, misionero asiaomericano.Patrocinada por el personal de Ministerios Étnicos de la Iglesia Episcopal, entre el tema plenario y temas del talleres se ofrecen: la misión y defensa; el evangelismo; el jubileo y la justicia social; de la escuela camino a la prisión; la doctrina del descubrimiento; entrenamiento de desarrollo comunitario basado en los activos; el ministerio de los bautizados; la formación medioambiental; la tecnología en el ministerio y la mayordomía.“Vamos a abordar y tratar muchos temas importantes”, dijo Vergara. “¿Qué forma adquiere la misión en comunidades no anglo/europeas? ¿Cómo se realizan los ministerios en el contexto de la marginalidad? ¿Cómo encontrarán las iglesias étnicas renovación en la solidaridad? ¿Cómo van a aprender unos de otros y qué papel pueden desempeñar en la iglesia tradicional?”También se incluirán reuniones étnico- específicas, conversaciones multiculturales e interétnicas, y un banquete multicultural y celebraciones de adoración.Además del personal DFMS, otros oradores incluyen a Bonnie Anderson, presidente de la Cámara de los Diputados, el Rvdo. Michael Battle, el obispo James Mathes de la Diócesis de San Diego, el obispo Stacy Sauls, director de operaciones de la Iglesia Episcopal, y la Rvda. Sandye Wilson de la Diócesis de Newark y miembro del Consejo Ejecutivo.La inscripción e información adicional está disponible aquí.La fecha límite de inscripción es el 6 de febreroHay becas disponibles para los delegados étnicos a base del que llega primero es servido antes; revise la información de inscripción.Para obtener más información:El Rvdo. Winfred Vergara, Misionero Asiomericano ([email protected]);La Rvda. Ángela Ifill, Ministerios de los Negros ([email protected]);El Rvdo. Anthony Guillén, Misionero de Ministerios Latino/Hispanos ([email protected]);Sarah Eagle Heart, Misionera de los Nativos Americanos/ Indígenas ([email protected]).En inglés: http://bit.ly/xS3IBX Una conferencia de la Iglesia Episcopal ofrece a clérigos y laicos oportunidades de explorar la misión en los ministerios étnicos Conferencia Nueva Comunidad para clérigos y laicos 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 Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC center_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Por Oficial de Asuntos Públicos staffPosted Jan 31, 2012 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Press Release 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 Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL last_img read more

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How ‘Unapologetically Episcopalian’ came to be

first_img August 12, 2013 at 11:45 am I am a student in an EFM course at Christ Church Toms River, NJ. For two years I’ve kept a blog recording my thoughts on the experience of reading the Old and New Testaments along with readings provided by the Divinity School at the University of the South. I’d like to connect and share this blog with other students in this program and any others interested The blog is posted at barbdela.wordpress.com July 21, 2012 at 7:02 pm I am Gloriously Proud to be an Episcopalian!! Since my confirmation on Pentecost Sunday in 2011, I have had a profound experience of religious awakening, and after 30 years of not having God or the organized church a presence in my life, it came as a surprise,a shock, and a wondrous experience….. I have been anti-church, I would probably fall into what I call “progressives’ … I believe that science and religion can live side by side, that all the hate-mongers and intolerant fundamentalists turned me off of “church.” It all happened so quickly and so powerfully to have my life turned upside down, by a friendly invitation from a priest after a Good Friday service to attend Easter Eucharist, an then a confirmation class at Trinity Wall Street, and was blessed by Bishop Andrew Smith, within a year, I have found my vocation (exploring missionary work in China, exploring working in Jerusalem, for the SSJE, studying the wonderful seminarian course for laymen, EFM, learning to give away my life to God, to take pleasure in the ancient rites, the incense , the ancient chants, those moments of comfort and joy when it’s OK to appreciate stained glass windows, the slightly worn velvet pews, the warm wooden stalls, to help confront the reality of today, with the BCP, the feeling I had when I first offered my services as a lector, and read in a strong voice, as if God, not I, were doing the reading, to experience the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center, when our St. Paul’s Chapel, a block away, stood, and has since become a site of pilgrimage, to Remember to Love. From feeling broken for a few years, to suddenly have my life to have its meaning, its purpose, and I have my vocation that has lifted me to heights previously unknown and unrecognized, by becoming a member of the Fellowship of the Society of St. John the Evangelist, which has helped to discipline my times of prayerfulness … I could go on. But I think the UE Facebook Page is wonderful and keeps me reminded of Gratitude and to always pray the “General Thanksgiving” every day! New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Stacey Carmody says: Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Harriet Alison Nohe-Hutchins says: Rector Tampa, FL Comments (8) Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing How ‘Unapologetically Episcopalian’ came to be Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET August 22, 2014 at 9:04 am My daughter is on Facebook, but I eschew social media. She introduced me to the wonderful Unapologetically Episcopalian feed, but at present I have to logon to her Facebook site to access it. Is is available by email to folks like me? Ann Bakis says: Pastor Ken Suetterlin says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest By Ronald D. PoguePosted May 22, 2012 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 center_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Comments are closed. John Wyman says: January 31, 2016 at 3:34 am Greetings and peace! I am a retired UMC pastor/organist/music educator/liturgical artist/vocal accompanist…..I grew up in NW Missouri, in Maryville, did a Mus. Ed. degree at Northwest State U., have played piano since I was 5, organ since I was 13, have sung all my life beginning when I was a little guy. Old First M.E. as it was before ’68, was a large church, 1800 members, graded choirs for kids, and a 40 voice adult choir. Being a ‘university church’ the level of music and preaching was always invigorating. I cut my newly-minted Bass teeth on “Messiah” when I was 12 and a half. I started organ lessons at 13 in March of ’58; that Holy Week, both my teacher (the organist) and her assistant fell ill, and I was asked to play for Holy Thursday Eucharist. So there I am, 13 years old, 250 people in church, HOLY WEEK…..and I haven’t stopped. I grew up singing the Communion Service from the 1939 M.E. Hymnal — John Merbecke’s setting — and, as Maryville was/is a large Catholic community with Immaculate Conception Abbey 30 miles east, my introduction to Gregorian chant, and traditional liturgy was no big step……When I entered Seminary at Garrett (Evanston, Ill) I had everyone thinking I was a Lutheran, because I knew how to sing the liturgy. The Dean and Faculty at Seabury-Western were most welcoming to a group of us who were at Morning Prayer and Eucharist most every day. I’ve always used traditional worship forms in my parishes, served the Iowa Annual Conference as Chair of the Worship Division for 8 years, helped introduce the 1989 Hymnal to Iowa. I was granted a disability leave in 2001 because of depression and COPD. We came to the Marshalltown, Ia. area, I attended worship at St. Johns-by-the Campus parish in Ames; where a close friend of mine was choir director. I subbed at the organ, and sang in the choir, and was even invited to participate as a clergyperson in the liturgy from time to time. In 2004 I accepted a position as organist in an ELCA Lutheran church here in town, and have been there ever since. My liturgical/theological/musical/doctrinal life has always been centered (even as a UMC) in Wesley’s heritage. That hasn’t always been acceptable in our Annual Conference. I’m one of about 30-40 clergy who never apologized for wearing our collars, and traditional vesture. It’s raised any number of eyebrows in my congregations, esp. in southern Iowa, where some claimed I was trying to make Catholics out of them (sigh) At any rate, a close friend of mine, now in Florida, is a UCC pastor, also an organist and choral director. We met here in Iowa in ’87. He’s posted links to you on my facebook page now for probably two years, so I figured I’d go to the source! My old Anglican heart is wonderfully satisfied. Thanks very much. Now — How do I post/share things on friends’ facebook pages?…… Blessings upon your ministry….I LOVE it! Pax. Ken Suetterlin 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL May 23, 2012 at 1:54 am Dear Father Pogue,A member of the vestry of our church, St. James in Leesburg, Virginia, sent me a link to Unapologetically Episcopalian, and I am very grateful, both to Chris for sending me the link, and to you for starting this wonderful site.God bless you in all that you undertake.Sincerely, Lang Elizabeth Lloveras (National Cathedral School for Girls, Class of 1963) Course Director Jerusalem, Israel May 23, 2012 at 8:41 pm I’ve belonged to the UE Facebook page since its inception. I love it!! Rector Bath, NC Lang E. Lloveras says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC May 23, 2012 at 1:15 am Our church fan page makes regular use of content provided by Unapologetically Episcopalian. We are grateful to the Spirit for blessing their ministry! Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Barbara de la Cuesta says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 John McCann says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls August 2, 2012 at 9:06 pm I love the Facebook site. Love morning prayer, the music and Evensong.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Curate Diocese of Nebraska [Episcopal News Service] On April 22, 2010, I published an article offering ideas for raising the profile of the Episcopal Church. I was thinking that it’s not only about raising the profile, but also about how the profile impacts people. Is it positive or negative? For what will the Episcopal Church be known on the community grapevine?On the following May 1, I decided to practice what I was preaching and launched a facebook fan page called “Unapologetically Episcopalian.” It is an online, interactive, gathering place to celebrate the many positive ways Episcopalians in 16 nations are spreading the Gospel of Christ. Our conversations are guided by the wisdom of St. Paul, “Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things” (Phil. 4:8).Today, two years later, we have more than 20,000 friends. I am amazed but not entirely surprised by the response. The extreme ends of the spectrum often seem to control the public image of this church. The vast, vital, moderate center has had difficulty in finding its voice. We seem to have discovered a way for that voice to find expression.It’s not that the Episcopal Church doesn’t have a public profile. We do. However, it has been out of balance. Many Episcopalians have felt they needed to apologize for their church because internal conflicts and angry voices have been the topic of the community grapevine. It seems to me that it’s time for the public profile to change, especially at the local level where most of the day-to-day mission is being carried out.• When people in Bronx, New York, think of the Episcopal Church, will they think of the Healthy Aging Program at Grace Church?• When people in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, think of the Episcopal Church, we want them to remember that Christ Church has an AIDS Care Team.• When people in Kentucky think of the Episcopal Church, maybe they’ll think of Reading Camp, an intensive remedial literacy education program founded by the Diocese of Lexington to serve children who are struggling with learning to read.• When people in Kansas City think of the Episcopal Church, they’ll think of the St. Luke’s Hospital system and its hospice or St. Paul’s Church, which has a remarkable ministry of feeding hungry neighbors.While we continue to work through our differences in this church, God’s mission continues on a daily basis. Stories and experiences of ALL sorts and conditions of Episcopalians who are rolling up their sleeves and transforming lives need to find greater expression and form more of the public profile of our church. Episcopalians who are trying to find ways to accomplish Christ’s work need to hear from other Episcopalians who’ve discovered solutions. We need to “rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep” (Romans 12:15) without the angst that comes from protracted, polarizing conflict. Unapologetically Episcopalian is place where that can happen.I’m not suggesting that the issues and convictions of our members are not important. They are important. What I am suggesting is that the world is watching to see how we treat one another when we differ. Jesus told his disciples that our love for one another, not our differences, will let everyone know that we are his disciples. Our diversity is our opportunity to be light, leaven, and salt.So, I thought it would be helpful to shine the spotlight on Christ’s love at work among us. Friends check in for Morning Prayer and Evensong, request prayers, ask questions, and share photos. We have several albums, including one with 154 photos of red doors of Episcopal churches. We ask questions that draw out positive responses about life in the church we love. In celebration of our second anniversary, we entered into collaboration with Forward Movement to develop several initiatives that will positively impact the profile and witness of the Episcopal Church.Please join us. Check in often. Post comments and stories about your journey of faith in the Episcopal Church. Let us know what is happening in your congregation and spread the word.— The Rev. Ron Pogue is interim rector at Calvary Episcopal Church in Ashland, Kentucky. He is the founder and moderator of the Unapologetically Episcopalian Facebook page. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA 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 Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MIlast_img read more

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Anglicans worldwide invited to pray for their spiritual leader

first_img 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 Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY By ACNS staffPosted Mar 21, 2013 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Archbishop of Canterbury, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Shreveport, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH center_img Justin Welby Enthronement Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit an Event Listing Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Anglicans worldwide invited to pray for their spiritual leader Rector Belleville, IL Anglican Communion, Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Rector Tampa, FL [Anglican Communion News Service] As Archbishop Justin Welby prepares for his inauguration in Canterbury today, the 85 million members of the Anglican Communion are being invited to pray for him and his ministry.The Anglican Communion Office has today issued a prayer that Anglicans and Episcopalians can say before Welby becomes the 105th occupant of the Chair of St. Augustine.Welby’s Confirmation of Election took place in St. Paul’s Cathedral in London on Feb. 4 That was a relatively low-key legal ceremony, whereas today’s service will include African dancers, Punjabi music, a Burundian blessing, and strong representation from the other main Christian Churches around the world. This makes plain the importance of the global Anglican Communion to the archbishop of Canterbury, and the drive towards the deeper unity of all Christians.A prayer for the Most Rev. & Rt. Hon. Justin Welby as he is enthroned as the 105th archbishop of CanterburyLord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God,through whom all things live and move and have their being;pour out your Holy Spirit and the boundless gifts of graceupon your servant Justin,that being daily renewed,he may faithfully serve youin the ministries which you have entrusted to him;giving glory to you,who with the Father and the Spirit,are One God, now and for ever, to the ages of ages. Amen.last_img read more

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