ANGLICAN COMMUNION

On May 25, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry leads the Thy Kingdom Come videos for the Worldwide Anglican Communion. Thy Kingdom Come is a campaign initiated by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby calling for prayer by individuals, congregations and families.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension Day – May 25 - and Pentecost – June 4 - for more people to come to know Jesus.  #ThyKingdomCome

Presiding Bishop Curry’s video is here

A new inspirational video message featuring a different religious leader each day will be presented throughout Thy Kingdom Come.

 

May 25 #ToJesus The Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate, the Episcopal Church

May 26 #Praise His Eminence Christoph Cardinal Schonborn, Archbishop of Vienna

May 27 #Thanks The Most Rev Paul Kwong, Archbishop of Hong Kong

May 28 #Sorry The Venerable Liz Adekunle, Archdeacon of Hackney, London

May 29 #Offer The Rt. Rev. Griselda Delgado del Carpio, Bishop of Cuba

May 30 #PrayFor The Most. Rev. Fred Hiltz, Archbishop and Primate, the Anglican Church of Canada

May 31 #Help The Most Rev John Sentamu, Archbishop of York and Primate of England

June 1 #Adore The Rev. Roger Walton, President, British Methodist Conference

June 2 #Celebrate His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop, the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom

June 3 #Silence Br. Keith Nelson, SSJE, the Society of St. John the Evangelist

June 4 #ThyKingdomCome The Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury and Primate of All England

 

All videos will be available here 

 

Pledge2Pray

Sign-up to participate in Pledge2Pray here or here.

Prayer resources for individuals, congregations and/or families can be downloaded at no fee here.

 

#Pledge2Pray

 

Resources and information

A wide selection of resources and information are available to participate in many ways in Thy Kingdom Come:

  • Episcopal Church and Thy Kingdom Come here
  • Thy Kingdom Come here
  • Prayer resources that can be downloaded at no fee are here
  • #Pledge2Pray
  • #ThyKingdomCome
  • Join the Facebook page here
  • A Prayer Journal to record thoughts, prayers and ideas throughout Thy Kingdom Come; for young people and adults. Download at no fee here
  • Episcopal Church’s sense of prayer aids ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ campaign by Episcopal News Service here
On May 25, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry leads the Thy Kingdom Come videos for the Worldwide Anglican Communion. Thy Kingdom Come is a campaign initiated by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby calling for prayer

The Episcopal Church has joined the Worldwide Anglican Communion in Thy Kingdom Come, a campaign initiated by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby calling for prayer by individuals, congregations and families.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension Day – May 25 - and Pentecost – June 4 - for more people to come to know Jesus.  #ThyKingdomCome

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will lead the Thy Kingdom Come video messages on May 25.

 

Pledge2Pray

Pledge2Pray kicks off on May 5; sign-up to participate here or here.

Prayer resources for individuals, congregations and/or families can be downloaded at no fee here.

After pledging to pray, be a part of the Let the Light shine social media campaign by posting a photo or video holding a candle or tealight, and pledging to pray.   Information available here.

 

#Pledge2Pray

 

Resources and information

A wide selection of resources and information are available to participate in many ways in Thy Kingdom Come:

  • Episcopal Church and Thy Kingdom Come here
  • Thy Kingdom Come here
  • Prayer resources that can be downloaded at no fee are here
  • #Pledge2Pray
  • #ThyKingdomCome
  • Join the Facebook page here
  • A Prayer Journal to record thoughts, prayers and ideas throughout Thy Kingdom Come; for young people and adults. Download at no fee here

A new inspirational video message featuring a different religious leader each day will be presented throughout Thy Kingdom Come, beginning with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on May 25. 

 

May 25 #ToJesus The Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate, the Episcopal Church

May 26 #Praise His Eminence Christoph Cardinal Schonborn, Archbishop of Vienna

May 27 #Thanks The Most Rev Paul Kwong, Archbishop of Hong Kong

May 28 #Sorry The Venerable Liz Adekunle, Archdeacon of Hackney, London

May 29 #Offer The Rt. Rev. Griselda Delgado del Carpio, Bishop of Cuba

May 30 #PrayFor The Most. Rev. Fred Hiltz, Archbishop and Primate, the Anglican Church of Canada

May 31 #Help The Most Rev John Sentamu, Archbishop of York and Primate of England

June 1 #Adore The Rev. Roger Walton, President, British Methodist Conference

June 2 #Celebrate His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop, the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom

June 3 #Silence Br. Keith Nelson, SSJE, the Society of St. John the Evangelist

June 4 #ThyKingdomCome The Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury and Primate of All England

The Episcopal Church has joined the Worldwide Anglican Communion in Thy Kingdom Come, a campaign initiated by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby calling for prayer by individuals, congregations and families. Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has been named by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby to an Anglican Communion Task Force to “maintain conversation” among the Primates.

The request for the Task Force was presented during the Primates meeting in January to further their commitment to walk together despite “deep differences.”

“I support the establishment of this Task Force and I look forward to focusing on how we as Anglican Christians can "walk together" following the way of Jesus and living his way of love,” Presiding Bishop Curry stated. “I also look forward to working and praying together with our brothers and sisters on the Task Force.”

In addition to Presiding Bishop Curry, other Task Force members are:

Archbishop Richard Clarke, Church of Ireland; Bishop Govada Dyvasirvadam, Moderator of Church of South India; Archbishop Ian Ernest, Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean; Archbishop Philip Freier, Anglican Church of Australia; Archbishop Ng Moon Hing, Province of South East Asia; Canon Rosemary Mbogo, Provincial Secretary of the Anglican Church of Kenya; Bishop Linda Nicholls, Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Huron, Anglican Church of Canada; Canon Elizabeth Paver, the former vice-chair of the ACC,  Church of England; and Bishop Paul Sarker, Moderator of the Church of Bangladesh. Anglican Communion Secretary General Josiah Idowu-Fearon is secretary for the Task Force. 

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has been named by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby to an Anglican Communion Task Force to “maintain conversation” among the Primates. The request for the Task Force was presented

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has issued a video statement concerning the actions of the Anglican Primates at the meeting in Canterbury, England.

 

The video is available here

 

 

 

The following is the text of the Presiding Bishop’s statement:

Before I say a word about our gathering here at the Primates Meeting, I just want to say a word of thank you to you for all of your prayers: your prayers for this meeting, your prayers for me personally, both here and in my earlier sickness. We are well, and God is God, and I thank you.

 Let me say a word about the meeting.

This is not the outcome we expected, and while we are disappointed, it’s important to remember that the Anglican Communion is really not a matter of structure and organization. The Anglican Communion is a network of relationships that have been built on mission partnerships; relationships that are grounded in a common faith; relationships in companion diocese relationships; relationships with parish to parish across the world; relationships that are profoundly committed to serving and following the way of Jesus of Nazareth by helping the poorest of the poor, and helping this world to be a place where no child goes to bed hungry ever. That’s what the Anglican Communion is, and that Communion continues and moves forward.

This has been a disappointing time for many, and there will be heartache and pain for many, but it’s important to remember that we are still part of the Anglican Communion. We are the Episcopal Church, and we are part of the Jesus Movement, and that Movement goes on, and our work goes on. And the truth is, it may be part of our vocation to help the Communion and to help many others to grow in a direction where we can realize and live the love that God has for all of us, and we can one day be a Church and a Communion where all of God’s children are fully welcomed, where this is truly a house of prayer for all people. And maybe it’s a part of our vocation to help that to happen. And so we must claim that high calling; claim the high calling of love and faith; love even for those with whom we disagree, and then continue, and that we will do, and we will do it together.

We are part of the Jesus Movement, and the cause of God’s love in this world can never stop and will never be defeated.

 God love you. God bless you. And you keep the faith. And we move forward.

 

The Most Rev. Michael Curry

Presiding Bishop and Primate

The Episcopal Church

 

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has issued a video statement concerning the actions of the Anglican Primates at the meeting in Canterbury, England.   The video is available here       The following is the text of

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has issued a video statement concerning the actions of the Anglican Primates at the meeting in Canterbury, England.

 

The video is available here

 

 

 

The following is the text of the Presiding Bishop’s statement:

Before I say a word about our gathering here at the Primates Meeting, I just want to say a word of thank you to you for all of your prayers: your prayers for this meeting, your prayers for me personally, both here and in my earlier sickness. We are well, and God is God, and I thank you.

 Let me say a word about the meeting.

This is not the outcome we expected, and while we are disappointed, it’s important to remember that the Anglican Communion is really not a matter of structure and organization. The Anglican Communion is a network of relationships that have been built on mission partnerships; relationships that are grounded in a common faith; relationships in companion diocese relationships; relationships with parish to parish across the world; relationships that are profoundly committed to serving and following the way of Jesus of Nazareth by helping the poorest of the poor, and helping this world to be a place where no child goes to bed hungry ever. That’s what the Anglican Communion is, and that Communion continues and moves forward.

This has been a disappointing time for many, and there will be heartache and pain for many, but it’s important to remember that we are still part of the Anglican Communion. We are the Episcopal Church, and we are part of the Jesus Movement, and that Movement goes on, and our work goes on. And the truth is, it may be part of our vocation to help the Communion and to help many others to grow in a direction where we can realize and live the love that God has for all of us, and we can one day be a Church and a Communion where all of God’s children are fully welcomed, where this is truly a house of prayer for all people. And maybe it’s a part of our vocation to help that to happen. And so we must claim that high calling; claim the high calling of love and faith; love even for those with whom we disagree, and then continue, and that we will do, and we will do it together.

We are part of the Jesus Movement, and the cause of God’s love in this world can never stop and will never be defeated.

 God love you. God bless you. And you keep the faith. And we move forward.

 

The Most Rev. Michael Curry

Presiding Bishop and Primate

The Episcopal Church

 

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has issued a video statement concerning the actions of the Anglican Primates at the meeting in Canterbury, England.   The video is available here       The following is the text of