LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Focussing on his own team’s form, he freely acknowledged that he’s looking for improvement from last weekend.“I was very disappointed with us at Leeds last weekend. We didn’t play as we had trained all week. We didn’t have consistency in our basics. The effort was there but the execution wasn’t.”“We need to address some of that. But, first and foremost, we need to be far more clinical and decisive and far more abrasive in what we do.”Gloucester Rugby:Olly Morgan; Charlie Sharples; Mike Tindall (capt), Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu, James Simpson-Daniel; Freddie Burns, Rory Lawson; Nick Wood, Scott Lawson, Paul Doran-Jones; Will James, Alex Brown; Peter Buxton, Andrew Hazell, Luke NarrawayReplacements: Wing Charlie Sharples and prop Paul Doran-Jones return to the Gloucester Rugby starting line up for the visit of Exeter Chiefs to Kingsholm on Saturday (kick off 3pm).Head Coach Bryan Redpath has resisted the temptation to make wholesale changes to his side following the defeat at Leeds Carnegie last weekend.Sharples comes in for Lesley Vainikolo who has missed training this week due to illness in the family while Doran-Jones returns after missing out at Headingley last weekend.Those changes aside, the challenge is for those who were on duty at Leeds to bounce back in style this weekend against the Chiefs.Exeter, of course, defeated Gloucester at Sandy Park on the opening day of the season but Redpath denies that the result that day is providing any additional motivation ahead of Saturday.“We beat ourselves down at Exeter. Credit to them for how they played and they’ve proved over the past three or four months that they are a very efficient team.”“They’re very honest and hard working and that’s been reflected in their results. They’re a very good outfit who work very hard for each other.” Olivier Azam, Pierre Capdevielle, Rupert Harden, Alasdair Strokosch, Akapusi Qera, Dave Lewis, Tim Taylor, Henry Trinder
CARDIFF, WALES – FEBRUARY 02: Conor Murray of Ireland looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Ireland at the Millennium Stadium on February 2, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) Both have their qualities, but they may be cursed by being square pegs, set aside in case they are ever needed to jam into round holes. Their odds are drifting out, though still more visible than the true outsider Lloyd Williams, the Cardiff yapper who many thought may have been a bolter before his knee was totalled on Judgement Day.The good thing is that Gatland knows what is in front of him in this department. The bad knews is that Australia do, too. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS In the box-seat: A Test tourist in South Africa in 2009, Mike Phillips is the front-runner for the scrum-half berthBy Alan DymockIN THE aftermath of the Six Nations and with time running out we are all confronted with the starkest of choices: who are our Lions?An obvious point of conjecture, there were at least some standouts in recent weeks. So in the interest of making clear what Warren Gatland, Graham Rowntree, Rob Howley and Andy Farrell face before the squad announcement on 30 April, Rugby World will sift through the runners and riders in each key position.Of course, at scrum-half the Lions could be taking runners, riders and perhaps even a goal kicking option in order to cover every Test match style.Much has been made of the tourists’ need for a true openside, with a polymath able to link play quickly but, more so than anything else, land on a fallen ball carrier like a house on a wicked witch. However, with a balance to the pack seen as a necessity the options at scrum-half are more open with much depending on the make-up of the opposition – something that Gatland cannot know fully until he has already hauled his men onto the shores of Australia.Mike Phillips travels because he is a big game player. He thrives when the attention level is great and weight of men before him is high. He crashes more spectacularly than any stock market when the stakes are high.Abrasive: Ben Youngs can manage a packYet Phillips is not always a completely complimentary accompaniment to the team that want to crash wider out and score from several passes over 10m. He can do it, but life would be easier for the spiky half-back if every game was billed as a slog.Perhaps the British Isles do not have the scrum-half for the scenario above. What they do have, though is a Phillips-lite in Conor Murray and a lateral dragger with winged heels in Ben Youngs. Murray may be too similar to Phillips to merit pushing into the starters spot from day one, with his backside-slapping motivational technique and penchant for running at the ugliest defender he can see. Youngs, on the other hand, is so quick his undercrackers have to be flame retardant, but can get caught running playing partners out of space and drag tackles onto his targets.All three like a tap and go and will force the pace.What happens if Gatland wants nous and a calming influence, though? The aforementioned trio need fire if they are to succeed, that much is known, but against Australia there is often a need to give them something different to play against. With Will Genia zipping passes out and then shouldering burden when his pack move is nice. He cannot do it if the tactic is to turn him and make him feed his support tracking back.If the Lions have to run Australia round after taking them on and whipping and whirling and roaring a pack onwards, it would be nice to have something different.Partnership: Murray could work with SextonThe problem is that many see Danny Care as undercooked, struggling to land kicks where he wants and forced to try harder than he would like to get noticed, while Greig Laidlaw is seen as a 9 ½ more than anything else.
RM: I got to play with Schalk Burger for the Barbarians a few years ago and I enjoyed that game. Hell of a nice guy, but out on the field he’s hard-hitting! I take my hat off him to fight his way back to playing (after illness).Click here to find out more about Richie McCaw’s post-career coaching plans with the Rugby Site! LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS RW: You’re in your 12th year of international rugby. How does the body feel now compared to when you started?RM: It’s actually pretty good to be honest. I’ve had a couple of niggly injuries over the last year, but they’re ones you when you have when you’re younger you don’t think much of them and move on.RW: Do you do anything differently now?RM: I’m a little bit smarter, from the recovery point of view and in looking after myself. You don’t get away with things as much as you used to, but you mature, can carry a bit of extra weight and be stronger, which is more natural when you’re older. Little things like that help, and what you eat, you learn over the years.RW: Who’s your rugby icon?RM: From a New Zealand point of view, Brian Lochore. An All Black captain, he coached the World Cup winning team in ’87, and then he was selector with us for four years. I really have a lot of time for how he looks at the game. He moved on to see how things were different with the way we were compared to how things were in his day, and when he was coaching in the 80s. He’s a wise man, and I really enjoyed having a few years close to him.Three bust-kateers: Burger, Botha and McCawRW ReadersChallenge 365 (@challenge_365): Who are your dream back row partners?RM: I’d like to play alongside Dusautoir, I reckon he’d be good at 6. And No 8, I would’ve liked to play with Zinzan Brooke.Sean Craggs (@SeanCraggs): Has the introduction of Sam Cane made you become more clinical?RM: I don’t think I’ve changed things too much. I’ve a lot of time for Sam, and for a young fella he’s a top player. But I can’t afford to be worrying about that, I’ve just got to keep doing what I do, and helping him too, because that helps me. It’s good having a guy like that in the team, but if you look over your shoulder and start worrying you’ve got trouble.Shannon McMillan: Which of your regular international opposition would you like to play alongside? LONDON – DECEMBER 03: (L to R) Schalk Burger, Bakkies Botha and Richie McCaw of The Barbarians pose for the camera following the 1908 – 2008 London Olympic Centenary match between The Barbarians and Australia at Wembley Stadium on December 3, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Worth an ovation: Richie McCaw applauds the crowd after his last international match of 2013 in DublinRugby World: Tell us about your sabbaticalRichie McCaw: I’d had a couple of injuries over the previous couple of years. My body was OK, it was more the mental side that goes with being injured and off the back of the World Cup, I just wanted to get a break mentally. I spent the summer at home, and then I decided to get out of New Zealand and away from the rugby. I went to the States and did some snow skiing and caught up with some people, and then caught up with a few mates in London, and did a bit of skiing in the Alps.RW: You were allowed to go skiing?!RM: Yeah that was a debate with the union! But they were actually pretty good, and I came back in one piece. We did have a bit of a chat about whether that was the right thing, but I figured they let me fly aeroplanes and helicopters so skiing was probably fine!I didn’t watch any Super Rugby in that time, and when I came back I gave myself a good three months to get back in shape.Best of enemies: Richie McCaw and Thierry DusautoirRW: Did you make an effort to keep active?RM: There weren’t many days went past when I didn’t do something, a bit of running and that. But it was just nice that if you woke up and felt, ‘nah, not today’ that you didn’t have to. You find you actually wanna do something. To be honest I didn’t (miss the rugby). I think being away from it was a good thing. When I got home and watched the All Blacks play France and I was back training, I started to miss it then.RW: Are you looking forward to the Super 15?RM: I am looking forward to having a full season. I played two games at the end of last season and that was hard, when you haven’t been there the whole time. And then the previous two years I had injuries early on, so it was pretty hard to really feel involved. But this year I’ll be there from the start. The Crusaders have been close but just haven’t quite been able to nail it in the last few years. That’s what drives me: that chance again. You can’t go into it thinking it’s going to be a long few weeks and hard work, you’ve got to go in with the right attitude and get excited by it, and enjoy it.RW: Which are the dangerous teams in the Super 15?RM: Playing home and away against the other four New Zealand teams are tough matches. Even though the Highlanders didn’t have such a good year last year, when you’re playing against your mates and people you know so well it’s pretty hard rugby. The Chiefs have beaten us in the play-offs the last couple of years, which is pretty annoying! They’ll definitely have confidence. And the Blues have put a good squad together this year. It’s hard to know until you get started with the other teams overseas.With his greatest prize: Webb Ellis CupRW: Who’s been your toughest opponent?RM: George Smith. We played them a hell of a lot, the Wallabies and the Brumbies, around five times a year. Every time I played him it was a tough, tough battle. He’s a very smart player with the influence he has. In the World Cups, Thierry Dusautoir has had two phenomenal games against us, and again in the autumn, so I’ve got a lot of respect for him.RW: Was the 2007 World Cup quarter-final your toughest defeat?RM: Yeah, I think because four years work comes down to that one game, a few minutes and then it goes away. When the pressure really came on we didn’t really have an answer. We thought we’d be able to handle it because we’d been in touch situations before, but never the same as a World Cup where it all counts. There was a feeling of frustration that we came off the field and hadn’t played like we could’ve. That’s what really got me, but that’s what the World Cup and pressure does to you.
TAGS: Highlight Comparisons with Brian O’Driscoll are ridiculously unfair and represent a heavy millstone to hang on any youngster. Still, Tompkins is capable of conjuring game-breaking magic and has exchanged emails with the Irish great – evidence of admirable ambition to improve.With Marcelo Bosch (and his booming boot) driving Argentina’s Rugby Championship effort, he will push Scotland international Duncan Taylor hard for a first team berth at Allianz Park. If Tompkins can achieve that, the sky is the limit. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The ravenous pursuit of television viewing figures means just about every tournament in professional sport is accompanied by marketing hyperbole these days. Even so, this Aviva Premiership season does feel especially significant.As the countdown to a home World Cup hits the year mark, there is a genuine buoyancy about English rugby. This summer saw Gary Street’s women and Nick Walshe’s Under 20 side (for a second consecutive time) taste global glory. Despite a whitewash series defeat in New Zealand, Stuart Lancaster has certainly set the senior side on the right track towards emulating such success.Starting for real on Friday, the Premiership campaign promises to be defined by Englishmen – established internationals, peripheral figures and ambitious wildcards – striving to impress. Here are five young faces to keep an eye on.Dan RobsonClub: GloucesterPosition: Scrum-halfAge: 22Sniper: Dan Robson provides a pacey running threat from scrum-halfFierce competition for places in a squad can make or break relatively inexperienced players – either the challenge inspires them or the intimidating presence of a rival proves detrimental. For that reason, some might have worried for Robson when Gloucester announced Greig Laidlaw would be trading Edinburgh for Kingsholm. Well, there’s absolutely no need to be concerned.Robson’s thoroughly deserved ascension to Saxons selection in January was forged from a sparky season which featured a full array of attributes – accurate distribution, dangerous sniping and well-judged kicking as well as bravery and positional awareness in defence. In the process, both All Black Jimmy Cowan and Welshman Tavis Knoyle were deemed surplus to requirements.Laidlaw may prove tougher to dislodge, but Robson is sure to get some league starts under David Humphreys and – behind a reinforced set of forwards – can continue his progress towards a full cap.Joe TrayfootClub: HarlequinsPosition: Back-rowAge: 23On the charge: Joe Trayfoot’s excellent work-rate has allowed him to make his mark in Harlequins’ star-studded squadConor O’Shea’s options in the loose forwards are vast. Alongside the seasoned trio of Chris Robshaw, Luke Wallace and Nick Easter come Jack Clifford and James Chisholm, two immensely powerful specimens who have anchored England age-group sides exceptionally well from No.8. Among those contenders – plus now-departed Tom Guest and Maurie Fa’asavalu – Trayfoot collected 16 appearances last season.One hugely energetic cameo from the bench against Clermont, comprising nine carries and four tackles in 27 minutes, helped haul Quins to an unlikely losing bonus-point and epitomised his ultra-industrious approach. O’Shea will be delighted with more of the same.Zach KibirigeClub: Newcastle FalconsPosition: WingAge: 19 The Aviva Premiership campaign begins on Friday evening as Gloucester travel to Franklin’s Gardens, home of champions Northampton Saints. We have picked out five potential breakthrough stars of the new season. Nick Tompkins celebrates England Under 20’s final victory over South Africa in the 2014 Junior World Championship Credit: Anthony Au-Yeung A new 3G pitch at Kingston Park will not transform Newcastle into the Harlem Globetrotters overnight. However, installing a surface that can stand up to the worst northeastern weather without becoming boggy will encourage more expansive rugby from the Falcons. Given Dean Richards can post one of the most exciting runners in the league out wide, that is extremely good news.Indeed, Kibirige’s ferocious strength and searing pace defied his home ground swamp when he scored a simply phenomenal try in England Under 20’s 67-7 thrashing of Wales back in March. The 70-metre run brushed off six defenders and showcased what the teenager offers in terms of raw athleticism and evasive skills.While a broken ankle and damaged ligaments on Premiership debut against Gloucester later the same month curtailed a promising breakthrough year – which would have definitely ended in a Junior World Championship – the teenager has worked hard in rehab and is set for a swift return. Regardless of Newcastle’s collective results, expect Kibirige’s reputation to rocket.Harry ThackerClub: Leicester TigersPosition: HookerAge: 20Tiger tyro: Harry Thacker is certain to get some game-time at Welford Road this seasonThacker’s burning desire to follow father Troy into Tigers’ number two jersey is best conveyed by the immense amount of graft he put in over four years within Leicester’s junior ranks. Joining the Academy at a slight 72 kilograms, he now weighs over 90.Some fearful work in the gym has brought about this marked physical transformation, though Thacker has crucially retained mobility and a solid base of core skills. Against Ospreys in the LV=Cup last November he rumbled through 21 carries and hit every one of his 14 lineouts.When Tom Youngs and new boy Leonard Ghiraldini are at Welford Road, Thacker will learn so much. When they are away on national duty, Richard Cockerill will not hesitate to hand him first-team responsibility. Another to miss the Junior World Championship through injury, the all-action hooker is out to make up for lost time.Nick TompkinsClub: SaracensPosition: CentreAge: 19Ambition: Nick Tompkins gets the ball out of contactMaro Itoje and Nathan Earle were the two names most viewers brought back from England Under 20’s exploits in June, but Tomkins is another world champion Saracens starlet worth a big buzz. Tenacious and tough, he played through a painful shoulder complaint to remain on the field throughout the final against South Africa. That much was fitting – his silky offloading game lit up the entire tournament, underlining his credentials as a classy midfield operator.
Training day: Bennett sets out bags for Wales trainingTuesday – back session in the gymHe is a busy young man with little time. I am not sure that following a “body building-style” weight training programme, split into body parts, is his best option. He needs to try and get into the gym on maybe two or three occasions a week, for 60-90 minutes at a time. This time should be spent doing basic, whole body weight training sessions that include exercises such as squats, deadlifts and standing press.Wednesday – three different training sessionsThis is a tough day for anybody. In the long term for Charlie to develop something has to give. I can imagine that both his school and academy feel its necessary to participate in the rugby sessions so he needs to look at what is being done in the gym that day. If he had a training plan from the academy that allowed his Tuesday lunchtime session to be his “hard, development session” then this session at Sale Sharks could possibly become a technical session – learning more complex lifts (like Olympic variations) or maybe prehab and rehab for his various hip and hamstring problems. Either option would be physically less taxing and help him become more robust.Shark attack: Charlie Pozniak takes the ball to Worcester (pic taken by Eugene Pozniak)Saturday – post matchWith exams around the corner the demands and stresses placed on Charlie will likely increase. Our body cannot separate out stressors and they all place the same demands on our ability to recover and stay healthy. If his school work and commitments have to increase then he needs to consider where to relax his efforts. He appears to already have little social life so this cannot give and his only option appears to be to lower his rugby commitments during this time. Well drilled: Mark Bennett looks after conditioning at Bristol If Charlie has the ability to be a professional rugby player then quitting piano and water polo may be right actions, but individuals need to think hard and take good impartial advice before the place all their eggs in one basket. Early years in sport should be general in nature; a multitude of sports throughout teenage years produces individuals with well-rounded skills and abilities. Later specialisation also means that overuse injuries and injury risks form repetitive movements or lack of general strength and fitness are less likely to be present.To find out more about best practices for grass-roots rugby, check out the Rugby Innovation Summit TAGS: Sale Sharks LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS In this follow-on from Charlie Pozniak’s diary of a typical week as a Manchester Grammar School pupil and a Sale Sharks U18 player, Mark Bennett – head of performance at Bristol – offers some advice on what the young back-five forward can improve upon.Sunday – matchIf Charlie is truly 10kg lighter than others playing in his position then he probably needs to gain this, or at least some of this weight to give him the best chance of becoming a professional rugby player. In order to do this he has to accept that improving his aerobic and game-specific fitness may need to be placed on the back burner for a while.A proverb states: “You cannot ride two horses with one ass.” This can be applied very well to sport and fitness. Trying to develop too many components of fitness at one time is difficult if you have four-hours a day to do so. For a teenager who wishes to be in academia, it is almost impossible. He needs to focus the majority of his physical training in one area (muscle gain) and only maintain other aspects for the time being. When his weight is acceptable then he can focus on aerobic and game-specific endurance.On guard: Bennett coaches a gym session with the Welsh Guard, when he was with OspreysMonday – 6am cycleSleep and nutrition are the basis of recovery from all activity and stress. What is the point in going into school early to cycle if he is short-changing his body and mind of its most important recovery resources? It is clearly shown in the relevant literature that the quantity of testosterone that men produce is positively correlated to the amount and quality of sleep they get. Increasing sleep by an hour or two will have a far more positive impact on his recovery than an early morning cycle at school. Long-term, this is also very likely to have a positive impact on his need to gain muscle mass and general health.The day post-game should be recovery- and rest-based only. His main focus should be on sleep, hydration and nutrition, if there is time in the day after these are satisfied then he may wish to think about an easy bike, cross-train or pool session. If there is too little time in the day, recovery work should be placed aside. Recovery work should mitigate, not produce, stress.
England remain on course for back-to-back Grand Slams after beating Ireland 27-0 The March issue of Rugby World magazine – a Six Nations special – is one sale now.Follow Rugby World magazine on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Women’s Six Nations 2020 Round ThreeEngland remain on course for back-to-back Grand Slams in the Women’s Six Nations after an emphatic 27-0 win over Ireland in Doncaster.England are three points clear of France in the table with matches against Wales and Italy to come in the final rounds – both fixtures for which they are overwhelming favourites.The Irish arrived at a sellout Castle Park with Slam ambitions of their own having beaten Scotland and Wales in their opening matches, but they were firmly extinguished by England, who didn’t concede a point for the second successive match.England ran in five tries in all. Captain Sarah Hunter kicked things off in the opening minutes as England’s scrum drove Ireland back close to their own line and the No 8 showed great control at the base to guide the ball over and touch down. England head coach Simon Middleton said: “In the first half we played some great rugby, we attacked well and in different ways and gave ourselves a good platform to kick on from.“We didn’t execute our attacking game plan in the second half which is disappointing. That said, it’s a great win for us.”France thumped Wales 50-0 in the other round three match, scoring eight tries at Cardiff Arms Park.Cyrielle Banet and Laure Sansus both crossed for braces in the Welsh capital as the visitors dominated. Safi N’Diaye, Marine Menager, Julie Annery and Camille Boudaud all also crossed, while 2018 World Player of the Year Jessy Tremouliere added five conversions.Double up: Cyrielle Banet scores her second try against Wales (Getty Images)The final match of round three, due to take place between Italy and Scotland at Stadio Giovanni Mari, was postponed due to concerns over the coronavirus. An increased number of Covid-19 cases in the Milan area led to Italian authorities cancelling all sporting events in the region.A date for the rescheduled match to take place has not yet been confirmed. Group hug: Emily Scarratt, Sarah Bern, Zoe Aldcroft and Amber Reed celebate beating Ireland (Getty Images) Wings Abby Dow and Jess Breach also crossed in the first half, as did Vicky Fleetwood. There were only five points scored in the second half, full-back Sarah McKenna going over.Emily Scarratt had little opportunity to build on her points record for England Women, converting only the first of those five tries. Yet she had a decent excuse given the windy conditions in Doncaster – just watch this attempt…
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Episcopal Café] A letter to Lord Luce of the Crown Nominations Commission from the Global South of the Anglican Communion expresses Global South Primates’ desires for traits they wish to see in the next Archbishop of Canterbury.In a widely released communiqué issued the day after writing to Lord Luce, the Primates write:We have written to the Crown Nominations Commission with concerns from the Global South and important principles for consideration as it nominates candidates for the appointment of a new Archbishop of Canterbury.In cooperation with the Telegraph, which offered coverage of the letter this week – making allusion to its contents and partially quoting from it – Episcopal Café has obtained a copy of the letter, whose text appears in full below.Two brief notes apply: (1) material in boldface simply preserves the original of the letter; and (2) although there is a signature block for The Right Reverend Peter Bartlett, “Representing the Primate of Iglesia Anglicana del Cono Sur de America,” Bishop Bartlett for whatever it is worth has not signed the copy of the letter we saw although others listed as “representing” the primate of their province did.__________20 July 2012The Rt Hon the Lord Luce KG, GCVOChairmanCrown Nominations CommissionAppointment of a new Archbishop of CanterburyThe Global South of the Anglican Communion, comprising more than fifty-five million of the eighty million members of the Anglican Communion, deeply appreciate our historical relation with the See of Canterbury. We therefore commend the following to the Crown Nominations Commission for your serious consideration.It is the reality of the Anglican Communion in the 21st Century that the majority of Anglicans are found within the Global South, especially in Africa. Resulting from the faithful witness of Western missionaries over the past two hundred years, Anglicans today stand in worship and witness amidst diverse cultures, among ancient traditions and often in inter-religious tensions.As noted in the media release of the Church of England on the appointment of the Archbishop of Canterbury, one of his responsibilities is to be “the Focus of Unity of the Anglican Communion… primus inter pares among the bishops.” This role calls for the new Archbishop of Canterbury to always act in a conciliar and collegial manner with his fellow Primates because his decisions will affect the life and witness of Provinces worldwide.The new Archbishop of Canterbury should have the experience and cross-cultural sensitivity to understand the concerns and conflicts in the worldwide Communion. He has to be able to communicate effectively with, and gain the respect and confidence of, his fellow Primates in the Global South. He has to be able, together with his fellow Primates, to more effectively restructure the Anglican Communion Office and the Anglican Consultative Council to better serve the Communion.At a time when the Christian faith faces challenges from other religious as well as secular worldviews, the new Archbishop of Canterbury must be committed to uphold the orthodoxy of the Christian “faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints” (Jude 3). To fulfil his calling and vow as Guardian of Faith, he must have the capacity to collectively put into effect the decisions taken at Lambeth Conferences and Primates Meetings, especially on issues that have led to the present crisis in the Communion.To secure the future and unity of the Communion at a foundational level, the new Archbishop of Canterbury has to work with his fellow Primates to address the ecclesial deficit of the Anglican Communion highlighted in the report of the Windsor Continuation Group.The Archbishop of Canterbury is also responsible to work with ecumenical partners for the unity of the “one holy catholic and apostolic Church”. The new Archbishop of Canterbury must be able to build upon the work of his predecessors while avoiding any further actions that may widen the gap between us and these partners.In conclusion, the Global South Primates expect to be consulted on this decision of great importance for the Communion, and look forward eagerly to the new Archbishop of Canterbury to uplift God’s people in the Anglican fold worldwide in obedience to God’s Word.We wholeheartedly pray and hope that the unity of our beloved Anglican Communion will be restored and strengthened.Faithfully in Christ,Most Rev Dr Mouneer AnisPrimate, The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem & Middle EastChairman, Global South Primates Steering CommitteeMost Rev Nicholas OkohPrimate, The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)Vice-Chairman, Global South Primates Steering CommitteeMost Rev Ian ErnestPrimate, The Church of the Province of the Indian OceanHonorary Secretary, Global South Primates Steering CommitteeMost Rev Bolly LapokPrimate, The Church of the Province of South East AsiaHonorary Treasurer, Global South Primates Steering CommitteeMost Rev Stephen ThanPrimate, The Church of the Province of Myanmar (Burma)Member, Global South Primates Steering CommitteeMost Rev Henri IsingomaPrimate, Province de l’Eglise Angicane du CongoMember, Global South Primates Steering CommitteeMost Rev Daniel DengPrimate, The Episcopal Church of the SudanMember, Global South Primates Steering CommitteeMost Rev Dr Eliud WabukalaPrimate, The Anglican Church of KenyaMember, Global South Primates Steering CommitteeMost Rev David VunagiPrimate, The Church of the Province of MelanesiaMost Rev Joseph KopapaPrimate, The Anglican Church of Papua New GuineaMost Rev Onesphore RwajePrimate, Province de l’Eglise Anglicane au RwandaMost Rev Bernard NtahoturiPrimate, The Anglican Church of BurundiMost Rev Valentino MokiwaPrimate, The Anglican Church of TanzaniaRight Rev Dr Chad GandiyaRepresenting the Primate of The Church of the Province of Central AfricaRight Rev Dr Johannes SeokaRepresenting the Primate of the Anglican Church of Southern AfricaRight Rev Matthias Medadues-BadohuRepresenting the Primate of The Church of the Province of West AfricaRight Rev Peter Bartlett [not signed -ed.]Representing the Primate of Iglesia Anglicana del Cono Sur de Americacc: Most Rev Dr Barry MorganPrimate representing the Anglican Communion, Crown Nominations Commission August 2, 2012 at 1:27 pm The Global South may in fact be the majority in numbers of the Anglican Communion (on paper) but it can barely sustain its own churches, seminary and missions financially. Also, in Africa many of these reported overwhelming numbers of diocesan members authentically represent baptized persons in the villages, just like the Roman Catholics where noone is practicing or can recite anything of the dogma of the church let alone have lay representation.When the day comes that the See of Canterbury is directed by a holy woman I guess we can expect that they will cause schism and leave the authority of the See. Their energy and squabbling would best be spent firming up their own infrastructures- ecclesiastic and secular. ‘That We all Be One’ applies to all parties not just those seen erring from the stated ‘Christian Orthodoxy’. 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Las cuatro diócesis episcopales de la costa que pudieran resultar afectadas son Luisiana, Misisipi, Costa del Golfo Central y Florida.En Haití, los episcopales movilizaron esfuerzos para responder a los más necesitados después que Isaac pasó por la isla Española [que Haití comparte con la República Dominicana] el 24 de agosto, cobrando por lo menos las vidas de 12 personas y desplazando por lo menos a otras 40.000.A pesar de las pérdidas, Oge Beauvoir, obispo sufragáneo de la Diócesis de Haití, quien está asentado en Cabo Haitiano, en la parte norte de la diócesis, escribió en un correo electrónico el 27 de agosto que Haití parecía haberse “librado” de lo peor de Isaac. “Dios ha oído vuestras oraciones… No hay demasiados daños, hasta ahora… Gracias a Dios por eso”.Antes de la tormenta, le habían pedido al clero diocesano que hiciera provisiones para ellos y, donde fuera posible, para sus feligreses. A los clérigos les recordaron que instaran a sus fieles que viven cerca de la costa o cerca de ríos a trasladarse tierra adentro y a quedarse con amigos, y que intentaran hacer lo más que pudieran para almacenar artículos de primera necesidad, tales como agua.Las oficinas de la Diócesis Episcopal de Florida Sudoriental [o del Sudeste] se mantuvieron cerradas el 27 de agosto como medida de precaución, porque algunas franjas externas de la tormenta seguían produciendo lluvias torrenciales y borrascas en la zona.Mary Cox, directora de comunicaciones de la diócesis de Florida Sudoriental, que también incluye los cayos de la Florida, dijo que no tenía conocimiento de ningún problema significativo en la región. “Nuestra mayor preocupación, por supuesto, es por las diócesis compañeras de Haití y la República Dominicana. Estoy segura de que organizaremos ayuda. Y, al igual que todo el mundo, estamos orando por nuestros prójimos de la costa del Golfo”, escribió ella en un correo electrónico al Servicio de prensa Episcopal (ENS).Cox dijo que la diócesis había tenido noticias de compañeros en la República Dominicana que dijeron que todos estaban bien, pero que se encontraban en labores de limpieza después de “montones y montones de lluvia”.El Centro Nacional de Huracanes, en un parte emitido a la 1 P.M. (hora de verano del Este) advirtió de marejadas peligrosas y de resacas que continuarían afectando la península y los cayos de la Florida aproximadamente durante el próximo día, y comenzarían a afectar la costa del Golfo más tarde en el día de hoy. También es posible la formación de algunos tornados aislados desde el centro de la Florida y a través de la zona nororiental de la costa del Golfo hoy y mañana, advertía el parte. Al presente se registraban vientos sostenidos con velocidad máxima de 104 kilómetros por hora, con vientos de fuerza de tormenta tropical que se extienden hasta 386 kilómetros del epicentro. Se espera oleajes de tormenta que pueden alcanzar hasta 3 metros a lo largo de algunas zonas costeras.Isaac, la novena tormenta de la temporada ciclónica del Atlántico en 2012, se desarrolló el 21 de agosto en las Antillas Menores.Mientras Isaac prosigue su rumbo hacia la costa del Golfo, Morris K. Thompson Jr., obispo de Luisiana, escribió a los líderes de la diócesis el 27 de agosto diciéndoles que si bien el pronóstico probablemente “trae consigo algo más que la ansiedad normal asociada con los huracanes, ya que viene en el aniversario del huracán Katrina, en ocasiones como ésta es importante que nos mantengamos firmes en nuestra fe y sabiendo que Dios sigue siendo Dios. De manera que, tal como a la gente le gusta decir, nos preparamos para lo peor y oramos por lo mejor”.Thompson resaltó la importancia de tomar precauciones ahora “para protegernos y proteger a los que están a nuestro cuidado. Debemos saber dónde van a estar en los próximos días los miembros de nuestra familia, nuestros amigos cercanos y (para los que tenemos posiciones de liderazgo en la Iglesia) nuestros feligreses, y ellos deben conocer nuestros planes”.Se han programado llamadas de conferencia para que el clero diocesano pueda evaluar las necesidades inmediatamente después que haya pasado la tormenta. Entre tanto, se ha creado una página web especial en el cibersitio diocesano donde puede aparecer información importante en los próximos días.En Misisipi, la Rda. Carol Borne Spencer, coordinadora diocesana de preparación y respuesta ante desastres, no está descuidando nada.Spencer le comunicaba a los clérigos [de la diócesis], en un correo electrónico del 27 de agosto, que el equipo de trabajo diocesano de preparación para [enfrentar] el desastre está disponible para ofrecer ayuda cuando se necesite, y les recordaba que se remitieran a un folleto sobre preparación para desastres que se le había proporcionado a cada congregación de Misisipi.“Sé que esto es ‘viejo’ para algunos de ustedes que han pasado por este entrenamiento antes”, dijo Spencer, pero “preferiría equivocarme por exceso de precaución. Oro porque cada uno de ustedes se equivoque también por exceso de preparación”.Spencer, coordinadora de servicio comunitario y misión en la catedral de San Andrés [St. Andrew’s] en Jackson, también les pidió a los clérigos que mantuvieran informado al obispo de Misisipi, Duncan Gray III, “de su situación, personal y congregacional, después que pase la tormenta… Por favor, no se olviden de supervisar a los miembros más vulnerables [de vuestras congregaciones], que pueden no contar con otros que los ayuden a prepararse… Oro por la seguridad de todos”.El Rdo. Scott Lenoir, editor de The Mississippi Episcopalian y sacerdote auxiliar en la iglesia episcopal de San Juan [St. John’s], en Ocean Springs, dijo a ENS que estará en “pleno espíritu de preparación como todos los demás” en la diócesis. Dijo que su iglesia permanecería abierta el martes por la noche y el miércoles por la mañana, cuando se espera que la tormenta toque tierra, ya que varios feligreses viven en zonas propensas a inundarse y su iglesia se encuentra en un terreno más elevado.Lenoir, que es copresidente del equipo de trabajo diocesano de preparación para desastres, dijo que durante los últimos 12 meses el equipo ha reunido un detallado banco de datos que puede usarse como una herramienta de socorro en el caso de una crisis. El equipo también se ha reunido con todas las convocaciones (grupos de parroquias) de la diócesis en el empeño de instruir, preparar y hacer acopio de información sobre recursos.Aunque la Diócesis de Alabama —que está localizada bastante tierra adentro y se extiende desde Montgomery al norte hasta la frontera de Tennessee— probablemente no sufrirá el embate de la tormenta, está en disposición de prestar ayuda a las diócesis costeras si llegara a ser necesario, dijo a ENS Dave Drachlis, Coordinador de Comunicaciones.Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales se mantiene en contacto regular con sus aliados en las diócesis afectadas y está en disposición de ofrecer apoyo y asistencia.– Matthew Davies es redactor y reportero del Servicio de Prensa Episcopal. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. 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Fisher with his wife Susan and sons John, 17 and Scott, 21 accept applause just after his Oct. 6 ordination and consecration. Photo/Diocese of Texas[Diocese of Texas] The Rev. Jeff W. Fisher, former rector of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Waco, Tex., was ordained and consecrated bishop in Tyler on Oct. 6 with a combined choir of 50 voices, brass and timpani. More than 350 attended the festival Eucharist in Caldwell Auditorium decorated with profuse arrangements of yellow roses, just a week before Tyler prepares for its annual Rose Festival.Fisher was elected bishop suffragan at Christ Church Cathedral, Houston, on June 2, 2012. Fisher will serve in the eastern region of the Diocese of Texas and will be located in Tyler. In addition to his regular episcopal visits, Fisher will have oversight of clergy pastoral care and renewal and prison ministries.The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop was the chief consecrator, joined by current Bishop of Texas C. Andrew Doyle and his two predecessors, the Rt. Rev. Don A. Wimberly and the Rt. Rev. Claude E. Payne; Texas Bishop Suffragan Dena Harrison and Texas Bishop Suffragan Rayford High (ret).High has been nominated to become provisional bishop of Fort Worth upon approval of the diocesan convention November 3.Fisher’s ordination and consecration was celebrated for an entire weekend with receptions at Christ Church on Friday and Saturday and a luncheon for clergy with Jefferts Schori on Friday. She also visited an historic African American Episcopal Church, St. John’s, founded in 1892 and All Saints Episcopal School during her stay in Tyler.While Fisher was rector of St. Alban’s, Waco, the church experienced an unprecedented 85 percent growth. Forced to close the school on campus, Fisher led the congregation to start a community center that now houses community theatre and music programs for youth as well as many other community groups and outreach programs. A graduate of the University of Texas and Virginia Theological Seminary, Fisher was ordained in 2004 and previously served as chief financial officer for Hand Benefits & Trust, Inc., Houston.He has served on a number of diocesan commissions and committees, most recently chairing the Greenfield Commission, established to encourage new and innovative church plants. In Waco, Fisher held a successful Bible study class at a local pub. He also served as leader of the Greater Waco Interfaith Conference and was a board member of the Waco Partnership for Psychological and Spiritual Care.“A bishop is called to look upon the people and love them, to challenge and encourage them, [and to remind them] that with God all things are possible,” Fisher said. He said his wife Susan had supported him in his decision to leave business and attend seminary, and to stand for election for bishop. Fisher and his wife Susan have two sons, Scott, 21 and John, 17. 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La catedral episcopal en sus 106 años de existencia ha celebrado oficios de investidura presidencial durante muchos años. Éste siguió a la 57ª. Foto de Carolyn Kaster para la AP.[Episcopal News Service] Como es tradicional en tales eventos, la investidura del presidente Barack Obama tuvo lugar en un marco devoto, y los episcopales y sus iglesias desempeñaron importantes papeles en apoyar espiritualmente el comienzo del segundo período del presidente.El Oficio de Oración por la 57ª. investidura presidencial, que se celebró el 22 de enero en la Catedral Nacional de Washington, fue el final oficial de los eventos de la toma de posesión.La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori elevó una oración por la nación durante el oficio.“Dios todopoderoso, tú nos has dado esta buena tierra como nuestra herencia. Haz que siempre recordemos tu generosidad y que constantemente hagamos tu voluntad”, oró Jefferts Schori hacia el final del oficio. “Bendice nuestra tierra con una industria honrada y un honorable modo de vivir. Líbranos de violencia, discordia y confusión; de orgullo y arrogancia y de toda senda de mal. Haz a los que venimos de muchas naciones con muchas lenguas diferentes un pueblo unido.“Defiende nuestras libertades y concede a los que le hemos confiado la autoridad del gobierno el espíritu de sabiduría, de manera que pueda haber justicia y paz en nuestra tierra. Cuando los tiempos sean prósperos, que nuestros corazones sean agradecidos; y en tiempos difíciles, no dejes que vacile nuestra confianza en ti. En tu santo Nombre oramos”.El Rdo. Adam Hamilton, pastor principal de la Iglesia Metodista Unida de la Resurrección en Leawood, Kansas, fue el predicador.“Nosotros los norteamericanos lo decimos rara vez, pero deberíamos decirlo mucho más a menudo: gracias por entregarse, por sacrificarse, por vivir en casas transparentes, por aceptar el constante barraje de la crítica con muy pocos elogios, por estar dispuestos a arriesgarlo todo con tal de servir a este país. Gracias, gracias”, dijo Hamilton al comienzo de su sermón de casi 17 minutos, dirigiéndose a Obama y a Biden y provocando un aplauso.Hamilton dijo, haciéndose eco de las palabras de Abraham Lincoln, que demasiados norteamericanos sienten que Estados Unidos es “como una casa dividida que no puede levantarse”.Él le recordó a la congregación que los israelitas estuvieron vagando en el desierto y quejándose del liderazgo de Moisés. Hamilton también invocó la advertencia de Proverbios de que “el pueblo que no tiene visión perece”.Ellos [los israelitas] no llegaron a perecer en el sentido literal [del término], reconoció Hamilton, ellos simplemente se la pasaron arguyendo y no podían lograr hacer nada.En su sermón, Hamilton les rogó a los líderes del país y a todos sus ciudadanos que volviesen a Dios para encontrar un medio de ponerle fin a las disputas partidarias. “Las personas en esta ciudad y en este salón” son las únicas que pueden conducir esa trayectoria, afirmó.“Dios le ha dado un don singular, Señor Presidente”, agregó. “A diferencia de cualquier otro presidente que jamás hayamos tenido, usted tiene la capacidad de proyectar una visión e inspirar a la gente. Usted debería de haber sido predicador”.“Dios realmente le tiene en el lugar exacto donde él quiere que esté”, añadió Hamilton provocando el aplauso y la risa.Para que Estados Unidos tenga un futuro, sus líderes y sus ciudadanos necesitan una profunda y duradera fe en Dios, afirmó Hamilton, añadiendo que esa fe es la que sostiene la ardua tarea de unificar a un país y de servir a los que necesitan ayuda.“Llévenos a ser un pueblo compasivo”, imploró Hamilton a Obama, instándole a forjar una visión, a ser persistente en verla realizada y que cuando se canse en su trabajo “espere en el Señor, que él le renovará sus fuerzas”.Al oficio interreligioso asistieron aproximadamente 2.200 invitados e incluyó a 23 representantes de varias denominaciones cristianas, así como del islam, el judaísmo y el sijismo.El Muy Rdo. Gary Hall, deán de la catedral, se unió a la obispa de la Diócesis de Washington, Mariann Edgar Budde en darle la bienvenida a la congregación, en inglés y español, a “su casa”.Aunque abundaron las palabras y la música de las liturgias tradicionales de la Iglesia Episcopal, el oficio incluyó también el Shemá Yisrael por el cantor Mikhail Manevich, de la Congregación Hebrea de Washington, antes de las oraciones por los que gobiernan; la Adhán islámica, por el Dr. Abdullah M. Khouj, presidente e imán del Centro Islámico de Washington D.C., antes de las oraciones por los que sirven, y la cantora de la Catedral, Allison Mondel, cantó un invitatorio a la oración de Hildegarda de Bingen antes de las oración de los fieles.Las lecturas incluyeron Isaías 55:6-11, II Corintios 4:6-10 y Mateo 5:13-16, y los himnos congregacionales fueron For the healing of the nation [“Por la salud de la nación”], Come, thou fount of every blessing [“Fuente de la vida eterna”] y Great is thy faithfulness [“Grande es tu fidelidad”]. La congregación también cantó el himno nacional y America the Beautiful. [“América la bella”].El orden del oficio se encuentra aquí. El vídeo a solicitud se encuentra aquí y una galería de fotos del oficio se encuentra aquí.El oficio de oración es una tradición que se remonta a la toma de posesión de George Washington y se considera la conclusión de los eventos oficiales de la investidura presidencial.La primera investidura de George Washington en 1789 en Nueva York se apegó en gran medida a una resolución congresional que seguía de cerca la ceremonia de la coronación inglesa, según información que se puede encontrar en la página web de la catedral. [Esa resolución] exigía que, después de la juramentación del cargo frente al Edificio Federal de Wall Street, el Senado y la Cámara fuesen andando un corto tramo hasta la capilla de San Pablo en Broadway para oír el “oficio divino” por el capellán del Congreso, el obispo Samuel Provoost, quien desempeñó un papel semejante al del arzobispo de Cantórbery en los oficios de coronación ingleses.La ronda de oraciones públicas para el segundo período de Obama comenzó el 20 de enero, el día antes de la investidura oficial, cuando la familia Obama asistió al servicio de la Iglesia Metodista Episcopal Africana Metropolitana, una de las iglesias más antiguas del Distrito de Columbia. En su sermón, el Rdo. Ronald E. Braxton, el pastor principal de la iglesia, se valió del lema de la campaña de la reelección de Obama, “Adelante” para contar la historia de Moisés, según el informe de prensa de la Casa Blanca.Él instó a Obama y a otros a no permitir que los obstáculos interfirieran “cuando [ir hacia] adelante es la única opción”.La congregación manifestó un ruidoso entusiasmo y los llamados y las respuestas fueron aumentando en intensidad durante el sermón, según cuentan los medios de prensa.En la mañana de la investidura oficial, los Obama, acompañados por el vicepresidente Joe Biden y su esposa Jill, asistieron a un oficio de oración en la iglesia de San Juan [St. John’s] en la Plaza Lafayette frente a la Casa Blanca. Esta parroquia episcopal ha tenido 11 de estos oficios matutinos de investidura, a partir de uno para Franklin Roosevelt, le dijo a la congregación el rector, Rdo. Luis León, según el informe de prensa de la Casa Blanca.El oficio ecuménico e interreligioso que incluyó un cierto número de clérigos, comenzó con el coro cantando The New Colossus [“El nuevo coloso”], seguido por la bienvenida de parte de León y el himno O God, our help in ages past [“Dios nuestro apoyo en los pasados siglos”]. El pastor Joel Hunter, de Northland, una Iglesia diseminada por Longwood, Florida, dijo en su oración que Dios “usara este oficio para consagrarles no sólo a ellos, sino a los que ellos sirven…”.Cynthia Hale, pastora principal de la Iglesia Cristiana Rayo de Esperanza en Decatur, Georgia, leyó una lección del Antiguo Testamento (Josué1:1-19), seguido por el himno Praise to the Lord, the almighty [“Alma, bendice al Señor, Rey potente de gloria”] y una lectura del Salmo 139:1-13 por el rabino David Saperstein, del Centro de Acción Religiosa del Judaísmo Reformado.Después el coro cantó Amazing Grace [“Maravillosa Gracia”] y el cardenal Donald Wuerl, arzobispo de Washington, leyó el evangelio (Mateo 6:25-34). Luego, Ledisi, un cantante de R&B, cantó “I feel like moving on” que suscitó un entusiasta aplauso, según el informe de la prensa.El pastor Andy Stanley, de la Iglesia Comunitaria de North Point, en Alpharetta, Georgia, dijo en su sermón que Obama debía ser el “pastor en jefe” y que él y demás en el poder deben “ejercer ese poder para beneficio del resto de las personas en la sala”, haciendo notar que el presidente tiene “una sala extremadamente grande”.La congregación cantó Be thou my visión [“Sé tú mi inspiración”] y el P. León dirigió a la congregación en oraciones por la nación. El obispo “Vacti Mckenzie, obispo presidente del 10th Distrito Episcopal de la Iglesia Metodista Episcopal Africana bendijo a Obama, a Biden y a sus familias.Posteriormente en el día, el Rdo. León cerró la ceremonia de investidura con una bendición en la cual, entre otras cosas, pidió a Dios que dotara los corazones de Obama y Biden “de sabiduría y contención, de manera que la paz pueda prevalecer con la equidad, la justicia con el orden, de manera que los hombres y las mujeres a través de la nación puedan encontrarse unos con otros en la plenitud de nuestra humanidad”.León, de 63 años, que nació en Guantánamo, Cuba, vino solo a Estados Unidos a los 11 años de edad en 1961 durante lo que se conoce como Operación Pedro Pan, según un informe que aparece aquí.Un vídeo que registra la oración del P. León se encuentra aquí y el texto de su oración puede encontrarse aquí.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reporta de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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