Video: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Message for Lent 2016

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That is what we are called to be. Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Norm Morford says: Video Rector Washington, DC 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, 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 Shreveport, LA Mike Watson says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA February 11, 2016 at 8:48 am Ah, so, Bp. +Michael — serving too many needy folks with too few resources — and surely weEpiscopalians have more frozen assets than many folks throughout the world.Thanks for your leadership. Being canonically resident in the Dio. of Indpls. but workingnow and then in the Dio. of No. Ind., Doug Sparks, being bishop elect there and beginningJuly 1, 2016, and the Dio. of Indpls. having a new bishop by April 17, 2017, we surely arein the maelstrom here — may God enable us to become more DOERS of the word! Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Maxanna Demko says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] “The season of Lent is upon us,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry says in his Message for Lent 2016. “It is a season of making a renewed commitment to participate and be a part of the movement of Jesus in this world.”The holy season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 10, and continues to the festive day of Easter on March 27.The video also is available here.The following is the text of the Presiding Bishop’s Message for Lent 2016:Message for Lent 2016Clarence Jorden of the Koinonia Movement many years ago wrote this:Jesus founded the most revolutionary movement in human history, a movement built on the unconditional love of God for the world, and the mandate to those who follow to live that love.The season of Lent is upon us. It is a season of making a renewed commitment to participate and be a part of the movement of Jesus in this world. You can see some of that in the Gospel lesson for the first Sunday of Lent where Luke says that after the Baptism of Jesus he went into the wilderness, there to be tempted of Satan.After the Baptism. Baptism is the sacrament of commitment to the Jesus Movement. It is to be washed, if you will, in the love and the reality of God, and to emerge from that great washing as one whose life is dedicated to living that love in the world.In this season of Lent, we take some time to focus on what that means for our lives, whether it is as simple as giving up chocolate candy or as profound as taking on a commitment to serve the poor or to serve others in some new way. Whatever it is, let that something be something that helps you participate in the movement of God’s love in this world following in the footsteps of Jesus.And the truth is, the fact that Jesus was baptized and began that movement in the world and immediately found himself tempted by the devil is an ever-present reminder that this movement is not without struggle. It is not easy. The truth is, this movement is difficult. It’s hard work. It’s work of following Jesus to the cross. And it’s work of following Jesus through the cross to the Resurrection. To new life. And new possibility. That is our calling. That is the work of the movement. To help this world move from what is often the nightmare of the world itself into the dream that God intends.So I pray that this Lent, as they used to say many years ago, might be the first day of the rest of your life. It might be a new day for this world.God love you. God bless you. Have a blessed Lent, a glorious Easter, and you keep the faith.The Most Rev. Michael Curry Presiding Bishop and Primate The Episcopal Church Rector Collierville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit an Event Listing Comments are closed. Doug Desper says: Submit a Job Listing February 15, 2016 at 11:40 am It has been noted by people wiser than I am that there must be a balance between “doing” and also “believing” as a Christian, or else we just become a humanitarian organization that is no different than Rotary or Up With People.In “John – Gospel of Light and Life” author Adam Hamilton notes it like this: that the 3 Synoptic Gospels place emphasis on following/action, and the Gospel of John places emphasis on “believing in order that you may have life in My Name”. Jesus called the whole world — especially his Church — to do both without exclusive of one or the other. 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