Pictorial Brochure — Part 1 (online version) is posted

January 23, 2007

Updated Tuesday Jan 23, 14:45 EST / 19:45 GMT

As we announced last night, we managed to find pictures for all 38 Anglican Primates. We’ve not got Part 1 of our Primates Picture Gallery posted below. Look for Part 2 sometime tonight. Tomorrow we expect to have these available in Word and PDF format for download, printing and distribution.

Feel free to offer suggestions or comments if there’s any way these resources could be improved.

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Woohoo!! We’ve done it! We’ve got pictures of all 38 Primates! Korea and North India were the hardest to find, but we Google warriors persevered. Fr. Binks kept nagging oops, ENCOURAGING us to continue searching for ++N. India’s picture long after common sense dictated giving up! Hat tip to our favorite Elf Lord for reminding us to never say never. Binks’ motto must be everything is online somewhere if you look hard enough! ;-)

So, this means we can finish up the Pictorial Brochure of all the Primates. WATCH THIS SPACE! We hope to have it online sometime tomorrow (Tuesday).


Anglican Communion Primates: A Picture Gallery (part 1)

January 23, 2007

Note: we designed this post on the assumption that most blog readers would not display the text full screen, but have a left-hand favorites or bookmarks window open. If the formatting is difficult to read (i.e. the pictures crowd on top of one another or cascade in diagonal format across the page), try changing the width of your display page (making it narrower). We will have a better-formatted PRINTABLE version of this online tomorrow.

Part 2 will be posted sometime tonight.

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Anglican Communion Primates: A Picture Gallery (part 1)

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The Most Revd William Brown Turei The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia
The Most Revd William Brown Turei
photo credit: Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

God, who from of old taught the hearts of your faithful people
by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit:
grant ______ by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour,
who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

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The Most Revd Phillip Aspinall, AustraliaThe Anglican Church of Australia

The Most Revd Phillip John Aspinall
Photo Credit: Anglican Communion website

Almighty God, you have given your Holy Spirit to the Church to lead us into all truth:
bless ___________ with the Spirit’s grace and presence.
Keep him and the Primates steadfast in faith and united in love,
that they may manifest your glory and prepare the way of your kingdom;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

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The Rt Revd Michael S Baroi, BangladeshThe Church of Bangladesh
The Rt Revd Michael S Baroi
Photo Credit: The Episcopal Church/ACNS

God of power, whose Holy Spirit renews your people.
May the boldness of the Spirit transform ______,
the gentleness of the Spirit lead ___________,
and the gifts of the Spirit equip _______ to serve and worship you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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The Most Revd Maur�cio José Araújo de Andrade, Brazil Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil
The Most Revd Maurício José Araújo de Andrade
Photo Credit: Diocese Anglicana de Brasília

Eternal God, giver of love and power,
your Son Jesus Christ has sent us into all the world
to preach the gospel of his kingdom:
confirm __________ in this mission,
and help him to live the good news we proclaim;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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The Most Revd Bernard Ntahoturi, Burundi The Episcopal Church of Burundi
The Most Revd Bernard Ntahoturi
Photo Credit: Global South Anglican blog

Almighty God, who called your Church to witness
that you were in Christ reconciling the world to yourself:
help ________ to proclaim the good news of your love,
that all who hear it may be drawn to you;
through him who was lifted up on the cross,
and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

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The Most Revd Andrew Hutchinson, CanadaThe Anglican Church of Canada
The Most Revd Andrew Sandford Hutchison
Photo Credit: The Anglican Communion website

Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified:
hear our prayer which we offer for _________,
that in his vocation and ministry he may serve you in holiness and truth
to the glory of your name; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

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The Most Revd Bernard Malango, Central AfricaThe Church of the Province of Central Africa
The Most Revd Bernard Amos Malango
Photo Credit: Global South Anglican blog

Almighty God, the giver of all good gifts, look with mercy on your servant ______,
maintain him in truth and renew him in holiness,
that by word and good example he may faithfully serve you
to the glory of your name and the benefit of your Church;
through the merits of our Saviour Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

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The Most Revd Martin de Jesus Barahona Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America
The Most Revd Martin de Jesus Barahona
photo credit: Anglican Communion website

Almighty God, you have entrusted to your Church
a share in the ministry of your Son our great high priest:
inspire _________ by your Holy Spirit to offer himself to you,
that strengthened by your power, he may work for the increase of your kingdom
and set forward the eternal praise of your name;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

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The Most Revd Dr. Fidèle Dirokpa, CongoProvince de L’Eglise Anglicane Du Congo
The Most Revd Dr. Fidèle Dirokpa
Photo Credit: Global South Anglican blog

God our Father, Lord of all the world, through your Son
you have called us into the fellowship of your universal Church:
hear our prayer for ____________
that in his vocation and ministry he may be an instrument of your love,
and give to your servant ________ the needful gifts of grace;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

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The Most Revd Rowan Douglas Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury The Church of England, Archbishop of Canterbury
The Most Revd Rowan Douglas Williams
photo credit: Archbishop of Canterbury website (Lambeth Palace)

Heavenly Father, whose ascended Son
gave gifts of leadership and service to the Church:
strengthen ____________ and the Primates
to be good stewards of your manifold grace;
through him who came not to be served but to serve,
and give his life as a ransom for many,
Jesus Christ our Lord.

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The Most Revd Peter Kwong, Hong KongHong Kong Sheng Kung Hui
The Most Revd Peter Kwong
Photo Credit: Anglican Communion website

Almighty God, whose Son revealed in signs and miracles the wonder of your saving presence:
renew ________ with your heavenly grace,
and in all his weakness sustain him by your mighty power;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

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The Most Revd Gerald James (Ian) Ernest , Indian Ocean The Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean
The Most Revd Gerald James (Ian) Ernest
PhotoCredit: Anglican Communion Website

Go before ______ Lord, in all he does with your most gracious favour,
and guide him with your continual help,
that in all his works begun, continued and ended in you,
he may glorify your holy name,
and finally by your mercy receive everlasting life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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The Right Reverend Alan Edwin Thomas Harper, Primate of All Ireland The Church of Ireland
The Most Revd Alan Edwin Thomas Harper (elected Jan 10, 2007)
Photo Credit: Church of Ireland website

Holy God,
we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ:
may __________ reflect his life in word and deed,
that all the world may know his power to change and save.
This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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The Most Revd Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu, JapanThe Nippon Sei Ko Kai (The Anglican Communion in Japan)
The Most Revd Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu
Photo Credit: Lent & Beyond / Celinda Scott, Anglican Fellowship of Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us
that what we do for the least of our brothers and sisters
we do also for you:
give ________ the will to be the servant of others
as you were the servant of all, and gave up your life and died for us,
but are alive and reign, now and for ever.

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The Most Revd George Clive Handford, Primate Jerusalem & the Middle EastThe Episcopal Church in Jerusalem & The Middle East
The Most Revd George Clive Handford
Photo Credit: The Anglican Communion website

Almighty Father, who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples
with the sight of the risen Lord:
give ________ such knowledge of Christ’s presence,
that he may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life
and serve you continually in righteousness and truth;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever.

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The Most Revd Benjamin Nzimbi, Kenya The Anglican Church of Kenya
The Most Revd Benjamin M P Nzimbi
Photo Credit: Anglican Church of Kenya

O Lord, from whom all good things come:
grant to ___________ your humble servant,
that by your holy inspiration he may think those things that are good,
and by your merciful guiding may perform the same;
through our Lord Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

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The Most Revd Francis Kyung Jo Park, Korea The Anglican Church of Korea
The Most Revd Francis Kyung Jo Park
Photo credit: The Korea Times

Risen Christ, you filled your disciples with boldness and fresh hope:
strengthen _______ to proclaim your risen life
and fill him with your peace, to the glory of God the Father.

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The Most Revd Sir Ellison Leslie Pogo KBE, Province of MelanesiaThe Church of the Province of Melanesia
The Most Revd Sir Ellison Leslie Pogo KBE
Photo Credit: Anglican Communion website

Risen Christ, faithful shepherd of your Father’s sheep:
teach _________ to hear your voice
and to follow your command,
that all your people may be gathered into one flock,
to the glory of God the Father.

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The Most Revd Carlos Touche-Porter, Mexico La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico
The Most Revd Carlos Touche-Porter
Photo Credit: Iglesia Anglicana de México

Eternal God, whose Son Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life:
grant _______ to walk in his way,
to rejoice in his truth, and to share his risen life;
who is alive and reigns, now and for ever.

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Acknowledgements and Note:

Thanks to ENS, ACNS, and Global South Anglican blog for permission to use photos from their websites. We have attempted to provide detailed photo credits for all pictures, with links to their original context.

A note on the prayers.
All the prayers here are from the Church of England Common Worship website, from the page of Collects and Post-Communion prayers. Prayers have been usually been very slightly adapted to make them appropriate to use as intercessions for others. There was no attempt to pick a prayer for a specific primate, so nothing should be inferred from what prayer is listed for a particular bishop. Instead, prayers were chosen that focused on themes of guidance, mission and evangelism, the empowering of the Holy Spirit, leadership, servanthood, faithfulness to Christ — which we considered important themes and prayer needs for all the Primates, thus we assume the prayers are interchangeable for any Primate.

This compilation of photos and prayers was prepared in January 2007 by the Lent & Beyond blog team (http://lent.classicalanglican.net) to faciliate intercession for the Anglican Primates. Please feel free to distribute it widely as long as proper attribution is given. For more information, contact us at: AnglicanPrayer@gmail.com


Galatians and Isaiah

January 23, 2007

And I was unknown by face to the churches of Judea which were in Christ. (Galatians 1:22)

Jesus, I pray that all your church will come to know your ministry and teaching through Paul.

But they were hearing only, “He who formerly persecuted us now preaches the faith which he once tried to destroy.” (Galatians 1:23)

Holy Spirit, we too long to hear that those who presently persecute your church and people will be preaching the faith which they once tried to destroy. Please work in their hearts and bring them to new life in Jesus.

Jesus, please set those congregations which are being persecuted free to follow you.

And they glorified God in me. (Galatians 1:24)

Father, let the conversion of our persecutors bring you glory.

“Come near to me, hear this: I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, I was there. And now the Lord GOD and his Spirit have sent me.” (Isaiah 48:16)

Lord GOD, help us listen to your servants that you send us.

Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way you should go.” (Isaiah 48:17)

Jesus, you are our redeemer — there is no other — help us receive your teaching so that we may profit by it and lead us in the way we should go.

“Oh, that you had heeded my commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.” (Isaiah 48:18)

Father, help us heed your commandments so that we may have your peace. Help your people hearken to what you have said and are saying through your living words.

“Your descendants also would have been like the sand, and the offspring of your body like the grains of sand; his name would not have been cut off nor destroyed from before me.” (Isaiah 48:19)

Jesus, the Episcopal Church is shrinking — there are few children coming to faith in you. Your church has been unfruitful and our name is being cut off. Have mercy on us and bring us back to you.

***** A response from Bp. Bill [see below]:
Researching the Primates is a wonderful idea. It is much easier to pray for someone you know something about. Thank you Marjorie. I would encourage the other members of the prayer team to do the same if you are able. Thank you all so much for your willingness to take part in this vitally important ministry of prayer. May our Lord Jesus Christ, bless each of you richly, as you hold the Primates and the Church up in prayer. Come Holy Spirit and be with us now, inspire our thoughts and prayers, and use us mightily in Your service.
Yours in Christ,
+Bill

***** Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 13:52:31 -0500
From: “Marjorie Butterworth”
Subject: Anglican communion
Dear Torre and Jean,
I have just “Googled” the Primate for whom I will be praying and realized what a great opportunity to learn of a part of the communion about which I know very little. The opportunity to acquaint ourselves (and expand our horizons) with the larger Anglican family is an unexpected blessing to this time of prayer. Will also submit a short write-up to share in the February church newsletter.
God bless.
Marj Butterworth

[Note from Torre: There are a wealth of resources about the Primates and suggested prayers on Lent & Beyond.]

Albany Intercessor


Two prayers for the Primates Meeting — adapted from the Diocese of San Joaquin

January 23, 2007

The Diocese of San Joaquin is one of several dioceses who have linked to the Lent & Beyond Primates Prayer campaign resources. In following the L&B site meter back to the Diocese of San Joaquin prayer page, I came across these two great prayers originally posted for the Diocese of San Joaquin diocesan convention in December. I’ve modified them for the Primates meeting:

“Almighty and everlasting Father, you have given the Holy Spirit to abide with us for ever: Bless, we pray, with his grace and presence the Primates and other leaders about to be assembled in your Name, that your Church, being preserved in true faith and godly discipline, may fulfill all the mind of him who loved it and gave himself for it, your Son Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.” Amen

Eternal Lord God, who by the Holy Spirit presided at the council of the Apostles to guide them in all knowledge and truth: Be present with the Primates of the Anglican Communion soon to be assembled in Dar es Salaam Tanzania. In the passions of debate give them a quiet spirit, in the complexities of the issues give them clear minds, and in the moments of decision give them courageous hearts. Guide them in all things to seek only your glory and the good of your Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Amen

And all God’s people said: AMEN!


Primates prayer day 16 –Abp. Venables of the Southern Cone

January 23, 2007

Philippians 2:12-18, Morning Prayer, 1928 BCP

2:14 Do all things without complaining or disputing, 15 that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine like lights in the world, 16 holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.

Lord Jesus, Head of the Church, we give thanks for Gregory and ask your blessing on his ministry to the Southern Cone of the Americas, and to the Anglican Communion.

Lord, in these “crooked and perverse” times, Gregory has taken controversial actions to defend your word of life. Now, we beseech you to help him in the hard work ahead, as he and the other Primates seek to honor the church-building labors of Paul and the first Apostles. Even in the storm of complaining and disputing, Lord, let Gregory bring forth good and gentle fruit of the Spirit. Let him “hold fast the word” and bring together apostolic witness, to your glory and the blessing of all your people. We pray this in your Holy Name. Amen.

(On a personal note, I give thanks on this 19th anniversary of my priesting, the commemoration of Phillips Brooks: “No ear may hear His coming, but in this world of sin, Where meek souls will receive Him still, the dear Christ enters in.” http://www.cyberhymnal.org/bio/b/r/o/brooks_p.htm
Tim F.)


A suggested Lent Reading List from Churchyear.net

January 23, 2007

Regular readers will know that I have become a big fan of ChurchYear.Net It is a must bookmark site for any liturgical Christian. I don’t recall seeing this Lenten Reading List on their site previously. In any case, some very interesting ideas for Lenten devotional reading.

Check it Out.


Archbishop Hutchison of Canada on the Upcoming Primates Meeting

January 23, 2007

Last week the Anglican Journal of Canada published a fairly lengthy story on the lead up to what could be a “difficult” Primates Meeting in Tanzania. They included some comments by Abp. Hutchison, the Primate of Canada:

Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, has acknowledged that primates are approaching their coming meeting with trepidation.

“I think everybody is a little nervous about just what the outcome of that meeting might be,” he said in an interview. “There is a drift … away from the centre, (by) certain provinces within the Communion and they seem to be very well-organized and I wonder what that’s all about and what impact that might have on the primates’ meeting.”

At the same time, however, said Archbishop Hutchison, “I know there have been some real efforts toward helping people listen to each other and speak to each other civilly and reasonably over differences, and some of those have been more successful than others. I don’t know that any of that has closed the gap in terms of positions. But it certainly has been a great improvement in terms of the tone of the dialogue.”
Archbishop Hutchison said the Canadian church was less likely at this meeting to be in “the hot seat” like it was in Dromantine, since it has yet to officially respond to the recommendations of the Windsor Report. The church’s governing body, General Synod, is expected to state its official position during a meeting this June in Winnipeg.

Archbishop Hutchison expressed the hope that the coming meeting “will achieve some clarity on the way forward for the communion.” He added: “We have a significant issue before us – Archbishop Williams’ proposal that there be a covenant of some kind developed, and it will be interesting to hear the responses to that around the table. I hope that we will see that as a way forward so that we can still remain a part of a family even though there are some serious disagreements among us.”

The full article is here


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