Union of Black Episcopalians President Kim Coleman reflects on the contributions of UBE Patron Saint, the Rev. Alexander Crummell. He was an Episcopal Priest, educator, scholar, abolitionist and organizer against racism.
We celebrate the feast of Rev. Alexander Crummell on September 10th and UBE Sunday September 13th. Feel free to add this video to your Sunday Worship Service.
The Rev. Dr. Lynn A. Collins
PHOTOGRAPHY and MEDIA PRODUCTION
What to the Slave is the Fourth of July
– A Video recorded at the Frederick Douglass Circle in New York City
On July 5, 1852 Frederick Douglass delivered this speech in Rochester, NY.
The speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July," is one of Douglass’ most iconic and thought-provoking presentations and remains a source of critical conversation in our country today.
This video of excerpts of the speech was recorded at the Frederick Douglaass Circle in New York City. We invite you to listen, reflect and take action in your communities.
The Board of Directors of the Episcopal Urban Caucus, July 7, 2020
This news item was provided by Fr. Sheldon Hamblin, EUC Board Member.
*A transcript of the entire speech may be found at:
Episcopal Urban Caucus
P. O. Box 21182
Park West Station
New York, NY 10025
EUC Assembly Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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the COVID-19 pandemic is taking a terrible toll on the world’s economy, as well as on our relationships, mental health, and lives overall.
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THE LIVING CHURCH/COVENANT LANDON MOORE ARTICLE:
The Rev. Landon Moore is an associate priest
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The Church of Ascension in Rockville Centre will reopen on July 5 with social distancing guidelines in place. With Phase Two now in effect on Long Island, places of worship were permitted to reopen at 25 percent capacity on June 10.
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Stephanie Tonnesen Hornbac of All Saints Episcopal Church in Bayside submitted the following article by parishioner Diana Gilday and SUNY Purchase student who wrote for her campus newspaper about the church’s move to online services due to the coronavirus. Please click on the following web link to see the article.
From The Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Word to the Church: What Would Love Do?
In the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, we are now at another one of those threshold moments when important and significant decisions must be made on all levels of our global community for the good and the well-being of the entire human family. In this moment, I would ask you to allow me to share with you a Word to the Church: What Would Love Do?
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Presiding Bishop's video message, and transcript.
Information shared by the Rev. Sheldon N.N. Hamblin, St. Paul's Church, Flatbush, Brooklyn
Lauren Elvers Collins, Executive Director
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By Olivia Winslow
email@example.com Updated March 29, 2020 4:47 PM
On the Fifth Sunday of Lent, worshippers from the Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City were gathered for morning prayer, though not in the sanctuary.
They were seated before computer screens, tablets or phones in their kitchens, living rooms and elsewhere, as they settled in for service and the discussion to follow through Zoom videoconferencing.
Many said they appreciated the ability to commune with one another — even if only virtually — since the coronavirus' spread has led governments to halt large gatherings and urge people to stay home.
"Being able to pray this way on Sunday morning is a good relief," said one cathedral worshipper, who was among 50 people who joined the videoconference. Said another, "It's wonderful to see you, even though we can't see each other in person."
"It's wonderful to see you all for prayer," said The Very Rev. Dr. Michael Sniffen, a priest who is the dean of the cathedral. The cathedral has a membership of about 800 families, and is the mother church for the 60,000 member Episcopal Diocese on Long Island, he said.
In an interview later, Sniffen said of shifting to Zoom videoconferencing: "We’re really learning on the fly. We’re building it as it happens. For us, it seems like the pastoral connection and seeing each others' faces is the most important part."
Before the service started, Sniffen gave instructions on how to communicate in the videoconference. Parishioners were encouraged to "unmute yourself when we're sharing intercessions and petitions. ... And we do encourage you to pray out loud at home just as if you were in church as we raise our prayers together."
A prayer was said, followed by the hymn "How Firm a Foundation," sung a cappella by the Rev. Canon Michael F. Delaney, cathedral vicar. One line reads, "Fear not, I am with you."
Then in prayer, Father Delaney asked God to "look with mercy on those who have contracted the coronavirus, on all who are vulnerable and on all who feel endangered. Through this time of global concern, by your Holy Spirit, bring out the best, not the worst in us. Make us more aware of our interdependence on each other."
Some congregants asked for prayers for family members who have fallen ill with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Others sought prayers for the safety of family members who are health care workers and first-responders who are attending to those sickened by the virus.
During the virtual coffee-hour following service, a health care worker, who could be seen wearing a surgical face mask and scrubs — two co-workers similarly clad could be seen standing behind her — said: "We're hanging in there. I'm at work right now. ... I was wondering, if it was not too much trouble, if we can get a special prayer today?"
The Rev. Adam Bucko responded, asking God "To hold them with care, support them, to encourage them, and most of all to protect them. May you please keep them safe, may you inspire all of their actions ... and may you let them know they are never alone."
Sniffen, in the interview, said of the coronavirus' effect on his congregation: "One of the things that I’m noticing specifically, as a pastoral caregiver, is grief, all the stages: Anger, denial, acceptance, all of those things swirling around because there’s such a sense of loss, on all of the ways we connect."
He said there was "concern for family and friends in the hospital. So it’s really important for us to walk alongside each other to help people process grief, and process it out loud."
Articles from across the diocese and other sources.