Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Bartican 50 and other holiday reading

Need a few days break from ordinary life and that can include blogging ... but for the keen readers, here are a few things that have caught my eye, around the world, including Anglican land:

Bartican 50 or the 50th Anniversary of Karl Barth's visit to Vatican 2.

Talking of Rome and 50th Anniversaries, there is one happening about now for the Anglican Centre in Rome, significantly the celebratory service is being jointly led by ++Welby and the Pope.

Update: joint communique here.

Speaking of ++Welby, reminds us of his team and Lambeth Palace where a new appointment has been made: "The Archbishop of Canterbury has appointed Rt. Rev. Anthony Poggo, Bishop of Kajo-Keji in South Sudan, as his new adviser for Anglican Communion affairs."

While on specifically Anglican matters, here and here are a couple of pieces from the Living Church as part of a discussion on common prayer and whether diversity in prayer is a good thing or makes "common prayer" into "complicated prayer." (You can track back to the original article from either responsive article).

Having journeyed to Rome, London, the States we can return to the fabulous Down Under, but now to observe respectfully the passing of a noted Australian theologian, Bill Dumbrell.


Anonymous said...

I've enjoyed engaging with the issues on ADU again, but Megan and I are moving house, and on top of that I have to study for upcoming exams, so I will likely be scarce here for a couple of months.

Enjoy your break Peter!

Andrei said...

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia is expected to meet with Queen Elizabeth II while visiting the United Kingdom on October 15-18.

"Patriarch Kirill is expected to meet with Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, who celebrated her 90th birthday this year, and with Archbishop Justin Welby, the leader of the Church of England," Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for External Church Relations, said in an interview with Interfax-Religion on Wednesday.

He did not disclose the agenda of the meetings.

"However, it can be said that the Middle East theme will be among the key ones, because this is one of the hot subjects that, unfortunately, have been on the agenda to stay. The situation in the Middle East is not changing for the better. If we talk about the condition of Christians in this region, it remains to be critical and tragic. And, certainly, this subject will be addressed at the above-mentioned meetings," he said.

The main purpose of the patriarch's visit, which is timed to coincide with the 300th anniversary of Russian Orthodoxy in British Islands, is to meet with his congregation, Metropolitan Hilarion said.

"Our Church's congregation in the United Kingdom is very large. I remember this very well from the times when I studied in this country. The matter could concern hundreds of thousands people, and these are people of different ethnic background, such as Russians, Ukrainians, Belarusians, those coming from the Baltic region and Central Asia. In addition, this also includes the Brits who have come over to Orthodoxy. This is an ethnically mixed and a very sizeable group," he said.

Have you noticed that Prince Charles crosses himself with three fingers, right to left?

Is this because his grandmother was an Orthodox nun?

Bryden Black said...

What a feast! May I encourage folk to drop into:
To be sure; a bit more robust than some are perhaps used to ... More's the pity!