Observing the Rituals of the House of Deputies

Shertallai We in the Episcopal Church love nothing better than a good liturgy. It’s no surprise then that the work of the House of Deputies is another example of great liturgy—a Greek word that original referred to public duty but is translated now as “the work of the people.” Although I have only been here for…

The Megachurch Experience of the Episcopal General Convention

Lokeren If I didn’t know where the opening Eucharist of the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church was being held, it would not have mattered very much. A stream of people headed in a single direction–pointing toward the huge convention hall that had been appointed with 2,000 or so chairs, giant and colorful banners depicting…