Saturday, April 26, 2008

+Katharine "Does Dallas"

Presiding bishop of Episcopal Church to visit Dallas parish and bless garden
By TERRY LEE GOODRICH
Star-Telegram staff writer


The head of the U.S. Episcopal Church, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, will visit Dallas for a blessing service for a community garden Monday afternoon.

Episcopalians in the Fort Worth Diocese have chartered two large buses to travel to Dallas for the event, and many Episcopalians from Granbury, Wichita Falls and other cities near the Metroplex are also expected to attend, said George Komechak, who is helping to organize the trip.

The 2:30 p.m. service will be at St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church's Community Garden, where church members grow vegetables for local food banks.

Schori will also tour restored church buildings, event organizers said.

The Fort Worth group will travel to Dallas for Schori's appearance, even though leaders of the Fort Worth Diocese do not support her. Diocese officials asked the leader of world Anglicanism, which includes the U.S. Episcopal Church, to give Fort Worth an alternate national leader to Schori, who supports gay relationships. The appeal was denied.

3 comments:

David |däˈvēd| said...

The appeal was denied.

Would not, "The appeal was ignored!" be more accurate?

HOO RAH!, for the Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori. She is very much like King David, do not let them see you perspire!

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

The girlfriends on the streets of Newark say, "Never let 'em see you sweat." And, let the people say, "Amen."

winnie said...

Thank you so much for posting this. I went to kindergarten and first grade at St. Thomas the Apostle Day School in Dallas as, from what I've heard, a truly obnoxious five year old who did not speak much English. I have loved the Episcopal Church ever since. I think the only reason my parents signed me up is the name. St. Thomas is the patron of the church in India. Fabulous confluence (or the Spirit).
Right on for them. They deserve big attention. They have been a haven for all kinds of people.