Paul Turner leaves the Dragons

first_imgDragons Assistant Coach Darren Edwards will take over as Acting Head Coach until the end of the season. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Newport Gwent Dragons have announced that Paul Turner’s employment with the region as Head Coach has “ceased today by mutual agreement”. The region says it would like to express its thanks to Paul for the work he has done in past years and to wish him all the very best in the future. center_img Turner said: “ I’ve enjoyed my 6 years at the Dragons and am immensely proud to have been involved with developing this Region. I wish all the players and staff my best wishes for the remainder of the season”last_img

The Playmaker – Quade Cooper

Quade Cooper. The effervescent Wallaby and Reds fly-halfPop quiz. Identify the player Robbie Deans is describing: “He’s an outside-half who reacts. He has an enormous amount of talent and an instinct for the game, which we encourage because we don’t want a machine.”You’re thinking Quade Cooper, aren’t you?The mercurial fly-half whose bag of tricks excites fans and baffles opponents. Has to be Cooper, right? Close, but no cigar. The year is, in fact, 2003 and the player Deans is describing is former All Black Carlos Spencer. Then New Zealand’s assistant coach, Deans was nearing the pointy end of his first World Cup and discussing the upside to having Spencer wearing the black No 10 shirt.The Kiwis had cruised through the preliminaries and giving ‘King Carlos’ free reign above more traditional choices like Andrew Mehrtens was lauded as a canny move. Until it sank the All Blacks’ tournament. A few days after Deans endorsed a player embracing risk, Spencer flung a long cutout pass early in the semi-final against Australia. Stirling Mortlock gratefully intercepted it and raced 80 metres to score. There was less than ten minutes on the clock but it sparked All Black panic and led to another premature RWC exit.Much water has passed under the coaching bridge for Deans since, but eight years on he is back at a World Cup – and yet again he’s thrown his faith in an instinctive, attacking No 10. Now a head coach wearing the enemy’s shade of gold, Deans will enter RWC 2011 armed with a brash youngster who, if possible, plays with even more risk than his boyhood idol Spencer. Cooper is the man Deans has pinned his hopes upon to claim the Webb Ellis Cup for Australia.It’s a calculated gamble. For the past few seasons Deans has slowly shuffled out more conservative Aussie playmakers like Matt Giteau and pushed all his chips in with Cooper and other youthful attacking backs. Kurtley Beale and James O’Connor have become top-shelf Test stars, but in 2011 Cooper emerged as the true game changer.Handed the Reds No 10 shirt aged 18 in 2007, Cooper learned that most schoolboy tricks don’t cut it among men before enjoying a breakout season in 2010. But it was this year, when Cooper allied the bold tricks with a fast-maturing game sense, that the results came. With Cooper calling the shots, the Reds lifted the Super Rugby title.Say What?!It was a season that provided enough evidence for Deans that if anyone could be the point of difference for the Wallabies in a World Cup victory, it was Cooper. Throwing his lot in with Cooper and Co, Deans has unshackled the Wallabies game plan by removing the heavy emphasis on planning. His oft-repeated mantra has been to “play what’s in front of you”. In other words, do whatever you feel will work. Or as they say in Australia, have a crack. It takes a special brand of confidence to weigh risk and reward and pursue the reward by default. Spencer had it with his knee-grubbers and between-the-legs passes, and after growing up in New Zealand imitating them, Cooper has the same heart-in-mouth confidence.“When I’m out on the field, you just look to take opportunities,” he says. “And these opportunities may only come once or twice during a game. You just have to be ready. You’ve run through the scenarios during the week. I keep running these scenarios through my head, over what could happen, including things right out of the box.“It may not even be a simple pass. I might just think of the most extravagant thing that could happen on the field, and it’s most likely not going to happen. But if you’re ready for moments like that, then if something arises you can quickly think back to those moments. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here.For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit “This opens your mind on things outside the box. When you cage yourself in too much on the field, it gets the better of you. You become one-dimensional. If you leave the options open, but at the same time know what you’re capable of, if moments do arise you’re ready to go.”There is a grudging admiration for Cooper in New Zealand. Trepidation even. It’s no surprise. After earning a reputation often attached to brilliant attackers – he’ll win you one and lose you one – Cooper realised he needed to find middle ground between Spencer and the other ten on the field in that 2003 semi: Stephen Larkham.“I needed to find that balance between having the tricks up your sleeve but at the same time go forward and play the team into the game, which I’ve worked hard on over the last year,” Cooper says. “Flashy doesn’t make it the whole way and Robbie has definitely reinforced that – talent can only get you so far and then hard work will do the rest. If you just do the flashy things and shy away from hard work, then you’ll be there for a week and not the next. Those sorts of players are very replaceable.”They may be replaceable but just as instincts in rugby are nothing without hard work, pure grit is often nothing without a dash of inspiration. Spencer didn’t bring home the World Cup, but Deans has rolled the dice again in Cooper. For some, there’s no reward without risk.This article appeared in the October 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK read more

RWC qualifying: the South American battle

first_imgRWC qualifying fixturesSaturday, 27 April – Chile v Brazil.Wednesday, 1 May – Uruguay v Brazil in MontevideoSaturday, 4 May – Uruguay v Chile in Montevideo. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY – MARCH 24: The final whistle blows and Portugal celebrates after qualifying to the Rugby World Cup 2007 in France in spite of losing 18-12 against Uruguay on March 24, 2007 in Montevideo, Uruguay. They advance on a 24-23 points aggregate. (Photo by Ignacio Naon/Getty Images) Total despair: Uruguay’s players lie dejected as Portugal celebrate their World Cup qualification in 2007URUGUAY SET out in pursuit of the holy grail of World Cup 2015 qualification this weekend, having missed out on a place at the last two World Cup finals tournaments by a whisker.Los Teros have reached the final stage of qualifying – the repechage final – on the last two occasions. They were pipped for a place at the 2007 World Cup by Portugal by a single aggregate point after their two-legged clash and then lost out at the same stage to Romania in their bid to qualify for RWC 2011, this time drawing 21-21 at home but losing 39-21 away.Now Uruguay are going into battle with their nearest neighbours in CONSUR A (the Confederation of South American Rugby championship), hoping to beat Chile and Brazil for the right to meet either the USA or Canada in the play-off for the Americas 2 qualifying place. Canada and the USA play each other over two legs in August, with the winners going straight to RWC 2015 as Americas 1 and the loser playing the South Americans.The odds are stacked against Brazil, who need to reverse a run of ten consecutive defeats against Chile and 13 in a row against Uruguay. Chile also have their work cut out, as they have only beaten Uruguay in one of their last 11 meetings, but that was just two years ago when they came out on top 21-18.The prize for the team which qualifies at Americas 2 is a place in Pool B with South Africa, Samoa, Scotland and Asia 1. Americas 1 (the winners of USA v Canada) go into Pool D with France, Ireland, Italy and Europe 2.The Americas team which goes into the repechage will play an Asian nation, then the winners of that one-off tie will battle it out over two legs with the winners of a clash between countries from Europe and Africa. The repechage winners will end up in the very strong Pool A with Australia, England, Wales and Oceania 1. The teams also play Argentina, as it is the South American Championship, but Argentina have already secured their place in the 2015 World Cup.The June edition of Rugby World magazine includes an informative and entertaining look at the colourful world of rugby in Brazil, ahead of the 2016 Olympic games. Don’t forget to buy your copy – it’s on sale from 7 May.last_img read more

Pro’s Playbook: Attack from the box

first_imgDownload the PDF here, and take it to training! DOES YOUR team need to widen its attacking options? Rugby World is here to help! In the July edition, we asked ex-England fly-half and London Irish Academy coach Giselle Mather (right) to teach us how to attack from the box. Download our PDF to learn how to break the defensive line off the first phase by putting a support runner through a gap – or in a space out wide. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img © Andrew Fosker / Seconds Left Images 2010 – Teddington RFC Rugby World Team of the Year 2010 – 06/05/2010 – Bushy Park – UK – All Rights Reserved last_img

Hotshot: Ulster and Ireland U20 centre Angus Curtis

first_img Hotshot: Ulster and Ireland U20 centre Angus CurtisDate of birth 26 March 1998 Born Harare Province Ulster Country Ireland Position CentreYou’re from a rugby family… Yes, my dad played rugby and he was introduced to it by his dad (dad David and grandfather Arthur Bryan both represented Ireland), and me and my brothers got into it too.I played cricket and rugby from a young age. It’s only in the last couple of years that rugby has been my main sport.When did you first play rugby? At primary school in Harare, St John’s, when I was seven or eight. I then got a scholarship for cricket and rugby to Hilton College in South Africa when I was 13. Zimbabwe schoolboy rugby is decent but in South Africa it’s a huge step up – competitive and physical.When did you decide to focus on rugby? In my last year at school. I got involved with Sharks U18 and thought, ‘This is what I want to do’. I liked cricket too but I enjoyed rugby more. I was an opening batsman and if you’re put into bat first and are caught at slip early on, you’re done for the whole day. In rugby you’re involved for 80 minutes and are always making a contribution. I like the camaraderie too, as much as it’s a cliché.Have you always been a centre? TAGS: Ulster RW VERDICT: Curtis, who has been joined in the Ulster Academy by younger brother Graham, has shone for Ireland U20 with his physicality and made his Ulster debut at the end of the season. Next term, he is targeting more provincial rugby.This article originally appeared in the July 2018 issue of Rugby World magazine. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Meet Angus Curtis, the centre following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps Centre of attention: Angus Curtis in action for Ireland U20 earlier this year (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS I was pretty much a fly-half all the way through school. It’s only since I came over to Ulster in January 2017 that I’ve made the conversion to centre.What are your strengths? My feet and taking the ball to the line, looking to take defenders on. My distribution, and my defence is pretty solid.What do you do off the field? I’m studying economics and finance at Queen’s University, so I don’t have a lot of time outside that and rugby. I’m finishing my first year and think I’ll go part-time next year to fit everything in.Do you get to go back to Zimbabwe often? I went back for a month last year after the Junior World Cup, and I’m doing the same this time, going back for four weeks before pre-season.last_img read more

Hamish Watson – The Human Wrecking Ball

first_img Wrecking Ball: Hamish Watson simply could not be tackled by the Welsh (Getty Images) Expand Hamish Watson – The Human Wrecking BallScotland may have narrowly lost to the Welsh in Murrayfield today, but there is one reason to be positive north of the English border. Returning from injury, Hamish Watson proved to be at his wrecking-ball best making the Welsh miss over and over again.Watson made a huge impact from the bench, making two storming runs right into opposition territory in a match that Wales won 18-11.The stats below illuminate just how huge Watson was; LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS What Is A Grand Slam? Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest rugby news. The final score was 18-11 and now the Welsh only have to bear Ireland in the final round of matches to secure Warren Gatland a third Grand Slam during his tenure as Wales coach. Collapse What Trophies Do You Get For Winning A Grand Slam? Social media of course responded with the usual humour with many tweeting out a picture of Miley Cyrus performing in her song ‘Wrecking Ball’ as you can see below. Wales won a Grand Slam last year, but…center_img The greatest honour a team can achieve in… What Trophies Do You Get For Winning A Grand Slam? Hamish Watson pic.twitter.com/FmKzn80vjy— angela (@paperlovestory) March 9, 2019John Barclay commented; “Coaches want impact from the bench- that’s the whole point of replacements. What an outrageous ball-carry from Hamish Watson. He’s a human wrecking ball.”Unfortunately the Welsh proved too strong for the Scots despite the men in blue dominating possession in the second half. The Welsh defence ultimately proved resolute with Alun Wyn Jones quick to praise defence coach Shaun Edwards.Jones said; “I don’t know who was talking about Grand Slams but Scotland did a job on us in 2017 and they almost did it again in the second half. We started well but we definitely didn’t win that second period. We couldn’t get the ball back and gave them easy penalties and we just didn’t get out. Shaun Edwards (defence coach) earned his wage this week in the way we defended. We feel like we are improving game by game but it was more of a defensive performance today. We will make sure we enjoy each other’s company tonight and then we start again when we go back to Cardiff.” He may have only come on as a substitute, but Watson proved he was at his wrecking-ball best against Wales WATCH: Rieko Ioane Scores Four Against Sunwolves WATCH: Rieko Ioane Scores Four Against Sunwolves What Is A Grand Slam? Expand Against the Sunwolves the young All Black cleaned…last_img read more

Amy Cokayne balances military career with rugby

first_imgRAF and England hooker Amy Cokayne discusses her dual ambitions on and off the pitch LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Amy Cokayne balances military career with rugbyThe Cokayne family have a rather unusual Christmas tradition. Before the big meal, dad Ian takes on his children Thomas and Amy in a bench-press competition. “It makes you feel like you’ve earned Christmas dinner,” England hooker Amy Cokayne says. “We’re an extremely competitive family – it comes from my dad.”That competitive side is what saw Cokayne first pick up a rugby ball. She wanted to do any sport that Thomas did, so when he started playing rugby she followed, continuing her progress when the family moved to New Zealand with her father’s work.The combativeness has served her well for she made her England debut as a teenager – quite a feat when playing in the front row – and by the end of last year’s Six Nations had played in 40 consecutive Tests.The 22-year-old has followed another family tradition by joining the military. Her grandfather was in the Army, her dad was in the Army then commissioned into the Royal Air Force (RAF), and her brother is also in the Army. Having previously been in the RAF Reserves, Cokayne graduated as a pilot officer in December after seven months of training at RAF Cranwell. Don’t be confused by the ‘pilot’ title; she doesn’t fly planes, it’s simply the first officer rank in the RAF.Training day: Amy Cokayne on an RAF exercise (Paul Saxby/Uk MoD Crown)The Cokaynes’ competitive streak comes out again when she talks about being commissioned into the RAF. “My brother has to salute me!” she laughs. “I doubt we’ll ever be in that situation – we’d both have to be in full uniform to salute – but it would be funny.”There’s the obvious family connection, but what is it about a career in the military that appeals to Cokayne? “I’ve always been around it. Then when I was at uni, I met more people involved. I played for Lichfield and there were quite a few Air Force girls there. The RAF came up in conversation a lot and it’s a good career, quite an exciting job. I wouldn’t like to be stuck at a desk, working in an office nine to five. I wanted to play rugby but still have a good career, and the RAF support that. It’s the best of both worlds.”That is true in 2019, but last year Cokayne didn’t play a rugby match between Wasps’ Tyrrells Premier 15s semi-final defeat by Harlequins in April and the league game against Worcester on 16 December. She needed to fully commit to her officer training, so rugby took a backseat in the second half of the year – and she believes that has revived her passion for the game.“Ever since my mid-teens I hadn’t had a break from rugby, so it wasn’t really a hard decision,” she says. “After the disappointment of the World Cup (England lost in the 2017 final to New Zealand) and the move from Lichfield to Wasps, a break was the best thing for me.Uniform day: Amy Cokayne during her graduation ceremony at RAF College Cranwell(Gordy Elias)“For the first couple of months I didn’t miss rugby at all. I did a few pre-season sessions and passed the ball about a bit now and then, but we didn’t always get weekends off and I couldn’t go to training, so I decided not to focus on rugby.“Then when I watched the autumn Internationals I was ready to get back to it.”This year it’s about balancing the two: rugby and her military career. She’s swapped RAF Cranwell for Brize Norton, where she has started her training to join the RAF Police. This time, though, she will be playing rugby alongside her training and has been part of England’s Six Nations campaign. Double time: Amy Cokayne is in the RAF and plays rugby for England (Getty Images) center_img While England have introduced full-time contracts, Cokayne doesn’t have one. It’s not that she doesn’t merit it, but at this time the goal is to complete all her RAF training. She is in the Elite Player Squad but employed by the RAF.“My rugby boss, Nicky Ponsford, sat down with my RAF adviser and what they came up with is the best of both. I need to get through my RAF training but they will give me as much time off as I need for rugby.“It’s good. When we were contracted before (in 2017), it’s easy to get sucked into a rugby bubble. It’s good to have the difference of doing something else in your life; you stay fresh because you’re not constantly thinking about rugby.”Still, once this block of training is complete, Cokayne hopes she can focus on rugby full-time by getting elite athlete status from the RAF, particularly with the 2021 World Cup on the horizon.In the clear: Amy Cokayne makes a break against Ireland (Getty Images)She’s keen to take skills she’s learnt in the military and employ them in rugby too. The training might be different – one RAF exercise involved walking for 18 hours a day for a week, which is a jarring contrast to an 80-minute rugby match – but there are crossover areas.“The main one is leadership. We talk in the RAF about the task, the team and the individual, and the best way to balance those three. In rugby and the military, the task is the primary goal and if we get the individual working to their best, the team works best together. It’s about making sure we look after people.”One thing Cokayne hasn’t improved is her tidiness. Yes, she’ll keep things in order when with the RAF, but she’s pretty untidy elsewhere – as her England team-mates know.“I’m the messiest person ever, even my mum says so. She thought I’d go off to training and return as an OCD neat freak, but I’m as messy as ever. With England I room with Justine (Lucas) and she’s not tidy either. Other girls say, ‘How can you live like this?!’”It’s somewhat fitting that she’s residing in the Officers’ Mess at Brize Norton! This article originally appeared in the February 2019 issue of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Rapidísimas

first_img Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 center_img Por Onell A. SotoPosted Apr 25, 2012 Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Rapidísimas Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York [Episcopal News Service] Polémicas y discusiones ha provocado en México el video Nuestro México del Futuro en el que los niños personifican a secuestradores, policías corruptos, narcotraficantes, indocumentados y otros retratos de la vida cotidiana. Su publicación fue cancelada pero ha vuelto nuevamente a las pantallas. “A mí me gustaría que fuera un México más seguro porque si no es un México seguro, qué caso tiene salir a la calle si vas a estar con la preocupación de que te pueden asaltar”, dice un niño que interpreta a un asaltante. “Que estudien mucho los niños, para que no sean narcotraficantes ni rateros”, dice otro.El gobierno cubano criticó al presidente Barack Obama por hablar de democracia en la reciente Cumbre de las Américas en Cartagena. El periódico oficial Granma dijo “De Cuba, nos ocupamos los cubanos”. La cumbre terminó el domingo sin una declaración final por desacuerdos sobre la inclusión de Cuba en el foro y sobre el tema de las islas Malvinas, cuya soberanía reclama Argentina al Reino Unido.La creencia en Dios está decayendo en la mayoría de los países del mundo, según una encuesta de la Universidad de Chicago. El país con menos creyentes es la antigua Alemania del Este con 13 por ciento y el país que donde hay más creyentes es Filipinas con 94 por ciento. La encuesta nota que el cristianismo tiene más atracción en los países en desarrollo.El alcalde de Londres, Boris Johnson, ha prohibido anuncios en buses de la ciudad que dicen “los homosexuales pueden ser curados”. El alcalde dijo que “Es claramente ofensivo sugerir que el ser gay es una enfermedad y que una persona se puede curar”. Las dos organizaciones anglicanas que pusieron los anuncios dijeron que el alcalde los había censurado.Medios de prensa acreditados en el Vaticano han informado que la Iglesia Católica Romana ha eliminado el “limbo”, el lugar donde la tradición colocaba a los niños que morían sin recibir el bautismo. Una nota oficial dice que esa teoría refleja una “visión excesivamente restrictiva de la salvación”. En 1984 cuando el actual papa ejercía de prefecto de la Congregación para la Doctrina de la Fe, afirmó que el limbo era “sólo” una “hipótesis teológica” y que lo mejor sería no tenerlo en cuenta.Después de un largo proceso y severas críticas en ambas direcciones Robert H. Schuller, fundador de la famosa Catedral de Cristal de California, ha abandonado el lugar donde predicó y ejerció su amplio ministerio por buen número de años. Sin embargo, los nuevos dirigentes de la iglesia han dicho que el estado de ánimo de la congregación ha sido “muy positivo” y que las ofrendas se han duplicado. Observadores de la situación dicen que todo tuvo lugar por “dinero”.La consagración de Genieve Blackwell, la tercera mujer electa obispa en la Iglesia Anglicana de Australia, fue boicoteada por Peter Jensen, arzobispo de Sydney, que rehusó asistir a la ceremonia con sus obispos auxiliares por “razones de conciencia”. Diez y ocho otros obispos sirvieron de consagrantes.La Diócesis de Virginia y un grupo disidente de Truro en Fairfax, Virginia, han anunciado que han llegado a un acuerdo sobre la propiedad después de cinco años de disputas. Según el dictamen de un juez la Iglesia de Truro entrega todas las propiedades a la diócesis además de $50,000 por gastos adicionales. El grupo disidente podrá usar en forma gratuita algunas de las instalaciones de la iglesia por 15 meses. Ambas congregaciones prometen solemnemente tratarse “con amor y respeto”.Dos meses después que Patrick Greene, 66, oficial de la Fuerza Aérea de Estados Unidos amenazara que llevaría a los tribunales al alcalde de San Antonio por tener adornos de Navidad en propiedad del estado, ha anunciado que no sólo se ha convertido en cristiano sino que también piensa estudiar para servir como un pastor evangélico, publicó el periódico Christian Post.Jorge Ramos, el presentador de noticias de Univisión, escribió recientemente en El Nuevo Herald de Miami sobre el descalabro de Ozzie Guillén, el manager venezolano de los Marlins. Dice Ramos: “Guillén pidió ‘perdón con el corazón en la mano, de rodillas’ tras declarar su amor por Fidel. El puede decir lo que quiera. La primera enmienda de la constitución de Estados Unidos lo protege. Pero el problema es que tocó donde más duele. Las palabras importan. Los Marlins, protegiendo su inversión, lo suspendieron por cinco juegos; los cubanos, en el fondo, ya lo poncharon de por vida”.CONSEJO: El secreto de andar sobre las aguas es saber dónde están las piedras. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listinglast_img read more

RIP: Retired Western Massachusetts Bishop Andrew Wissemann

first_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Belleville, IL Tags Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem August 26, 2014 at 12:45 pm Indeed a quiet gentleman of grace, honor and substance, Phillip Ayers says: August 29, 2014 at 3:30 pm I met the good Bishop at a Province I gathering in his diocese, around 1986. When I asked him where Unionville, CT was, I shall never forget his reply: “It’s the a-s end of Farmington! Sometimes it’s called Avon.” This was said with a droll expression that endeared him to me. The current rector of St. James, Farmington, was standing by us, laughing all the while. His diocese was truly blessed to have had him as their bishop and I’m sure Gordon Scruton, an old and dear friend, was grateful for such a good predecessor. I remember Bishop Andy coming back to work after his successor, Bob Denig, died of cancer after only two years as Bishop of the Diocese. What treasures we have in the episcopate! Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME January 26, 2015 at 3:25 pm Father Andrew “Andy” Wissemann was my rector at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Pittsfield, MA funder whose godly supervision I had the privilege of serving rom 1976 until 1979. I can personally testify to his saintly humility, his gentleness, his kindness, and his being a true model of the Good Shepherd – and when I later found out that he had been elected Bishop of Western Massachusetts in succession to the very worthy Alexander Stewart, I considered the Diocesan Convention of Western Massachusetts to have elected the best of the best. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, by the mercies of God, rest in peace. Comments are closed. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis August 22, 2014 at 11:07 am Bishop Andrew ordained me both deacon and priest. He was indeed a saintly, generous, and loving Christian leader. I will miss him. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Rt. Rev. Andrew Frederick Wissemann, the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Western Massachusetts[Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. Andrew Frederick Wissemann, the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Western Massachusetts, died peacefully at home early on the morning of Aug. 20.“Bishop Wissemann served the people of this diocese with clarity of purpose and compassion during his eight-year episcopate,” said current Bishop Douglas Fisher in announcing the death.“A soft-spoken, self-effacing, scholarly man whose genuineness and sympathy were immediately apparent to all, he was, by gift and temperament, more inclined toward the pastoral model of a bishop than the lordly,” wrote diocesan historian Richard Nunley in Fisher’s statement.Wissemann, 86, was elected as Western Massachusetts’ bishop in 1983, was consecrated in 1984 and served until 1992. He had been the rector of St. Stephen’s in Pittsfield for 16 years when he was elected and he also extended pastoral care to St. Martin’s in Pittsfield and St. Luke’s, Lanesboro, according to Fisher. Wissemann also served the diocese in the department of finance and administration. He was also rector of St. James, Greenfield from 1960-1968 following seven years with churches in the Diocese of Connecticut.The bishop was ordained a deacon in May 1953 and was priested in December of that year.“The life of any bishop cannot be adequately measured by a list of achievements, though Bishop Wissemann had many. The only measure is the standard of the Gospel and Bishop Wissemann proclaimed the Good News in word, in deed and in the example of Christian family life,” Fisher wrote. “Our hearts go out to Andrew’s wife, Nancy, who has been partner to his mission and ministry for 61 years, to his son, his three daughters, and his five grandchildren. It was my privilege to enter the sacred space of his dying last night to pray with him and his family in their vigil of hope and faith.”People may call at Christ Church Cathedral, Springfield on Aug. 24 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The burial office is set for Aug. 25 at 11:00 a.m. in the cathedral. By ENS staffPosted Aug 21, 2014 H. Scott Tonk says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TN center_img Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Harry W Shipps says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS August 22, 2014 at 9:09 pm I had the privilege of Bishop Wissemann baptizing our two children and confirming my wife in 1992, at Trinity Church, WARE MA., the installation of Alan Gates as Rector and our many conversations during his outstanding episcopate.During the years after his retirement it gladden my spirit seing him at the mother church in down town springield during Sundays liturgy. He loved good music and showed in his drawing near in the chamber during the organ vouluntay at the close of service.A man, not wanting too much attention yet, always had a word of encouragement saying “pray for More Grace” with a beautiful smile..I give Thanks, to Almighty God, for his life and work in this diocese , and all the people affected by his episcopate.Forward through the ages, in unbroken line. Marked has Christ own forever..Thanks be to God. 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