Children on the elevator

I couldn't resist this shot of 3 beautiful children on the elevator while at Synod. Their parents gave permission for me to use this shot.

Children on the elevator Children on the elevator

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Fr. Adolfo+

He is in the process of incardinating into the ECC. He has two large parishes in southern California who will become ECC communities!

Fr. Adolfo+ Fr. Adolfo+

M-J+ at the time of the Closing Mass

A group of Sisters of Notre Dame in St. Louis visited our Synod and displayed vestments and banners for sale. They didn't seem to object to selling stoles to women priests! I wore one that I obtained at this last Mass.

M-J+ at the time of the Closing Mass M-J+ at the time of the Closing Mass

Bishop-Elect

Bishop-Elect Bishop-Elect

Bishops galore!

+Peter, +Rick, and a visiting Bishop

Bishops galore! Bishops galore!

ECC Synod Musicians!

They were fabulous! Some of our St. Matt's musicians joined up with them!

ECC Synod Musicians! ECC Synod Musicians!

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ECC Synod Banner 2010 in St. Louis

ECC Synod Banner 2010 in St. Louis ECC Synod Banner 2010 in St. Louis

Bishop +Rick

Bishop +Rick Bishop +Rick

You are being built together

You are being built together You are being built together

You are being built together

You are being built together You are being built together

into a dwelling place for God

This is the other half of the banner with the theme for the 2010 Synod.

into a dwelling place for God into a dwelling place for God

Fall flowers at ECC

These beautiful flowers graced the platform at the ECC Meeting.

Fall flowers at ECC Fall flowers at ECC

Musicians at Synod

They were absolutely fabulous! Some of our St. Matt's musicians joined up with them.

Musicians at Synod Musicians at Synod

Bishop +Peter and Deacon Kedda

Kedda will be ordained a priest on 3/5/11 and she was elected as Vice President of the House of Pastors which means in two years, she will become President of the HOP

Bishop +Peter and Deacon Kedda Bishop +Peter and Deacon Kedda

Fr. Arturo+ and Sara confirming new bishops-elect

After election in their own dioceses, new bishops are confirmed by both the House of Pastors and the House of Laity with the Presiding Bishop, +Peter.

Fr. Arturo+ and Sara confirming new bishops-elect Fr. Arturo+ and Sara confirming new bishops-elect

Entrance to Mass

From the beginning to the end, this was a truly worshipful experience. It was stately, beautiful, reverent, and very powerful for all of us.

Entrance to Mass Entrance to Mass

Accolytes at the Anglican Rite Mass

Accolytes at the Anglican Rite Mass Accolytes at the Anglican Rite Mass

Anglican Rite Mass led by Bp.+Rick

Bp. +Rick oversees those communities who came to us in the Anglican tradition with their special distinctives of rite, ritual, and spirituality.

Anglican Rite Mass led by Bp.+Rick Anglican Rite Mass led by Bp.+Rick

Morning prayers

Janine+ and Greg+ led us in morning prayers in Hebrew.

Morning prayers Morning prayers

Resident technojock!

Our resident web-site and blog builder, Bill Hanzel. If you want somebody able to deal with the most severe technophobe (me!), and very reasonable in his costs for websites and blogs, this is your man! Just look at my website + blog for an example of his handiwork! You can contact him at: bhanzel@littlebearwebs.com

Resident technojock! Resident technojock!

Nicklas+, Greg+, and Fred+

Nick+ is Irish and can really tell a good tale while in the hospitality suite at night. An incredibly fun and funny guy! He is newly incardinated into the ECC and into the Franciscan community.

Nicklas+, Greg+, and Fred+ Nicklas+, Greg+, and Fred+

Fr. Jim Farris+

Father/Mother/Brother Jim+ is well beloved at St. Matt's and in the ECC. He was one of the major architects of the ECC.

Fr. Jim Farris+ Fr. Jim Farris+

Father Johann+ from Belgium

He came representing a group of non-Utrecht-affiliated independent catholics who are exploring the possibility of affiliating with the ECC. Tomasz+, from Poland and in this group has been in contact with us on FB. Wouldn't this be fabulous?

Father Johann+ from Belgium Father Johann+ from Belgium

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Incardinations into the ECC

Incardinations into the ECC Incardinations into the ECC

House of Pastors and House of Laity confirming new Bishops-Elect

It is our polity that bishops are elected in their dioceses and then confirmed by both houses before confirmation and consecration as bishops of the ECC. Father Arturo+ represents the HOP (left), and Sara represents the HOL (right). Bp. +Peter in middle.

House of Pastors and House of Laity confirming new Bishops-Elect House of Pastors and House of Laity confirming new Bishops-Elect

Our new California Bishop-Elect Leyva

Our new California Bishop-Elect Leyva Our new California Bishop-Elect Leyva

Fr. Greg Singleton+

Senior curmudgeon and Co-Editor of Progressive Catholic Review (along with Deacon Jeannine, who as of 11/6/10 will be ordained as a priest)

Fr. Greg Singleton+ Fr. Greg Singleton+

Trudy and Janine+

Now these two are building an ECC parish and community in Vista, CA and also have plans for a counseling center within their new church building. Janine+ has a PhD in theology, a law degree, is a practicing attorney, and she and Trudy are both in a master's program for Marriage Family Therapist licensure. You go, girls!

Trudy and Janine+ Trudy and Janine+

M-J+, Fr. Jim+ and Bp.+Peter

I just love these guys! They are God's gift to me.

M-J+, Fr. Jim+ and Bp.+Peter M-J+, Fr. Jim+ and Bp.+Peter

Some of us gals

We have had a listserv for all ECC women clergy and there were 16 of us, but we decided to expand the list to all ECC Women in Ministry and open it up to all who attended plus any back home that might want to join us.

Some of us gals Some of us gals

Halloween a bit early!

One of our participants dressed for the upcoming occasion! We were told that some people arrived at the hotel where we were having the ECC Synod, saw all the women running around in clerical collars and asked, "Is it a Halloween party going on?" (St. Louis is traditionally Roman Catholic country...)

Halloween a bit early! Halloween a bit early!