House of Bishops Daily Account for Monday, Sept. 22

Posted Sep 22, 2014

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church is meeting in the Diocese of Taiwan from September 17 to September 23.  The following is an account of the activities for Monday, September 22.

The theme for the fall meeting of the Episcopal Church House of Bishops is Expanding the Apostolic Imagination.

The day began with Eucharist, celebrated by Bishop Prince Singh of Rochester .  Preacher was HOB Chaplain the Rev. Stephanie Spellers of Long Island.

The emcee for the day was Bishop Paul Lambert of Dallas.

Three presentations were offered during the morning session. The first was Theological Context and Mission Challenges in Japan was presented by Archbishop Nathaniel Uematsu of Nippon Sei Ko Kai (Anglican Church in Japan).

The second was Theological Context and Mission Challenges in Korea presented by Archbishop Paul Kim of the Anglican Church in Korea.

The morning session concluded with Theological Context and Mission Challenges in the Philippines presented by the Most Rev. Edward Malecdan, Prime Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines

The afternoon private session featured three important updates, reports and discussion:

The Taskforce for Re-Imagining the Episcopal Church (TREC) , presented by Bishop Sean Rowe of Northwest Pennsylvania/Bethlehem

Task Force On the Study of Marriage , presented by Bishop Tom Ely of Vermont

Joint Committee for the Nomination of the Presiding Bishop , presented by Bishop Edward Konieczny of Oklahoma

Media Briefers for Monday, September 22

Bishop Edward Konieczny of Oklahoma

Bishop Mark Beckwith of Newark

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