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Dean Meguelina Howell Has Been Called to Serve as a Chaplain to the House of Bishops


The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael Curry, has named her as one of the two new chaplains who will serve the House of Bishops. The House of Bishops is made up of all bishops of the Episcopal Church, active or retired. It has nearly 300 active members and comprises half of the governing body of the Episcopal Church. It meets every three years for General Convention and twice a year between conventions in a non-legislative capacity.

The chaplains are responsible for coordinating worship for the HoB. Chaplains are also available to provide pastoral care to bishops, who like any other member of the church, have spiritual needs in their own lives. It is also the role of the chaplains to assist the Presiding Bishop in nurturing a prayerful atmosphere during the meetings of the House of Bishops.

Our Cathedral congregations know from experience that the choice of our Dean to extend her pastoral skills in a new direction was a wise one.

Liturgical Experiment – Trinity, Lime Rock

Liturgical Experiment – Trinity, Lime Rock

On Sunday, April 17 2016, approximately 40 members of the Cathedral congregations participated, being sent as apostles to Trinity. Leaders from Trinity and the Cathedral shared participation in every aspect of the service. Following the service both communities engaged in conversation and fellowship. As a follow-up, leaders from both communities will gather on April 26 at the Cathedral to debrief the experience with leaders of the Spanish- speaking Group of ECCT. The goal is to evaluate how this initiative may serve as a resource for other congregations seeking to engage Latino/Hispanic communities.

Explore the May Grapevine newsletter for additional article on the Trinity Lime Rock trip.


Dr. Dorothy Asch Is The 2016 Recipient Of The Ninth Annuall Canon Jomes Award

Dr. Dorothy Asch, is an inspiring and amazing person, who has had a lengthy vocation of service to God and Church. She lived ahead of her time and devoted much of her life to the theological education and spiritual formation of children. At the age of 94, Dr. Asch has touched the lives of many children over the decades and was in many ways a brave pioneer who paved the way for the women who followed.

Dr. Asch earned a BA in psychology from Adelphi University, a divinity degree from Garrett Theological Seminary and a PhD in theology from the University of Edinburgh, all by 1943! After earning her PhD, she served in the Navy for the final years of World War II.

She currently lives in Hamden and still volunteers a significant amount of time to St. Thomas' Church.

taken from an article by the Rev. Keri Aubert

The Selection Committee
Mr. Richard Lammlin, St. John's Church, Essex
The Rev. Linda Spiers, Trinity Church, Collinsville
The Rev. Tracey Johnson Russell, St. Monica's, Church, Hartford
Mr. Richard Baraglia, Christ Church Cathedral
Mrs. June Aziz, Christ Church Cathedral
Ms. Rose Fichera Eagen, Christ Church Cathedral
Ms. Peggy Ornell, ex officio
The Very Rev. Miguelina Howell, ex officio.


Our Bishop Diocesan Atteding The Anglican Consultative Council Meeting

The ACC meets every two or three years and its present policy is to meet in different parts of the world. Since it began there have been fifteen meetings of the Council. The last meeting ACC-15 was held in Auckland New Zealand from 27th October and 7th November 2012. ACC-16 is taking place in Lusaka, Zambia between 8-19 April 2016.

The role of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) is to facilitate the co-operative work of the churches of the Anglican Communion, exchange information between the Provinces and churches, and help to co-ordinate common action. It advises on the organization and structures of the Communion, and seeks to develop common policies with respect to the world mission of the Church, including ecumenical matters.

Please keep Bishop Douglas in your prayers.

ACC members outline issues facing the world

"Council members had been asked to arrive in Lusaka prepared to discuss the crucial issues facing their provinces and churches. They were also asked in advance to consider the shape of discipleship in their provinces in the context of the Five Marks of Mission and what it means to live in a world of differences."

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A Statement From The Anglican Communion’s Secretary-General

The Anglican Communion Office has released this statement in response to recent comments on events leading up to the Anglican Consultative Council meeting, ACC-16.

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Dean Howell To Represent CCC At Conference

This weekend, our Dean is attending the North American Deans' Conference in Erie, Pennsylvania. Annually, Deans from cathedrals in Canada, the United States and beyond gather for a time of reflection, discussion and fellowship. This year's theme is "Cathedrals and Deans in Places of Loss and Hope." Speakers will include Sister Joan Chittister and Dean John Witcombe of Coventry Cathedral focusing on how loss and hope are visible and unavoidable in the landscape of a cathedral and in the soul. Please keep Dean Lina in your prayers.

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Dean Howell Supported Workers At Rally

Dean Howell along with a coalition of labor, community and civil rights groups gathered last Monday, April 4, 2016 at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to protest the impending layoffs of the state workforce.

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