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Music, Mayhem and the Rector's Pick of Reformation Reads

On Sunday October 22, 2017 St John’s Cathedral will host for the Bishop’s Institute a Diocesan Hymn-fest: Singing the Reformation led by the distinguished hymnologist Dr Carl Daw. The hymn-fest hopes to bring together choirs from across our churches in the Diocese of Florida. Dr. Daw will help us focus our attention on the wonderful abundance of church music that flowed out of the otherwise turbulent upheavals of sixteenth century Europe.
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Recap of the 174th Diocesan Convention - March 23-25, 2017

For documents, election results, and links to the videos of the Opening Eucharist, Bishop Chartres' and Bishop Howard's address visit the convention website.
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Bishop Howard's Easter Message

Easter is a day that presents each of us with a dilemma. Do we accept its subversive religious message or do we continue on in our “common-sensical” business-as-usual approach to life? Do we choose to believe that Jesus Christ actually rose from the dead, shedding his burial clothes in that empty tomb while deeply inhaling the morning air of that Palestine sunrise as He rose?
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The Rev. Wiley Ammons is new First Coast East Regional Canon

Bishop Howard announced Tuesday, May 16, 2017 that The Rev. Wiley Ammons, Rector, Church of the Redeemer, has accepted the call to serve as Canon of the First Coast East Region, effective immediately. Regional Canons serve as the bishop's liaisons in each of the five diocesan regions, especially assisting in the areas of congregational development and pastoral care.
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Thy Kingdom Come

“Between May 25 and June 4, 2017 communities and churches around the world are gathering together to pray that their friends, families and neighbors come to know Jesus Christ. Prayer events of all shapes and sizes will take place during these 10 days, including 24-7 prayer rooms, prayer days, prayer walks and half nights of prayer.
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2017 Easter Message from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

“Go forth to be people of the Resurrection,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry said in his Easter 2017 message. “Follow in the way of Jesus. Don’t be ashamed to love. Don’t be ashamed to follow Jesus.”
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