ECCT ENEWS
Special Edition: General Convention
July 8-11, 2022 | Day 3, Issue 4
The Rev. Carrie Combs, ECCT's Secretary of Convention, and the Rev. Dr. Molly James, Deputy Executive Officer of General Convention and a priest in ECCT, offer a "behind the scenes" peek at General Convention. 
The 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church
Sunday, July 10, 2022
News & Updates


Resolutions & Reports of Interest

  • July 9: Bishops approved Resolution A059, which would amend Article X of the Constitution of The Episcopal Church. If concurred on by the House of Deputies, it would, for the first time, define the Book of Common Prayer as “those liturgical forms and other texts authorized by the General Convention," elevating liturgies that are not in the current prayer book, including same-sex marriage rites and gender-expansive liturgies, to “prayer book status.”

  • July 10: Bishops concur on Resolution A127, which creates "a fact-finding commission to conduct research in the Archives of The Episcopal Church and its dioceses, the National Archives, and the Library of Congress, as well as any other repository of historical documents relevant to the role of the Episcopal Church in the Indigenous residential boarding schools of North America."

ECCT BISHOPS AND DEPUTIES
Day Three Reflections

The third day of legislation is complete in Baltimore at The 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church. Listen to the Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens, the Rev. Canon Ranjit K. Mathews, and Ms. June Aziz as they updates us on some of the important work being accomplished at GenCon and the connections made in Baltimore. You can find more photos and all the daily reflections here on our website.
RESOURCES FOR GENERAL CONVENTION
ECCT's clergy and lay deputies enjoying a much-deserved break after three days of work.
For All Things #GC80

ECCT's General Convention webpage has links to many different resources and websites that can provide you with up to the minute updates. Explore the Virtual Binder which gives access to calendars of resolutions, committee reports, and much more. View daily live coverage of the House of Bishops, House of Deputies, and daily media briefings on the GC 80 Media Hub here. Follow the conversation on Twitter by searching the hashtag #GC80.
JULY 11, 2022

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM - Morning Prayer
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM - Legislative Session
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM - Legislative Session

* All Times Eastern
Prayers for the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church

Almighty and everliving God, source of all wisdom and understanding, be present with those who take counsel in The 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church for the renewal and mission of your Church. Teach us in all things to seek first your honor and glory. Guide us to perceive what is right, and grant us both the courage to pursue it and the grace to accomplish it; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Oraciones por la 80ª Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal

Omnipotente y eterno Dios, fuente de toda sabiduría y entendimiento, hazte presente con los que deliberan en la 80ª Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal para la renovación y misión de tu Iglesia. Enséñanos a que en todas las cosas busquemos primeramente tu honor y tu gloria. Guíanos para percibir lo que es justo; concédenos el valor para buscarlo y la gracia para lograrlo; por Jesucristo nuestro Señor. Amén.
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