Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams is Coming to New York



He will be at Trinity Wall Street in January. Here is his schedule:

-Wednesday 27 January he celebrates the opening Eucharist
-Thursday 28 Jan he has a presentation at 9am on theology and economics
-Friday 29 Jan he gives the closing comments at 4.15

Thanks to Dennis for finding this.

Anyone up for an unofficial welcome party? Why not make this visit to the Big Apple truly memorable for him?


The Martyrs of Uganda


Here's a little foretaste of what His Grace could expect in New York (picture stolen from Mimi).

11 comments:

Rick+ said...

     Ooh! I wish I lived in New York! Please take pictures! Video!

Leonardo Ricardo said...

What in the WORLD is he doing speaking on economics? His Gracelessness can´t even balance The Lambeth Conference budget or keep the paying customers happy throughout the Anglican Communion...I think he ought sell his NEW papal pectoral cross (or melt it down) and try and cover some of his personal gastos...he´s really quite the impractical man to think that his ¨management¨ skills in general have been successful AT ALL!

Better yet, Bishop Robinson should head up the hospitality committee...naw, he´d be treated too well! Best to hire Kurts friend the ¨pie in your face¨ thrower! Make it a Lemon.

Counterlight said...

Leonardo, I was thinking more coconut cream. Imagine that in his beard and eyebrows.

MarkBrunson said...

Don't let the White Wizard speak, or he'll twist your mind.

Seriously.

PseudoPiskie said...

That Friday night would be perfect for another OCICBW gathering. We could picket in the afternoon and party in the evening.

John I. said...

From an Eastern Orthodox website:

On January 30, 2010, The Most Rev. Rowan Williams will deliver the annual Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary. St Vladimir's Seminary will also confer upon the archbishop a Doctorate of Divinity honoris causa, in recognition of his contribution to the academic study of Eastern Orthodox theology and spirituality.

The Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield, chancellor and CEO of the seminary, likewise noted the import of the upcoming visit. "The archbishop is a patron of The Fellowship of Ss. Alban and Sergius, a society of Eastern and Western Christians that held a major conference on our campus in 2008," said Father Chad. "And we welcome his presence as a person who supports the continued dialogue of the society's members." The lecture is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m., and will be filmed and live streamed by Anglican TV Ministries. The seminary is located at 575 Scarsdale Road, in Yonkers, NY.

blah blah

As has been mentioned before, St. Vlad's is a veritable hotbed of conflicted and closeted religious homophobia ... among other things!

John

Leonardo Ricardo said...

That Friday night would be perfect for another OCICBW gathering. We could picket in the afternoon and party in the evening.¨ TroublePiskie

This is a good idea...I might even consider coming up from wherever it is that I think I am if Doug would PROMISE to get Kurt to hire the pie-in-the-face thrower (processional or recessional?)...you don´t suppose the
¨White Wizard¨ of common rudeness, lack of basic manners and doublefaced dullard/destroyer of the Faith is going to solicit funds for Canterbury Cathedral rehab, do you? He´s got the ancient place ducktapped together as I write and Archbishop Rowan, silence=death, wants to speak out on ECONOMICS or simply get the roof repaired back in not-so-Jolly-olde because he can´t raise the FUNDS? What next? Having Canon Glasspool put on exhibition at Madame Trousseaus in a Bishop V.Gene Robinson vignette/duet?

Mary Clara said...

I like Piskie's idea!

Lapinbizarre said...

Rowan at the high altar of that celebrated bastion of heterosexuality St Stephen's House, yet.

Lapinbizarre said...

Regarding the vigorous heterosexuality of St Stephen's House, I refer you to A N Wilson's wonderful 2003 must read "Telegraph" piece "Tawdry Audrey, Bobo, Maud, Pearl . . . all better men than I". "St Stephen's House when I was there was a Firbankian madhouse."

St Stephen's Ho has a wonderful "virtual tour" site, with clickable 360 degree views. Chapel, designed by the great G F Bodley for the Cowley Fathers, is at the left of the ground plan. Do not miss the second, private chapel at the right hand side of the plan.

Grandmère Mimi said...

I'd love to be there, but....