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Thursday, July 2, 2009

What goes on at General Convention?

Update: The Episcopal Church has launched the General Convention 2009 Media Hub with a number of features for following the proceedings of Convention. Live streaming and on-demand video of Convention worship, keynote speakers, legislative sessions, and media briefings are available. A daily picture gallery, blogging bishops, deputies' Twitter feeds, all this and more can be found at the Media Hub!

There will be several ways to find out what's happening at the Episcopal Church's triennial General Convention, taking place July 8 - 17 at the Anaheim Convention Center. A team of journalists from Episcopal News Service, a ministry of the wider Church, will report on the Convention by way of Episcopal Life Online. In addition, stories about Diocese of Los Angeles-related matters will appear daily on the website of The Episcopal News. You can find out more about General Convention by going to directly to the Convention website.

Perhaps best of all, you are welcome to visit; you may attend General Convention by purchasing a $15 day pass at the Convention Center (a pass good for the entire meeting is $50). On Sunday, July 12, all are welcome to attend the General Convention Eucharist and UTO Ingathering at 10:00 a.m. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will preside. No pass or fee is required for that day, and the Exhibit Hall, with its many vendors and informational booths, will be open to all after the Eucharist.

A Prayer for General Convention
God our Wisdom, who eternally makes all things new: encourage by your Holy Spirit those who prepare for General Convention to labor together for the building up of your world and your Church; counsel them when to act and when to wait; turn their hearts always toward those in greatest need, and away from their own preoccupations and fears; help them never forget that love and mercy are your greatest gifts given us all to offer one another as we see in them Jesus Christ who alone is our joy, our way, our truth, and our life. Amen.



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