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By Sally Cook Parsons, Special Correspondent to Trinity News

Spiritual leadership is about the kind of response we make out of our desire to have our spirit led by God’s spirit.

That means that anyone can be a spiritual leader, says the Rev. Tilden Edwards, who is executive director and founder of The Shalem Institute in Bethesda, Md. He is also an author and the advisor to the Trinity Grants’ Spiritual Formation and Development program.

Edwards spoke

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Tuesday afternoon, April 23rd, having both completed their keynote speeches, Phyllis Tickle and Alan Jones met for an intimate conversation before approximately 100 Spiritual Formation attendees. They spoke about everything from the Early Church to Mormonism. Below are selected excerpts that make no attempt to suggest the totality of the overall conversation, but rather are presented for the scanning.

On the Early Church
AJ: The Early Church was three

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Andre Delbecq, professor at Santa Clara University, where he was the dean of the Leavey School of Business for 10 years, spoke on the second day of this year’s Trinity Institute. Here he talks about the tools many effective leaders possess to help forge a successful path out of crisis.

How do the leaders do it? You're normally talking about 18 months to three years [of transition and crisis]. Eighteen months to three excruciatingly different cold years. How do they do it

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Last night in what is the most soul-stirring, psyche-rattling liturgy of the Christian year, we commemorated the Last Supper Jesus ate with his disciples on the night before he was handed over to suffering and death. Once our meal here at this holy table had ended, the vergers and acolytes stripped the chancel and the sanctuary; the priests washed the altar and removed its fair linen; the choir chanted O my God, I cry in the daytime, but you do not answer; by night as well, but I find no

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On Pentecost, Sunday, May 19, at 11:15am, the Rt. Rev. Mark Sisk, Bishop of New York, will make his annual visitation to Trinity Church.

This is an important day in our life. If you are interested in baptism for yourself or your child, please contact Melvin Fulton at (212) 602-0755. The youth have already begun preparation for confirmation, but adults interested in confirmation, or a reaffirmation of their baptismal promises, will begin class on Sunday, April 7, at 10am.


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On a bright, blustery March morning, six aspiring confirmands and their sponsors braved 50 m.p.h. winds to attend the Rev. Milton C. Williams’s Jr. first 10am confirmation class.

Greeting them was a large pad mounted on an easel. Printed on this pad, besides name, age, school, etc., were the following crucial questions: “Why do you want to be confirmed?” and “What are you hoping to learn from this experience?”

For the next hour, the class, both children and their sponsors,

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By Rowan Williams

In the global village, fire can jump more easily from roof to roof. Globalization is not just an economic matter, the removal of pointless and archaic barriers to the movement of capital; not just a cultural matter, a McDonald’s in every village in Papua New Guinea. It isn’t even a matter of the free flow of information, so that images of the triumphant culture are everywhere (though that is so strong an element in the resentment of the non-Western world). All these

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Each year, on March 17, Irish descendents around the world celebrate St. Patrick, the legendary patron saint of Ireland. But few know him as the real, historical figure that he was – a poet and apostle who produced a body of revered religious writings.

On Thursday, March 14, at 6pm, Trinity Bookstore will help change our understanding of this great spiritual leader, as it welcomes Irish scholar Máire B. de Paor, at a special reading and booksigning of her acclaimed new work,

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by Nathan Brockman

The planes hit, and there was organ music in Trinity Church. When the mighty crescendo of the first cascading trade-center tower began, the music stopped. And after inhaling pulverized concrete and steel, Trinity’s organ, one of the city’s largest, has not been played in the six months since. "The last thing anyone thought was to turn off the organ," says Owen Burdick, Trinity's organist and choirmaster.

Every member of the little congregation that

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Parish elections are scheduled for April, 2002.

Suggestions for representatives to the Congregational Council, the Lower Manhattan Inter-Parish Council, and Delegates to the Diocesan Convention are now being accepted by the congregational nominating committee.

All those interested in serving, please call (212) 602-0755.