Posts from August 2013

Posts from August 2013

A letter from Bishop Rayford High following the opinion from the Texas Supreme Court

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, On August 30, 2013 the Texas Supreme Court issued an opinion that sent our case back to the lower court for reconsideration. While it is a disappointment not to have a definitive decision, as followers of Jesus Christ, we live in hope. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori joins me in acknowledging our disappointment and urging all of us to be gentle with one another during this trying time, with the important goal of continuing…

Episcopalians react to Texas Supreme Court opinion

The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., bishop of Fort Worth; the Standing Committee, and the Board of Trustees of the Corporation of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth are disappointed by the August 30, 2013 opinion of the Texas Supreme Court that failed to uphold the summary judgment of the 141st District Court, Tarrant County, Texas. That judgment granted the Local Episcopal Parties’ and The Episcopal Church’s Motions for Summary Judgments.

Prayer for those who Work

O God, your unfailing providence sustains the world we live in and the life we live: Watch over those, both night and day, who work while others sleep, and grant that we may never forget that our common life depends upon each other’s toil; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen   — from an Order for Compline, The Book of Common Prayer, p. 132  

Prayer for the Start of School

Dear God, bless the start of school. Bless all those of any age who walk into a classroom. Bless those who teach. Bless those who learn. Bless our intellect and our freedom. Help us remember that you did not make us to never question, but so fashioned us that we cannot stop asking, cannot stop learning. School us not to follow blindly, but to think the what and why, to search each sacred mystery, to discover what we cannot deny. –The Rt. Rev.…

Bishop High and Pat celebrate 49th wedding anniversary

The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr. and his wife Pat celebrate their 49th wedding anniversary on August 29. They were married August 29, 1964. Congratulations! O God, you have so consecrated the covenant of marriage that in it is represented the spiritual unity between Christ and his Church: Send therefore your blessing upon your servants Pat and Rayford, that they may so love, honor, and cherish each other in faithfulness and patience, in wisdom and true godliness, that their…