Archbishop of Canterbury enthroned

first_img Share Reverend Justin WelbyThe Most Reverend Justin Welby has been enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury.The 57-year-old was formally sworn in as head of the Church of England and spiritual leader of the 77 million-strong Anglican global communion. In his first sermon, he said: “There is every possible reason for optimism about the future of Christian faith in our world and in this country.” Prime Minister David Cameron and the Prince of Wales were among the 2,000 guests at Canterbury Cathedral.Archbishop Welby told them: “The present challenges of environment and economy, of human development and global poverty, can only be faced with extraordinary Christ-liberated courage.”He went on: “Courage is released in a society that is under the authority of God, so that we may become the fully human community of which we all dream.”The archbishop acknowledged that people “may properly differ on the degrees of state and private responsibility in a healthy society”.But he said: “If we sever our roots in Christ we abandon the stability which enables good decision-making.“There can be no final justice, or security, or love, or hope in our society if it is not finally based on rootedness in Christ.”The BBC’s Emily Buchanan says the new archbishop put his “personal stamp” on the service.“Since he was appointed, Justin Welby has made a point of being self deprecating, showing great surprise that he was chosen at all,” says our correspondent. For the first time in history, a woman – the Venerable Sheila Watson, Archdeacon of Canterbury – carried out one of the two enthronements when she installed the archbishop on the diocesan throne in the cathedral, symbolising his appointment as bishop of Canterbury.He was then sworn in as the Archbishop of Canterbury by the Dean of Canterbury, the Very Rev Robert Willis, on the marble chair of St Augustine. The service marks the last stage in the Archbishop of Canterbury’s appointment following the confirmation of his election in February.At the start of the service, Archbishop Welby struck the West Door of the cathedral three times with his staff before it was opened to allow his entry.A young member of the Anglican communion, 17-year-old Evangeline Kanagasooriam, then asked the archbishop, “Who are you and why do you request entry?” and “Why have you been sent to us?”Tradition dictates that the archbishop had to knock three times before entering the cathedralHe replied: “I am sent as archbishop to serve you, to proclaim the love of Christ and with you to worship and love him with heart and soul, mind and strength.”Representatives of the world’s major religions were among the congregation for a service blending the traditional and modern, with hymns, African dancers, Punjabi music and improvised organ music. A strong African element to the service reflected the archbishop’s ties with the continent through his former job as an oil executive and most recently in peace and reconciliation work.Other personal touches included the archbishop’s colourful vestments which were originally designed and made for the late Bishop of Peterborough, the Most Rev Ian Cundy, who was his tutor at Cranmer Hall, Durham, where he trained in preparation for ordination.Worldwide leaderArchbishop Welby, the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, takes on several roles – diocesan bishop of Canterbury, head of the southern province of the Church of England, senior bishop of all England and spiritual leader of the worldwide Anglican communion.The archbishop had tweeted during the build-up to the service. He wrote: “Out early this morning, Canterbury is beautiful, human scale and history falling out of the walls everywhere. Grateful to be here.”Meanwhile, Pope Francis, whose inauguration Mass was on Tuesday, sent a goodwill message to Archbishop Welby.“I look forward to meeting you in the near future, and to continuing the warm fraternal relations that our predecessors enjoyed,” he said.Archbishop Welby, 57, is married with five children. He went to school at Eton, and later Cambridge University. He rose to the top of the oil industry – ending up as treasurer of Enterprise Oil – and gave up a six-figure salary to train as a priest.He was a vicar in Warwickshire, a canon of Coventry Cathedral, and the Dean of Liverpool, before being appointed as Bishop of Durham in November 2011.‘Lifelong union’The major role played by a female cleric in the service comes just four months after the Church of England General Synod narrowly defeated legislation to introduce women bishops in spite of a speech in favour of women bishops by Archbishop Welby.Ahead of his enthronement, the archbishop told the BBC that while he supported the Church of England’s formal opposition to same-sex relationships, he was “challenged as to how we respond to it”.He acknowledged that some gay couples have loving, stable and monogamous relationships.“The Church of England holds very firmly, and continues to hold to the view, that marriage is a lifelong union of one man to one woman,” he said.“At the same time, at the heart of our understanding of what it is to be human, is the essential dignity of the human being. And so we have to be very clear about homophobia.”BBC News 108 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet FaithLifestyle Archbishop of Canterbury enthroned by: – March 21, 2013last_img read more

Men’s Hockey: Wisconsin splits first series with No. 3 Notre Dame in thrilling fashion

first_imgThe No. 16 University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (6-6, 1-3 Big Ten) split a home series this past weekend against No. 3 Notre Dame (8-1-1, 4-1-1).Friday night, UW handed the Fighting Irish their first loss of the season in an intensely competitive 3–0 victory where the Badger defense could do no wrong.Saturday was a fast-paced back-and-forth affair, and ultimately, the Badgers fell 5–4 during a hectic overtime period.Wisconsin has had one of the toughest schedules in all of college hockey to open the year, so it was an important weekend. Notre Dame was their sixth series against a ranked opponent in the early going, and a series split kept the Badgers at .500. Men’s Hockey: Wisconsin’s inconsistencies lead to split series on road against No. 19 OmahaThe No. 15 University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (5-5-0, 0-2-0 Big Ten) split their weekend series for the second Read…Friday night was an all-around show for UW’s defensive end and goalie Daniel Lebedeff. It was Lebedeff’s first shutout of the 2019-20 season, but he only had to make 22 saves to do it.The Irish simply didn’t get many chances to put anything past Lebedeff, and when they did, he was there to shut it down.The Badgers, on the other hand, were able to put 32 shots on net. Notre Dame goalkeeper Cale Morris had a relatively solid game, but Wisconsin capitalized on power plays and fast breaks as a result of their smothering defense to sneak three by him.The first came at 17:10 in the first period when freshman Cole Caufield found the back of the net on a K’Andre Miller rebound. It was Caufield’s ninth goal of the season.In the second period, Roman Ahcan scored from the low slot on an assist from freshman phenom Alex Turcotte. The power-play goal gave the Badgers a 2–0 lead heading into the final period.Turcotte, who assisted on both early goals Friday and one on Saturday, has now recorded a point in each of Wisconsin’s last four games.Late in the final period, Linus Weissbach ripped twine on an empty-netter to seal the win for UW with a final tally of 3–0.Men’s Hockey: No. 12 Badgers routed in away series against No. 6 Penn StateAfter a strong start to the 2019-2020 campaign, the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (4-4-0, 0-2-0 Big Ten) has Read…Saturday was undoubtedly one of the most exciting games college hockey has put forth thus far in 2019.Just 34 seconds after the puck dropped, Notre Dame’s Trevor Janicke found himself free with a loose puck and sent it home from just outside the crease.At 6:37, UW forward Dylan Holloway finished off a beautifully run 3-on-2 breakaway to bring things back even at 1–1. Just under five minutes later, a scrum for the puck saw Notre Dame’s Cam Burke sneak a shot underneath Lebedeff to retake the lead. Another gridlock ensued after Weissbach found the back of the net for Wisconsin on another fast break.Heading into the first intermission, it was all even at 2–2.The Badgers had a couple of opportunities to score in the second, but couldn’t capitalize. The Irish killed off a UW power play to start the period, and a great save by Notre Dame’s Morris against Caufield denied Wisconsin any chance to put up a score.The only goal in the period came on Jesse Lansdell tip-in, which gave Notre Dame a 3–2 lead heading into the third.Men’s Hockey: Crease Creatures craziest student section in hockeyThe No. 7 University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (4-2-0, 0-0-0 Big Ten) has impressed in a major way through Read…The Badgers found their first lead of the night after two unanswered goals from Wyatt Kalynuk and Miller put them up 4–3. Notre Dame managed to come up clutch — just as they’ve done all season long — and with seven minutes remaining, Colin Theisen evened the score at four apiece.Both sides locked in on defense after Theisen’s goal, and that meant free hockey in Madison.Unfortunately, luck just wasn’t on Wisconsin’s side in extra time. Morris halted a one-on-none Caufield breakaway, and the Irish turned it around as Alex Steeves got his second goal of the year to win it for Notre Dame 5–4.It was a great weekend of hockey in Madison, and the Badgers shouldn’t be discouraged. They fought hard against one of the best teams in the NCAA and just came up short in game two. That doesn’t take away from the success they had Friday night and won’t hurt their playoff chances later in the year.Next up, the Badgers travel to Minneapolis for their most intense rivalry of the year against a dangerous unranked Minnesota Gophers squad. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. both Friday and Saturday.last_img read more

Clash at Daytona 2019: Odds, prediction, sleepers, drivers to watch

first_imgAustin Dillon has been quietly solid at The Clash with fifth- and 12th-place finishes in his career there, and he is 30/1 to win the thing so he might be worth taking a chance on — emphasis on might.Denny Hamlin didn’t get his win last season, but he could easily start this one with a victory as he is tied with Harvick as the active leader in career wins with three. NASCAR’s season is so close to beginning and a select few drivers will get a chance to take home one title before the season even starts at the Advance Auto Parts Clash on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.Any driver who won a pole will make their way to Daytona this weekend for the race and the usual suspects are all there. Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick, who are the active leaders with three wins at The Clash, are on the card as well as Joey Logano, who won the race in 2016. Brad Keselowski is also on the lineup and was the 2018 winner. MORE: Live stream Clash at Daytona on fuboTV (7-day free trial)There are some new drivers on the course too. Aric Almirola, who won at a similar track at Talladega last year, is racing and of course, Kyle and Kurt Busch are there as well.It’s hard to predict a 75-lap race such as this, one that doesn’t factor into the Cup Series race at all, but if last year is any indicator, this event may be a bit easier to predict than some might think.Taking that into account, we are picking Kevin Harvick to pick up right where he left off last season with his fourth career victory at The Clash and Joey Logano, who will defend his Cup championship this year, could be right on his heels.The Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona can be seen Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on FS1.What are the betting odds for The Clash?Kevin Harvick 7/1Brad Keselowski 7/1Joey Logano 7/1Aric Almirola 10/1Clint Bowyer 10/1Chase Elliott 10/1Denny Hamlin 10/1Ryan Blaney 12/1Kyle Busch 12/1Daniel Suarez 16/1Kurt Busch 16/1Martin Truex Jr. 20/1Alex Bowman 20/1Erik Jones 25/1Jimmie Johnson 25/1Kyle Larson 30/1Paul Menard 30/1Jamie McMurray 30/1Austin Dillon 30/1Ryan Newman 30/1Which NASCAR drivers should you watch at the Clash?Kyle Busch is always competitive no matter what track he is on and he has two top-10 finishes in his last two trips there, including a runner-up at The Clash two years ago.Ryan Blaney hasn’t had a ton of opportunities at The Clash, but he finished fourth there a year ago, and he loves wide-open racing.last_img read more