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Grapevine is the monthly online newsletter of the Diocese of Southeast Florida. A new issue is posted on the first of each month, but because it's a source of time-sensitive information, it is often updated during the month, so you'll want to come back ot it occasionally during the month for the latest on coming events throughout the diocese.

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A hopeful story about Canterbury and Rome…

Posted by Fabio on March 13, 2012 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (66)

A hopeful story about Canterbury and Rome…

Bishop Frade wants to make sure you’ve read about last Saturday’s meeting between Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and Pope Benedict XVI, and their joining together to lead an ecumenical vespers service at San Gregorio Magna al Celio in Rome.

At the service marked the 1000th anniversary of the founding of Italy’s Camaldoli monastic community, which includes a presence at San Gregorio, both the archbi...

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Covenant Update

Posted by Fabio on March 1, 2012 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (28)

On Wednesday, February 8th, the Vestry of St. Margaret’s and San Francisco de Asís Episcopal Church in Miami Lakes met with Archdeacon Thomas Bruttell and Archdeacon Bryan Hobbs of the Diocese of Southeast Florida. Discussion included the parish covenant with the Diocese and a significant change. Father Richard J. Aguilar, Priest-in-charge since June 1, 2009, has submitted a letter of resignation to the Rt. Rev. Leo Frade, Diocesan Bishop, effective May 31, 2012. Father RichardR...

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An invitation from Bishop Frade

Posted by Fabio on April 26, 2011 at 12:23 PM Comments comments (25)

Dear Sisters and Brothers In Christ,

 He is risen! I pray that your Holy Week and Easter was filled with joy,and that many were touched by the Resurrected Lord.  I also pray that this week will be a time ofrefreshment for you and your family as well.

 Two weeks ago I had the privilegeof breaking ground for the Duncan Center’s “Frade Oasis,” which is becoming a reality and is expected to becompleted by the end of August--just in time for our Cl...

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The Archbishop of Canterbury comments on theRoyal Wedding

Posted by Fabio on April 21, 2011 at 9:58 AM Comments comments (0)

Speaking in a short film producedby Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop of Canterbury talks about the sense ofhopefulness and generosity which lie at the heart of marriage, and what thisalso tells us about the ‘mystery’ and ‘delight’ which can be found in thislife-time commitment. Dr Williams, who will be conducting the marriage ceremonyat Westminster Abbey on Friday 29th, also describes the sense of privilege hefeels about his own role in the royal wedding:


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Convocation Dates, Bishops Spring Conference, Phot Galleries on Facebook,

Posted by Fabio on March 10, 2011 at 1:39 PM Comments comments (49)

Convocation dates—Note that there have been changes to two of the SpringConvocation dates currently posted in Grapevine: The South Dade Deaneryconvocation will be May 21, not Mar. 29—time and location TBA; and theBroward convocation will be May 3, not May 6, at 6 p.m. at St. Ambrose.


Online Journal—As promised, the Journal of the 41st AnnualConvention of the Diocese of Southeast Florida (the 2010 Journal) is now

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This Weeks Announcements

Posted by Fabio on February 22, 2011 at 3:31 PM Comments comments (26)


There’s an important update to plans for the diocesan Acolyte Festival on Apr. 16: Because that will be the eve of Passion Sunday/Palm Sunday, the Festival Eucharist that morning will be celebrated as a full Palm Sunday liturgy, with clergy vested in red (not white, as previously announced), palm branches for everyone to wave—and per...

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Announcementsand reminders

Posted by Fabio on February 17, 2011 at 6:07 PM Comments comments (56)

Announcementsand reminders 


The Diocesan Offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 21, for the Presidents’ Day holiday. 

·        Grapevine—In the past few days there havebeen numerous updates to the issue of Grapevine that was posted on Feb. 1;be sure to review everything from “coming events,” through opportunitiesoff...

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Greening Congregations and Environmental Justice

Posted by Fabio on February 8, 2011 at 2:11 PM Comments comments (25)

Greening Congregations and Environmental Justice: SubsidiesAvailable for an Exciting Collaboration with GreenFaith


Through a partnership betweenGreenFaith, an interfaith environmental organization, and the Episcopal Church,30 churches will receive 50% tuition scholarships for the GreenFaithCertification Program, the only interfaith environmental certification programdesigned specifically for houses of worship.  May 1 is the applicationdeadline for the next round schol...

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Are church collection plates truning to electronic payment?

Posted by Fabio on February 2, 2011 at 10:04 AM Comments comments (26)

According to an article in Reuters By Susan Schept

ARLINGTON, Virginia | Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:06am EST

Are People are starting to accept the form of electronic payment

as the regular donation support of their church membership? I think so see the artlicle here and decide for yourself.

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