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What’s a Canon to the Ordinary?

About the new position: Canon to the Ordinary for the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona. The “ordinary” of a diocese is the diocesan bishop; Canon to the Ordinary is “Episco-speak” for “assistant to the bishop.” As assistant to the bishop the canon offers counsel and support, and performs all duties assigned by the bishop, giving particular … Continue reading

Greetings from the Valley of the Sun

The weather has been nothing but wonderful since my arrival in Phoenix on Saturday, October 6. Of course, that’s because it’s October; two months ago, I probably wouldn’t have been saying that. But actually, two months ago when Beth, Jonathan and I came to Phoenix for my second set of interviews for this new ministry … Continue reading