Battle of the backrows: New Zealand v England

first_img Leading from the front: Chris Robshaw has never let England down England World Cup winner Richard Hill, no stranger to backrow battles, assesses the key match-ups in tomorrow’s First Test at Eden Park LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The silent assassin: Richard Hill knows New Zealand is the ultimate testing groundWinner of 71 caps for England and famously the only man not to be dropped by Sir Clive Woodward, Richard Hill faced New Zealand on seven times, beating them on two occasions, most famously in 2003 in Wellington. A member of the feted Dallaglio, Back and Hill triumvirate, Hill played all his club rugby at Saracens. Here he gives his measured views on the task that awaits Stuart Lancaster’s backrow tomorrow…Openside: Chris Robshaw (28, 25 caps) v Richie McCaw (33, 124 caps)“There’s been a lot of debate around Chris Robshaw’s role at seven, but that’s nothing new. There’s this general consensus that he’s a six and a half but I can tell you that every time he’s played for England, he’s fronted up, whatever the number on his back. He consistently puts his body on the line and leads from the front. He’s obviously up against a hugely experienced operator in Richie (McCaw). Richie is very astute and will only go to the breakdown if he has a 95 per cent chance of winning it. When you’re up against him, you have to assume he’ll commit every time and the minute you hesitate is the time he picks his moment.“Sometimes he recognises he can’t steal the ball on the floor so he goes up and fill the space beyond they ball so someone else can do the work. It’s funny, partly because of the reputation he has, once he’s at the breakdown, every opposition player thinks they have to clear him out but the England backrow have to be savvy and not all try and smash him at once because it will open up opportunities for others. The All Blacks don’t need a second invitation to take advantage.”The man to stop: Richie McCaw is key to New Zealand at the breakdownNo 8: Ben Morgan (25, 20 caps) v Jerome Kaino (31, 48 caps)“Ben Morgan has done well in an England shirt. I remember they faltered against Wales at the Millennium Stadium when they didn’t have his go forward. What I like about his battle with Billy (Vunipola) is that they’ve both taken up the mantle of wanting to better themselves. Ben has had to bide his time with the emergence of Billy but when he was injured in this Six Nations, he did admirably. When England have a ball-carrying No 8, who makes the gainline, they tend to do better.center_img “Jerome Kaino hasn’t been in an All Black shirt since the 2011 World Cup because he’s been in Japan but he brings physicality, strong work at the breakdown and having the ball in hand. England can take advantage if they get the nudge on at the scrum. It’ll be interesting to know how comfortable Kaino is low-down with the ball at his feet. We all know Kieran Read has good hands at close-quarters, but can Kaino could be pressured. The job for the England pack is to make it difficult at the back of the scrum. I guess looking at the bigger picture, it’s no bad thing for Steve Hansen to see what they have behind Read with his leadership qualities. If McCaw has to leave the field tomorrow, it will be interesting to see if either he, or Liam Messam takes responsibilty.”Ball-carrying threat: Ben Morgan adds go-forward, while Keiran Read misses outBlindside: James Haskell (29, 50 caps) v Liam Messam (30, 29 caps)“James will be wanting to prove he can utilise what he learnt with the Highlanders in 2012 under Jamie Joseph when he was more often deployed as an openside, a position he’s been playing a bit with Wasps this season. Hopefully that bit of extra agility that will help. England will primarily use Haskell for his physical edge, front up hits and ball carries. I think six is his best position and others are better at controlling the ball at the base of the scrum.“Liam Messam has been outstanding in recent years. He hits hard and is a real workhorse. I can’t see an inch being given by either men. As a unit I alway found they focused the breakdown. They have good game intelligence and work together as both as individuals and pairs,  so England will have to be wary of their counter-attacking. In not worried, however, the England management will have done their homework. They’ll be ready.” Old friends: Jerome Kaino takes some stopping as James Haskell gets involvedRichard Hill was speaking on behalf of QBE, the business insurance specialist, official insurance partner of England Rugby. Visit www.qberugby.comRead all about Danny Care, Danny Cipriani and Israel Dagg in the latest edition of Rugby World – and you can find out where to buy your copy here. Download the digital edition herelast_img read more

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Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe

first_imgMajor teams: Sale, ToulonCountry: Argentina
Test span: 2004-15Argentina caps: 71 (69 starts)Test points: 25 (5T) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A treble champion of Europe and part of the backbone of Toulon’s star-studded team for six years, Juan Martin Fernández Lobbe is one of Argentina’s greatest players.Versatile enough to have played Test rugby in all three back-row positions, and influential enough to have led his country in their first season in the Rugby Championship, this star from Buenos Aires has helped Argentina earn and retain their seat at rugby’s top table.Fernandez Lobbe played amateur rugby with Liceo Naval in Argentina and completed an engineering degree before moving to England to turn professional with Sale Sharks in 2006, when he was 24. He captained Sale in 2008-09 before he was snapped up by Toulon, with whom he has won the European Cup in 2013, 2014 and 2015.After playing for Argentina Sevens, Fernandez Lobbe won his first Test cap in 2004, against Uruguay, following his older brother Ignacio into the Pumas squad. Ignacio retired from Test rugby after the 2007 World Cup with 66 caps – a mark his younger brother overhauled before his retirement from Test rugby after the World Cup. He led Argentina for the first time in 2008, continued as captain in 2009 while Felipe Contepomi was injured, and was at the helm again for the first two Rugby Championship campaigns in 2012 and 2013. In 2009 the then Scotland coach Andy Robinson called Fernandez Lobbe “the standout No 8 in the world” and his retirement will leave a big hole in the Pumas squad.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.center_img A tough operator at the breakdown and a powerful defender, Juan Martin reads the game brilliantly and can pop up in try-scoring positions, bagging three in consecutive Tests in 2005-06, against Samoa and Wales (twice).Fernandez Lobbe was a key figure in the Argentina team that finished third at the 2007 World Cup – by far and away the Pumas’ finest hour. TAGS: The Greatest Players last_img read more

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Hotshot: Scarlets fly-half Billy McBryde

first_img TAGS: Scarlets RW Verdict: McBryde’s last-ditch penalty gave Wales U20 a Six Nations win over Scotland last spring and he kicked more points against France. He turns 20 this month so is now looking to impress outside age-grade rugby.First published in the November 2016 edition of Rugby World magazine. Date of birth 24 October 1996. Country Wales Thumbs up: Billy McBryde was Man of the Match in Wales U20s’ win v France U20 in 2016. (Photo: Inpho) When did you start playing rugby?I went to my local club, Tumble, when I was six or seven. I was there through the age grades and got picked up by the Scarlets when I was about 14.Have you played in other positions?I started as No 8, then moved to centre and now I’m outside-half. I was never built to be a front-row like dad!What role has your dad (former Wales hooker Robin McBryde) played in your career? He used to help out a bit at my club but he’s more of an adviser to me. He never put any pressure on me to play. He’s very honest with me and the only thing we can’t agree on is when he tells me how to kick!How do you like goalkicking?I perform well under pressure so it’s a challenge I really enjoy.Did you ever want to do anything other than be a rugby player? No, it’s very much what I strove to do. I had a setback at 17, when I had quite a serious knee operation, but I was determined to overcome it. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS How was it with Wales U20 last season?Winning the Grand Slam was the highlight of my career so far.What are your aims now?If I play well for Llanelli I’m hoping to get my chance for the Scarlets. I had a few pre-season games for them.What do you do outside rugby?I’m in the second year of a sports coaching degree at Coleg Sir Gâr and my parents would say I spend too much time watching TV!last_img read more

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Eddie Jones Would Make Shortlist for Wallabies Job

first_imgHe does have a break clause in that contract based on England’s performance in Japan though, so it appears every decision by both Jones and Cheika will be based upon the outcome of the World Cup in Japan next year.Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter. Current England coach Eddie Jones has been name-checked by an ARU official as a dream candidate for the Wallabies job, should Michael Cheika quit in 2019. Eddie Jones Would Make Shortlist for Wallabies JobConsidering England have won 24 of 26 Tests under Eddie Jones, this headline could be a massive shock.Well hold your horses because this is merely thinking out loud at this point.Rugby Australia are not currently looking to replace Michael Cheika but the head coach has said he would resign if Australia do not win the World Cup in Japan next year. That would be one step further than he took the side in the 2015 tournament, as the Wallabies lost to New Zealand in the final.However, Rugby Australia high-performance manager Ben Whitaker has been talking about mulling over potential new head coaches.Related: Watch: Eddie Jones verbally abused“I can’t speak on behalf of the board, but if I’m tasked with pulling together a list of potential candidates, is Eddie Jones on there? Yeah, he is,” Whitaker told Fox Sports Australia.He went on: “Where that goes in terms of the process that we run, well, that will be determined. Shortlist: Jones has been named as a possible replacement for Michael Cheika in 2019 (Getty Images) center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “You appreciate the skills he’s got as a head coach. And if he’s willing and able – things you’d have to work out – he’d be on the list, probably another dozen would be too.”Jones had coached the Wallabies from 2001 to 2005, including a World Cup final loss to England in 2003. As a result, Whitaker admitted that Jones would be put on any list he was expected to draw up.Grand Slam: Under Jones, England won a Slam in 2016 (Getty Images)But Jones has been inspired as England boss, winning two Six Nations titles in a row including a Grand Slam in 2016. England could still win the 2018 Six Nations title too, despite their humbling loss against Scotland in round three of the tournament.Related: Six Nations Team of the Weekend Round ThreeCombine this with the fact that Jones has recently extended his contract with the Rugby Football Union until 2021, then it is unlikely that the England supremo is going anywhere, anytime soon.last_img read more

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Top women’s rugby players call for more Tests

first_img Fab 15s: Australia take on New Zealand at Eden Park before the men’s match (Getty Images) One player said: “I’d like to see more done to support women who have given birth and returned to the game. New Zealand is a progressive model. What can be done to allow women more paid opportunities to play, coach or ref?”Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Top women’s rugby players call for more TestsThe world’s top women’s players believe there needs to be more 15-a-side Tests and tournaments if the game is to continue to grow globally.That’s the key finding from a survey conducted by International Rugby Players (IRP) and involving more than 250 international women’s players – from countries who compete in the 15s World Cup and on the Sevens Series.Three-quarters of those who took part believe there are not enough 15-a-side games or competitions and 68% feel there is now more focus on sevens. Yes, there’s the World Cup and Six Nations, but some countries play very few Tests between the global tournaments and fixtures can be quite ad hoc.England have regularly played autumn Tests, but that has not been true of other Six Nations teams – Ireland played their first November International as recently as 2015 – although it is improving. Australia have rarely played in between World Cups and recently welcomed back-to-back Tests against New Zealand. Some fear the gap between the world’s top teams and those below will widen without regular tournaments. One player said: “All nations should have more opportunities to play Tests. For all to be competitive, they need more matches.”IRP Welfare Manager Isaac Boss says: “Players feel that while some unions have been quick to acknowledge the growth in the women’s game, they need to step up and match that with more investment and increased 15s competition, if they want to keep those programmes alive.”Tied in with the concerns around 15s is the fact 76% don’t think their unions are doing enough to promote the women’s game. One positive move this season is English and Irish clubs playing double headers with men’s teams, which should take the sport to a wider audience.Big stage: Harlequins will play Bristol in the Premier 15s at the Stoop (Getty Images)For example, Harlequins face Bristol in the Tyrrells Premier 15s at the Stoop on 15 September after the men’s Gallagher Premiership match against Bath, while UL Bohemian play Highfield after the equivalent men’s fixture two weeks later.Of the players surveyed, 40% can live off their income from rugby and 52% play both sevens and 15s. Only 4% of those questioned have children, with 45% saying their rugby career had influenced their decision to have kids. A survey of the world’s elite women’s players raises concerns about the future of 15slast_img read more

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France’s power dynamic between Jacques Brunel and Fabien Galthie examined

first_imgIt is not the narrative that has emerged. Brunel was supposed to be head coach for the Six Nations after the World Cup, having signed a contract extension through to June 2020. That has been quietly cut short. He will now clear his desk at Marcoussis after the World Cup, and Galthie will be in charge when France face England, on February 2, 2020.He was quickly installed as favourite to take over the France hotseat once Joe Schmidt – Laporte’s favoured choice ahead of the French media’s favourite Warren Gatland – was ruled out by a referendum on overseas coaches involving all FFR-affiliated clubs.Related: France interested in hosting Sevens World CupIt’s a job Galthie has long coveted and groomed himself for. He enjoyed success as a coach with Stade Francais. Before it all went wrong, his Montpellier side frequently played breathtaking, must-watch rugby. Meanwhile, he was conducting a long-game public charm offensive as a pundit with Six Nations broadcaster France 2.In demand: Warren Gatland was touted as a potential coach (Getty Images)The high-pressure environment of Toulon, following a long break from coaching due to a drawn-out employment law-required exit from Montpellier, was the wrong job at the wrong time. He lasted scarcely one season and has been a perma-pundit ever since.But it means he had the obvious advantage to the penny-poor FFR of not being tied to a club contract – unlike, say, Clermont’s Franck Azema, Toulouse’s Ugo Mola, or Lyon’s Pierre Mignoni – who will all, no doubt, be mentioned in new national coach dispatches as 2023 comes around.Questions remain over Galthie’s man-management. His very public spat with France centre Geoffrey Doumayrou is not the only evidence of an ego that can be rubbed the wrong way.It is, in part, why the team being built around him is long on charismatic and respected coaches: Laurent Labit, William Servat, Karim Ghezal and team manager Raphael Ibanez – responsible for smoothing the way between club and country – are preparing to move into offices at Marcoussis.Brunel was a knee-jerk hire to replace Guy Noves in December 2018. There can be little doubt he agreed out of a sense of loyalty to former boss and long-term friend Laporte. But it was a job offer that he was long past his sell-by date for and one that he should have refused.Looking ahead: FFR supremo Bernard Laporte (Getty Images)Less than 18 months later, he finds himself further along the lame-duck spectrum than any France coach in recent history, crying ‘I’m the boss’ into an uncaring, unlistening void.An unidentified Top 14 coach told Rugbyrama: “The players are not stupid. They know that Galthie will be the future (France) coach. So, except for those who (are retiring) after Japan, they will try to be seen well by him … They will drive for him.” A moment in time: Brunel coaching Galthie back in 2003 (Getty Images) That’s the truth of it, despite Brunel’s protestations. Galthie is, to all intents and purposes and in all but name, already the head coach of France.Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest rugby news. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img There are some subtle and some not-so subtle shifts happening in France ahead of Rugby World Cup 2019. By James Harrington Something jarred about the recent confirmation that Fabien Galthie – already unveiled as successor to Jacques Brunel as head coach of France – will join Les Bleus‘ coaching set-up for the Rugby World Cup.It was no surprise that Galthie was on board for Japan. That notion had gathered unstoppable momentum since his name was first linked to a World Cup role in Midi Olympique during the 2019 Six Nations.It was, rather, the nature of it. Brunel suddenly ended his post-Six Nations purdah to announce the news everyone already knew in twin interviews with regional newspaper Sud Ouest and on the FFR website.It raised the obvious question of who will be in charge of France at the World Cup – the current coach or the future one.“I have decided,” Brunel told ffr.fr, “to strengthen the staff with the arrival of two people, namely physical trainer Thibault Giroud and Fabien Galthie.”His intended message was clear: this decision was his alone. Hard to miss, too, was the order of the names in that statement. But while Giroud is well known in conditioning circles, the latter remains the bigger name, the one everyone is interested in.Brunel clarified further in Sud Ouest: “Even if we quickly made the decision to solicit Fabien Galthie, we were not sure he would come. It was Fabien or nobody … But I didn’t know if he was going to say yes.”The incumbent: Current France coach Jacques Brunel (Getty Images)He may not have known, but everyone else did. It has been pretty much an open secret since mid-April, when, officially, the France coach’s final word on any addition to his World Cup staff was still the firm ‘non’ that dated back to the second game of the Six Nations.Closing the door on Galthie having even a consulting role in the week after the 44-8 loss to England, Brunel said: “For me, it was never a question of that (bringing in another coach). I have a staff and I feel good in my staff.”But FFR President Bernard Laporte was not singing from the same song sheet. Shortly after the Twickenham humiliation, with Galthie firmly on his mind, he said: “We need to bring even more skills to the management (set-up). We need to bring in other ideas…“It’s not for me to say if Fabien can train with Jacques. It is Jacques who will probably work with the additional staff we are talking about. It must come from him.”Brunel dragged his feet for nearly three months. Even after he finally bowed to the inevitable, he tried to stamp what remained of his authority on a situation he clearly didn’t want. “Fabien will come as an assistant, like the others, like Jean-Baptiste Elissalde,” he insisted. “He will bring something to the group  – but without having a leading role.”Rough times: France finished fourth in the Six Nations (Getty Images)The message Brunel wants us to hear from all this is that he is in the man charge. The next head coach of France, who will officially be in charge of team morale in Japan, will be just another one of his assistants.last_img read more

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RFU Agrees Contract Extension With Eddie Jones

first_img Expand “I am excited about raising the standards again. We have a great team. We set out four years ago to be the best team in the world and unfortunately we missed that by 80 minutes. Now we want to be the team that is remembered as being the greatest team the game has ever seen. It’s a big ambition but I believe we are capable of doing it. We have players with an enhanced reputation, we have a team that is expected to do well, so it’s a great opportunity for us to keep moving forward.” Warren Gatland voted the greatest ever rugby coach LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS RFU Agrees Contract Extension With Eddie JonesThe RFU has announced it has agreed a contract extension with Eddie Jones which will see the Australian remain in the role of England head coach until the 2023 Rugby World Cup concludes in Paris.England with Jones at the helm have had great success including two Six Nations titles, one of which was a Grand Slam in 2016. Add to that a 3-0 series win against Australia and a runners-up finish at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, then this news comes as no surprise.Jones said: “The extension is a great honour for me, but in the current environment, it is only right to acknowledge what a difficult time the world is facing.“We are all looking forward to a time when we can get back to playing rugby and use the sport as a force for good in bringing people back together. I never thought coming here four years ago I would be doing a second four years but the circumstances are right. Obviously it is important for the team that we keep improving and my focus will be solely on that.“I’ve done four years and felt the project was not finished yet. There’s a lot of growth in the team. The last Six Nations I was asking can I still have an effect on the team and I think I can do that. It’s a good fit for me to continue. There’s a lot of growth, we’re still a relatively young side and I think I can still add to the growth of the team. The Tokyo Games will take place over the… Staying On: Jones will stay as England coach until the next World Cup concludes Credit: Getty Images Warren Gatland voted the greatest ever rugby coach Rugby’s Greatest Ever Finishes The new contract will see Jones stay in the role until the 2023 Rugby World Cup concludes. New Olympic dates clash with Lions tour Collapse Bill Sweeney, RFU CEO said: “My thoughts and those of all of us at the RFU are with everyone impacted by COVID-19, both across the country at large but also within our own rugby union community. In exceptionally difficult times, we are pleased to be sharing some good news.  We are delighted that Eddie will continue as head coach to run England’s campaign to take us to the 2023 Rugby World Cup.“His record since joining speaks for itself and he has proven why he is one of the best coaches in world rugby. The progress shown by England since 2015 has been indisputable and having fielded the youngest-ever team to play in a World Cup final, we know even more growth is possible. We are all excited by what this squad can do and having Eddie leading the team is very important to us. Here we take a look at some of… New Olympic dates clash with Lions tour The New Zealander talks to Rugby World about… Rugby’s Greatest Ever Finishes Expand In other news Jason Ryles will become the skills coach later this year after Steve Borthwick departs.Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more rugby news.last_img read more

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‘Conlleva una comunidad’ … ser un padrino

first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Por Pat McCaughanPosted Feb 27, 2012 Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY [Episcopal News Service] Cuando reflexiono sobre lo que contribuye a crear grandes padrinos, pienso en el tutor de un programa de 12 pasos.“Una de las cosas que le digo a los padres cuando hago los preparativos de un bautizo, es que se trata de algo parecido al de un tutor en un contexto de Alcohólicos Anónimos”, dijo la Rda. Ruth Lawson Kirk, rectora de la iglesia de Cristo [Christiana Hundred] en Wilmington, Delaware.“Necesita a alguien además que tenga más experiencia en esto que llamamos la fe cristiana. Que estén dispuesto a caminar con ustedes, no en lugar de ustedes, sino a estar presente a ayudarles a lo largo del camino”, dijo ella durante una reciente entrevista telefónica.La tradición de elegir padrinos se desarrolló a partir del bautismo infantil, posiblemente tan temprano como en el siglo I. Pero el papel [de los padrinos] todavía está sujeto a interpretación.Para algunas personas significa servir como una especie de tutor espiritual. Para otros conlleva asumir un interés activo en la vida y desarrollo personal de otro individuo. E incluso para otros implica una disposición a intervenir y ocupar el lugar de los padres si se presentara la necesidad, una costumbre que “hace mucho desapareció en la sociedad norteamericana”, dijo Kirk.“La tradición en la Iglesia Episcopal cuando me bautizaron era que uno necesitaba dos padrinos del mismo sexo, y uno del sexo opuesto. No tengo la menor idea de donde provenía [la costumbre], pero era bastante uniforme”, añadió Kirk, de 50 años.“La gente me ha preguntado cuántos padrinos se supone que uno tenga, y yo les he contestado con otra pregunta: ¿cuántas personas usted necesita para ayudar a formar a su hijo como cristiano?“Porque en verdad la formación de una persona conlleva toda una comunidad”, añadió. “Uno no tiene que tener padrinos, pero conservamos esta tradición  porque sabemos cuán importante es hacer cosas en comunidad y relaciones. En eso radica en gran medida el ser episcopal.Con frecuencia se les pide a miembros de una familia que sirvan de padrinos, una opción que Kirk evitó con su hijo, Matt, porque “uno siempre mantiene relaciones con su familia”.En lugar de eso ella se lo pidió a Ken Garner y Bob Mikrut, dos hombres que sostienen una relación de pareja y que son feligreses en la iglesia de San Pablo en el barrio de Chestnut Hill en Filadelfia. Kirk sirvió allí como rectora asociada inmediatamente después de egresar del seminario. Ella escogió a Garner y Mikrut porque “yo quería personas que le hicieran manifiesta la fe cristiana a Matt (su hijo)”“Nos encantó que nos pidieran ser padrinos”, dijo Garner durante una reciente entrevista telefónica desde la casa que él y Mikrut comparten en Filadelfia.Tan encantados que a Mikrut lo detuvieron por exceso de velocidad cuando se dirigía al hospital poco después del nacimiento de Matthew Kirk, que ahora tiene 19 años y está en segundo año de licenciatura en la Universidad de Temple, el alma mater de Garner.“Sé que cuento con ellos”, dijo Matthew, refiriéndose a sus padrinos, en una entrevista telefónica reciente desde su dormitorio de estudiante. “Ellos son la familia. Es realmente una relación muy cercana”.“Ellos responden por mí. Me quieren y se ocupan de mí y siempre han estado muy dispuestos a ayudarme desde el primer día”.Garner y Mikrut asistieron a la ceremonia del Rito 13  de Matthew, así como a su confirmación y graduaciones, las celebraciones de Navidad, Pascua y Halloween, y a los partidos anuales de béisbol, porque ambos son “fanáticos rabiosos de los Phillies.“Lo llevamos al juego de los Phillies en su primer cumpleaños. Desde entonces , nosotros y toda la familia Kirk vamos al partido de los Phillies todos los años para celebrar el cumpleaños de Matt”, dijo Garner, de 57 años y director de comunicaciones y mayordomía de la Iglesia del Redentor [Church of the Redeemer], en Bryan Mawr.“Desde el principio tomamos la decisión de que queríamos ser parte de la vida de Matt tanto como pudiéramos, sabiendo que Ruth era sacerdote y podría estar andando de un sitio a otro sin que pudiéramos estar cerca de ella”, agregó.Tanto Garner como Mikrut, de 55 años, dijeron que el papel ha sido especialmente significativo porque ellos no tienen hijos propios. “Hemos estado juntos durante 32 años. En la actualidad, le resulta mucho más fácil a las parejas homosexuales tener hijos. Les agradezco a Rick y Ruth que nos hayan proporcionado un poquito de esa [experiencia] al hacernos padrinos y permitirnos participar de la vida de Matt desde el momento en que nació.“Agradezco tener un pequeño atisbo de lo que esa experiencia significa, ya que no podíamos tenerla por nosotros mismos”.Lo importante para ella, dijo Ruth Kirk, era saber que Garner y Mikrut “siguen el patrón del año cristiano, sostenidos por la oración y por el testimonio de una vida que también hace esas cosas.“Para mí, la cualidad fundamental consiste en ser un fiel cristiano, afirmó ella. “Uno busca a alguien que tenga una relación con Jesucristo. Ken y Bob han sido cristianos increíblemente leales y fieles”.San Diego: Una oración en una cercaMindy Steers tenía 30 años, estaba embarazada, sin hogar y consumiendo drogas cuando llamó su atención un aviso junto a una caja en una valla metálica de Ocean Beach, cerca de San Diego, California.“Decía ‘deje una oración’” recordaba Steers en una reciente entrevista telefónica. Y ella así lo hizo. Cogió uno de las hojas del montón de papeles y escribió: “Sí, necesito una oración. Necesito su ayuda. Necesito un lugar donde vivir. Estoy a punto de tener un bebé”.Alguien vio su oración y se lo dijo a Drusilla Grubb, que llamó a una amiga, Rhonda Muir, quien a su vez tenía otro amigo, Steve Cooper, que tenía un cuarto disponible. Ellos ayudaron a Steers a mudarse a ese sitio. Un día después de la mudanza, nació Zoe.Eso sucedió hace cinco años, y Grubb, Muir y Cooper se encuentran entro los cinco padrinos de Zoe, un papel que ellos aceptaron entusiasta y alegremente.“Zoe vino por primera vez a la iglesia en el oficio infantil de Nochebuena de la iglesia de los Fieles Difuntos [All Souls Church]”, cuando apenas tenía tres semanas de nacida, recordaba Grubb durante una entrevista reciente en su casa de San Diego. “Zoe, por su propia iniciativa, decidió a los tres años de edad que quería ser bautizada”.Para entonces, todos ellos ya se habían convertido en una auténtica familia, que crecía y aprendía y luchaba entre sí. Presentarlos en la iglesia parecía lo más natural, dijo Muir.“La recuerdo como una bebé (Zoe)que apena podía levantar la cabeza. Estábamos sentados en la iglesia cuando ella aún no había cumplido un año. Era Martes de Carnaval y ella miraba jugar a los otros niños. Podía ver su deseo de participar. ¿Por qué no habríamos de ayudarles? Aquí estaba esta bebita, aquí estaba esta joven mujer que de alguna manera se encontraba bajo nuestro cuidado. Por supuesto que íbamos a llevarlas a la iglesia”.Grubb recordaba estar de pie junto a la pila bautismal comprometiéndose a ayudar a criar a Zoe en la Iglesia. “Me importa mucho que los niños se eduquen en la fe cristiana. La fe es un [nexo] entre usted y Dios y llega cuando llega. Pero si no te preparan, ¿cómo sabrías reconocerla?”“Acepté el papel de madrina como lo define la Iglesia”, agregó. “Pero para entonces habíamos crecido mediante el Espíritu Santo en amor los unos con los otros. Nos habíamos convertido en Abuela Grubb y Abuela Rhonda. Es cosa de Dios”.Después  de su bautismo, Zoe caminó entre la congregación de la mano del Rdo. Michael Russell, el rector de la iglesia, saludando a “su nueva familia”. Ella ha mantenido esta tradición. “Todavía camina junto al P. Mike  cuando saludan a los recién bautizados”, dijo Muir.“La parte que más le gustó fue cuando el P. Mike le derramó el agua en la cabeza”, dijo Steers. “A ella le gusta que le den “la galletita” durante la comunión. La llamamos una galletita, pero es la comunión. Y a ella le gusta caminar con el P. Mike para recibir a los recién bautizados en la Iglesia”.Steers, de 35 años, cuenta en la actualidad con un empleo de ventas de jornada completa, ha alquilado una casa y tiene un auto.Ella dijo que Grubb y Muir “siempre han estado a mi entera disposición. A esto es a lo que yo llamo una familia. Ellas nos adoptaron a Zoe y a mí y son nuestra familia. No tenía sentido que nadie más fuera sus madrinas”.Grubb, de 58 años, and Muir, de 57, están de acuerdo. “Hemos hablado con Mynde respecto a esto y, si algo llegara a suceder, estamos preparados para criar a Zoe.“No sé cómo uno puede cumplir con su deber como madrina [o padrino], llevando un niño a la iglesia y  formándolo en la fe, sin vivirla para ellos”, dijo Muir. “La fe no consiste tan sólo en ir a la iglesia. La fe consiste en cómo vives cada día. Tienes que tener esa relación ajena a cualquier formalidad para cumplir con tus votos bautismales”.“La gente se aparece a tu vida y Dios te la da y tú la amas”, afirmó Grubb. “¿Qué otra cosa hay?”.Grandes padrinos engendran grandes padrinosJames R. Dennis le agradece a sus ahijados —y tiene cinco— el haberle devuelto a la iglesia.Cuando Dennis, abogado, novicio dominico y bloguero, se mudó de El Paso a San Antonio, Texas, en enero de 2004, comenzó a asistir a la iglesia de San Lucas [St. Luke’s], en Alamo Heights, luego de decidir “que debía estar en la iglesia con ellos (sus ahijados).“Entré por la puerta de la iglesia a la que ellos asistían y al cabo de unos pocos meses estaba enseñando en la Escuela Dominical”, recuerda. “Poco después, era miembro de la junta parroquial y ahora soy un novicio dominico”.Sus cinco ahijados provienen de tres familias diferentes, con edades que oscilan entre los 4 y los 18 años, y él ha sido amigo de sus padres durante más de dos décadas. Dennis le atribuye a su propia madrina el haberle enseñado la importancia de un gran padrinazgo.“Creo que funciona como funciona con el amor de Dios mismo”, dijo él en una entrevista telefónica reciente desde su oficina de San Antonio. “Santo Tomás de Aquino dijo que amamos porque nos amaron primero. Aprendemos de las personas que nos mostraron lo que era ser buenos padrinos. Los míos fueron una tía y un primo, pero ellos eran las personas que siempre me apoyaron, y yo creo que es la manera que esto tiene de funcionar.“Me lo tomo muy en serio, porque ellos se lo toman muy en serio… pero la relación no es  la de un mundo ideal”,  añadió Dennis, que es soltero sin hijos.“Se trata de lo que ellos necesitan y de lo que uno puede hacer para responder a esa necesidad, si consiste en ser sólo un amigo o alguien que ayuda económicamente o de otras maneras. Lo más importante, se trata de alguien con quien se puede contar cuando surgen los problemas, como siempre surgen para todos nosotros”.Eso incluye “estar al tanto de cumpleaños y navidades…y de aniversarios de bautizos. Trato de enviarles una nota en los aniversarios de sus bautizos. Tres de ellos participan en el teatro, así que consigo ver montones de obras. Otro tomaba parte en una banda de música. Eso significó que asistí a cantidad de funciones”.Uno de sus ahijadas, Taylor Allam, de 18 años, llama a Dennis “un padrino fantástico, que nunca se olvida de un cumpleaños o una Navidad”. Él siempre nos invita a la iglesia, al teatro y a otras cosas”.Ella conserva un “recuerdo icónico” of Dennis. “Cuando mi papá estaba en el hospital y mi mamá no podía venir por mí, él (Dennis) lo hacía”, dijo Allam, cuyo padre ya falleció. “Siempre que lo necesité, podía hablar con él (Dennis) de lo que estaba pasando en mi vida o si necesitaba algo o si tenia problemas en la universidad”.Por su parte, Dennis dijo que el ser padrino significa “ante todo que ellos están en mi vida regular y en mis oraciones diarias”.“En segundo lugar, lo veo como siendo alguien de la edad de sus padres y que sencillamente cree que ellos son fenomenales”.Y prosiguió: “Todo lo que la mayoría de los chicos quieren en este mundo es alguien que piense que ellos valen. Y así uno empieza a entender el papel sacramental de ser padrino al entender primero el papel emocional de serlo. Eso empieza con un afecto profundo y duradero por quien por lo general es un bebito. Porque —y ríe— “para la mayoría de nosotros es muchísimo más fácil amar cuando somos bebitos”.Reflexionando, añade: “Lo siga usted tomando en serio o no”.En todos los bautizos “decimos que vamos a ayudar a formar a este niño [o niña]. Al parecer conlleva un compromiso espiritual que no puede desprenderse de un profundo compromiso emocional, que se trata de alguien que me importa”.—La Rda. Pat McCaughan es corresponsal de Episcopal News Service y está radicada en Los Ángeles. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. 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Hollywood expertise helps set stage for worship

first_imgHollywood expertise helps set stage for worship Rector Bath, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Comments (1) Director of Music Morristown, NJ March 13, 2013 at 6:32 pm I love the way this man is using his gifts to the glory of the church. Also, I noted the Healing Hands ministry included in Bishop Bruno’s vestments. Perhaps this was reflected the Bishop’s own recent healing. Thank you for this article and thank you to Mr. Chally. 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BarnwellPosted Mar 13, 2013 center_img Classic style with contemporary elegance is the perfect combination to satisfy the challenges of creating inspirational vestments for the modern church, Cliff Chally says. Each project is designed specifically for the setting where it is to be used or for the individual for whom it is intended. Photo/Diocese of Texas[Diolog] When Emmy-nominated costume designer Cliff Chally offered to make a replacement set of vestments at his church in Los Angeles, he wasn’t planning a new career. But that’s exactly what happened. Today, bishops from San Diego to Jerusalem wear his custom-designed robes, and altars are adorned with paraments that reflect their particular context and history.Each set he designs is completely unique and appropriate for its setting, “to create a visual harmony,” Chally says. “Traditional spaces and individual taste may require a more traditional approach. Sometimes the designs are meant to echo a stained-glass treatment, but in a way that’s just enough, it’s very edited. Like costume design, if they notice the clothes, then you are in the way.”Chally originally wanted to study in Paris but, after leaving the service, learned he couldn’t use his GI Bill there, so he headed to design school in Los Angeles. The curriculum partnered students with professionals in the entertainment business, and it wasn’t long before Chally had established a name for himself. His first job was the inaugural show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. From there, he joined the staff at CBS and worked on the Carol Burnett and Tony Orlando variety shows doing men’s wardrobes before going to work for Aaron Spelling at Columbia Pictures. Then he designed a season for Hal Linden’s Blacke’s Magic on NBC in 1986.While Linden’s series didn’t last, Chally earned a number of Emmy nominations working on costumes for Designing Women (1986-1993). The sitcom’s creator, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, was a close friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton, and it wasn’t long before Chally put his experience in men’s wardrobe to work dressing the future president for his initial debates.“I spent the next several years flying between Washington and LA,” making sure both Clintons were ready for prime time, he remembers. “It was quite an experience.”Every spring all of Cliff Chally’s workrooms are full of “red-carpet gowns” being altered for Hollywood’s glitterati headed to the Gold Globes, SAG and Academy Awards. But the rest of the year, work continues on altar hangings and exquisitely designed and rendered vestments. Photo/Diocese of TexasChally is an active member of St. James’ in the City Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Los Angeles, where he serves as verger. Although raised in the Church of Christ, Chally first experienced Episcopal worship during his childhood in Texas when a fellow third-grader invited him to Sunday school. He still remembers the profound response he had to the choir and the music, the stained glass and incense. Decades later, when another friend invited him to go St. James’, he finally was able to choose the way in which he wanted to worship. “I’ve been there ever since that first Sunday,” he says.Chally served as president of the Costume Designers Guild and was on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. His credits are long and include movies and television. In every instance, his design work was focused on context. Chally’s vestments show the same discernment and respect for detail. He wants his liturgical pieces to enhance the worship experience, “not distract from it.”When designing for clergy, some unique design element always distinguishes the vestments. Mitres and copes for the Diocese of Los Angeles bear the Hands in Healing cross designed for Bishop J. Jon Bruno by Laura Smith as a symbol of his ministry. Colors of the sunrise were airbrushed into the hems of all the pieces he created for the Diocese of Arizona, and an aqua lining represents the water of baptism while providing a symbolic contrast to the fiery sunrise.Special vestments for a Korean and an African commemoration service included Korean damask with Korean symbols woven into it and special Kente cloth used in otherwise very traditional chasubles. Chally is very clear that the design should not distract people from the worship experience.On one set of hangings, embroidered grapes have a remarkable texture because the thread on each grape is sewn in a different direction. For several years, Chally sent pieces to India to be hand-embroidered, but after long delays and unsatisfactory results, he turned to the people with whom he has worked in costuming for many years.“I took the embroiderer my sketch and the fabric. He digitized the drawing, put the fabric in the machine and pushed the button, and there was my sketch! I thought, ‘What have I been waiting for?’” Chally says, laughing.Most of his seamstresses are from Eastern Europe or South America. The first time they worked on a set of vestments, Chally noticed a profound change come over the workroom.“They were used to making pieces that are meant to be discarded because they get dirty or have bullet holes. But these vestments are made to last and will be blessed and cared for,” he explains. “There came this quiet I can’t explain, a peace that changed the whole atmosphere because of the great pride that went into the work. It was a great surprise to me. I wasn’t expecting it.”Chally found a spiritual home in the Episcopal Church, and that has led to the expansion of his giftedness and the replication of the initial awe and wonder he experienced in worship years ago wherever his work appears.“What really appealed to me [about the Episcopal Church] at first was the extraneous stuff, the way worship was elevated and the way everyone brings his or her best to the glory of God,” he says. “But the longer I’m involved, I think it’s that the tent is big enough for everyone.”For photos and a story about Chally’s Costume Co-op, visit here.This article first appeared in the March issue of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas publication Diolog. Comments are closed. Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Belleville, IL P. 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Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry released from hospital

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York December 14, 2015 at 12:46 pm My healing prayers are with you. I was so move by the video with the vergers and hope someday you will be visiting Grace Cathedral so I can met you in person. Your messages and pictures radiant love and holy spirit. Jo Ann Haseltine, Verger at St. Stephen’s Church ,Belvedere, CA Posted Dec 11, 2015 Tags Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rev’d Carl A. Byrd, Sr. says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Glenna Faust Geiger says: December 12, 2015 at 9:33 am Blessings and prayers of thanksgiving for your recovery Bishop Curry. December 11, 2015 at 11:02 pm Prayers for healing, peace, and joy, Presiding Bishop Curry. Catherine Cheek says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Keith Edwards says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Jenny Landis-Steward says: December 12, 2015 at 9:16 am Woohoo! So glad you’re out of hospital. Now rest and continue to be healed while we all pray for you. We need you, dear Bishop. God bless you and your family. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry released from hospital Comments (14) Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Job Listing December 11, 2015 at 9:32 pm Stephen and I are grateful for your recovery thus far and pray that you will return to robust good health soon. Love and blessings, Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate Diocese of Nebraska December 18, 2015 at 2:05 pm Holding you, your family and your caregivers in prayer and thanksgiving for your recovery. Director of Music Morristown, NJ December 22, 2015 at 9:29 pm Dear Presiding Bishop, a word from a couple of Lutherans in Raleigh:May Dr. Jesus continue to EMBRACE YOU and make you WHOLE.The Rev. Dr. Julius and Geneva Carroll Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has been discharged from the hospital in Virginia Dec. 11 and is going to his home in North Carolina.“God is God and I have lived my life trusting in Him,” the presiding bishop said. “And I believe the church and the world are in God’s hands even when it may not seem like it.”Presiding Bishop Curry expressed his gratitude for the healthcare team of doctors, nurses and all “who have been helpful to me during the hospitalization.”The presiding bishop will continue his health-care regimen which includes physical therapy and occupational therapy.Presiding Bishop Curry and his family are touched by the outpouring of prayers and well wishes. In their thankfulness, they ask for privacy during his recovery.As noted previously, he plans to conduct a staff meeting on Monday via videoconferencing from his home.Presiding Bishop Curry was taken to the hospital Dec. 6 after a visitation to Bruton Parish Church in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.Further information will continue to be released by the presiding bishop’s office. The Rev. & Mrs. Jack L Watson says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Alice Elsner says: December 12, 2015 at 10:54 am I am so glad he is recovering. He is a wonderful bishop! Jo Ann Haseltine says: Rector Washington, DC December 12, 2015 at 12:59 pm Bishop Curry, you are in my Prayers.Peace of the Lord,Former Vestry of Saint Mark’s Episcopal ChurchWilmington, NC December 12, 2015 at 9:08 am Continued prayers for your complete recovery. God bless you. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books December 11, 2015 at 11:12 pm We need you. We’ll pray, you get well. That rugged preaching will hurt ya’! Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Tampa, FL Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC December 11, 2015 at 7:01 pm May God’s Healing Grace be upon you, dear Bishop Curry. You and your family are certainly in our prayers. So glad to hear the good news of your successfful surgery and we pray for your complete healing and restoration.(Fr.) E. Ulric & Marilyn C-JonesTown of CaliaquaSt. Vincent & the Grenadines Elizabeth Siler says: Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY December 12, 2015 at 9:32 pm We are so happy to hear that you have begun a recovery, and our prayers continue for your full restoration to health. I join my voice to many others in saying the Church needs you, and I feel sure that God will guide you as your guide our Church. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID E. Ulric C-Jones says: Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Pastor Julius Carroll says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Pat Gunn says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Knoxville, TN December 13, 2015 at 8:38 am Dear Bishop Curry;It seems we not only share a Love of God, for I too underwent surgery for a subdural hematoma on October 30th this year after experiencing severe headaches for several weeks. It is a life changing event as you are now well aware. I know we both can agree that we are living witnesses to the wonderful power of God as he answered all of the Prayers offered to him on our behalf. My Family and I will continue to Pray for your continuing recovery. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Rector Belleville, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Kermit R Moffitt says: Comments are closed. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rabbi Raachel Jurovics says: TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Eventslast_img read more

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