Daily Briefing

Daily Briefing: Sunday, June 28th

Sunday will bring a high of 102 degrees, low humidity, and sunny skies.

Today we remember Irenaeus Bishop of Lyons, Teacher of the Faith, c.200

Irenaeus was probably a native of Smyrna, born in about the year 130. As a boy, he had heard Polycarp preach, who had in turn been a disciple of the Apostle John. Irenaeus is thus one of the important connections between the apostolic Church and the second century. He studied at Rome, and later became a priest at Lyons in Gaul, succeeding as bishop upon the martyrdom of his predecessor in 177. He contended against the mythological, unhistorical beliefs of the Gnostics, giving positive value to the full humanity of the Incarnate Christ, and affirmed the public teaching role of the episcopate to combat false doctrine. He is honored as the first great Catholic theologian, one who drew upon the emerging traditions of East and West. Irenaeus died in about the year 200.

From Robert Atwell’s Celebrating the Saints
A prayer for today:

O God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, our only Savior, the Prince of Peace: Give us grace seriously to lay to heart the great dangers we are in by our unhappy divisions; take away all hatred and prejudice, and whatever else may hinder us from godly union and concord; that, as there is but one Body and one Spirit, one hope of our calling, one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism, one God and Father of us all, so we may be all of one heart and of one soul, united in one holy bond of truth and peace, of faith and charity, and may with one mind and one mouth glorify thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

What you need to know and where you need to be

7:15AM: Claiming Common Ground Against Gun Violence March
[Gathering begins near the Holiday Inn Express across from Northwest Temple & 200 South]

10:00AM: United Thank Offering Ingathering and Eucharist

2:15-6:15PM: Legislative Session

5:30-6:15PM Provincial Caucuses
*Please check the virtual binders and old-fashioned bulletin board for updated versions of the schedule, as information published here is based on the online draft.

Other Events of Note:
12:30-1:30PM: Breaking the Episcopal Glass Ceiling Lunch, Elevations at Hilton

6:15 PM – National Association of Episcopal Schools 50th Anniversary Reception
Marriott at City Creek

7:00PM – Bishop Hines Documentary
Hilton, City Center

7:30PM – Provincial Gatherings

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