Below you'll find the most recent guidelines for public worship in the Diocese of East Carolina during the COVID-19 pandemic:
Although it came a day later than we may have expected, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has issued an Executive Order this week that impacts our gatherings for worship. Executive Order No. 209 goes into effect tomorrow, April 30th at 5:00pm and will continue in force through June 1, 2021 at 5:00pm, unless we hear otherwise before then. As a result of this order, I want to affirm the following:Read More »
Friends and Colleagues,
Just in time for our celebrations of Holy Week and Easter, we find ourselves in the situation of being able to consider the possibility of gathering for indoor worship in greater numbers than have been possible during the past year.
In his April 29th “Word to the Church: What Would Love Do?” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry offered us the image of a “rubric of love.” Drawing on our Anglican/Episcopal use of rubrics (small, italicized print, once in red) for shaping how a Book of Common Prayer liturgy should be planned and conducted, Bishop Curry speaks of the sort of love that ought to shape our lives as disciples of Jesus.Read More »