Liberal Katolsk Kirke 101 år
Den Frie Universelle Kirke         Province of Sweden - Denmark

 

The Centennial of the Liberal Catholic Church

 

General Episcopal Synod 15

Bishops of the Church

Thursday, February 4 - Sunday, February 14, 2016

 

International Congress

Clergy & Laity

Monday, February 8 - Sunday, February 14, 2016

registration February 7.

 

Theme

“To See Thy Life in All the Peoples of Thine Earth”

The LCC as a Liturgical Community in the Twenty-First Century

 

Centennial Celebration and Banquet

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Please see below.

 

 

Location/host parish

Our Lady Queen of Angels

1701 Tulip Rd SE (at Abrazo Rd.)

Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124

505-896-1611

Rev. Timothy Donovan, Rector

 

 

Lodging

Hilton Garden Inn

1771 Rio Rancho Blvd.

Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124

Tel 1-505-896-1111

Fax 1-505-896-2100

 

Please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible by using the Hilton Garden Inn’s reservation page for our group.

 

The hotel fee of $180 per night single occupancy or $95 per night per-person double occupancy (1 King or 2 Double beds) includes meals and Congress registration.

 

The room rate (minus costs for meals and Congress) will be honored for a few days before and/or after the dates of the International Congress and Centennial.

 

NOTE: If you are a single but would like to share a room, reserve a room at the Hilton Garden Inn website and then include that information in the Note section of the Registration Form. We will assign roommates.

 

NOTE: International travelers without credit cards may arrange an electronic funds transfer in US dollars to the Rogers-Cooper Memorial Fund (a US foundation which supports The Liberal Catholic Church, Province of the United States). Contact the American Organizing Committee. The fees will be as given above: $180 per night single occupancy or $95 per night per-person double occupancy. In this case only, do not register at the Hilton Garden Inn website.

 

 

Meals and Transportation

Your hotel fee includes 3 vegetarian meals a day, airport transfers, 2 daily round-trips between the hotel and the church, and the Centennial banquet and celebration on February 13.

 

Meal service at the hotel will end with dinner on February 14. (Luncheon will be served at Our Lady Queen of Angels Church that day.)

 

 

Registration

Use this form to register for the International Congress, whether you are staying at the Hilton Garden Inn or staying with friends/family in the Albuquerque area.

 

 

Congress Registration Fee

If you do not plan to stay at the Hilton Garden Inn, the registration fee for the Congress, banquet, and celebration will be $53. The registration fee will be due December 15, 2015, and can be paid by check, credit card, or direct transfer.

 

If paying by check or money order, please mail it to:

 

      ATTN: Centennial

      Our Lady Queen of Angels Church

      1701 Tulip SE

      Rio Rancho, NM 87124

      USA

 

NOTE: Meal tickets at $30 per day may be purchased so that you can dine with the clergy and laity from around the world who are staying at the Hilton Garden Inn. This can be done after you arrive.

 

 

Airport Transfers

A member of the American Organizing Committee will arrange transfers from the Albuquerque International Sunport to the Hilton Garden Inn in Rio Rancho. As soon as you have your travel plans, please contact the American Organizing Committee with details of your arrival and departure.

 

 

Call for Presentations to International Congress

 

Members or clergy who would wish to give a presentation at our upcoming 2016 Congress are requested to submit their proposed presentation subject by email to Rev. Terrence Metz, Covenor.

 

The theme of the Congress will be:

 

“To See Thy Life in All the Peoples of Thine Earth”

The LCC as a Liturgical Community in the Twenty-First Century

 

Facilitated discussions throughout the week will focus on topics such as:

 

How can TLCC message of inclusiveness, mysticism and community building be more efficiently communicated by the Church to the world?

What is the role of the Sacraments in furthering Spiritual Freedom?

What does it mean to be a Liberal Catholic in today’s world?

 

 

Rev. Metz has been appointed the Convenor for the International Church Congress 2016 from Monday, 8 February (registration on Sunday 7th) through Friday, 12 February.

 

Congress attendees will join the the Centennial General Episcopal Synod (GES 15) members for the Centennial Celebrations on Saturday, 13 February, including attendance at the Centennial Banquet; as well as for the closing Holy Eucharist of the General Episcopal Synod on Sunday, 14 February, followed by potluck luncheon at Our Lady Queen of Angels Church.

 

 

Questions:

Contact the American Organizing Committee.

 

 

Typical Daily Schedule for International Congress

 

Breakfast at hotel

Transfer to Queen of Angels

Prime

Holy Eucharist

Transfer to Hilton Garden Inn

Morning Congress sessions at hotel

Luncheon at hotel

Afternoon Congress sessions at hotel

Dinner at hotel

Transfer to Queen of Angels

Solemn Benediction

Transfer to Hilton Garden Inn

 

Liberal Katolsk Kirkes 100-års Jubileum 
starter 4 februar till 14 februar 2016
i Albuquerque, USA og fortsætter på
5 kontinenter under et år.

Se lokale program.

 

http://www.thelccusa.org/centennial/

 

Foto viser James Ingall Wedgwoods bispekonsekration den 13 februar 1916 og dagen ses derfor som kirkens fødselsdag. Biskop Wedgwood ses på nederste række som nummer 2 fra venstre.

Biskop  James Ingall Wedgwood

Centennial Banquet

Guest Speaker: Mr. Richard Smoley

 

“The Fate of the Bible in the Twenty-First Century”

 

It’s standard knowledge among scholars that much of the Bible is simply not true from a literal point of view. So what are we going to do with the Bible from now on? Richard Smoley will address this question, suggesting that in the coming years a deeper, more mystical approach to the Bible will become increasingly important.

 

About our Guest Speaker:

 

Richard Smoley is an author and philosopher specializing in spirituality, mysticism and religion.

 

Richard was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, in 1956.  He attended Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut, and entered Harvard University in 1974.  As an undergraduate, he was managing editor of the university’s venerable literary magazine, The Harvard Advocate.

 

After taking a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in classics at Harvard in 1978, Richard went on to the University of Oxford in the U.K., where he edited The Pelican, the magazine of Corpus Christi College.  He took another B.A. in the Honour School of Literae Humaniores (classics and philosophy) in 1980, and received his M.A. from Oxford in 1985.

 

Some of the publications by Richard Smoley:

The Deal: A Guide to Radical and Complete Forgiveness.

Tarcher/Penguin, 2015.

Supernatural: Writings on an Unknown History.

Tarcher/Penguin, 2013.

Conscious Love: Insights from Mystical Christianity.

San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

The Dice Game of Shiva: How Consciousness Creates the Universe.

Novato, CA: New World Library, 2009.

The Essential Nostradamus.

New York: Tarcher/Penguin, 2006. 2d ed., Tarcher/Penguin, 2010.

First Flowering: The Best of “The Harvard Advocate", 1866-1976.

Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1977. (Editor.)

Forbidden Faith: The Gnostic Legacy from the Gospels to “The Da Vinci Code”.

San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 2006. (Paperback edition released under the title Forbidden Faith: The Secret History of Gnosticism.

Harper San Francisco, 2007.)

Hidden Wisdom: A Guide to the Western Inner Traditions.

New York: Penguin Arkana, 1999. 2d. ed. Wheaton, IL: Quest, 2006. (With Jay Kinney.)

Inner Christianity: A Guide to the Esoteric Tradition.

Boston: Shambhala, 2002.

Congress attendees will join the the Centennial General Episcopal Synod (GES 15) members for the Centennial Celebrations on Saturday, 13 February, including attendance at the Centennial Banquet; as well as for the closing Holy Eucharist of the General Episcopal Synod on Sunday, 14 February, followed by potluck luncheon at Our Lady Queen of Angels Church.