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Lenten Series - 2012
Working to bring about God's reign on earth

The Rt. Rev. Frederick Houk Borsch, retired bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles and now Professor of New Testament and Chair of Anglican Studies at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, will kick off the 2012 Diocesan Lenten Series on Saturday, February 25, at St. Christopher Episcopal Church, 3550 Southwest Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX, 76133.

The theme of the series is "Working to bring about Godís reign on earth." The Rt. Rev. Barry R. Howe will speak on Saturday, March 3. The speaker for Saturday, March 10, will be announced shortly.

The Rt. Rev.
Frederick Houk Borsch
Prior to teaching at the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Bishop Borsch was the Interim Dean of the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale and Associate Dean of the Yale Divinity School. Educated at Princeton, Oxford and the General Theological Seminary, his Ph.D. degree is from the University of Birmingham in England. In addition to teaching posts in England at Seabury-Western and the General Theological Seminary, he was formerly Dean, President, and Professor of New Testament at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific. He was Dean of the Chapel with rank of Professor of Religion at Princeton University where he taught in the Program in the History, Archaeology and Religions of the Ancient World. From 1988-2000 he was Chair of the Theology Committee for the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church. Contributor of essays, articles and poetry to a number of journals and newspapers, he is the author or editor of some twenty books. He has been a conference leader and given university and seminary lectures at a number of institutions in this country and abroad. In 1985, for thirteen weeks, he was the preacher for the Protestant Hour.

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Barry R. Howe
Bishop Howe spent thirteen years as the VII Bishop of West Missouri. He resigned that position in March of 2011. Prior to this, he was the Dean of St. Peterís Cathedral in St. Petersburg for eleven years. A graduate of Gettysburg College (1964) and Philadelphia Divinity School (1967), he has served congregations in the Diocese of Pennsylvania, the Diocese of Central Florida, the Diocese of Massachusetts, and the Diocese of Southwest Florida. Bishop Howe has served on numerous national Commissions and Committees. He is presently the Chairperson of the General Board of Examining Chaplains, a Board Member of both the Episcopal Evangelical Society and the American Friends of the Diocese of Jerusalem. He has also served as a member of the faculty of the College for Bishops for the past nine years. Bishop Howe and his wife Mary are living in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Each evening begins at 5 PM each Saturday at St. Christopher Episcopal Church, 3550 Southwest Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX, 76133. There will be a Soup and Salad Supper, and then the "hosting parish" will make a brief presentation about their parish and its outreach programs. The speakersí presentations will begin at 6:10 and include a Q&A session. There will be an opportunity for Compline for those who wish to remain. Each evening should end around 7:30 p.m.

Admission is $3. Registration is not required but please make a reservation at here to insure adequate food is prepared.

Register for the series so we'll know how much soup to make!