Nov 25, 2009

Lord Hear My Prayer: For those who seek justice in OUR world and deserve a place in American Thanksgiving

The Most Reverend Martin de Jesus Barahona, Primate, Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America, The Anglican Communion

Dr. Louie Crew, Founder, Integrity, The Episcopal Church, The Anglican Communion

The Rt. Rev. Catherine S. Roskam, Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. Bishop Roskam served on the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church as Chair of the International Concerns Committee and is a representative from the Episcopal Church to the Anglican Consultative Council, The Anglican Communion

The Rt. Reverend David Alvarez, Bishop of Puerto Rico and President Bishop of Province IX of The Episcopal Church, The Anglican Communion

The Most Reverend Mauricio José Araújo de Andrade, Primate, Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil, The Anglican Communion

The Most Reverend Frederick J Hiltz, Primate, The Anglican Church of Canada, The Anglican Communion

Father Geoff Farrow, The Roman Catholic Church

The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu, The Anglican Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, Winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace, The Anglican Communion

The Rt. Rev. Barbara Clementine Harris (born 12 June 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was the first woman ordained a bishop in The Episcopal Church and at The Anglican Communion.

The Most Reverend Barry Morgan, Primate, Archbishop of The Church of Wales, The Anglican Communion

The Reverend Terry Martin aka ¨Father Jake¨ The Episcopal Church, The Anglican Communion

The Right Reverend Eva Brunne, Bishop of Stockholm, The Church of Sweden

The Right Reverend V. Gene Robinson, Bishop of New Hampshire, The Episcopal Church, The Anglican Communion

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum is since 1992 of New York City’s Congregation Beth Simchat Torah (CBST), Sharon Kleinbaum is as immersed in politics as one can get. She is the openly lesbian leader of the world’s largest gay religious congregation, and is at the forefront of the movement to secure basic civil rights for lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

The Most Reverend Carlos Touche-Porter, Primate, La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico, The Anglican Communion

The Reverend Canon Mark Harris, Member Executive Council and House of Deputies, ¨Preludium¨, The Episcopal Church, The Anglican Communion

Lord hear my prayer

For ALL of us who seek, and attempt to speak, for justice and mercy in the world and deserve a place in American Thanksgiving.

Christ have mercy

Remembering those persecuted, marginalized and abused daily especially in UGANDA, NIGERIA and JAMAICA at The Anglican Communion and in everyday life elsewhere.


Sacatapequez, Guatemala, Central America
November 2009


Grandmère Mimi said...

Amen, amen, and amen!

Len, what a wonderful post. What a lovely tribute to truly beautiful and godly people. Thanks be to God for their efforts to bring about justice and equality for all.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Thanks Mimi and HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you! There were so many wonderful people to list and I hope that I didn´t offend anyone but some pictures weren´t available (at least I couldn´t find good ones) and I wanted this to be a pretty Thanksgiving tablelike centerpiece of TREATS!

Yes, justice, integrity, equality...the keys!

Love to you and yours,

Kirkepiscatoid said...

That is a list of heroes and heroines to be sure!

Happy Thanksgiving, my friend.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Len, if you had put me in with those giants, I'd have been terribly embarrassed.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

I think I´ll do another for Christmas and WE WILL ALL be the presents we give to one another...the gifts that keep on giving from Missouri and Louisiana to Kampala, Australia, Canada, Maine, Scotland (Yorkshire too however I´m currently not speaking to the Archbishop of York even though he apparently hasn´t noticed...way to busy watching his back/step)!

I think I´ll start decorating soon!

Abrazos fuerte,

Revd Ivan Ackeroff said...

Happy Thanksgiving and Praise Be!

Erika Baker said...

What a wonderful post! What wonderful people!
Can I also nominate Tobias Haller, Susan Russell and Elizabeth Kaeton for inclusion in the roll call?

Fran said...

This is a great post to see as I begin my day!

Felicidades! Bendigas!

(PS - I like Erika's ideas!)

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Yes, Christmas is coming and I plan to adorn this site with even MORE wonderful, inspirational and WISE Queens and Kings in our lives.

Happy Thanksgiving to ALL!

Leonardo Ricardo said...

You know what I was thinking this morning? It´s not only about the folks that have blogs and work so diligently on them, it´s about the comment folks as well...wonderful and enlightening comments everywhere we go!

Lynn said...

I hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving day, no matter how boisterous or quiet!

What a great list of people (and I love all the photos you have used to link them together. So beautiful.)

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Dear Lynn,

Just returned from a lovely/elegant dinner party...the food was wonderful and so different for Thanksgiving...a mixed rice dish with three different chorizos and veggies stuffing, Turkey, two types of Sweet Potatos (one was actually a local squash in a sort of crumble that made it look like apple Beatty), grilled lengths of carrots, chilis, eggplant...there was a cold salad of Lotus roots (really good with touches of Ginger) and a creamed whole corn dish (I´d never had before)...Turkey Gravy...two pies, ice cream...full...what a night to remember...China, Sterling, Crystal the works (also Juan Carlos got his grades for his English Class as the semester ends this week...a 87...really good)...much to be Thanksful for including YOU and our dear friends we´ve come to know and love online throughout the Anglican Communion.

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

What the others said!

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Living Saints!

Doorman-Priest said...

Living Saints indeed!

Thanks be to God!

Caminante said...

What a great roster of people. Demos gracias a Dios!