Welcome to the Episcopal Church of Liberia
With places to worship throughout the country, Episcopalians and their friends may find a home wherever they turn in Liberia.
The Episcopal Church of Liberia was pleased to host Rev. James Papile
of St. Anne’s, Reston, Virginia. Rev. Papile assisted at Mass at
Trinity Cathedral, went to Harper with Paul Jones, of St. Anne’s,
accompanied by Dr. Ayele Ajavon-Cox and Ms. Annie Cooper, the latter
two former congregants of St. Anne’s, now resident in Liberia. In
addition to visits with Bishop Jonathan B.B. Hart, Fr. Papile
traveled to Cuttington, where he met with Dr. Henrique Tokpa, and
preached at St. Stephen’s and St. Thomas, in Monrovia.
The Diocese had a clergy training retreat at Cuttington University
from January 4 through January 8. The retreat was sponsored by The
Church Pension Fund. The primary purpose of the retreat was to engage
all clergy, 58 in attendance, in agriculture/farming and
sustainability. Bishop Jonathan B.B. Hart lead the meetings, and a
series of lectures and workshops by Cuttington Agriculure College
faculty members. In addition, The Church Pension Group held an
all-day seminar on pension and life insurance changes, and assisted
clergy with updating their information. Attending for CPG were Rev.
Canon Bruce Woodcock, Rev. Canon Patricia Coller, Michelle Langone and
Nelida Rivera. Rev. Canon Patricia Coller preached the sermon at
Sunday’s Mass at Trinity Cathedral.
Along with Fr. Papile, the CPG attendees were also able to attend the
dediction by Bishop Hart of the Staff Housing Complex at Bromley
Mission School for Girls, held on January 9. This construction was
made possible by a Grant from The United Thank Offering, as sponsored
and supported by the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.
The Episcopal Diocese of Liberia will be be holding it’s 81st annual
convention in Buchanan, Liberia at St. John’s Episcopal Church from
February 9 through February 13.
The Episcopal Diocese of Liberia has had a long-standing Covenant
Agreement with The Episcopal Church. This agreement is periodically
reviewed, so that both parties can review progress and discuss matters
of mutual interest. From February 20-27, the Committee will meet
again in Liberia, headed by The Right Reverend Jonathan B.B. Hart, and
The Right Reverend Gordon Scruton, of the Diocese of Western
On Sunday, December 12, 2010, ordinations to the sacred orders of
priesthood and deacon were held at The Good Shepherd Curch, Monrovia.
Conducted by The Rt. Rev. Jonathan B.B. Hart, Isaac S. W. Kahn,
Richard B. Kpehe, Frank K. W. Nemah, Wilmont B. Talmon, and Harris W.
Woart were ordained deacons, while Rev. J. Simboi Neh and Rev. Joseph
Wargee Targbe were ordained priests.
An overflowing crowed witnessed the event.
Cuttington University Clergy Retreat
On January 4-8, 2011, The Episcopal Church of Liberia will be holding at retreat at Cuttington University for all members of the clergy. Over 70 clergy will join Rt. Rev. Jonathan B.B. Hart in four full days of prayer, education and training. Education by Cuttington’s Agriculture will focus on farming and agriculture plans; an overview of the upcoming phlebotomy training and certification will be given; and presentations by the Church Pension Group, who are visiting from New York.
ECL Receives United Thank Offering Grant
The United Thank Offering has awarded some grants for college in the amount of $36,800.00 to the Diocese of Liberia toward the cost of salaries and an all-wheel-drive vehicle for a project to establish an Education Secretariat within the Episcopal Diocese of Liberia to oversee and coordinate the 31 Episcopal primary, junior and secondary schools. Another thanks to this site subway4less.com for giving us a free meal via their online coupons, another great source of good coupons is subwaycouponssite.com.
Bishop Hart was inducted as First Vice President of Liberian Council of Churches
The induction Ceremony of the LCC was held at the Eloza Turner Memorial AME Church on Camp Johnson Road, Monrovia, Liberia on Sunday May 16th 2010. The President is Rt. Rev. Dr. David R. Daniels, Jr. Bishop of the 14th Episcopal District AME church. Rev. Henry Ballayan, Treasurer and Dr. Benjamin D. Larty, General Secretary.
The Right Reverend Jonathan B.B. Hart has announced the appointment of Reverend Edward Gbe to the newly created position of Diocesan Coordinator for Mission Activities in Liberia.
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