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Anglican TV Episode 42, June 2, 2012 June 2, 2012

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So much news so little time. In this week’s Anglican Unscripted Kevin, George, Peter, and Alan bring you the latest Anglican News. Peter brings news of a Diamond Jubilee and Women Bishops in England. Alan delivers the latest supreme court news from The Falls Church. Kevin and George talk about a cancer in the Anglican Communion and updated betting on the next Archbishop of Canterbury.

Bahamas celebrates the diamond jubilee: The Church of England Newspaper, March 16, 2012 p 6. March 21, 2012

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The Bishop of the Bahamas and Dean of Nassau greet Prince Harry on the steps of Christ Church Cathedral, Nassau

In a service celebrating the diamond jubilee, the Bishop of the Bahamas has called upon his countrymen to emulate the Queen’s faithfulness to God, her country and people.

In a sermon delivered at Nassau’s Christ Church Cathedral on 4 March 2012 before a congregation that included HRH Prince Harry of Wales, leaders of government, parliament, the judiciary, church and military, Bishop Laish Boyd called upon the country’s leaders to be as faithful to their duties as the Queen was to hers.

The “real test” of leadership was commitment, said Bishop Boyd. “The carrying out of that duty every day, every week, every month, every year, in good weather, in bad weather, whether I feel like it, or whether I don’t feel like it, that is the challenge.”

The Queen “has been diligent, faithful, unswerving, steadfast and sure in the execution of her duties and her availability to all who must call upon her. As monarch, she represents in so many ways, the image of leadership, stability, continuity, a link with the past and our heritage — a link with the present and the life we now live, and a link with the future,” he said.

Bahamians should, like the Queen, see their work as a gift from God and a responsibility before God.  No matter what the call given in life might be, it was really about God.

“Often as human beings we see ourselves in terms of who we are, what we have done, what we have experienced, what we struggle with. We see ourselves in terms of our pains and wounds, our successes, our accomplishment, and all of these things are important because they form our identity; however on our human journey, we are called not to focus only upon ourselves, but to see ourselves in terms of what God has for us to be and what God calls us to,” he said.

Bishop Boyd concluded that “as we worship God and thank God for the contribution of Queen Elizabeth II and all that she means to us, let us also remember that we have been called to serve, and wherever we are called to give it, it will reach its full potential only if we let go of self, and throw ourselves into the arms of God.”

First printed in The Church of England Newspaper.