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  • NSIEAB 12:18 PM on 04/18/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Innauguration of the Office of the General Secretary of IEAB 

    On the evening of April 14, at the temple of the Parish of the Most Holy Trinity, of the Anglican Diocese of São Paulo (DASP), an evening prayer service was held to ask for God’s blessing and officially inaugurate the Office of the General Secretary of the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil (IEAB).

    The event was attended by Presiding Bishop Maurício Andrade and Diocesan Bishop Roger Bird, who both conducted the solemn service. The following representatives were also present:

    IEAB – Glauco Soares (Presiding Bishop of the IEAB from 1994-2003), Magda Pereira (Dean of the Anglican Cathedral of Brasília), Mitsuo Noyama (Priest of the DASP), Sebastião do Prado (Deacon at Most Holy Trinity Parish), Leandro Campos (Priest-in-Charge at All Saints Church in Santos and Secretary of the DASP), Marco Chamadoira (Rector’s Warden of Most Holy Trinity Parish), Anthea Paterson (member of the Diocesan Council of the DASP), Sandra Andrade (Coordinator of the Anglican Service for Diakonia and Development – SADD) and a diocesan and parochial representative of the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil Women’s Group (UMEAB).

    Ecumenical movement – Luiz Alberto Barbosa (Priest of the Anglican Diocese of Brasília and Executive Secretary of the Brazil Council of Christian Churches – CONIC), Gregório Teodoro (Priest of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church and representative of the Fraternity Movement of Christian Churches – MOFIC), Renato Bauermann (National Treasurer of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil – IELB), Daniel Souza (Regional Facilitator of the Ecumenical Youth Network – REJU), Mara Luz (Coordinator of Christian Aid in Brazil), Dimas Galvão (Representative of the Ecumenical Office for Service Coordination – CESE), Anivaldo Padilha and Ester Lisboa (Representatives of Koinonia Ecumenical Presence and Service), Roberto Cavalcante (Priest of the United Presbyterian Church of Brazil), Mario Rost (Priest of the IELB and Manager of Institutional Development of the Bible Society of Brazil – SBB), Darli Alves de Souza (Presbyter of the Independent Presbyterian Church of Brazil and Regional Secretary for Brazil of the Latin American Council of Churches (CLAI)) and Bernard Hervy (Roman Catholic Priest and representative of Christian Action Against Torture in Brazil – ACAT and the Christian Workers Movement – MTC).

    Hence more than 65 people representing the Parish of the Most Holy Trinity and other entities attended the service.

    The following messages were sent directly to the presiding bishop and the general secretary:

    “… I will be with you in spirit and in prayer; your work is so important and meaningful for our beloved IEAB” – Naudal Gomes, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Curitiba

    “… I am happy that yet another general secretary of an ecumenical church is being installed in São Paulo, a place that has been a ‘center of ecumenical events’” – Vera Roberto, of the Black Empowerment Group (Pastoral da Negritude) of the CLAI/Brazil

    “… Together with the Diocese I pray to God that all goes well. Congratulations to you for your courage and generosity! I think the decision is the right one for the future of the Church” – Sebastião Armando, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Recife

    “… We desire the rich blessings of the Eternal Father at this event and in the lives of our general secretary and his staff” – Filadélfo Oliveira, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Rio de Janeiro

    “… Undoubtedly, the move will bring great challenges for both the IEAB and the DASP, as well as the Parish of the Most Holy Trinity and Rev. Arthur himself… and I hope the new experience serves the demands of service and witness of the IEAB” – Dr. Pedro Triana, Priest of the DASP

    In his homily and reflection on John 10:19-42, Bishop Andrade emphasized the importance of hearing the voice of Jesus Christ amid the challenges in the life of the Church. He also encouraged laypeople and clergy alike to continue to honor, with courage and confidence, the mission confided to the IEAB.

    Traditional hymns from the Brazil’s Episcopal Hymnal and songs from the ecumenical movement were sung. The service ended with the song SAMPA (by Caetano Veloso) performed by musicians Xico Esvael and Marisa Gurgel.

    After the service, all those present were invited to visit the personal office of the general secretary and the office of the IEAB used by the assistant to the general secretary and the Anglican bookstore. Many people had the chance to see the Gallery of Presiding Bishops and the panels of the Lambeth Conferences.

    A cocktail was offered by the diocesan section of the UMEAB, Most Holy Trinity Parish, and the Office of the General Secretary.

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    The Rev. Arthur Cavalcante

    Provincial Secretary of IEAB

  • NSIEAB 4:33 PM on 01/16/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Appointment of a new Provincial Secretary 

    The Primate of Brazil, The Most Revd Mauricio Andrade, has appointed the Revd. Arthur Cavalcante, from the Anglican diocese of Sao Paulo, for the post of Provincial Secretary of the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil – IEAB. The Revd Arthur will succeed the Revd Canon Francisco de Assis da Silva, who was Provincial Secretary since 2006. This appointment comes after an intense process of consultation between bishops, the Chair of the House of Deputies and leadership of the IEAB. Canon Francisco de Assis will be consecrated bishop for the Southwestern Diocese and move to his new diocese in March.

    The new Provincial Secretary holds a degree in Dentistry, as well as a Bachelor of Theology from the Anglican Seminary in Recife (2002) and a Master of Science in Religion from the Methodist University of São Paulo (2010). Fr. Arthur Cavalcanti served as Executive Secretary of the Anglican Diocese of Recife (DAR) from 2002-2003. He has been Rector of the Parish of Holy Trinity in São Paulo since 2005. In addition, he has been a member of the National Commission on Liturgy of the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil and a member of the Working Group on Religions – HIV / AIDS in the state of São Paulo since 2006. He is also an instructor at the Institute for Theological Studies (IAET), where he has taught since 2004, and a visiting professor at the Anglican Seminary in Recife since 2010.

    The Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil welcomes its new Provincial Secretary and offers to the Revd Canon Francisco de Assis da Silva its gratitude for his service during the last four years, with wishes for a blessed new ministry as bishop.


    The Rev. Canon Francisco de Assis da Silva

    Bishop-Elect of Southwestern Brazil

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