Resolution Number: 1976-A044
Title: Designate Good Friday Offering for the Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred As Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That the offering taken in Episcopal Churches on Good Friday be sent to the Executive Council for the work of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East and, as resources permit, to the Orthodox Churches where there is need of inter-church aid.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Minneapolis 1976 (New York: General Convention, 1977), p. C-105.

Legislative History

Author: The Joint Commission on Ecumenical Relations
Originating House: House of Deputies
Originating Committee: Committee on Church Support

House of Deputies

On the Seventh Day, the Chairman of the Committee on Church Support, Deputy Ikard (Rio Grande), presented Report #3 on Resolution A-44 regarding the Good Friday Offering and moved the adoption of the resolution as amended, as follows:

Proposed Committee Amendment:

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, that the offering taken in Episcopal Churches on Good Friday be sent to the Executive Council for the work of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East and, as resources permit, to the Orthodox Churches where there is need of inter-church aid.

Resolution adopted

(Communicated to the House of Bishops in HD Message #57)

House of Bishops

On the Eighth Day, the Secretary read Message #57 from the House of Deputies (A-44--Good Friday Offering).

The House concurred

(Communicated to the House of Deputies in HB Message #127)

Report Reference:   Journal, 1976, p. AA-84.
Abstract:   The 65th General Convention directs that the Good Friday Offering be sent for the work of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East and, as resources permit, to the Orthodox Churches.