Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Special Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life at Incarnation

Photo Credit: Marvin Ellis 

On Sunday January 20, 2013, The Church of the Incarnation celebrated their annual service Commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The celebration was also coordinated by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and the LINKS, Inc., Greater Miami Chapter. The celebration was full of guests but the main speakers were Mr. Calvin Hughes and his wife Bacardi L. Jackson, Esq. The couple, whom together have two sons and daughter, were not only invited because of their honorable positions in the South Florida community but also for their active involvement with many civic and charitable organizations.

Emmy award-winning newscaster Calvin Hughes is the co-anchor of the afternoon and evening news on Local Channel 10, WPLG-TV. Hughes was the first one on the podium and he not only gave a warm introduction to the ceremony in commemoration of King's life but also to his beautiful wife who was the keynote speaker of the day. Mr. Hughes is well known for his special report after the disastrous  earthquake that struck Haiti, which in 2011 allowed him to be voted by the Miami New Times as Miami's Best TV News Anchor. Hughes is very active in the community serving as the vice-chair of the Pembroke Pines Board of the YMCA, and together with his wife hosts an annual children's holiday party at the Miami rescue Mission and Broward Outreach Center. Calvin Hughes has become an example of success and humility in the Miami community.

The keynote speaker Bacardi Jackson is an attorney with the Tucker law Group, LLC, an African American-American-owned, AV-rated law firm based on Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and South Florida. She serves as counsel and as the managing attorney for the firm's South Florida practice. Throughout her address Jackson made the point "love is the purpose. We have to strengthen love because there is still much more to do in our country and in this world."Bacardi is an active member of the community by still being involve with the Legal Services in Greater Miami, the Community foundation of Broward and The LINKS, Inc., to name a few. Jackson ended with "There should be no freedom for any unless there is freedom for all."

The ceremony concluded with a beautiful reception at the church's hall.

Written by:

Adialyn Milien
Communications Intern

Monday, January 28, 2013

Fr. Trache 35th Ordination Anniversary

The Rev. Father Bob Trache's 35th Priest Ordination was celebrated Sunday January 13, 2013. Fr. Trache is the Rector and Head of School at St. Mark's Ft. Lauderdale. Congratulations Fr. Trache!!!

Written by:

Adialyn Milien
Communications Intern

Friday, January 25, 2013

Reyes Magos

On January 6, the first Sunday of Epiphany, Trinity Cathedral was visited by "The Kings" or more precisely known as "Los Tres Reyes Magos." This year they had four Kings, which included two boys and and two girls. This was because the book of Matthew does not specify how many there were, nor does he say they were kings. The ceremony not only inspired the kids to dress up but also to better understand the history behind this tradition, celebrated every year by the Hispanic community. 

Written by:
Adialyn Milien
Communications Intern

A New Deacon in the Family!

Reverend Ralph Gerard Klingenberg was ordained into the Sacred Order of Deacons at 6:00 p.m. at Trinity Cathedral in Miami.  This beautiful ceremony was also celebrated with the Feast of the Confession of Saint Peter the Apostle, which was presided by  Southeast Florida retired Bishop The Rev. Calvin O. Schofield, Jr. The night ended with a warm reception in the Cathedral Hall. Congratulations Deacon Klingenberg!!!!

Click here for event pictures. 

Written by:

Adialyn Milien
Communications Intern

Friday, January 4, 2013

The Bible Challenge


As you may know, last summer at the General Convention, a challenge was given to all Episcopalians--to read the Bible. I know this may sound insignificant, as most of us read on a daily basis; but how often do we really get the chance to study and really commit to this spiritual practice?

At our diocesan convention, we welcomed the Reverend Marek Zabriskie, the founder of The Bible Challenge. He and the team at The Center for Biblical Studies have developed a program that hopes to transform our lives in 365 days with this wonderful journey. According to Marek, "The Bible Challenge encourages participants to embark on a fantastic exchange of faith and spirit, and to engage with those Biblical stories that never seem to be read aloud in church." This a very exciting endeavor, and I hope that you will decide to join the diocese as we launch into this adventure.

As a diocese, I would like for us to join the challenge, if you have not already done so. Some parishes have already begun and would like to share their schedule. You will find everything you need to begin below. You may choose to take on the challenge individually, or with your parish. Materials are provided in English and Spanish. French is forthcoming.

Let's blog together , and let me know how you plan to rise to the The Bible Challenge.

May the God of peace be with you.

+Leo Frade
Bishop of the Diocese of Southeast Florida