Receiving Communion in one Kind

Communion and the Coronavirus-COVID 19 Pandemic. Background: Recently, against the background of the Novel Coronavirus, COVID19, I posted (in the Diocesan WhatsApp group) some thoughts in response to the concerns articulated by sections of the Church’s membership, arising out of the Archbishop Gregory’s Pastoral letter which called the clergy to …

Think on These Things – COVID-19 March 2020

Good afternoon. There has never been anything of the likes of this coronavirus (COVID-19) which the entire global community now has to confront. So, here we are in Jamaica facing the worse threat to the life of our people and our economy which we have ever had to confront. Yes, …

SMTP sends Heartfelt Condolences

The Division of Training acknowledges with gratitude and a deep sense of loss, the life and work of the Rt. Revd. and honorable Dr. Alfred C. Reid, retired Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, who was a pioneering director, tutor and ardent supporter of the Diocesan Supplementary Ministry Training …

Devotions in schools

Standing together as a school family, usually on a Monday morning has been part of the Jamaican landscape for over a century. General Assembly of which devotions are a part of the agenda for that event, is designed to bring the school community together and make them become aware of …

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Doctor of Ministry for Canon “Grace” The Rev. Canon Georgia “Grace” Jervis has been conferred with the Doctor of Ministry Degree in Educational Leadership (D.Min) from the Virginia Theological Seminary, in the USA. The Degree was presented at the Seminary’s 196th Commencement Ceremony held in its Immanuel Chapel on Thursday, …

Social Media in the Church

The Diocese of Jamaica & The Cayman Islands can now be reached and followed through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  This Social Media focus is to get more persons communicating and sharing with the Diocese through these platforms. So with the assistance of a grant – 3 workshops were held free of …

deCarteret College – Fund Raising Project

deCarteret College will be 100 years in 2019, but the celebration begins now!  JACOB’S LADDER FUNDRAISING PROJECT For many of us, especially those who were boarders from the 1960s onward, traversing the seemingly endless Jacob’s Ladder daily was an experience we will never forget. For others, it was an alternate …

What is Chrism Mass?

  The Chrism Mass is a Service held annually on Maundy Thursday. In our Book of Common Prayer (CPWI page 417) it is entitled ‘A Liturgy for the Renewal of Vows and the Blessing of oils’. The Service derives its name from the oil of Chrism, one of three oils …