first_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York August 11, 2016 at 12:22 pm Beautiful, Rod. Thank you for this history and for your words of honor. Len Freeman says: Tags Obituary, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME August 9, 2016 at 7:12 pm Ormonde was a prince among men. While rector of St. James, Baton Rouge, I observed Ormonde participating in diocesan services, always with a grace and ease that displayed his deep knowledge of the Liturgy and ability to work well with clergy unfamiliar with the ceremonial demands of large events. He helped us see the strategic, servant witness of the vocational diaconate and to encourage its full development in the life of the Church. Ormonde will be missed. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska [The Association for Episcopal Deacons] The Association for Episcopal Deacons is saddened by the loss of Archdeacon Ormonde Plater, Diocese of Louisiana, to the worldwide diaconal community. Ormonde died Aug. 6, the Feast of the Transfiguration, after a long illness.It would be hard to overestimate Ormonde’s contribution to the development of the Episcopal Church’s restoration of the distinctive diaconate in ordained ministry, and his theological leadership extended around the globe.  His book Many Servants: An Introduction to Deacons, provided a historical overview of the Episcopal diaconate and a rationale for the renewal of the order.  He also authored The Deacon in the Liturgy and Intercession, as well as other volumes which continue to play an essential role in the education and formation of deacons in the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada.Ormonde’s leadership extended to the creation of the organizational infrastructure needed for the renewed diaconate to prosper, as well.  He was an early member of AED’s predecessor organization, the North American Association for the Diaconate, and he served faithfully on our board and as our president.  In his last appearance at one of AED’s assemblies, he provided a sage and comprehensive overview of the history and development of the Episcopal Church’s diaconal movement.  An early adopter of internet technologies, for over 20 years he has hosted the anglodeacons and archdeacons Yahoo groups, a modality of communications which has enabled deacons to communicate around the world and vastly expand their ability to collaborate in both diaconal action and in reflection on the renewed order.Ormonde was ordained a deacon in 1971 at St. Anna’s Episcopal Church in New Orleans. Over the years he served the Episcopal Church in parish, diocesan, prison and hospital ministries.There are indeed many stories of Ormonde that will be shared as we celebrate his life and ministry among us.  Please add your reflections and your pictures as together, we mourn the passing of this worldwide diaconal leader.  We know he rests in peace and are certain he has risen in glory.  Well done, good and faithful servant!Read the New Orleans Advocate‘s obituary here. August 14, 2016 at 2:35 pm I am a better person and deacon because I knew Ormonde Plater. He always said that it was a deacon’s role to build and form the backbone of the social and justice ministries of the church so the laity could do the hands-on work. The deacon would be there to offer help and guidance. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA August 9, 2016 at 7:56 pm I am in the formation to the Diaconate- his reads, I believe should be mandatory for all who are postulants in formation for the diaconate. I am saddened by his passing however certainly know he has gone on to join ALL the company of heaven. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Charmaine Kathmann says: Vicki Gray says: August 9, 2016 at 7:47 pm A seminal figure…may he rise from strength to strength in the life of perfect service. People RV Cate says: Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 August 9, 2016 at 7:37 pm Somehow, very late in my seminary experience, and again early in my ordained ministry, my path crossed Ormonde’s, and he taught me what servanthood was all about, and somehow he insured I would never forget that though I had been ordained a Priest, I would always be a Deacon. What a person, what a gift to me, and to the world. I know he rests in peace. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Knoxville, TN center_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL RIP: Ormonde Plater, author of ‘Many Servants’ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC August 9, 2016 at 9:18 pm Ormonde was one of the principal architects of The Hanover Report–The Diaconate as Ecumenical Opportunity that touched the diaconal renewal worldwide. He led the reframing, in 2003, of the Title III canons covering diaconal formation, ordination, and ministry. And was one of first to be named, by his bishop, to serve as Archdeacon for the deacons of Louisiana–but in reality for the deacons of The Episcopal Church. A giant in our midst–with great humility and humor. TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Ronald Peak says: Comments (9) Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Press Release Service Roderick B. Dugliss says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Comments are closed. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Tina Campbell says: Submit a Job Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT August 9, 2016 at 10:01 pm We have many worthy archdeacons. Ormonde was the archetype who inspired us all. Rest with God, dear soul. Posted Aug 9, 2016 Teresa Wakeen says: Featured Events Father Fred Fenton says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK August 9, 2016 at 7:18 pm I was privileged to meet Ormande many times that first decade when the Formation Directors’ gatherings were in New Orleans. I remember being enormously flattered when he reprinted my nominee statement for General Convention during the gay rights wars of the early 90s, and also when he invited me to contribute to Many Servants (but I was teaching and too busy.) I am saddened at his passing. A great voice has fallen silent.Tina Campbell, Past-PresidentAssociation for Episcopal Deacons Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR last_img read more