Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

  • (L-r) Bishop Bernard E. Shlesinger III; Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, pastor emeritus of Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Atlanta; Father Panayiotis Papageorgiou, Ph.D., presiding presbyter of Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, Marietta; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Bishop H. Julian Gordy; and retired Assisting Episcopal Bishop Don Wimberly join the congregation in singing “I Want Jesus To Walk With Me.” The April 23 Ecumenical Prayer Service took place at the Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Bishop H. Julian Gordy, representing the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, provides the first reflection of the Ecumenical Prayer Service commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The reflection was based on the theme of faith as proclaimed in the reading from 1 Corinthians 16:13-14. Looking on from behind Bishop Gordy is master of ceremonies and seminarian Avery Daniel. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • As the Cathedral Choir of Christ the King, under the direction of choirmaster Kevin Culver, leads the congregation during the closing hymn, “We Shall Overcome,” (l-r) Our Lady of Mercy High School freshman Danielle Garger, seniors Candace Todd and Anna Pitstick, and freshman Sophia Launay-Fallasse join hands during the singing of the old civil rights anthem. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • In the Cathedral of Christ the King’s Kenny Hall, the Office of Archives and Records featured five exhibit cases. This particular one highlighted the Nobel Peace Prize Banquet for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Archbishop Paul J. Hallinan, who appears in the exhibit, was a member of the banquet committee. The other exhibits included Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations, Integration at the Archdiocese of Atlanta, King’s Assassination and Marches & Protest. Photo By Michael Alexander

(L-r) Bishop Bernard E. Shlesinger III; Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, pastor emeritus of Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Atlanta; Father Panayiotis Papageorgiou, Ph.D., presiding presbyter of Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, Marietta; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Bishop H. Julian Gordy; and retired Assisting Episcopal Bishop Don Wimberly join the congregation in singing “I Want Jesus To Walk With Me.” The April 23 Ecumenical Prayer Service took place at the Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta. Photo By Michael Alexander


Atlanta

Sacred gathering of Christian leaders marks King anniversary

ATLANTA – Gospel songs echoed off the stone walls of the Cathedral of Christ the King as spiritual leaders from different Christian denominations focused on the legacy left by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The gathering on April 23 brought some 200 people together with five leaders from Protestant, Orthodox and Catholic churches to […] Full Story | En Español

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  • Roswell

    State wrestling champion pays tribute to late mother

    ROSWELL—Although Blessed Trinity High School junior Vincent Baker shows a quiet demeanor, he smiles broadly when speaking of his mother and his wrestling career. A two-time Class AAAA state wrestling champion, Baker won his most recent title less than two weeks after the January death of his mother, Louise, from colon cancer. Baker’s mother was […] Full Story

  • Conyers

    AACCW honors women, high school seniors for service to others

    CONYERS—At the 41st annual Atlanta Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (AACCW) Recognition Day, 60 women and 55 high school seniors were honored for their ministries and service to the church and their communities. Recognition Day was held this year on March 17 at St. Pius X Church, Conyers. Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory celebrated the Mass, […] Full Story

  • Conyers

    ‘A life of great joy and gifts’: Father Matt celebrates six decades of priesthood

    CONYERS—Having graduated from college with a chemistry degree, Father Matt Torpey, OCSO, was enjoying a beach day back in 1950 when his girlfriend handed him Trappist monk Thomas Merton’s autobiography, “The Seven Storey Mountain,” which had just hit the market. To his own surprise, the book set the 22-year-old on the spiritual hike of a […] Full Story | En Español

  • Atlanta

    Friends, family applaud Bishop Konzen as the ‘right person … right time’

    ATLANTA—From an early age, Joel Konzen knew he wanted to be a priest. Lifelong friend John Hermes remembers him playing as if he were saying Mass, substituting a Necco wafer for a communion host. Now, members of his childhood church, St. Boniface, are talking about how they can get this native son of Oak Harbor, […] Full Story | En Español