C006 (Commemoration of Fr. Paul Wattson )
House of Bishops Message #31
The House of Bishops informs the House of Deputies that on Jul 8, 2022 it considered resolution C006 (Commemoration of Fr. Paul Wattson ). The house acted to:
Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring,
That the 80th General Convention urges the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music to add Fr. Paul Wattson to the calendar of commemorations of the Episcopal Church.
Based on the following resolution adopted by the Diocese of Easton on February 24, 2018:
Commemoration of Fr. Paul Wattson
Resolved, That this 150th Convention of the Diocese of Easton memorialize the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music to recommend to the General Convention that Fr. Paul Wattson, who was ordained Deacon in the Diocese of Easton in 1885 and Priest in the Diocese of New York in 1886, be added to the calendar of commemorations of the Episcopal Church; and be it further
Resolved, That the Secretary of this Convention forward to the Secretary of General Convention and each member of the Diocese of Easton Standing Committee a copy of this resolution within sixty days of the adjournment of this Convention; and be it further
Resolved, That the Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese of Easton is hereby encouraged to set February 8 as the day on which Parishes and members of this Diocese may commemorate and celebrate the historic ministry of this native son of the Eastern Shore and of the Diocese of Easton.