May 20, 2013
After an 11-month search, Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill is pleased to announce that it has called the Reverend J. Randolph Alexander, Jr. as its tenth Rector. He will join the congregation on Sunday, August 25, 2013.
Randy Alexander comes to Immanuel from Christ Church in Pelham, NY, an historic church in Westchester County on the Long Island Sound, where he has served as Rector since 2000. In 2012, he was one of six candidates for Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Virginia.
[Anglican Communion News Service] Around 3,000 people from Tanzania, other parts of Africa and beyond gathered at Dodoma’s Cathedral of the Holy Spirit on Saturday (May 18) for the installation of the Anglican Church of Tanzania’s new Primate.
The enthronement of Bishop of Mpwapwa Jacob Erasto Chimeledya was described by one church worker as “like a dream” because of the number of dignitaries in attendance. These included the spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion,...
Jared Houze has just graduated from the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin. He has been called to serve as curate of Emmanuel Church, San Angelo, Texas. Jared will give leadership to student and family ministry, engaging and welcoming newcomers, and he will lead the parish in exploring how to connect with those who are not affiliated or who have become disaffected from the church. Jared brings with him his wife, Ericka, and...
[Seminary of the Southwest] Seminary of the Southwest held its Sixty-second Commencement on Tuesday, May 14, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Austin. The Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, the Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry, preached at the service of Holy Eucharist.
Thirty-nine diplomas were awarded to graduates including twenty Master of Divinity students from thirteen dioceses across the country; eight Master of Arts in Counseling students...
19 May 2013
Westover Episcopal Church, Charles City, VA
400th anniversary; baptism of 3 month old triplets
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
I met a remarkable woman in Atlanta this week. We were gathered at an ecumenical conference on peace-making on the Korean peninsula, where a state of war continues, because a final peace agreement has never...
May 19, 2013
[Episcopal News Service] El Espíritu Santo llega, para algunos, como una presencia consoladora. Para otros es una inquietud perturbadora. Y para otros es misterioso, incluso atemorizante.
Pero no lo confundan con [la fiesta de] Pentecostés —el quincuagésimo día después de Pascua— que la Iglesia conmemora este domingo (19 de mayo) y que “nos desafía a concentrarnos al menos un día en la actividad del Espíritu en nuestra vida”, según la Rda. Janet Broderick, rectora de la...
May 17, 2013
[Religion News Service – Washington, D.C.] Twenty-five top Christian leaders gathered in the U.S. city with perhaps the worst reputation for civil discourse May 15 and committed themselves to elevating the level of public conversation.
Meeting in a row house three blocks from the U.S. Capitol, the group spanned the Christian spectrum, and included officials from liberal churches and the most conservative of interest groups.
“The ground of our spiritual...