December 9, 2016
[Episcopal News Service] Andy Russell from the Diocese of Southern Virginia has served as a Young Adult Service Corps (YASC) volunteer in the Diocese of Central Tanganyika, Tanzania, where he supported the diocesan communications efforts and the Carpenter’s Kids orphan support program.
The experience, Russell says, has helped him to grow and expand his outlook on life. “It’s all about relationships, walking together, building community, being a global...
December 6, 2016
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) plans to present the 2018 General Convention with four options regarding the possible revision of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, said the Rev. Devon Anderson, commission chair.
The options, discussed in detail...
December 5, 2016
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has issued the following statement on the news concerning the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation:
This morning, the sun ascended over the Great Plains of our nation, and hope truly dawned anew.
After months of courageously and peacefully working to prevent the laying of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which posed...
December 2, 2016
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The following is a letter sent Nov. 30 by Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry to North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple and Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier concerning the situation at the Standing Rock Sioux Nation.
November 30, 2016
Dear Governor Dalrymple and Sheriff Kirchmeier:
I pray that this letter finds you well, and I want to assure you of my prayers. It has been my privilege to...
December 1, 2016
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Office of the Presiding Bishop announced Dec. 1 that it was releasing a letter from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to the Rt. Rev. Zache Duracin, the Rt. Rev. Oge Beauviour and the Rev. Dr. Kesner Ajax, president of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Haiti. The letter follows.
Dear Bishop Duracin, Bishop Beauvoir, Dr. Ajax:
I greet you in Jesus Christ with the apostolic words of St. Paul:...
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, and the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), have issued the following joint statement on 2016 World AIDS Day.
World AIDS Day Statement
As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus, we are reminded of the...
[Office of Communication] Two Tables features young adult Maggy Keet of New York City discussing two tables – one for the Lord’s banquet and the other for her family and friends’ banquet.
Two Tables is the first video in the Episcopal Church Advent series, Make Ready The Feast. More information about Advent Observations for 2016: Make Ready The Feast is...
November 29, 2016
[Episcopal News Service] This year, St. Bartholomew’s parishioners posted notes to a “Giving Wall” in the sanctuary, sharing the reasons they give to the Poway, California church.