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A Cohort for Leadership

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • The Missional Leadership Cohort for Episcopal Clergy is designed to invigorate ministries for many years.

BBC’s Rev and Evangelism

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

By John Martin • Tom Hollander’s portrayal of the hapless East London vicar Adam Smallbone has achieved a cult following.

Japan’s Bright ‘Disastertect’

Monday, April 14, 2014

Other architects work at the edge of technology. Shigeru Ban’s frequent starting point is low-tech.

‘Custody of the Heart’

Monday, April 14, 2014

By Charles deGravelles • A conference in Oklahoma City strives to help the church’s peacemakers.

Sudanese Reinforce Abp. Welby

Friday, April 11, 2014

“Gay relationships in the Church of England would mean the people of South Sudan going back to their traditional religions.”

‘Not Only the Sin of the Other’

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Archbishop Justin Welby’s address at Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace, Oklahoma City

St. John’s Restores Adjective

Thursday, April 10, 2014

“It may be possible to be Anglican without being Episcopal, but it’s definitely not possible to be Episcopal without being Anglican.”

Scot McKnight, Anglican Deacon

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The theologian and prolific author joins the ministry of the Anglican Church in North America.

‘Live as a Global Church’

Thursday, April 10, 2014

“We need to learn to live as a global church in a local context and never to imagine that we’re just a local church.”

Prayer after Murrysville

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Almighty God, whose son Jesus was attacked and wounded: comfort and heal your wounded children in Murrysville.

Students Learn to Give

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

St. Luke’s Episcopal School students help the needy in San Antonio.

Fullam: Always Look Ahead

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

“Don’t you ever say, ‘I remember the good old days, when Father Fullam was here.’”

Muscular Christianity at Camp

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Lake Delaware Boys Camp rouses to the sound of a cannon’s boom at 6:50 a.m.

Uniting for the Poor

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Justin Welby encourage their flocks work together for poor and vulnerable people.

New Dean for Berkeley

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Rev. Andrew McGowan has been appointed president and dean of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale.

Clavier to Lead St. Michael’s

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Archbishop of Wales has appointed the Rev. Mark Clavier as acting principal of the struggling St. Michael’s College, Cardiff.

Mass. Elects 16th Bishop

Monday, April 7, 2014

Clergy and lay delegates elected the Rev. Alan M. Gates, who began his priestly vocation in the diocese.

TLC 248/8 Online

Friday, April 4, 2014

The April 20 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Rites and Consequences

Friday, April 4, 2014

Abp. Welby: Christians in parts of Africa face abuse, violence, and even death because of decisions on sexuality.

Faithfulness and Success

Friday, April 4, 2014

By Richard J. Mammana, Jr. • Mother Miriam is the 18-year superior of the Community of St. Mary, Eastern Province.

How to Read Lambeth’s Windows

Friday, April 4, 2014

Archbishop Justin Welby: “We have lost the art of reading stained glass.”

A Church Launches a Church

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Transfiguration in Cranston, Rhode Island, plans a Hispanic/Latino presence.

Fort Worth Looks to D.C.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Episcopal Church’s Diocese of Fort Worth has signaled its intention to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

‘The Way of Wisdom’ at GTS

Thursday, April 3, 2014

General Theological Seminary will change its style of education beginning in the fall of 2015.

Why Chemin Neuf Matters

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

In an interview posted on YouTube, Archbishop David Moxon discusses the significance of four Chemin Neuf members moving into Lambeth Palace.

Abp. Praises Patriarch-elect

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Abp. Welby to Mor Ignatius Aphrem II: “You have played an important role in the International Anglican Oriental Orthodox Dialogue.”

St. Paul’s to Raze Rectory

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

“The parish is pretty evenly divided between renovating the rectory and demolishing it.”

Miracle on 6th Avenue

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

By Mary Ellen Barnes • The mission of Imago Dei Middle School in Tucson is to break the cycle of poverty through education.

An Ecumenical Tree at Lambeth

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A new tree is an early celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation (in 2017).

Hannah Matis Joins VTS Faculty

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Hannah Matis will join the faculty of Virginia Theological Seminary August 1 as assistant professor of church history.

State Shapes Church

Monday, March 31, 2014

It’s hard to overestimate the weakening effect that gay marriage will have on the central structures of the Church of England.

Reconciliation in Canada

Monday, March 31, 2014

Thousands gathered to hear survivor testimonies, celebrate Indigenous culture and resilience, and work toward reconciliation.

St. James, Meet St. James

Friday, March 28, 2014

By William O. Daniel, Jr. • Our schools need each other. We need one another’s prayer and we need to be empowered by each other.

David Yeago Heads to Ambridge

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Professor Yeago will join the faculty of Trinity School for Ministry and North American Lutheran Seminary.

Shigeru Ban Wins Pritzker

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

One of architecture’s most prestigious international awards has been given to the man behind Christchurch’s cardboard cathedral.

Essay Competition 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Living Church is pleased to announce the fifth annual Student Essays in Christian Wisdom Competition.

Klusmeyer, Gepert Help Baxter

Monday, March 24, 2014

Bishop Klusmeyer joins the presiding bishop nominating committee; Bishop Gepert nominated as bishop provisional.

Hear God’s Word, Mon Ami

Monday, March 24, 2014

David Suchet devoted 200 hours of his time to recording the audio book, and donated his fee to charity.

TLC 248/7 Online

Friday, March 21, 2014

The April 6 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Muhlenberg’s Vision Thrives

Friday, March 21, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • William Augustus Muhlenberg “had a social commitment that the school should be the Church’s outreach into the world.”

VTS Plans More Housing

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Dean Ian Markham: “If we do not take advantage of this opportunity now, then we are unlikely to do this work for at least another decade.”

Senator Praises Zion House

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: “I think Zion House is a perfect example of what works.”

A Rainbow of Nonviolence

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • How political should religious communities be when tackling the problem of violence?

Caring for Caregivers

Thursday, March 13, 2014

By Retta Blaney • The Rev. Gregory Johnson might show up at a garage-door opening if he could talk about family caregiving.

Discipleship and Celebration

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

By Richard J. Mammana, Jr. • “Congregations are strong when they are filled with disciples rather than habitual Christians.”

TLC 248/6 Online

Friday, March 7, 2014

The March 23 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Breaking (More) Bread Together

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Dinner church includes food, prayers, holy texts, and sharing in the Sacrament.

Brackets of the Saints

Thursday, February 27, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Lent Madness is “so fun you won’t know it’s edifying.”

Dean Hall: Disturb the Peace

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

By Gary G. Yerkey • “The church sometimes has to break the law in the service of a higher law.”

TLC 248/5 Online

Friday, February 21, 2014

The March 9 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

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Joyous Reunion at General

Primates Call for New Meeting

Thursday, February 20, 2014

“It is important that the agenda of this Primates Meeting be discussed and agreed upon by the Primates beforehand.”

Turning Point for Haiti

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

By Mark Harris • The Episcopal Church of Haiti strives to become autonomous but also interdependent within the Anglican family of churches.

Clarifying the Great Cloud

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music is considering a deeper rethinking of the Episcopal Church’s calendar.

Principal Acts of Prayer

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

By Leigh Edwards • Life together at Community of the Franciscan Way

Joyous Reunion at General

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Archbishop Nourhan Manougian attended General Theological Seminary as a student in the early 1980s.

TLC 248/4 Online

Monday, February 10, 2014

The February 23 issue of The Living Church is available online for registered subscribers.

Looking Brighter

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

St. Paul’s Church, Baltimore, has completed an interior painting and lighting renovation.

Clergy Exchanges Increase

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • The Rev. Margaret Rose: “It’s taken a long time for people to say, Oh, I think I’ll apply to that parish.”

TLC 248/3 online

Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Feb. 9 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

‘Love Those in Trouble’

Friday, January 24, 2014

By Jeff Walton • Bishop Bill Atwood: “In every case new life is fragile and vulnerable. God’s agenda is life and we are his.”

Transformative Art

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Episcopal congregations in northeast Massachusetts are helping at-risk youth find their way to success through the arts.

Bethlehem Looks Northwest

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Diocese of Bethlehem’s standing committee has nominated the Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe as provisional bishop.

Mass. Nominates Five Priests

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Massachusetts has announced a five-member slate in searching for its 16th bishop.

Abp. Welby Lauds Abp. Nichols

Monday, January 13, 2014

“Archbishop Nichols has demonstrated clear leadership, personal holiness, and immense generosity.”

Remember Haiti on Sunday

Friday, January 10, 2014

By Gary G. Yerkey • Cathedral project will cost at least $25 million.

Anglican Studies at Beeson

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Beeson Divinity School has joined the ranks of non-Episcopal seminaries that offer credits in Anglican studies.

TLC 248/2 Online

Friday, January 3, 2014

The January 19 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

A Diffusion of Blessings

Thursday, January 2, 2014

By Pamela Mellott • Eduardo Peniche: “I felt I had lost my church until I helped to carry Our Lady of Guadalupe in the procession.”

The Pursuit of Perfection

Friday, December 27, 2013

By Randall Balmer • The Nine Lessons and Carols service has been transmitted around the globe by the BBC since 1928.

TLC 248/1 Online

Friday, December 20, 2013

The January 5 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Chemin Neuf at Lambeth Palace

Friday, December 20, 2013

A charismatic order joins the daily life of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Bp. MacDonald Helps Manitoba

Thursday, December 19, 2013

In the new year Bishop Mark MacDonald will be the new area bishop for the Northern Manitoba region.

From Hot Yoga to Immigration

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Bishop Stacy Sauls has announced first recipients of grants for Mission Enterprise Zones and for New Church Starts.

Baskets of Prayer in Milwaukee

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • The people of St. Luke’s Church in Milwaukee have a way of knowing what their neighbors need — even those they’ve never met.

Small Rectories Imperiled

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • A ruling against clergy housing allowances “has the potential of accelerating trends.”

TLC 247/13 Online

Friday, December 6, 2013

The December 22 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Nelson Mandela: Five Tributes

Friday, December 6, 2013

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, 1918-2013

Hunger Games: The Eucharist

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Rev. Monique Stone: “The Hunger Games is a book about juxtaposition.”

Scholars Debate Radner’s Latest

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

By Eugene R. Schlesinger • We are not devoted to the Church because it is lovable, according to Ephraim Radner, but because it is loved.

A Cautious Step Leftward

Sunday, December 1, 2013

By John Martin • The Pilling Report paves the way for clergy to arrange services for same-sex couples.

Diocese Elects Canon Skelton

Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Diocese of New Westminster has elected the Rev. Canon Melissa Skelton of Seattle as its ninth bishop.

Black Friday Hospitality

Friday, November 29, 2013

“One night of hell and you won’t have to worry about anything but Advent.”

Warm Souls in Boston

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Homeless people in Boston have a new way to keep the coming season’s wintry elements at bay.

Fresh Start for Fla. Students

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

By Lauren Anderson

Peace Breaks Out at Synod

Monday, November 25, 2013

The anger, bitterness, and recriminations of last year were absent in this year’s debate on women in the episcopate.

Pittsburgh OKs Blessings

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Bishop of Pittsburgh has granted permission for clergy to use a provisional rite for blessing same-sex couples.

TLC 247/12 Online

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The December 8 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Nominee Leaves N.Y. Slate

Friday, November 22, 2013

A nominee by petition has withdrawn from the slate for bishop suffragan of New York.

Seattle’s Compline Tradition

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Austin Rickel: “Compline is proof that we are spiritual in this region.”

‘A Long Way to Go’ on Racism

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

By Gary G. Yerkey • Bishop Michael Curry calls racism an addiction that “harms the children of God.”

Tweets and Nones

Monday, November 18, 2013

By Patrick Malloy • Those with no actual religious affiliation stand in a long line of similar Americans.

Reporter Listens Anew

Sunday, November 17, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Television reporter Judith Valente’s first visit to Mount St. Scholastica Monastery in Atchison, Kansas, was supposed to be a routine speaking gig at a retreat center.

TLC 247/11 Online

Friday, November 8, 2013

The Nov. 24 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Global Slate in Vancouver

Thursday, November 7, 2013

New Westminster nominees include two U.S. natives, a British-Canadian serving in Massachusetts, and a priest from New Zealand.

Bermuda’s Anglican Way Station

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • “An old church has the feeling of a place where God has met his people for a long time.”

Rise in Glory: E.S. Gleason

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Edward S. Gleason led Forward Movement into the early days of the digital transformation.

From Pentecost to Matthew Fox

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

By Randall Balmer • Fr. Stanley White detected in Matthew Fox the same blend of mysticism and Pentecostal fervor that he sought to emulate.

WCC Elects Bishop MacDonald

Monday, November 4, 2013

WCC presidents promote ecumenism and interpret the work of the ecumenical council.

Bp. Epting: Emergent Cursillo

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Bishop Epting: “It’s surely right for us to focus on ‘mission’ rather than maintenance.”

Vatican Honors Prof. Burridge

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

“I'm so grateful to the Holy Father and to the Church for honoring my work in this way.”

Prepare to (Not) Die

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • “The neighborhoods that came back and are doing well in New Orleans were those that had a resilient community.”

TLC 247/10 Online

Friday, October 25, 2013

The Nov. 10 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Bishops: Help the Isolated

Friday, October 25, 2013

By Tom Osanjo • Abp. Wabukala: “Should we stop? Should we slow down? The bishops told us we must go on.”

Ugandan: Wake Up to Islam

Thursday, October 24, 2013

GAFCON: There is an urgent need to train church leaders in dealing with the fast-rising Islamization of Africa.

Fr. Gunter Enters Laughing

Thursday, October 24, 2013

“Last night the vestry decided to call me the Not Quite Right Reverend.”

A New Seminary Frontier

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Four dioceses pioneer a new, low-cost approach to theological education.

Archbishop Greets GAFCON II

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Archbishop Justin Welby: “To carry out the task of telling people about Jesus Christ, we need to be a Church that is holy.”

Racial Justice Takes Priority

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

By Steve Waring • Executive Council has agreed to create a new staff position for racial justice and reconciliation.

Asset-based Pilgrimage

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • The president of the House of Deputies and 18 others visit entrepreneurial Ghanaians.

Belief and Actions in Christ

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

By Richard Mammana, Jr. • Between terms at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, the Rev. Hilary Streever worked with a small community of young monastics in Athens, Ohio.

Archbishop Gitari’s Legacy

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

By John Martin • “I have refused to give up life or Christian faith because of any troubles I have had in the past.”

TLC 247/9 Online

Friday, October 11, 2013

The October 27 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Vail: Strength in Numbers

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Transfiguration, Vail, relies on a shared-space model that keeps overhead down and ecumenical ties strong.

More Bells for Nashotah House

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Eight change-ringing bells have found a home at Nashotah House Theological Seminary.

Yes to Covenant, Pastoral Care

Friday, October 4, 2013

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa has adopted the Covenant and urged completion of pastoral-care guidelines for same-sex couples.

No Couple Left Behind

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Bishop’s Garden at Washington National Cathedral is available to couples with disrupted wedding plans.

Back to the Earth

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Seminarian Ragan Sutterfield sees an agrarian resurgence unfolding across the nation.

Reviving Communion

Monday, September 30, 2013

By Sue Careless • More than 180 people, including five bishops from Africa and Asia, attended “Back to the Anglican Future” in Toronto.

NEHM Helps White House

Friday, September 27, 2013

By Steve Waring • Conference call prepares supportive agencies for Affordable Care Act.

TLC 247/8 Online

Friday, September 27, 2013

The October 13 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Another Round in Quincy

Friday, September 27, 2013

The Diocese of Chicago has filed a motion for a stay of judgment and intends to appeal.

From Waiapu to San Joaquin

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Bishop David Rice likely to lead Episcopalians in San Joaquin beginning in February.

Maryland Seeks a Suffragan

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Diocese of Maryland is accepting applications and will vote in May.

Backpack Hospitality

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Blessing of the Backpacks is a lighthearted way for young Episcopalians to integrate faith with school life.

Jesus: Center of Our Unity

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

“We ask that our Communion consider our offering and our desire to be faithful” to the vision of the Toronto Congress in 1963.

Laying Down Roots

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Rev. Lisa G. Fishbeck: “We wanted to offer hospitality throughout the week.”

Archbishop, PB Plan Meeting

Monday, September 23, 2013

Archbishop Justin Welby conducts series of one-of-one meetings with fellow primates.

Catastrophe in Pakistan

Monday, September 23, 2013

“Among the dead are students and alums of Edwardes College, the number yet to be determined.”

Bishops Switch Chairs

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop has announced a change in leadership.

Makgoba Honors Mandela

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Archbishop of Cape Town praises the former president’s vision of a “new, united, democratic, non-racial South Africa.”

Straight into Troy

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Clerical collars signal to wary, mostly African American neighbors that two recently ordained young white women might be trustworthy.

Prayers Follow Shootings

Monday, September 16, 2013

“Look with compassion on the whole
 human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us.”

Holy Mountain Retirement

Monday, September 16, 2013

The University of the South is exploring interest in a senior living community in Sewanee.

Vol. 247, No. 7, Posted

Friday, September 13, 2013

The Sept. 29 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers. The issue includes a brief editorial celebrating TLC’s 135th year.

Gay Jennings on the UTO

Thursday, September 12, 2013

“It is clear from the statements and documents that have subsequently been released by both sides in the conflict that the situation is badly in need of reconciliation.”

Under the Tent in Michigan

Thursday, September 12, 2013

By Steve Waring • The Episcopal Church is not famous for tent revivals, but its youngest diocese wants to try new approaches.

Bylaw Changes Wreak Havoc

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

By Steve Waring • UTO’s former board members wanted to ensure that proposed bylaw changes would circulate widely.

Stability in the Sacrament

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Katresia Staggs: “We don’t need any of this to worship. But we have the basics of something that is stable for people.”

Tell it to SurveyMonkey

Monday, September 9, 2013

Episcopalians have until Sept. 20 to state their priorities for the next presiding bishop.

PB Responds to UTO Concerns

Friday, September 6, 2013

Church leaders “have no intention of divesting the United Thank Offering of its funds or applying excessive controls to its practices.”

‘Dear Mr. President’

Friday, September 6, 2013

Bishop Adam Andudu Elnail of the Diocese of Kadugli, Sudan, asks President Obama to relieve his people’s suffering.

East Carolina Seeks 8th Bishop

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Diocese of East Carolina will receive applications until Sept. 27 in its search for the eighth bishop in its history.

Church Center Responds on UTO

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The UTO’s “important work is not threatened, and [its] programs and grants will continue.”

UTO Leaders Resign in Protest

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

“With the stroke of a pen, the United Thank Offering Board will possibly be rendered powerless and voiceless.”

Administrator Will Rock Again

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • William C. Webster’s Bold Enough to Say is part concert, part theater, part film.

Defending Bishop Tengatenga

Monday, September 2, 2013

“Can anyone who truly cares about LGBTQ rights afford to refuse to learn how to speak the language of rights activism in southern Africa?”

Vol. 247, No. 6, Posted

Friday, August 30, 2013

The latest edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Bishops Celebrate Reunion

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Diocese of Chicago will retain its name and what has been the Diocese of Quincy will become known as the Peoria Deanery.

Manteo, Virginia Dare, & HIV

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

“As these two were reconciled together as one in Christ, so are we all are today, HIV positive and HIV negative.”

Bishop Fights Gambling Fever

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • The Rt. Rev. Douglas Fisher continues to resist a proposed casino in Springfield, Mass.

Archbishop Welcomes 6 Bishops

Monday, August 26, 2013

The Archbishop of Canterbury met Aug. 19 with six bishops representing Communion Partners.

U.S. Judge Tosses Lawsuit

Friday, August 23, 2013

Claims involving the Diocese of South Carolina will be resolved in state courts.

Love Is Stronger than Death

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Embrace the Journey, a new eight-week curriculum from Anglicans for Life, challenges the claims of euthanasia advocates.

From Casseroles to Scallops

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • A video series helps two Dallas bishops celebrate their love of cooking.

Massachusetts Seeks Coadjutor

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The bishop coadjutor will succeed the Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, who in January announced his intention to retire.

Vol. 247, No. 5, Posted

Friday, August 16, 2013

The Sept. 1 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Mark Stevenson to Fight Poverty

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Living Church Foundation extends joyous congratulations to the Rev. Canon Mark Stevenson, a member of the board.

Pray for Egypt

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

“Pray for wisdom and tact for the police and the army, for the safety of all churches and congregations.”

Two Appointed in Egypt

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Alexandria School of Theology chooses a new principal and Bishop Mouneer Hanna Anis names an honorary canon.

One-click Books Come to VTS

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Virginia Theological Seminary has chosen Amazon.com to succeed its campus bookstore.

Garrett Turns to the Afterlife

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Greg Garrett: Christians hold beliefs about the afterlife “as much from art and literature as from Scripture and theology.”

CPG Warns of Tax-credit Limits

Monday, August 12, 2013

Church Pension Group urges support for the Church Health Plan Act of 2013.

A Cathedral Built to Last

Friday, August 9, 2013

Shigeru Ban’s interim cathedral is unlike anything ever built in Christchurch — or the world.

Bp. Leighton Dead at 91

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

David Keller Leighton, Sr., served as Bishop of Maryland from 1972 to 1985.

Bp. Lambert to Serve Brothers

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

“Always remember your story. Remember: Jesus started with just 12 men.”

EfM Expands its Texts

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Education for Ministry will no longer rely on a single guidebook.

Bishop Philip Duncan to Retire

Friday, August 2, 2013

The Rt. Rev. Philip M. Duncan II, third Bishop of the Central Gulf Coast, has called for the election of his successor.

Vol. 247, No. 4, Posted

Friday, August 2, 2013

TLC’s fourth Student Essays in Christian Wisdom competition attracted papers from a variety of sources, both geographical and ecclesial.

Water of Life

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Fr. Howard Castleberry: “We are here with a drilling rig … that will literally save lives in the years to come.”

The Cat in the Hat in the Nave

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

An Anglican parish in Canada sets the Holy Eucharist to the style of Dr. Seuss.

Fond du Lac Nominates Three

Friday, July 26, 2013

Diocese in northeast Wisconsin will elect its eighth bishop Oct. 19.

Trinity Plans New Tower

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The vestry of Trinity Wall Street has selected Pelli Clarke Pelli to design a new mixed-use building at 68-74 Trinity Place.

Millsaps Embraces its Heritage

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • “We feel that our Wesleyan conviction and heritage is something that opens us up to others.”

Will Committees Perish?

Monday, July 22, 2013

By Steve Waring • The Rev. Gay Jennings, president of the House of Deputies: “For those who want to contribute, it’s a great time to be an Episcopalian.”

Vol. 247, No. 3, Posted

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Aug. 4 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Friday Night Light at Bldg 418

Friday, July 19, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Bldg 418, a Friday night open house, meets in a former office building at 418 Pine Street in Titusville, Florida.

‘Be Like a Piazza’

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Dean Tracey Lind: St. Angela instructed her sisters to be “open, gracious, hospitable, and engaged in the world.”

Peacemaking in Sanford

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Rev. Charles Holt: Through Sanford Pastors Connecting “there have been frank exchanges, offers of repentance and forgiveness.”

Louis Weil: Rites Must Connect

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

By Steve Waring • “A great many people do not understand the connection between baptism and the teaching of the faith.”

Priest: Choose Church Unity

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Callan Slipper: “Deliberately choose to love one another. That deliberate choice makes the difference.”

Diocese Resists Casino

Monday, July 15, 2013

Western Massachusetts: “There is only one story in the Christian gospels that has to do with gambling. And it happens at the death of Jesus.”

Synod Slogs through in York

Thursday, July 11, 2013

By John Martin • No substantial decisions emerge from General Synod’s summer session.

Bishop Lee: ‘We Belong to God’

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

By Steve Waring • “Jesus died to eliminate the barrier between the altar and the sanctuary.”

Funerals, Creeds, Baptisms

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

By Steve Waring • “No single prayer or statement can convey the entirety of the Christian faith.”

Congratulations, Egypt

Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Most Rev. Mouneer Hanna Anis: “This is an answer to the prayers of so many people from around the world.”

July 21 TLC Posted

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The July 21 edition of TLC is available online to registered subscribers.

Montessori Helps St. Matthias

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Dean David Thurlow: “Investing in the Montessori preschool … has translated into healthy growth.”

Bishop Rickel: Cursillo Liaison

Monday, July 1, 2013

The presiding bishop has appointed Gregory Rickel, Bishop of Olympia, as liaison to National Episcopal Cursillo.

Face Time for the SCLM

Monday, July 1, 2013

Ruth Meyers: Online meetings “give no space for the informal times that allow relationships to develop.”

Rainbows at the Cathedral

Friday, June 28, 2013

By Peggy Eastman • Dean Gary Hall: “Well, it’s a great night, isn’t it?”

‘All Are Beloved of God’

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Americans are “on all sides of these issues, including those who have not yet clearly discerned an effective or appropriate response.”

‘Closer to Justice’

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Rev. Gay Jennings: “Same-sex couples and their families are evidence of the goodness of God’s creation.”

Thank God for Beer (Brewers)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent • Grace Church, which meets in Barrington Brewery’s reception hall, unites members of two recently closed parishes.

Vol. 247, No. 1, Posted

Friday, June 21, 2013

The July 7 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Hong Kong Adopts Covenant

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Hong Kong Anglican Church joins six other provinces in accepting the proposed agreement.

Catalyst for Change

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent • Archbishop Albert Chama of Zambia is chairman of the Anglican Alliance’s global board of trustees.

A Big Loss for Lawrenceville

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

For a village of about 1,400 people, playing host to a four-year institution of higher learning was rare.

Podcast Lands Baron Williams

Monday, June 17, 2013

Professors Anthony Baker and Scott Bader-Saye of Seminary of the Southwest will interview Baron Rowan Williams June 24.

United by Transitions

Friday, June 14, 2013

Pope Francis said he and Archbishop Justin Welby “will always have a particular reason to support one another in prayer.”

‘Come to us, Holy Spirit’

Friday, June 14, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Brother Alois of Taizé: “We hope the Holy Spirit will disturb us [to] find new ways of creating communion.”

2 Bishop Nominees in Midwest

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Two priests are nominees to become bishop of the nascent Anglican Diocese of the Upper Midwest.

Bishop Doubts Blessing Rite

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Rt. Rev. Steven Andrew Miller of Milwaukee “simply cannot agree” that the authorized rite “is a theologically sound development.”

New Life for St. Luke’s

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Bishop C. Andrew Doyle: “We wanted a partner who would honor our family.”

Council Wrestles with Budget

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

By Steve Waring • Budget subcommittee wants to “engage the church in a discussion of the fact that not all dioceses meet their full asking.”

Judge Remands S.C. Case

Monday, June 10, 2013

“[F]ederal question jurisdiction could potentially be expanded to all cases containing tacit First Amendment issues.”

Chicago, Quincy Choose Unity

Saturday, June 8, 2013

By Steve Waring • Bishop Jeffrey Lee: “[Quincy’s] commitment to Christ and to the fellowship of this church is an act of sheer, foolish, godly trust.”

Vol. 246, No. 13, Posted

Friday, June 7, 2013

The June 23 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Mizeki Shrine Open to Pilgrims

Thursday, June 6, 2013

By Bellah Zulu, ACNS • African pilgrims returning to Harare after a five-year ban.

‘Signs of Hope’ in Rome

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

G. Jeffrey MacDonald • The new director of the Anglican Centre in Rome says he sees promising signs for more visible ecumenism in these early days of Pope Francis’s pontificate.

Archbishop Welby to Visit Pope

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Tablet, based in London, reports that the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of Rome will meet later this month.

Telling Haitian Stories

Friday, May 31, 2013

“The Episcopal Church in Haiti is diverse, strong, working hard for the poor, and most importantly focused on Christ.”

Burying Distrust at Pine Ridge

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent • Michael Two Bulls: “What happened in 1973 was aggression. This is about reconciliation.”

Camp Teen Accords

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Praying together in nature points to common ground
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Vol. 246, No. 12, Posted

Friday, May 24, 2013

The June 9 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Deacons Choose Director

Friday, May 24, 2013

The Rev. Lorraine Marie Mills-Curran to lead the Association for Episcopal Deacons beginning in June.

Lessons from Willow Creek

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Forward Movement’s RenewalWorks is based on research that began at Willow Creek Community Church.

Iona’s Vision Expands

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
The Texas-based Iona School for Ministry attracts students from as far away as Nebraska and Wyoming.

General Convention Reboots

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

When the 78th General Convention meets in 2015 it will welcome laptops, tablets, and smartphones in both houses.

N.C. Priest Chosen in Michigan

Monday, May 20, 2013

“Bishops are called to believe when others can’t and to proclaim their faith when others won’t.”

Nevada Cuts Assessment

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Bishop Dan Thomas Edwards: “We are going to try faith, trust, compassion, mercy.”

Dean-elect Stresses Growth

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent • The Rev. Kurt Dunkle: “Churches that talk about Jesus and use his name are not shrinking.”

R.A. Dickey, Brother in Christ

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

“The way the Blue Jays have been playing early on this year, it’s nice to come to a place that abounds with grace.”

Bishop Stanton Retiring in 2014

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

“The decision to retire is not easy, but it is right for me at this time.”

Abp. Welby Visits HTB 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

“There is no safety in Christ — there is absolute security, but there is no safety.”

Vol. 246, No. 11, Posted

Friday, May 10, 2013

The May 26 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

‘Mary Stayed Close to Jesus’

Thursday, May 9, 2013

By Phoebe Pettingell
Bishop Lindsay Urwin: “Mary stayed close to Jesus and we must surely seek to do the same.”

Praying to Padre Nuestro

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • TLC Correspondent
Since 2009, the Episcopal Church has established 23 new Latino congregations.

ARCIC III Communiqué

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

“Hope sprang from real ecumenical activity … and the sheer hard work and organising by local people.”

A Testimony of Hope

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

From the Fourth Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue

Verbal Kwest Raps the Gospel

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

By Rodney Reinhart
Verbal Kwest tells stories of suffering and pain and of Christ’s healing and grace.

New York Seeks a Suffragan

Monday, May 6, 2013

The Diocese of New York will accept candidate applications until June 14 for a bishop suffragan to be elected Dec. 7.

New Jersey Elects 12th Bishop

Monday, May 6, 2013

The Diocese of New Jersey has elected the Rev. Canon William H. “Chip” Stokes as its 12th bishop.

United by Climate Change

Friday, May 3, 2013

By Gary G. Yerkey
Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori condemns “ancient demons of individualism, materialism, and selfishness.”

¡Sí, Se Puede!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

By Grayson Morley
The tour “Shield the Fields: Farmworker Equality” is part of the year-round work of Rural & Migrant Ministry.

Jean Vianney & Postmodernism

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
Five Canons Regular of St. Jean-Marie Vianney focus on spiritual growth and strengthening mission congregations.

West Indian Bishops: Back Off

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

“The threat and use of economic sanctions are not new experiences for us.”

Q&A: Bishop Zavala of Cono Sur

Monday, April 29, 2013

By Sue Careless
“Anglicans are one universal body. We have internal tensions. … Maybe we will have to live forever with those tensions.”

Vol. 246, No. 10, Posted

Friday, April 26, 2013

The May 12 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

$10 Million Gift to Chicago

Friday, April 26, 2013

By Steve Waring
Donation will pay for renovations at St. James Commons and the ministry of Living Compass.

New Companion: 784 Pages

Friday, April 26, 2013

The “Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Anglican Communion” explores every aspect of the Communion.

Dylan Wakes Up Worship

Thursday, April 25, 2013

By Douglas LeBlanc
The choir sang “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” as a prelude, followed by the apocalyptic “Ring Them Bells.”

Pine Ridge Pilgrims

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
“Reconciliation is not an idea. It’s a shared life.”

Hope and Light for Boston

Friday, April 19, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
The Rev. Christina Rathbone: Darkness, fear, and hatred “are not the only reality. There is also hope and love.”

Acolyte Olympics!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Young men and women polished their mad skills of serving at the altar in Acolyte Olympics sponsored by the Diocese of Los Angeles.

Now Online: Vol. 246, No. 9

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The latest edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Forward Commissions Podmore

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

New director pledges to “work for the unity of the one holy, catholic and apostolic Church of Christ.”

Prayers for Victims in Boston

Monday, April 15, 2013

Bishops of the Episcopal Church offer early prayers for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Bishop Decries Attacks

Friday, April 12, 2013

“Since the beginning of the Revolution of 2011, the number of incidents of sectarian clashes has increased.”

Essay Competition 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Living Church is pleased to announce the fourth annual Student Essays in Christian Wisdom Competition.

A Non-retiring Vocation

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
William Jay Lambert’s plans to go fishing yielded to a new calling in Wisconsin.

Names Govern Thought

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Church of England’s marriage report: “[N]ames govern how we think, and how we think governs what we learn to appreciate.”

Webclip: Way Beyond Nature

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Rt. Rev. Dorsey McConnell on the inadequacy of Easter symbols.

Fond du Lac Releases Profile

Monday, April 8, 2013

The Diocese of Fond du Lac will accept nominations beginning April 15 in its search for the diocese’s eighth bishop.

Puerto Rico Seeks 7th Bishop

Thursday, April 4, 2013

The deadline is April 5, so applicants will need to act quickly.

A Communion Optimist for VTS

Thursday, April 4, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
“There is always the danger that our Communion may too readily mirror the power relations and power practices of globalization.”

Makgoba Hails Tutu’s Prize

Thursday, April 4, 2013

“Archbishop Desmond is one of the spiritual giants of our times — though he will tease me for saying so.”

Called to Common Brilliance

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
More than 80 percent of graduates of Holy Family School, Chicago, matriculate to above-average high schools.

Archbishop of ‘St. Timothy’s’

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

By Sue Careless
Retired Archbishop Terrence Buckle’s street ministry includes time at the popular coffee shop Tim Hortons.

Episcopal Schools Go Global

Monday, April 1, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald
International students play a pivotal role in a post-recession world.

Vol. 246, No. 8, Online

Friday, March 29, 2013

TLC’s new home for its online edition is ready, and it’s time for readers to reset their passwords.

Honoring Chicago’s Victims

Friday, March 29, 2013

By Steve Waring
About 1,400 people marched through downtown Chicago March 22 in honor of the city’s 806 young victims of gun violence since 2008.

Frances Perkins Prevails

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Frances Perkins has won a posthumous honor: victory in the 2013 bracket of Lent Madness.

Bishop Approved for Uruguay

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Anglican Province of the Southern Cone has agreed to an appeal to approve Michael Pollesel’s election.

Bishops File SCOTUS Briefs

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

By Lee Penn
“The sacramental quality of the marriage or blessing emanates from God, is comprised of God’s divine energy.”

Tears of God

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

By Peggy Eastman
Nearly 20 bishops led an estimated 300 clergy and lay people on a prayer walk from the White House to the U.S. Capitol.

Kittredge to Lead Southwest

Monday, March 25, 2013

Douglas Travis will retire May 31 and Cynthia Briggs Kittredge will succeed him as dean and president of Seminary of the Southwest.

Priest Sends FYI to Justices

Monday, March 25, 2013

The Rev. Ephraim Radner writes of “intimidation and vindictive behavior” in Fort Worth case.

Global Anglicanism

Friday, March 22, 2013

“The Anglican Communion transcends national identities at the same time that its life must be expressed through the many particular cultures of the communion.”

Abp. Welby’s Humble Pageantry

Thursday, March 21, 2013

By John Martin
Tweeting his thoughts was just one of many personal touches of the Anglican Communion’s new primus inter pares.

Abp. Welby’s Inaugural Sermon

Thursday, March 21, 2013

“There can be no final justice, or security, or love, or hope in our society if it is not finally based on rootedness in Christ.”

Tuning in Canterbury

Thursday, March 21, 2013

For the millions of Anglicans unable to attend the Archbishop of Canterbury’s inauguration service in person, the web will help make the service accessible.

Parish Tidies Joint Worship

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
Roman Catholics and Episcopalians in Virginia Beach worship together but receive but Communion separately.

Three-person Slate in Michigan

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Diocese of Western Michigan has announced two women and one man as nominees to become its ninth bishop.

Rob Bell: ‘I Am for Fidelity’

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Rob Bell, a leading author in the emergent movement and former pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church, has endorsed same-sex marriage.

Who’s Next for the ACC?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Episcopal Church is accepting nominations through April 10 for its lay representative on the Anglican Consultative Council.

Integrity Maps Blessing Rites

Monday, March 18, 2013

Integrity has launched an interactive map of same-sex blessing rites throughout the Episcopal Church.

Canterbury Enthronement Set

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Most Rev. Justin Portal Welby will be enthroned on Thursday, the feast day of St. Benedict.

Discord Follows Crossan’s Talk

Friday, March 15, 2013

By Douglas LeBlanc
A visit by John Dominic Crossan has harmed the remarkable friendship between the Rev. Tory Baucum and Bishop Shannon Johnston.

Vol. 246, No. 7, Online

Friday, March 15, 2013

The latest edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Welcome, Pope Francis!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

“We wish Pope Francis every blessing in the enormous responsibilities that he has assumed on behalf of Roman Catholics around the world.”

Bishops: No Regrets at Kanuga

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
Bishop Dean Wolfe: “The house feels like it has gone to second and third miles in dealing with disagreements.”

Israel Prepares for Refugees

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

By Gary G. Yerkey
Christians in Syria say they are attacked because of their faith.

Anglican 1000: 770 to Go

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

By Barbara Gauthier
In the first three years of its existence, the ACNA planted 230 new congregations.

Cathedral Dean Elected

Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Diocese of Southwestern Virginia has elected the Very Rev. Mark David Bourlakas as its sixth bishop.

Regrets, Fees for Bishops

Friday, March 8, 2013

After making apologies and defraying conciliation expenses, bishops shielded from future charges.

Four Questions for PB Search

Friday, March 8, 2013

Want to offer advice in the search for the Episcopal Church’s 27th presiding bishop? Here’s your chance.

From TLC to White Paper

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Marketing Your Parish: Advertising Best Practices for Effective Evangelism is free from the Episcopal Church’s Office of Communication.

Going Federal in Charleston

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Bishop Charles G. vonRosenberg has filed suit against Bishop Mark J. Lawrence in a U.S. District Court.

Structural Reimagining Begins

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
A structure task force will “absolutely not” answer to the presiding bishop or others in the hierarchy, said co-convener Katy George.

Betting on the Conclave

Monday, March 4, 2013

By John Martin, TLC Correspondent, London
The rank outsider at theologically symbolic odds of 666/1 is the militant atheist Professor Richard Dawkins.

Vol. 246, No. 6, Online

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The latest edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

My Sermon Storyboard

Thursday, February 28, 2013

By Patrick T. Twomey
Throughout the week the sermon grows in my mind. I can hear it.

Revisiting Marriage

Thursday, February 28, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
Historian David Holmes: “It won’t be surprising if [task force members] reach a new understanding of marriage.”

Archbishop Calls Jo Bailey Wells

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Archbishop of Canterbury has appointed the Rev. Jo Bailey Wells as his new chaplain.

Theologian Heading to Vienna

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Pamela Cooper-White will be the Fulbright-Freud Visiting Scholar of Psychoanalysis at the Sigmund Freud Foundation and Museum in Vienna.

Reconciliation at Coventry

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The friendship of the Rev. Tory Baucum and Bishop Shannon Johnston has defied the odds.

Presiding Bishop Joins ‘Circle’

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has signed “A Pastoral Letter about Faith, Finances, and the Federal Budget.”

A Brother in Chains

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

SaveSaeed.org works to release pastor Saeed Abedini from a notorious Iranian prison.

‘Welcome to Duke’

Monday, February 25, 2013

Bishop Michael Curry interviews the new director of the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies.

Tanzania’s New Archbishop

Monday, February 25, 2013

Jacob Chimeledya, Bishop of Mpwapwa, will become the new archbishop and primate in May.

Hymn Marks 175 Years

Friday, February 22, 2013

By Lauren Anderson
“In Every Place Where God Is Found” exemplifies the Diocese of Florida’s anniversary theme.

Tanzanian Church Plans Election

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Archbishop Valentino Mokiwa is eligible for re-election Feb. 21.

Catonsville Chooses Ordinariate

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Vicar general thanks Diocese of Maryland for “working with the community during this transition.”

Canterbury Trail Revisited

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
Evangelicals drawn to Anglicanism “are looking for worship that has a sense of rootedness and connectedness.”

An Abundance of Grapefruit

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

By Lauren Anderson
Two trees at Emmanuel Church consistently produce delicious ruby red grapefruit and help pay for parish ministries.

March 3 TLC Posted

Friday, February 15, 2013

The March 3 edition of The Living Church is available online.

‘Discerning a Holy Example’

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Presiding Bishop: “We no longer expect that ... childbearing is the chief purpose of marriage.”

Requiescat: Bishop Williams

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Huntington Williams, Jr., a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired Bishop Suffragan of North Carolina, died Jan. 28 at 87.

Church Confronts Trafficking

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
“Human Trafficking: A Churchwide Conversation” scheduled for March 6.

Reconciliation and Mercy

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A panel discussion at Trinity Wall Street on “Healing a Broken World: Partnership and Reconciliation”

‘The See Will Be Vacant’

Monday, February 11, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI: “my strengths … are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry.”

Oiling Up York Minster

Thursday, February 7, 2013

By John Martin, TLC Correspondent, London
York Minster, the second-largest gothic church in Europe, may shortly be coated in a layer of fat derived from olive oil.

Mere Anglicanism Grows On

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

By Sue Careless
About 280 people gathered at the eighth and largest annual Mere Anglicanism conference Jan. 24-26.

Economic Discipleship in Boston

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
Christians in the Boston area and beyond are learning how to turn small lifestyle adjustments into big donations.

Fifth Nominee in SW Virginia

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Rev. R. David Cox is a nominee by petition in the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia.

$3 Million Grant Helps College

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Edwardes College has received a grant from the provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

PB: ‘Nothing Is Disposable’

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

By Steve Waring
“Nothing is disposable in a mindful universe that reflects the divine intent.”

Archbishop-designate No More

Monday, February 4, 2013

By John Martin, TLC Correspondent
“We have dusted off the ceremony, brought it into the public realm and put it into the context of prayer and worship.”

Future ‘Lies Outside Our Doors’

Monday, February 4, 2013

By Peggy Eastman
Professor Dwight Zscheile: “The mission field is all around us in our neighborhoods.”

Chinese ‘Losing Their Fear’

Thursday, January 31, 2013

By Peggy Eastman
Chen Guangcheng: “I’m confident that China is moving toward a constitutional government and rule of law.”

Feb. 17 TLC Posted

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Feb. 17 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Mumford & Friends

Thursday, January 31, 2013

“Justin, of the 105 archbishops of Canterbury, five have been murdered. How does that make you feel?”

ACNA Bishops Join March

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

By Jeff Walton
Archbishop Robert Duncan: “We’d all like to see the culture of death turn into a culture of life, wouldn’t we?”

Augustine Wears Augustine

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald
Fr. Patrick Augustine: “I want to stand up and speak for my people: ‘Let my people go.’”

Six Nominees for New Jersey

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Diocese of New Jersey has announced three men and three women as nominees in the search for its 12th bishop.

Kerry: Sudan to ‘Remain a Focus’

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) said Jan. 24 that as secretary of state he would work to end the continuing humanitarian crisis in Sudan.

Church of Sweden’s Nonbelievers

Thursday, January 24, 2013

By Gary G. Yerkey
How many of you, I asked, believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God? No one volunteered.

Deference vs. Neutral Principles

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald
“When neutral principles of law are applied … local churches often win.”

Feb. 3 TLC Posted

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The latest edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Hold that Epiclesis

Thursday, January 17, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald
A Roman Catholic-Episcopal congregation faces an uncertain liturgical future.

‘Swamped by Evil’

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

By Retta Blaney
Bishop Mark MacDonald: “When evil swamps our personal commitment, our piety, we don’t have adequate ways to describe it.”

Policy Change as an Aside

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

By John Martin
The vigilant Church Times reporter Ed Thornton managed a notable scoop.

Sudan Policy Worse than Ever

Monday, January 14, 2013

By Gary G. Yerkey
Scholars say hundreds of thousands of people from southern Sudan are taking shelter in caves and living off insects, tree leaves, plants and roots.

+vonRosenberg Chosen for S.C.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Rt. Rev. Charles Glenn vonRosenberg has been nominated as Provisional Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina.

Same-sex Weddings in D.C.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Cathedral adapts blessing rite approved by General Convention.

Petition Seeks Legal Ceasefire

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

“Bearing with One Another in Love” urges a non-litigious resolution of tensions in the Diocese of South Carolina.

Log In and Don’t Drop Out

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Trinity School for Ministry will offer a master of arts degree in religion entirely online for students who prefer distance learning to a residential program.

Two Archbishops’ Sorrow

Monday, January 7, 2013

Archbishop of Uganda: “Our grief and sense of betrayal are beyond words.”

PB Nominates +Daniel

Friday, January 4, 2013

The Diocese of Pennsylvania will vote Jan. 12 on calling the Rt. Rev. Clifton Daniel III as its provisional bishop.

S.C. Diocese Files Suit

Friday, January 4, 2013

The Diocese of South Carolina has sued the Episcopal Church in an effort to retain its property, seal, and historical names.

Jan. 20 TLC Posted

Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Jan. 20 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Prayer Week Centers on Dalits

Thursday, January 3, 2013

The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2013 focuses on the continuing struggle for human dignity by India’s Dalit population.

Rise in Glory: +Jane H. Dixon

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Rt. Rev. Jane Holmes Dixon died at her home Christmas morning of a heart condition.

Jan. 6 TLC Posted

Friday, December 21, 2012

The Jan. 6 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

‘Souls Matter’

Friday, December 21, 2012

Interview by Richard Mammana, Jr.
“I look to people like the Anglo-Catholic priests of the late 19th and early 20th centuries who were working in cities.”

More Bridges for Pittsburgh

Thursday, December 20, 2012

By Douglas LeBlanc
Dorsey McConnell felt some anxiety Oct. 20 when donning a costume for a skit during his ordination and consecration as a bishop.

Uganda Enthrones Archbishop

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Three thousand people, including several archbishops from across the Anglican Communion, attend the ceremony.

‘Enough Is Enough’

Monday, December 17, 2012

By Gary G. Yerkey
The dean of Washington National Cathedral vowed Dec. 16 to make the cathedral the “focal point” of gun-control efforts.

Shocked and Overwhelmed

Friday, December 14, 2012

The bishops of Connecticut: “We hold the victims, their families, and all who are affected by the shooting in our thoughts and prayers for healing and strength.”

Mission-shaped Architecture

Friday, December 14, 2012

By Ken Chitwood
St. Martin’s Church in Houston, the largest congregation of the Episcopal Church, at 8,600 members, dedicated two new facilities Dec. 2.

Restoring Haitian Beauty

Thursday, December 13, 2012

By Gary G. Yerkey
Kerns Group Architects, based in Arlington, Va., has extensive experience designing worship spaces.

Greet the eBCP

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Church Publishing’s eBook edition contains the complete contents of the authorized 1979 Book of Common Prayer and is fully searchable.

Sympathy for the Stones

Monday, December 10, 2012

Trinity Wall Street’s choir provides backing vocals for “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”

Joyous as Brandt the Priest

Monday, December 10, 2012

“I just wish to serve as God has called me to serve.”

C of E Responds to Cameron

Friday, December 7, 2012

“The uniqueness of marriage is that it embodies the underlying, objective distinctiveness of men and women.”

New TLC Posted

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The latest edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

+Lawrence: ‘So We Move On’

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

“I have not renounced my orders as a deacon, priest or bishop any more than I have abandoned the Church of Jesus Christ.”

PB Removes +Lawrence

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Bishop Mark Lawrence is “removed from the Ordained Ministry” of the Episcopal Church “for causes that do not affect his moral character.”

Church Restructuring: Engage

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Presiding Bishop and the President of the House of Deputies reviewed more than 500 applicants for the restructuring task force.

2 Women, 2 Men on SW Va. Slate

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Diocese of Southwestern Virginia has announced four nominees in the search for its sixth bishop.

+Moxon to Lead Anglican Centre

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Archbishop David Moxon is heading to Rome as the Anglican Communion’s chief representative to the Roman Catholic Church.

Duke Calls New Anglican Leader

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Rev. David Marshall will direct the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies and teach on Christian-Muslim relations.

Bombs Kill 3 in Nuba Mountains

Friday, November 30, 2012

By Morning Star News
The Sudanese military in the last two weeks has bombed more non-Arab people in largely Christian areas of the Nuba Mountains.

+Atlanta: Grateful for Adoption

Thursday, November 29, 2012

“I am grateful, in a profound way, that … my mother, my biological mother, brought me to term.”

Uruguyans Discouraged

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Diocese of Uruguay says it feels “abandoned and unsupported” in its bid to transfer to another province.

Will Parliament Intervene?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

By John Martin
The Church of England’s House of Bishops will meet in emergency session early Wednesday to consider next steps on women in the episcopate.

Taking Texts Seriously

Monday, November 19, 2012

By Douglas LeBlanc
Little time passed Nov. 17 before Episcopalians began condemning the Rt. Rev. Mark J. Lawrence and the Diocese of South Carolina.

December 2 TLC Posted

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Dec. 2 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

+Martins: ‘For the Love of God’

Thursday, November 15, 2012

A plea to both sides in the South Carolina battle: Step back from the brink.

Charges Grieve Several Bishops

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Bishops of Communion Partners “call upon all concerned to seek a non-juridical solution to these difficult matters.”

Rise in Glory: +Kenneth Cragg

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Rt. Rev. Kenneth Cragg — priest, bishop, and missionary scholar — died Nov. 13. He was 99.

Beauty Meets Substance

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
“This is a church that doesn’t set a limit, but sees a horizon to go to and beyond.”

PB Backs ‘Continuing Diocese’

Monday, November 12, 2012

By Douglas LeBlanc
The Episcopal Church has made its first reference to a “Continuing Diocese of South Carolina” in a 2,000-word statement published online Nov. 9.

+Welby’s Self-effacing Debut

Friday, November 9, 2012

By John Martin in London
When Bishop Justin Welby appeared alongside the Lambeth Palace public affairs director, the sense of relief was almost palpable.

We Have an Archbishop

Friday, November 9, 2012

Bishop Justin Welby: “To be nominated to Canterbury is at the same time overwhelming and astonishing.”

From TLC to The Guardian

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Bishop Justin Welby’s thoughts on justice draw the British daily’s attention.

Justin Welby: A TLC Interview

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

“I would like to be known, in headlines or otherwise, as a bishop who cared about God and cared about the people.”

Vote, Take, Eat

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

“I needed an opportunity to celebrate the unity that we have in Christ, but also an opportunity to reaffirm my allegiance to Christ.”

Election Results! [Anglican]

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Anglican Consultative Council has elected six new members to the Anglican Communion Standing Committee.

‘Be Disciples Today’

Monday, November 5, 2012

Archbishop of Canterbury: “God expects us to be disciples today, not the day after tomorrow.”

Bringing Rare Papers Home

Sunday, November 4, 2012

S. Stephen’s Church in Providence, Rhode Island, has acquired a major manuscript collection of material by the Rev. Henry Waterman.

November 18 TLC Posted

Friday, November 2, 2012

The Nov. 18 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Nashotah Honors Met. Hilarion

Friday, November 2, 2012

By Steve Waring
On receiving St. Tikhon's cope, Metropolitan Hilarion looked like a beaming young boy on Christmas morning.

ACC: Time to Retool?

Friday, November 2, 2012

Members of the Anglican Consultative Council reflect on the present and future of the Instruments of Communion.

North Carolina Nominates Five

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Diocese of North Carolina has nominated four women and one man in its search for a bishop suffragan.

Missional Young Anglicans

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Archbishop Rowan Williams was excited about a book launch in Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland, on Sunday.

God’s Extraordinary Love

Monday, October 29, 2012

“God’s love for the world is extraordinary; without cause, absolutely free, absolutely, overwhelmingly unreasonable.”

+Benhase on +Lawrence

Friday, October 26, 2012

“It would be a painful loss to lose members of the Diocese of South Carolina from our Church.”

Uruguayans Appeal to Committee

Friday, October 26, 2012

The Anglican Communion’s Standing Committee has decided to convene a subgroup to consider next steps.

Primates Support +Lawrence

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Global South letter: “We all want to assure you and the Diocese of South Carolina of our continuing prayers and support.”

Keep Youth Alive

Thursday, October 25, 2012

CROSSWalk resists youth violence in Chicago.

Praying in Public

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

“It felt good to be there praying with the man. It felt like I was where I belong, where God wanted me to be.” —Bishop M. Thomas Shaw

+Sutton Writes on 3 Measures

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

In a pastoral letter to Episcopalians in Maryland, Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton reflects on gambling, the Maryland Dream Act, and same-sex marriage.

Fond du Lac: Remain in Unity

Monday, October 22, 2012

Bishop Russell Jacobus: “I do not believe we are prepared in this diocese to proceed with the blessing of same-sex relationships.”

November 4 TLC Posted

Friday, October 19, 2012

The November 4 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Cantuar: ‘Watch Muslims Pray’

Friday, October 19, 2012

“Don’t see religion as a political entity but in its own context.”

+Lawrence’s Ministry Restricted

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Diocese of South Carolina’s standing committee has withdrawn the diocese from the Episcopal Church.

Civility Embodied

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Bishop Stephen Lane and three other church leaders join in a “Civil Discourse on Same-sex Marriage.”

Bishops, Dialogue, and YouTube

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Anglican Church of Canada’s General Synod has released several YouTube dialogues involving African and Canadian bishops.

Deadlock Raises Questions

Friday, October 12, 2012

By John Martin
Delay in appointing a successor to Rowan Williams prompts questions about the viability of the role.

Stamp Depicts Flight into Egypt

Thursday, October 11, 2012

By Peggy Eastman
Dean Gary R. Hall: “The holy family are refugees.”

+Bennison: ‘My Work Is Done’

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

“I believe that the interests of the Diocese are best served if the process envisioned by the Standing Committee begins sooner rather than later.”

Deacons Seek Executive Director

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Association for Episcopal Deacons has announced a search for an executive director.

Pictorial History of VTS

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Hail! Holy Hill! is by historian Robert W. Prichard and Julia Randle, the seminary’s former archivist.

Better Together

Friday, October 5, 2012

By E.P. Licursi and Michael A. Bird
What most profoundly affected our young people was the extraordinary generosity and spirit of the Cuban people.

October 21 TLC Posted

Friday, October 5, 2012

The Oct. 21 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

+Andrus Turned Away

Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Rt. Rev. Marc Andrus, Bishop of California, was turned away from the Rt. Rev. Salvatore Cordileone’s installation as Archbishop of San Francisco.

Let the Meetings Begin

Thursday, October 4, 2012

The presiding officers of General Convention have announced 261 appointments to the church’s committees, commissions, agencies and boards.

Rise in Glory: Terry Parsons

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The former stewardship officer at the Episcopal Church Center has died in Michigan.

Ireland’s New Primate

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Rt. Rev. Richard Clarke has been elected the 105th Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland.

A Qualified Welcome

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

“Some Catholics may find themselves less at home with Salvatore Cordileone’s installation and they may come to the Episcopal Church.”

Clearing the Two-thirds Hurdle

Monday, October 1, 2012

By John Martin
How deep is the deadlock as the Crown Nominations Commission continues to work toward recommending a successor for the Archbishop of Canterbury?

Look to Africa

Monday, October 1, 2012

The World Council of Churches is headquartered in Geneva, even though there are probably more Christians in a neighborhood of Lagos or Nairobi than all of Switzerland.

Water Ministry Honored

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Water Missions International, an engineering ministry founded by Molly and Gerorge Greene III in 2001, received the Solar World Einstein Award on Tuesday evening in Frankfurt, Germany.

Va. Court to Hear Argument

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Supreme Court of Virginia will hear an oral argument Oct. 16 from The Falls Church (Anglican), which has asked it to overturn a ruling by Fairfax County Circuit Judge Randy Bellows.

+Waldo Appoints Unity Panel

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Bishop hopes to include “same-sex relationships and those who struggle with the church’s decisions.”

Horse Race for Lambeth Palace

Monday, September 24, 2012

By John Martin
There seem to be two leading candidates and one who may spring a surprise.

October 7 TLC Posted

Friday, September 21, 2012

The October 7 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Jazzy Prayers

Friday, September 21, 2012

“Jazz brings freedom into structure so there’s room for the Spirit to move.”

‘Jesus’ Wife’: Three Responses

Friday, September 21, 2012

Bishop Kirk Smith: “In every aspect of his life, [Jesus] was ‘counter-cultural,’ and I suspect his celibacy was, too.”

+Missouri on Blessing Rites

Thursday, September 20, 2012

“Parishes and other worshiping communities need to prepare before incorporating these rites into their life, and they must satisfy me that they have done so. Doing less is to invite conflict and misunderstanding, and to dishonor anyone who is to receive the Church’s blessing.”

IASCUFO Issues Communique

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Members reflected on the Christian calling to work for the visible unity of God’s Church as ambassadors for Christ in the ministry of reconciliation.

Letter Backs Contraception

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Nearly 40 religious leaders have signed the Religious Institute’s “Open Letter to Religious Leaders on Family Planning.”

Sewanee-Westcott Partnership

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The School of Theology, the University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., has entered into a partnership with Westcott House, Cambridge, U.K.

Eau Claire Announces Slate

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Diocese of Eau Claire has announced four self-nominated people in the search for its sixth bishop.

Fort Worth Calls Bishop High

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Diocese of Fort Worth’s standing committee has called the Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., as the third provisional bishop of the diocese.

Candidates Give Views on Poverty

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and dozens of other Christian leaders concerned about poverty in the United States and around the world have released two exclusive video presentations by President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney outlining their policy presc

Sports and Spiritual Lessons

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

On a weekend in August 300 Episcopal laymen from across Tennessee met to talk about sports in an unusual setting.

September 23 TLC Posted

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Sept. 23 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Grace in Built Form

Thursday, September 6, 2012

An interview with Duo Dickinson, Architect
By Richard J. Mammana, Jr.

‘Everyone Needs a Home’

Thursday, September 6, 2012

By Gary G. Yerkey
Several Episcopal churches are helping house and feed 40 homeless families displaced during the Democratic National Convention.

Rise in Glory: +Thomas Winslow

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Archdeacon Winslow worked at Ground Zero in New York for a week after the terrorist strikes of 9/11.

A Compassionate Heart’s Prayer

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Jena Lee Nardella, cofounder and executive director of Blood:Water Mission, offered the benediction Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention.

1662 Evensong in Milwaukee

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Nashotah House Theological Seminary and the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Milwaukee, will present “Evensong according to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer” Sept. 9.

Back in the Loop

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
Telecoil technology helps believers hear more clearly.

West Africans Consider Partition

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Church of the Province of West Africa plans to create two provinces with two archbishops.

New Amicus Brief in Fort Worth

Friday, August 31, 2012

Liberty Institute: “When the factions of a church disagree about its hierarchical nature” courts must “dismiss the action for lack of jurisdiction.”

Hospitality in Tampa

Friday, August 31, 2012

+Dabney Smith: welcoming visitors represents the “church in action” and “our sense of God’s mission to the world.”

Blending a Family

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Rev. Harwood “Woody” Bartlett and his stepdaughter Amanda Bolster have discussed their blended family for WABE-FM’s StoryCorps Atlanta.

Refresh2012 Attracts 2,000

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Two thousand people attended an outdoor service on Sunday 26 August during the ‘Refresh2012’ Beach Festival in Weymouth.

Faith Leaders: ‘Let’s Move’

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

By Steve Waring
A coalition of Wisconsin faith leaders will help prepare a curriculum for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move program.

Rise in Glory: +Roger J. White

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Roger J. White, Bishop of Milwaukee from 1985 to 2003, has died of complications from a brain aneurysm.

Blessing an American Moment

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The rector of St. Martin’s Church, Houston, asks God to “make the American ideal a certainty — not just for some, but for all.”

‘I Don’t Really Like to Fly’

Monday, August 27, 2012

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald
“I will not be as much in demand,” said A. Robert Hirschfeld, Bishop Coadjutor of New Hampshire.

September 9 TLC Posted

Friday, August 24, 2012

The September 9 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

+Wilson Endorses Gay Marriage

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Bishop of Buckingham Alan Wilson, a married father of five, caused a row in the Church by urging leaders to “get our head around blessing gay people’s relationships.”

Clergy Pray for Both Parties

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

We do believe it is possible to offer up non-partisan prayers, especially during these anxious days in our world.

Lexington Elects from Georgia

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

By Douglas LeBlanc
The Very Rev. Douglas Hahn, rector of St. Thomas Church, Columbus, was elected on the second ballot Aug. 18.

Finding Synergy in Bangkok

Monday, August 20, 2012

By George Sumner and Stephen Andrews
There is nothing like a Global South conference to challenge Minority World assumptions about the Majority World.

One Parish’s Journey to PEAR

Friday, August 17, 2012

By Steve Rabey
“It’s a choice between aligning with a parachurch organization or with a historical, ecclesiastical group.” —Rector Matt Burnett

++Makgoba Decries Deaths

Friday, August 17, 2012

“Even one death is one too many, and there must be an end to this senseless loss of life.”

Saint Paul’s College Struggles

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Saint Paul's College, founded by the Rev. James Solomon Russell in 1888, will not open for classes in the fall.

‘He Was Called by God’

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Jonathan Myrick Daniels “gave the greatest gift, the gift of life.”

Primates Release Signed Letter

Friday, August 10, 2012

“He must have the capacity to collectively put into effect the decisions taken at Lambeth Conferences and Primates Meetings.”

August 26 TLC Posted

Friday, August 10, 2012

The August 26 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Anglican Centre Seeks Leader

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The director acts as an ambassador between the Vatican and the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Pray for Sikh Victims

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Diocese of Milwaukee has encouraged participation in a Day of Prayer for the Sikh Community.

Liturgists: Baptism First

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

“By undermining this sacramental ‘syntax’ … we risk pandering to a culture of spiritual tourism.”

Blessings & Weddings in Conn.

Monday, August 6, 2012

“We are pleased that the church’s discipline has also begun to change so that priests may offer a generous pastoral response consistent with Connecticut’s embrace of marriage equality.”

PB: ‘Tradition Is Change’

Friday, August 3, 2012

“The call to restructure the Church is a response to growing grassroots awareness that we must change or die.”

PB Joins Anti-hate Campaign

Friday, August 3, 2012

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and the Rt. Rev. John Bryson Chane have joined the U.S. State Department’s 2012 Hours Against Hate campaign.

+Little on Same-sex Blessings

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

“I have attempted in this two-point policy to find a solution that will honor the conscience of all.”

+Lawrence Weighs the Future

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

“The Bishop has asked for a period of grace as he prayerfully seeks the face of the Lord.”

Firsthand from Thailand

Friday, July 27, 2012

Four North American participants report on the Global South Conference on the Decade of Mission and Networking, which met July 16-21 in Thailand.

August 12 TLC Online

Friday, July 27, 2012

The latest edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

+Hollerith on Genesis

Thursday, July 26, 2012

“I believe that human relationships — same-gender ones included — can and do find perfection in Jesus Christ and that all our standards of perfection are measured through our relationship with him.”

+Bauerschmidt on Convention

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

“I know that in difficult times in our church I do not bear the most heavy load.”

Remembering Winston Ching

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

“No sharing of Winston is complete without a funny story.”

+Johnston on Convention

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

“Even during the most controversial matters at hand, in which profound disagreements were voiced and significantly split votes resulted, both sides remained respectful and reached out to one another after all was said and done.”

Love Is Stronger than Death

Friday, July 20, 2012

In loving, faith and hope are made strong, and the human family flourishes; not just despite tragedy, but even in its very teeth.

‘Full Marriage Equality’

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bishop Mark Sisk: “This seems to me to be a typically oblique way for the Episcopal Church to approach a complex but important matter: indirectly.”

Striving for Reconciliation

Thursday, July 19, 2012

“It’s a unique process that is not interfaith dialogue, not traditional conflict resolution.” — Brian Cox

Two Bishops Write their People

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Bishops W. Andrew Waldo and Mark J. Lawrence reflect on the decisions of General Convention.

Due in September

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

By John Martin
After the July sessions of its General Synod in York the Church of England remains in limbo on women in the episcopate.

Bishops Uneasy on Health Plan

Friday, July 13, 2012

By Joe Thoma
One of the most passionate debates in the House of Bishops came during its last legislative day, July 12, over implementation of a 2009 mandate on health insurance.

Deputies Wrap it Up

Thursday, July 12, 2012

By Matt Townsend
In a whirlwind session July 12, the House of Deputies passed several resolutions that were a matter of considerable discussion at General Convention.

1979 Lectionary Resurrected

Thursday, July 12, 2012

By Matt Townsend
The House of Deputies passed a resolution that authorizes the use of the lectionary for Sundays and Holy Days as published in the Book of Common Prayer (1979)

An Action of Solidarity

Thursday, July 12, 2012

By Matt Townsend
More than 30 deputies stood in silent protest July 12 of the Episcopal Church’s provisional rite for blessing same-sex couples.

Fatigue and Comic Relief

Thursday, July 12, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
As patience started to wane and jokes became little punchier, the House of Deputies passed a host of public-policy resolutions during its final legislative day July 12.

Convention Exhibitors

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Here's to the kind souls who bring us good art, arguments, books, causes, and colors.

TLC at GC, July 12

Thursday, July 12, 2012

From Indianapolis: The Living Church, General Convention edition

July 29 TLC Online

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The July 29 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Budget Clears Deputies

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

By Lauren Anderson and Matt Townsend
The House of Deputies passed the 2012-15 budget without amendment July 11.

Communication Cuts Challenged

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

By Lauren Anderson and Matt Townsend
The House of Deputies discussed the proposed 2012-15 budget in its morning session July 11. Communication funding and diocesan asking rates were at the forefront.

TLC at GC, July 11

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

From Indianapolis: The Living Church, General Convention edition

Bishops Issue Dissent

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

“The liturgy ‘The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant’ is for all practical purposes same-sex marriage.”

Rite Sails through Deputies

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

By Matt Townsend
The House of Deputies adopted Resolution A049 July 10 authorizing the provisional use of a blessing liturgy for same-sex couples.

Bishops: Covenant Can Wait

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

By Joe Thoma
The House of Bishops concurred with the House of Deputies July 10 to “decline to take a position on the Anglican Covenant,” but affirmed participation in the wider Anglican Communion.

Structure: Unanimous Again

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

By Matt Townsend
The House of Deputies has passed Resolution C095, which could prepare the way for major changes in church structure over the coming triennium if approved by the House of Bishops.

New Council Members

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The House of Deputies elected lay and clerical representatives to Executive Council July 10.

Mate Tourist

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The sculpture Mate Tourist by Tom Otterness stands near an entrance to the Indiana Convention Center

A Surplus Budget?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

By Matt Townsend
In a joint session to the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies, the Program, Budget & Finance Committee presented the 2012-15 Triennial Budget for the Episcopal Church.

A $210,000 Conversation

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

By Matt Townsend
The House of Deputies has passed Resolution A067, which if approved by the House of Bishops would would fund a $210,000 project on theological education in the Episcopal Church.

TLC at GC, July 10

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

From Indianapolis: The Living Church, General Convention edition

President Jennings

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
The House of Deputies has elected the Rev. Gay Jennings president with 426 votes — five more than what she needed.

Deputies: All Means All

Monday, July 9, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
The House of Deputies passed resolutions protecting church members from discrimination based on “gender identity and expression” in amendments to two non-discrimination canons July 9.

Bishops: A Provisional Yes

Monday, July 9, 2012

By Joe Thoma
The House of Bishops authorized a provisional rite July 9 for blessing same-sex relationships.

Mr. Rehill for the Defense

Monday, July 9, 2012

By Douglas LeBlanc
“This is not a discernment process,” Michael Rehill tells conference panels. “You are a court.”

Sing Out!

Monday, July 9, 2012

By Matt Townsend
Shedding tears of joy, the Rev. Canon Gay Jennings, Ohio, sang the hymn “Sing a New Church” with the Rt. Rev. Samuel Johnson Howard, Bishop of Florida, after the Committee on Structure approved a resolution on structural reform.

Birth of a Task Force?

Monday, July 9, 2012

Video by Matt Townsend
Members of General Convention’s Structure Committee discuss their progress on Resolution C095, which would establish a task force for structural reform.

TLC at GC, July 9

Monday, July 9, 2012

From Indianapolis: The Living Church, General Convention edition, July 9

Bishops Express Collegiality

Sunday, July 8, 2012

By Joe Thoma
The House of Bishops expressed its collegiality July 8 in a “mind of the house” resolution, after a closed-door discussion about accusations against nine bishops.

Convention and Consents

Sunday, July 8, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
The House of Deputies approved Resolution A157, which eliminates a constitutional requirement that any bishop elected within 120 days of General Convention must obtain consent from a majority of deputies.

Conflicting Passions

Sunday, July 8, 2012

By Matt Townsend
Same-sex blessings emerged again as a subject of complex and fervent debate July 7, as the Committee on Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music heard testimony on a resolution that would authorize such blessings in the Episcopal Church.

Brightly Colored Conversation

Sunday, July 8, 2012

By Douglas LeBlanc
Friends of The Living Church packed into an upstairs room designed for 175 people to hear Episcopal leaders speak of their faith and how it affects their work.

TLC at GC, July 8

Sunday, July 8, 2012

From Indianapolis: The Living Church, General Convention edition, July 8.

Gender Identity and Canons

Sunday, July 8, 2012

By Joe Thoma
The House of Bishops approved Resolution D002 that would amend two canons to say that “gender identity (one’s inner sense of being male or female) and expression (the way in which one manifests that gender identity in the world)” should not be bases for exclusion from consideration for ordained ministry.

Video: Bishop William Mchombo

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Bishop William Mchombo, acting provincial secretary of the Church of the Province of Central Africa, talks with Joe Thoma, communications officer of the Diocese of Central Florida, and Christopher Wells, editor of The Living Church.

Bishops Like Mission Enterprise

Sunday, July 8, 2012

By Joe Thoma
Many bishops urge frugality for the Episcopal Church, but they concurred with the House of Deputies July 7 in establishing a “Mission Enterprise Fund” for underrepresented populations at the diocesan level.

An Option for the PB

Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
The House of Deputies has voted to eliminate the canon requiring a newly elected presiding bishop to resign from the bishop’s previous jurisdiction before assuming the office.

Structure Approves PB Change

Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Matt Townsend
General Convention’s Structure Committee passed a resolution July 7 that, if ratified, would remove the requirement that a presiding bishop-elect resign from a diocesan role.

House of Deputies Notes

Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
Notes on Inter-religious relations, ECW’s ministries, Youth Presence, and Pension Fund elections.

TLC at GC, July 7

Saturday, July 7, 2012

From Indianapolis: The Living Church, General Convention edition

Communion Vote Due

Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Joe Thoma
General Convention’s Evangelism Committee’s support is waning for Resolution C040, which would allow Episcopal congregations to “invite all, regardless of age, denomination, or baptism to the altar for Holy Communion.”

Many Nays to the Covenant

Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
Critics of the proposed Anglican Covenant said at an evening open hearing July 6 that it creates a central authority and threatens the Episcopal Church’s self-governance.

Structure Thinks Big

Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Matt Townsend
General Convention’s Structure Committee heard testimony July 6 suggesting a reimagined role for the presiding bishop, a unicameral General Convention and markedly younger leadership.

New Seats, Hot Seats

Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Joe Thoma
On the second legislative day of General Convention the House of Bishops consented to the election of eight new bishops after struggling in private with complaints brought against nine of its own.

Baptism and Communion

Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
General Convention’s Evangelism Committee heard the cases for and against repealing a canon that specifies Holy Communion as intended for baptized Christians.

A Matter of Polity

Friday, July 6, 2012

Eight of the nine bishops accused of violating the church's canons have responded in an open letter to the House of Bishops and addressed to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.

TLC at GC, July 6

Friday, July 6, 2012

From Indianapolis: The Living Church, General Convention edition

Complaints Go Formal

Friday, July 6, 2012

The Rt. Rev. Wallis C. Ohl, Bishop of Ft. Worth, and the Rt. Rev. John C. Buchanan have asked General Convention to “set the record straight” on hierarchy in the Episcopal Church. They also have accused nine brother bishops of “boundary-crossing.”

+Miller: Marriage, not Blessings

Friday, July 6, 2012

Do we love all the members of our Church enough to take the time to get this right?

Challenging Confirmation

Thursday, July 5, 2012

By Matt Townsend
The subject of confirmation stirred passionate testimony July 5 before General Convention’s Education Committee. Clergy and laypeople addressed the committee on Resolutions A041, A042, A043 and A044, all of which address the nature of confirmation as a necessary step in becoming Episcopalian.

Short-changed Partners?

Thursday, July 5, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
In a meeting July 5, the World Mission committee heard from the Episcopal Church’s mission partners who said they did not receive full funding in the past triennium that they were promised.

Bishops Warm Up

Thursday, July 5, 2012

By Joe Thoma
The House of Bishops’ first legislative session on the afternoon of July 5 carried a light workload, with half of the allotted time spent devoted to private table conversations and receiving a handful of resolutions from committees.

New Calendar Marches On

Thursday, July 5, 2012

By Douglas LeBlanc
General Convention’s Committee on Prayer Book, Liturgy, and Church Music has endorsed continued trial use of Holy Women, Holy Men. During lengthy discussion July 5 of the proposed successor to Lesser Feasts and Fasts, numerous people testified that the text should be revised heavily.

PB&F Sorts Shrinking Budget

Thursday, July 5, 2012

By Joe Thoma
Before General Convention held its first legislative sessions July 5, conversation on Independence Day centered on funding for outreach, evangelism and administration despite a shrinking budget.

Healthy Debate on Health Care

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
Christian leaders have reached diverse conclusions about health-care reform and the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that the Affordable Care Act stands the test of the Constitution.

Dallas: Stunned

Monday, July 2, 2012

Standing Committee: “spurious complaints against bishops further demonstrate the urgent need to revisit the Title IV disciplinary Canons.”

Charles Alley+ on Title IV

Monday, July 2, 2012

Besides being conduct unbecoming of a church, this action is a violation of the guarantee of the right of free speech found in the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.

+Daniel Martins on Title IV

Monday, July 2, 2012

My principal concern was to not leave unchallenged the assertion that the Episcopal Church is a unitary hierarchical organism at all levels, and that the dioceses are entirely creatures of General Convention.

+William Love on Title IV

Monday, July 2, 2012

To date, I have not seen a copy of the “complaint,” nor do I know who issued it, or what it says.

July 15 TLC Posted

Friday, June 29, 2012

The July 15 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Credit Unions and Justice

Thursday, June 28, 2012

By Steve Waring
Credit unions, a longtime ministry within the Episcopal Church, will become more prominent if General Convention approves Resolution A084.

Bishop to Return as Dean

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander, who left the University of the South’s School of Theology when he became Bishop of Atlanta in 2001, will return to the school Aug. 1 as its dean.

PB Proposes New Budget

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has proposed an alternative budget for the Episcopal Church in 2013-15 for consideration at the 77th General Convention.

A Blue Book Sampler

Thursday, June 21, 2012

By Douglas LeBlanc
At 759 pages and 155 resolutions, the Blue Book for the 77th General Convention addresses a broad range of topics, from blessing rites for same-sex couples to an embattled budget, from a kinder approach on clergy removal to additional Bible translations for lectionary readings.

South Carolina Decries Rites

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

“This is a defining moment in the life of the Episcopal Church, being the first formal adoption of doctrine, discipline and worship which are contrary to the unequivocal mandate of Holy Scripture, the historic Christian faith, Anglican doctrine, and the pronouncements of the four instruments of Anglican unity.”

TLC at Convention

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Join us for The Living Church’s Conversation on the Church, July 6, Adobo Grill, Indianapolis

High Court Declines Review

Monday, June 18, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court declined certiorari June 18 in two cases regarding property disputes between congregations and the denominations they have left.

July 1 Issue Posted

Friday, June 15, 2012

The July 1 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Bustling on Monument Circle

Friday, June 15, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
Dwarfed by surrounding skyscrapers in downtown Indianapolis, Christ Church Cathedral remains the oldest building on Monument Circle, contributing to the church’s inherent sense of tradition and history.

Canon Richardson to Retire

Friday, June 15, 2012

The Archbishop of Canterbury has announced that the Very Rev. Canon David Richardson, the Archbishop’s Representative to the Holy See and Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome, intends to retire at Easter 2013.

U.K. Churches on Marriage

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Church of England holds as a matter of doctrine that marriage is a lifelong union of one man with one woman.

Scotland: No to Covenant

Friday, June 8, 2012

Archbishop David Chillingworth: “We invoke the history of Samuel Seabury, consecrated in 1784 by the Scottish bishops as the first bishop of the church in the United States of America.”

Bishop Bruno’s Gratitude

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, Bishop of Los Angeles, discusses the grace of God he has experienced while undergoing treatment for leukemia, which is now in remission.

Four Elections, Two Fishers

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Four dioceses — Atlanta, Rhode Island, Texas, and Western Massachusetts — elected bishops Saturday.

June 17 Issue Posted

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The June 17 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Bishops-elect at Convention

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Ballot results for bishops-elect to be confirmed by General Convention.

Ft. Worth Seeks New Bishop

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Presiding Bishop and Ft. Worth’s standing committee will nominate a new provisional bishop to be approved by the diocesan convention.

Hope Amid the Ruins

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

By Bob Libby
Around the rubble of Trinity Cathedral in Port au Prince the bishops processed, entering a makeshift shelter covering an overflow congregation of more than a thousand.

Leonel L. Mitchell (1930-2012)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Rev. Canon Leonel L. Mitchell, one of the scholars responsible for the Book of Common Prayer (1979), died May 23 in South Bend, Indiana. The veteran liturgist and theologian was 81.

Trinity, Columbia, Calls Dean

Thursday, May 24, 2012

“Tim has written several acclaimed books on spiritual life,” writes senior warden Mark Jones of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia, S.C. He is “a former editor for Christianity Today magazine and recently taught spiritual formation to students at the Anglican School of Theology in Alexandria, Egypt.”

PB to Anderson: ‘Well Done’

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori responds to news of Bonnie Anderson not seeking re-election as president of General Convention’s House of Deputies.

TLC and Constant Contact

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

TLC is pruning its lists on Constant Contact, and invites you to sign on.

English Bishops Sign Off

Monday, May 21, 2012

The House of Bishops of the Church of England today concluded its consideration of the draft legislation to enable women to be consecrated as bishops. It agreed that the legislation should be returned to the General Synod for final approval.

Lexington Nominates Five

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Diocese of Lexington has announced five nominees in the search for its seventh bishop.

Hope for the Covenant

Friday, May 18, 2012

Reporting by Sue Careless and commentary by Jeff Boldt

Conn. Names Diocesan Poet

Friday, May 18, 2012

“We invited Barbara to tap into our inner poet and claim a creative expression of our faith,” said Bishop Laura J. Ahrens.

Charles Colson’s Humility

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

“I’ve wanted for a very long time to say something to you,” Charles Colson said to Lanny Davis. “I am sorry, may God forgive me.”

St. Matthias Day Statement

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

From the Church of England Evangelical Council: “The Church of England’s teaching about marriage and sexual relationships other than marriage currently faces a number of challenges.”

Two Rulings, Two Comments

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Courts in California, Virginia rule in favor of Episcopal dioceses.

General Seminary Goes Greener

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The General Theological Seminary is partnering with GreenFaith, a leading interfaith environmental coalition, and the Green Seminary Initiative to create a new environmental certification program specifically designed for seminaries and theological schools.

Bishops Reflect on Marriage

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Responses from Connecticut, New Hampshire, and North Carolina.

Self-nomination in Eau Claire

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The sixth bishop of Eau Claire, Wis., will lead the flock of Christ half time, may hold another part-time job — and will want this work enough to offer a voluntary “Here am I.”

Tragedy in Maryland

Monday, May 7, 2012

Luke Broadwater and David Greisman report for The Baltimore Sun:

Two Responses to Amicus Brief

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Ft. Worth leaders are “exploring an appropriate response to such a shameful action by these members of the House of Bishops.”

+Bruno Battling Leukemia

Friday, April 27, 2012

Bishop J. Jon Bruno writes: “I want you folks to be as positive as you can be, and I need your prayers and support at this time.”

Colson’s Ecumenical Activism

Thursday, April 26, 2012

“We thank God for the discovery of one another in contending for a common cause.”

+Texas to Allow Blessings

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bishop C. Andrew Doyle writes: “How do people with differing views on sexuality and blessing of same-gender relationships stay together for the sake of the Gospel? How is it that we are able to remain one church?”

Bishops File Brief in Texas

Monday, April 23, 2012

Seven bishops and the Dallas-based Anglican Communion Institute filed a brief with the Texas Supreme Court Monday regarding The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth v The Episcopal Church.

Anglicanism’s Big Island

Monday, April 23, 2012

By John Martin
Is the Church of England an island of or an island off Anglicanism?

Creating a Safe Place

Thursday, April 19, 2012

“We asked ourselves, How can we create a safe place for theological minorities? That question cuts in both directions.” — Bishop Edward Little II

Wales on Covenant: Amber

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

“I think we need to reaffirm our strong commitment to each other through the saving power of Christ revealed in the Gospels.” — Gregory Cameron, Bishop of St Asaph.

Diocese, Truro Church Settle

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Under terms of the settlement, the Diocese has given Truro Anglican a rent-free lease of the church buildings at 10520 Main Street in Fairfax, as well as two rectories, until June 30, 2013.

++Makgoba’s Prayer for Sudan

Thursday, April 12, 2012

“May Sudan and South Sudan come to a settlement which will bring lasting peace with justice to both nations and all who live within their borders.”

Resolution Affirms Covenant

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Three member bishops of Communion Partners have submitted a General Convention resolution that affirms the proposed Anglican Communion Covenant.

Call for Papers 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Living Church is pleased to announce the third annual Student Essays in Christian Wisdom competition.

Two Nominees in Texas

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Diocese of Texas has announced two nominees as it seeks a new bishop suffragan: the Rev. Beth Fain, rector of St. Mary’s Church, Cypress, and the Rev. Jeff Fisher, rector of St. Alban’s Church, Waco.

Roger Ferlo’s Venture Capital

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

By Douglas LeBlanc
The Rev. Roger A. Ferlo compares his new calling as the first president of two federated Episcopal seminaries to helping an internet startup firm. Ferlo will become president of Bexley Hall and Seabury-Western seminaries July 1.

More than No on the Covenant

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

By Douglas LeBlanc
Even as the proposed Anglican Communion Covenant approached its rejection by a majority of dioceses in the Church of England, three Episcopal Church bishops are sponsoring a resolution that supports a continuing Covenant discussion.

Bishop Lyons Helps Pittsburgh

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Rt. Rev. Francis Lyons, Bishop of Bolivia for 11 years, has accepted an invitation to become assistant bishop in the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh.

++Makgoba Praises Covenant

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba writes: “None of us, as individuals or churches, can see ourselves as self-determining.”

Covenant Voting Continues

Monday, March 26, 2012

The proposed Anglican Communion Covenant has failed to achieve support from a majority of dioceses in the Church of England, but the communion’s Secretary General has said the global discussion will continue.

Webber Center Renews Itself

Monday, March 26, 2012

Theology professor Joel Scandrett will be interim director of the Robert E. Webber Center for an Ancient Evangelical Future as it moves to Trinity School for Ministry.

Alliance Stresses Food Security

Friday, March 23, 2012

By John Martin
“The truth is that a billion people are going hungry today when there is no need for it,” says Sally Keeble, director of the Anglican Alliance and a former U.K. government minister.

Bishop Lane on Blessings

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

“I favor extending the blessings of the Church equally to all the members of the Church. My position departs from the tradition of the Church, and there are many who hold differing faithful and conscientious positions.”

A Coup for Cambridge

Monday, March 19, 2012

By John Martin
The appointment of Rowan Williams is a coup for Cambridge University, as he is expected to attract a long queue of doctoral theology students from across the world.

++Rowan Returns to Academe

Friday, March 16, 2012

“It has been an immense privilege to serve as Archbishop of Canterbury over the past decade, and moving on has not been an easy decision.”

N.H. May Repeat History

Thursday, March 15, 2012

By Douglas LeBlanc
The Diocese of New Hampshire, which elected the first bishop of the Episcopal Church who spoke openly of his same-sex partnership, has nominated another openly gay man to become the diocese’s 10th bishop.

Bishop Vogel Dies at 88

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bishop, educator and ecumenist Arthur A. Vogel died March 6 in Kansas City. He was 88. A native of Milwaukee, Vogel was a graduate of Nashotah House Theological Seminary and the University of Chicago and earned a Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1952.

Challenge Awaits New Bishop

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Diocese of Rhode Island has announced nominees from five states in the search for its 13th bishop. One challenge the new bishop will face is a cathedral in limbo.

John Sperry, Pioneer Bishop

Monday, March 12, 2012

By Ron Csillag
Like many Christian missionaries who ventured into Canada’s far North, John Sperry packed his Bible, a prayer book, warm clothes, and basic dental tools. Saving souls was one thing; pulling teeth required pliers.

Discuss: Same-sex Rites

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) of the Episcopal Church has forwarded to the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies excerpts from its report, “I Will Bless You, and You Will Be a Blessing”: Resources for Blessing Same-Gender Relationships.

Academy Mourns Slain Teacher

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Charlie Patton reports for the Jacksonville Times-Union:

Archbishop Fights for Covenant

Monday, March 5, 2012

"[O]ne of the greatest misunderstandings around concerning the Covenant is that it’s some sort of centralising proposal creating an absolute authority which has the right to punish people for stepping out of line. I have to say I think this is completely misleading and false."

Vets Welcome at Retreat

Friday, March 2, 2012

By Peggy Eastman
All Saints Church in Chevy Chase, Md., will host a free healing and prayer retreat for combat veterans and their spouses April 10-12. The April retreat, called WHI Washington, is a project of the national Welcome Home Initiative (WHI) and is open to high-ranking officers who have seen combat.

Pittsburgh Gains Fifth Nominee

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A nominee by petition, the Rev. Scott T. Quinn, has joined the final slate as the Diocese of Pittsburgh seeks its eighth bishop. Quinn, 57, rector of Church of the Nativity, Crofton, served as canon to the ordinary while the Rt. Rev. Robert Johnson was provisional bishop. Quinn is a 1982 graduate of Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry.

Haiti Decision Due Soon

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

By Gary G. Yerkey
The team charged with overseeing construction of a new Episcopal cathedral in Haiti is expected to decide within the next few weeks on the architectural firm that will design and coordinate the construction of the new facility.

Bishop, Wife Killed in Brazil

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Rt. Rev. Edward Robinson de Barros Cavalcanti and his wife, Miriam Cotias Cavalcanti Nunes Machado, were murdered in their home in Olinda, Brazil, late Sunday. The bishop was 68 and his wife was 64.

Covenant Videos on YouTube

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Members of the Anglican Communion with Internet access can now watch three videos produced by the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity Faith and Order (IASCUFO) in which its members speak about the Covenant.

Bishop Robinson Talks Policy

Friday, February 17, 2012

The Washington premiere of Love Free or Die, director Macky Alston’s documentary about the Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson, prompted a frequently political post-film discussion this week. Gillian Laub photo courtesy of Reveal Productions.

General Synod's Phony War

Thursday, February 9, 2012

By John Martin
In the matter of deciding whether women should be appointed as bishops, the Church of England is engaged in a process with all the hallmarks of a Phony War.

A New Pro-Life Generation

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

While counter-protesters sought to undermine our stand for life, they could not squelch the energy and enthusiasm expressed by our under-30 compatriots, who now represent the largest contingency of pro-life activists.

A Film for Aunt Betty

Friday, February 3, 2012

Who says gay marriage is not big in Utah? At the Sundance Film Festival, one of the higher-profile documentaries proved to be Love Free or Die.

A Sidelined Cathedral

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Whatever else may be said of the Diocese of Western Michigan’s Cathedral of Christ the King, it embodied the spirit of the late 1960s.

McLaren Book to Shape Diocese

Monday, January 30, 2012

Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of Washington has announced a new diocesan initiative called People of the Way, which will draw from Brian McLaren’s Finding Our Way Again: The Return of the Ancient Practices.

From Meetinghouse to House of God

Friday, January 27, 2012

Reverse Engineering the Crystal Cathedral

Merry Times at Mere Anglicanism

Thursday, January 26, 2012

About 260 people gathered at the seventh annual Mere Anglicanism conference in Charleston, South Carolina, Jan. 19-21 to hear bishops and deans from across the world speak about their confidence in "The Once and Future Church."

Contra Corporate Personhood

Monday, January 23, 2012

The rector of All Saints Church in Pasadena, California, has endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment that reverses the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in 2010 on political donations by corporations.

Covenant Relaunches

Friday, January 20, 2012

Covenant, founded in August 2007 as a weblog community of “evangelical and catholic” Christians, begins a new life today.

Mount Calvary Enters Ordinariate

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Rev. Jeffrey Steenson, newly appointed ordinary of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, will receive members of Mount Calvary Church, Baltimore, on Sunday morning.

Pittsburgh Nominates Four

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

No clergy within the Diocese of Pittsburgh appear on the slate as the diocese seeks its eighth bishop. The diocese announced four nominees Jan. 15.

Father Steenson: 'Leave All that Anger Behind'

Thursday, January 12, 2012

If the Ordinariate in the United States is a Vatican effort to poach disgruntled Anglicans, Sunday-golfing ex-Anglicans or never-were Anglicans, its newly appointed leader has not received that memo.

CANA Loses another Round

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The CANA Congregations suggest that a ruling for the denomination would be to defer to the hierarchy 'with a vengeance.' This Court disagrees. … [W]hile the CANA Congregations had an absolute right to depart from TEC and the Diocese, they had no right to take these seven Episcopal churches with them.

Archbishop Orombi Picks a New Platform

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi of Uganda has announced he will retire in mid-2012, six months before the end of his 10-year term.

Archbishop Makgoba Renews Covenant Support

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba writes: “It concerns me greatly that, from what I read online and elsewhere, and from the responses I received to the article I wrote for The Living Church last year, too much of the debate around the Covenant seems to have lost sight of our true context.”

Bishop Pope Ends Pilgrimage at 82

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Rt. Rev. Clarence C. Pope, second Bishop of Fort Worth, died late Jan. 8 in Baton Rouge. His death prompted sympathetic notes from the Rt. Rev. Jack L. Iker, Pope’s successor in Fort Worth, and the Diocese of Louisiana.

Presiding Bishop Discusses Her Faith

Thursday, January 5, 2012

In a 26-minute interview with the Rev. Todd Wilken, the presiding bishop addressed questions of pantheism and panentheism; the identity of Jesus Christ; the Episcopal Church’s decision to consecrate bishops in same-sex relationships; the Anglican Church in North America; the emergent church; and the Atonement, among other topics.

Diocese Helps Lobster Divers Heal

Thursday, January 5, 2012

From NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams: “Elmer Mejia became a Navy diver and medic, and in his early 20s volunteered to work at a clinic where he was exposed to the plight of the lobster divers for the first time. It was run by an Episcopal priest from Wyoming, Gus Sabrador, who became Mejia’s mentor and asked his American congregation to help Mejia go to medical school.”

CNS Profiles Jeffrey Steenson

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Because he is married, the 59-year-old Father Steenson will not be ordained a bishop and will not be able to ordain priests.

Bishops Pledge Support to Sudan

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Rt. Rev. David Colin Jones is not surprised by the Sudanese church’s renewed statement regarding the Episcopal Church and same-sex couples.

The Living Church is Growing

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Living Church is pleased to announce improvements to livingchurch.org that offer a more rewarding experience for members and new visitors. Over the next few weeks you will notice changes: larger images, an easier-to-read design, and a crisp, clean look.

'I Like Surprises'

Monday, December 19, 2011

In a BBC interview that went to air after his death Dec. 15, Christopher Hitchens said he had no fear of dying. “I won’t know what’s going on.” What if there was a state of consciousness of this life? “I will be surprised, but I like surprises.”

Two Bishops Plead for Nonviolence

Friday, December 16, 2011

Bishop Mark Sisk writes: “While many tactics of the Occupy movement have proven effective and creative, I feel it necessary now to reiterate our Church-wide commitment to non-violence.”

Bishops: 'Prayer and Engagement' on Deeds

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Library Honors Bishop Christoph Keller, Jr.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Rev. Canon Christoph Keller III remembers his father, the Rt. Rev. Christoph Keller, Jr., in a video by General Theological Seminary.

LeMarquand to Serve Region He Loves

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Standing Committee Backs Bishop Lawrence

Monday, December 12, 2011

Members of the Diocese of South Carolina’s standing committee write that “out of the great depths of our love and concern for our people, we will continue to assert the autonomy that is historically and constitutionally ours.”

Global Panel Assists Covenant Reception

Monday, December 12, 2011

Bishop Ohl Responds to Bishop Iker

Friday, December 9, 2011

“We are holding them all close in prayer, both those who are leaving to become part of the Ordinariate and those of our sisters and brothers at St. Timothy’s from whom we have been separated for nearly three years. We want to assure them they are welcome in The Episcopal Church and in this diocese.”

Court Order Affects Ordinariate-bound Parish

Thursday, December 8, 2011

“Sadly, this prevents a pastoral solution to a sensitive issue of spiritual discernment,” says Bishop Jack L. Iker. “We are grateful to Bishop Keith Ackerman for his willingness to provide Sunday services at St. Timothy’s beginning on the first Sunday after Christmas Day.”

Bishop Elliott Sorge Dies at 82

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Rt. Rev. Elliott Lorenz Sorge, Bishop of Easton, Maryland, from 1983 to 1993, died Dec. 6 in Denver. He was 82.  He was consecrated Bishop of South-Central Brazil in 1971 and served that diocese until 1977.

Province IV Bishops to Discuss S.C. Deeds

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

From the Diocese of South Carolina

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Bishops Seek Meeting with Bp. Lawrence

Monday, December 5, 2011

“Since we [bishops of Province IV] have had no direct communication from you regarding these reported actions, we determined that it is our duty as bishops of this province to address these concerns in direct communication with you, as Jesus exhorts his followers in Matthew’s Gospel (18:15-20), and in accord with our ordination vows regarding the unity and governance of the church.”

Eyewitness: Finding Peace amid Terrorism

Monday, December 5, 2011

By Francis Omondi

ACI Interprets Board's Ruling

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Archbishop Williams Surveys the Communion

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Archbishop Rowan Williams writes: “The question remains: if the moratoria are ignored and the Covenant suspected, what are the means by which we maintain some theological coherence as a Communion and some personal respect and understanding as a fellowship of people seeking to serve Christ?”

'Our Vocation Has Not Changed'

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Editorial: Thank God for Mercy

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Board Dismisses Case against Bp. Lawrence

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Rt. Rev. Dorsey F. Henderson Jr., president of the Disciplinary Board for Bishops, writes: “Applied strictly to the information under study, none of these three provisions was deemed applicable by a majority of the Board.”

'The Bishop Brings the Crozier'

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Clarity Ensued

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

In early 2008 Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori visited the Diocese of South Carolina. One segment of her visit was “Charity and Clarity,” a gathering with diocesan clergy at St. Andrew’s Church, Mt. Pleasant.

Rebuilding Cathedral to Cost at Least $15 Million

Monday, November 21, 2011

A $15 million rebuilding effort lies ahead for the Washington National Cathedral, and questions remain about whether that amount is sufficient, said Andrew Hullinger, the cathedral’s senior director of finance and administration.

Bp. Rowe on Penn State: Tell the Truth

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe, Bishop of Northwestern Pennsylvania, writes in the Erie Times-News about the Penn State scandal in nearby State College:

ACI Seeks Clarity in Bede Parry Case

Thursday, November 17, 2011

PB: Report Never Received on Bede Parry

Bp. Beckwith: Defend the Children

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Rt. Rev. Mark M. Beckwith, Bishop of Newark, writes in a guest column for The Star-Ledger:

Council Releases ‘Unable to Adopt’ Report

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Council urges General Convention not to adopt the proposed Anglican Covenant.

Council Nixes Covenant, Backs Peaceful Protests

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Executive Council “expresses thanksgiving for those who worked at producing the Anglican Covenant” and adds that the Episcopal Church is “unable to adopt the Anglican Covenant in its present form.”

Upper S.C. Diocese Urges Reconciliation

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Diocese of Upper South Carolina approved a resolution Oct. 22 asking Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Bishop Mark J.

St. Luke’s Finds its Way Home

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

It is only a few miles from the modest hamlet of Bladensburg, Maryland, to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. But when the multicultural former Episcopal congregation of St. Luke’s, Bladensburg, arrived at that towering edifice Oct.

Attorney J.B. Burtch Returns to Lawrence Case

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Bishop Dorsey Henderson sent this message to members of the Disciplinary Board for Bishops on Oct. 17, and released a copy to The Living Church. Jack W.

Church Attorney Recuses Herself

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Bishop Dorsey Henderson sent this message to members of the Disciplinary Board for Bishops on Oct. 14, and released a copy to The Living Church.

Bishop: Attorney Never on Disciplinary Board

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Church Attorney Josephine H. Hicks performs legal work for the Episcopal Church’s Disciplinary Board for Bishops but is not a member of it, the Rt. Rev. Dorsey Henderson said in an interview with The Living Church.

‘The Question Is not Whether We Can Stay’

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Denying Mugabe a Grip-and-Grin

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Ahead of meeting the South African prime minister John Vorster in 1970, Archbishop Michael Ramsey frowned repeatedly into a mirror.

Two Responses to Bp. Henderson

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Bishop Dorsey Henderson’s statement, published Oct. 12 by The Living Church, has prompted a response by the Anglican Communion Institute. An excerpt:

Bp. Henderson Explains Disciplinary Board’s Duty

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

In response to questions from The Living Church and others, the Rt. Rev. Dorsey Henderson, president of the Disciplinary Board for Bishops, provided this explanation regarding accusations brought to the board against the Rt. Rev.

Board Hears Case against Bp. Lawrence

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Rt. Rev. Mark J.

Finances Overtake Cathedral in Delaware

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

In 1996 the Court for the Trial of a Bishop gathered at the Cathedral of St. John in Wilmington, Del., to hear the doctrinal case involving Bishop Walter C. Righter.

Occupy Stewardship

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Catholic Voices

By Benjamin D. Grizzle

Bp. Lawrence Asks for an Explanation

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The correspondence published by the Diocese of South Carolina:

Bishop Accused of Recurrent Infidelity

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has restricted the ministry of the Rt. Rev. Vincent W. Warner amid allegations of recurrent marital infidelity. Warner was Bishop of Olympia from 1990 to 2007.

Global South Primates Raise Urgent Questions

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Catholic Voices
By Michael Nai Chiu Poon

Clergy Condemn 'Irvine 11' Convictions

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Bishop of Los Angeles and other clergy have condemned the conviction of 11 Muslim students who repeatedly heckled a speech by Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the United States. The students were convicted on misdemeanor charges in Orange County Superior Court.

S.E. Asia Elects Fourth Archbishop

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Anglican Communion News Service reports that the Rt. Rev. Bolly Lapok, Bishop of Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, has been elected fourth archbishop of the Province of South East Asia.

Bishop Sauls Proposes Resolution on Structure

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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Survey: How Do You Engage the Bible?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Bishops Issue Teaching on the Environment

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

From the Episcopal Church’s NewsLine:
A Pastoral Teaching from the House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church
Quito, Ecuador
September 2011

Bishop Nominees Discuss Eucharistic Practice

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

As the Diocese of Central Florida searches for its fourth bishop, seven nominees reflect its primarily evangelical identity.

Chane, Delegation Press for Hostages’ Release

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

From The Associated Press:
A delegation of U.S. Christian and Muslim leaders returned from Iran Monday disappointed they could not immediately secure the release of two Americans jailed as spies for more than two years, but optimistic their release was imminent.

Barry Stopfel: Righter ‘Chose Love over Doctrine’

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Rt. Rev. Walter Cameron Righter fought in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II, but among Episcopalians he may be best known for his sojourn with the Court for the Trial of a Bishop.

Here’s Your Mitre, What’s Your Hurry?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

News Analysis

Pittsburgh Seeks Nominees

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Members of the Diocese of Pittsburgh’s Search/Nominating Committee write that they will receive names until September 30, and add:

St. Paul’s Welcomes the Pilgrims of 9/11

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

By Catherine Kohn
In some of the darkest moments of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center ten years ago, Nathan Brockman saw Christian hope embodied at the parish of Trinity Wall Street.

Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistani Martyr

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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‘We Must Make Capitalism Serve Us’

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

From the Diocese of New York

We Must Not Serve Capitalism — We Must Make It Serve Us

By the Rt. Rev. Mark S. Sisk
Bishop of New York

Following the Canons to Bede Parry

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Authority of General Convention: A Conversation

Monday, November 14, 2011

Catholic Voices
The Authority of General Convention: A Conversation
Introduction by Daniel H. Martins, convener

The Local Church Serves the Whole

Monday, November 14, 2011

Catholic Voices
The Authority of General Convention: A Conversation
Part 2
By Ephraim Radner

No Higher Human Authority

Monday, November 14, 2011

Catholic Voices
The Authority of General Convention: A Conversation
Part 2
By R. William Franklin

Conciliarism and Convention’s Authority

Monday, November 14, 2011

Catholic Voices
The Authority of General Convention: A Conversation
By R. William Franklin

‘Look at the Picture You Have’

Friday, November 11, 2011

By Douglas LeBlanc

Bishop Questions King’s College Chaplaincy

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Church and the Desert

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold, 25th presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, in an interview with Duke Divinity School’s Faith & Leadership:

Bede Parry Elaborates

Monday, November 7, 2011

From a statement posted on Patrick Marker’s Deception in Conception weblog:

Bede Parry Elaborates

Monday, November 7, 2011

“The psychological evaluation had determined that I had a proclivity to reoffend with minors. Abbot [Charles] Wright called Conception Abbey’s Abbot Gregory Polan with this information,” Bede Parry writes. “Abbot Polan would later share the information with Robert Stoeckig from the Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas, Episcopal Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and the human resources department at Mercy Ambulance in Las Vegas.”

Bp. Jacobus Declines to Approve Junctioning

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Rt. Rev. Russell E. Jacobus writes: “I have made the decision that it would be imprudent to try to bring the two dioceses together at this time with this uncertainty and division, and have determined to withhold my approval of the junctioning.”

Bp. Waldo: 'We Don't Like Being at War'

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

When the Rt. Rev. W. Andrew Waldo planned a trip to New York to hear his son play lead cello in a concert, he also made an appointment to visit Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori at the Episcopal Church Center.

Prayers Move Outside at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

St. Paul’s Cathedral stands as an iconic symbol of continuity amidst London’s ever-changing skyline. It has witnessed three centuries of social change, including two World Wars, which it survived unscathed. Not since Adolf Hitler’s blitz in 1942 has St. Paul’s been forced to close its doors.

PB Issues Pastoral Letter on Mideast Peace

Saturday, October 15, 2011

From the Episcopal Church’s Office of Public Affairs:
A Pastoral Letter on Israeli-Palestinian Peace
 On the holy mountain stands the city he has founded;