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January 9, 2009
A U.S. Episcopal priest and members of his international congregation at the Anglican-Episcopal church in Cairo, Egypt, will host an unprecedented gathering of Egyptian and Western artists in January to discuss the use of art as a bridge for intercultural and inter-religious dialogue.   Sponsored by the historic Church of St. John the Baptist/Maadi (St. John's Church), which serves the...
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December 2, 2008
Bulletin inserts from Episcopal Life Weekly for December 14 tell of St. Nicholas, the original Santa Claus; the third-century Bishop of Myra who became a symbol of generosity, goodwill and love for children to Christians throughout the ages. Bulletin inserts are available here.
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December 1, 2008
Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has recorded a video message to mark the 20th annual World AIDS day on December 1, 2008. The video, available here, sees the archbishop talk about the church's worldwide involvement in care and education surrounding HIV and AIDS, and calls for faith leaders to 'encourage and support' what is being done by listening to those who work on the front...
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October 24, 2008
Fingers are busy at the cathedral and in congregations throughout the Diocese of Arkansas. In a project designed to encourage a deeper relationship between each church, Trinity Cathedral in Little Rock, Arkansas, has launched "Project Kneeler." "We are stitching new needlepoint kneelers for the cathedral," said Rebecca Hubener of the cathedral's Needlepoint Guild, "...
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September 15, 2008
Episcopal Dioceses in Texas and Louisiana spent much of September 15 assessing damage wrought by Hurricane Ike and trying to help care for the storm's survivors. Episcopal parishes in the Houston-based Diocese of Texas reported no loss of life among their congregations. However, Texas Bishop Don Wimberly reported via video message posted on YouTube September 15 that "most congregations...
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September 12, 2008
The steps of London's historic Westminster Cathedral was the site where a gifted trio of Irish Roman Catholic priests signed a contract with Sony BMG for their first album set for U.S. release on RCA Victor Records on Nov. 18. The priests, comprised of two brothers, Eugene O' Hagan, 48, and Martin O' Hagan, 45, together with David Delargy, 44, commenced recording in Dublin, then moved...
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September 5, 2008
GOD SEEKERS Twenty Centuries of Christian Spiritualities By Richard H. Schmidt Eerdmans, 388 pp., $22 Spirituality is found only in the day-to-day lives of ordinary people, claims Richard Schmidt, an Episcopal priest, former editor of The Episcopalian and now editor and director of Forward Movement Publications. In an earlier book, Glorious Companions, he called our attention to the most...
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July 29, 2008
One of the most frequently visited areas on the Episcopal Church's website is Lesson Plans for Small Congregations. You can access it here. Here, parish educators will find sets of lesson plans that follow the Revised Common Lectionary for the entire year. There is a set of three lesson plans for each Sunday: one for young children, one for older children and one for adults. Each lesson...
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May 2, 2008
THE LIVING CHURCH Convictions of a Lifelong Pastor By John Stott IVP, 180 pp., $17 In The Living Church John Stott shares with his readers what he has learned. After serving as longtime rector of All Souls, London, Stott is both influential and well-known far beyond the Church of England. His many books, preaching and teaching and 60 years in urban ministry, as well as traveling and speaking...
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September 28, 2007
Mention solar energy and people often think of individual roof-mounted panels. Mention stained glass and people think of traditional windows in churches. Not too many people would think to combine them, but artist Sarah Hall has done this and more, with the first stained glass installation in North America to utilize solar cells. The stained glass is the central element of a wind tower that will...
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August 10, 2007
A dredge -- a large, hoary implement of rusted steel teeth and netting used to "harrow" crabs out of the depths of Chesapeake Bay -- sits at the base of the large pulpit just below the chancel steps of St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church in the heart of the Columbia Heights section of Washington, D.C. To the right and left stand other implements of crabbing: life vests,...
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June 8, 2007
Published in 1890, the first newsletter of the Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in Philadelphia's Chestnut Hill neighborhood devoted several paragraphs to thanking parishioners for needlepoint items they had created and donated to the church, which had held its inaugural service the previous year. The altar linens, stoles and pulpit hangings, designed to complement the church'...

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May 1, 2006
Thousands of immigrants, their families and advocates staged rallies around the nation in April in support of comprehensive immigration reform. Interfaith leaders were among those urging reform of the U.S. immigration system that would allow a substantial increase in the number of workers into the United States and offer a pathway to legal status for an estimated 11 million people who live here...
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March 1, 2005
A sliver of hope exists, but the moment must be seized, or the future for peace in the Middle East will remain dim, according to members of a National Council of Churches delegation who recently spent a week in Israel and the West Bank. At the invitation of the Middle East Council of Churches, the group, headed by NCC President and Christian Methodist Episcopal Bishop Thomas Hoyt Jr. and the Rev...
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December 1, 2008
Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has recorded a video message to mark the 20th annual World AIDS day on December 1, 2008. The video, available here, sees the archbishop talk about the church's worldwide involvement in care and education surrounding HIV and AIDS, and calls for faith leaders to 'encourage and support' what is being done by listening to those who work on the front...
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November 1, 2005
“I am the president of the Bank of America, and we are going to send you $100,000,” said the man on the other end of the phone. India Chumney, director of Communities in Schools in San Antonio, had been on the radio talking about the work of the Diocese of West Texas, Episcopal Relief and Development and her own organization. She had described the needs of children displaced by the...
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September 28, 2007
Mention solar energy and people often think of individual roof-mounted panels. Mention stained glass and people think of traditional windows in churches. Not too many people would think to combine them, but artist Sarah Hall has done this and more, with the first stained glass installation in North America to utilize solar cells. The stained glass is the central element of a wind tower that will...
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January 9, 2009
A U.S. Episcopal priest and members of his international congregation at the Anglican-Episcopal church in Cairo, Egypt, will host an unprecedented gathering of Egyptian and Western artists in January to discuss the use of art as a bridge for intercultural and inter-religious dialogue.   Sponsored by the historic Church of St. John the Baptist/Maadi (St. John's Church), which serves the...
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June 8, 2007
Published in 1890, the first newsletter of the Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in Philadelphia's Chestnut Hill neighborhood devoted several paragraphs to thanking parishioners for needlepoint items they had created and donated to the church, which had held its inaugural service the previous year. The altar linens, stoles and pulpit hangings, designed to complement the church'...
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May 1, 2006
Young Henry Parsley planned on becoming a lawyer when, in the midst of writing an essay for a scholarship, he realized that he was being pulled in another direction. Considering his upbringing, that was hardly surprising. “This church formed me as a Christian person from the earliest days of my life,” he said. “My father was chaplain at Vanderbilt University [Nashville, Tenn.]...
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July 1, 2005
“No one is naïve; this is not an easy pilgrim road,” said Mary Reath of Princeton, N.J., summing up six days in Rome with 11 fellow Episcopalians in pursuit of a means toward developing closer relations with the Roman Catholic Church . The group visited the Anglican Centre in Rome and met with its director, Bishop John Flack; received a briefing at the Pontifical Council for...
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May 21, 2002
The campus at the University of Wyoming will be transformed for six days in July when 1,400 youth of high school age congregate for the triennial Episcopal Youth Event (EYE). Young people from each of the church's nine provinces, who have worked with adult leaders in planning the event, say it will be a celebration that will inspire in youth a deeper faith in Christ and new commitment to...
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April 1, 2006
A new book by Barbara Hemphill is comforting the hearts and spirits of hurricane survivors. The author, who earned a degree in pastoral care and counseling at New Orleans’ Loyola University, wrote 40 meditations, brief poems and prayers that weave together people’s experiences of hurricanes with water-related Bible passages. The meditations are modeled on lectio divina, an ancient...
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October 1, 2005
As more than 1,500 emergency hygiene kits piled up in the hallway of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas, cooks in church kitchens throughout the Diocese of Texas gathered to prepare meals for Hurricane Katrina evacuees in shelters and motels along the highways from New Orleans to Houston. Episcopal churches partnered with local aid and ecumenical groups to provide specific needs...