Archives for November 2011

Observe Advent, Christmas through Episcopal Church social media

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Episcopal Church Office of Communications is offering myriad avenues to enjoy, share, and actively participate in observing Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. Starting on the first day of Advent – Sunday November 27 – the Episcopal Church Facebook and Twitter features special Advent and Christmas elements: conversation-starting inquiries, a […]

Observing Advent ‘IRL’ and online

[Episcopal News Service] I love Advent, but that was not always the case. I guess I had to grow into it. And that happened about 20 years ago when I heard a sermon at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Washington, DC. Parishioners were invited to take a printed card with these words: Slow down. Quiet. […]

Advent Chapel: An Oasis of Calm in a Hectic Mall

[Anglican Diocese of Montreal] Young Anglican clergy plan a pressure-free oasis in a downtown mall The Christmas music is blaring, the coloured lights are blinking, and all around you people are rushing to get their shopping done for the holidays. You’re stressed, you’re tired, you’re cranky, and completely overwhelmed by a long list of “to […]

Video: Advent Lessons & Carols from Washington National Cathedral

[Washington National Cathedral] At the beginning of Advent, a season of quiet expectation, a service of Lessons and Carols features Cathedral Voices and the Cathedral Choir of Men and Girls; the Rev. Canon Mary Sulerud, officiant. In preparation for the great feast of Christ’s incarnation, come gather to hear the poetry of the ancient prophets […]

Tutu, Makgoba challenge governments on climate change

[Episcopal News Service] Governments must act to ensure that the health, livelihoods, security and existence of all people are not threatened by climate change, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town told the “We Have Faith – Act Now for Climate Justice” rally, at King’s Park Stadium, Durban, on Nov. 27. The rally was held as […]

Canterbury releases video message on climate change

[Episcopal News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has released a video message of support at a multifaith climate change rally and concert on Nov. 27 in Durban, hosted by Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town Desmond Tutu. The rally was held on the eve of the COP 17 United Nations Climate Change Conference 2011 in […]

Church Mission Society seeks new leader

[ACNS] The historic Anglican mission agency CMS (Church Mission Society) has appealed to its community to pray for the recruitment process for a new executive director following the appointment of the organization’s community leader, the Rev. Canon Tim Dakin, as bishop of the Church of England’s Diocese of Winchester. Writing to CMS members, Martyn Snow, […]

Canada: Podcast series explores Advent’s potential

[Anglican Church of Canada] The Anglican Church of Canada is offering a free podcast series this Advent to deepen people’s spiritual experience during the busy pre-Christmas season. Called “Welcoming Christ,” this series of five podcasts unfolds the beautiful potential of the Advent season — its enchantment, faith and love. Brother David Bryan Hoopes, OHC, who wrote the […]


[Episcopal News Service] El movimiento contra la avaricia corporativa ha tomado más fuerza de lo que los observadores predijeron cuando comenzó hace más de dos meses. El movimiento se ha extendido por gran número de ciudades de Estados Unidos, América Latina y Europa. En muchos casos la policía se ha hecho “de la vista gorda” […]

Expecting the Word: A Words Matter Advent Daily Devotional

[Office for Young Adult and Campus Ministries] Words Matter is an ecumenical effort to expand the language we use to talk about God with an orientation toward justice and a broader vision of the divine present in all people. Download this resource to enjoy its stories, scripture and moving images each day of the season. […]