Archives for April 2012

Los Angeles diocesan bishop diagnosed with leukemia

[Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles] The diocesan community stands in prayer with Bishop J. Jon Bruno who on April 26 received a diagnosis of acute monocytic leukemia. He will begin treatment immediately. Bishop Bruno has issued a statement to the diocesan community. The full text is below. ______________________________________________________________________________ April 26, 2012 My dear friends, As […]

Texas bishop announces plan to navigate proposed blessings rite

[Diocese of Texas] Diocese of Texas Bishop C. Andrew Doyle announced April 24 at a special meeting of diocesan clergy his response to the possible approval at this summer’s General Convention of an authorized rite for the blessing of same-gender relationships. Doyle outlined his plan to help unify the Diocese of Texas, addressing both liberal and […]

NORTH CAROLINA: Diocesan bishops sign joint statement against ‘Amendment One’

[Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina] The three diocesan bishops of the Episcopal Church in North Carolina on April 19  issued a letter to Episcopal clergy across the state outlining their opposition  to Amendment One. Amendment One, also known as the “marriage amendment,” is a  proposed constitutional amendment that will be on the ballot in North Carolina […]

Western Massachusetts announces candidates for 9th bishop

[Diocese of Western Massachusetts] The search, transition, and standing committees of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts on April 19 announced a slate of five candidates for ninth bishop of the diocese: The Very Rev. Richard A. Demarest, 55, dean, St. Michael’s Cathedral, Boise, Idaho (Diocese of Idaho) The Rev. Dr. Douglas John Fisher, 57, […]

Meeting with presiding bishop highlights Arizona’s Jubilee ministries

[Diocese of Arizona] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori attended a gathering of the Arizona Jubilee Ministry Centers assembled at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Tucson on April 12. Episcopal Community Services and the Jubilee officer sponsored the gathering to network and showcase a variety of ministries for Jefferts Schori, Bishop Kirk Smith of Arizona, and […]

FLORIDA: Mandi’s Chapel named top religious building by AIA

St. Paul's by-the-Sea, Jacksonville Beach, second of top five Florida buildings

[Diocese of Florida] Mandi’s Chapel, the cherished centerpiece of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida’s Camp Weed & Cerveny Conference Center, has been recognized by the Florida Chapter of The American Institute of Architects, AIA Florida. Given in memory of Mandi Petway by her parents, Betty and Tom Petway, Mandi’s Chapel has been named the top […]

LONG ISLAND: Former Bishop Suffragan Martin dies at 99

[Episcopal News Service] Former Episcopal Diocese of Long Island Bishop Suffragan Richard Beamon Martin, 99, of Brooklyn, New York, died April 11 at the Bishop Henry B. Hucles Episcopal Nursing Home in Brooklyn. Martin served as bishop suffragan from 1967 to 1974. Ordained to the priesthood in February 1943, he served congregations in Virginia, South […]

In Texas, first rebuilt home dedicated after Bastrop County fires

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] On Holy Saturday, the first house completely built and funded by the Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team (BCLTRT) was dedicated. It will belong to Hilary Shepherd and her daughter Jessica. All those who had been involved with rebuilding took part at a service of dedication. “It was truly a wonderful […]

Former General Seminary dean James Corner Fenhagen dies at 82

Story updated April 11 to reflect change in committal service. [Episcopal News Service] A funeral service was held April 9 at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church for the Rev. James Corner Fenhagen, 82, who died at Tidelands Community Hospice in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, on April 5. A second public memorial service is planned […]

TEXAS: Two local clergy to stand for bishop suffragan election

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Two nominations for bishop suffragan for the eastern region of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas were announced on April. 2, following the Standing Committee’s preliminary background checks. The Rev. Beth J. Fain, rector of St. Mary’s, Cypress, and the Rev. Jeff W. Fisher, rector of St. Alban’s, Waco, will stand for […]