Archives for May 2012

VIRGINIA: ‘Continuing congregations’ turn focus to future

[Episcopal News Service] The past weeks have been a time of transition for the Diocese of Virginia. Congregations that have worshiped away from their home churches for more than five years have made joyful homecomings to their church buildings. The entire diocese has joined in celebrating these returns, all while entering into a discernment process […]

Los Angeles Bishop Bruno says leukemia is in remission

[Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles] Bishop J. Jon Bruno of Los Angeles has announced that his doctors have declared his acute monocytic leukemia is in full remission, and that they hope for a complete recovery. Bruno made the announcement May 24 in a letter sent to the diocesan community (full text is here). “My physician […]

Ogé Beauvoir becomes Haiti’s bishop suffragan

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Canon Ogé Beauvoir, dean of the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Port-au-Prince, became the Diocese of Haiti‘s first bishop suffragan May 22 during a service in the diocese’s open-air cathedral. Beauvoir was elected Nov. 25 on the second ballot with 68 lay votes and 25 priest votes. The election took place […]

Liturgical scholar, teacher Leonel Mitchell dies

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Canon Leonel Mitchell, whose words echo at every Baptism held in an Episcopal church, died May 23 after a short illness. Mitchell, 81, drafted the Thanksgiving over the Water prayer for the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, restoring what one commentator called “allusions” to “the primary biblical archetypes” that previous […]

Lexington diocese announces slate of five nominees for next bishop

[Diocese of Lexington] The standing, nominating, and transition committees of the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington on May 21 announced a slate of five candidates for seventh bishop of the diocese: The Rev. Ronald Abrams, rector, St. James Parish, Wilmington, North Carolina (Diocese of East Carolina); The Very Rev. Douglas Hahn, rector, St. Thomas, Columbus, Georgia, […]

In Connecticut, Barbara Campbell named first ‘Diocesan Poet’

[Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut] Barbara Campbell of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in New Britain has been invited by the bishops in the Diocese of Connecticut to be the first “Diocesan Poet.” But don’t think of this as some stuffy, distant appointment. “We invited Barbara to tap into our inner poet and claim a creative expression […]

Burgess Carr, former All Africa Council leader, dies at 76

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Burgess Carr, a Liberian-born priest who in the late 1980s served as the Episcopal Church’s partnership officer for Africa and who for seven years in the 1970s headed the All Africa Council of Churches (AACC), died May 14 in his sleep, according to an announcement from St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church […]

Thomas Logan, eldest serving African-American priest, dies at 100

[Episcopal News Service] Services will be held May 11 and 12 for the Rev. Canon Thomas Wilson Stearly Logan, Sr., 100, associate priest of the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, Philadelphia, who died May 2. The eldest serving African American priest in the Episcopal Church, Logan was a civil rights pioneer and a long-term […]

Diocese of Vermont dedicates 35-panel solar installation

[Diocese of Vermont] As thirty-five solar panels turned into position behind him to face the morning sun, Bishop Thomas Ely, Bishop dedicated the new solar installation on the Diocese of Vermont’s property at Rock Point in Burlington, to the glory of God and “in thanksgiving for the goodness of all creation.” Environmentalist Bill McKibben, Congressman […]

New life, light for Tiffany windows

  [Diocese of Southern Ohio] Four rare Tiffany stained glass windows have a new home: the Cincinnati Art Museum will unveil them this month as part of a new and permanent exhibit. The windows, badly in need of repair and conservation, were removed in 2010 from the former St. Michaels & All Angels church in […]