Archives for October 2012

Fond du Lac Bishop Russell Jacobus announces intention to retire

[Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. Russell Jacobus, seventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac, has announced his intention to retire effective Oct. 31, 2013, according to a diocesan press release. He made the announcement at the conclusion of the diocese’s 138th annual convention, meeting Oct. 20 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He has […]

Reference panel recommends conciliation with 9 bishops

[Episcopal News Service] An Episcopal Church reference panel has apparently recommended seeking “conciliation” with nine bishops (five active and four retired) after two complaints were filed earlier this year about their involvement in property litigation in two dioceses. According to information circulating on some blogs, the reference panel unanimously decided that the complaints would proceed with […]

Pittsburgh ordains new bishop with pomp and a parable

[Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh] The Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh ordained its 8th diocesan bishop on Oct. 20 in a ceremony of reverence and ritual that included a touch of comedic drama. Moments after the sermon, and just before the assembled bishops were to examine and ordain the Rev. Dorsey W. M. McConnell, attention turned to […]

Robert C. Wright ordained Atlanta’s 10th bishop

[Diocese of Atlanta] The ordination Oct. 13 of the 10th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta drew some 2,500 church members, clergy, bishops and choristers. The service was steeped in tradition, with chanting, anthems and Holy Communion. Held at the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College, the service featured a choir […]

Province 1 launches ‘Turn off the lights, for God’s sake’ campaign

[Province 1] Province 1 has launched an educational campaign encouraging energy reduction at the 675 churches in New England. “Turn off the lights, for God’s sake” supports a growing church-wide stewardship ministry as more and more Episcopalians care for God’s Creation by decreasing energy use and choosing renewable energy sources, according to a press release. […]

Court grants two Los Angeles properties to diocese, Episcopal Church

[The Episcopal News, Los Angeles] Final Judgments in favor of the Diocese of Los Angeles and the Episcopal Church in cases regarding Long Beach and North Hollywood property disputes have been entered by the Orange County Superior Court. “The judgments conclude the trial court portion of the cases and declare that the diocese holds the […]

Washington National Cathedral embraces Creation Care Year

Sleeth challenges unthical animal practices in St. Francis Day sermon

[Episcopal News Service, Washington, D.C.] Blessed Earth founder Dr. Matthew Sleeth kicked off a Creation Care series at Washington National Cathedral on Oct. 7 with a St. Francis’ Day sermon on caring for animals, reminding participants that not one sparrow falls from the sky without God noticing. Describing the manger scene of Christ’s nativity, Sleeth […]

‘Tithing with Trash’ cuts waste, turns hard-to-recycle rubbish into riches

[Episcopal News Service] Georgia Army National Guard Capt. Andrew Lane is a man on a mission. If it’s recyclable, “Captain PLaneT” aims to keep it out of the local landfill – and earn cash for his parish while he’s at it. Lane launched a Tithing with Trash program at St. Gregory the Great Episcopal Church […]

Jeff W. Fisher ordained and consecrated as Texas bishop suffragan

[Diocese of Texas] The Rev. Jeff W. Fisher, former rector of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Waco, Tex., was ordained and consecrated bishop in Tyler on Oct. 6 with a combined choir of 50 voices, brass and timpani. More than 350 attended the festival Eucharist in Caldwell Auditorium decorated with profuse arrangements of yellow roses, […]

NORTHERN MICHIGAN: Diocese finds its voice

[Hiawathaland/ Episcopal News Service] Access to health and dental care, elder care and educating young people topped the discussion during “Finding our Voice,” a one-day conference on issues affecting residents of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Marquette in mid-September. Sponsored by the Diocese of Northern Michigan’s Peace and Justice Committee, […]