Archives for January 2013

Georgia: Diocese offers video Stations of the Cross

[Episcopal Diocese of Georgia] Human suffering is ubiquitous. What makes Jesus’ death on the cross unique is not what humans did to Jesus, but that God responded with love to hate and with life to death. The Diocese of Georgia is offering video Stations of the Cross that use film of more recent examples of […]

Canada: Lent studies from around the church

[Anglican Journal] What are you doing for Lent? As this reflective season approaches, the General Synod web team has culled some of its favorite online Lent resources from church partners. Browse below to see what might work for your personal or parish meditations. Marks of Mission study: Diocese of Montreal A five-week study that guides […]

Lent Madness 2013 tip-off set

Fourth annual “saintly smackdown” begins day after Ash Wednesday

[Forward Movement] What do you get when you combine a love of sports with a love of saints? Lent Madness, of course. A year after this unique online devotion went viral — with mentions in Sports Illustrated, the Washington Post, and many other media outlets, Lent Madness is back. Based loosely on the wildly popular […]

CREDO offers ‘Feeding and Fasting’

[CREDO] We celebrate a holy Lent both by taking on those disciplines that bring us closer to God, and shedding those indulgences, habits, and practices that steal our attention. There becomes during this liturgical season a holy interplay between feeding and fasting. Seems ironic, we sometimes are fed only by fasting – by denying ourselves […]

SSJE brothers offer daily Lenten video series

[The Society of St. John the Evangelist] This Lent, the Society of St. John the Evangelist has created a video series on prayer as a resource for you to share with your friends, colleagues, congregation, Bible study group, or to use for your own reflection. A short video from the series, Praying Our Lives, will […]

Los episcopales leales de Carolina del Sur se reúnen para planear su futuro

Los delegados eligen a sus líderes y cambian de nombre para cumplir con el mandato del tribunal

[Episcopal News Service – Charleston, Carolina del Sur] Reunidos en una ciudad a la que apodan la Ciudad Santa debido a la tolerancia religiosa de sus fundadores y en una iglesia que ha sobrevivido a la guerra de Secesión, a grandes tormentas y a un terremoto, los episcopales de Carolina del Sur se enfrentan a […]

Brooklyn parish undeterred by fire

Three-day hurricane-relief summit commences Feb. 1

[Episcopal News Service] It’s not quite a journey into the wilderness, but members of the Episcopal Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn will be leaving their sanctuary during Lent as the church undergoes repairs following a fire two days before Christmas. Investigators determined the early-morning fire was […]

San Diego bishop applauds Senate proposal for immigration reform

[Episcopal Diocese of San Diego] The Rt. Rev. James R. Mathes, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, welcomed today the bipartisan group of senators’ vision for comprehensive immigration reform. The plan includes provisions for smarter enforcement, a pathway to citizenship and the prioritization of family reunification. “We applaud our leaders for overcoming ideological […]

Updated Lesson Plans That Work now available online

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Press Release] The popular Lesson Plans That Work, an online resource from the Episcopal Church, has been updated and revised, now with three distinct tracts for younger and older children, and adults. Lesson Plans that work are available here or, part of the growing Episcopal Digital Network. “Lesson […]

Mozambique bishop urges action to prevent more flood suffering

[Anglican Communion News Service] A bishop in flood-hit Mozambique has warned of greater suffering if the flooding disaster that has displaced about 70,000 people is not properly addressed. Bishop Dinis Salomão Sengulane of Lebombo diocese in southern Mozambique said in a recent statement, “The situation is dramatic and it calls for our response if we […]