Archives for April 2013

Six months after Sandy, dioceses continue to aid community recovery

[Episcopal Relief & Development] Six months after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in the northeastern United States, washing over coastal barrier islands and causing an estimated $50 billion in wind and flood damage, the Episcopal dioceses of Easton, New Jersey, Newark, New York and Long Island are continuing to aid impacted communities and facilitate recovery efforts. Episcopal […]

Episcopal churches prepare for disaster, create community networks

Becoming ‘sanctuaries of hope’ in time of disaster

[Episcopal News Service] In the event of earthquake or fires or other disaster, Betsy Eddy will tweet an invitation to San Francisco’s Diamond Heights community, to come to St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church for food and resource information. It’s just one part of the church’s — and the neighborhood’s — disaster preparedness plan. It makes use […]

Six months after Sandy, Episcopalians find ministry in disaster

Evolving local needs mean evolving mission opportunities

[Episcopal News Service] When Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast of the United States six months ago, the so-called “Frankenstorm” gave some New Jersey Episcopalians new ways of understanding the biblical experiences of exile and Passover. The winter contingent of St. Elisabeth’s Chapel-by-the-Sea in Ortley Beach is in exile. Sandy swept the seasonal chapel off […]

Rapidísimas, Abril 26 de 2013

La crisis venezolana ya cuenta con 9 muertos y 75 heridos. Si la situación empeora se corre el riesgo de mayores derramamientos de sangre. A la hora del cierre de este noticiero (viernes a las 11:25 AM hora del Este) la población está en vilo esperando noticias. Es significativo el aumento del número de rumores, […]

Presiding bishop preaches at ‘climate revival’

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori preached the following sermon April 27 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Boston’s Copley Square, during a daylong Climate Revival –An Ecumenical Festival to Embolden the Renewal of Creation. The event included preaching, worship, prayers, and music in celebration of the splendor of creation, mourning of its desecration […]

Presiding bishop notifies North Carolina of successful consent process

Bishop-elect Hodges-Copple ordination and consecration set for June 15

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs — Press Release] The office of Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has notified the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina that Bishop-Elect Anne Hodges-Copple has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process. As outlined under Canon III.11.4 (a), the presiding bishop confirmed the receipt of consents […]

Video: St. Elisabeth’s looks to future after Sandy

[Episcopal News Service] Dennis Bellars, senior warden of St. Elisabeth’s Chapel-by-the-Sea in Ortley Beach, New Jersey, reflects on Hurricane Sandy and considers the future.

Los episcopales de la zona de Boston se reúnen para orar y para consolar a sus vecinos

[Episcopal News Service] Puede que todos no hayan podido llegar a sus iglesias, pero horas después de que el segundo de los dos sospechosos de los atentados de la Maratón de Boston fuera capturado el 19 de abril, los episcopales de la zona de Boston seguían dándose mutuas muestras de apoyo y ofreciéndoles solidaridad a […]

In Pennsylvania’s capital, a mission is reborn

[Diocese of Central Pennsylvania] Sometime this summer, St. Andrew’s in the City will become the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania’s newest mission. Founded as a mission more than a hundred years ago St. Andrew’s in the City rapidly grew into a parish in the thriving area of Allison Hill in Harrisburg. With movement out of the […]

Diocese of Chicago to share $10 million gift

Mutual fund founder endows center for church leaders, congregations

[Diocese of Chicago — Press Release] The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago announced April 25 that it will share a $10 million gift from Ab Nicholas and his wife, Nancy. Mr. Nicholas is the founder of Nicholas Company Inc., a Milwaukee-based investment advisory firm that manages the Nicholas mutual funds. The gift is the largest in […]