Archives for July 2013

Washington National Cathedral vandalized with green paint

Editors’ note: Updated at 9:30 a.m. EDT July 30 to add details about suspect. [Episcopal News Service] One or more people splashed green paint the afternoon of July 29 in Washington National Cathedral’s historic Bethlehem Chapel. The paint was still wet when staff discovered it on the chapel’s organ console and casework, leaving officials to believe […]

Texas: Missionpalooza brings hope to Bastrop County

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Every summer, Missionpalooza sends youth from around the Episcopal Diocese of Texas on a common mission trip. This year, the group of 185 youth made a repeat trip to Bastrop County, Texas where a devastating fire destroyed more than 1600 homes in 2011. The youth participated in many projects throughout the […]

Fond du Lac bishop candidates announced

[Diocese of Fond du Lac] The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Fond du Lac has announced July 26 a slate of 3 candidates for election as their next bishop. Your prayers are asked for the candidates, the diocese and for the working of the Holy Spirit through the electing process. The three candidates are: The […]

Mark Allen Bourlakas ordained as Southwestern Virginia bishop

[Diocese of Southwestern Virginia] The ordination of the Very Rev. Mark Allen Bourlakas as sixth bishop of the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia brought together nearly 1,200 people from as far away as England and Sudan the morning of July 20, 2013. The service took place at the Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre in downtown Roanoke. Bourlakas […]

Diocese of Bethlehem bishop to turn over his authority Aug. 1

[Episcopal News Service] Diocese of Bethlehem Bishop Paul V. Marshall announced July 19 that he would retire at the end of this year. In a letter to the diocesan Standing Committee, he said that he would turn over ecclesiastical authority for the diocese to the Standing Committee on Aug. 1, at which time he will […]

Houston Cathedral hosts Friends of Iman Interfaith Iftaar

View the photo gallery [Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Christ Church Cathedral in Houston hosted an interfaith Iftaar on July 11, presented by the Friends of Iman, a group of young adults who organize education and interfaith activities in memory of Iman Haq, a young Muslim woman who died two years ago at the age of […]

Puerto Rico diocese names four nominees for bishop

[Episcopal News Service] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Puerto Rico has announced a slate of four nominees to run for election as the next bishop. They are: The Rev. José A. Peña Muñoz, Diocese of Puerto Rico The Rev. P. Rosalí Fernández-Pola, Diocese of Puerto Rico The Rev. Luis F. Padilla, Diocese of Puerto […]

RIP: Former Southern Ohio Bishop William Grant Black

The Rt. Rev. William Grant Black, the seventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio, died on July 7 of complications from Parkinson’s Disease. He was 93. Black was the son and grandson of Free Methodist (Wesleyan) ministers in the Southern Indiana/Central Illinois circuit. Born on his parents kitchen table in Muncie, Indiana, April […]

Arizona: Prayer service held for fallen firefighters

[St. Luke’s Episcopal Church] The 19 fallen Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters were honored Tuesday, July 2, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Prescott, Arizona. The Paul Crowell Memorial Chapel was nearly filled to capacity with 54 people attending the moving service. Led by the Rev. Mark Moline, rector, the Rev. Richard Lassiter, assisting priest, and […]

Houston: Mission close to home

Cathedral Urban Service Experience

[Diocese of Texas] When Christ Church Cathedral Youth Minister Jeremy Bradley decided to schedule a mission trip for fifth graders, he knew that the Cathedral Urban Service Experience (CUSE) was as good an opportunity as any. CUSE is a Cathedral program in Houston that accommodates youth groups from churches as far away as Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and “provides opportunities to […]