Archives for December 2013

Con los presos y sus familias en la Navidad

[Episcopal News Service] Esta es la estación para alegrarse en la fiesta de Navidad de New Hope Oklahoma, el 21 de diciembre, a la que asistieron cientos de niños que tienen padres en la cárcel y que tuvo lugar en la iglesia episcopal de La Trinidad [Trinity Episcopal Church] en Tulsa. Michelle Young empezó a […]

Archbishop of Canterbury’s Christmas sermon

[Anglican Communion News Service] Isaiah looks forward to God rescuing His people, instantly recognisable, leading them in victory. Hebrews looks back at the great line of prophets and says this arrival is the climax to the whole of history. John starts with those words that send shudders up the spine, consciously echoing Genesis, “in the […]

Los nacimientos, vivientes o de otra clase, cuentan la historia de la navidad

[Episcopal News Service] A Benjamín de León no lo sorprendió tanto el burro —en el nacimiento viviente de la iglesia de La Gracia [Grace Church]— como la llama. “Fue muy divertido e interesante porque uno estaba ahí afuera en un pequeño establo, y había un burro y una llama, indudablemente algunos animales”, recordaba de León, […]

Utah bishop on court’s lifting the ban on same-sex marriage

[Episcopal Diocese of Utah] As the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah, I rejoice that U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby has struck down Utah’s Amendment 3.  All people should have the right to due process and equal protection enshrined in the 14th Amendment. Gay and lesbian people are human beings with hopes, dreams, and […]

Rapidísimas

Un hecho inédito ha tenido lugar en San Isidro, una de las comunidades que forman el Gran Buenos Aires. La diócesis católica romana local ha pedido disculpas públicas a las víctimas de abusos sexuales cometidos por el sacerdote José Mercau y ha dicho que dichas víctimas serán compensadas. El clérigo se encuentra cumpliendo una condena […]

De regreso a su iglesia para… el cuarto domingo de Adviento

Seriamente afectada por el huracán Sandy, la congregación de ‘Todos los Santos en el Exilio’ se dispone a volver

[Episcopal News Service] Luego de más de un año en el exilio, los miembros de la iglesia episcopal de Todos los Santos [All Saints’ Episcopal Church] en Bay Head, Nueva Jersey, estarán de regreso a su santuario para la Navidad. Concretamente, los feligreses de la iglesia que el huracán Sandy inundó el 29 de octubre […]

Lights, camera and action: Bringing the gospel to life

I have long admired the movie-making ministry of St. Paul’s, Auckland in New Zealand. Each year I eagerly await their annual Christmas video. This year I got tired of waiting so I let my admiration finally prompt me into action, emulating their work in my own parish. Watching the fun these New Zealand children have […]

Creches and nativities, living or otherwise, tell the Christmas story

[Episcopal News Service] It wasn’t so much the donkey in Grace Church’s living Nativity scene that surprised Benjamin de Leon, as the llama. “It was great fun, interesting because you’re outside in a little manger. There was a donkey there, and a llama, definitely some animals,” recalled de Leon, 41, who served as Joseph a […]

Church programs create network of support for Haiyan response

Power of Partnerships – December 2013

[Episcopal Relief and Development] Around Tacloban, in the central Philippines, there is a wide swath of destruction where homes once lined the coast.  On November 8, Super Typhoon Haiyan shattered lives and livelihoods, leaving piles of debris everywhere.  Large international first-response agencies have been on the ground, doing what they do best – setting up central […]

Survey asks for input on Church Center location

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release]  The Executive Council Subcommittee on the Location of the Episcopal Church Center has issued a survey and is inviting Episcopalians to offer their input. The survey is available here. As stated in the survey:  In 2012, the General Convention expressed its desire that the Episcopal Church Center […]