Archives for May 2014

African, North American bishops claim ‘foundational call as reconcilers’

[Episcopal News Service] Two-dozen bishops from Africa and North America have renewed their pledge to reconciliation in the Anglican Communion and to walking together as a family despite deep cultural and theological differences. The fifth Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue was held May 22-25 in Coventry, England, and for the first time included four […]

One pastor, two faith traditions

Ecumenical solution for Epiphany Church in Wilbraham

[Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts] Beginning this Sunday, June 1, the Rev. Nathaniel Anderson, of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Wilbraham, will preside at neighboring Epiphany Episcopal www.epiphanyma.org as well. As the cost of a full-time rector became prohibitive, the community at Epiphany decided to make a change – a big, bold change which […]

Retired Bishop Daniel L. Swenson dies

[Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. Daniel L. Swenson, eighth bishop of Vermont, died May 24. A private service with his family took place May 29 (Ascension Day) in Northfield, Minnesota. Swenson leaves behind family and countless friends whose hearts and lives have been warmed by his friendship and laughter. Following Swenson’s ordination in the Episcopal Church […]

Santa Barbara: ‘Resilience in the face of violence’

Episcopalians join memorial services, vigils to honor victims

[Diocese of Los Angeles Episcopal News] Southland Episcopalians from Santa Barbara to Irvine were among thousands who gathered May 27 to remember and to honor six college students who were killed and 13 others who were injured during a deadly May 23 rampage in Isla Vista. The Rev. Nicole Janelle, vicar and chaplain of St. […]

Welby joins calls for protection of Pakistan’s Christians

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has said the Christians of Pakistan are a people under siege and joined calls for their churches to be protected and for them to be able to worship in safety. “Freedom of worship is a universal human right around the world, and all countries need to pay attention […]

Anglican Bishops in Dialogue issue testimony

A Testimony of Our Journey toward Reconciliation

A Testimony of Our Journey toward Reconciliation For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:12 The fifth Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue took place in […]

Rapidísimas

La visita del papa Francisco al Medio Oriente ha sido considerada como un gran éxito espiritual, ecuménico y diplomático. La prensa le ha dedicado gran espacio. Demos gracias a Dios por su ministerio. En México el vocero de la arquidiócesis, Hugo Valdemar, dijo “México es cristiano, es un país que ama a la familia, es […]

Video: Historic New Jersey church honors deceased veterans

Memorial Day service begins with French and Indian War soldier

[Episcopal News Service – Shrewsbury, New Jersey] History always hovers around Christ Church, standing on the Historic Four Corners intersection here. But, the past is especially present on the Sunday of every Memorial Day weekend. Parishioners and visitors gather that day at 11 a.m. in the churchyard that surrounds the church to hear the names […]

Dallas Bishop James Stanton: A legacy of strength and inspiration

[Episcopal Diocese of Dallas] Leadership, intellect and strategy — that’s the hallmark of much-loved Bishop James Monte Stanton who is retiring from the Diocese of Dallas after 21 years. Despite facing doctrinal disagreement and changing demographics, his robust legacy leaves behind a healthy, vibrant diocese for the next generation of leaders. “It’s important to have […]

Archbishop Welby receives a warm welcome in Pakistan

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Justin Welby has received a warm welcome from the Church of Pakistan on the first day of his visit there. Accompanied by his wife Caroline and two staff members, Archbishop Welby spent time with the Church’s bishop, their spouses and other members of the Church. He met Governor of Punjab […]