Archives for May 2014

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. […]

Retired New York Vicar Bishop Don Taylor dies at 77

[Episcopal Diocese of New York] Announcing the death of retired Vicar Bishop of New York, the Rt. Rev. E. Don Taylor, Bishop Andy Dietsche wrote: Bishop Taylor suffered a stroke in February and had pursued faithfully a long and difficult process towards recovery. This past week, however, his body began to fail, and he was […]

Sharing Faith Dinners inspires thousands across the country

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Thousands of Episcopalians across the United States gathered in homes, restaurants and churches last Thursday, May 15, to share a meal and share stories of their faith. In the third year of Sharing Faith Dinners, the Dioceses of West Texas, Fort Worth, Northwest Texas, North Carolina and a few individual churches across […]

New York diocese ordains Allen K. Shin as bishop suffragan

[Episcopal Diocese of New York] The Rev. Allen K. Shin was ordained and consecrated as bishop suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of New York on May 19 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The chief consecrator was Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. Co-consecrating bishops included the 16th Bishop of New York, Andrew M. […]

East Carolina diocese elects Robert Skirving as bishop

[Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina] The Rev. Robert Skirving, rector of St. John’s Church in Midland, Michigan, was elected as the 8th bishop of the Diocese of East Carolina on May 17, pending the required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of the Episcopal Church. Skirving was elected on the […]

Calif. court’s preliminary decision: return 27 properties to Episcopalians

Former diocesan headquarters, campgrounds and investment trust included

[Episcopal News Service] In a preliminary decision, a California court has ordered the return of 27 properties held by a breakaway group to the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin and has said that dioceses cannot opt to leave the Episcopal Church. St. James Cathedral, the former diocesan offices, the Episcopal Camp and Conference Center near […]

California diocese’s first eco-confirmation hailed a success

[Episcopal Diocese of California] On Saturday, May 10, the Diocese of California held its first-ever Eco-Confirmation at St. Dorothy’s Rest in Camp Meeker, California. The confirmation took place with the annual Woods to Waves health camps fundraiser hike at St. Dorothy’s. Two people renewed their baptismal vows, one person was received into The Episcopal Church, […]

Joyous celebration of Frances Perkins’ feast day from Maine to D.C.

[Episcopal News Service] In her many different roles as public servant but especially as secretary of labor in Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s cabinet, Frances Perkins exemplified these words, working steadfastly and ceaselessly to ensure that the poor and needy in our land “be maintained in health and decency.” “Like Jesus who fed the multitudes rather than […]

Hundreds gather to be ‘Enthusiastically Episcopalian in South Carolina’

[The Episcopal Church in South Carolina] More than 300 people came up a road lined with Episcopal flags to worship, pray, give thanks and plan for the future of their diocese with each other and with help from leaders from across The Episcopal Church at the “Enthusiastically Episcopalian in South Carolina” Conference on May 3 […]