Archives for 2014

Video: Love in a Box brings Christmas joy to Europe’s children in need

[Episcopal News Service] For many orphans and disadvantaged children throughout Europe, being able to open a gift on Christmas Day is merely a dream. Love in a Box, a ministry of the American Cathedral in Paris, is committed to changing that reality. For more than a decade, the ministry has helped to put a smile […]

Video: Mozambique partnership addresses malaria, intense flooding

[Episcopal News Service] With picture postcard landscapes, rich agricultural possibilities, and a people committed to a sustainable future, Mozambique is a place of great beauty and potential. But intense seasonal flooding, periodic droughts and the burden of malaria and other communicable diseases continue to bring suffering to much of the population. Responding to these crises […]

Video: Saint Thomas boys’ choir school

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] In the middle of New York City, young boys attend one of the few remaining professional choir schools in the world. They live, attend school and learn some of the most difficult, beautiful music ever written in the Episcopal/Anglican cathedral choir tradition. They are ordinary boys with extraordinary […]

Video: The pilgrims of the Episcopal Church in Okatie

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church in Okatie, which recently became an official mission of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina, is on a journey of renewal which began on a dock.

Video: Missionary in Romania embraces social, ecumenical role

Episcopal-Orthodox partnership deepened through common mission

[Episcopal News Service, Huși, Romania] The Rev. Dorothee Hahn is well into her third year as an Episcopal Church missionary in Romania. The former lawyer from Germany is committed to supporting struggling families and otherwise walking alongside the rural community in Huși, near Iași. A priest in the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, Hahn’s […]

Video: Fostering sustainable livelihoods in Mozambique

[Episcopal News Service] In a remote region of Mozambique’s Gaza Province, a brickmaking project is transforming the community. It’s one example of how the partnership between Episcopal Relief & Development and the Anglican Diocese of Lebombo, using Asset-Based Community Development methodology, is empowering remote communities in Mozambique. Community members are able to build their own […]

Video: Pakistan’s Christians: Persecuted yet steadfast in faith

[Episcopal News Service] One year ago today (on Sept. 22, 2013) two suicide bombers targeted All Saints Anglican Church in Peshawar at the end of a Sunday worship service, killing 127 people and injuring 170. Many of the victims were women and children. Bishop Samuel Azariah of the Diocese of Raiwind, moderator of the Church […]

Video: Escaping persecution, Iraqi Christians find new lives in Paris

[Episcopal News Service] ENS produced the following video in June 2013 about the persecution of Iraqi Christians and the Episcopal Church’s role in helping them to resettle in France. Although at the time the French government had closed its doors to Iraqi refugees, it has recently announced it is ready to offer asylum again to […]

Philadelphia 11 reflections: Church still learning from ordinations

Fredrica Harris Thompsett says 'look back with joy', see changes still needed

[Episcopal News Service –Phoenix, Arizona] Fredrica Harris Thompsett, the Mary Wolfe Professor Emerita of Historical Theology at the Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, reflects on the lessons taught to the church by the ordinations of the Philadelphia 11 40 years ago on July 29, 1974. She was the keynote speaker at a symposium […]

Video: 40 Years Ordained – 2,000 Years in Ministry sermon

Presiding Bishop preaches during Holy Eucharist celebrating first ordinations

[Episcopal News Service — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]  Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori preaches the sermon during the July 26 celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Philadelphia 11 ordinations. the celebration took place at the Church of the Advocate, the North Philadelphia church where the ordinations were held on July 29, 19774. Video: Episcopal […]