Archives for February 2015

RIP: Malcolm Boyd, activist-writer priest, dies at 91

Boyd's ordained ministry spanned 60 years

[The Episcopal News — Los Angeles] The Rev. Canon Malcolm Boyd – whose human rights advocacy shaped most of his 30 books including the 1965 best-seller Are You Running with Me, Jesus? – died February 27 in Los Angeles while receiving private hospice care. Severe complications of pneumonia caused Boyd’s death at age 91, said […]

Central Gulf Coast diocese elects James Russell Kendrick as bishop

[Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast] The Rev. James Russell Kendrick, rector of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Birmingham, Alabama, was elected as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast on Feb. 21, pending the required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of The Episcopal Church. […]

Washington National Cathedral Phase I earthquake repairs completed

[Washington National Cathedral] Washington National Cathedral has announced the completion of Phase I repairs in its ongoing earthquake restoration work. The August 2011 magnitude-5.8 earthquake shook the cathedral and caused approximately $32 million in damage. The seismic event rotated pinnacles, cracked mortar, chipped and cracked limestone, and briefly took flying buttresses out of compression. Following […]

Brooklyn church art exhibit features fresh take on Stations of the Cross

[The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew] To mark the season of Lent, The Episcopal Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew has invited 14 Brooklyn artists to contribute innovative works for a “stations of the cross” exhibit. The tradition of walking the 14 stations of the cross, which portray the events leading to […]

Massachusetts: Young adult communities get ‘Intent’ this Lent

[Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts] Young adults from several worshiping communities in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts are inviting one another into Lent this year with a daily dose of their own art, poetry, stories, photography, music and maybe even a cartoon or two. And because these devotions are digital, anyone can sign up to receive […]

Fort Worth: Endowment complete for Hulsey Chair in Episcopal Studies

[Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth press release] Brite Divinity School, located at Texas Christian University, and the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth have announced the completion of a $2.5 million endowment for a faculty chair: The Right Reverend Sam B. Hulsey Chair in Episcopal Studies. Hulsey is the retired bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of […]

Georgia activists ask for end to executions of intellectually disabled

Diocese of Atlanta joins other death-penalty opponents lobbying legislators

[Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta] Death penalty opponents this week asked lawmakers to bring Georgia into line with all other states for how the state determines whether death row inmates are intellectually disabled. When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2002 that it is unconstitutional to execute people with intellectual disabilities Georgia was first to establish […]

Cornelia Eaton ordained priest in Navajoland

[Episcopal News Service] In a liturgy that combined Anglican and Navajo traditions, the Rev. Canon Cornelia Eaton was ordained priest in the Episcopal Church. She serves as canon to the ordinary for Navajoland Bishop David Bailey, who ordained her. The service took place Feb. 7 at All Saints Church in Farmington, New Mexico, where her […]

Maryland bishop suffragan faces more charges in fatal accident

[Episcopal News Service] A Baltimore grand jury has indicted Episcopal Diocese of Maryland Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook on 13 counts for allegedly causing the Dec. 27 car-bicycle accident that killed Thomas Palermo. Five of the charges listed in the indictment handed down Feb. 4 by a Baltimore City grand jury come in addition to those Cook […]

Texas: Eldest son arrested in murders of vicar, wife and child

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] The eldest son of the Rev. Israel Ahimbisibwe, Isaac Tiharihondi, was arrested in Mississippi and has been charged with two counts of capital murder, according to media reports. Ahimbisibwe, his wife Dorcas and five-year-old son Jay were found dead in their west Houston apartment on Feb. 2 after they failed to […]