Archives for April 2015

May – August 2015 consecrations, elections and consents

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] In the next four months – May 1 to August 31 – The Episcopal Church will witness the consecrations of two bishops, the elections of two bishops, and the consent processes underway for three. Consecrations Two consecrations of two bishops are slated for May – August. May […]

Episcopal Church in Europe responds to acts of anti-Semitism

[Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe  press release] In an April 29 letter to Haim Korsia, Grand Rabbi of France, Bishop Pierre Whalon and the Very Rev. Lucinda Laird, dean of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Paris, expressed solidarity with the Jewish community in the face of growing anti-Semitism in France, and across […]

Nepali Anglicans among those killed in earthquake

[Anglican Diocese of Sydney] It’s been revealed hundreds of Christians died or were injured as the Nepal earthquake hit their churches, including an Anglican minister and 17 of his parishioners. In Nepal, Sunday is a work day so Christians normally attend church on their day off, which is Saturday. So many were in church when […]

Presiding Bishop, President of the House of Deputies offer details, preview elections

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has written to the House of Bishops and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings has written to the House of Deputies outlining details of elections and confirmations that will occur during General Convention. The 78th […]

NCC calls for justice, end to violence in Baltimore

[National Council of Churches] The National Council of Churches joins with the churches of Baltimore in grieving the loss of Freddie Gray. In the wake of his death and the violence that has followed, we call for sweeping changes to policing methods and procedures that will finally address the causes for the rage being expressed […]

School of Theology senior prizes announced

[School of Theology press release] On April 22, 2015, the School of Theology community gathered in the Chapel of the Apostles for a Eucharist in celebration of the upcoming commencement on May 8. At the luncheon following the service, the Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander, dean of the School of Theology, accompanied by the University […]

Weeping for Baltimore: A statement by Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton

[Episcopal Diocese of Maryland] Episcopal Diocese of Maryland Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton issued the following statement April 28. Jeremiah 29:4-7 Psalm 137:1-6 Luke 6:17-31 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Weep and pray for Baltimore.  Violence never works.  Ever. Today we need to mourn. The City of Baltimore in many of its parts is burning. […]

Supreme Court cases prelude to marriage debate at General Convention

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians who followed the April 28 U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments on whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to be married were no doubt looking ahead to the implications of the court’s eventual ruling for this summer’s General Convention. The Episcopal Church officially has advocated for equal treatment of lesbian, gay, […]

Se añade un candidato a la lista electoral para obispo coadjutor de la República Dominicana

[Episcopal News Service] El Comité Permanente de la Diócesis Episcopal de la República Dominicana ha dado a conocer un candidato adicional a postularse a la elección de obispo coadjutor. El Rdo. P. Salvador Patrick Ros Suárez, de 59 años, rector de la iglesia del Buen Pastor [Church of the Good Shepherd] en Rahway, Nueva Jersey, […]

Presiding Bishop restores David Bane to ordained ministry

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has restored the Rt. Rev. David Bane to ordained ministry in The Episcopal Church. As such, he returns to The Episcopal Church as a bishop and is a member of the House of Bishops. The Presiding Bishop took this action following […]