Archives for November 2015

Episcopalians in eastern SC name new cathedral at diocesan convention

[Episcopal Church in South Carolina press release] Episcopalians from across eastern South Carolina named a new cathedral, celebrated their connections to the wider church and adopted resolutions to work for racial reconciliation as they gathered for the 225th Annual Diocesan Convention of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina Nov. 13-14 at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church in Pawleys […]

St. James’ Elmhurst assists human trafficking victims

Borough of Queens cited as ‘a major entry point’

[Episcopal News Service] Daisy Benin, a 37-year-old mother, hasn’t seen her three children in more than seven-and-a-half years, since she left them in the care of her husband in the Philippines so that she could come to work cleaning hotel rooms in New York. Through the assistance of a Manila-based employment firm, Benin secured a […]

Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop Mary Glasspool moving to New York

[Episcopal News Service] Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop Suffragan Mary Glasspool will become an assistant bishop in the Diocese of New York next April. The two dioceses announced the change Nov. 14. Glasspool, 61, was elected bishop suffagran of Los Angeles on Dec. 4, 2009, and was consecrated on May 15, 2010, along with Bishop […]

Diocese of Northern Indiana announces five nominees for bishop

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana Nov. 15 announced a slate of five nominees to stand for the election as the eighth bishop of the diocese. The candidates are: The Rev. Canon Lynn Carter-Edmands, canon for formation and transition, Diocese of Southern Ohio The Rev. Canon Andrew T. Gerns, rector of Trinity […]

Diocese of the Dominican Republic notified of successful canonical consent process

Bishop Coadjutor-elect Quezada Mota ordination and consecration on Feb. 13

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, registrar of General Convention, have notified the Diocese of the Dominican Republic that Bishop Coadjutor-elect Moisés Quezada Mota has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process. Quezada was elected bishop coadjutor […]

George R. Sumner ordained as 7th bishop of Dallas diocese

[Episcopal Diocese of Dallas] George R. Sumner was ordained and consecrated the 7th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas on Nov. 14 in a ceremony that was both solemn and joyful as he officially became the next shepherd to lead 32,000 members in 70 churches. About 2,000 people filled the pews at the First United […]

Bexley Seabury seminary to operate from one site in Chicago

[Bexley Seabury press release] The Board of Directors of Bexley Seabury Seminary Federation (BSSF) has announced that beginning with the Fall 2016 term, the seminary will operate all programs — Anglican Studies, Master of Divinity, Doctor of Ministry, and Lifelong Learning — from one site, in Chicago. The change, recommended to the board by its […]

Maryland diocese welcomes Knudsen as assistant bishop

[Episcopal Diocese of Maryland — Baltimore] A special Choral Evensong at the Cathedral of the Incarnation here served as the official welcoming by the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland to the Rt. Rev. Chilton R. Knudsen as assistant bishop. “Chilton, Bishop in the Church of God, and as our assistant bishop, we welcome you to the […]

Eastern Oregon diocese announces 3 nominees for bishop

[Episcopal News Service] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon has announced a slate of three nominees to stand for the election as bishop of the diocese. The candidates are: The Rev. Patrick W. Bell, rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; The Rev. Jedediah Holdorph, rector of Trinity […]

Neel Lane appointed Episcopal Relief & Development board chair

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Daniel McNeel ‘Neel’ Lane, Jr. has been appointed the new chair of Episcopal Relief & Development’s Board of Directors, effective Nov. 1.  The appointment was made by the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, newly installed presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church, who transitions to the position of honorary chair.  […]