Archives for January 2016

Five people nominated to become next bishop of Pennsylvania

[Episcopal News Service] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania has announced a five-person slate of nominations for the next diocesan bishop. The candidates are: The Rev. W. Frank Allen, rector, St. David’s Episcopal Church, Wayne, Pennsylvania, Diocese of Pennsylvania; The Rev. Daniel G.P. Gutierrez, canon to the ordinary, chief operating officer and […]

RIP: Former Quincy Bishop Donald Parsons

[Nashotah House Theological Seminary] Bishop Donald James Parsons, 13th dean and president and professor of New Testament at Nashotah House Theological Seminary, died on January 4, 2016. He was 93. He was born on March 28, 1922 ,in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Temple University before matriculating at Philadelphia Divinity School, where he earned a ThB, a ThM, […]

On the Primates Meeting: A Letter from the House of Deputies President

[House of Deputies] The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the Episcopal Church’s House of Deputies, sent the following letter to deputies and alternate deputies concerning the actions taken by the Primates Meeting to impose consequences on the church for its actions on same-sex marriage. January 15, 2016 Dear Deputies and Alternate Deputies: Many of […]

South Carolina: Charles vonRosenberg to retire as provisional bishop

[The Episcopal Church in South Carolina press release] The Rt. Rev. Charles G. vonRosenberg has announced he will retire as provisional bishop of the Episcopal Church in South Carolina this summer after more than three years leading Episcopalians in eastern South Carolina. In a Jan. 14 letter to the people of the diocese, the bishop […]