Archives for October 2016

New York bishop writes to diocese about Deborah Danner’s death

[Episcopal News Service] Bishop Andrew M.L. Dietsche has issued a letter to the people of the Diocese of New York concerning Episcopalian Debra Danner, a 66-year-old woman who struggled with mental illness and who was killed by a New York police sergeant during a confrontation in her Bronx apartment. Dietsche notes a service planned for […]

Episcopal Church Young Adult Service Corps: Applications accepted for 2017-2018 placements

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Young adults (21-30 years old) have an opportunity to transform their own lives while engaging mission and ministry in the Anglican Communion by joining the Young Adult Service Corps. Now, applications are available for 2017-2018 placements in the Young Adult Service Corps, commonly known as YASC. Currently, YASCers […]

Episcopal, Lutheran ministries meet the needs of women farmworkers

[Episcopal News Service] It’s 8 p.m. and 29-year old Sofia is preparing to work an overnight shift at a dairy farm, milking cows in the freezing Vermont night. The lows have been hovering around 9 degrees. When she gets home just past dawn, she does a few household chores before waking up her 5-year-old son […]

Advent devotions offered by heads of Episcopal Church, Anglican Church of Canada, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry joined the leaders of the Anglican Church of Canada, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in preparing Advent Devotions for the upcoming liturgical season. Titled “Liberated by God’s Grace” and available here.  The weekly […]

St. Paul’s Chapel celebrates 250 years in Lower Manhattan

[Episcopal News Service] Two hundred and fifty years to the day it opened its doors in Lower Manhattan in what was then the countryside, St. Paul’s Chapel celebrated its anniversary with a special worship service and setting off a yearlong celebration. In his sermon, the Rev. William Lupfer, rector of Trinity Wall Street, imagined what […]

Anglicans, Oriental Orthodox theologians reach further agreement on the Holy Spirit

[Anglican Communion News Service] The official dialogue between the Anglican Communion and the Oriental Orthodox churches have reached further agreement on the theological understanding of the Holy Spirit. The Anglican Oriental Orthodox International Commission met last week in Lebanon, Beirut, to consider their consideration of the Holy Spirit, which began last year in Wales. Full […]

Southern Africa: Jesus Christ is ‘unique selling point’ in church’s nurture of young people

[Anglican Communion News Service] The importance of investing in young people for the future of the Church was one of the messages to emerge from the Anglicans Ablaze conference, held earlier this month in Cape Town, South Africa. The Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS) has now published two videos by African journalist Bellah Zulu which […]

Une “occasion exceptionnelle” pour l’Église épiscopale d’exercer son ministère baptismal auprès de la Nation sioux de Standing Rock

Un témoignage pacifique contre l'oléoduc de Dakota Access sur les rives du fleuve Missouri prévu pour le 3 novembre

[Episcopal News Service] L’Église épiscopale amplifie l’appel de la communauté épiscopale concernant la Nation sioux de Standing Rock dans le Dakota du Nord de solidarité et de témoignage avec ceux qui protègent les terres et l’approvisionnement en eau de la tribu. Le révérend John Floberg, prêtre qui supervise les églises épiscopales de la partie de Standing […]

Episcopal Church called to a ‘powerful opportunity to exercise our shared baptismal ministry’ with Standing Rock Sioux Nation

Peaceful witness against Dakota Access Pipeline by Missouri River set for Nov. 3

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church is amplifying the call of the Episcopal community on the Standing Rock Sioux Nation in North Dakota to stand in solidarity and witness with those protecting the tribe’s land and water supply. The Rev. John Floberg, supervising priest of the Episcopal churches on the North Dakota side of Standing […]

Pope Francis says he wants to visit South Sudan

[Anglican Communion News Service] During a meeting with South Sudanese church leaders, including Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan, Pope Francis said that he wanted to visit the world’s newest country. South Sudan has been hit by wave after wave of violent conflict after it gained independence from Sudan […]