Russell Kendrick consecrated bishop of the Central Gulf Coast

[Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast press release] The Rt. Rev. J. Russell Kendrick was ordained and consecrated as the fourth bishop of the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, at the Mobile Civic Center Expo Hall. More than 1,500 people attended the festive consecration service, and more than 3,500 […]

Diocese of the Dominican Republic elects Moisés Quezada Mota bishop coadjutor

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Moisés Quezada Mota has been elected as bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of the Dominican Republic, pending the required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of the Episcopal Church. Quezada, 58, rector of Jesus Nazareno and Good Samaritan mission churches in San Francisco de […]

10 years building in Nicaragua

[St. John’s Episcopal Church] For the 10th consecutive year, St. John’s Episcopal Church in Larchmont, New York partnered with Bridges to Community (a non-profit community development organization based in Ossining, New York), to travel to Nicaragua on a building and cultural exchange trip. In the last decade, nearly 100 parishioners and friends have worked side […]

Episcopal clergy reach out to help burned churches

[Diocese of Atlanta] A church arson fire in the central Georgia city of Macon has prompted Episcopal clergy in the area to sponsor a special offering to help rebuild the church and other similarly victimized congregations. “We are asking all 11 parishes in the Macon Convocation to take up an offering on Sunday, July 26, […]

Convention further strengthens church’s position on immigration, refugees

[Episcopal News Service] General Convention passed a number of resolutions aimed at protecting the rights of immigrants and refugees throughout The Episcopal Church. Resolution D069 calls for the church to support birthright citizenship, particularly in countries where it has dioceses. In 2010, for instance, the Dominican Republic changed its constitution removing jus soli, the right […]

Convention acts to streamline Title IV process, fund training materials

[Episcopal News Service — Salt Lake City] The 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church, meeting here June 25-July 3, approved several Title IV revisions, including adding sanctions for those who may attempt to delay or disrupt the disciplinary process and allocating money to produce training videos and manuals to help streamline proceedings. The Standing […]

A sainted life: Hiram Hisanori Kano turned internment camp into mission field

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] The fierce thunder of taiko drums reminded worshippers at the July 1 Eucharist of the intensity of the life and witness of the late Rev. Hiram Hisanori Kano, who transformed his imprisonment in World War II internment camps into a mission field. Asian Americans refer to the World […]

Saints commemorations approved, but distribution in limbo

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] General Convention approved making available a revised resource for calendar commemorations but stopped short of officially authorizing it as a liturgical resource for use in the next triennium. Amended Resolution A056 also establishes criteria to use when considering additions to the resource, “A Great Cloud of Witnesses: A Calendar of […]

Children’s program means everyone is present at General Convention

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Much happens each day during General Convention. In addition to Episcopal News Service’s other coverage, here are some additional news items from July 1, the second day of the June 25-July 3 gathering. The hot topic of debate on the morning of July 1 among the General Convention participants who […]

General Convention takes a first step, admits: ‘Alcohol affects us all’

Bishops and deputies approved task force, update policies

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] The House of Bishops on July 1 passed three resolutions, one with an amendment, on the issue of alcohol and drug abuse. “I’m Mark and I’m an alcoholic,” said Bishop Mark Hollingsworth of Ohio, chair of the Legislative Committee on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, as he introduced the […]