Two candidates added to Massachusetts bishop slate

[Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts announced today two additional candidates for election as bishop, having verified proper petitions and satisfactory background checks for both.  They are: • The Rev. Timothy E. Crellin, vicar, St. Stephen’s Church, Boston; and • The Rev. Canon Margaret (Mally) Ewing Lloyd, canon […]

25 years after consecration of Bishop Barbara C. Harris

Communion still counting its firsts

[Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts] The world was watching on Feb. 11, 1989, when Barbara C. Harris was consecrated before a congregation of nearly 8,000 at Hynes Auditorium in Boston, thus becoming the worldwide Anglican Communion’s first female bishop. The historic and, at the time, controversial nature of that event signalled for many a hoped-for sea […]

Day of Prayer is emotional experience for Sudanese congregation

[Episcopal News Service] The observance of a Day of Prayer for South Sudan on Feb. 16 took on a very personal nature at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church in Moorhead, Minnesota. The congregation is predominantly made up of Sudanese refugees and their prayers were not just for peace in the war-torn country half a […]

Prayers, support for South Sudan shared in Kentucky diocese

‘We must be peacemakers’

[Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky] Calling for prayers for the dead, and those grieving, orphaned, wounded, and displaced due to the recent escalation of violence in South Sudan, Episcopal Bishop Terry White led the Diocese of Kentucky in a Day of Prayer on Sunday, Feb. 16 at Messiah-Trinity Church in Louisville. A Eucharist commemorating the Martyrs […]

Students to develop life, job skills through Kansas youth program

[Episcopal Diocese of Kansas] High school students in inner-city Kansas City, Kansas, soon will get the chance to develop life and job skills, thanks to a new program at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church that has received funding from the Episcopal Church. A $35,000 Jubilee Ministry grant will fund the start-up this fall of “Youth in […]

Training equips volunteers to launch, sustain outreach ministries

[Episcopal News Service] Luz Espona Perez-Iturbe’s relatives in her native Argentina were surprised to hear that some Americans go hungry. But the need, she tells them, is real, fed by the economic downturn, unemployment and government budget cuts. Perez-Iturbe is seeking to meet that need in a collaborative effort between two Miami-area Episcopal churches: St. […]

UPDATED: Fire destroys computers, office equipment in Honduras

[Episcopal News Service] Editor’s note: This story was updated on Feb. 11. A fire broke out over night Feb. 10 at the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras Diocesan Center in San Pedro Sula when an air conditioner unit exploded in the reception area. The damage was contained in the area, but the roof, computers and office equipment […]

East Carolina diocese announces 4 nominees for bishop

[Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina] The Standing Committee of the Diocese of East Carolina announced its slate of nominees for election as bishop. The announcement was made as the final piece of business during the 131st Convention of the diocese on Feb. 8, meeting in New Bern, North Carolina. The nominees are: The Rev. Mary […]

Virginia: Annual Council embraces new model for energy, inspiration

[Episcopal Diocese of Virginia] Members of the Diocese of Virginia Annual Council stepped out of their comfort zones at their Jan. 23-25 meeting in Richmond, where they gathered under the theme “Awake, My Soul, Stretch Every Nerve.” In his opening remarks, Bishop Shannon S. Johnston explained that the 2014 council would focus – with a […]

Maryland: Diocese announces nominees for bishop suffragan

[Diocese of Maryland press release] In accordance with the Canons and Constitutions of the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Maryland, the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland today announced its slate of three nominees for the office of Bishop Suffragan of Maryland. The nominees have been presented by a Search Committee comprised of 15 individuals […]