Episcopal Relief & Development partners with Louisiana dioceses on storm response

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the response efforts of the Episcopal dioceses of Louisiana and Western Louisiana following storms that knocked out power and caused widespread flooding across the state. Both dioceses are working through local churches and community ministries to care for vulnerable people and assist with […]

Daniel Gutierrez elected to be next bishop of Diocese of Pennsylvania

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Canon Daniel G. P. Gutierrez, canon to the ordinary in the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande, was elected March 12 to be the next bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. Gutierrez was elected on the fourth ballot, receiving 100 votes in the lay order and 133 in the […]

Southwest Florida seeks larger church role for Episcopal Center

Multi-million expansion starts new status for DaySpring

[Diocese of Southwest Florida] The Diocese of Southwest Florida is expanding its DaySpring Episcopal Center, with new programs, a new 10-year master plan and a $3.6 million program center and pool complex. The investment in the 97-acre camp is the largest ever for the retreat and conference center located along the Manatee River south of […]

Moisés Quezada Mota installed as bishop coadjutor for Dominican Republic

[Diocese of the Dominican Republic] The Rt. Rev. Moisés Quezada Mota was ordained and consecrated bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of the Dominican Republic on Feb. 13, at the closing Eucharist of the 58th annual diocesan convention in Santo Domingo. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry presided over the service held in the volleyball stadium at […]

Nominees accepted for Episcopal Church Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Nominees are being accepted for the Episcopal Church Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries. Based in Washington D.C., the Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries is a member of the staff of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. The profile, filing information, and other important […]

Atlanta bishop greets immigrants, encourages the homeless on Ash Wednesday

[Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta] Diocese of Atlanta Bishop Robert C. Wright spent Ash Wednesday greeting immigrants and encouraging people experiencing homelessness. Wright began the day welcoming new immigrants prior to a naturalization ceremony at the Georgia State Capitol. The New Americans Celebration #NAC16 also included many naturalized citizens assisted by New American Pathways, an Atlanta-based affiliate […]

Northern Indiana diocese elects Douglas E. Sparks as eighth bishop

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Douglas E. Sparks was elected Feb. 6 to serve as the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana, pending the required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of The Episcopal Church. Sparks, 60, is currently rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Rochester, […]

Texas: Son receives life in parents’ murders

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] In court on Feb. 2, Isaac Tiharihondi, the oldest son of the Rev. Israel Ahimbisibwe and his wife Dorcus, was sentenced to life without parole after he pleaded guilty to murdering his parents in their Houston apartment on Jan. 27, 2015. Authorities also believe Tiharihondi fatally stabbed his five-year-old brother Israel […]

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, […]