Episcopal seminarians serve as summer chaplains at Hartsfield

[Diocese of Atlanta] Three Episcopal seminarians from the School of Theology at Sewanee: The University of the South have begun 10 weeks as chaplains at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The seminarians are supervised by Episcopal priest the Rev. Donna Mote, a member of the interfaith chaplaincy at the Atlanta airport.  Mote is also assisted by […]

Former Oklahoma Bishop Gerald Nicholas McAllister dies at 91

[Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma] The Rt. Rev. Gerald Nicholas McAllister died June 10 at home. McAllister was born in San Antonio on Feb. 16, 1923 and graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria. He was ordained to the diaconate Sept. 30, 1953 and married Helen Black Teague two days later. He was ordained to the […]

Retired Bishop Daniel L. Swenson dies

[Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. Daniel L. Swenson, eighth bishop of Vermont, died May 24. A private service with his family took place May 29 (Ascension Day) in Northfield, Minnesota. Swenson leaves behind family and countless friends whose hearts and lives have been warmed by his friendship and laughter. Following Swenson’s ordination in the Episcopal Church […]

Santa Barbara: ‘Resilience in the face of violence’

Episcopalians join memorial services, vigils to honor victims

[Diocese of Los Angeles Episcopal News] Southland Episcopalians from Santa Barbara to Irvine were among thousands who gathered May 27 to remember and to honor six college students who were killed and 13 others who were injured during a deadly May 23 rampage in Isla Vista. The Rev. Nicole Janelle, vicar and chaplain of St. […]

Retired New York Vicar Bishop Don Taylor dies at 77

[Episcopal Diocese of New York] Announcing the death of retired Vicar Bishop of New York, the Rt. Rev. E. Don Taylor, Bishop Andy Dietsche wrote: Bishop Taylor suffered a stroke in February and had pursued faithfully a long and difficult process towards recovery. This past week, however, his body began to fail, and he was […]

Sharing Faith Dinners inspires thousands across the country

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] Thousands of Episcopalians across the United States gathered in homes, restaurants and churches last Thursday, May 15, to share a meal and share stories of their faith. In the third year of Sharing Faith Dinners, the Dioceses of West Texas, Fort Worth, Northwest Texas, North Carolina and a few individual churches across […]

New York diocese ordains Allen K. Shin as bishop suffragan

[Episcopal Diocese of New York] The Rev. Allen K. Shin was ordained and consecrated as bishop suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of New York on May 19 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The chief consecrator was Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. Co-consecrating bishops included the 16th Bishop of New York, Andrew M. […]

East Carolina diocese elects Robert Skirving as bishop

[Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina] The Rev. Robert Skirving, rector of St. John’s Church in Midland, Michigan, was elected as the 8th bishop of the Diocese of East Carolina on May 17, pending the required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of the Episcopal Church. Skirving was elected on the […]

Calif. court’s preliminary decision: return 27 properties to Episcopalians

Former diocesan headquarters, campgrounds and investment trust included

[Episcopal News Service] In a preliminary decision, a California court has ordered the return of 27 properties held by a breakaway group to the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin and has said that dioceses cannot opt to leave the Episcopal Church. St. James Cathedral, the former diocesan offices, the Episcopal Camp and Conference Center near […]

California diocese’s first eco-confirmation hailed a success

[Episcopal Diocese of California] On Saturday, May 10, the Diocese of California held its first-ever Eco-Confirmation at St. Dorothy’s Rest in Camp Meeker, California. The confirmation took place with the annual Woods to Waves health camps fundraiser hike at St. Dorothy’s. Two people renewed their baptismal vows, one person was received into The Episcopal Church, […]