Texas church helps preserve rare prairie

[Episcopal News Service] St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in West Columbia, Texas, sits in the midst of a once majestic coastal prairie that stretched from Louisiana, across the rolling grasslands of the Gulf Coast, and nearly to Mexico at the Rio Grande. Less than 1 percent of this extensive tall-grass Eden remains and only a tiny fraction […]

Sometimes it’s a long way home

Texas veterans join local pilgrimages to aid the journey

[Diocese of Texas] The sanctuary is quiet, empty and dark. The doors open, and veterans of more than five wars slowly walk in and surround the baptismal font. Prayers for light are spoken as the candles and torches are lit. The pilgrimage begins. Veterans at this Pilgrimages of Remembrance and Reconciliation are gathered from seven Episcopal […]

On our way rejoicing

[Diocese of Dallas] Whether reciting the liturgy in Igbo, sharing the chalice with the homeless or discovering the Canterbury Trail, all illustrate the rich vibrancy of the Dallas diocese where 11,300 believers sit in the pews each Sunday to worship. Church planting, urban renewal, population growth and renewed excitement toward all things Anglican have buoyed the […]

Border crisis in Texas diminishes for now

Donors make West Texas ministries to refugees sustainable

[Diocese of West Texas] The number of refugees crossing the southern Texas border from countries in Central America has decreased significantly in recent weeks. According to Catholic Charities, an estimated 50 people cross the border each day, compared to 150 per day this summer. Due to the graciousness of donors across the United States and […]

Mississippi diocese ordains Brian Seage as bishop coadjutor

[Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi] The Very Rev. Brian Richard Seage was ordained and consecrated bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi on Sept. 27 at a service at the Jackson Convention Complex. Seage was elected on May 3 at St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Jackson, and received the required consents from a majority of bishops […]

Olympia: Redmond church’s Food Bank Farm sets new harvest record

[Episcopal Diocese of Olympia] The Food Bank Farm, a ministry of Church of the Holy Cross in Redmond, Washington, will set records this year, topping the 98,000 lbs harvested in 2013. This year’s harvest includes some carrots, beets, and potatoes, but mostly acorn squash – rows and rows of acorn squash. “The estimate for 2014 is […]

Returning SC priest reinstated through new path for reconciliation

[Episcopal Church in South Carolina] Bishop Charles G. vonRosenberg of South Carolina has welcomed a returning member of the clergy back into good standing as a priest, hailing the reinstatement of the Rev. H. Dagnall Free, Jr. as an important day for The Episcopal Church and an encouraging step toward reconciliation in South Carolina. On […]

Massachusetts diocese ordains Alan M. Gates as bishop

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts ordained and consecrated the Rev. Alan M. Gates as its 16th bishop on Sept. 13 during a service at the Agganis Arena at Boston University. Bishop Stephen T. Lane of the Diocese of Maine, president of Province I of the Episcopal Church, served as the chief consecrator. […]

Episcopal Relief & Development celebrates 75 years

'Healing a hurting world'

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopalians, friends and partner agencies around the globe are joining together to celebrate Episcopal Relief & Development’s 75th Anniversary.  The 75-week celebration, which will continue through the end of 2015, invites supporters to learn more about the organization’s programs and get involved in campaigns to raise $7.5 million to sustain its […]

West Texas: Camp Capers grows veggies and size

[Diocese of West Texas – Waring, Texas] A visit to the dining hall at Camp Capers could find a table set with linguini con le vongole. Or maybe andouille and chicken creole pasta with peppers, mushrooms, carrots, onion and a blackened Cajun cream. Or even lemony roasted shrimp with butternut squash and edamame sage orzo served […]