Statement from the Archbishop of Canterbury on 7/7 anniversary

[Lambeth Palace] On the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 bombings in London, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said: “Today, the survivors and families of the 7/7 London attacks continue the journey that those of Tunisia have just begun. Our hearts grieve with those who lost loved ones ten years ago, and with those so suddenly […]

Archbishop’s homily at Princess Charlotte’s baptism

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby conducted the baptism of Princess Charlotte at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham, on July 5. Read the text of his homily below. “It seems that different forms of ambition are hard-wired into almost all of us. At a baptism our ambitions are rightly turned into hopes and prayers […]

78th General Convention digest for July 3

[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 3, the ninth and final legislative day of June 25-July 3 gathering. Deputies elect Kurt Barnes as General Convention treasurer Two days after the House of Bishops elected […]

Mind of the House of Bishops Statement: ‘Communion Across Difference’

We the House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church wish to express our love and appreciation to our colleagues who identify as Communion Partners and those bishops who have affinity with the Communion Partners’ position as stated in their “Communion Partners Salt Lake City Statement.” Our time together in Salt Lake City, in conversation and […]

78th General Convention digest for July 2

[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 2, the eighth day of June 25-July 3 gathering. Worship aims to show diverse church’s unity One of the highlights of daily worship at General Convention occurred […]

20 bishops sign minority report on marriage equality

The 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church, in passing Resolutions A036 and A054, has made a significant change in the Church’s understanding of Christian marriage. As bishops of the Church, we must dissent from these actions. We affirm Minority Report #1, which was appended to the text of Resolution A036: The nature, purpose, and […]

Colin Mathewson preaches at General Convention

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release]  “There is a single, eternal, and glorious Word whom we worship here today: the Word of God made flesh who dwelt among us, died on the cross of shame, and rose victorious,” the Rev. Colin Mathewson said in his sermon July 2 to the 78th General Convention […]

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 […]

Becca Stevens preaches at July 1 General Convention Eucharist

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Becca Stevens, founder of Magdalene and Thistle Farms, preaches during the July 1 General Convention Eucharist. The full text of her sermon follows. “The Lost Sheep” Becca Stevens Most of us have been lost sheep, wandering in wild places as lonely as the pastoral fields near Galilee where scrub brush […]

78th General Convention digest June 30

[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 June 28-30, the fourth, fifth and sixth days of June 25-July 3 gathering. Earthquake-surviving mural symbolizes hope On June 30 visitors to the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s […]