Connecticut: Curry’s retirement announced

[Diocese of Connecticut]  Dear Sister and Brothers in Christ, We write to share with you the news that the Rt. Rev. James E. Curry, Bishop Suffragan, plans to retire October 1, 2014. Bishop Curry will be close to completing 14 years as bishop suffragan, the longest serving bishop suffragan in the history of the Episcopal […]

By boat or by bike, NetsforLife® reaches communities to end malaria

[Episcopal Relief & Development] NetsforLife®, Episcopal Relief & Development’s award-winning, flagship malaria prevention program, stands with its partners and participating communities to call for international action on World Malaria Day, April 25. Since NetsforLife® launched in 2006, the program has distributed over 11.2 million nets and trained nearly 93,600 Malaria Control Agents.  Overall, the program has […]

ARC-USA releases joint ecclesiology document

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Anglican-Roman Catholic Theological Consultation in the U.S.A. (ARC-USA) has released a keynote document, Ecclesiology and Moral Discernment: Seeking a Unified Moral Witness. Ecclesiology and Moral Discernment: Seeking a Unified Moral Witness was approved at the ARC-USA meeting February 24-25 at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA. The meeting was chaired […]

May – August 2014 consecrations, elections and consents

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] In the next four months – May 1 to August 31 – the Episcopal Church will witness the consecration of one bishop and the election of three bishops. Consecrations One consecration of a bishop is slated for May to August. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will officiate […]

United Thank Offering donations jump for 2014-2015 grant applications

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Donations to the United Thank Offering jumped over $80,000 while grant applications increased. According to information from the United Thank Offering Board: The 2013 ingathering amount is $1,525,407.78, an increase of $80,477.51 from 2012. Similar to the previous year, all but five dioceses of The Episcopal Church […]

Women’s No. 1 college basketball pick chooses South Carolina

[Heathwood Hall Episcopal School – Columbia, South Carolina] Heathwood Hall Episcopal School senior A’ja Wilson, the country’s number one women’s high school basketball recruit, announced her college decision April 16 on ESPNU live from the school’s Athletics Center in Columbia, South Carolina. With a crowd of 500 cheering her on and waving A’ja fans, the […]

Lent Madness 2014 Golden Halo Winner crowned

Charles Wesley defeats Harriet Bedell to win saintly competition

[Lent Madness press release]  While Christians throughout the world busily prepare for Easter, victory has already been declared after a nail-biting finish to Lent Madness 2014. In the final match-up, eighteenth-century English minister and hymn-writer Charles Wesley edged Harriet Bedell, twentieth-century missionary and justice advocate, to win the coveted Golden Halo. Throughout the season of […]

EPPN Lenten Series Pt. 7: Supporting peace in the land of the holy one

Holy Week reflection

SUPPORTING PEACE IN THE LAND OF THE HOLY ONE HOLY WEEK RELFECTION Alexander D. Baumgarten Director of Justice and Advocacy Ministries for The Episcopal Church Almighty God, we pray you graciously to behold this, your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed, and given into the hands of sinners, and […]

Stations of the Cross in store windows

[Episcopal Diocese of West Texas] A few years ago, the Rev. Bur Dobbins, rector of Church of the Annunciation, Luling, read a newspaper article about the Stations of the Cross being read on the London Underground. An artist had designed a booklet to read the 14 Stations of the Cross as the subway traveled from […]

DFMS enters lease agreement for Episcopal Church Center space

[The Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] An agreement has been completed between the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS) and the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Lesotho to the United Nations to lease a portion of a floor at the Episcopal Church Center, 815 Second Avenue in New York City, NY. […]