Presiding Bishop preaches on ‘forgiveness, repentance, healing and reconciliation’ in Haiti

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preached a sermon “on the occasion of the liturgical signing of the covenant of reconciliation” on May 23 at the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. All clergy in the diocese attended the special liturgy. “Mutual forgiveness and repentance, healing and reconciliation are hard work and they often take […]

Q&A: Los Angeles priest champions interfaith education, dialogue

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Gwynne Guibord is trained as a clinical psychologist, and for much of her adult life she expected to continue in private practice until retirement. But God had other plans for her. She began feeling a call to the priesthood after a series of midlife events prompted a stretch of soul-searching, […]

Episcopal Church’s sense of prayer aids ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ campaign

#Pledge2Pray now for 11 days between Ascension and Pentecost

[Episcopal News Service] Before the church was the church, the first followers of Jesus faced an uncertain time. He had ascended into heaven, after pledging to send the Holy Spirit “not many days from now.” However, the promised empowerment to be his witnesses had not materialized. So, Act 1:14 says, they prayed, constantly. It is […]

Episcopal, ELCA presiding bishops issue joint statement calling for prayer, fasting for hunger awareness

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) have issued a joint statement calling for prayer, fasting and advocacy. The statement, For Such a Time as This: A Call to Prayer, Fasting, and Advocacy, calls for […]