Bringing church to the people: Ashes, ashes everywhere

[Episcopal News Service] Increasingly, there is “Ashes to Go,” ‘Smudge and Run,” “Drive-through Ashes,” “Ashes on the Fly,” and now, “Lent in a Bag,” as all sorts of churches — Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist — are moving the centuries-old Ash Wednesday observance beyond church walls. The Rev. Donna S. Mote, Episcopal chaplain at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International […]

Presiding Bishop addresses National Press Club on creating a more inclusive society

[Episcopal News Service – Washington, D.C.] “We shall either learn to live together … or perish together as fools,” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry began a Feb. 8 address to members and guests of the National Press Club. The words, spoken by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during a 1964 speech in St. Louis, Missouri, […]

Video: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Message for Lent 2016

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] “The season of Lent is upon us,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry says in his Message for Lent 2016. “It is a season of making a renewed commitment to participate and be a part of the movement of Jesus in this world.” The holy season […]

Video: Presiding Bishop’s sermon commemorating Absalom Jones

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry returned to the Diocese of Washington Feb. 7 to preach at a 3 p.m. Eucharist commemorating Absalom Jones, the first African-American to be ordained an Episcopal priest. The service included traditional African-American hymns and music of the African diaspora. The service was held at Washington National Cathedral and co-sponsored by Saint […]

Episcopal Church resources for exploring a holy Lent

[Episcopal News Service] The season of Lent, the 46 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter, begins Feb. 10 this year, and across the Episcopal Church there are a number of devotional resources to help Episcopalians observe a holy Lent. Below are links to information about resources that ENS has received to date. Additional resources, including […]