Lent Madness 2013 Gold Halo winner crowned

Frances Perkins, first female cabinet secretary, defeats St. Luke

[Lent Madness – press release] While college basketball fans are in the midst of March Madness, Christians can now relax after a nail-biting finish to Lent Madness 2013. In the final match-up, former Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins worked her way past St. Luke to win the coveted Golden Halo. Throughout the season of Lent […]

Presiding bishop’s Easter message 2013

'Easter celebrates the victory of light and life over darkness and death'

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] “Easter celebrates the victory of light and life over darkness and death,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori rejoices in her Easter Message 2013. The following is the Presiding Bishop’s Easter Message. Easter Message 2013 Rejoice, rejoice and sing, rejoice and be glad… for earth and heaven are […]

EPPN issues policy alert on border violence

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] Before he became one of the thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children who left their homes last year to make the solitary journey across some of the world’s most dangerous borders in search of safety, Mario was a high school student in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. San Pedro Sula is one of […]

Diocese of Newark: Lenten film series invites introspection

Matthew Broderick, other directors visit Morristown church

[Episcopal News Service] During the introspective season of Lent, a film and speaker series at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown, New Jersey, aims to help participants reflect on who they are and how they are spending their lives. It is, in a sense, of series about connections – within a particular family, and within […]

Office of Black Ministries offers Lenten study resource

'Fill me, use me… for the work of ministry'

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Episcopal Church Office of Black Ministries has issued a free Lenten Study Resource designed to invite all ages to participate in the reflective nature of Lent. The Lenten Study Resource, “Fill Me, Use Me…for the Work of Ministry” is available here. “The Lenten Study Resource has been designed upon […]

Episcopal Church joins immigration-reform push

Presiding bishop supports Ash Wednesday vigils, US Senate hears church’s stand

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori joined people from New Jersey and New York representing faith-based, community and immigrant rights groups on Ash Wednesday morning to begin a whole day of actions aimed at repenting the sin of immigration detention. “When the status of immigrants is questioned, our government frequently holds them essentially […]

Lenten video series from the Anglican Church of Canada

[Anglican Church of Canada] Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of General Synod’s new video series, God among us: Lenten videos on the Stations of the Cross. Produced by the Rev. Scott McLeod, the videos weave together art, music, and powerful narratives that show how we can seek the face of God in other people. The […]

Zumba dancing and photo-logging — go creative with Lent

[Episcopal News Service] Shannon Knapp of Lehighton, Pennsylvania, is Zumba dancing her way to Jerusalem as part of her 2013 Lenten spiritual practice. At least 83 others in the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem are rowing, weightlifting, cycling, walking and even chair-exercising from nursing homes in the spirit of giving up unhealthy lifestyles as they count […]

Wales: Bishops take up Lent talk challenge

[Church in Wales] Three Welsh bishops are taking up a tough Lent challenge which will see them give 40 talks over five weeks at eight different venues. The Archbishop of Wales, the Assistant Bishop of Llandaff and the Bishop of Monmouth will be out and about in churches across South Wales almost every weekday night […]

Video: Ashes to go

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal Church members, both clergy and lay, took to the streets on Ash Wednesday to offer the world the traditional symbol of the beginning of Lent. In this video produced on Ash Wednesday 2012, the Rev. Sandye A. Wilson offers imposition of ashes during a chilly morning at the New Jersey Transit […]