Episcopal Chaplains

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 09:35

I greet you in the Name of the Lord Jesus on this the 98th commemoration of “Veterans Day.” It used to be called “Armistice Day” in thanksgiving for the peace that was signed between the Allied and Axis powers.  When President Woodrow Wilson made...

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 20:00

The Rev. Nathan Ferrel, a chaplain in the U.S. Navy, was commissioned April 23, 2017. Photo: Office of the Bishop for Armed Forces and Federal Ministries [Episcopal News Service] Joshua Woods first felt the calling while he ministered to hospice...

Monday, July 9, 2012 - 20:00

The Rev. Bill Alford of Pennsylvania, a chaplain for the Civil Air Patrol (a civilian auxiliary of the Air Force), shares information about the office of federal ministries with the Rev. Earl Gibson of the Diocese of Los Angeles. Photo/Janet...

Monday, January 9, 2012 - 00:00

[Episcopal News Service] The Topeka, Kansas Capital-Journal newspaper and other media outlets are featuring the news that the third Episcopalian in a row has been become the state chaplain of the Kansas National Guard. According to Capital-Journal...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 00:00

Editor's note: This piece first appeared online in The Huffington Post's Religion Section. As the senior military chaplain for U.S. Joint Forces Command, I was in Arlington, Virginia, with my colleagues for an annual meeting of the senior Armed...

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 00:00

The Office of the Bishop Suffragan for Federal Ministries is relocating to Washington, D.C. from the Episcopal Church Center in New York. Federal Ministries operates chaplaincies in three areas: military, veterans' administration and federal...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 00:00

As an Episcopal priest who is also a retired member of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps, I am prompted to write after reading a very disturbing article in the May edition of Harper's magazine: "Jesus Killed Mohammed: The Crusade for a Christian...

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 - 20:00

When Charles Arlin attended basic training after joining the Army Reserves in 1955, he was "terribly homesick for the Episcopal Church." "I went to the general Protestant service, and it didn't work for me," he recalls. Eventually, he found an...

Tuesday, April 8, 2003 - 20:00

(ENS) For the most part, military chaplains come from congregations that receive the news that their priest is being mobilized and potentially deployed "suddenly," explains Bishop George Packard, the Episcopal Church's suffragan for chaplains. "It...

Tuesday, April 8, 2003 - 20:00

(ENS) Two weeks before the first air strikes were launched on Baghdad, Bishop George Packard, suffragan in charge of the Episcopal Church's chaplaincies, reminded a gathering at the Episcopal Church Center that "when America goes to war, the...