Armed Forces and Federal Ministries


November 10, 2017

By: The Rt. Rev. Carl Walter Wright VII Bishop Suffragan for the Armed Forces and Federal Ministries

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 the second Armistice Day (11 November 1919) an...

May 26, 2016

A soldier of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) places flags in front of the graves at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, U.S., May 26. Photo: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Of all the civic holidays on our...

March 17, 2016

The nomination deadline for the Episcopal Church Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries has been extended to April 30.

Based in Washington DC, the Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries is a member of the staff of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry....

March 14, 2013

By: The Rt. Rev. James B. (Jay) Magness

The Rt. Rev. James B. Magness To the House of Bishops Kanuga Conference Center Hendersonville, NC On March 12, 2013 Good afternoon. Jay Magness: Armed Services and Federal Ministries.

I want to use the next few minutes to update you on some things I am doing and in which my small staff...

November 11, 2011

In honor of the men and women who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces, the Episcopal dioceses of Bethlehem and Central Pennsylvania combined on Nov. 10 for a Veterans Day service in the chapel at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

More than 200...

November 11, 2011

Editor's note: This piece first appeared online in The Huffington Post's Religion Section.

For many people of my generation who came of age through rites of passage in the 1960s, military service most often was looked upon as the least preferred life choice. Even amongst those of us who...

September 7, 2011

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 Forces chaplains assigned to the command...

January 5, 2011

The Rt. Rev. James "Jay" Magness was consecrated as the sixth bishop suffragan for federal ministries in June 2010. Here, he speaks with writer Diane Ney about his plans and his office's recent relocation to Capitol Hill from New York City. The interview is featured in the January/February 2011...

June 22, 2010

The custom of appointing clergy members to lead the House of Representatives and the Senate of the United States in prayer has continued with few interruptions ever since the Senate elected Samuel Provoost, Episcopal bishop of New York, as its first chaplain in 1789. ENS Weekly bulletin inserts...


Bulletin Inserts

La Iglesia Episcopal y la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América (ELCA, por su sigla en inglés)

Las inserciones del boletín de esta semana presentan el trabajo de los capellanes episcopales en