March 30, 2009

S. E. Rvma. Katharine Jefferts Schori Obispa Presidenta de la Iglesia Episcopal

La luz va aumentando y los días se van alargando, aunque cuando nos levantamos todavía continúa bastante oscuro: la hora de verano no trae tantas bendiciones tan temprano en el año. Sin embargo, los...

March 30, 2009

La Très Révérende Katharine Jefferts Schori Évêque Président Église épiscopale

La lumière revient et les jours rallongent, même si tout est encore étonnamment noir lorsque nous nous levons ces jours ci – l’heure d’été n’est pas toujours providentielle si tôt dans l’année ! Toutefois, en...

March 30, 2009

An Easter Message

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori Presiding Bishop The Episcopal Church

The light returns and the days lengthen, even if it remains startlingly dark as we rise these days -- daylight savings time is not always a blessing so early in the year! Christians,...

May 9, 2008

While the 40 days of Lent seem to linger on interminably, Easter for many people seems to come and pass all too quickly.

In an effort to extend the celebration of the Resurrection, Episcopalians are beginning to reintroduce the ancient custom of observing Stations of the Light, or...

April 19, 2007

Editor's note: Mary Page Jones, who lives and writes in Wapiti, Wyoming, lived in East Jerusalem from 1996-2000 with her husband, Bishop Bob Jones, retired. She recently returned to Jerusalem for a course at St. George's College, a continuing education center of the Anglican Communion since...

April 7, 2007

The full text of the Presiding Bishop's message for Easter 2007 follows.

New life out of death: a message for Easter

By Katharine Jefferts Schori

I write at the close of our recent House of Bishops meeting. On the way from the airport to the meeting, we saw a few...

April 1, 2006

When Katie Sherrod started to write her Women of the Passion narratives a few years ago, she thought she was preparing a simple Lenten retreat for local parish women. The result is something far more profound … and a great idea now available to any parish.

Writing in the first person,...

March 31, 2006

“Let him Easter in us, be a dayspring to the dimness of us…”

These words from a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins make a profound connection between Christ’s resurrection and our own. As we read the Gospels, we can see that the events in our Lord’s life that we call to mind in Holy Week and...

March 31, 2005

For me, over these years as a priest and now a bishop, the Great Vigil of Easter has been the most powerful and engaging event of the liturgical year. The dramatic interplay of darkness and light – the darkened church, the new fire, the lighting of the paschal candle, have provided a visual and...

February 28, 2005

All growth that is not toward God is growing to decay, declared George MacDonald, a Scottish minister, novelist and poet. An excellent time to accelerate spiritual growth is Easter and the 40 days that precede it. Here are 15 suggestions for making the most of Easter.

1. Begin by...