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June 28, 2015

By: The Public Affairs Office

“Talitha, cum.  Get up, girl – and boy, and woman, and man – get up and dance!” Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori told the gathering in her June 28 sermon to the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church.

The following is the text of the sermon

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June 26, 2015

By: The Public Affairs Office

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued this statement following today’s Supreme Court ruling:

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude.  It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does...

June 25, 2015

By: The Public Affairs Office

“Follow Jesus into the neighborhoods,” Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in her sermon at the opening Eucharist to the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church on June 25. “Travel light.”

Watch the Eucharist on the Media Hub here 

The following is the text of...

June 24, 2015

By: Office of Public Affairs, By: The Public Affairs Office

“This body is meant to be sacrament of God, an outward demonstration of the life and hope within us.” Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in her opening remarks to the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church on June 24. 

Watch the presentation on the Media Hub here...

June 17, 2015

By: The Public Affairs Office

“The world too often wants to close its borders, board up its front doors, and drown out the cries of the hungry and unsheltered,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori states in her 2015 World Refugee Day message. “We are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, and when we’re...

June 17, 2015

By: The Public Affairs Office

“Con demasiada frecuencia el mundo quiere cerrar sus fronteras, condenar las puertas de entrada y ahogar los gritos de los hambrientos y los desprotegidos”, nos dice la Obispa Presidenta de la Iglesia Episcopal Katharine Jefferts Schori en su mensaje del Día Mundial del Refugiado 2015. (“Somos...

June 8, 2015

By: The Public Affairs Office

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Katharine Jefferts Schori has been invited by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Rev. Dr. John Hall, to participate in a panel discussion and preach at London’s historic Westminster Abbey on June 13 and 14.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to...

June 3, 2015

By: Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori

We’re celebrating the martyrs of Uganda tonight, but I’d like to start by inviting you to remember some of the martyrs of Province IV.  These are a few who have given their lives as a witness, some actually in death, others in the purpose to which they gave their lives:

            Martin...

May 17, 2015

By: Katharine Jefferts Schori

We must begin by giving thanks for the support of your families through these years.  We give thanks for the years you graduates have spent here, for what you have learned and the myriad new experiences you have had, for the relationships you have built with other students and faculty and staff...

March 23, 2015

Episcopalians have a prayer that names “this fragile earth, our island home.”[1]  We’ve been praying it for nearly 40 years, yet many are only beginning to awaken to our wanton abuse of this planet.  We profess that God has planted us in a garden to care for it and for all its inhabitants, yet...

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