Katharine Jefferts Schori



June 30, 2006

Surrounded by a historical timeline recounting the countless contributions and sacrifices that women have made to the church, 188 bishops sang many hymns, prayed many prayers and then, on the fifth ballot, took a historic step on June 18 to elect the church’s first female presiding bishop....

June 30, 2006

Lay and ordained leaders from both home and abroad almost without exception welcomed warmly the election of Katherine Jefferts Schori as presiding bishop. Some of the most powerful comments came from women.

The Rev. Canon Nan Peete, of Washington, D.C., was the first ordained woman ever...

June 21, 2006

By: Katharine Jefferts Schori

Presiding Bishop-elect Katharine Jefferts Schori preached the homily at the Closing Eucharist June 21 at General Convention in Columbus, Ohio. The text of Jefferts Schori's homily follows:

Homily preached the General Convention's Closing Eucharist Wednesday, June 21, 2006 The Right Rev....

June 18, 2006

"I've been elected, and I'm so glad you're an adventurer," was the first thing Richard Schori's wife said to him by phone following her election as Presiding Bishop June 18. The former collegiate and Olympic-style wrestler and high-level climber admits that past pursuits have prepared him for...

September 30, 2004

The phenomenon called “total ministry” -- recognizing, affirming and building up the ministry of all the baptized -- was explored during the recent annual convention of The National Network of Episcopal Clergy Associations in Las Vegas.

“It was a chance for many of us to begin a...

October 9, 2003

My initial response to the meeting of the American Anglican Council just ending is that, regardless of what has been said or concluded, those gathered in Dallas are our brothers and sisters in Christ. Baptism establishes an indissoluble bond between those who are baptized and the Risen Christ....