September 10, 2009

Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 15 at Trinity Cathedral in Omaha for the Rt. Rev. James David Warner, retired bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska.

A native of Sheridan, Wyoming, Warner, 85, died September 9. He had retired in 1990 after serving about...

September 2, 2009

The Episcopal Church's Office of Government Relations and the Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN) have "joined millions of other Americans in mourning the passing of Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts," a September 1 alert from the Washington, D.C.-based office said.

Kennedy died...

August 28, 2009

Betty Connelly, a veteran lay leader in the Diocese of Los Angeles and the wider Episcopal Church, died August 27 in Newport Beach, California, where she was hospitalized last week after a stroke. She was 85.

Connelly represented the Diocese of Los Angeles as a six-time Deputy to General...

August 10, 2009

The Rev. Marion Josiah Hatchett, who served with distinction as professor of liturgy and church music for 30 years from 1969 to 1999 at the School of Theology of the University of the South in Sewanee, died August 7 in Sewanee, Tennessee. He was 82.

A priest of the Episcopal Church, he...

July 24, 2009

Renowned gospel music scholar and professor emeritus Horace Clarence Boyer died July 21 in Amherst, Massachusetts. He was 73.

An expert in African-American music, Boyer wrote extensively about the history of gospel music and contributed 10 arrangements of spirituals and gospel songs to "...

July 23, 2009

Andy Rooney, Barbara Walters, Charles Gibson, Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Brian Williams and other television journalists gathered at St. Bartholomew's Church in New York July 23 to say goodbye to one of their own: television news legend Walter Leland Cronkite Jr.

"I feel so terrible...

July 21, 2009

The Rev. Phyllis Edwards, one of the first women ordained a deacon in the Episcopal Church, died July 7 in Forks, Washington. She was 92.

Edwards was a civil rights activist who marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and fought for the ordination of women in the Episcopal Church....

July 2, 2009

The Rev. Jaci Corréia Maraschin, an influential poet, theologian and priest in the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil (Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil, or IEAB), has died aged 79.

In a June 30 news release, the IEAB described Maraschin as an "ardent defender of liberty,...

July 2, 2009

The Rev. John Maurice (Jack) Gessell, emeritus professor of Christian ethics at the School of Theology, Sewanee: The University of the South, died July 1 in Sewanee, Tennessee. He was 89.

A graduate of Yale University, where he earned undergraduate degrees and a Ph.D., Gessell was...

July 1, 2009

The Rt. Rev. Robert .O. Miller, ninth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama, died June 29 at Trinity Medical Center in Birmingham. He was 74.

Miller served as bishop of Alabama from 1989 until his retirement in 1998. His ordained ministry spanned almost half a century.