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August 31, 2004

The Rev. Jonathan Thaddeus Glass -- associate executive director of the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) and former rector of St. Mark's Church in Upland, California -- has died at age 47 at his home in New York. It is believed that Glass may have died August 28, the day his...

May 28, 2004

The Rt. Rev. John "Jack" Wyatt, retired bishop of the Diocese of Spokane, died on Sunday, May 23. A memorial service will be held at Holy Trinity Church in Menlo Park, California on June 7 at 4 p.m.

Wyatt was born on October 14, 1913 in Lansford, Pennsylvania. He graduated with a...

May 12, 2004

The Rt. Rev. John L. Thompson, retired bishop of Northern California, died on Sunday, May 2, 2004. He was 77 years old. A memorial service was held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Medford, Oregon on Saturday, May 8. Services will also be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 16 at Trinity Cathedral...

February 17, 2004

The Rt. Rev. David Bell Birney IV, 74, of Waterworks Road, Danville, Kentucky, died February 13 in his home. He was married to Virginia Knorr Birney. He was ordained a priest in 1955 and served St. John's Church, York, York County; All Saints' Church, Hanover; and the Church of the Mediator,...

January 7, 2004

The funeral for the Rt. Rev. Charles Judson Child Jr., seventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, will be held on Thursday, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Philip. The celebrant will be the Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander, ninth bishop of Atlanta, and the preacher will be the Very...

October 22, 2003

Dr. Sonia Francis, whose career at the Episcopal Church Center spanned 37 years and the terms of four presiding bishops, died of heart failure at her home in New York on Oct. 16. She was 61.

She retired from her position as the presiding bishop's executive director of program in March...

August 24, 2003

The Rt. Rev. John Melville Burgess, retired bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and the first African-American diocesan bishop in the Episcopal Church, died Sunday, August 24, 2003, in Vineyard Haven. He was 94.

Burgess stood among the last of the Episcopal Church's great...

June 3, 2003

The Rt. Rev. Robert Gould Tharp, second bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee, died Friday, May 30, 2003. He was 74. 'Along with the Diocese of East Tennessee and many friends throughout the Episcopal Church, I will miss Bob Tharp's enthusiasm, optimism and example as a Christian...

June 1, 2003

SHORTLY AFTER HE retired as Episcopal bishop of New York, Paul Moore Jr. visited the island territory of East Timor in October 1989. Impressed by the vitality of its young people struggling for freedom from Indonesia's illegal occupation against overwhelming obstacles, and by the courage of...

June 1, 2003

Paul Moore Jr., 83, retired bishop of the Diocese of New York and a formidable voice for peace and urban justice, died May 1 at his home in New York after suffering from lung and brain cancer.

"Paul Moore was a great man, who lived his whole life fighting for justice and for the rights...

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