Diocese of Olympia


February 5, 2007

The Bishop Search Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia announced February 5 a slate of five nominees for the eighth Bishop of Olympia.

The following nominees will stand for election on May 12, 2007 at St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle:

• The Rev. Richard A. Burnett,...

January 29, 2007

The rules and forms for a candidate to be nominated through the petition process for the election of the next bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia are now available at the diocese's bishop-search website under "Nominations."

The process is open until February 26, according to...

January 31, 2005

When members of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church on Whidbey Island in the Diocese of Olympia observed Lent last year, they followed the Way of the Cross each Friday, praying before newly installed and blessed Stations of the Cross created from sheet metal by a retired carpenter from Texas....

January 20, 2005

The Rev. Bavi Edna "Nedi" Rivera was ordained and consecrated as the first bishop suffragan for the Diocese of Olympia during a service at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 22, at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington.

Rivera, 58, is the first Latin American woman bishop and only the...

October 19, 2004

Dear Friends,

I write to you today with an initial reflection in response to the release of the Windsor Report of the Lambeth Commission on Communion. I also have included the response made by Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold earlier this morning. With the publication of the Windsor...

May 9, 2004

The Rev. Bavi Edna 'Nedi' Rivera was elected Bishop Suffragan in the Diocese of Olympia May 8, making her the first Hispanic woman bishop and only the 12th woman bishop in the history of the Episcopal Church in the United States.

The election, held at St. Mark's Cathedral in Seattle,...

February 29, 2004

WHEN A COUPLE in their mid-30s approached the Rev. Karen Ward after a service at Church of the Apostles and said they were seekers, Ward immediately wrote them a list of three other area churches to investigate.

"They were shocked," she said. A week later, a $600 donation from the couple...

February 18, 2000

On February 12, a Saturday evening caught in the drizzle that is so typical of winter in Seattle, a capacity crowd of about 1,000 squeezed into St. Mark's Cathedral to celebrate a new ministry and to install the Rev. Robert V. Taylor as the sixth dean.

Five processions ushered in the...