Diocese of Pittsburgh


August 21, 2019

Calvary Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh. Photo: Joe Appel/Diocese of Pittsburgh

[Episcopal News Service] The Pittsburgh synagogue that was devastated by a mass shooting last October will hold its Jewish High Holiday services this...

August 13, 2017

[Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh] Dear Friends in Christ,

We mourn for our country this evening. The most violent public assembly of hate groups in decades has taken place yesterday and today in Charlottesville, Virginia. The deaths and injuries are the direct result of the white...

February 2, 2017

[Episcopal News Service] Two major events during Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s visit to the Pittsburgh diocese Feb. 3-5 will be streamed on the internet for those unable to attend in person.

Viewers can watch the Absalom Jones Day Eucharist from Holy Cross Church, Homewood, beginning...

November 6, 2016

[Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh] Dear Friends in Christ,

On the eve of this election, one can feel the anxiety everywhere– in private conversations, in the papers, on the Internet.

As people of faith we have two powerful responses in the face of this anxiety: to pray and to vote...

January 17, 2016

[Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh]

A Reflection on the Anglican Primates’ Meeting

Dear Friends in Christ,

On Thursday, the Primates of the Anglican Communion, meeting in Canterbury, issued a statement limiting the participation of the Episcopal Church on certain internal...

February 9, 2015

Coal Country preschoolers take part in a field trip led by Beth Garner, an education specialist with the Pennsylvania Department of Natural Resources, to Prince Gallitzin State Park. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENS

[Episcopal News Service – Northern Cambria, Pennsylvania] Against the low-...

June 25, 2014

[Diocese of Pittsburgh] Bishop Dorsey McConnell of the Diocese of Pittsburgh has released a video reflection on the lessons of faith contained in the new hit movie, “The Fault in Our Stars.”

The film is based on the popular novel by John Green, who often speaks of how his own life and...

November 25, 2013

[Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh] Bishop Dorsey McConnell has granted permission for clergy in the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh to bless same-sex relationships. In a Nov. 25 pastoral letter, McConnell announced that the decision of whether or not to bless same-sex relationships may be made...

October 22, 2012

Morgan, aka Dorsey McConnell. Photo/Andy Muhl, Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh

[Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh] The Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh ordained its 8th diocesan bishop on Oct. 20 in a ceremony of reverence and ritual that included a touch of comedic drama.


June 29, 2012

[Diocese of Pittsburgh] Pittsburgh Bishop-elect Dorsey McConnell sent a letter June 28 to members of the Diocese of Pittsburgh outlining his intended response if the General Convention adopts Resolution A049 to Authorize Liturgical Resources for Blessing Same-Gender Relationships....


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