Spiritual Growth


July 9, 2019

Pilgrims walk through a field on June 26, 2019, on Day 4 of the Appalachian Camino, a weeklong pilgrimage organized by the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania on parts of the Appalachian Trail passing through the diocese. Photo: Emily...

June 11, 2019

About 3,000 people each year attempt to hike all 2,190 miles of the Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine, including this segment in North Carolina. Photo courtesy of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy


May 6, 2018

The Rev. Furman Buchanan celebrates Holy Eucharist on April 14 at Conestee Park in Greenville, South Carolina, during the inaugural hike of the Holy Hikes chapter based at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Photo: Holy Hikes Upper South Carolina, via Facebook


January 25, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] How can the Episcopal Church feed Episcopalians’ hunger for spiritual growth in the 21st century? Forward Movement surveyed 12,000 people from more than 200 Episcopal congregations for answers, producing a report released this week that provides a snapshot of the...

June 28, 2017

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal pilgrims have reached Day 30 of their 410-mile journey down the Connecticut River, and social media dispatches from the River of Life pilgrimage show clear skies, peaceful water and a group determined to embrace the call to prayer as they clutch their paddles...

May 17, 2017

[Episcopal News Service] Antes de que la Iglesia fuera la Iglesia, los primeros seguidores de Jesús se enfrentaron a un momento de incertidumbre. Él había ascendido al cielo, luego de prometer que enviaría al Espíritu Santo “dentro de no muchos días”. Sin embargo, la prometida...

July 1, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Each week, my home church hosts eleven Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, and other 12 Step groups. I know a number of parishioners who struggle with alcoholism. But addiction has been largely a hidden disease and tragedy for our church, just as I suspect it is in many...

May 21, 2012

In the wake of the New Age, and the ever-growing love affair our culture has with all things spiritual, a new mantra has emerged: I'€™m spiritual, not religious! It is the mantra of ex-Catholics and once-in-awhile Protestants and others on the spiritual path. This emerging mantra has grown up...

September 16, 2011

By: The Public Affairs Office

The Rev. Marek Zabriskie believes everyone should read the Bible.  And, he’s utilizing websites, social media, and all of today’s tools to bring the message of the ancient texts to a modern world through a new effort called The Bible Challenge.

Zabriskie is rector of St.Thomas Church...

September 15, 2011

On a recent trip to the Grand Canyon, I was amused to hear a guide recount what is surely the most bone-headed prognostication ever made concerning a national park. After exploring the canyon in 1857-58, Joseph C. Ives wrote this report:

"The region ... is, of course, altogether...


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