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January 31, 2004

Editor's note: A number of readers responded to From the Edge columnist Douglas LeBlanc's commentary in December. Several of those responses are excerpted here. The complete text of the Claiming the Blessing Collaborative's response as...

January 31, 2004

"Last Ash Wednesday, while opening the church for early service at 7 a.m., I noticed some teen-agers sitting on the front steps," writes the Rev. Cathy Deats of St. James Episcopal Church. "In speaking with them, I discovered that our...

January 20, 2004

Over these next few weeks we will be traveling through the season of Epiphany on our way to Lent and Easter. The season takes its name from a Greek word meaning "manifestation, revelation, disclosure." It began on January 6, the Feast of...

December 31, 2003

A seven-member ecumenical delegation from the United States that included the Episcopal Church's peace and justice officer, the Rev. Brian Grieves, marked the end of a year-long initiative by the National Council of Churches and Church...

December 31, 2003

The Episcopal Church knows its share of unusual food festivals. Over the past year, Episcopal Life visited five of them and found not just great food, but also an amazing amount of fun and fellowship ... and all of it for a good cause...

October 31, 2003

Candidates in every diocese of the Episcopal Church must submit to physical and psychological examinations, plus background checks. Still, some background checks and exams do not reveal problems that would prevent a bishop-elect from...

October 31, 2003

Leaders of the Chinese Protestant community traveled the country in October, visiting their ecumenical partners from Canada and the United States, including the National Council of Churches and Church World Service, to reaffirm their long-...

October 31, 2003

A "Gifts for Life" catalog is being unveiled by Episcopal Relief and Development officials just in time for Christmas. It's a first-time project for the church's agency, offering an opportunity for Episcopalians to make gifts in honor...

August 31, 2003

THE ANNOUNCEMENT that Charles Gyude Bryant, described by friends and associates as a mild-mannered and politically obscure businessman, will lead the interim government of war-torn Liberia into a hoped-for democracy, is being hailed by...

August 31, 2003

Q: "Why are the services now being interrupted by periods of silence?"  The Rev. Marion Hatchett, professor emeritus of Liturgics and Music, School of Theology, University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., responds: A: Silences...

August 31, 2003

Tamalla Johnson with daughter and son and a shiny white not-quite-new Geo Metro. Episcopalians in the hills of West Virginia realize that cars are absolute necessities in areas where no public...

June 30, 2003

The Rev. Kate Moorehead, 32, new rector of St. James Episcopal Church in Wichita, Kan., has found a unique use for something every church has forgotten in the back of its closets.   Moorehead arrived at the historic church in...

June 1, 2003

EPISCOPAL PUBLICATIONS received many of the top awards at the annual convention April 27-30 of the Associated Church Press, a professional association of nearly 200 national, international and regional publications, websites and news...

June 30, 2002

Connie Kretschmer from Wellington, Nev., asked in April's letters to the editor, "Why is the church door red?" Several readers provided the following theories.  ...

June 2, 2002

Q: "Why is the church door red?"  Connie Kretschmer from Wellington, Nev., asked in April's letters to the editor, "Why is the church door red?" Several readers provided the following theories. A: One explanation was...

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