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October 31, 2006

While General Convention this past summer debated new liturgies and whether it should authorize revision of The Book of Common Prayer, a new liturgical text quietly debuted in the nearby exhibit hall. The Saint Helena Breviary: Personal...

October 31, 2006

Hours after her husband was elected presiding bishop in 1997, Phoebe Griswold spoke of needing to find new work as she assumed a new role. Now, reaching the end of her time as the church’s “first spouse,” she finds she cannot let go of...

August 31, 2006

Dick Schori is a passionate man. “I’ve had a variety of passions in my life, several to do with sports activities,” says the spouse of Presiding Bishop-elect Katharine Jefferts Schori. “I had a real passion for solar energy in the ‘70s...

June 30, 2006

Advocates and leaders received awards from several Episcopal organizations at events during General Convention. The Episcopal Peace Fellowship honored the Rev. Canon Naim Ateek, director of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology...

June 30, 2006

Her hands streaked in a rainbow of marker ink, a young girl sat at a table near the back of the General Convention worship space, carefully coloring green around the edges of fabric flower petals. Around the table and at others nearby, her...

June 30, 2006

General Convention approved switching to the Revised Common Lectionary, new rites-of-passage liturgies, additions to Lesser Feasts and Fasts and a discussion about the appropriateness of “open communion.” Churches will begin using the...

May 31, 2006

General Convention isn’t just for grownups. Youngsters ages 4 to 12 can enter the magical world of Narnia, visit local attractions and worship together at the daily Eucharists at this year’s convention in Columbus, Ohio. Teens ages 13 to...

April 30, 2006

“How do we get back to the basics of Christianity without getting buried in doctrine and dogma?” That’s the question an Ascension Day webcast will explore when Trinity Church-St. Paul’s Chapel in Manhattan presents Here Comes Everybody...

April 30, 2006

A couple of summers ago, Bishop Edwin “Ted” Gulick Jr. had an “Aha!” moment at the diocesan camp. After a college student received Communion from a young priest at a service there, he told Gulick: “This is the first time I’ve ever received...

March 31, 2006

A dozen years ago, a friend contacted the Rev. Fletcher Lowe and asked him to fill in for him as summer supply priest at St. James in Florence, Italy. A decade later, Lowe and his wife, Mary Fran, returned to Florence, where he served as...

October 31, 2005

For the Rev. Anne Wolf, creativity is a very spiritual attribute. Being artistic is part of her incarnation. “Aesthetic stuff just gets my strings humming,” she says. True, she sometimes feels a bit guilty about spending time playing...

September 30, 2005

What do you do when God calls you to create an artform you don’t like and don’t know how to make? If you’re Suzanne Schleck, you do it anyway -- and discover a whole new calling. “It started from a conversation I had with the rector of...

May 31, 2005

When is a cup of coffee more than a cup of coffee? When it promotes environmental and economic justice in coffee-growing nations around the world. A growing number of congregations and individuals are buying fair-trade, organic, shade-...

May 31, 2005

The environmental movement within the Episcopal Church is deepening its roots and branching out. From grassroots “green building” projects to international conferences, Episcopalians are seeking ways to integrate their faith with care...

October 31, 2004

When participants in a Christian education conference wanted their children included in the daily Eucharist, Chaplain Robyn Szoke sat with some of the youngsters to discern their role. Led by the children’s stories, the conversation turned...

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