November 1, 2018

By: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sara Eshleman

USS BULKELEY, At sea – “Stand by for the evening prayer.” The soft command arrives at the same time every evening. It’s a phrase Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) have been hearing since day one of their seven-month deployment. Traditionally,...

April 19, 2017

The Rev. Carol Reese is a chaplain and violence prevention coordinator at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News Service

[Episcopal News Service – Chicago, Illinois] John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County operates one of the busiest trauma...

October 11, 2012

This year’s Episcopal Chaplains’ Gathering took place June 24 -25 at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, in New Haven, Connecticut. Energized by the changes in the Episcopal Church, campus ministry and the world, it was most appropriately themed “The Winds of Change.” Campus chaplains...

May 26, 2011

The Rev. Bob Blessing describes war's defining moments with only a slight trace of humor: "Relationships count, and if nobody's blowing you up or shooting at you — it's a good day."

The San Diego chaplain's most recent tour of duty in Iraq included a considerable amount of both...

April 19, 2011

A piece of wood atop a bathtub forms the altar for Sunday worship services at the Sing Sing men's maximum-security prison in Ossining, New York. But on Easter, the wood is removed and the bathtub becomes a font where prisoners -- typically identified only by number -- are called by name and...

January 5, 2011

The Rt. Rev. James "Jay" Magness was consecrated as the sixth bishop suffragan for federal ministries in June 2010. Here, he speaks with writer Diane Ney about his plans and his office's recent relocation to Capitol Hill from New York City. The interview is featured in the January/February 2011...

December 1, 2010

On Dec. 3 in Chicago, hospital chaplain Carol Reese will be ordained to the priesthood in a service at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital, the former Cook County Hospital, where she has served as a chaplain in the trauma department since 2005.

For Reese, formally entering the priesthood at the...

September 13, 2010

The Rev. Daniel H. Grossoehme, an Episcopal priest and staff chaplain at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center since 2003, has been awarded a research grant from the National Institutes of Health, according to a press release.

Grossoehme, a board certified chaplain since 1997,...

August 4, 2010

Editor's note: This story was updated Friday, Aug. 6.

The Rev. Martha Kester, a chaplain and 1st lieutenant in the Iowa National Guard and rector at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Des Moines, Iowa, is scheduled to leave Aug. 9 for a 12 month deployment to Afghanistan.

Kester, who...

June 22, 2010

The custom of appointing clergy members to lead the House of Representatives and the Senate of the United States in prayer has continued with few interruptions ever since the Senate elected Samuel Provoost, Episcopal bishop of New York, as its first chaplain in 1789. ENS Weekly bulletin inserts...


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