Chaplaincies

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August 6, 2009

The Office of the Bishop Suffragan for Federal Ministries is relocating to Washington, D.C. from the Episcopal Church Center in New York.

Federal Ministries operates chaplaincies in three areas: military, veterans' administration and federal prisons.

"D.C. is the crossroads of the...

May 19, 2009

After the end of the Civil War, American towns began setting aside a day to honor fallen soldiers and visit and tend their graves. The memorials coalesced into a commemoration of American troops killed in all wars, first called Decoration Day and now Memorial Day, celebrated on the last Monday...

December 23, 2008

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Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori concluded a three-day visit to military chaplaincies in the Washington, D.C., area with a December 23 trip to the Pentagon.

 

Jefferts Schori arrived at Bolling Air...

December 5, 2008

"I wanted to extend my sincere thanks to your organization for your gracious bead donation to those of us deployed to Balad, Iraq. I was having a very hard time while there and found great comfort using your beads and having them close to me. I also asked for beads for some of my fellow...

November 7, 2008

Surviving war is more than assuring one's physical safety, claims Colonel Frank Wismer III (ret.), an Episcopal priest who in his 25-year career as chaplain in the Army Reserve served with troops in Saudi Arabia, Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, Haiti, Bosnia, Iraq and Kuwait.

 

His...

August 25, 2008

Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy, an Episcopal Church-related organization in South Carolina, commissioned Eddie Driggers as a staff chaplain on August 10 during a service at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, North Charleston, in the Diocese of South Carolina.

Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy was founded...

June 18, 2008

Exploring ways chaplains can become better listeners to the call of and cry for the gospel and their role in the life of the larger church will be the focus of the 2008 Episcopal Chaplains' Conference.

 

"How Shall They Hear" will run June 24-27 at the Desmond Tutu Center located...

May 16, 2007

A blast in the dead of night tossed Chaplain (LTC) John Weatherly from his bed at the Al Azad Marine Air Base near Baghdad. In Mosul, Chaplain (CAPT) David Sivret of Maine saw only a white flash before he was thrown 10 feet by an explosion that killed 22 people.

Weatherly and Sivret are...

April 25, 2007

The 222nd meeting of the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware's annual convention opened in silence and prayer for the victims of the April 16 shootings at Virginian Polytechnic Institute and State University, and for all young people.

The theme of the two-day convention, hosted by St. Peter's...

January 31, 2006

If you stroll across the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., and want a mind-blowing experience, look at the student events board. Countless postings vie for the extra-curricular attention of MIT’s already over-extended best and brightest.

Even so,...

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