Diocese of Arizona

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May 6, 2010

The life and varied ministries of the Very Rev. Canon Richard Maurice George Jr., dean emeritus of Trinity Cathedral in Phoenix in the Diocese of Arizona, will be celebrated at a Sunday evening service.

George, 79, died May 5 after a brief illness. "Dean George's health deteriorated...

April 25, 2010

Bishop Kirk S. Smith told Arizona Episcopalians April 23 not to panic in response to a new state law that will make it illegal for undocumented immigrants to be in Arizona and that will require people suspected of being illegal to show proof of legal status.

"I know that the passage of...

February 22, 2010

When he invited local public officials to attend the Feb. 20 dedication of the Hózhóní Youth Center in Holbrook in the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, Garrick Logg didn't really expect them to show up.

During the grand opening celebration, the 19-year-old received the surprise of his young...

December 11, 2008

It's safe to say there never has been another worship service in the Diocese of Arizona quite like the one taking place regularly at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Phoenix.

 

Between 40 and 60 people gather each week as the community of St. Jude's, sponsored with the help of...

October 17, 2008

The Rt. Rev. Joseph Thomas Heistand, third bishop of the Diocese of Arizona (1979 to 1992), died at his home in Richmond, Virginia, on Oct. 14 after a long illness. He was 84.

 

"He will be remembered by many of you as a caring pastor during a difficult time in the history of the...

May 5, 2008

Students from Imago Dei Middle School in Tucson, Arizona, learned that they had placed third in the School of the Future Design Competition at the awards gala on May 2. The ceremony took place at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

"When they announced that we got third...

April 15, 2008

Bishop Kirk S. Smith of the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, together with seven other religious leaders in the Phoenix area, released a letter April 10 addressing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his crime sweeps targeting illegal immigrants.

The full text of the letter follows....

April 15, 2008

Bishop Kirk S. Smith of the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, together with seven other religious leaders in the Phoenix area, released a letter April 10 addressing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his crime sweeps targeting illegal immigrants.

The full text of the letter follows....

June 14, 2007

A day labor center at Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church in Cave Creek, Arizona, has become a flashpoint for the nation's heated immigration debate.

Good Shepherd began the day labor program seven years ago at the invitation of officials in Cave Creek, located about 35 miles...

June 3, 2007

Amid joyful drumming, chanting, dancing and clapping, Bishop Kirk Smith of the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona on June 3 dedicated St. Paul's Episcopal Sudanese Mission near downtown Phoenix and installed the Rev. Samuel Mathiong Reec as its vicar.

About 300 congregants, friends and...

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