Diocese of Chicago

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December 13, 2011

[Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. C. Christopher Epting in January will become the assisting bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago.

Epting is the retired bishop of the Diocese of Iowa who later served for nine years as the presiding bishop’s deputy for ecumenical and...

January 5, 2011

Capturing the spirit of Sudanese Christians and helping to tell their stories of living in and around the country's north-south border region has been a year-long passion and media project for a team of Episcopalians from the Diocese of Chicago.

The Renk Media Team has produced an...

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...

July 18, 2010

In just six months, the diaper bank at St. Paul's Church has given away more than 80,000 diapers in McHenry County, Illinois, in the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago.

Banking and distributing diapers wasn't something the rector, the Rev. Jim Swarthout, had considered as a future ministry,...

December 5, 2008

Bishop Jeffrey Lee of the diocese of Chicago will welcome young people to St. James Cathedral in downtown Chicago on Sunday, December 14 for an afternoon of "discovering the truth about Santa Claus." The event is part of festivities surrounding the offering of an exhibit on the life of St....

November 4, 2008

The 53 Chicago-area children who have died by violence over the past year were remembered in a requiem mass at St. James Episcopal Cathedral on All Souls Day, November 2. In his welcoming remarks, Chicago Bishop Jeffrey Lee said "it will take all of us to stem the tide of violence that has...

October 8, 2008

In response to the current global financial crisis, Bishop Jeffrey Lee of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago has issued a pastoral letter saying that "it is essential to remember now, as at other times of transition and turmoil, that most of the challenges in life are ones we cannot control and...

August 13, 2008

When the Most Rev. Daniel Deng Bul spoke to the annual conference of the American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan (AFRECS) in May 2008, he described the immediate challenges he was facing as the new archbishop of a church with 24 dioceses spread throughout Africa's largest geographical...

April 21, 2008

An Episcopal priest from the University of Southern California has been named the new dean of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel at the University of Chicago. The Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Davenport, senior associate dean of religious life at the University of Southern California, will begin her new ministry...

March 25, 2008

The American Friends Service Committee, Episcopal Peace Fellowship, military families and Iraq vets commemorated with prayers and reflections the milestone of the 4,000th U.S. military death in Iraq on March 24 at the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago's St. James' Cathedral.

Covering the...

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