Diocese of Chicago

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March 19, 2008

Bishop Jeffrey Lee will lead the youth of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago in an encounter with the Keiskamma Altarpiece at St. James Cathedral on March 29. The altarpiece is an artistic testimony to the hope and courage of the women of Hamburg, South Africa, in their struggle with the AIDS...

March 7, 2008

The Ecumenical Millennium Committee of Chicago's faith community is encouraging anyone with an interest in furthering ecumenical and interfaith relations to participate in the upcoming National Workshop on Christian Unity April 14-17 at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare.

This annual...

February 14, 2008

St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Dekalb, Illinois, is located only three blocks from the Campus of Northern Illinois University, the site of a shooting rampage on February 14 that has left six people dead and many others wounded. The congregation and its rector, the Rev. Mark Geisler, are now...

January 27, 2008

Jeffrey D. Lee will be ordained and consecrated as the 12th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago on February 2.

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will be the chief consecrator. She will be joined by Chicago Bishop William Persell, Chicago Assistant Bishop Victor...

November 25, 2007

The housing-rehabilitation ministry of St. Edmund's Episcopal Church in Chicago reached another milestone with the dedication of a $10.7 million mixed-income rental housing complex in Chicago's Washington Park neighborhood.

During the September 24 dedication, Chicago Mayor Richard M....

November 9, 2007

The Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee was elected November 10 to be the 12th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago.

Lee, 50, rector of St. Thomas Church, Medina, Washington, was elected on the second ballot out of a field of eight nominees. He received 203 votes of 345 cast in the lay order and...

September 24, 2007

Three priests have joined the official slate of five nominees for election as the 12th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago.

The diocesan Standing Committee announced the names September 24 of the petition nominees who have been added to the slate announced August 28. The three...

August 28, 2007

Five nominees for the 12th bishop of Chicago were received from the Bishop Search Committee and announced August 28 by the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago's Standing Committee, subject to completion of background checks:

The five nominees are:

The Rev. Jane S. Gould, priest-in-...

May 10, 2007

Bishop William Persell of Chicago announced, in a May 9 letter to the clergy and lay members of his diocese, that he would be undergoing surgery to remove his prostate in June.

The surgery -- a radical prostatectomy -- is scheduled for June 15 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in...

March 26, 2007

Bishop William Persell of the Diocese of Chicago has appointed the Rev. Dr. Joy E. Rogers as provost of St. James Cathedral.

Rogers, rector of St. Thomas parish in Battle Creek, Michigan since 1995, will begin her new ministry as the chief pastor of the 450-member cathedral congregation...

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