Diocese of Georgia

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March 2, 2015

Dr. Jürgen Moltmann, Kelly Gissendaner and the Rev. Cathy Zappa at Gissendaner’s graduation from Theological Certificate Program. Photo: Diocese of Atlanta

Editor’s note: Georgia Department of Correction officials postponed Kelly Renee Gissendaner’s execution at the last...

April 28, 2014

[Episcopal News Services] Firearms will not be permitted in buildings or on property of any Episcopal church anywhere in the state of Georgia, bishops of the two Georgia dioceses have said.

Diocese of Atlanta Bishop Rob Wright and Diocese of Georgia Bishop Scott Benhase were responding...

January 31, 2013

[Episcopal Diocese of Georgia] Human suffering is ubiquitous. What makes Jesus’ death on the cross unique is not what humans did to Jesus, but that God responded with love to hate and with life to death.

The Diocese of Georgia is offering video Stations of the Cross that use film...

May 3, 2012

[Episcopal Diocese of Georgia] The Episcopal Diocese of Georgia announced May 3 that the Episcopal Church and it have resolved the remaining issues between them and Christ Church Anglican, the group that separated from the Episcopal Church several years ago but which remained in the...

March 13, 2012

GIPL Executive Director Alexis Chase, left, and members of St. Francis' Church, Macon, pose with the recycled debating trophy the congregation received with their "green" award.

[Diocese of Atlanta] St. Francis’ Episcopal Church, Macon, was named Congregation of the Year by Georgia...

December 13, 2011

[Episcopal Diocese of Georgia] With a transfer of keys, historic Christ Church on Johnson Square in Savannah came back into the possession of Christ Church Episcopal.

On Monday [Dec. 12], Senior Warden Mimi Jones and Junior Warden Margaret Miller met privately with Joan Malley, the...

July 8, 2010

The Georgia Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court ruling that the real property and other assets of Christ Church Episcopal in Savannah are held in trust for the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia and the Episcopal Church.

The text of the opinion is here.

The Episcopal Church, the...

April 18, 2010

The Rt. Rev. George Paul Reeves, the seventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia, died on April 15 in Asheville, North Carolina, after suffering from a prolonged illness. He was 91.

Reeves was born Oct. 14, 1918 in Roanoke, Virginia. He was a 1940 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of...

January 24, 2010

The Rev. Scott Benhase was ordained and consecrated Jan. 23 as the 10th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia.

Benhase succeeds Bishop Henry I. Louttit, Georgia's ninth bishop, who has served the diocese since January 1995.

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori was the...

November 23, 2009

The city of Savannah celebrated what would have been lifelong Episcopalian Johnny Mercer's 100th birthday Nov. 18 with the unveiling of a life-size bronze statue of Mercer in Ellis Square. The Rev. Michael S. White, rector of Christ Church Episcopal, offered the invocation. Mercer was born in...

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