Diocese of Southern Ohio


August 26, 2007

Thirteen city dwellers huddled on the banks of a neon orange stream, which was full of toxins seeping out of the mouth of the Majestic Coal Mine a few yards away. Standing at their side, Geoff Buckley explained the challenge of buffering the sulfuric acid from a maze of coal mines from...

August 14, 2007

This fall, hundreds of thousands of Ohio State University (OSU) football fans will receive a little something extra in their game programs -- an invitation to any of the more than 80 congregations in the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio.

Some diehard fans are nearly religious in their...

April 29, 2007

Thomas E. Breidenthal became the ninth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio on April 28.


Breidenthal, 56, was elected November 11 at the diocese's annual convention. He is the former dean of Religious Life and of the Chapel at Princeton University.


April 17, 2007

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will serve as the chief consecrator April 28 as the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio will celebrate the ordination and consecration of its ninth diocesan bishop.

The consecration of Bishop-elect Thomas E. Breidenthal will take place at the...

November 10, 2006

The Rev. Thomas E. Breidenthal was elected November 11 as the 9th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio.


Breidenthal, 55, dean of Religious Life and of the Chapel at Princeton University in New Jersey, was elected out of a field of seven nominees on the third ballot...

May 15, 2006

The Diocese of Southern Ohio, which will host the Episcopal Church's 75th General Convention when it meets June 13-21 in Columbus, stretches from the foothills of Appalachia to the verdant fields of corn and soybeans, from the vigor and hustle of metropolitan cities to small Ohio River towns...

October 18, 2004

October 18, 2004

My brothers and sisters in Christ,

As many of you know, Archbishop Eames and his commission released the Windsor Report this morning. The report is nearly 100 pages, and I’m sure it will be widely discussed in the coming days. I invite each of you to read the...

October 7, 2004

Mary McKell planned a reception for 40 people. Then 60, then 80.

She never dreamed that nearly 300 people from around the Diocese of Southern Ohio would fill every seat in St. Paul’s, Chillicothe. They came from Gallipolis and Cincinnati, Dayton and Wayneville and Columbus, clergy and...

May 1, 2002

Bishop Herbert Thompson, Jr. of Southern Ohio issued a statement May 1 expressing his 'regret' at a decision by the board of the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) not to go to Cincinnati for its annual meeting and conference in July.

'UBE leadership appears to have based this decision...