Diocese of Washington

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November 28, 2011

[Washington National Cathedral] At the beginning of Advent, a season of quiet expectation, a service of Lessons and Carols features Cathedral Voices and the Cathedral Choir of Men and Girls; the Rev. Canon Mary Sulerud, officiant. In preparation for the great feast of Christ’s...

November 14, 2011

Surrounded by family, the Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde is welcomed officially as ninth bishop of the Diocese of Washington, D.C., during a Nov. 12 consecration ceremony at Washington National Cathedral. Photo/Leta Dunham

[Episcopal News Service] The bells of Washington...

November 14, 2011

The bells of Washington National Cathedral, silent since the Aug. 23 earthquake, rang out joyfully following the Nov. 12 consecration of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington's ninth bishop, the Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde.

And though black netting draped across the cathedral ceiling was...

September 19, 2011

Update: On Sept. 21, the New York Times reported that the U.S. hikers had been released.

Bishop John Bryson Chane of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington returned on Sept. 19 from Iran, where he and a delegation of Christian and Muslim leaders had sought the release of American hikers...

August 23, 2011

East Coast Episcopal churches great and small spent Aug. 24 assessing damage caused by the magnitude 5.8 earthquake that struck the day before outside of Richmond, Virginia, and finding that their insurance may not cover needed repairs.

Washington National Cathedral, sixth-largest...

June 17, 2011

The Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C., elected the Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde as its first female diocesan bishop on the second ballot on June 18, pending the required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of the Episcopal Church.

Budde, 52,...

April 25, 2010

"Each and every one of you is a shepherd," Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori told nearly 150 parishioners, the Welcome Table choir, and homeless men and women gathered to participate the Welcome Table service April 25 at the Church of the Epiphany in Washington, D.C.

Epiphany...

March 4, 2010

One day after same-gender marriage became legal in the District of Columbia, Diocese of Washington Bishop John Chane said March 4 that Episcopal Church priests in the nation's capital may preside at those marriages. "Through the grace of Holy Baptism, there are no second class members of the...

December 15, 2009

Episcopal Diocese of Washington Bishop John Chane celebrated the Washington D.C. City Council's passage of a same-gender marriage bill Dec. 15. Like some other Episcopal Church bishops, Chane permits the clergy in his diocese to bless same-sex relationships. He had previously said that the...

May 7, 2008

Swiss lighting artist Gerry Hofstetter will soon bring his work to Washington National Cathedral for an exterior illumination in celebration of the Cathedral’s centennial.

Artistic images will be projected on the cathedral's south side May 9-11 and will be visible from all over...

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