Diocese of Washington

Articles

September 30, 2005

The streets of DuPont Circle in Northwest Washington, D.C., are hot and steamy in late summer, and morning brings little relief. Many homeless people have nowhere to go. Some lucky ones know about Charlie’s Place.

An outreach ministry of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Charlie’s Place...

October 18, 2004

Good morning, thank you for being here as our Communion begins a momentous journey.

I would like to thank the 17 members of the Lambeth Commission who have labored long and prayerfully over the document that we have been given today. Their Commission's willingness to struggle through its...

May 5, 2004

The Rt. Rev. John Bryson Chane, Episcopal bishop of Washington, didn't always wear vestments to work. And his stage wasn't always as grand as the Great Choir of the Washington National Cathedral.

In his early 20s, the bishop, now 59, spent five years traveling the country with a...

February 10, 2004

The Episcopal Diocese of Washington entered a partnership with the Church of the Province of Southern Africa at its annual convention at the Washington National Cathedral, January 31-February 1.

The diocese also reviewed a new church planting and mission development strategy, and passed...

August 29, 2002

The 18-month-long impasse between a vestry in Accokeek, Maryland and the Diocese of Washington over the election of a rector was broken August 29 with the issuance of a joint statement between the vestry and Bishop John Chane, naming the Rev. Stephen Arpee as the parish's new rector. Arpee has...

June 27, 2002

In a fiery statement to the press, reminiscent of his writings before accepting a call to be a rector in small-town Maryland, the Rev. Samuel Lee Edwards on June 27 renounced his orders as a priest of the Episcopal Church, which he denounced as a 'cartel of ecclesiastical despots.'

The...

June 4, 2002

Themes of justice and compassion permeated the service at the Washington National Cathedral June 1 where the Rev. John Bryson Chane was consecrated the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Washington.

In his sermon, the Rev. William Sloane Coffin, who as chaplain at Yale University in the...

May 23, 2002

On May 22, 2002, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit unanimously affirmed an earlier decision by the U.S. District Court recognizing the authority of Washington bishop pro tempore Jane Holmes Dixon to refuse the election of the Rev. Samuel Edwards as rector of Christ Church and St...

April 30, 2002

A devastating tornado hit Charles County in southern Maryland on April 28, damaging several churches in the Diocese of Washington.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration damage assessment team rated the tornado an F5 on the Fujita Tornado Damage Scale, with winds in the 261-...

April 18, 2002

The Middle East Peace Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University are sponsoring a free forum on Religion and Politics in Egypt and Israel, America's closest allies in the Middle East on Monday, April 22 at 7 PM at...

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