February 15: World Mission Sunday
Traditionally celebrated on the last Sunday after Epiphany, World Mission Sunday in 2015 is February 15 in The Episcopal Church.
The purpose of World Mission Sunday is to focus on the global impact of the Baptismal Covenant’s call to “seek and serve Christ in all persons” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 305), and to raise awareness of the many ways in which The Episcopal Church participates in God’s mission around the world.
“World Mission Sunday gives us an opportunity to remember that all humanity is created in God’s image and that we are called to reflect on how we are living into our baptismal vows and to engage concretely in mutual and interdependent relationships with our brothers and sisters around the world,” noted the Rev. David Copley, Mission Personnel Officer.
Currently, Episcopal Church missionaries are located in many international locales, including Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Jerusalem, Kenya, Mozambique, Panama, the Philippines, Qatar, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, and Uruguay.
For more information, contact Elizabeth Boe, Global Networking Officer.
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