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March 3, 2009

Here"s your chance to share your faith story and tell everyone why you are an Episcopalian.

The Episcopal Church Office of Communication invites Episcopalians to upload their videos on the new website Since its launch on Ash Wednesday, has experienced nearly 50,000 hits.

"Because of the steady and heavy traffic we have moved to a new server and are making arrangements for backup," said Mike Collins, Director of Digital Communication. "We will continue expanding, as it is clear that people are enjoying and learning from it.", developed by the Episcopal Church"s Office of Communication, features video vignettes from people relating their personal connections to the Church.

Since the launch, individual videos have been submitted, and more are welcome. "In fact," said Collins, "we"ve heard from one parish that plans to send a whole series of videos."

Video vignettes should be less than 90 seconds. To submit a video, follow the "upload" instructions on the right of

"The response has been overwhelming. People want to talk about how they came to our Church, and others want to listen," commented Anne Rudig, Director of Communication. "Each story is very personal and very distinct."

Collins added, "We will continue to grow the site and improve the user experience."

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