Panorama: Blogs of the Episcopal Church

Panorama presents various opinions and viewpoints of Episcopalians, as well as discussions of personal faith journeys, and conversations about the mission and ministry of the Episcopal Church, its actions, social activism, traditions, and liturgy.

A Shepherd in the Field - The Rev. Cn. Daniel Gutierrez

I do not know where you are leading me. I do not know what my next day, my next week or my next year wil look like. As I try to keep my hands open, I trust that you will put your hand in mine and bring me home. Thank you God for you love. Thank you, Amen.

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Jesus loves me....

While visiting a hospital in Nepal, Philip Yancy encountered a woman consumed by leprosy. Her body calloused, deformed stumps for limbs, blind eyes mottled, and one could see far into her sinus cavity. She was not what the world would consider beautiful. When she heard his voice, she pulled herself ... [Read More]
Blog de la semana

El Rvdo. Pablo Velázquez Abreu es profesor de Sagrada Escritura y Teología. Predicador de retiros, congresos y Seminarios para Jóvenes, Parejas y Religiosos Líderes. Apoya Su trabajo ministerial por medio de Tecnologías de Información y Comunicación (TICs) de las cuales es asesor ad intra y ad extra de la Iglesia. Actualmente acompaña Procesos formativos, Comunicaciones y evangelizadores en la Diócesis de Colombia.

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Hoy estarás conmigo en el paraíso. Lc. 23, 35-43

“Hoy estarás conmigo en el paraíso” es la promesa que Jesús rey agonizante hace al bandido que le pide acordarse de él en su reino. El reino de Jesús el Cristo pasa por la mediación de la cruz para alcanzar la victoria sobre su muerte personal y la muerte de ... [Read More]
Chris Yaw

Chris Yaw is an Episcopal priest and author who is passionate about renewing congregations.  He is an Emmy Award winning journalist and has worked for several local and national broadcasting companies as a writer, reporter, and producer, which he has put to work at his popular congregational development blog, http://www.churchnext.tv/.

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Two Friends

(Photo by Michael Kenna)I have two friends.One is a doctor. One is a photographer. The doctor thinks the human body is fascinating. He understands how the organs and major systems work. He can rattle off an amazing repertoire of insights into cell structure and nutrition absorption all the way up ... [Read More]
Dirty Sexy Ministry

This blog is written by two priests with a feminine outlook on the world. After all, celebrating the Eucharist with a slipping bra strap adds perspective. The Rev. Laurie Brock (pictured)  is the rector of St. Michael the Archangel Episcopal Church in Lexington, Kentucky. The Rev. Mary Koppel is priest-in-charge at Grace Episcopal Church (La Iglesia de la Gracia) in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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She Speaks

Standing in my office, out of his sight line, I think I was as stunned as the person to whom he was speaking. I moved closer, hoping to hear what I thought certainly I’d misheard.“I speak for Mother Laurie.”A woman had asked a question of an older man in the ... [Read More]
Father Matthew Presents

The Rev. Matthew J. Moretz is the creator of the "Father Matthew Presents" series of video blogs. The light-hearted pieces focus on issues of faith and ministry from the perspective of an Episcopal priest. The series is a close-up view of the Episcopal Church in the 21st century. Father Matthew seeks to present the treasures of Christianity one video at a time.

Global Partnerships of the Episcopal Church

The Office of Global Partnerships serves as a bridge for developing and nurturing relationships between the Episcopal Church and our partners around the Anglican Communion, our ecumenical and interreligious partners, and with organizations such as the United Nations and the National Council of Churches. We are a resource for congregations and dioceses as they develop and foster their own relationships around the world. We actively develop resources to strengthen and facilitate the global mission engagement of the Episcopal Church. We highlight issues of international concern and, in cooperation with colleagues across the Mission Department, mobilize engagement in these issues throughout the Episcopal Church. Our ministry is guided by the mission priorities adopted by General Convention, which include the Five Marks of Mission and the Millennium Development Goals.

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence
November 25th – December 10th, 2013
 November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the first day of the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign. Each year, from November 25th through December 10th (International Human ... [Read More]
Kathleen Clark

A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, life-long resident of Tennessee, and currently working in Hong Kong! Serving as a Mission Volunteer with the Mission for Migrant Workers (www.migrants.net) at St. John's Cathedral in Hong Kong, part of the Young Adult Service Corps program of the Episcopal Church.

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YASC re-entry, NYC, VDC

So I just returned from an amazing trip to NYC where I reconnected with other YASC participants and friends from Hong Kong.The retreat portion was a chance for the participants to reflect on our experiences and aid in processing all of the things we faced over the last year. It ... [Read More]
Key Resources

The Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary was founded in 1984 to promote “research and development that will foster improved teaching practices and curricula in the Episcopal Church.” As a resource room (now housed in Key Hall) with sample curricula and a circulating collection on teaching and learning in faith contexts, we have historically served the VTS community as well as Christian education directors, Sunday School teachers, clergy, and other mid-Atlantic church leaders through our ministry of resource curation, consultation, and training workshops.

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Discovering Our Spirituality through Memory Boxes

I often allude to memory boxes when talking or thinking about spirituality and aging. They were prominent in my presentation at the Abundant Living Conference at Camp Allen in the Diocese of Texas in early March. A participant at the conference recently asked for more information about memory boxes:
“I was ... [Read More]
Kim Litsey

I am a painter and actively seek to love and understand God more through being and working with other people on things that I am passionate about like peace, food security, environment and beauty. I am a member of The Episcopal Church--currently studying to be a priest.

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The Road to Chisawani Outstation

Mr. Esau Nkosi (our driver), Fr. Gowoka, Mr. Charles Malata (Diocesan Project Officer) and the leaders of Chisawani parish.  We set out for the Chisawani Outstation two days later than planned because the 4-wheel drive vehicle needed repairs.  After our return trip home especially, I was thankful for the new ball ... [Read More]
Mission Is Who We Are

The Rt. Rev. Stacy Sauls is the Chief Operating Officer for the Episcopal Church. Sauls was elected the Sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Lexington in 2000.  His episcopacy is recognized for his focused and creative work on mission and vision in the context of a smaller diocese in Eastern Kentucky where 14 of the 100 poorest counties in the country are located.

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Keep the Faith

I hope you have had a chance to see Bishop Michael’s video from his hospital in Richmond by now.  I love its ending the best.  “God bless you.  Keep the faith.”  It is something my friend Michael so often says.  “Keep the faith.”  This week’s lesson ... [Read More]

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