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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Politics, Polls, Torture

Hope, peace, goodness, and love.  In this Advent time of holy expectation, the words seem more than ideals or dreams.  Our hearts yearn for the possibility; they feel real and attainable.  I want so much to feel their truth.  I am a hopeless believer.  I follow this beautiful man whose ... [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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Why the Pain, God?

If you’ve seen the movie American Sniper, or if you’ve read any books on the rigorous training that Navy Seals endure, then you know that becoming one of the world’s most elite soldiers is no walk in the park.Navy Seal recruits are not only subject to torturous physical training, sleep ... [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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Ash Wednesday Prayers

Given that the weather has created dangerous driving conditions, I realize that many can’t get to church to gather for Ash Wednesday, our first day of Lent. For those who would like to mark the day with prayer and reflection, I offer this at-home form of Ash Wednesday prayers. ... [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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He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

World Mission Sunday is February 15!  To prepare ourselves to celebrate the many ways in which The Episcopal Church participates in God’s mission around the world, we present these blogs from our missionaries.

Guest Blogger: Kirsten Lowell from the diocese of Maine, serving as a member of the Young Adult Service ... [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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Easter People #33: Winter survival guide

In episode 33, the Easter People (minus Jason) ride out the winter together, with a discussion of board games and other tips for staying warm, fighting cabin fever, and winning at pajamas.
Games we discussed:

Settlers of Catan
Sushi Go!
Diplomacy
Apples to Apples
Cards Against Humanity
A Game for Good Christians

Green Shoots:

Liturgy for Lent (Jason, Mike)
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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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Trading Survival for Life

During the bishop search process in Lexington, Ginger and I visited several different churches and diocesan ministries.  One of the places we visited was St. Andrew’s Church in Lexington, an African American congregation with a proud history just down the street from the Cathedral.  A ... [Read More]

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