Federal Ministries

Federal chaplains serve those in the military, Veterans Administration hospitals, and federal prisons, providing spiritual and day-to-day support to service men and women overseas and stateside, veterans requiring medical services, and the incarcerated. They bring spiritual healing and comfort to those with no other faith resources. If you are interested in federal military or prison chaplaincy, call the office of the Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries; the Deputy Endorser will explain the programs, the application process, and will stay involved with you each step of the way.

Articles

November 11, 2011

In honor of the men and women who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces, the Episcopal dioceses of Bethlehem and Central Pennsylvania combined on Nov. 10 for a Veterans Day service in the chapel at the Veterans Affairs Medical...

November 11, 2011

Editor's note: This piece first appeared online in The Huffington Post's Religion Section. For many people of my generation who came of age through rites of passage in the 1960s, military service most often was looked upon as the least...

September 7, 2011

Editor's note: This piece first appeared online in The Huffington Post's Religion Section. As the senior military chaplain for U.S. Joint Forces Command, I was in Arlington, Virginia, with my colleagues for an annual meeting of the...

January 5, 2011

The Rt. Rev. James "Jay" Magness was consecrated as the sixth bishop suffragan for federal ministries in June 2010. Here, he speaks with writer Diane Ney about his plans and his office's recent relocation to Capitol Hill from New York...

June 22, 2010

The custom of appointing clergy members to lead the House of Representatives and the Senate of the United States in prayer has continued with few interruptions ever since the Senate elected Samuel Provoost, Episcopal bishop of New York,...

June 4, 2010

Support for the repeal of the U.S. Military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy is gaining momentum. Last week the House of Representatives passed a bill repealing the 17-year old law, followed closely by a vote of approval by the Senate...

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Bulletin Inserts

In observance of Veterans Day, November 11, the Rt. Rev. Dr. James “Jay” Magness, the Episcopal...

Monday, November 11, is Veterans Day, and the Rt. Rev. James Magness, the Episcopal Church’s...

This week's bulletin inserts features the work of Episcopal chaplains at home and abroad.

November 11 is Veterans Day, and the November 11 Episcopal Life bulletin insert honors the...

Episcopal Life This Week looks at confronting the sin of slavery by Archbishop of Canterbury...

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