Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every human heart, that barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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For centuries, monastic communities have shaped their lives around rhythms and disciplines for following Jesus together. The Way of Love: Practices for Jesus-Centered Life outlines a Rule for the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.” – Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
“Being a Christian is not essentially about joining a church or being a nice person, but about following in the footsteps of Jesus, taking his teachings seriously, letting his Spirit take the lead in our lives, and in so doing helping to change the world from our nightmare into God’s dream.”
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The Episcopal Diocese of New York has received notification from Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry that Bishop-elect Matthew Foster Heyd has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process detailed in Canon III.11.3. The consents received have been certified by the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, registrar of the General Convention.
Raphaelle Sondak, who has served as director of human resources and a member of Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s staff since 2017, has announced her upcoming retirement. Sondak’s last day will be Feb. 3.
Members of the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop have decided on a timeline for receiving names of potential nominees to be the 28th presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church.
Episcopalians are invited to learn about, pray for, and celebrate the vowed religious orders and communities that have long been part of the church during a first-time observance of Religious Life Sunday on Jan. 22. Find more information and download bulletin inserts.