Katharine Jefferts Schori

Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 00:00

Greetings from The Episcopal Church, and its 82 churches named for Alban – one in Haiti and the others in 40 of the United States.  They are celebrating their patronal feasts this weekend as well.               Our communications director told me...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 00:00

I was a stranger and you welcomed me. On June 20, communities across the globe will celebrate World Refugee Day, honoring the strength, resilience, and contributions of refugees. In 2014, the world has seen the heights to which refugees can rise...

Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 00:00

In the beginning, God said, let there be, and it was created…light, sun, moon, waters above and waters below, animals, and human beings.  God saw everything that had been created and indeed, it was very good.  And God rested on the seventh day, and...

Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 00:00

We’re going to make a prophet today.  Actually, we’re going to authorize several prophets.  And then we’re going to send them out there.  Ready or not, world, here they come!  Garrison Keillor is famous for saying, ‘Who wants to be a prophet? ...

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 00:00

Happy birthday, happy anniversary – you are centenarians!  This congregation is celebrating its hundredth anniversary, and even if you don’t join the throng here regularly, you are part of its long history and life in this place.  This community...

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 00:00

Alleluia, Christ is risen!  The Lord is risen indeed, alleluia! So what are we afraid of, even in the midst of this great rejoicing?  For most of the world, fear rarely takes a holiday.  The current threats in Eastern Europe are raising the fear of...

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 00:00

Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.  The ability to do that begins with the heart.  There’s a traditional Irish prayer that goes something like this, “May those who love us love us.  And those who don’t love us, may God turn...

Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 00:00

My grandfather died almost 50 years ago, but one of his sayings continues to be part of the family lore.  It may be apocryphal, but my mother insisted that when she or her siblings had done something wrong, he would confront them by saying, “we’re...

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 00:00

I greet you on behalf of The Episcopal Church in 17 nations, where we overlap with this Moravian province and others in the Unitas Fratrum.  Like you, we are part of a global fellowship of provinces, the Anglican Communion.  Episcopalians and...

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 00:00

Monday afternoon I met with a group of students at St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh.  It’s one of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, founded by Episcopalians in 1867 to help educate people who had formerly been enslaved.  One of...

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