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March 8, 2011

Ash Wednesday services will not be confined to church interiors in the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago this week. More than two dozen congregations, stretching from Chicago to Dixon, will be taking the Ash Wednesday rite of imposition of...

December 5, 2008

Bishop Jeffrey Lee of the diocese of Chicago will welcome young people to St. James Cathedral in downtown Chicago on Sunday, December 14 for an afternoon of "discovering the truth about Santa Claus." The event is part of...

September 24, 2007

Archbishop Peter Akinola, leader of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, told Christians in Wheaton, Illinois, September 23 to subordinate their agendas to the transforming power of the gospel, and conform to a strict biblical framework for...

September 12, 2007

The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, parish and diocesan leaders have handled the ending of a relationship with prayer, courtesy and mutual respect, and without the threat of lawsuits. Last December, the vestry of Church of the Resurrection...

October 31, 2006

An art project launched in a small South African town is giving North Americans an appreciation for the scope of the AIDS epidemic and the resilience of Africans who cope daily with the loss of family members and the resulting turmoil in...

October 31, 2006

When Frank T. Griswold stepped into the pulpit of Washington National Cathedral on Jan. 10, 1998, the Episcopal Church was weathering widening fissures over the role of gays and lesbians in its life, pondering its next move following the...

March 28, 2006

The Diocese of Chicago’s Bishop William D. Persell has announced his plans to resign as diocesan bishop in fall 2007 on the consecration of the next bishop of Chicago. Persell's decision, reached in counsel with Presiding Bishop...

March 12, 2005

The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops will again be surrounded by prayer as they resume their deliberations on the Windsor Report this week in Camp Allen, Texas. The Rev. Catharine Phillips, chaplain to the Diocese of Chicago’s Windsor...

March 7, 2005

Under a heavy security shield, over 600 mourners filled St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Evanston Saturday morning, March 5, to standing room only for the Requiem Eucharist for Michael Lefkow, husband of federal judge Joan Lefkow....

September 30, 2004

The episcopal church has an offer clergy would be foolish to refuse, according to the Rev. Mark Tusken, rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Geneva, Ill. A self-described workaholic, Tusken cleared his calendar three years ago and...

September 12, 2004

For decades war and its sidekick, famine, have devastated the land and lives of the people of southern Sudan, largely in the face of a disinterested international community. Crops and cattle, the life source of the predominant ethnic group...

December 18, 2003

Plans for redeveloping the Episcopal Church Center in the Diocese of Chicago have been green-lighted by Chicago's key regulatory bodies. At its November meeting the Chicago Plan Commission approved plans from LR Development, the project...

November 24, 2003

In a pastoral letter to the clergy and congregations of the diocese, Chicago's Bishop William Persell said he supports Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold’s proposal for “supplemental episcopal pastoral care” as a response to the Anglican...

November 11, 2003

Unity, charity and the call to mission framed and informed two days of worship, workshops, conversations and celebrations at the 166th annual convention of the Diocese of Chicago meeting Nov. 7 and 8 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Oak Brook...

August 8, 2003

As the bishops prepared to consider two remaining big-ticket items Thursday afternoon — namely, the budget and Title III ministry canons — they were reminded that other parts of the church were confronting life and death issues...

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