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May 26, 2011

The Rev. Bob Blessing describes war's defining moments with only a slight trace of humor: "Relationships count, and if nobody's blowing you up or shooting at you — it's a good day." The San Diego chaplain's most recent tour of duty in...

May 23, 2011

Episcopalians in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles held silent prayer vigils in protest of Israeli treatment of Palestinians on May 24, the day Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress about the peace...

May 23, 2011

The Rev. Frank Sierra helped a parishioner search for her two grandsons May 22, shortly after a deadly tornado struck around 6 p.m., slicing a six-mile long and one-half-mile wide path through Joplin in southwestern Missouri. "People were...

May 22, 2011

The Rt. Rev. Rayford Jeffrey Ray was consecrated the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan during a May 21 celebration of baptismal ministry held on the campus of Northern Michigan University in Marquette. "It was an...

May 10, 2011

The California Supreme Court on May 5 returned to a lower court the lawsuit involving a seven-year property dispute between the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles and a breakaway Newport Beach church. The court, in a 6-1 decision, said that...

May 9, 2011

Tracy Nuckolls' Mississippi Delta four-bedroom home had survived Hurricane Katrina and scores of wind and rain storms but this week's flood predictions sent her packing — and readying to evacuate. "I look out my front window and see the...

May 2, 2011

The Rt. Rev. Robert Marshall Anderson, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota from 1978 to 1993 and a former assisting bishop in the Diocese of Los Angeles, died May 3 in Minneapolis of pancreatic cancer. He was 77. A memorial...

April 4, 2011

Regular Thursday evening worship involves "the Lord's Supper in three courses" at Holy Spirit Episcopal Community, a house church in Silver Lake, California, in the Diocese of Los Angeles. House churches, or small groups of believers...

March 20, 2011

The Rt. Rev. Daniel Hayden Martins was consecrated March 19 as the 11th bishop of theEpiscopal Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, in what promises to be a positive new beginning for the diocese. "It was wonderful. The spirit was just...

March 16, 2011

When the first tsunami alarm sounded at 9 p.m. March 11 in the Laupahoehoe neighborhood of Hawai'i's big island, Leonie Kawaihona Laeha Poy didn't hesitate -- she and her family raced for higher ground. The same action saved her life in...

March 10, 2011

The U.S. service men and women deployed to Afghanistan's austere Camp Leatherneck needed few reminders of mortality, ashes or death; instead Ash Wednesday services hoped to offer them "a little taste of home and a moment of sanctuary,"...

March 6, 2011

The Rt. Rev. Martin S. Field, 54, was officially seated as eighth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Missouri on March 6 before "a packed house" of about 400 at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kansas City. "Bishop Field...

March 6, 2011

The Rt. Rev. Chester Lovelle Talton was formally seated March 5 as provisional bishop of the Modesto-based Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin at Holy Family Church in Fresno, California. Earlier in the day, delegates to a special...

March 1, 2011

The Rt. Rev. Richard Lester Shimpfky was remembered March 1 as an ardent supporter of Episcopal Asiamerican and Latino ministries, and for his spiritual leadership and humility. Shimpfky, 70, served as the second bishop of the Diocese of...

February 25, 2011

Episcopal churches across the country have stepped up during recent tough economic times and reached out to local communities in creative ways, establishing bartering systems, offering prescription medication and job placement services and...

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