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February 24, 2011

In a Feb. 15 tweet the Rev. Jim Liberatore (aka gamma909) sent Genesis 18 in 130 characters to followers across the web: #Gen18-men visit-Abe hospitable-Men:wife 2 have kid-Wife pushing 100, laughs-Lord miffed-Abe haggles Gd dn on...

February 21, 2011

The formal seating of the Rt. Rev. Michael Pierce Milliken on Feb. 20 at Christ Episcopal Cathedral in Salina as fifth bishop of theDiocese of Western Kansas concluded a weekend of festivities that made history. Milliken...

February 9, 2011

When the Rev. Joseph "Sonny" Browne III began a historic preservation project at his Roxobel, North Carolina, ancestral "homeplace" last year he faced a stark reality — that its roots, and his, included slavery. "My family has lived in...

February 6, 2011

For Qi Yi the best part of celebrating the Lunar New Year Feb. 6 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Hacienda Heights in the Diocese of Los Angeles was the feeling of being among family. "This is my first time to celebrate the Chinese New...

February 3, 2011

For the first time in nearly two weeks, Ricardo Gonzalez had something to celebrate Feb. 2: his parents -- arrested during an early-morning immigration raid in Ellensburg, Washington -- were home again, at least temporarily. "We don't...

January 27, 2011

Dorothy Morris will live on in the hearts of those she loved, the Rev. Cliff Blinman told mourners Jan. 26 at St. Philip in the Hills Episcopal Church in Tucson, Arizona. Morris, the last of the Tucson shooting victims to be laid to...

January 21, 2011

A Texas judge on Jan. 21 ordered a dissident group to return "all property, as well as control of the diocesan corporation" within 60 days to the Episcopalian leaders in Fort Worth who have remained loyal to the Episcopal Church....

January 18, 2011

The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin has nominated the Rt. Rev. Chester Lovelle Talton, retired suffragan of Los Angeles, for provisional bishop, according to a Jan. 19 statement posted on the diocesan website...

January 4, 2011

When teenagers Ashton Palmer and Andrew Hagedorn decided to raise money to help Salt Lake City area homeless, they set an ambitious goal of $200,000. That was about four years ago and so far the teens, along with help and support from...

December 16, 2010

For 10-year-old Jacquelin Garcia, portraying Mary on Dec. 16 "felt nice," even though she shivered in the dark and cold and was turned away from door after door during a Las Posadas celebration at the downtown St. Athanasius Church in the...

December 15, 2010

St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Mishawaka in the Diocese of Northern Indiana gave new meaning to the incarnation this Advent when members created "Stations of the Nativity" as a collective meditative exercise for the season. The series...

December 10, 2010

For the first time in four years, Margaret Rogers of Mira Loma, California, felt she could face Christmas in a new way. "The holidays have been so awful, so lonely," since her 22-year-old son Derek Crawford was shot and killed...

December 3, 2010

The Rev. Rayford Ray was elected Dec. 4 as the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan, pending required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of the Episcopal Church. Ray, 54, a...

December 3, 2010

Seeing things differently is what the church season of Advent is all about, according to retreat leaders like the Rev. Ann Markle, rector of St. Raphael's Church, Crossville, in the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee. Markle believes...

November 29, 2010

Episcopalians in the renewing dioceses of San Joaquin, Quincy, Pittsburgh and Fort Worth say the challenges of living through church divisions have also led them to new life, increased mission and outreach, deepened community and an...

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