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May 1, 2018

Antiques dealer Jon Felz, center, appraises an icon for Joanne and Sal Torrisi during an April 21 fundraiser for Diocese of Newark Prison Ministry programs, held at St. James Episcopal Church in Upper Montclair, New Jersey. Photo: Sharon...

June 15, 2016

A dove of peace sails above a crowd of 500 who gathered on the green in Morristown, New Jersey, in a June 15 candlelight vigil for the victims of a mass shooting at an Orlando, Florida, nightclub earlier this week. Participants held...

April 3, 2016

The day after he was consecrated bishop of the Diocese of Newark in 2007, Mark Beckwith headed for the Community of St. John Baptist in Mendham, N.J. "I needed a place to go for silence and sanctuary," he said. Beckwith joined Presiding...

July 3, 2015

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] General Convention 2015 took a step toward revising the 1979 Book of Common Prayer and The Hymnal 1982, directing the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) to prepare plans for...

July 1, 2015

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] In the wake of the June 26 U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage for all Americans, General Convention followed suit on July 1 with canonical and liturgical changes to...

June 30, 2015

The Rev. Ruth Meyers, Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music chair, standing, addresses the Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music legislative committee, chaired by the Rev. Devon Anderson and Missouri Bishop Wayne Smith, right. Meyers served...

June 30, 2015

Participants in the Integrity Eucharist at the 2015 General Convention included, from left, House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Jennings, the Rev. Canon Russell of All Saints in Pasadena, California, retired Diocese of New Hampshire...

June 29, 2015

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Four days after the U.S. Supreme Court made marriage equality the law of the land, the House of Bishops approved two new marriage liturgies for trial use and a canonical change to remove references...

June 27, 2015

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] While 1,500 General Convention participants joined a Bishops United Against Gun Violence procession here the morning of June 28, several resolutions targeting gun violence are making their way...

June 27, 2015

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] With noisemakers and applause, party hat-wearing General Convention deputies celebrated the 230th birthday of their house on June 27. While members of the House of Bishops met in...

June 26, 2015

Edwin Johnson of the Diocese of Massachusetts casts his first-ever Lent Madness ballot during “Lent Madness Day” at General Convention on June 25. Photo: Sharon Sheridan / Episcopal News Service [Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake...

June 25, 2015

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, center, celebrated the opening Eucharist of General Convention, assisted at the altar by the Rev. Lauren Welch, Diocese of Maryland deacon for mission, left, and Margaret McLarty, platform...

June 21, 2015

When plans to use a local church as a base of operations fell through, the Rev. Meredyth Wessman Ward turned her car into her roving office as she practices a ministry of presence and making connections as urban missioner in the South...

June 18, 2015

[Episcopal News Service] The General Convention’s Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music Committee faces a full docket of liturgical resolutions at the 78th meeting of convention, even with the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music’s...

May 26, 2015

The Rev. Audrey Hasselbrook, assistant rector at St. James Episcopal Church in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, dedicates a marker erected by Boy Scout C.J. Kaloudis to highlight the bell tower’s history as a memorial to World War I...

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