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August 2, 2007

For 25 years Sam Fentress recorded on film what many people only snickered at, recoiled from, or just ignored. Fentress, first with his Nikon FTn and then with his digital Canon 1Ds Mark II, road shotgun in his car aiming at placards of roadside Christian proselytizing.

His purpose as he...

June 28, 2007

On June 24, in a day celebrating firsts, Bishop Barbara C. Harris, the first woman to be consecrated a bishop of the Episcopal Church and of the Anglican Communion, dedicated the first window to honor her along with a panel remembering Absalom Jones, the first African-American Episcopal priest...

June 19, 2007

The little-known stories of the people who "built" Washington National Cathedral come to life in an exhibit which describes the accounts of its visionaries, donors, artists, workers and leaders.

"Dreamers and Believers: Cathedral Builders" celebrates the centennial of laying the...

June 18, 2007

For six weeks this summer the Rev. Norm Freeman will swap daily parish activities to play back-up for Barbra Streisand on what is billed as her first-ever continental European tour.

"Zurich is charming, Barbra sounds fantastic," said Freeman, after the legendary diva debuted June 18 to...

June 14, 2007

With a 9 p.m. bedtime strictly enforced, it was no problem for me and my two younger brothers to bounce out of bed at 5:30 a.m. or earlier on a Saturday morning.

In self-defense, our parents eased the television restrictions so we could watch Channel 5's Saturday morning Sunrise Theater...

June 8, 2007

Published in 1890, the first newsletter of the Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in Philadelphia's Chestnut Hill neighborhood devoted several paragraphs to thanking parishioners for needlepoint items they had created and donated to the church, which had held its inaugural service the...

June 4, 2007

IN REVIEWTHE DOOR OF NO RETURN By William St Clair BlueBridge, 282 pp., $24.95

An unusual title, The Door of No Return. It sounds like the title of a mystery, but this story is true. The subtitle reveals it as "the history of Cape Coast Castle and the Atlantic Slave Trade."

The...

May 24, 2007

Artists who are members of Episcopal Church & Visual Arts have produced "The Visual Preludes," a set of two DVDs that has a series of 10 multimedia meditations -- each 10 to 12 minutes in length -- set to music for private or group viewing. The meditations feature the work of 123 visual...

May 17, 2007

In "Talk of the Town" column in The New Yorker magazine, Ben McGrath wrote that Barbara Ernst Prey "may be, at this moment, the most widely viewed painter in the world."

Prey's work was shown late last year at the Seamen's Church Institute in New York in a series of paintings "Works on...

May 14, 2007

She grew up at the foot of the Sandia Mountains of New Mexico, photographing friends and flowers with a Brownie camera.

"I was very close to the earth, and I loved nature," recalls Sister Orlanda Leyba, a photographer and Dominican nun. "I was always the one taking pictures of everybody...

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