December 17, 2017

Members of All Saints Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills California light the Advent wreath during a Dec. 3 service. Photo: Colleen Dodson-Baker/All Saints

[Episcopal News Service] What to do about Dec. 24?

It’s a liturgical debate that has been brewing in...

December 28, 2011

Christmas Eve 2011

The people who have walked in darkness have seen a great light.  God has increased their joy, for a child has been given, whose authority shall grow continually, and bring endless peace… from this time forth and forevermore1, says Isaiah.

The eternal hope...

December 15, 2011

[Episcopal News Service] What we want for Christmas is often very different from what we get for Christmas. It’s been that way from the very first. The chosen people wanted a powerful Messiah who would smite their enemies. Instead they got a helpless newborn who when grown would tell them to...

December 5, 2011

[Episcopal News Service] As inevitable as Advent wreaths and Christmas pageants, music fills Episcopal churches throughout the holiday season. Congregations embrace services of Lessons and Carols and performances of Handel’s “Messiah” as choir directors seek to provide a balance of the beloved...

November 30, 2011

After noticing that Lexus wants me to give a $50,000 sedan to my wife this Christmas, I joined my family in the annual "Ehrich Christmas Wish List," an online spreadsheet maintained by my youngest son.

I knew I had to list something, so I thought hard. Had to be affordable -- no Apple...

November 16, 2011

[Day 1] The Rev. Dr. John Philip Newell, internationally acclaimed author, scholar, and teacher, is the featured preacher for Christmas Day, Dec. 25, on “Day 1” with host Peter Wallace, the nationally syndicated ecumenical radio program also accessible online at

Ordained in the...

December 16, 2010

The heads of Christian churches in Jerusalem, including Anglican Bishop Suheil Dawani, have issued a joint Christmas message for 2010 condemning violence in any form and saying that peace and reconciliation requires the active participation of people of faith.

The full text of the...

December 15, 2010

One day I was enjoying a nice cup of coffee when I overheard an elderly couple talking about a Christmas Eve service they had attended at a local mega-church. It had been quite a show: The church had a full orchestra, choir, and first-class music; they had produced an event that included live...

December 13, 2010

"For all the boots of the tramping warriors and all the garments rolled in blood shall be burned as fuel for the fire."

Citing these words from Isaiah 9:5 – included as part of the first lesson for Christmas Eve -- Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori writes in her 2010...

December 22, 2009

Tyler, a five-year-old who attends the Episcopal Church Chapel of the Good Shepherd in Hawk Run, Pennsylvania, was so inspired by the success he had earlier this year raising $1,600 to purchase pigs through Episcopal Relief and Development's Gifts For Life campaign that he began thinking about...


Bulletin Inserts

In 2 Corinthians, the Apostle Paul says, “If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation.

Young adults (21-30 years old) have an opportunity to transform their own lives while engaging m

The season is ripe with opportunity for radical hospitality to welcome the stranger and all the

The winner of the first Episcopal Church Christmas card contest is Joan Covell from the Diocese

On the church’s liturgical calendar, New Year’s Day, January 1, is also the Feast of the Holy Na

“For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he

"For all the boots of the tramping warriors and all the garments rolled in blood shall be burned

Bulletin inserts from Episcopal Life Weekly for December 14 tell of St.