Diocese of Louisiana

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September 23, 2007

"Just three nails will make a difference," said West Virginia Bishop W. Michie Klusmeyer during a break from framing a house in New Orleans September 22 -- a day of service for Episcopal bishops, their spouses, and their invited guests.

Struck by messages such as "I comfort others with...

September 22, 2007

Episcopal Communicators from across the country traveled to New Orleans in mid-September to be part of the on-going efforts to rebuild the city.

The group, which timed its visit to coincide with the House of Bishops meeting, included 20 church journalists in dioceses and parishes from...

September 22, 2007

Christ Church Cathedral, New OrleansFeast of Philander ChaseIsaiah 44:1-6,8; Ps 108:1-6; Acts 1:1-9; Luke 9:1-6

When I first heard about dedicating a trumpet at this service, I have to admit that I thought that we were going to dedicate a brace of organ pipes – those great big, bright...

September 22, 2007

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori told the congregation gathered September 23 at Christ Church Cathedral in New Orleans to become "trumpeters of good news, banishers of disease and division, and proclaimers of the presence of God in our midst."

Jefferts Schori presided and...

September 20, 2007

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams suggested September 20 during an ecumenical service at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center that New Orleans' recovery could remake the city into God's image of the holy city.

Noting the service's reading from Zechariah 8:3-13, Williams said that...

August 24, 2007

Churches in New Orleans have planned events in memory of the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's landfall on August 29.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 6249 Canal Boulevard in New Orleans is hosting a city-wide inter-faith service at 6:45 p.m. on August 29. The service will last...

March 1, 2007

On a vacant corner lot in New Orleans' Ninth Ward, the low-income district where Hurricane Katrina delivered its greatest force, a small band of young teenagers from York, Maine, greeted local residents and helped them pack bags with food and clothing. "I feel like I'm out here, really helping...

February 26, 2007

At the end of another week of frustration and hostility directed at city and state governments for their inability to resolve the housing crisis since Hurricane Katrina laid waste to much of New Orleans, an Episcopal initiative to build new, affordable housing in the Central City neighborhood...

February 13, 2007

Before dawn February 13 a tornado touched down in several parts of New Orleans and Jefferson Parishes, leaving a swath of destruction. When damage reports rolled in, Bishop Charles Jenkins and the clergy mobilized to help those affected by the storm.

"The church was able to shift from...

January 11, 2007

Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana Bishop Charles Jenkins and other diocesan clergy were among the thousands of people who marched in New Orleans January 11 to show their anger and sorrow over recent killings, and what many said is an inadequate response from local officials.

 

"It...

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