Episcopal Chaplains

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March 10, 2011

The U.S. service men and women deployed to Afghanistan's austere Camp Leatherneck needed few reminders of mortality, ashes or death; instead Ash Wednesday services hoped to offer them "a little taste of home and a moment of sanctuary," according to the Rev. Rick Tiff, an Episcopal chaplain,...

December 1, 2010

On Dec. 3 in Chicago, hospital chaplain Carol Reese will be ordained to the priesthood in a service at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital, the former Cook County Hospital, where she has served as a chaplain in the trauma department since 2005.

For Reese, formally entering the priesthood at the...

May 27, 2010

When I was a boy growing up during the Korean War, I was reminded of the risks our men in uniform were enduring and of the need for us at home to make some sacrifice in support of their efforts in that far away country. I heard stories of the enforced sacrifice of World War II, of ration stamps...

January 28, 2010

Episcopal chaplains gathered in Washington, D.C. Jan. 19-23 for a Federal Ministries Conference to explore "Healing from Trauma, a Journey into the Holy," hearing from theologians, victims of tragedy, disaster experts and a chaplain on the ground in Afghanistan.

They also met to honor...

August 6, 2009

The Office of the Bishop Suffragan for Federal Ministries is relocating to Washington, D.C. from the Episcopal Church Center in New York.

Federal Ministries operates chaplaincies in three areas: military, veterans' administration and federal prisons.

"D.C. is the crossroads of the...

June 9, 2009

Several readers have responded to the Opinion column "Among military chaplains, fundamentalism is taking hold" by the Rev. David Somerville, published May 27 on Episcopal Life Online.

The full text of Somerville's column is available below. Responses to the column follow.

 

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May 27, 2009

As an Episcopal priest who is also a retired member of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps, I am prompted to write after reading a very disturbing article in the May edition of Harper's magazine: "Jesus Killed Mohammed: The Crusade for a Christian Military."

In the story, author Jeff Sharlet...

May 14, 2008

The Episcopal chaplain aboard one of four U.S. Navy ships waiting off the coast of Myanmar to deliver aid to the cyclone-ravaged country says "it is so gut wrenching seeing a government turn down help at the expense of people who have so little anyway."

"I have been praying that our...

November 7, 2007

Veterans Day is quickly becoming simply another public holiday, an opportunity for people to sleep late, stay home from school (if it falls on a weekday), or get a head start on Christmas shopping. Today, many see joining the military as a way out of rural communities or urban poverty; military...

May 23, 2007

When Charles Arlin attended basic training after joining the Army Reserves in 1955, he was "terribly homesick for the Episcopal Church."

"I went to the general Protestant service, and it didn't work for me," he recalls. Eventually, he found an Episcopal chaplain -- a classmate of his...

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