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February 10, 2016

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Nominees are being accepted for the Episcopal Church Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries. Based in Washington D.C., the Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries is a member of the staff of...

August 14, 2015

By: The Public Affairs Office

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has announced the upcoming resignation (retirement) of Bishop James “Jay” Magness, the Sixth Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries of The Episcopal Church.

“Bishop Magness has brought a new level of clarity, effectiveness,...

August 13, 2015

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has announced the upcoming resignation (retirement) of Bishop James “Jay” Magness, the Sixth Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries of The Episcopal Church.

“Bishop...

January 11, 2012

Photo/Richard Schori

On Jan. 10, the Rt. Rev. James Magness, bishop suffragan for federal ministries, was installed as a canon at Washington National Cathedral. What follows is Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori’s sermon.

Installation of...

November 15, 2011

Some wounds of war are all too visible -- a missing leg, a shattered arm. The invisible wounds of mind and soul are often more difficult to spot, and equally hard to treat. But those who know where to look can help them heal, and it's a message that is hitting home for U.S. congregations as...

November 11, 2011

A few months before my retirement from the United States Air Force in 2002, I was waiting for a colleague at the Dayton International Airport. As I stood with others near where passengers deplane, a man came up and thanked me for my service to our country. I found myself suddenly filled with...

November 11, 2011

Eight years ago, Vietnam veteran Garry Clemmons was a homeless addict, depressed and anxious. Today, he's sober, remarried and working for the Episcopal Church-sponsored program he credits with turning his life around: the Veterans Re-Entry Program at St. Francis House in the Episcopal Diocese...

November 10, 2011

Hace ocho años, Garry Clemmons, veterano de Vietnam, era un hombre sin hogar, adicto, deprimido y ansioso. En la actualidad, es una persona sobria, se ha vuelto a casar y trabaja para el programa auspiciado por la Iglesia Episcopal al que él le atribuye ese cambio radical en su vida: el...

September 7, 2011

"I realized we had to do something. We've got to step into the vacuum, step into the breach, either lean in or run away. We are chaplains. We know how to do chaplain's work."

George Packard, then Episcopal Church bishop suffragan of chaplaincies, had gone alone to the still-smoking...

May 26, 2011

The Rev. Bob Blessing describes war's defining moments with only a slight trace of humor: "Relationships count, and if nobody's blowing you up or shooting at you — it's a good day."

The San Diego chaplain's most recent tour of duty in Iraq included a considerable amount of both...

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