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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,...

November 11, 2010

Veterans Day is an annual holiday in America to honor its 24.9 million veterans. World War I officially ended on June 28, 1919, when the Treaty of Versailles was signed in the palace just outside of the small French town for which it is named. Hostilities had ended seven months earlier when at...

August 4, 2010

Editor's note: This story was updated Friday, Aug. 6.

The Rev. Martha Kester, a chaplain and 1st lieutenant in the Iowa National Guard and rector at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Des Moines, Iowa, is scheduled to leave Aug. 9 for a 12 month deployment to Afghanistan.

Kester, who...

June 20, 2010

In a Washington National Cathedral service that included military and prison chaplains, and Anglican Communion bishops responsible for care of military personnel, the Rev. Dr. James "Jay" Magness was ordained and consecrated June 19 as the Episcopal Church's sixth bishop suffragan for federal...

May 26, 2010

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori's office announced May 27 that Bishop-elect James "Jay" Magness has received the required number of consents from bishops with jurisdiction and diocesan standing committees to his ordination and consecration as bishop suffragan for federal ministries...

March 23, 2010

The Rev. Dr. James "Jay" Magness was elected the sixth bishop suffragan for federal ministries March 24 during the meeting of the House of Bishops at Camp Allen, Texas, pending the required consents from a majority of the church's diocesan standing committees and bishops with jurisdiction....

March 1, 2010

Two nominees have been added to the slate of six candidates for the next Episcopal Church's bishop suffragan for federal ministries.

The bishop suffragan for federal ministries, formally known in the church's constitution as the bishop suffragan for the Armed Forces, is responsible for...

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...

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...

December 23, 2008

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Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori concluded a three-day visit to military chaplaincies in the Washington, D.C., area with a December 23 trip to the Pentagon.

 

Jefferts Schori arrived at Bolling Air...

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