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April 11, 2012

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] General Convention 2012 of the Episcopal Church will be the topic of a live webcast on Wednesday, May 9 at 1 pm Eastern (noon Central, 11 am Mountain, 10 am Pacific, 9 am Alaska, 8 am Hawaii). The webcast, originating from Indianapolis, the site of...

February 23, 2012

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Episcopal Church Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) has issued the following statement concerning inconsistencies between the Revised Common Lectionary and the Holy Week Liturgies of the Book of Common Prayer.

The statement was...

July 10, 2009

When nine-time Utah deputy Stephen Hutchinson arrived for General Convention 2009, he was on familiar turf. "I started in Anaheim, and I've come full circle," he said. He still remembers what it was like to be a first-timer, coming from a diocese then containing "probably less than 5,000 people...

July 8, 2009

With a flurry of drums and gongs, the Korean Drummer Corps of St. James School in Los Angeles launched the opening of the General Convention Exhibit Hall, where visitors can browse the aisles for everything from chalices to fair trade coffee. Led by drum corps director James Choi, 13 costumed...

March 24, 2009

One of the resolutions up for consideration at General Convention in July is endorsement of the Earth Charter together with the development of "action steps for diocese, churches and individuals to implement its principles locally, nationally and internationally."

The Earth Charter is a...

February 28, 2005

A priest from the Diocese of Easton on Maryland’s eastern shore has been appointed executive officer of General Convention, the church’s principal legislative body.

The Rev. Gregory S. Straub, 56, rector of Emmanuel Church in Chestertown, Md., has 14 years of experience as secretary of...

September 11, 2003

One month after the Episcopal Church's General Convention adjourned on August 8 in Minneapolis, reactions to several of its decisions on sexuality issues continue to ripple through the church and across the Internet. Bishops and deputies have been meeting with parishes in an effort to explain...

August 1, 2003

The election of the church’s first openly gay bishop may be decided Sunday afternoon in the House of Deputies. In the aftermath of an intense marathon hearing at the Hyatt Hotel Friday morning, the Committee on the Consecration of Bishops recommended the consent resolution (C045) on Gene...

July 1, 2002

The Rev. Rosemari Sullivan, executive officer of the General Convention, has confirmed that she is a finalist in the election for a new bishop in the Diocese of Easton, comprised of 41 churches on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake in Maryland. The election is scheduled for September 28.

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September 25, 1998

Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold and Dr. Pamela P. Chinnis, president of the House of Deputies, announced September 21 that they were appointing the Rev. Rosemari Sullivan, rector of the Church of St. Clement in Alexandria, Virginia, to the position of executive officer of the General...

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