Military & Armed Forces

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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...

September 8, 2009

St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, Florida, is hosting an exhibition September 8-9 of more than 40 quilts made for 31 wounded U.S. Armed Services veterans who will attend a spiritual retreat sponsored by the Diocese of Florida.

The quilt project is done in partnership with the...

May 29, 2009

A thoughtful discussion among a group of Episcopalians has developed into a program for congregations, clergy and individuals to help military families and troops returning from war areas.

CareForTheTroops is a not-for-profit interfaith effort designed to address the spiritual and...

May 18, 2009

Wars create a distance that can't be measured merely by counting the miles between battlefield and home.

The distance separating service members and their families and friends can be filled with fear, anxiety and experiences too difficult to talk about. The time away changes those who go...

April 30, 2008

The National Military Family Association (NMFA) has chosen Kanuga's Camp Bob to host a free summer camp program called Operation Purple for 100 children ages 8-12 whose parents are or will be deployed. The camp session is August 4-8 and registration ends Monday, May 6.

 

Due to...

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...

August 15, 2007

Episcopal Life Online has received several responses to the Opinion article "Reflections on praying for our armed forces" by David Chandler, published on August 14. Chandler's article is available here.

Bishop George Packard, the Episcopal Church's Bishop Suffragan for Chaplaincies, and...

August 13, 2007

The Book of Common Prayer has a familiar prayer that likely we have all prayed. It is titled "For those in the Armed Forces of our Country," and is on p. 823:

Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women of our armed forces at home and abroad. Defend...

March 20, 2006

It began as a simple ministry: place daily morning prayer, noonday prayer and compline online for anyone to hear. The Rev. Dr. Chip Lee, who has a background in broadcasting, has been recording these inspirational prayers for downloading in his rural Garrett County office and putting them on...

December 23, 2004

The Rev. David Sivret, rector of Christ Church, Eastport, Maine, and nearby St. Anne's, Calais, is currently serving as chaplain in Mosul, Iraq, with the Maine Guard's 133rd Engineering Battalion. After the December 21 bomb blast there that killed 22 people, Sivret sent the following note to...

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