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September 24, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. David E. Richards, a longtime Episcopal bishop who died last month, is being remembered fondly by those who served with him across the church, from Central America to the Diocese of Albany to the College of Bishops, which now bears his name.

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August 22, 2018

Elder Fu Xianwei, chair of the National Committee of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement of the Protestant Churches in China, addresses Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and his staff during a Feb. 22 meeting at the National Office of China Christian Council and the Three-...

August 20, 2018

[Diocese of Atlanta] The Rev. Austin Ford, who lived and ministered in one of the city’s most deprived communities, died Saturday at his Grant Park, Georgia, home.

Ford, who was the founding rector of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Decatur, left the security of the fast-growing...

May 22, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev.George Edward Councell, the 11th bishop of the Diocese of New Jersey, died May 21 hours after being transferred to hospice care, the diocese announced. He was 68.

Councell served 10 years as bishop before retiring in 2013, five years after doctors...

May 8, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Mitties McDonald DeChamplain, who for many years served as a professor of homiletics at the General Theological Seminary in Manhattan, died May 8 after a brief hospitalization.

Born in 1948 in Pasadena, California, DeChamplain earned her doctorate in...

May 7, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] The funeral of the former suffragan bishop of Johannesburg, Mfaniseni Sigisbert Ndwandwe, will take place May 11 at the diocesan center in Matlosane. Bishop Sigisbert endured severe oppression from the South African authorities because of his participation in...

May 6, 2018

Loren Benjamin Mead, son of Dr. Walter Russell Mead and Dorothy Nauss Mead, died peacefully under hospice care at his home, Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads in Falls Church, Virginia, on May 5. Mead was born in Florence, South Carolina, on Feb. 17, 1930.

An Episcopal priest, Mead was an...

April 29, 2018

[Diocese of Southeast Florida] A faithful servant and devoted bishop has passed from us. Bishop Emilio Hernández of Cuba died on April 19. He served the church bravely and sacrificially during a turbulent and costly era of his country’s history. His commitment to the Gospel was indeed...

April 26, 2018

[Diocese of Maryland] Albert Theodore Eastman, 12th bishop of Maryland, died April 26, at the age of 89. Your prayers are requested for Mrs. Sarah Eastman and their family.

Bishop Eastman was elected Bishop Coadjutor in 1982 and became Bishop Diocesan upon the retirement of Bishop David...

April 18, 2018

[Washington National Cathedral] The Very Rev. Randolph ‘Randy’ Marshall Hollerith, dean of Washington National Cathedral, released the following statement and offered a prayer on the death of First Lady Barbara Bush.

“Washington National Cathedral joins the nation in mourning the loss of...

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