10 Jul 2024 0 Comment

Southern Ohio parish’s teenage organist continues to impress congregation, community

Ethan Morris learned to play piano when he was 9 years old. He discovered the organ a year later and immediately fell in love with the instrument. Morris is also quite good at playing the organ – so good that he became the organist...
10 Jul 2024 0 Comment

Episcopal, Anglican leaders respond to Israel’s forced closure of Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza

Israel Defense Forces on July 7 forced Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City to close and evacuate all patients and staff after declaring the hospital’s immediate vicinity a “red zone” and conducting a series of drone strikes nearby,...
3 Jul 2024 0 Comment

Presiding bishop-elect to forego installation at National Cathedral; scaled-back event to be held at church’s New York headquarters

Presiding Bishop-elect Sean Rowe and the installation planning and transition committees announced June 28 that Rowe’s installation service will take place Nov. 2 at The Episcopal Church’s headquarters in Manhattan, New York, instead...
3 Jul 2024 0 Comment

81st General Convention wraps up in Louisville

The triennial Episcopal family reunion, worship extravaganza and legislative session that is General Convention was back in full force during its meeting here after the pandemic had pared down the previous gathering. This year’s June...
26 Jun 2024 0 Comment

Episcopal youth gravitate toward Kentucky Night’s silent ‘Episco-disco’

“You can’t just say disco and not expect me to show up and dance.” After a long day of volunteering at the 81st General Convention, Rachel Matthews, a senior youth group member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland,...
26 Jun 2024 0 Comment

Bishops pass ceasefire resolution, debate use of ‘genocide’

In their afternoon session on June 25, the House of Bishops heard Resolution D056, calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. Los Angeles Bishop John Taylor brought forward an amendment containing suggestions inspired by Pathways for Peace, a...
19 Jun 2024 0 Comment

Louisville set to host 81st General Convention in return of large, churchwide gathering

However you pronounce Louisville, the city’s downtown soon will become a hub of Episcopal Church governance, networking, fellowship and celebration when the Diocese of Kentucky hosts the 81st General Convention from June 23-28. Church...
19 Jun 2024 0 Comment

Former Florida Bishop John Howard faces disciplinary hearings in discrimination, financial cases

The Rt. Rev. John Howard, who retired in October as bishop of the Diocese of Florida, has been ordered to face a disciplinary hearing on allegations of anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination and unidentified financial impropriety during his 20-year...
5 Jun 2024 0 Comment

Washington, DC-area church hosts multifaith vigil for peace and humanity

St. John’s Episcopal Church Norwood, in Chevy Chase, Maryland, hosted representatives of faith communities for a “Multifaith Vigil for Peace and Humanity” on June 2. The Rev. Anne Derse, deacon and minister for community...
5 Jun 2024 0 Comment

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon kicks off Nuevo Amanecer

“If it’s not about love,” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said, “it’s not about God.” “Live your life so that when children see you, they see something about the love of God,” Curry preached during the June 3 opening...