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Virginia Opts for Provisional Bishop

Helen K. Spence, president of the Diocese of Virginia’s standing committee, announces plans for a provisional bishop to serve for three years or more: The process the Standing Committee will follow will be similar to what happens in a parish when a rector leaves, and...

Parish Merger in Dallas

Church of the Incarnation has merged with Trinity Church in Dallas to create new growth in a parish that has declined in attendance for several years. The new campus, Incarnation North, is scheduled to launch public worship in August 2019, said the Rev. Thomas...

Two Apologies for Bishop’s Remarks

Nathaniel Ramanaden | Diocese of St. Asaph | bit.ly/2nOocrs After protests by CAMERA and the Simon Wiesenthal Center and coverage by Tablet, the Rt. Rev. Gayle E. Harris, Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts, has apologized for remarks she made during...

In the Presence of Glory

14 Pentecost, August 26 1 Kings 8:(1, 6, 10-11)22-30, 41-43 or Josh. 24:1-2a, 14-18 Ps. 84 or Ps. 84:1-6 or Ps. 34:15-22 Eph. 6:10-20 • John 6:56-69 Jimmy Baikovicius | Flickr “Then the priests brought the ark of the covenant of the Lord to its place, in the inner...

Online: 9/2 TLC

The Sept. 2 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers. TLC correspondent G. Jeffrey MacDonald writes in the cover story: Along the U.S.-Mexico border in West Texas, people accustomed to being largely invisible are trying extra hard to...

More Support for Cuban Pensions

CUBA from Episcopal Arkansas on Vimeo. ✜ The Rt. Rev. Larry R. Benfield, Bishop of Arkansas, has joined in a cause championed by former Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori during General Convention: providing pensions for retired Episcopal clergy in Cuba....

Pray for Victims and for the Church

The Rev. Sean W. Rowe, Bishop of Northwestern Pennsylvania and Provisional Bishop of Bethlehem, writes about the latest reports of sexual abuse: In the last several days, our fellow Christians in the Roman Catholic Church here in Pennsylvania have been shaken by the...

8/17: People & Places

Appointments The Rev. Melinda Bobo is rector of St. Andrew’s in the Pines, Pinedale, WY. Michael Braxton of Calvary Church, Pittsburgh, is an elected trustee of General Theological Seminary in Manhattan. The Rev. Deacon Deborah Burns is a deacon at Trinity, Lawrence,...

Naomi Tutu Is Asheville-bound

Alexandria Bordas of the Asheville Citizen Times reports: All Souls Cathedral announced the hiring of internationally recognized public speaker and spiritual leader the Rev. Naomi Tutu to focus on social issues in the Western North Carolina region. … Tutu is the...

Costa Rica Elects New Bishop

The Diocese of Costa Rica has elected the Rev. Orlando Gómez as its bishop. The election convention gathered July 14 but was soon forced to suspend the convention. A tropical storm caused the closure of national roads, preventing delegates in the Caribbean region from...

Award-winning Pavilion

The Pavilion at Grace at Grace Church in Providence has earned a 2018 Religious Art and Architecture Design Award for new facilities. Winners in the 2018 Faith & Form International Awards Competition will be featured in the December issue of Faith & Form and...

Kansas Adds Third Nominee

Cathleen Chittenden Bascom, Martha N. Macgill, and Helen Svoboda-Barber | Diocese of Kansas The Council of Trustees in the Diocese of Kansas has announced an additional nominee in its search for a 10th bishop: the Rev. Cathleen Chittenden Bascom, assistant professor...

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