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Update on Search and Election Process for the 12th Bishop of Louisiana

Dear Brothers and Sisters of our Diocese, With guidance from Bishop Todd Ousley of the Presiding Bishop’s Office of Pastoral Development, we have the following information to share: Tentative Consecration ...
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Rector Search: Grace Church, St. Francisville

Download the Parish ProfileDownload the Parish Summary Greetings from Grace Episcopal Church of West Feliciana located in beautiful St. Francisville, LA. Organized in 1827,our congregation consists of 350 members of ...
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Death of the Rt. Rev. Charles E. Jenkins, Tenth Bishop of Louisiana

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, It is with great sadness that I share the news of the death of the Rt. Rev. Charles Edward Jenkins III, tenth bishop of ...
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2021 Gaudet Community Grant Recipients Announced

The Gaudet Committee announces the awarding of 13 community grants for the 2021 program year. The Gaudet Community Grant provides funding for not-for-profit agencies that create, manage, and expand educational ...
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Rector Search: St. John’s, Thibodaux

St. John’s Episcopal Church has been on the banks of beautiful Bayou Lafourche in Thibodaux, Louisiana,for over 175 years. We are one of the oldest Episcopal Churches west of the ...
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Rector Search: Church of the Annunciation, New Orleans

Annunciation has the same effect on everyone who worships or visits here. There is a sense of warm hospitality and welcoming which draws people back. Its members are all ages, ...
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Photographs: Ordination on December 19, 2020

The Rev. Lindsey Ardrey, the Rev. Lynn Hooks, and the Rev. Allison Reid were ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons on December 19, 2020, at St. Paul's, New Orleans ...
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Photographs: Saying Goodbye to the Very Rev. Richard Easterling

On Sunday, October 25, 2020, the people of St. George's, New Orleans, said goodbye to their rector, the Very Rev. Richard Easterling. He has accepted as call to serve as ...
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Photographs: The Rev. Robert Beazley Installed as Rector of St. Michael’s, Mandeville

On Saturday, October 31, 2020, the Rev. Robert Beazley was installed as rector of St. Michael's, Mandeville. Below are photographs from the Celebration of New Ministry. Celebrant: The Rt. Rev ...
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Moral Leadership in the Garden: Keynote Address

The Keynote Address of the Rt. Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori to the 183rd Annual Convention. You have all been very much in my prayers as storms have blown and ...
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Support for the Solomon Center

Watch this beautiful video of the Solomon Episcopal Conference Center and then scroll below to make a donation today. SECC needs our financial support now more than ever. The Solomon ...
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Ordination of Ben Nobles to the Sacred Order of Deacons

The Rev. Ben Nobles was ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons on June 10, 2020. The service was filmed in the Harris Memorial Chapel of Christ Church Cathedral, New ...
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March 31 Clergy Call Recap on COVID-19

Dear friends, Thank you for your time and prayers today. It was good to see you all. * There have been a lot of questions and information circulating about the  details ...
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Pastoral Letter: March 17 Update COVID-19

Dear friends, As a follow up to my email last night, I want to further clarify a few things for us all. This is an ever-changing situation and we are ...
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Pastoral Letter – Update on COVID-19 Guidelines

Dear Sisters and Brothers, I write to you in the midst of our historic health crises. It is truly difficult to comprehend the movement of the virus and the impact ...
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Guidelines for the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidelines for Regathering for In-Person Worship From Bishop Thompson's Office Update Guidelines Diocese of Louisiana (Issued April 2021) Phase 3 Guidelines Diocese of Louisiana (Issued 9/20/2020) Phase 3 and Holy ...
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Invitation to the Bishop’s Lenten Book Study 2020

This coming Lent I want to introduce to the Diocese two books that have caused significant reflection. The first is Bowing Toward Babylon by Craig M. Watts. The second selection ...
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Lenten Study on Environmental Justice

Join the Environmental Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana for a Lenten Study on Environmental Justice. We will read Care for Creation: A Franciscan Spirituality of the Earth. Every ...
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2019 CMA Grant Recipients

by the Rev. John Pitzer, CMA Committee Co-Chair Let Love Open the Door, was the theme this year for the Community Mission Appeal. CMA, is a grant program to assist ...
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