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Diocese of Albany
The Standing Committee is pleased to announce that Bishop Michael G. Smith has accepted a call from the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Albany to serve as our Assisting Bishop during the interim period before the election of our 10th Bishop. Read more >
La Iglesia Episcopal en Cuba
En el episodio de hoy, para este Tiempo de la Creación, traemos a usted el podcast de la familia EpiscopaI cubana, con el lema: OIKOLOGÍA: LA SABIDURIA DE NUESTRO PLANETA.
Esta liturgia que celebramos, será presidida por el revdo. Yohanes Cobiellas Toledo, junto a su hija Daniela María Cobiellas Castro, quienes compartirán un tiempo de oración y meditación de la Palabra de Dios para todos.
La lectura del evangelio la podrá escuchar a viva voz del Revdo. Diácono Noel Josué Rodríguez Santos, desde la comunidad de San Juan Bautista, Palma Soriano, Santiago de Cuba.
Tendremos música, salmos, oraciones y meditación en torno a la lectura para hoy.
Recuerda cómo siempre te décimo: contamos con su colaboración, para hacer llegar a más personas este valioso recurso audiovisual. No te lo quedes y comparte.
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The Diocese of New Jersey
The affiliated parishes of St. James Episcopal Church, Bradley Beach, and St. Michael the Archangel Episcopal Church, Wall Township have embarked on a new ministry, “The Global Outreach Ministry to Liberia.” This new ministry is an expansion of the current mission and outreach at both parishes. In May 2021, the Rev. Dr. James T. Yarsiah, Priest-In-Charge of the affiliated parishes, launched this new ministry. The global outreach effort is the first of its kind in the Diocese of New Jersey and is expected to continue.
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Diocese of Central New York
Creation Care: Bitcoin mining means hot water for Seneca Lake
Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency which creates an abstract unit of value that people track and spend with digital wallets. When someone contributes their computer’s power to process Bitcoin transactions, the computer also races to solve an equation, a process called “mining.” If the computer solves it in a way that meets the criteria developed in the equation, that solution will mint new coins. The number of “coins” created decreases by half every four years, known as “the Halvening“—which keeps the supply limited, guarding against inflation. Read the whole article >
The Diocese of Haiti
FFTP Looks To Be Catalyst for Change in Haiti as Quake Recovery Continues
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Sept. 1, 2021) In the 18 days since Haiti's southern peninsula was rocked by an earthquake, Food For The Poor has dispatched more than 60 truckloads of critical relief supplies to families in desperate need of food, water and shelter.
Response to the need for aid has been widespread, thanks to the hearts of compassionate donors who want to help Haiti recover. Read more from Food For the Poor >
The Diocese of Newark
The Rt. Rev. John Shelby Spong, VIII Bishop of Newark
One of America’s best-known spokespersons for an open, scholarly and inclusive Christianity, the Rt. Rev. John Shelby Spong, died Sunday, September 12, 2021 at his home in Richmond, VA, after a period of declining health. He was 90 years old.
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Funeral services will be held at St. Peter’s, Morristown and at St. Paul’s, Richmond, VA. Dates and times will be announced as soon as they are available. Condolences may be addressed to: The family of Bishop Spong, c/o Diocese of Newark, 31 Mulberry Street, Newark, NJ 07102.
The Diocese of New York
A new initiative is launching in our diocese! EPISCOPAL FUTURES: An Initiative for Collaborative Transformation is funded in part by the Thriving Congregations Initiative of Lilly Endowment and by the Leadership Development Initiative of Trinity Church Wall Street. Visit the new website to learn more at episcopalfutures.org.
The Diocese of Rochester
Re-member; Re-focus; and Rest - On September 11, 2001, I was on a hill in Franklin Lakes, NJ, staring at the twin towers as smoke rose from the destruction. Eklan was less than six months old, and I had just returned from the world conference against racism and other forms of discrimination in Durban, South Africa, and we gathered as a community to stand in solidarity.
Twenty years later, I want to remember 9/11 by recalling the tragic sense of helplessness along with the extraordinary hope in the capacity of the human spirit.
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The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
Captain Katie Osweiler, chaplain in the US Air Force Reserves, sits down with Convocation Welcoming Officer Jane McBride to talk about the current response to the evacuation from Afghanistan. We are grateful that Katie was able to share her story with us, as we continue to pray and work for peace among all those who are impacted by the ongoing instability in Afghanistan.
The Diocese of Long Island
Canon Claire Woodley Announces Two Projects Aimed at Understanding Systemic Racism in the Diocese of Long Island
The first is a web project, “Do Justice, Love Kindness, Walk Humbly: Displacing Systemic Racism,” a collaboration with FaithX and Data Story that uses data to understand the history of systemic racism and its impact in the Diocese of Long Island. The website can be found at www.dioceseli.org/systemicracism.
The second project, “Uncovering Parish Histories,” invites parish leadership to explore their parish history as it relates to Black people and other people of color. Those interested can receive assistance from the Rev. Dr. Craig Townsend to go through parish archives and other historical documents.
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Diocese of the Virgin Islands
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – During the Government House weekly press briefing on Tuesday, September 7, Government House Communications Director Richard Motta Jr. welcomed students territory-wide back to school and in-person learning on behalf of Governor Albert Bryan Jr., who was touring pre-K through 2nd grade classes on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. More information >
The Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York & Northwestern Pennsylvania
On Saturday, the Rev. Roland Cooper and Good Shepherd, Irving, hosted 30 people from across the partnership dioceses, including Bishop Sean, for worship and to visit the grounds of the former Thomas Indian School.
"I was moved by the stories that Fr. Roland told," Archdeacon Diana Leiker of St. James, Batavia, said. "He spoke the truth about what happened at the Thomas Indian School as it was relayed to him by the many talks he had with his grandmother, and also by what he has experienced as a Native American. His gentleness and love reflects a life led as a follower of Jesus."
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