November 27, 2013
[Episcopal News Service] Instead of power-shopping the Thanksgiving day-after sales, Robyn LaRocca and her teenage daughters will be doing laundry, and preparing and serving meals to Houston-area homeless.
November 26, 2013
Houston congregation builds community in new ways
November 26, 2013
October 30, 2013
October 28, 2013
Michigan Diocesan Convention, Detroit
Feast of Alfred the Great
25 October 2013
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
Today we’re remembering Alfred the Great, who was king of the West Saxons and then the first king of all England. Born in 849 as fourth son to King Aethelwulf, at a time of pretty constant Danish incursions, he became king at age 22 after his father and brothers...
October 17, 2013
[Seamen's Church Institute] Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) asks knitters to help increase awareness of mariners’ contributions by making—and hiding in plain sight—mini mariners’ watchcaps. The hats draw attention to the fact that mariners, whose work is often hidden in plain sight, deliver more than 90% of all imported goods.
SCI makes available a pattern for a miniature mariners’ watchcap (along with an informational tag to...
September 30, 2013
[Seamen's Church Institute press release] How do the remote mountains of Western Maine relate to the world of maritime commerce? Over two days last weekend, 41 teams of three put their own comforts and conveniences aside to race to the tops of five mountains. Competitors raised $368,319 (as of 3:00 pm on Saturday, September 21) to support North America’s largest mariners’ service agency in the SCI Mountain Challenge, an adventure race organized by the Seamen’s Church Institute (...
September 25, 2013
[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] In between the years of the great earthquake (2005) and the great flood (2010) in Pakistan, Bishop Mano Rumalshah of the Diocese of Peshawar was my guest in Houston. One afternoon, as we drank chai tea, he received word from his diocesan office manager, Humphrey Peters, that there had been a suicide bombing in Peshawar. When he hung up his cell phone, Mano turned to me and said, “This is...