Episcopal News Service

Presiding bishop accepts Mark Lawrence’s renunciation

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Citing Title III, Canon 12, Section 7 of the Constitutions and Canons of The Episcopal Church, and following thorough discussion with the Council of Advice, with their advice and consent, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has accepted the renunciation of the ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church of Mark Lawrence as made in his public address on November 17 and she has released him from his orders in this Church.

Liturgy for blessing same-gender relationships begins provisional use

Louisa Hallas and kClare Kemock will have their civil union blessed at their home parish of Holy Nativity Episcopal Church in Clarendon

Archbishop of Canterbury’s Advent letter to Anglican primates

[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has sent the following Advent letter to the primates of the Anglican Communion and moderators of the United Churches.


‘Your real life is Christ and when he appears, then you too will appear with him and share his glory!’ (Colossians 3.4)

Rejoice? Rejoice!

[MaineStewards] When Mallory was very small, I decided that our family would live into the season of Advent.

Episcopal, Lutheran presiding bishops issue World AIDS Day statement

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) have issued a joint statement for World AIDS Day 2012.

The text of the statement follows:

Zimbabwe Anglicans threatened by chain-wielding thugs

[Anglican Communion News Service] Reclaiming church properties has not been as easy as Anglicans in Zimbabwe had hoped with those trying to do so being refused entry and beaten with chains.

Writing to supporters around the Anglican Communion, Diocese of Harare Bishop Chad Gandiya said that, despite a Supreme Court order recognizing the cathedral as belonging to the diocese, excommunicated bishop, Nolbert Kunonga, “did not leave willingly.”

Gaza and Israel: Time for self-reckoning

[Episcopal News Service] With a sigh of relief, another ceasefire is in place between Israel and Gaza.

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