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Presiding bishop’s Christmas Message 2012

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] “Discover the love of God poured into our world in human form,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori says in her Christmas Message 2012.

The following is the text of the presiding bishop’s Christmas Message 2012:


Christmas Message 2012

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness – on them light has shined. Isaiah 9:2

North Carolina church moves historic chapel 126 miles to new home

St. Philip's Episcopal Church, built in 1891 in Germanton, North Carolina. Photo/Thomas Fisher

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, built in 1891 in Germanton, North Carolina. Photo/Thomas Fisher

HAITI: Architect for Port-au-Prince cathedral announced

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti announce the selection of Kerns Group Architects, P.C., of Arlington, Virginia, as architect of the new Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Diocese of Haiti).

Episcopal Compliments embraces spirit of appreciation during Advent

[Episcopal News Service] This definitely belongs on Santa’s “nice” list.

On the evening of Dec. 4, a certain anonymous Episcopalian in a certain undisclosed diocese in the continental United States was surfing on her iPhone while watching the movie “Bridesmaids” on television when she saw a Facebook friend had “liked” a compliments page at his college. Curious, she clicked through to the site.

On maturing Christmas faith

Danielle Tumminio

Danielle Tumminio

[Episcopal News Service] I heard Santa on the roof when I was five years old.

New Jersey Episcopalians still countering Sandy’s wrath

Jane Forno, a volunteer from Westfield, New Jersey, and Bob Dispoto, one of the “Basement Boys” for St. Gregory’s Pantry at St.

Bill will make same-sex marriage illegal in Anglican churches in England, Wales

[Episcopal News Service] Legislation due to be proposed next year will allow same-sex marriage in England and Wales, but will make it illegal for the Church of England and the Church in Wales to marry same-sex couples, according to a British government press release.

‘Washed out to sea,’ but New Jersey chapel survives

The battered Fellowship Hall of St. Elisabeth’s Chapel-by-the-Sea in Ortley Beach, New Jersey, was elevated 42 inches above ground when it was built.

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