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Sainthood for Justice Thurgood Marshall

Four-minute read. The Feast of Thurgood Marshall is celebrated on May 17, its evolution began when St. Augustine’s in Washington DC sponsored a resolution at the 2006 General Convention.

Rogationtide, three special days before the Ascension

Two-minute read. Rogationtide happens for a few days just before Ascension Day. This year, that means on Monday, May 10 through Wednesday, May 12 we are encouraged to add special prayers for God’s blessing on the fruits of the earth and the labors of humankind, especially those that fall within our boundaries.

Hope & Faith in a time of Discouragement

Seven, ten-minute talks (Video). Introduced by the Rt. Rev. Martin S. Field, bishop of West Missouri, watch these seven short video talks, two pre-recorded and five delivered live. Each presentation deals with different aspects and approaches to handling adversity, the events of 2020, and how we can move towards recovery and hope.

Hybrid Church – A Way Forward for Church Leaders

Two-minute read. One of the unfortunate realities of pandemic ministry is that church leaders have, by necessity, spent too much time scrambling and not enough time reflecting. That certainly describes my own experience as a parish priest who literally had to turn a brick and mortar institution into a virtual one overnight.

The Great 50 Days

Three-Minute read. To believe in the mystery of Easter, to have faith in something we cannot fully understand, is not only counter-cultural, it is a small rebellion!

It’s Holy Week. So what?

Two-minute read. With so much going on in the world, is it silly to insist on giving so much time and energy to the religious observance of Holy Week? If you have the same question, the Rev. Anna Tew may have an answer.

This is the night: The Great Easter Vigil

Three-Minute read.
Since the third century, this is the night we gather as God’s people. Learn more about why this night is an especially long evening for very good reasons.

How you can walk the Way of the Cross at home

Two-Minute read. By engaging us body, heart, and soul, walking the Way of the Cross creates an opportunity for communion with Christ and each other.

Shift towards Virtues

Three-Minute read. We can shift from the things that seek our own will, distorting our relationship with God and all creation. God is calling us to a life of holiness and virtue. By redirecting our attention to building up the seven virtues, over time God frees us from bothersome chains.

Absalom Jones: Unwavering Faith

Four-minute read. Who is this Absalom Jones that Episcopalians celebrate each year in February?

Holy Week at Home

Six-Minute read.
In any other year, we would all be saying, “Go to church, experience all Holy Week has to offer!” This year, attending in person will not be an option for everyone. Still, we can incorporate the rhythm and customs, the experience and blessings, into Holy Week at home.

Church Leadership Essentials resources available online

One-minute read, two-hour video. Over One-hundred church leaders from across the diocese gathered for Church Leadership Essentials, an online event replacing our traditional in-person Bishop’s Days training for church leadership. Here is a link to the material presented, and you can also watch a recording of Saturday’s session if you wish.

Black History Month. Remembering Anna Julia Haywood Cooper

Five-minute Video. This is the fourth and final video in a series remembering key African American figures in the Episcopal Church and beyond. A new video has been published each Thursday throughout February. This week, Anna Julia Haywood Cooper.

Black History Month. Remembering Thurgood Marshall

Five-minute Video. This is the third in a series of four weekly videos remembering key African American figures in the Episcopal Church and beyond. A new video will be published each Thursday throughout February. This week, Thurgood Marshall.

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