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Sandra Folts (1942-2024) and Anne Harris (1932-2024)

Two bishops’ wives have died in recent weeks, and both were praised for their warm presence and the lives they led.

Daily Devotional

Risky Business

As the Church in its collective expression is endowed with grace to be a sacrament to the world, so the individual Christian is entrusted by God with gifts which must be stewarded in a way that engages the world and is not just self-contained.  

Sunday’s Readings

Shepherd and Cross (Pentecost 9, Year B)

“Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture” (Jer. 23:1).

Bishops Respond to Former President’s Shooting

Episcopal Church leaders responded to news of a bullet grazing former President Donald Trump's ear at a Pennsylvania campaign rally July 13 with calls to prayer and calming words for a troubled nation.

Latest Articles

Revised Plans Help Christchurch Cathedral Reinstatement

Only a few months ago, Bishop Peter Carrell of Christchurch, New Zealand, said the project to rebuild the city’s namesake cathedral might have to...

7/28 Issue Online

The July 30 General Convention News issue of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Same Sex Blessings in the C of E: ‘The Bus Rolls On’

The Church of England’s General Synod has narrowly backed standalone services for blessing same-sex unions alongside a provision for conservative parishes to register for delegated episcopal oversight.

People & Places, July 10

Ordinations, retirements, and a church closure

ACNA’s New Archbishop: Passionate for Evangelism

“Roughly 130 million people in America do not know Jesus Christ,” Archbishop Wood said. “That is the most animated aspect of who I am: I want everyone to come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ.”

Archives: ‘The Way Forward Is Through Evangelism’ (1999)

“There’s a dramatic shift going on in the Anglican Church, with great growth in Africa and Asia, while in America the church continues to lose ground,” said speaker Michael Green at a 1999 evangelism conference.

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Books and Culture

At the Heart of All Being

Christ the Logos of Creation: An Essay in Analogical Metaphysics By...

Making a Case for Environmental Responsibility

The Rev. Canon Pam Hyde reviews Creation Care Discipleship: Why Earthkeeping Is an Essential Christian Practice.

Church Planting, Victorian Style

The Rev. Steve Rice reviews Anglo-Catholic Church Planting: Can It Work?

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A Chorus of Chaos at Winchester Cathedral

Amid public accusations of bullying, Winchester Cathedral has lost its 22-year director of music, the senior non-executive member of its chapter, and half of its lay clerks.

A Parish Grows in Brooklyn

Ben DeHart looks at St. John’s as a “198-year-old startup,” and he says church attendance has been steadily rising.

General Convention COVID Cases Exceed 100

At least a dozen bishops are among the infected.

Closing General Convention in a Rush

The pressures of time led to a number of widely-supported compromises: new liturgical canons that secured protections for conservatives alongside prayer book revisions desired by progressives, and a concession to the bishops’ insistence that the State of Israel is not an “apartheid” regime.

General Convention in Photos, Bonus Gallery

Bishops Against Gun Violence is commemorating its tenth year.

PB-Elect Chooses a Simpler Installation

The Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe will be installed as the 28th Presiding Bishop in a “smaller, simpler” ceremony in the Episcopal Church Center's Chapel of Christ the Lord.

General Convention in Photos, June 28

A final gallery of photographs by Asher Imtiaz

Bishop Rowe’s Remarks to Deputies

“Our ministry together in the next nine years comes at a critical time for the Episcopal Church. It is not too strong to say that we’re facing an existential crisis.”

Indigenous Day of Remembrance Authorized

The remembrance is part of the church’s commitment to repenting of the Indian boarding school movement’s sins.

PB-Elect: ‘We Are Standing Firm in the Midst’

“It’s a great day in the kingdom,” Sean Rowe said in his sermon, using a phrase he has favored throughout his 17 years as a bishop.

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