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The Living Church Foundation is a ministry of unity that champions the catholic and evangelical faith by supporting and resourcing the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion through our publications, programs, and products. A 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization, TLC is a foundation governed by members of the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion and was founded in 1878.

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The Magazine
Our flagship publication, The Living Church is published in print twelve times a year and has been in continuous publications since 1878. Every issue includes news and commentary on the issues of the day, reflections on ministry and theology, obituaries and ministry transitions, and commentary on the Sunday lectionary. Our website publishes all the contents of the print magazine along with daily online-only content and an archive of past issues. Click here today to subscribe and here to join our email list for Daily Devotions, the daily Covenant articles (TLC’s online journal), the Weekly from TLC, and Books and Culture, monthly reviews from TLC.

Print Media
Since 1983, TLC has published The Episcopal Musician’s Handbook, the essential tool for assisting clergy, musicians and laity in preparing meaningful worship in the Anglican tradition. Anglicans Believe is a series of pamphlets focused on classic topics of Anglican theology, such as faith, prayer, and the Eucharist, that are also available for free download in SpanishThe Living Church Books presents historical and theological materials and pastoral resources for Anglican and other Christian readers.

Covenant: TLC’s Online Journal
Without peer in the Anglican Communion as an online locus of sound teaching and deep formation in Christian faith and catholic unity, Covenant is TLC’s Online Journal that publishes an article every weekday from a team of around 40 invited Contributors and also receives solicited articles from theologians and leaders. Founded as a blog in 2007, Covenant took its place within the ministry of the Living Church Foundation in 2009.

The Podcast
Our twice-monthly podcast features a regular compendium of interviews and discussions at the intersection of faith, culture, and Anglican life. Tune in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or here.

Digital Resources

  • The Living Word Plus is a paid subscription containing sermon resources to help engage the Revised Common Lectionary readings for the following Sunday. Each week, subscribers receive at least three contemporary sermons from gifted preachers around the world, excerpts from classic homiletical, theological, and devotional texts, and articles on relevant themes from the archives of The Living Church magazine and Covenant, TLC’s online journal.A free version is also available.
  • Illuminations is a lector’s aid for Sunday worship to encourage congregational comprehension. Each weekly downloadable PDF guide provides concise introductions to the lessons as listed in the Prayer Book Lectionary and Revised Common Lectionary. Subscriptions are available monthly and yearly.
  • TLC’s Daily Devotional provides a free meditation on one of the Scripture lessons from the Daily Office Lectionary of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer delivered to your inbox each morning.
  • The Weekly from TLC delivers the top articles from The Living Church and Covenant every Friday.
  • Books and Culture is a monthly newsletter with book, film, and culture reviews from TLC.

TLC hosts public conferences, seminars, courses, teaching days, and webinars in partnership with congregations, dioceses, and churchwide institutions, both at home and abroad. Anglican identity, the call to Christian unity, and reconciliation have been areas of special focus.

Financial Support
As a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit, more than half of TLC’s revenue comes from contributions from hundreds of individuals, parishes, dioceses, and institutions, including Our Partners. The rest comes from subscriptions, The Episcopal Musician’s Handbook and our other Resources, and advertising.

Latest Articles

Sex Offender Banned from Churches in 2 Pennsylvania Dioceses

Bernard Schade, a long-time music director in the diocese, attempted to attend services after his release from prison

150 Years of ‘Wisdom and Love Championed by Women’s Missions’

Episcopal Church Women will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a party on June 23 during the 51st Triennial held concurrently with General Convention in Louisville, Kentucky.

GSFA Meets with Coptic Pope, Elects New Leaders

Delegates also visited a historical museum, library, and baptistry on the grounds of the papal compound.

GSFA Discusses Wartime Suffering, Sexuality

Delegates to the First Assembly of the Global South Fellowship of Anglicans (GSFA) heard from the Episcopal Church...

Title IV Charges Revealed as PB Election Nears

The church released information about disciplinary complaints involving three of the five candidates

What Role Did TEC Play in Indian Boarding Schools?

The church has budgeted $2 million to discover the truth

GSFA Assembly Opens with a Call to Faithfulness

“Currently, the Communion and the world need the witness of a holy remnant,” Archbishop Justin Badi Arama said. “We will continue to stand strong and never compromise the truth for a unity that condones sin.”

‘Needful for This New Time’

“I think I was elected to help the church to reclaim our faith in Jesus Christ — to see Jesus of Nazareth and his way of love as the defining paradigm for what it means to be a Christian, and to not be apologetic about that.”

Fire Guts Art-Rich Toronto Anglican Church

A four-alarm blaze early on June 9 tore through St. Anne’s Anglican Church.

Not a Lot of Conflict at HoD President Forum

Julia Ayala Harris, Zena Link, and the Rev. Rachel Taber-Hamilton responded to questions about the state of the church and their visions for its future, in an event moderated by the dean of the largest Episcopal seminary.