Florida Bishop John Howard has announced plans to retire in fall 2023 and has called for the election of a bishop coadjutor, who would be installed as bishop diocesan after Howard retires. Howard made the announcement Jan. 30 during Florida’s Diocesan Convention. He has led the Jacksonville-based diocese since 2004 and will reach the church’s mandatory retirement age of 72 … [Read more...] about Bishop Roundup: Florida, Oregon, Wyoming, Mass.
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By Kirk Petersen Episcopal Bishop Barbara C. Harris, the first woman consecrated a bishop in the Anglican Communion, has passed away at the age of 89. Bishop Alan Gates of the Diocese of Massachusetts, where Harris served as bishop suffragan from 1989 to 2002, announced: "Bishop Barbara Harris died on the night of March 13, 2020, at Care Dimensions Hospice House in … [Read more...] about Pioneering Female Bishop Barbara Harris Dies at 89
Tracy J. Sukraw of the Diocese of Massachusetts reports on a review of the diocese’s constitution and canons: Working closely with the bishops and chancellor of the diocese, members of the Committee on Constitution and Canons have been consulting and meeting over the past several months with diocesan governance groups and staff, deanery assemblies and clergy groups to get … [Read more...] about Mass. Studies Canons, Constitution
Six speakers will engage with the question of truth for the annual Lenten preaching series at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston. “Hearing a wide range of voices from a variety of social locations is a critical aspect of living into our promise to seek and serve Christ in all persons,” said the cathedral’s dean, the Very Rev. Amy E. McCreath. The series is … [Read more...] about Lenten Series: What Is Truth?
Nathaniel Ramanaden | Diocese of St. Asaph | bit.ly/2nOocrs After protests by CAMERA and the Simon Wiesenthal Center and coverage by Tablet, the Rt. Rev. Gayle E. Harris, Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts, has apologized for remarks she made during General Convention. As the House of Bishops debated a resolution about human rights in Israel, Bishop Harris … [Read more...] about Two Apologies for Bishop’s Remarks
Correction An editing error created confusion about the duration of the Rev. Silvestre E. Romero’s time of priestly ministry in the United States. Romero spent 10 years in lay ministry in the United States as he discerned a call to ordination. He was ordained to the diaconate in June 1996 in the Diocese of El Camino Real and ordained to the priesthood in February 1997 in … [Read more...] about A Bridge-builder Returns Home
Adapted from the Diocese of Massachusetts The Rev. Margery Kennelly, assistant rector at the Church of the Redeemer in Chestnut Hill, will be Harvard’s next Episcopal chaplain. She will begin her ministry at Harvard on June 1, and will serve a two-year appointment. “We’re excited to have Margery serve as chaplain at this time,” said Chris Kaneb, president of the Episcopal … [Read more...] about New Chaplain at Harvard
The Diocese of North Carolina has elected the Rev. Samuel Rodman, special projects officer in the Diocese of Massachusetts, as its 12th bishop. He led among lay delegates on the first ballot and in both orders on the second ballot. He won on the third ballot. Rodman also has served as the Massachusetts diocese’s project manager for campaign initiatives and rector of St. … [Read more...] about N.C. Elects Mass. Priest