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  • A Word to the Church on Our Theology of Worship from the Presiding Bishop

    Read it online here.  A word to the Church regarding the theology of worship during the COVID-19 pandemic from the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church:March 31, 2020John Donne, Priest, 1631Dear Friends in Christ Jesus,We find ourselves in the strange position of fasting from physical gathering for worship of almighty God, not out of sloth or disobedience, but in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ, for whom the primacy of love for God and neighbor is the way of life. In the context of t...

  • The Presiding Bishop's visit to St. John's, Chico, and Paradise

    Deacon Lew Powell, Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry, and Dean Richard Yale prepare to serve together.  The group posed in front of the Tree of Life at St. Nicholas, Paradise.

  • Statements from the Presiding Bishop, Bishops of Colombo and Kurunegala, on Sri Lanka

    The following is Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s statement on the violence in Sri Lanka:The joy of Easter was mixed with grief following the dreadful attacks that morning on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, bombings that left hundreds dead and wounded. Our hearts ache for the all those who mourn this week, and as Episcopalians join with countless persons of good will I’m praying for the power of love to overcome the forces of hatred and violence. May the souls of a...

  • Special Announcement

    Bishop Michael Curry Elected as 27th Presiding Bishop The Rt. Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, Bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, was elected as the 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church today, June 27, 2015, at the 78th General Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Day of Prayer for South Sudan

    by the Rev. Canon Britt Olson, Canon to the Ordinary in the The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California Republished on 5/16/14 The situation in South Sudan continues to deteriorate. More people were killed in April than in the previous months since the eruption of violence that began this past December.

  • Special Message from the Bishop

    Dear Friends in Christ: Grace and peace to you. When the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals acts in response to the Supreme Court of the United States’ decision today, same-gender marriages will once again be legally possible in California. Our state would then resume its position with a growing number of states that extend the right of marriage to all their citizens.

  • PB Issues Pastoral Letter

    Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued a Pastoral Letter on Israeli-Palestinian Peace. A PASTORAL LETTER ON ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN PEACE On the holy mountain stands the city he has founded; The Lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. Of Zion it shall be said, “Everyone was born in her, And the Most High himself shall sustain her.” -- Psalm 87 (page 711, Book of Common Prayer) My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, The events of recent week...

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