News: Episcopal News Service February 8, 2016


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February 8, 2016


Presiding Bishop Michael Curry addresses members and guests of the National Press Club on Feb. 8 in Washington, D.C., on the church’s role in creating a more inclusive society. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service

Presiding Bishop addresses National Press Club on creating a more inclusive society; includes video
“We shall either learn to live together … or perish together as fools,” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry began a Feb. 8 address to members and guests of the National Press Club.

Video: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Message for Lent 2016
“The season of Lent is upon us,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry says in his Message for Lent 2016. “It is a season of making a renewed commitment to participate and be a part of the movement of Jesus in this world.”

Video: Presiding Bishop’s sermon commemorating Absalom Jones
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry returned to the Diocese of Washington Feb. 7 to preach at a 3 p.m. Eucharist commemorating Absalom Jones, the first African-American to be ordained an Episcopal priest. The service included traditional African-American hymns and music of the African diaspora. The service was held at Washington National Cathedral and co-sponsored by Saint Andrew’s, College Park, the Union of Black Episcopalians, and the Diocese of Washington.

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Northern Indiana diocese elects Douglas E. Sparks as eighth bishop
The Rev. Douglas E. Sparks was elected Feb. 6 to serve as the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana, pending the required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of The Episcopal Church.

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Join Archbishop Welby’s Ash Wednesday service on Facebook
Anglicans around the world are being invited to join an Ash Wednesday service at Lambeth Palace this week – through the social media platform Facebook.

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Journey in Lent with reflections, prayers for the world’s most vulnerable

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Bruce Neswick named canon for cathedral music at Trinity, Portland

Daniel Hyde appointed music director at St. Thomas Fifth Avenue, New York

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