Pouring water into a common bowl to symbolize our yearning for unity, the Rev. Eleanor Ellsworth, ecumenical and interreligious officer of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, and her counterpart in the Roman Catholic Diocese, Msgr. Dennis Mikulanis, vicar, conducted the annual service this year at the Roman Catholic Diocesan Pastoral Center.
On alternating years, the continuing conversation between the dioceses is held at St. Paul’s Cathedral. This year’s half-day seminar asked the question, should differences in moral theology divide our churches?
As the autumn season begins, many church—and personal—schedules begin to fill up. Days grow shorter and the list of to-do’s only increase as we inch towards forthcoming holidays. Costumes to be made, goodies to bake, presents to be purchased and so on. Considering the busy-ness of the next few months as we approach Advent, here […]
Shortly after the resurrection, Jesus was walking down a long road when he ran into two strangers. These strangers did not recognize Jesus. How could they? Jesus had died, been buried, and, just hours earlier, risen from the dead. The stunning story of Christ’s death had spread, and these two travelers did not yet believe […]
For five days in late May of this year, I had the privilege of gathering with other seminarians at the annual Preaching in Excellence conference hosted by the Episcopal Preaching Foundation (EPF). For 35 years, the EPF has been educating Episcopal seminarians and clergy on the benefits of great preaching. Four of my fellow Sewanee […]