News (Page 87)

News (Page 87)

Bishop Gulick gets a Texas Crosier

“Encourage and support all baptized people in their gifts and ministries, nourish us from the riches of God’s grace, pray for us without ceasing, and celebrate with us the sacrament of our redemption.” ~Adapted from the service for Ordination of Bishop A bishop is called to be the shepherd of God’s flock and in Western Christianity a crosier [also spelled crozier] or a shepherd’s crook is an ancient symbol of a bishop’s office and authority. Bishops use their crosiers when…

Brite Divinity School at TCU will add Episcopal Studies Program in fall 2009

Brite Divinity School has announced the establishment of an Episcopal Studies Program rooted in classical Anglican tradition. The Episcopal Studies Program will begin on Aug. 24 with the opening of the fall 2009 semester. The Rev. Fred Barber, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, has been named part-time acting director of the new program, which will allow candidates for the Episcopal priesthood to complete the Master of Divinity in preparation for ordination without leaving North Texas. The program has the enthusiastic…

Statement Regarding March 24 El Paso County Colorado District Court Ruling on Breakaway Congregation

The Bishop and Diocese of Colorado, and the more than 500 members of Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church rejoice today that the members of the Episcopal parish will be returning to their church home as a result of a decision issued by District Court Judge Larry Schwartz. In that ruling, Judge Schwartz found that the historic property is held in trust for the mission and ministry of the Episcopal Church and ordered the breakaway congregation that wrongfully took possession…