Official Diocesan Blog

Announcement On Gathering 2020: Diocesan Conference & Convention

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This article is part of the Easter 2020 Trinity Magazine issue. You can view the entire issue here.

Gathering 2020: Diocesan Conference & Convention is a safe place to learn, fellowship, worship corporately and do the annual business of the diocese (aka, Convention). The Bishop and Diocesan Leaders determined the COVID-19 quarantine limitations create an inadequate planning window and we could not produce the event as described. Therefore, it is with lament we announce there will not be a Gathering 2020.

A Personal Story of Reconciliation The Rev. Cn. S… Thu, 05/14/2020 - 21:42
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This article is part of the Easter 2020 Trinity Magazine issue. You can view the entire issue here.

By The Rev. Cn. Shari Hobby

Tracing the Threads of Reconciliation - Deepening Biblical Understanding The Rev. Dr. K… Thu, 05/14/2020 - 18:57
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This article is part of the Easter 2020 Trinity Magazine issue. You can view the entire issue here.

By the Rev. Dr. Kirsten Gardner

Cross-Cultural Reconciliation Isn’t Made, It’s Developed Website Admini… Tue, 05/12/2020 - 22:00
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This article is part of the Easter 2020 Trinity Magazine issue. You can view the full issue here.

No Longer Strangers - Bishop Jim Hobby's biblical reflection on our reconciliation theme Bishop Jim Hobby Tue, 05/12/2020 - 21:15
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This article is part of the Easter 2020 Trinity Magazine issue. You can view the entire issue here.

By the Rt. Rev. James L Hobby, Jr. 

Since I grew up in a lot of places (3 grade schools, 2 middle schools, and 2 high schools) and have lived in many parts of the country (the Midwest, the East Coast, New England, the South, and Southwestern PA), I have lived my life as a stranger and alien. When people ask me where I'm from, I give a travelogue instead of an address.

Call to Fast to End the Pandemic

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call to fastThe College of Bishops and our own Bishop Hobby, have asked everyone to pray for an end to the pandemic during the Good Friday fast this week. Pray that the spread would stop in its tracks, and for an end to deaths. Please feel free to fast other times, too, as you feel led by the Lord.

Liturgy for a Meal of Longing and Remembrance

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In the earliest days of the Church, the Lord's Supper was celebrated in homes in the context of a communal meal. Over time, the meal was set aside, and the sole focus of the gathering became Word and Sacrament. In many traditions, a vestige of the earliest pattern remains in what is often called an Agape Meal. The Agape Meal is commonly received after Eucharist.