The Rt. Rev. Carolyn Tanner Irish, bishop of the Diocese of Utah, has issued a statement calling the Episcopal congregations of her diocese to prayer
Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) offers support for the people affected by a destructive earthquake that struck the Ica region of Peru yesterday. The staff of ERD is in communication with ERD’s partners in Latin America to identify needs. ERD stands ready to provide emergency aid as needs are identified.
The archbishop of South Africa will teach, pray and talk with parishioners in Walnut Creek — and, it is hoped, return home with a renewed appreciation of diverse views. He will visit St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Oct. 15 for a meditative Taizé service, a meal, a teaching, ‘and I hope, some dialogue,’ said the Rev. Sylvia Vasquez, spiritual leader of St. Paul’s.
Thus in Christ it is revealed both at birth and at death, man’s life can conquer time through time. The moments which in themselves can be and are the perfect symbols of man’s bondage to time and of his imprisonment in a world of endless recurrence, birth, copulation, and death, become the very symbols of man’s liberation from death, and of the liberation of all creation.
…it is clear that the Episcopal Church is concerned about health care and involved in providing it. While my review is hardly exhaustive, it is sufficient to make that clear. As we “seek to serve Christ in all persons,” and to “proclaim by example the Good News,” we are caring for bodies as well as souls.