Episcopal Diocese of Washington

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for the world by equipping faith communities,
promoting spiritual growth, and striving for justice

News & Features

Counterprogramming in the Time of Coronavirus

March 26, 2020

There’s only so much hitting the refresh button we can do before we reach peak news burnout during an extended crisis. And in this time of coronavirus, even the extroverts among us may have crashed into the “too much ZOOM, too many Hang Outs” wall. We took an informal survey to see how we on the diocesan staff are counterprogramming COVID-19 during our off-work hours. From books to gaming, podcasts to Netflix bingeables, and from the purely escapist to the deeply thought-provoking, here’s our best of the best: 

Books

Audiobooks

Podcasts and Streaming

TV shows

Movies

  • The Princess Bride
  • To Sir With Love
  • Bandits
  • Groundhog Day
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
  • Antoine Fisher
  • Leap of Faith
  • Pygmalion
  • Stardust
  • Murder by Death
  • O Brother Where Art Thou
  • My Man Godfrey
  • The Thin Man
  • Kinky Boots
  • Paper Moon
  • Off Limits
  • The Gods Must Be Crazy
  • The In-laws
  • The Harry Potter movies

Documentaries

Gaming

Apps and Other Things

  • Coffitivity (white noise app for when you want something on in the background, but you get too distracted if it’s music!)
  • Bemyeyes (app that assists vision impaired folks with shopping)
  • Practicing yoga (see a list of free classes)
  • Cycling
  • Running
Category: News

Lent 2020

February 12, 2020

 

Resources for Lent 2020, including Lent Sermons, Lenten devotional, Lent Madness, Lent Calendars

 Bishop's Writings

Building Faithhttps://buildfaith.org/lent/ 

The Episcopal Churchhttps://episcopalchurch.org/lenten-resources  
 
Episcopal Relief & Development's Lenten Meditationshttps://www.episcopalrelief.org/church-in-action/church-campaigns/lent/  
 
Living Compass: Living Well through Lenthttps://www.livingcompass.org/lent 
 
Living the Way of Love: A 40-Day Devotionalhttps://www.churchpublishing.org/livingthewayoflove
 
Lent Madnesshttps://www.lentmadness.org/about/  
 
Category: News

Celebrating Black History Month Around the Diocese

February 06, 2020

Young musicians from East of the River Steelband at the recent More Jesus, More Love revival service

In honor of Black History Month, a number of parishes in the Diocese of Washington will host events and services uplifting the contributions and culture of African-Americans in U.S. society and our local communities. From a play about Rosa Parks to a celebration of Gospel music to an exploration of the role race has played in the Episcopal Church,  you're invited to participate. 

  • The D.C. Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians and St. Andrew's, College Park  invite you to a Commemoration of the life and legacy of Absalom Jones, the first African American ordained priest in the Episcopal Church on Sunday, February 9 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Andrew's (map) Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde, celebrant; the Rev. Absalom Jones (Dr. Anthony Alexander), preacher. Clergy are asked to vest, process, and wear festive stoles. 

  • St. Augustine's, DC  (map) will host leaders from Virginia Theological Seminary, Empower DC, and Howard University for three discussions (February 9, 16, and 23) highlighting Black History. Come hear about Verna Dozier, the Rev. Alexander Crummel, and African-Americans and the Vote. All are welcome.  Learn more

  • St. Thomas', Upper Marlboro (map) celebrates Black History Month with a Celebration of Gospel Music on Sunday, February 23 at 11:30 a.m. The history of Gospel Music from African Spirituals to today's modern Gospel will be featured through dance, poetry reading and gospel choir singing. 

  • The center of many African-American family gatherings is sharing food. the Episcopal Church Women of Church of the Atonement, DC (map) invite you to join them as they share their favorite Traditional Soul Cuisine in celebration of Black History Month on Sunday, February 23 at 11:30 a.m. Wearing Afrocentric attire is strongly encouraged.

  • The D.C. Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians invites you to explore the role race has played in the Episcopal Church. The Rev. Vincent P. Harris will facilitate a conversation on Saturday, February 29 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at St. Luke's, DC (mapLearn more and register for this free discussion
 Is your church planning a service or event celebrating Black History month? Let us know
 
Category: Events

Go Witness Build: Dusk 2 Dawn Youth Overnight

January 30, 2020

Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry dropped in at the youth overnight, one of the many events that made up the More Jesus, More Love revival weekend. The theme -- Go. Witness. Build. -- was inspired by the Way of Love, the Episcopal Church's rule of life. 

Bishop Mariann listens in on one of the small group discussions. 

Hanging out between sessions. The overnight took place at the Bishop Walker School.

Selfie with the PB? Yes, please! 

Deepening friendships while deepening faith. More Jesus and more love in action. 

Reflecting on lessons learned and next steps. What are YOU called to do? 

Category: Events

Scenes from An Evening with Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and EDOW Young Adults

January 30, 2020

On Friday, January 24 at St. Thomas', Dupont Circle, Presiding Bishop Curry gathered with young adults from all around the diocese for conversation and worship. 

Bishop Curry asks a question.

The group responds.

Bishop Mariann, Presiding Bishop Curry, and the Rev. Todd Thomas, missioner for Revitalization and Young Adult Ministry

Bishop Curry leads the worship service.

Young adults engaged and enjoying each other's company.

Category: Events

Sharing Faith cards can be printed (double sided) from the document located here: Faith Cards Avery 8387. They are on Avery 8387 postcard stock and need to be cut in half  once printed.

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