News & Features
February 12, 2020
As Bishop Mariann shares in her message this week, "Now is a good time to consider what practices Jesus might be putting before you this Lent."
Helpful resources to get you started
- The Good Book Club - join thousands of people exploring the Gospel of John together in this guided daily practice that culminates on Shrove Tuesday.
- Life Transformed: The Way of Love In Lent and Easter - tap into this robust collection of Lenten resources developed by the Episcopal Church
- Ashes to Go - can't make a regular service on Ash Wednesday? We've got you covered.
- Tea and an Hour with +Rowan Williams, Sunday, February 23 - hosted by Ascension and St. Agnes, listen to this wise theologian speak on Incarnation and Passion.
Lenten Quiet Days/Mornings
- "Holy Week Behind the Scenes: Exploring the Minds of Judas, Caiphas, and Pilate" - the Rev. Dr. Frank Wade offers a Quiet Day meditation at St. Paul's, K Street (map) on Saturday, March 7, from 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Free; bring a bag lunch.
- "Going Deeper into Prayer in Lent with The Mystic Evelyn Underhill" - the Rev. Dr. Sarah Coakley and the Rev. Charles Hoffacker discuss the challenges and difficulties of the spiritual life in the work of Evelyn Underhill and her spiritual director Dom John Chapman, OSB at Ascension and St. Agnes (map) on Saturday, March 14, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Complimentary parking available.
Is your parish holding a Lenten Quiet Day? Submit your information and we'll add it to our list
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 (map) Learn more and register for this free discussion
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?
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.
January 22, 2020
Parishioners from Ascension, Gaithersburg showing us what it's all about: Más Jesús, Más Amor (More Jesus, More Love)
Ms. Patricia Johnson, senior warden at St. Timothy's, D.C. and the Rev. Joseph Constant, rector of St. John's, Beltsville, arriving at the arena in good spirits and ready for More Jesus and More Love.
The Rev. Stephanie Spellers, Canon for Evangelism on the Presiding Bishop's staff; Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry, Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde; and Deacon Susan Fritz on the dais.
Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde welcomes the crowd.
Ms. Jennifer Amuzie sharing one of the many personal testimonies given--and received--at the revival
Mr. Jason Crighton of St. Thomas', DC offers his testimonial.
The Trinity, DC choir.
Julio Cuellar invites us to sing with him.
The music from the Raymond Reed & Friends Ensemble got folks on their feet.
Open to the message: More Jesus, More Love.
East of the River Steelband, hosted at Church of the Atonement
Attendees focused on Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry's electrifying sermon.
Presiding Bishop Curry had us laughing, crying, and eager to love as Jesus loves. When he says, "More Jesus!" We say...
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