Day: July 18, 2015

Churches in the three dioceses of Virginia to remember Jonathan Myrick Daniels – an American Civil Rights Martyr

Churches in the three dioceses of Virginia to remember Jonathan Myrick Daniels – an American Civil Rights Martyr

Fifty years ago this August 20, Daniels, a young Episcopal seminarian, was murdered in Hayneville, Ala., while participating in the civil rights movement. The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia will remember and reflect on this remarkable man on Sunday, August 16 — the Sunday nearest the anniversary of his death.

Interviewing the retiring Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer

Interviewing the retiring Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer

A little known office in the Episcopal Church is the Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer. The most recent Custodian, the 8th Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer, the Revd Canon Gregory M Howe, has recently retired from his position.

Speaking to the Soul: Learning from history

Speaking to the Soul: Learning from history

Eventually he would write a book, A Brief Description of the Destruction of the Indies, describing the activities and tortures the natives had experienced at the hands of the Spanish. He wanted to create towns where natives and Spaniards could live side-by-side and with equality for both as a form of reparation.