Amy Spagna is a priest from the Diocese of Virginia. She has served parishes in Bethlehem and Rhode Island, where she focused primarily on formation, pastoral care, and communications. She will be spending the upcoming academic year as an STM student at the School of Theology at Sewanee. Amy’s secular interests include singing, cooking, coffee, ice hockey, and learning to play the piano.

Diocese of New Hampshire Revamps Priestly Formation

Diocese of New Hampshire Revamps Priestly Formation

From New Hampshire Public Radio:

Rather than the traditional three years of training at seminary school, the diocese in New Hampshire will begin offering a certificate program next year that requires students to attend in-person trainings nine weekends a year while completing coursework independently from their homes.

“This really makes it easier for people to answer that call, whether that call to ministry comes in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, we even have people doing this post-retirement,” says […]

Jefferts Schori Speaks at Kenyon College

Jefferts Schori Speaks at Kenyon College

Earlier this week, The Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, the former Presiding Bishop, spoke as a part of the Women at Kenyon celebration. As reported by the Kenyon Collegian, her address centered on “women, power, and the fight to be recognized.”

“It’s easier to be creative when you don’t sit in the midst of the status quo,” Jefferts Schori said. “Without access to traditional seats of power, women and marginalized people have had to be creative. Creativity asserts […]

GAFCON Consecrates New Bishop for Its Work in New Zealand

GAFCON Consecrates New Bishop for Its Work in New Zealand

Following the news this past May that the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans in New Zealand, a group affiliated with GAFCON, had elected the Rev. Jay Behan as its bishop, the group followed through by holding a consecration service for him at Centennial Chapel of St. Andrew’s School in Christchurch last weekend. The Rev. Bosco Peters, a priest in New Zealand, reported on his blog that,

The Archbishops of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia (ACANZP) and […]

Bishop Curry to Preach in Fond du Lac

Bishop Curry to Preach in Fond du Lac

The FDL Reporter notes that Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is coming to Wisconsin as part of the Way of Love series of revivals this weekend.

Imagine the power of love.

This is what Episcopal Church’s Presiding Bishop Michael Curry asked guests at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle to do as he gave the sermon at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May 2018.

On Sunday, he will […]

Vt. Episcopal Bishop Shannon MacVean-Brown On Inclusivity, Community And ‘Creation Care’

Vt. Episcopal Bishop Shannon MacVean-Brown On Inclusivity, Community And ‘Creation Care’

In an interview this morning with the NPR station in Vermont, Bishop MacVean-Brown shared her reflections on her new ministry.

“If the church is going to really, truly be inclusive, like we dream, people that have been excluded are actually the ones that are experts on how that can happen,” MacVean-Brown said. “Once I grabbed onto that, I realized, ‘Okay, I can’t remain a priest just for black people.’ And that’s where I was. I was the rector of […]

Episcopal Church Statement on the White House Decision to Limit Refugees

Episcopal Church Statement on the White House Decision to Limit Refugees

From the Episcopal Church Public Affairs Office:

The Episcopal Church condemns the administration’s decision to reduce the number of refugees and further dismantle the refugee resettlement program. We also strongly condemn the decision to allow states and localities to reject refugees. The historic average for annual refugee admissions has been 95,000. The FY2020 determination of 18,000 refugees is the lowest in the forty year history of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ calls us […]

House of Bishops Issues “Message of Love and Solidarity”

House of Bishops Issues “Message of Love and Solidarity”

Via the Episcopal Church Office for Public Affairs:

A Message of Love and Solidarity from the Bishops and Spouses to The Episcopal Church

For many bishops and bishops’ spouses of The Episcopal Church, next summer’s Lambeth Conference has become the occasion for a mixture of joy and sorrow, hope and disappointment. We cherish the bonds of affection that we enjoy with our Anglican siblings around the world. Gathering in prayer, study, and fellowship with our spiritual family is a gift for which […]

Bishops Participate in Climate Strike

Bishops Participate in Climate Strike

According to a press release from ENS, members of the House of Bishops stepped out of their meetings this afternoon in Minneapolis to participate in the climate strike. Bishops Marc Andrus of California and Douglas Fisher of Western Massachusetts authored the following statement:

Tens of thousands of young people are mobilizing at this moment in New York and across the United States, standing up for climate action and climate justice. Greta Thunberg, the young Swedish climate activist who electrified […]

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