Cara Modisett

Cara Modisett lives in Roanoke, Va., where she serves as music director at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church and staff collaborative pianist at Radford University. She is also an adjunct English instructor and literary magazine advisor at Ferrum College. From 2014 until 2016 she served as Minister of Communication for Church of the Holy Communion (Episcopal) in Memphis, Tennessee and prior to that, she was communications advisor and editor of Epiphany for the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia.

Two Episcopal leaders lost this week

Two Episcopal leaders lost this week

The Episcopal News Service reported two losses in the Episcopal Church in the first few days of September:

The Rev. Alison Cheek, one of the first female priests in The Episcopal Church and the first to publicly celebrate the Eucharist, died on Sept. 1 at her home in Brevard, North Carolina, according to friends. She was 92.

Cheek was one of the Philadelphia Eleven, the first women to be ordained to the priesthood in The Episcopal Church. She and […]

Events commemorate 400 years of the slave trade in America

Events commemorate 400 years of the slave trade in America

A series of events the past two weekends, Episcopalians have commemorated and remembered the beginning of the slave trade in what would become the United States of America, in August 1619 when the first ship landed near Jamestown, in the British colonies in the New World.

Friday and Saturday, August 16 and 17, the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia partnered with Virginia Theological Seminary for a remembrance and silent march in Alexandria (the location of the VTS campus). It began at […]

Episcopal Church response to crisis on the border

Episcopal Church response to crisis on the border

“We are children of the one God who is the Creator of us all,” said Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. “It is our sisters, our brothers, our siblings who are seeking protection and asylum, fleeing violence and danger to children, searching for a better life for themselves and their children. The crisis at the border is not simply a challenge of partisan politics but a test of our personal and public morality and human decency.”

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry offers Pride Month statement

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry offers Pride Month statement

“You have helped the church to be truly catholic, universal, a house of prayer for all people. You have helped the church to truly be a reflection of the beloved community of God. You have helped the church to authentically be a branch of the Jesus movement in our time.”

“Faith tested in difficult circumstances”: ACC-17 begins with Eucharist

“Faith tested in difficult circumstances”: ACC-17 begins with Eucharist

The 17th Anglican Consultative Council, held at St. John’s Cathedral in Hong Kong, opened with  Eucharist, celebrated by Archbishop Paul Kwong, with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby preaching.

In Anglican News:

In his sermon, Archbishop Justin – citing the biblical readings of the day (Acts 5:27-32, Psalm 150, Revelation 1:4-8, John 20:19-31) referenced the Resurrection and the courage of Peter and the disciples. He acknowledged the difficulty faced by some of the delegates.

“Many here, like Peter, have had […]

Book of Occasional Services 2018 has been released

Book of Occasional Services 2018 has been released

Designed to give congregations resources that form our members in the Episcopal faith, the rites and ceremonies contained in this book are to be understood, interpreted, and used in light of the theology, structure, and directions of The Book of Common Prayer.

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