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In Memoriam: Sister Priscilla, Last Episcopal Deaconess, Dies at 87 300 256 Episcopalians in Connection

In Memoriam: Sister Priscilla, Last Episcopal Deaconess, Dies at 87

Sister Priscilla Jean Wright of the Community of the Transfiguration in Cincinnati, died on September 11. She was 87 and the last living woman to have served as a deaconess in the Episcopal Church. Sr. Priscilla was ‘set apart’ as a deaconess on June 18, 1964, after studying at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary (now Bexley Seabury).…

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A report from the Reparations Task Force 1275 1650 Episcopalians in Connection

A report from the Reparations Task Force

The Reparations Task Force was created in 2020 and charged with helping to define what reparations would look like in the Diocese of Southern Ohio. In the fall of 2021, the task force was assigned to work with the Bishop and Trustees to explore the creation of a diocesan staff position whose focus would be…

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Discerning a call to ordained ministry? Attend the Explorers’ Retreat 1275 1650 Episcopalians in Connection

Discerning a call to ordained ministry? Attend the Explorers’ Retreat

Are you discerning a call to ordained ministry? Do you want to explore further that pull you feel to be a deacon or priest? In our diocese, one enters discernment for ordained ministry by attending the Explorers’ Retreat, organized by the Commission on Ministry (CoM). The Explorers’ Retreat has two parts; Part 1 will be…

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From the Standing Committee: Nominating Committee members announced 1275 1650 Episcopalians in Connection

From the Standing Committee: Nominating Committee members announced

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, For nearly a month, the Standing Committee has been engaged in the prayerful work of selecting the members of the Bishop Nominating Committee. From 26 applicants, all of whom offered considerable gifts and skills, we have selected a committee of 15 members, and have also appointed…

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Centered discipleship circles 1024 585 Episcopalians in Connection

Centered discipleship circles

Centered is a discipleship series guiding small gathered communities to get deeply rooted in love with God and one another so that we all may grow to look, act, and love more like Jesus. For the last fourteen months, our own Miriam McKenney has worked on Centered with The Episcopal Church’s Office of Evangelism and…

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Protecting Places of Worship Week: webinars on September 20, 21 750 400 Episcopalians in Connection

Protecting Places of Worship Week: webinars on September 20, 21

As part of National Preparedness Month, the Department of Homeland Security Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships has coordinated the Protecting Places of Worship Week of Action between September 14 – 25. The week includes two webinars open to the public: September 20 at 2 p.m. Eastern: Building Partnerships that Promote Safety and Security for…

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