TELLING THE STORY OF OUR DIOCESE

Holy renewal in Holy Week
Holy renewal in Holy Week

On Tuesday, the clergy of the Diocese of Maryland gathered at the Cathedral of the Incarnation for The Holy Eucharist with Renewal of Ministry Vows and the Consecration of Chrism. Holy Week is a busy time for us all, especially our clergy. Taking time to...

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Girls’ Friendly Society

The Girls’ Friendly Society (GFS), the first organization for women in the Church of England, was founded in England in 1875 by Mary Elizabeth Townsend. The Industrial Revolution had sent thousands of young girls to cities from rural areas of the British Isles, and parents were, naturally, worried about the safety and well-being of their daughters. “To experience friendship and recreation in a fellowship of Christian love and service” was the aim of the Society, which helped these girls find jobs, provided housing, and acted as “in loco parentis”.

The Episcopal Church General Convention Office announces 2021 Baltimore dates

“The Joint Standing Committee on Planning and Arrangements and the General Convention Office are already hard at work to plan and enhance our meeting in Baltimore for the 80th General Convention,” noted the Rev. Canon Dr. Michael Barlowe, executive officer and chair of the committee. “Building upon the successful innovations in Austin, and guided by the evaluations we received, the Committee is excited about our meeting in 2021.”

Advocacy Opportunities in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland

It’s been a busy legislative session full of advocacy days, media events, and hearings, and today is the crossover date when bills need to have be passed and sent to the other house. Thank you for all that you have done. Most recently, Senate and House Committees have held hearings on the Prescription Drug Affordability Board (SB759 / HB768) and the Health Insurance Down Payment Plan (SB 802 / HB814).

BELONG TO A COMMUNITY OF LOVE

Does your Baltimore congregation participate in BUILD?
Does your Baltimore congregation participate in BUILD?

The current scandals plaguing City Hall only highlight a more urgent truth: Baltimore has operated for too many years without a clear vision or strategy, one that is independent of changes in our political leadership. As Baltimoreans, we simply cannot wait around for, or depend upon, any one single politician to cast a strategic vision. It is the job of a broader sector of leadership to create, support, and champion that vision.

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A reflection from the chaplain of St. Paul’s School: Why Episcopal schools matter
A reflection from the chaplain of St. Paul’s School: Why Episcopal schools matter

I felt called to teach in an Episcopal school when I was serving as the associate rector at a parish in Baltimore. In the midst of my ministry at St. David’s in the Roland Park neighborhood of Maryland’s largest city, I was discerning where my next call would take me. Of course, I thought I would find God leading me to another parish in the diocese.

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From the Archives: Diocese of Easton
From the Archives: Diocese of Easton

Bishop Sutton traveled to the Diocese of Easton last week to join in a celebration of the 150th anniversary of their founding. Easton, once part of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland became its own diocese in 1868 when parishes on the Eastern Shore, after years of thoughtful discussion, decided to separate from the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.

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FROM OUR DIOCESAN CENTER

Reflections from our diocesan archivist

Reflections from our diocesan archivist

In my own small way, I am part of the ongoing procession of people who keep the story of our Church, who pass it on, who are stewards of our truth. My work matters, because our story matters. Searching for truth may be difficult, and the truth may bring us up short, but truth is worth pursuing, even in our discomfort.

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Discerning a call to the diaconate? Take a look at the broad ministry of a deacon. It’s a lot more than Sunday.

Get a taste of the Sutton Scholars® program from some of our latest scholars! 

Bishop Sutton speaks at the Brown Advisory Board NOW 2018 Conference. 50 Years after MLK: Does Race Still Matter?

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