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From the Archives: Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky
From the Archives: Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky

Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky holds the distinction of having the longest name in the list of holy men and women commemorated in the Prayer Book. While not a name that trips off the tongue lightly, Schereschewsky, nevertheless, is a name worth remembering. Elected in 1877 as the Bishop of Shanghai, he spent his life translating the Bible and Prayer Book into Mandarin Chinese and Wenli, the classical Chinese style of writing.

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The Rev. Ramelle McCall appointed as vice chair to General Convention 2021 Worship Committee
The Rev. Ramelle McCall appointed as vice chair to General Convention 2021 Worship Committee

“Having a great cloud of witnesses and the prophetic voice of Bishop Curry, who served as rector of historic St. James’ Episcopal Church in west Baltimore, will really speak truth to power,” he says. I believe in the Church and that God is doing great things in our Church. In some way or another we, as the body of Christ, can, in a short period of time (at General Convention)

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Resolution on racial reconciliation passes unanimously at 235th Diocesan Convention
Resolution on racial reconciliation passes unanimously at 235th Diocesan Convention

On Saturday, May 11, 2019 the Diocese of Maryland made history. After a healthy debate at its 235th diocesan convention, Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton called for a vote on the Resolution on Racial Reconciliation (see full text below).  The “All in favor of this resolution” call resulted in a rousing voice vote of “Aye!” Then came the “All opposed…” vote. There was complete silence.

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Bishops United Repudiates Christian Nationalism, Systemic Racism

Bishops United Repudiates Christian Nationalism, Systemic Racism

As Christians, we must work actively to dismantle the systemic racism that is part of our country’s founding narrative and that continues to fuel mass shootings and urban gun violence today. We must insist that both our fellow Christians and our elected leaders repudiate white supremacy and white nationalism and embrace humane immigration policies that follow God’s command and the Biblical imperative to welcome the stranger in our midst.

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St. John’s Church, Havre de Grace and the Parish of Oystermouth and All Saints, Mumbles form a bond of prayer, mission and mutual affection
St. John’s Church, Havre de Grace and the Parish of Oystermouth and All Saints, Mumbles form a bond of prayer, mission and mutual affection

Rev. Evans also noted that our two churches both are mission-oriented churches, serving the needs of our respective communities in several ways each week. Our two communities share long histories of oyster harvesting – the oyster beds of Oystermouth almost wiped out by disease in the early 20th century, the oyster beds of the Chesapeake also threatened but now revitalizing.

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Bishop Sutton addresses the 235th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. Practicing the way of love, especially through conflict, is the path to the fuller realization of the kingdom of God, to repairing the broken places.

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Bishop Sutton and diocesan Truth and Reconciliation Commission member, Mr. Waymon Wright, speak at the Hasselbach family graveyard on the grounds of the Claggett Center

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