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From the Archives: William Paret
From the Archives: William Paret

William Paret was elected Bishop of Maryland to succeed the late William Pinkney and was consecrated January 8, 1885. The new bishop spoke at the African American Chapel of St. Mary the Virgin at a special missionary service only twelve days after his consecration, and the next day attended a conference of laity and clergy to consider “Church Work Among the Colored People.”

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From the Archives: John Gardner Murray, Seventh Bishop of Maryland
From the Archives: John Gardner Murray, Seventh Bishop of Maryland

Because all of Bishop John Gardner Murray’s correspondence was destroyed in 1936, there are many details about him which remain unknown. The titillating phrase in Bishop Helfenstein’s letter asking permission of the Chancellor to destroy Murray’s papers, “many things would be unearthed which had just as well be forgotten” does make us wonder what ideas or actions were thought best hidden from view.

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Bishop Sutton announces archdeacon transitions

Bishop Sutton announces archdeacon transitions

Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton announces the following three transitions in the leadership of the Diocese of Maryland’s diaconal support ministries, all effective September 1, 2020. “Ruth+ and Frank+ are both extremely capable individuals who will bring considerable pastoral and administrative gifts to their new roles in the Diocese of Maryland,” said Bishop Sutton. “I look forward to working with our two new archdeacons in the years ahead.”

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From the Archives: Reopening St. Paul’s, Sharpsburg

From the Archives: Reopening St. Paul’s, Sharpsburg

Many of us may be wondering how the church is ever going to “get back to normal” when this pandemic crisis finally comes to an end. It may ease our minds a little if we think back to even bleaker times and discover the resilience of the people of God, the Church, when faced with seemingly unsurmountable odds against survival.

Behind the scenes tips on livestreaming from the Rev. Steve McCarty

Behind the scenes tips on livestreaming from the Rev. Steve McCarty

A huge thanks to Fr. Steve McCarty for doing this livestream demo for us while livestreaming! 🙂 Steve is the vicar of Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Clear Spring and has been offering virtual worship via Facebook Live for about five years. Watch his demo for a walk through on how to set up and offer a pastoral presence on a low budget. These are great tips!

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Baltimore Faith Leaders Call for Justice, Peace and Prayer
Baltimore Faith Leaders Call for Justice, Peace and Prayer

We applaud and stand with all who are raising their voices in protest against this latest injustice, and the entrenched, systemic racism in our society that it reflects. We most especially applaud all those on our streets and in our communities who are refusing to join individuals – often not from our own communities – who would cause the safety of our people, neighborhoods and institutions to be torn asunder by reckless violence.

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Upholding our Community of Love
Upholding our Community of Love

I want to take this opportunity to personally thank everyone for their continued support of our diocese and the work we are called to do here. We were reminded recently of some dialogue from JRR Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Ring: “I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

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