TELLING THE STORY OF OUR DIOCESE

From the Archives: Christmas
From the Archives: Christmas

The earliest mention of Christmas found in our Archives collections dates from December 23, 1756. The Rev. Thomas Bacon, rector of St. Peter’s Parish in Oxford, Talbot County, wrote to Henry Callister, an Oxford merchant.

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Episcopal Service Corps – A Gilead’s Narrative by Jess Pandolfino
Episcopal Service Corps – A Gilead’s Narrative by Jess Pandolfino

Living in Baltimore opened our eyes to the daily struggles of poverty and racial tension around us. I had no idea how many people in our city lack access to basic needs: fresh food, literacy programs, a safe shelter, and a network of emotional and social support. I always knew that I grew up in a privileged world, but I had no idea just how privileged I was until we took an anti-racism training together as a group.

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The Church of the Holy Covenant, Part II

The Church of the Holy Covenant, Part II

Looking at the sprawling campus of the Johns Hopkins Hospital today, it is hard to imagine that the little Church of the Holy Covenant was once in the middle of a controversial expansion plan. In January of 1986, the diocese received the first official letter from the hospital expressing interest in purchasing the property which housed Holy Covenant so that they could build a new ambulatory care facility.

BELONG TO A COMMUNITY OF LOVE

Camp Spirit Song at the Claggett Center featured in BBC America Documentary Series
Camp Spirit Song at the Claggett Center featured in BBC America Documentary Series

BBC America has produced a three-part documentary series on the opioid addiction crisis in the United States. Camp Spirit Song and the safe space created for children to have fun while surrounded by caring, compassionate staff and peers who can relate to their experiences, is featured in the third installment of the series.

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Truth
Truth

Last night 85 of us gathered in the nave to listen to the second speaker in our VOICES series, journalist and author Lawrence Lanahan. As part of his presentation, he read aloud excerpts from his recently published book, The Lines Between Us: Two Families and A Quest to Cross Baltimore’s Racial Divide. I can’t imagine that the words he said were easy for him to speak.

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Knowing Your Story
Knowing Your Story

Here’s what I learned on Labor Day. In 1720 William Isgrig was born in London, England. At 20 he was apprenticed to a goldsmith, an excellent opportunity for a humble, but enterprising young man. Later that same year, William’s father died suddenly, and he left his apprenticeship to go home, presumably to care for his mother and siblings.

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FROM OUR DIOCESAN CENTER

Episcopal Service Corps – A Gilead’s Narrative by Jess Pandolfino

Episcopal Service Corps – A Gilead’s Narrative by Jess Pandolfino

Living in Baltimore opened our eyes to the daily struggles of poverty and racial tension around us. I had no idea how many people in our city lack access to basic needs: fresh food, literacy programs, a safe shelter, and a network of emotional and social support. I always knew that I grew up in a privileged world, but I had no idea just how privileged I was until we took an anti-racism training together as a group.

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Watch the Rev. Flo Ledyard’s homily at the memorial service for the Rev. Alice Bassett-Jellema
Nov. 16, 2019

Sutton Scholars® Build A Better Baltimore

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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