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Bishop Rickel’s Statement on the Sri Lanka Bombings

Bishop Rickel’s Statement on the Sri Lanka Bombings

Dear Ones, I was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic bombings in Sri Lanka targeting churches and hotels that occurred today. That it happened during services on Easter Sunday, one of the most important days in our faith tradition, is horrific. More than 200 have died in the attacks and more than 450 are injured. Once more information is available on how we might be able to help, we will share it across our communications channels. Please join me

Former Diocesan Archivist Peggy Ann Hansen Passes Away

Former Diocesan Archivist Peggy Ann Hansen Passes Away

From Diane  Wells, Diocesan Archivist & Records Manager: Peggy Ann Hansen passed away on January 7, 2019 at the age of 87.  Peggy was my predecessor and the first archivist for the Diocese of Olympia. It is because of Peggy and her passion for history and the documentary heritage of the Church, that the Diocese of Olympia Archives exists today! Peggy was born on October 24, 1931 in Balboa, Panama (Canal Zone) to Arthur M. and Louise J. (Walters) Veney. A

Rabbi Rami Shapiro to visit St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Seattle

Rabbi Rami Shapiro to visit St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Seattle

The Center at St. Andrew, Seattle and Contemplative Outreach Northwest Welcome Rabbi Rami Shapiro to lighten our hearts and give us hope! A “holy rascal,” a “spiritual independent,” sometimes even a “spiritual revolutionary” – those are some of the things Rabbi Rami Shapiro calls himself. You may be familiar with this Holy Rascal and his teaching. You may have studied with him on one of his visits to the Northwest or read one or more of his 30-something books. In

Bishop Rickel on Creation Care Pledge and New Carbon Tracker

Bishop Rickel on Creation Care Pledge and New Carbon Tracker

Printable PDF Dear Ones, As part of the Episcopal Church’s commitment to caring for this earth we call home and being good stewards of the environment, Presiding Bishop Curry has issued an invitation to reflect and commit to grow a loving, liberating, and life-giving relationship with God’s creation. There are many activities you can participate in to help you honor this pledge. I’d like to take a moment to share with you an exciting new tool that is being developed

New Clergy Calls in the Diocese of Olympia

New Clergy Calls in the Diocese of Olympia

Join us in welcoming the Rev. Rebecca L. McClain to the Diocese of Olympia. The congregation of Grace, Lopez Island has called Rev. McClain, who will begin her ministry on June 1, 2019. Rev. McClain is a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church and was ordained in 1985. She has served as priest at the congregational, diocesan, and national levels and retired after completing her responsibilities as Interim Dean of Saint Paul’s Cathedral in San Diego, California. In every role

Father Seeks Sanctuary at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle

Father Seeks Sanctuary at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle

Beloved Business Owner and Dance Instructor Seeks Legal Remedy to Keep Family Together Jaime Rubio Sulficio, father, husband, and community leader, has been received into Sanctuary at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle. He has a United States citizen son and is married to a U.S. citizen. He seeks a legal remedy that would allow for a stay of deportation to Mexico and allow for the reuniting of his family. He sees the prospect of permanent separation as immoral, arbitrary,

Wrestling with God: Faith, Film, and Conversation

Wrestling with God: Faith, Film, and Conversation

Wrestling with God: Faith, Film, and Conversation A Young Adult Happening in the Diocese of Olympia Diocesan House | March 29, April 26, & May 10; 7:00pm Join us for a monthly film series exploring stories that wrestle with faith – the beauty and the mystery, as well as the ways in which religion is used to oppress and exclude. In Silence, Jesuit missionaries in Japan confront persecution by the local authorities and must wrestle with the colonialism of mission

Bishop Rickel’s Statement on the New Zealand Mosque Shootings

Bishop Rickel’s Statement on the New Zealand Mosque Shootings

Dear Ones, I was deeply saddened by news that two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand were subjected to horrific violence when shooters entered these houses of worship during Friday prayers. Several individuals are in custody and police in Christchurch are still investigating the motivations behind the attack. We don’t have much more information at this point. While we wait for more information, I would like to reaffirm our support for our Muslim brothers and sisters, and I urge all people

Cathedral Day 2019

Cathedral Day 2019

Cathedral Day 2019 Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle | May 18, 11:00am-3:00pm Cathedral Day 2019 will be held Saturday, May 18. Holy Eucharist and liturgy for confirmations, receptions, and reaffirmation will begin at 11:00am at Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle. We invite all in the diocese to join us for this special celebration. Following the service, all are invited to have lunch from our food trucks, participate in games and activities for all ages, and take a tour of the Cathedral and Diocesan House. The