With the First Sunday in Advent, we begin one of two major cycles of the Church year: Advent-Christmas-Epiphany (the Incarnation Cycle). The other major cycle is Lent-Holy Week-Easter (the Paschal or Resurrection Cycle). In our liturgies, seasonal changes in scripture readings, liturgical texts, music and practice, along with colors and ornamentation, reveal each season’s meaning within the overall shape of the cycle of which it is a part. Advent means “arrival” and “coming.” Advent’s readings weave together the three
Discussions about race, inclusiveness and sensitivity clearly aren’t new. Terms like “racism,” “white privilege” and “politically correct” are often used — and interpreted — in very different ways. The Seattle Times interviewed 18 people from Western Washington about what these and other phrases mean to them, and is featuring their responses in a video project titled “Under Our Skin: What do we mean when we talk about race?” The project includes 12 videos; each focused on a single word or
Bishop Rickel issued the following pastoral update:O God our heavenly Father, you have blessed us and given us dominion over all the earth: Increase our reverence before the mystery of life; and give us new insight into your purposes for the human race, and new wisdom and determination in making provision for its future in accordance with your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Yesterday, once again, one of the major issues of our time came not close to
There will be a number of places in the diocese where Ashes to Go will be available. You can find them below or through this link. St. Andrew’s – Aberdeen Downtown Aberdeen and under the bridge St. Mark – Montesano Downtown Montesano-US Post Office: Noon to 2 PM Christ Church – Seattle On corner of 47th & Brooklyn – approximately 12:30 PM Christ Church – Anacortes Corner of 6th Street & Commercial Avenue, Anacortes 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Trinity
An opportunity to join a very interesting conversation with the Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM).
A message from Episcopal Relief and Development – THANK YOU! We were overwhelmed by the generosity of football fans across the country, and want to especially thank Bishops O’Neill and Rickel for launching their Super Bowl Challenge in support of our work! Special thanks to everyone who participated, especially in the Episcopal Dioceses of Colorado and Olympia. In total, the 2014 Super Bowl Challenge raised an amazing $31,457.50 to support Episcopal Relief & Development’s mission of healing a hurting world!
Encuentro is the Spanish word for encounter. As the Committee for the Companionship Relationship with the Diocese of El Salvador begins exploration of possibilities, it offers stories and reflections in the hope that the people of our diocese will gain encounters with our brothers and sisters in El Salvador. The Diocese of Olympia is in discernment about the possibility of formalizing a relationship of accompaniment and mutual support with the Anglican Episcopal Church in El Salvador. The Church in El
Austin Rickel and Markdavin Obenza have done two wonderful videos about the Compline service at St. Mark’s Cathedral. This iconic Seattle event has occurred every Sunday since 1955. The service is at 9:30PM every Sunday and can also be heard on KING-FM 98.1. All are welcome to this contemplative service. For more information and podcasts of previous services you can visit the Compline Choir website. and