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Bishop Buchanan’s Reunification Synod Sermon

Bishop Buchanan’s Reunification Synod Sermon

Dearly beloved, for this sermon, I have a text: A highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Holy Way. (Isa 35:8) There is more than one way to travel to Chicago. One can travel by air. United Airlines has four non-stop flights each day between the Peoria and Chicago. The flight time…

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June 8 Vote on Reunion with Diocese of Quincy

June 8 Vote on Reunion with Diocese of Quincy

Since 2008, the Episcopal Diocese of Quincy, based in Peoria, has been forging a new identity and mission after its bishop and about 60% of its members broke away to become founders of the conservative Anglican Church of North America. That new identity may include reunion with the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. The two dioceses…

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Places of Grace and Gladness: A Campaign for the Diocese

Places of Grace and Gladness: A Campaign for the Diocese

In 2011, we launched Places of Graces and Gladness:  The Campaign for St. James Commons to undertake significant and essential renovations to the diocesan center, a $12 million project. Our feasibility study told us we could raise $8 million. In an act of faithful stewardship, the trustees of the diocese got the project going by…

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Feeding South Sudan: An Interview with Bishop Joseph

Feeding South Sudan: An Interview with Bishop Joseph

Bishop Joseph Garang Atem of the Diocese of Renk in South Sudan did not set out to be a politician or a fundraiser. The former principal of Renk Theological Seminary, and a man devoted to meditation, he is more at home discussing theology than international development. But worldly concerns, such as how to feed, house…

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The Conversation Between Mary and the Angel

The Conversation Between Mary and the Angel

A reflection on the conversation between Mary and the angel Diocesan Convention, November 16, 2012 Luke 1:26-38 The angel stands before Mary, waiting. He has said the words he was sent to say: “Greetings, favored one”…and…”do not be afraid”…and…”you will bear a son”. It is Mary’s turn to speak, to say “yes” to God. It…

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