Episcopal Resources

Here are the resources – admittedly random and eclectic – we’ve found most useful related to the Episcopal Church.

The Episcopal Diocese of Alabama – Despite the implication of the name, the Alabama Diocese covers just a little more than half the state, stopping just below Montgomery. Epiphany is near the southern border of the Diocese. Our Diocese borders on the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi to the west, the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee and the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee to the north, the Diocese of Atlanta to the east, and the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast to the south.
The Episcopal Lectionary in handy calendar form on the Lectionary Page. For a new way of understanding the lectionary, there’s a Reverse Lectionary that allows you to see when a given scripture passage appears in the rotation.
While we’re on the subject of the Lectionary, The Text This Week is a rich potpourri of resources related to each week’s scriptures in the Revised Common Lectionary. You’ll need to be ready to wade through some chaff, because this site is nothing if not comprehensive, but if you’re patient and attentive you’ll find that kernel that brings a scripture passage alive for you those you teach. Thanks to our friend Rob Morpeth for telling us about this one.
  The Episcopal Church USA. The web site includes a fascinating list of feasts and fasts organized by month. There’s also a short profile of our presiding bishop, The Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, an oceanographer and active pilot.
No logo, but that’s just about right Daily Office – “Your online chapel of ease.” One of the finest gifts there could ever be to Anglicans who find the Daily Office intimidating. Vicar Josh delivers Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer reliably, with integrity, every day without fail. No more leafing through to six different locations in the Prayer Book and then looking up scriptures in the Bible. We all thank you, Josh!
And for those of us who like our prayers spoken rather than read, The Episcopal Church in Garrett County delivers an abbreviated (averages about 16 minutes) Morning Prayer each day featuring peaceful contemplative music and the silky modulated voice of Rector the Revd Chip Lee.
The Order of the Daughters of the King. The Order meets at Epiphany at 12:15 pm on Sunday afternoon.
 Episcopal Church Women, often known by its initials “ECW,” but actually named “National Episcopal Church Women.”
  Top Ten Reasons to be an Episcopalian, from the late comedian Robin Williams: 10. No snake handling. 9. You can believe in dinosaurs. 8. Male and female God created them; male and female we ordain them. 7. You don’t have to check your brains at the door. 6. Pew aerobics. 5. Church year is color-coded. 4. Free wine on Sunday. 3. All of the pageantry – none of the guilt. 2. You don’t have to know how to swim to get baptized. And the Number One reason to be an Episcopalian: 1. No matter what you believe, there’s bound to be at least one other Episcopalian who agrees with you.
Explanation of the symbolism used on our Episcopalian flag and seal. Hint: there are references to England, Scotland, the Virgin Mary, the martyrs, and the purity of Christ.
National Episcopal Cursillo, a spiritual renewal movement within the Episcopal Church.
Worldwide Anglican Communion. The international organization of which our little church is a part. There are 85 million of us. This is a good place to find out what the other 84,999,999 are up to.
Anglicans Online is a comprehensive, widely read, and frequently updated site on the Internet dealing with the Anglican Communion and all things Anglican. It is written and lovingly maintained by a dedicated international team of volunteers. A must-watch resource for Anglicans around the world.
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