Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande

Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande


Thank you, Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande community for your generosity and commitment to support seminarians from the diocese. The investments you have made to us by donating your time and money, even during a pandemic is greatly appreciated. My family and I thank you all. Peace.
Are we going to see the ordination of Deacon Regina?
Today we remember the anniversary of the death of Rev. (Parson) Joseph Wilkin Tays (B. 13 DEC 1827 - 21 NOV 1884) Parson Tays was the FIRST Protestant Clergyman to come to El Paso and establish a Church. Laying the cornerstone of St. Clement's, on Christmas Morning 1881. In his time here in El Paso, Parson Tays became a hero to some and the embodiment of true missionary compassion, being one of the very few to minister to the victims of the smallpox pandemic of the age as no other clergy in the area would for risk of contracting the fatal disease. On 21 NOV 1884, having contacted smallpox himself, Rev. Tays was called home to our Lord. Due to the high risk of contagion, he was hastily buried in Concordia Cemetery that very night by two grave diggers amidst a violent rain storm. There was no funeral service for the Parson. His grave can still be visited today in Concordia and is now illuminated at night in memory of his devotion to the sick, provided for by a member of St. Alban's who is also a member of the Concordia Heritage Assn. Tays was 56. Rev. Joseph Wilkin Tays is one of our pioneers and laid the foundation for the expansion for the Episcopal Church in west Texas and southern New Mexico. Quite literal, when he laid that first corner stone on Christmas day 1881. A fitting day both the first day of the life of Christ and also the first day of the establishment of a new Church of what would grow into many and later what is now the Southwest Deanery of this Diocese.
The DRG Recovery Ministries blog has a new post..... If you or anyone you know is in recovery, you might want to take a look - especially if the holidays seem difficult. Keep on keeping on!
Have you all heard about Witness: Tornillo? A Brooklyn NY man is holding vigil outside the tent city/concentration camp for children in Tornillo, outside El Paso TX. He and others are organizing Christmas at Tornillo. A Gift They Can’t Block-Caroling at Tornillo on Dec. 23 and other events. El Paso churches, please respond! Thank you!
Where is live connection to ordination?
How about a picture of the DRG delegates at General Convention?
Bishop Michael Vono urges congregations to respond to the "Never Again" anti-gun violence movement. Cathedral of St John Albuquerque
Today, as an ecumenical guest of the EDRG we bring greetings from churches across New Mexico.

The Episcopal Church. Love God, love your neighbor, change the world.

Mission: Christ

Operating as usual

Here is the full video of yesterday’s ordination. Congratulations again to our new Deacons!

This afternoon Bishop Hunn ordained Cindy Lose, Katie Hudak, and Nancy Atrim to the Sacred Order of Deacons just outside of Guadalupe Mountain National Park near Salt Flat, Tx.

Originally scheduled to be held at St. Francis on the Hill in El Paso, current levels of Covid spread in El Paso required a change of plans to a safer (and memorable!) location.

Welcome our new Deacons to the DRG!

(We will have a video up as soon as we can tomorrow!)

[10/17/20]   Due to current rates of Covid spread in El Paso, the location this afternoon’s ordination has been changed, and we will be unable to livestream. A recording of the ordination will be available tomorrow morning, and will be posted here.

Bishop Hunn's Visitation to St. Stephen's in Espanola, NM

Bishop Hunn's Visitation at St. Stephen's Ft. Stockton.

A Special Session of the Convention of the Diocese of the Rio Grande

Delegates from the Diocese of the Rio Grande are meeting in Special Session at Sagebrush Community Church to authorize a digital Annual Convention.

The Clergy of the DRG have been on Retreat this week, meeting via Zoom and taking ample time to reconnect with God’s call on our hearts. Thank you so much to Bishop Kym Lucas of the Diocese of Colorado for leading us in reflection over these last 3 days!

Please take some time to pray for the Clergy of the DRG this week!


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St. James Church, Clovis, NM

Bishop Hunn’s Visitation with St. James, Clovis NM

Bishop Hunn's Virtual Visitation with us for this Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Bishop Hunn's Visitation with St. Jeromes, Chama

The Ordination of the Rev. Regina Hurley to the Sacred order of priests.

SE Deanery Budget Presentation

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Good morning! Bishop Hunn’s visitation is with St. Paul’s Marfa this morning. Join us in praying with the saints of the Big Bend!

North East Deanery Budget Presentation

Bishop Michael Hunn

Weekly Update : Making Tough Decisions Together Will Strengthen Our Ministry and Our Faith

Bishop Hunn's Visitation at Ascencion in Cloudcroft- The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost.

Bishop Michael Hunn

Weekly Update: Coping with the stress of these days

SW Deanery Budget Presentation

Bishop Michael Hunn

Canon Lee Curtis brings an important update from the Borderlands.

To help shelter Asylum Seekers in Juarez: https://riograndeborderland.org/

To write to Congress : https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/06/15/2020-12575/procedures-for-asylum-and-withholding-of-removal-credible-fear-and-reasonable-fear-review#open-comment

Episcopal Migration Ministries recommends making points like this:
-We have domestic and international law protecting the rights of the world’s most vulnerable to apply for asylum.
-This proposed rule would put families seeking protection along the U.S. southern border in further danger.
-Attempts to block asylum seekers from entering the U.S. are concerning to me as a person of faith and an American.
-Our nation is not living up to the commitment to be a beacon of liberty and hope for all people.
We are tarnishing our reputation as a world leader committed to human rights and upholding dignity.

Bishop's Visitation: St. Paul's T or C.

2021 DRG Budget Presentation: NW Deanery

Bishop Michael Hunn

Weekly Update: Phases 1 & 2 clarified, helping Navajoland, virus spikes in TX and NM.



The Ordination of a Deacon

This afternoon at 12:30pm (MDT) The Rt. Rev. Kai Ryan of the Diocese of Texas will ordain Grace Kim, an Army Chaplain and Candidate from the Diocese of the Rio Grande, a Deacon in Christ's Church. Click below to stream the service! https://youtu.be/DgYSXt3uAUc

Candidates for Ordination: Chaplain Grace Kim (Diocese of Rio Grande, Bishop Michael Hunn) John Campbell (Diocese of Western Louisiana, Bishop Jacob Owensby)...

Bishop Michael Hunn

My heart grieves as yet again peaceful protests in Albuquerque ended in violence - this time with a man being shot by another citizen.

Self-styled “militias” have no place in our country and they do not keep the peace. The presence of people dressed for war is intended to bring the threat of violence to bear. That menacing threat is violent in and of itself.

We as New Mexicans need to have the conversation about the place that Conquistadores like Juan de Oñate have in our history and in our public squares.

In this moment people are feeling great pain and sometimes we human beings express our pain by inflicting fear or pain on others.

In this moment people are feeling threatened and often threatened human beings use violence or the threat of violence as a means of self defense.

We need to hear the deep pain of our Native neighbors whose ancestors were brutalized by Oñate's rule. Their voice is crying out against the destruction of their people in centuries past and by current injustices. The cultures of native peoples must be honored.

We need to hear our Hispanic and Latino neighbors who are also crying out that their culture and heritage not be destroyed. We must search for ways to honor our diverse heritages while also being honest about the violence of our history.

We need to have this conversation in a way that brings healing and hope to New Mexico. Without glorifying past violence. Without engaging in violence ourselves. With love and respect for our neighbors.

The history of New Mexico is deep, hard, filled with much beauty and pain and it is still unfolding. I am personally committed to this conversation and I offer the support of the Diocese of the Rio Grande to this important work.

Bishop's Visitation: Holy Spirit Gallup

Join us for Bishop Hunn's digital visitation at Holy Spirit in Gallup.

Bishop Michael Hunn

Injustice, Violence and the Separation of Church and State

Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry

Statement from Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry on President Donald Trump's use of a church building and the Holy Bible.

This evening, the President of the United States stood in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church, lifted up a bible, and had pictures of himself taken. In so doing, he used a church building and the Holy Bible for partisan political purposes. This was done in a time of deep hurt and pain in our country, and his action did nothing to help us or to heal us.

The bible teaches us that “God is love.” Jesus of Nazareth taught, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” The prophet Micah taught that the Lord requires us to “do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our God.”

The bible the President held up and the church that he stood in front of represent the values of love, of justice, of compassion, and of a way to heal our hurts.

We need our President, and all who hold office, to be moral leaders who help us to be a people and nation living these values. For the sake of George Floyd, for all who have wrongly suffered, and for the sake of us all, we need leaders to help us to be “one nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all.”


Presiding Bishop Curry’s Word to the Church: When the Cameras are Gone, We Will Still Be Here

episcopalchurch.org Presiding Bishop Curry’s Word to the Church: When the Cameras are Gone, We Will Still Be Here May 30, 2020 A word to the Church from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: “Our long-term commitment to racial justice and reconciliation is embedded in our identity as baptized followers of Jesus. We will ...

Pentecost: Holy Eucharist and Bishop's Visitation at St. Philip's, Belen.

Bishop Michael Hunn

Ascension!, Innovation and Integration and some financial talk- your Weekly Update

Bishop Michael Hunn

Armed Forces Day Gratitude


Church’s grassroots efforts help Navajoland feed families impacted by COVID-19 outbreak - Episcopal News Service

episcopalnewsservice.org [Episcopal News Service] An outpouring of support from around the country has enabled the Episcopal Church in Navajoland to deliver emergency food and supplies to more than 100 families on […]

St. James Episcopal Church Taos NM

Food Pantry is open and rockin!!!

Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande

Bishop Michael Hunn

DRG will stick to our diocesan planning process

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Videos (show all)

Bishop Hunn's Visitation to St. Stephen's in Espanola, NM
Bishop Hunn's Visitation at St. Stephen's Ft. Stockton.
A Special Session of the Convention of the Diocese of the Rio Grande
Bishop Hunn's Visitation with St. Jeromes, Chama
The Ordination of the Rev. Regina Hurley to the Sacred order of priests.
SE Deanery Budget Presentation
North East Deanery Budget Presentation
Bishop Hunn's Visitation at Ascencion in Cloudcroft- The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost.
SW Deanery Budget Presentation
Bishop's Visitation: St. Paul's T or C.
2021 DRG Budget Presentation: NW Deanery




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Albuquerque, NM

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