Episcopal Diocese of Dallas

We are the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas with more than 70 parishes and ministries in the North Texas area working together to share in Christ's love.

The Episcopal Diocese of Dallas is in the northeastern section of the state bordering Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tarrant County and Waxahachie. The Rt. Rev. Dr. George Sumner saves as bishop and was elected the seventh bishop of the diocese in 2015.

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Frisco church places photos of members in empty pews to remind congregation they're still a family

Wonderful story about a wonderful church!

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Bishop Sumner: We are finding ways to help congregations.

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Lent 4 homily, Ps 23

Lenten reflection from The Rev. Canon Dr. Jordan Hylden.

The Rev. Canon Dr. Jordan Hylden offers a Lenten reflection.

Bishop Sumner: “Continue to Worship Our Lord”

Bishop Sumner- “Continue to Worship the Lord”

Bishop Sumner, "Continue to Worship the Lord...."

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Intro to Gambella - Feb 2020

From Trent Pettit who is in the mission field in Ethiopia.

This is "Intro to Gambella - Feb 2020" by The Episcopal Diocese of Dallas on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

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Diary of a Theologian by the Rev. Canon Victor Austin.

edod.org March 20, 2020Routine: Interrupted   My own story is dull, even pedestrian, but it will serve to make the point. I have settled into life here in Dallas: new home, new diocese, new parish, new friends. Settling in meant finding a new routine of life that works in this new place. I get up about 5 o...

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And suddenly diocesan clergy became televangelists 😀

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edod.org March 20, 2020Nouwen's Surprising GiftIn the late 1970’s I attended Yale Divinity School, where Henri Nouwen was then the most famous figure on the faculty. He was an early and influential voice in the rediscovery of Christian spirituality, and an eloquent advocate of contemplation, quiet, and spa...

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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Word to the Church: Holy Week and Easter Day 2020 Online worship supported and encouraged

From Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

episcopalchurch.org Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Word to the Church: Holy Week and Easter Day 2020 Online worship supported and encouraged March 17, 2020 A word to the Church regarding Holy Week and Easter Day from the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church: Dear People of God, Christ has died. Christ is risen....

Mensaje del padre Noe Mendez, de la Iglesia la Santa Natividad, en estos momentous criticos que estamos pasanado. Nuestro Señor Jersucristo en estos momentos criticos, es nuestra esperanza y consuelo. Nuestra Iglesia estara transmitiendo los servicios mediante el Facebook Live.

A Lenten Meditation for today by the Rev. Canon Dr. Jordan Hylden.
Editor's note: We apologize about the sound volume, will correct that in future videos. Please turn volume up to hear it.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Greetings in Christ. It has been an anxious and uncertain two weeks, hasn’t it? We try to assimilate news about the virus that accelerates daily. We worry about loved ones. It is hard to plan anything. Financial uncertainty follows. But in moments in which our world is shaken, we as Christians discover anew the rock upon which our house is built (Matthew 7:24). We prepare to God whom we know to be our Rock and our Castle.

Last week we announced some temporary changes to our service. That upset a few people- it upset me too! But we sought to balance liturgical continuity with ‘an abundance of caution’ with regard to safety. We have this week more directions, which require the local priest to implement with wisdom according to his or her own situation. Everyone is feeling their way and doing the best they can. But the important thing is that we as the people of God celebrate the accomplished saving acts of Christ, which are solid and immovable in our lives.

Even now, in fact especially now, we need, individually and collectively, to be signs of encouragement and assurance to our neighbors, whoever they may be. We are not people ‘without hope in the world. ‘ ( Ephesians 2:12). A moment such as this reinforces both our sense of human solidarity as well as particular calling on behalf of all.
Though not a discipline any of us would have chosen, what we are going through sure feels Lenten! May we be led on by the Holy Spirit in the footsteps of our crucified and risen Lord. Peace,
GRS

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The Fastest-Growing Episcopal Churches

Some good news for a change!

livingchurch.org Attendance at Episcopal churches is declining overall, but there are pockets of growth. Here are the 10 fastest-growing churches.

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A message from The Episcopal Church’s Presiding Bishop Michael Curry regarding worship in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Presiding Bishop offers support to diocesan bishops who suspend administration of the common cup during Holy Eucharist and/or in-person gatherings for public worship.

mailchi.mp [March 12, 2020] On the evening of March 11, 2020 Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church Michael Curry shared the following message with bishops of The Episcopal Church:   Dear Sisters and Brothers,   We are facing an unprecedented challenge with the COVID-19 outbreak, which the World Health Org...

It's time to Spring Forward! Want to make it to church on time for the Gospel reading? Are you on the schedule to acolyte? Do you like to sit in a favorite pew? Be sure to adjust your clocks with Daylight Saving Time. Effective at 2 a.m., March 8, time adjusts one hour forward when 2 a.m. become 3 a.m. Don't forget!

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Ash Wednesday...

God our Father,
you create us from the dust of the earth:
grant that these ashes may be for us
a sign of our penitence
and a symbol of our mortality;
for it is by your grace alone
that we receive eternal life
in Jesus Christ our Saviour.
Amen.

Check out Bishop James Stanton's fourth installment of his blog series on ACTS.
https://edod.org/bishops-blog/aspacts-4-antioch-the-city/

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My Love Story and Yours: Carrie Headington

Valentine message from Canon Carrie Headington

The Episcopal Diocese of Dallas is getting long in the tooth! Please join us for the Hallelujah Festival: Celebrating Our First 125 Years, scheduled for 3 to 6 p.m, April 26 at Saint Michael and All Angels. The event includes praise music from several diocesan churches, food lovingly prepared by our Christian brothers and sisters, fellowship, and Evensong. Sign up here: https://edod.org/resources/articles/hallelujah-festival-celebrating-our-first-125-years/ #First125

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‎City Gospel Movements: Visionary Women: Carrie Headington on Equipping Evangelists on Apple Podcasts

Y'all this is worth a listen.

podcasts.apple.com ‎Show City Gospel Movements, Ep Visionary Women: Carrie Headington on Equipping Evangelists - Feb 3, 2020

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edod.org February 5, 2020Burial of a Child  The following was preached at a burial of a child who died of brain cancer. “N.” stands for his name.    The stories of his birth are beautiful and strange. The manger, the animals around, the stars, the angels, the shepherds, and sometime later the wise me...

The Rev. Craig Reed, Holy Cross in Paris, Texas, offers salutations to the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas in the year of the diocese’ 125th Anniversary. #First125

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edod.org January 30, 2020AspACTS 3: The Message and its Meaning[A word about the title of this series: AspACTS is not a misspelling but a play on words. This blog aims to examine different aspects of the Book of Acts, and what we can learn about being Christians in our own time.] We have been reflecting on t...

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10 Commandments for Pastors, Politics, and Social Media

Sage advice here for clergy and lay leaders....

churchlawandtax.com Before you post, read these reminders.

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Trent Pettit is currently serving at St. Frumentius Theological College in Gambella, Ethiopia, and will provide weekly dispatches of his ministry there. He is currently going through the ordination process in the Dallas diocese.

edod.org January 21, 2020A Welcome to EthiopiaI write to you now from the diocese of Egypt and the Horn of Africa. It is not very powerful nor materially wealthy, however, it is the diocese of Athanasius, Augustine, Cyprian, Origen, Tertullian, Anthony, and Frumentius. Christ never visited Dallas, at least n...

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edod.org January 16, 2020Bishops' Response to Governor's Decision on RefugeesStatement from the Rt. Rev. George Sumner and the Rt. Rev. Michael Smith.  Dear Brothers and Sisters,  As you know, Governor Abbott refused to admit any government vetted refugees to Texas in 2020, a decision just stayed in federa...

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edod.org January 16, 2020Texas and Refugees Statement from the Rt. Rev. George Sumner, and the Rt. Rev. Michael Smith.  Dear Brothers and Sisters,  As you know, Governor Abbott refused to admit any government vetted refugees to Texas in 2020, a decision just stayed in federal court. We are glad that this u...

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By the Rt. Rev. Michael Smith: A few days ago, I went to see the newly released movie “Just Mercy.” It is an inspiring film based on the true story of Walter McMillian, an African American man on death row unjustly convicted of killing a white woman in 1986, and his defense attorney, Bryan Stevenson. With this narrative fresh in my mind and the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday just around the corner, I cannot help but reflect on the evil of racism. I share some of my thoughts with you.

edod.org January 15, 2020Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be DoneA few days ago, I went to see the newly released movie “Just Mercy.” It is an inspiring film based on the true story of Walter McMillian, an African American man on death row unjustly convicted of killing a white woman in 1986, and his defense at...

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Good Shepherd in Dallas shared the Light of Christ with the neighborhood spiritually and literally!

edod.org Sharing the Light of Christ with the Neighborhood, Spiritually and Literally 01.09.20 | Homepage | by The Rev. Tom Hotchkiss To cap off the traditional Feast of Lights candlelight service at Good Shepherd in Dallas on January 5, the congregation processed out the front doors and onto the lawn to wat...

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Merry Christmas!

The Christmas story is so familiar, it’s easy to forget it turns the whole world upside down.

This is God taking the risk not just of being a vulnerable human baby – but being born in the last place you’d expect to find him.

Picture the scene of Jesus’ birth - dirty, makeshift, less-than-ideal. Perhaps embarrassing or shameful for Mary and Joseph. But God just wanted to be with us.

This is God saying there are no people I will refuse to love.

This is God saying there are no places I won’t bless.

This is God saying whoever is outcast, you will find me among them.

This is God saying things don’t have to be neat and tidy for me to love them.

God meets us wherever we are, however messy. If you’re embarrassed or ashamed, God is neither.

So whatever your Christmas looks like – full of joy or sadness, surrounded by people or alone – my prayer is that you know this: God is with you. That’s what “Immanuel” means – “God with us”. That’s the miracle.

Wherever you are, I wish you a Happy Christmas.

Blessings,

++Justin

St. Luke's in Dallas is thriving, worshipping the Lord, and staying mission-focused as they work through repairs after a tornado wrecked havoc on the education building. We support and love you St. Luke's!

Luke, the physician and follower of Jesus, was a great writer and storyteller. After his Gospel, he set about to tell the story of how the Holy Spirit continued to work through the movement Jesus had initiated. AspACTS will delve into this resource of immense value as that movement, the Church, continues to carry out its witness today.

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“Out of Egypt have I called my son” (Matthew 2:15). This prophetic quote is inscribed on a small monument in the compound of the Anglican Cathedral of All Saints in Cairo, Egypt. The Cathedral was the site of the recent Global South Anglican Conference to which Bishop Stephen Andrews of the Anglican Church of Canada and I (Bishop Michael Smith of the Episcopal Church U.S.A.) were invited as Communion Partner observers.

edod.org October 23, 2019Out of Egypt: Communion Partners in Cairo Out of Egypt: Communion Partners in Cairo “Out of Egypt have I called my son” (Matthew 2:15). This prophetic quote is inscribed on a small monument in the compound of the Anglican Cathedral of All Saints in Cairo, Egypt. The Cathedral was...

It has been almost three years since Sally and I left for our retirement home near The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee and it has taken about that long to “live” into our retirement. It seems we are slowly finding our way from the hustle and bustle of corporate lives, mine in church ministry and hers in the university community. It really is nice not to have a schedule seven days a week!

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The barista, to one of her regulars, “So, what are you going to be for Halloween?” him, “I dunno, didn’t have much time to plan it this year. Probably just going as a priest, and I’ll carry a little sign that says, ‘I listened to Kanye once.’” Just a few days before this eavesdropping, two of our parishioners and friends (two whose opinions I trust) were hyping up Kayne West’s new record, Jesus is King.

edod.org On Kanye and Conversion (Lest YE be Judged)11.06.19 | Homepage | by The Rev. Ryan PollockThe barista, to one of her regulars, “So, what are you going to be for Halloween?” him, “I dunno, didn’t have much time to plan it this year. Probably just going as a priest, and I’ll carry a little si...

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The theme “the world is our parish” echoed throughout the day during the 124th Diocesan Convention with music in English, Spanish, Igbo and Dinka languages, a sermon by the Rt. Rev. Todd McGregor, bishop of Madagascar, the celebration of a new mission church, St. Philip’s Sudanese, and the announcement of a new mission station, Grace Community, a group that worships in English, Farsi and Arabic.

edod.org The World is Our Parish: Diocesan Convention 2019 11.04.19 | Homepage | by Kimberly DurnanThe theme “the world is our parish” echoed throughout the day during the 124th Diocesan Convention with music in English, Spanish, Igbo and Dinka languages, a sermon by the Rt. Rev. Todd McGregor,   bisho...

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The Church of the Holy Cross The Church of the Holy Cross
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Iglesia San Francisco De Asis Iglesia San Francisco De Asis
11540 Ferguson Rd
Dallas, 75228

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Saint Michael And All Angels Episcopal Church Saint Michael And All Angels Episcopal Church
8011 Douglas Ave
Dallas, 75225

Our fifteen services during the week for all ages range from meditative to exuberant and traditional to modern. Learn more: http://bit.ly/GTJlE1

Saint Christopher's Episcopal Church Saint Christopher's Episcopal Church
7900 Lovers Ln
Dallas, 75225

Welcome to Saint Christopher's Episcopal Church! Holy Eucharist Sundays at 8 & 10 AM, Wednesdays at 10 AM. Daily Morning and Evening Prayer at 7:45 AM & 5:30 PM.

St. Matthew’s Cathedral St. Matthew’s Cathedral
5100 Ross Ave
Dallas, 75206

All aspects of the Cathedral's life seek to make the love and compassion of Jesus Christ known to all and to seek reconciliation among all people.

Saint Michael and All Angels Youth Ministry Saint Michael and All Angels Youth Ministry
8011 Douglas Ave
Dallas, 75225

The official page of Youth Ministry at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church

Church of The Holy Communion Episcopal Church of The Holy Communion Episcopal
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Our Saviour Dallas Our Saviour Dallas
1616 N Jim Miller Rd
Dallas, 75217

Our Saviour..believing in his Word..trusting in our Faith..demonstrating his Love..to the Honor and Glory of his Holy Name.

Episcopal Church of the Ascension Episcopal Church of the Ascension
8787 Greenville Ave
Dallas, 75243

The Episcopal Church of the Ascension welcomes, nourishes and empowers a diverse body of God’s people to heed Jesus’ call to receive and proclaim the gospel and serve our community and the world beyond.

The Episcopal Church of Saint Thomas the Apostle (Dallas, Texas) The Episcopal Church of Saint Thomas the Apostle (Dallas, Texas)
6525 Inwood Rd
Dallas, 75209

Our doors are open to all. This is the inclusiveness that distinguishes our church's past and promises to further enrich its future.

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Dallas Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Dallas
11122 Midway Rd
Dallas, 75229

Good Shepherd is a place where everyone can reconnect with God, form meaningful relationships with others, and find a place to grow in faith.