Print edition: Issue Nine, for Thursday, July 2 In this issue: “Reflecting on Holy Moments” A series of short (and very short) stories. +Feeling the Spirit by the Rt. Rev. Susan Goff, Bishop Suffragan, Diocese of Virginia +A Seat at the Table by Ed Keithly, Managing Editor, Center […]
Talking one-on-one with your bishop is intimidating. Chances are you don’t actually know your bishop that well, and chances are the whole office feels mysterious and infused with authority. This is, perhaps, the exact person who was interviewing you for postulancy five years before; this might be the exact person who determined that you would be ordained; this might be the very bishop who laid hands on you at your ordination. And then maybe you’ve been in the same room with him five times over as many years. And it’s intimidating.
Print edition: Issue Five, for Sunday, June 28, 2015 In this issue: “Can’t Stop God’s Love: Michael Curry Elected 27th Presiding Bishop” By Center Aisle “Hospitality in the Cheap Seats” By The Rev. James Papile, Rector, St. Anne’s Church, Reston, Va. “Love Comes Unbidden: In Defense of Open Communion” […]
“Thinking about the discussions over Episcopal sainthood, I realize there is a similarity to our thoughts regarding how we view the office of presiding bishop. What criteria do we consider when nominating and electing the PB? … Yet we can’t just leave it at their biographies and personalities.” […]
Print edition: Click to read Center Aisle’s third issue, for Friday, June 26, 2015. In this issue: “Marriage Equality: Two Bishops, Two Approaches” by the Rt. Rev. Andrew Doyle, Bishop of Texas and the Rt. Rev. Thomas Ely, Bishop of Vermont “Should Retired Bishops Be Allowed to Vote?” by the […]
By Gail Goldsmith, staff writer The current slate of nominees for the 27th presiding bishop offers up four men for the office. After nine years at the helm with Katharine Jefferts Schori, the first woman presiding bishop, it is striking to see no women among the nominees. All […]
Today we take a closer look at the four nominees for presiding bishop: Thomas Breidenthal, bishop of Southern Ohio; Michael Curry, bishop of North Carolina; Ian Douglas, bishop of Connecticut; and Dabney Smith, bishop of Southwest Florida. All three of the Diocese of Virginia’s bishops say that the Episcopal Church would be well-served by any of the […]