Countdown to Ordination: The Bishop's Crosier

June 03, 2020

One of the most recognizable symbols of a bishop is their staff, or crosier. When the Rev. Deon Johnson becomes our 11th bishop, he will receive an official diocesan crosier and two new staffs to remind him of his past, present and future.

Ask the Rev. Doctor Maria

June 03, 2020

Are all the protests going to cause a spike in coronavirus cases? The Rev. Doctor Maria Evans shares her advice for those called to participate in protests.

National Day of Mourning and Lament

May 29, 2020

This Pentecost weekend, the Diocese of Missouri is marking the death of more than 100,000 people in the U.S. from COVID-19 with prayer, bell ringing and a special service of mourning and lament.

Ask the Rev. Doctor Maria

May 27, 2020

In this week's column, the Rev. Doctor Maria Evans helps us deal with anxiety issues we may be experiencing while wearing a face mask.

Countdown to Ordination: The Bishop's Pectoral Cross

May 26, 2020

Bishops wear a cross across their chest as a symbol of their office both to the Church and the world, but also as a reminder of the daily duty they now carry. When Bishop-elect Deon Johnson wears his pectoral cross, he will also be reminded of the love he received from his former parishes.

ECW Event: Connections

May 26, 2020

Episcopal Church Women present "Living Life on the Fly: Holy Humor and Absurdities" with special guest speaker the Rev. Dr. Maria Evans. All are invited to take a break from the chaos and get connected with a circle of sisterhood.

Staff Transitions in the Bishop's Office

May 25, 2020

Bishop-elect Deon Johnson announces changes in staff positions in the diocesan offices.

Church bells ring for coronavirus heroes and victims

May 24, 2020

Bishop-elect Deon Johnson leads an ecumenical effort to ring church bells throughout the state on Pentecost to focus attention and prayers on the coronavirus pandemic.

Countdown to Ordination: The Bishop's Ring

May 20, 2020

Each new bishop receives a Bishop’s Ring. Like a wedding ring, this is a symbol of the bishop’s faithfulness to God and the Church. Bishop-elect Deon designed his own ring, and it is both beautiful and unique.

Ask the Rev. Doctor Maria

May 19, 2020

Readers are wondering why COVID-19 seems to spread so rapidly in meat processing facilities and if we should be worried about our food supply. The Rev. Doctor Maria Evans has the answers in this week's column.

Summer Confirmation Services

May 18, 2020

The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri is planning two confirmation services for the summer of 2020. One will be held in St. Louis on July 18; another in Columbia on July 25.

Clergy Transitions

May 18, 2020

The Bishop's office announces a list of clergy moving, retiring and resigning in the Diocese of Missouri this spring and summer.

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