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Promoting Peace

Friday, September 20th, 2013

A Message from Bishop Benfield Saturday, September 21, is the date of the twelfth annual International Day of Peace. I usually do not write about days set aside for numerous and varied observances, but given the almost perpetual state of war we find ourselves in these days, I want to bring this day—and what it […]

Behind-the-Scenes Video

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Brooks Cato was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Newport, Ark. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the procession.

Iona Initiative Begins Classes

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

A Letter from Bishop Benfield This past weekend participants from across the state met in Little Rock as the Episcopal Church in Arkansas began a new local training program for future priests and deacons. In less than three years these people will begin their ordained ministry. In the case of priests, it will be primarily […]

Blytheville’s ‘Little Free Library’

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Blytheville, Ark., is the latest site of a Little Free Library. Little Free Library is an organization devoted to promoting literacy and building community. (Learn more.) The worldwide “branches” of the library are small, hand-made, weather-proof boxes posted in public areas filled with books for anyone to borrow. It is […]

Sandra Curtis’ Diaconate Ordination

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013