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RISEN Magazine is our Diocesan News and Special Interest Magazine. We have made the change to an electronic-only format as of 2021. The magazine is home to longer-form stories from around the Diocese.

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Kept the good wine until now…

01/15/2022 3:22:07 PM

To my mind, there are two key takeaways for us this week. We who are Christians stand in the crowd of witnesses that began with the first stories, with Abraham, Sarah and Hagar, with the family of Abraham, with Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Deborah, Ruth, Samuel, Saul and David, and all the prophets. We remember what […]

His winnowing fork is in his hand… a sermon for the First Sunday in Epiphany

01/08/2022 2:26:03 PM

To us has been given the Word of truth, the Word of faith and of hope. So that even in this moment, as the nations roar and creation groans, we see the working of the Spirit to bring all to perfection. Do not wonder then but behold the working out of Salvation in our midst. […]

The Heavens declare the glory of the Lord

01/01/2022 2:11:43 PM

One of the optional readings for this second Sunday in Christmastide is the story of the Magi and their visit to the Christ Child in Bethlehem. In this Gospel, the Magi study nature, act on what they learn, and arrive at the foot of the Christ Child, the Lord, and author of Creation. To me, […]

Do not be afraid, behold, the Gospel moment is here!

12/24/2021 12:23:57 PM

This year is not what we had hoped. The fourth wave of the pandemic is sweeping across the world. We thought this summer we were through the worst of it and that all things would be being made well by now. But it hasn’t turned out that way. But don’t lose heart. For those with […]

Advent RISEN

12/13/2021 12:33:39 PM

You may read  2021’s last issue of our Diocesan magazine, RISEN, available now.

Advent 2021 reflection

12/01/2021 5:13:28 PM

The past few years have felt like a movie plot that keeps tossing up complications just as you think the journey home is ending. We believe we are getting back to normal, and another variant appears; first delta and then omicron. We think one round of vaccination will end the pandemic, and now we need […]

The Rev. Ashley Peckham Celebrates 50 Years

11/17/2021 12:36:15 PM

On October 10, 2021, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church honored Reverend Ashley Peckham on his 50 years of service as an Episcopal Priest.  Priest-in-Charge Reverend Marilyn Mason and Reverend Canon Elizabeth Habecker lead the service with Reverend Peckham officiating at the Eucharist and Reverend Gordon Stenning giving the sermon. Father Stenning, the former rector at St. […]

TENS -The Episcopal Network for Stewardship

09/03/2021 2:18:35 PM

Through The Episcopal Network for Stewardship we have access to a wealth of materials to help make the most of our pledge campaigns. A series of workshops have been held, and the videos are available to watch on YouTube: Breaking Through the Pledge Plateau, Creating Compelling Case Materials, Deepening our Stewardship Formation. Below, you will […]

RISEN Summer 2021

08/16/2021 10:37:17 AM

The latest issue of RISEN, our diocesan magazine, is available here. Read about things happening at Emmanuel Church in Newport, our Tea Time Theology podcast, and more. Happy Summer reading!

Remembering

08/11/2021 12:45:21 PM

Bishop Knisely was honored to participate in a Memorial Service for homeless persons who died during 2020. The annual event, postponed from January due to Covid, was organized by the Rhode Island Coalition to End Homelessness. The event featured prayer, song, poetry, dance and a reading of names. Volunteers from the organization had clothing available […]