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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. Past issues will be found here.

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Creation Care – Summer 2023

06/29/2023 2:30:12 PM

Meet Reverend Dante A. Tavolaro, Rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Greenville, RI. Dante joined St. Thomas Church in June  2020, just as COVID became a factor in all of our lives. Nevertheless, as a “first time” Rector, he has found his role in this great parish to be fun, sometimes challenging, and often […]

RISEN! Easter 2023

04/18/2023 12:54:01 PM

The latest edition of RISEN is available here: 2023 Easter – RISEN. Happy Easter!

Anchor of Hope 2022

11/21/2022 12:34:50 PM

The Anchor of Hope award is presented to a person who exemplifies walking with Jesus. This person brings the word and the light of Jesus, to family, friends, church communities and the people he serves.   At the Eucharist of Diocesan Convention, Bishop Knisely presented this award tonight to Mr. Orville Forbes.  His priest, the […]

Obituary for Bishop Hunt

10/27/2022 2:07:37 PM

The Rt. Rev. George N. Hunt III, the Eleventh Bishop of the Diocese of Rhode Island, died on October 23 in Santa Rosa, California after a long illness. He was 90. Hunt served as bishop of Rhode Island from 1980 to 1994, immersing himself in challenging issues roiling the state and the church, and urging […]

Reflecting on Lambeth

08/04/2022 2:30:17 PM

Bishop Knisely posts this reflection on the topic of ecumenicism, as discussed at the Lambeth Conference. This is part of a series of video reflections by Province I bishops, posted by the Episcopal Church in Connecticut.  

Read more about us

08/02/2022 2:43:05 PM

May we make a suggestion for your summer reading? RISEN will tell you about the good things happening in the congregations of our diocese. A new issue is on the way, but until then you can catch up on past issues here. Enjoy!

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 […]