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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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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. […]

United Thank Offering (ECW)

10/04/2021 3:40:27 PM

United Thank Offering: A partner with The Episcopal Church Women  The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church created to fund innovative mission and ministry projects.  From its initial collection in 1889 led by Ida Soule and Julia Chester Emery, the ministry has focused on gratitude and the importance of making […]

TENS -The Episcopal Network for Stewardship

09/03/2021 2:18:35 PM

When Jesus tells the parable of the unproductive fig tree, it is told as a conversation between a man, perhaps the landowner, and the gardener, the one who tends the land. The man observes that the fig tree has not born fruit for the last three years, and, worrying about the nutrients, land, and time […]

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!


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 […]

RISEN – Easter 2021

04/06/2021 10:30:09 AM

The latest edition of RISEN, our Diocesan magazine, is available here. This is our first electronic-only issue and we hope that you will appreciate the convenience and the fresh look. Please, give it a read and find out more about what is happening around the Diocese!

Virtual Stations of the Cross

03/26/2021 1:25:28 PM

We are pleased to offer a virtual Stations of the Cross this year. Churches from around the Diocese have contributed to this video and we hope that it will have meaning for you this Lent. The Order of Service was taken from the Book of Occasional Services.

Statement Regarding March 16 Shootings

03/19/2021 5:52:58 PM

The shootings this week in Atlanta are yet another opportunity for an examination of our collective national conscience regarding the intersection of violence, racial bigotry, and misogyny. There has been a pattern of anti-Asian violence across this country in recent months, particularly against women and the elderly, which may be in part attributable to the […]