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Grace Cathedral names Lee Mingwei 2022 Artist-in-Residence

Continuing to build upon its vision of a spiritually alive world, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, has announced that famed Taiwanese-American contemporary artist, Lee Mingwei, is its 2022 Artist in Residence. Known for creating extraordinary participatory installations, Mingwei’s work infuses ritual and beauty, where strangers can explore issues of trust, intimacy, and self-awareness. Every year since …

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Virginia church displays contemporary woodcuts as ‘Psalms Visualized’

By Maureen Doallas Florida printmaker Kreg Yingst’s artistic interpretation of the psalms as woodcuts is the subject of a show sponsored by the Arts & Faith Ministry at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Arlington, Va. The solo show, “Psalms Visualized,” runs from Sept. 22 to Oct. 20 and is drawn from Yingst’s series, “The Psalms in …

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Anglican Communion Forest plan seeks to sustain the earth

By Lynette Wilson, Episcopal News Service With the launch of the Anglican Communion Forest initiative, Anglican and Episcopal bishops from across the world are seeking to make tangible their shared commitment of the Fifth Mark of Mission, to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the Earth. Climate …

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Oregon priest balances love of acting with call to parish ministry family

By David Paulsen, Episcopal News Service The Rev. David Sweeney has been an Episcopal priest for more than half his life. He’s been an actor even longer. Sweeney is rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in Seaside, Ore., where he has served since 1999. He also has about 60 shows under his belt as a regular …

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Artists interpret sacrament and nature

“Sacraments reflect church community and how we see ourselves through song, praise, image, prayer, and liturgy. Art is an artist’s testament to our care for one another, our communion with Mother Earth, and our stewardship of the planet. The art and artist commentaries are diverse, as they each illustrate versions and aspects of how we think about the seven sacraments and our mother Earth.”