Weekend roundup for Jan. 7

“I am the River,” by Mary Jane Miller, is featured in the latest exhibit on Episcopal Church and Visual Arts. Photo/courtesy of Mary Jane Miller

The celebration of Epiphany is upon us, the world’s most-recorded hymn marks its 250th anniversary and the church looks toward Martin Luther King Jr. Day: it’s our weekly roundup of stories from across the church.

In the Episcopal Journal and Café this week

Who were the three wise men who visited Jesus?

Curry invites support for Episcopal historically black colleges and universities

‘Amazing Grace’ marks 250th anniversary

Episcopal art show theme is ‘What are you seeking? Expectations and Epiphany’

Episcopal Church

Presiding bishop joins world leaders in condemning Jerusalem Christian cemetery desecration ens.com

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Episcopalians can participate in these virtual and in-person celebrations ens.com

Parishes in the news

St. James Church in Miami, Ohio, celebrates 200th anniversary miamivalleytoday.com

St. Mary’s Church in Kinston, N.C., sets traditional annual Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival neusenews.com

World religion news

Catholic Church lays Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI to rest, if not its divisions nytimes.com Follow us on social media

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