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Rev. Dr. Diana Akiyama Elected 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon

Delegates to the Electing Convention held August 29, 2020 have elected the Rev. Dr. Diana Akiyama as the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon. The vote was confirmed after two, concluding the over year-long process of seeking a replacement for Bishop Michael Hanley who began his service in the Diocese in 2010 and will retire in January 2021.

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In Support of Peaceful Protests and Continued Calls for Justice

We are all aware of the largely peaceful protests that have been going on in Portland these past months to call for changes in how we keep the peace in Portland and especially in how black and brown individuals are treated by law enforcement.

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A Few Words of Encouragement: April 22, 2020

A video message of thanks and encouragement from Bishop Michael.

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Easter Message 2021

“….[Mary] turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her,“Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Supposing him to be the […]

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Holy Week 2021

Dear friends in Christ, It was the 1970’s and I was gathered around the television with my parents and sister to watch ABC’s Wide World of Sports. The theme music began and Jim McKay’s voice […]

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Parish Clergy, please take rest the week after Holy Week

Dear clergy, wardens and lay leaders, It is time for you to take a break. It is time to stop and step back for a spell. After much listening, and reflecting on my conversations with you, […]

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Life centered in prayer, March 18, 2021

En Español “Indifference, to me, is the epitome of evil.” —Elie Wiesel In 2009, I made my vows and became an oblate of a Benedictine monastery in Middleton, Wisconsin. At the center of the Benedictine spiritual […]

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St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukie, Oregon is seeking a Full-time Rector

See our parish profile here. Situated near the beautiful Willamette River in downtown Milwaukie, our church building is located 8 miles south of the city of Portland, and is served by light rail, buses and […]

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A message during Lent from your bishop

Dear friends in Christ, How are your Lenten practices unfolding this season? Are they opening up a new space for you to reflect, pray, sigh deeply, exhale? If your answer is “no” I invite you to stop […]

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Ash Wednesday/Lent Miércoles de Ceniza / la Cuaresma

Psalm 51Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence and take not your holy Spirit from me.Give me the joy of your […]

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The Rt. Rev. Diana D. Akiyama Ordained and Consecrated as the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Diana D. Akiyama was ordained and consecrated as the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon.

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St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Eugene and Episcopal Campus Ministry Seeks Rector/Chaplain

Reopened!   St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church located in the northern area of Eugene, Oregon is looking for a three-quarter time rector and Episcopal Campus Ministries is looking for a one-quarter time chaplain. In partnership, this creates […]

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Message to the Diocese

Dear siblings in Christ, Bishop Hanley and I have been deeply troubled by the events in our nation’s capitol.  I offered to write a message to the diocese as Bishop-Elect and he, your Bishop, has graciously […]

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