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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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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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Christmas | Navidad 2020

A Christmas Message from your bishop | Mensaje navideño de su obispo PDF in English PDF en Español

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Church Archiving

On December 1, Laurie Baker presented on Mission/Parish Archiving in the Bishop’s conversation with clergy. Below is the video recording of her presentation, as well as a Q&A session. Here is a PDF version of […]

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A Message for Thanksgiving Day

From your Bishop Dear People of God, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances;for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”Thessalonians 5:16-18 It is not always easy to give thanks […]

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Alli Gannett to join Diocesan Staff as Director of Communications

Allison ‘Alli’ Gannett will join the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon staff November 23, 2020 as the Director of Communications.

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Disaster Preparedness: October is Fire Prevention Month

October is Fire Prevention Month. This year’s theme is “Serving Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen”.

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