Dear People of Epiphany, Since January 2014, it has been my pleasure to serve God with you and Richard. I appreciate your hospitality, support, and kindness as you’ve helped me to fulfill God’s calling to be both a grandmother and a priest. As many of you realize, while my daughter and son-in-law worked full time, … [Read more…]
At this point, I’m sure everybody has heard something about ChatGPT and related AI (Artificial Intelligence) tools. Below is the audio of a short homily written by ChatGPT based on the following prompt: Write a homily for an Episcopal Church appropriate for the Fourth Sunday in Lent referencing John 9:1-41. The output of ChatGPT was … [Read more…]
At 6 PM on Jan. 6, 2023, our belated Centennial Celebration began. The Rt. Rev. Susan B. Haynes was the celebrant for the Holy Eucharist Service. She gave the sermon as well. Thanks to the Fernandez family for the acolytes, John Greene Jr. for Lector, Kathy Moore for Usher, Music director Joe Richie, tuba player … [Read more…]
Lighting a Candle in a World of Darkness(Advent Hope in Response to a Mass Shooting) Once again, our world has been plunged into darkness. Last night, as shoppers gathered supplies for upcoming Thanksgiving festivities in Chesapeake, VA, a person entered the store and shot six of his former fellow employees before turning the gun on … [Read more…]
As we begin the season of Lent, we’re pleased to offer this rendition of The Way of The Cross. On this page you’ll find the history of the service, beautiful photos and descriptions of the stations found in our sanctuary, and a video of the service. Enjoy!
Pandemic Response: Urgent Update As the pace of coronavirus transmission accelerates, driven by the omicron and delta variants, safeguarding public health and mitigating the risk of COVID transmission becomes a Christian imperative. Accordingly: Effective immediately public worship is suspended in the Diocese of Southern Virginia. Individual parishes may, if desired, request an exception to enable … [Read more…]
Vestry Vacancy Election We congratulate and thank Nancy Reynolds on her election to fill the seat vacated by David Jones’ recent death. Nancy has served before and made significant contributions to Vestry discussions. Register Needed As hard as Richard tried to manipulate anyone that would listen into being Register, none succumbed to his wiley ways. … [Read more…]
The funeral service for David will be held at the Church of the Epiphany on Friday, July 30th, at 2PM. A reception will follow. The service will also be live-streamed – details will be available shortly.
It is with great sadness that we have learned that David Jones and Jennifer O’Connell were both killed in an automobile accident last night in Chesapeake. Both David and Jennifer were very active members of Epiphany, David having been raised in the parish and presently serving on the Vestry. Jennifer was serving as Parish Register. … [Read more…]
From Bishop Haynes… In March of 2020 as the pandemic mounted its assault on our way of life, I faced the difficult challenge of placing restrictions on the ways in which we gathered – on the ways in which we continued “in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the … [Read more…]