Fellow servants of our Lord Jesus Christ: On the night before his death, Jesus set an example for his disciples by washing their feet, an act of humble service. He taught that strength and growth in the life of the Kingdom of God come not by power, authority, or even miracle, but by such lowly service. We all need to remember his example, but none stand more in need of this reminder than those whom the Lord has called to the ordained ministry.
Therefore, I invite you who share in the royal priesthood of Christ, to come forward, that I may recall whose servant I am by following the example of my Master. But come remembering his admonition that what will be done for you is also to be done by you to others, for “a servant is not greater than his master, nor is one who is sent greater than the one who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.”
Welcome to the website of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia.
If you are not familiar with the Episcopal Church, I invite you to explore the various pages that describe our common life in Christ. If you are familiar with us, I invite you to explore the life of this Diocese and the life of the Episcopal Church. I pray that your exploration will help to deepen your faith.
Throughout the Diocese of West Virginia, which comprises the entire State of West Virginia, you will find 70 different congregations that seek to serve Christ in various ways. These congregations offer ministries to their communities that vary from soup kitchens to reading programs to community concerts and beyond. More >
Holy Saturday Vigil: St. John's, Charleston
Easter: St. John's, Charleston
11:00 a.m., Diocesan House
Spring Work Weekend