The Diocese of Oregon and the Episcopal Church

DioOr

Homepage for the Diocese of Oregon
The Episcopal Diocese of Oregon is a diocese of The Episcopal Church which consists of the western portion of the State of Oregon bordered by the Pacific Ocean, the Columbia River, the Cascade Range and the Oregon-California border. Major cities in the diocese are Portland, Salem, Eugene and Medford.

Click to be taken to the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon Homepage.

ECUSA

Homepage for the Episcopal Church
The Episcopal Church is a member church of the worldwide Anglican Communion and is based in the United States.

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An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church
We use a lot of words in the Episcopal Church that may be unfamiliar; this is a good resource for deciphering our curious language.

Click to be taken to the Episcopal Dictionary Homepage.

Bible Recommendations

New Interpreters

Bible recommendation - The New Interpreter's Study Bible, NRSV with the Apocrypha
A number of folks have asked which Bible version I usually use. This  is the print version I prefer. I like the study notes and references.

Click to be taken to the Amazon page for this Bible.

Oxford

Electronic Bible recommendation - The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Version
This is my preferred Kindle version of the Bible. I like the fact that I can use the Kindle program to keep track of my favorite highlights.

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Commentary

Study Resource Recommendation - The New Interpreter's® Bible One-Volume Commentary
I've found this to be a helpful one-volume Bible commentary. It's enough to dig deeper into the text without getting overwhelmed. It provided easy to follow insights to help better understand scripture.
Available in a print or Kindle version.

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Worship Resources

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The Lectionary Page
A quick and easy to find the Sunday Lectionary readings.

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An online Book of Common Prayer

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Forward Movement

Forward Movement and Forward Day-By-Day
A fantastic site for devotional resources including Forward Day-By Day.

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FM Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer from Forward Movement
This popular devotional resource includes links to the Daily Office readings.

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Episcopal Programs including Outreach, Study, and Recovery

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Education for Ministry
Every baptized person is called to ministry. The Education for Ministry (EfM) program provides people with the education to carry out that ministry. During the Service of Confirmation we ask God to "Renew in these your servants the covenant you made with them at Baptism. Send them forth in the power of the Spirit to perform the service you set before them." EfM offers an opportunity to discover how to respond to the call to Christian service.

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ERD

Episcopal Relief & Development is an international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church. It was established in 1940 as the Presiding Bishop's Fund for World Relief.

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Recovery Ministries

Recovery Ministries in the Episcopal Church
Recovery Ministries serves as a voice of conscience to Episcopalians throughout the world, building awareness of pastoral and spiritual ministry to those addicted. The original concept for Recovery Ministries’ mission dates from the landmark 1979 General Convention resolution on alcohol.

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Resources for Better Understanding and Responding to Racisism

Tedx

"How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion": Peggy McIntosh at TEDx TimberlaneSchools

Click to see this video at YouTube.

coloroflaw

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Click to read more about this book at Amazon.

caste

Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents

Click to read more about this book at Amazon.

antiracist

How to Be an Antiracist 

Click to read more about this book at Amazon.

history

"History Is Who We Are"

Click to read this article on the Oregon Historical Society website.

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"A Hidden History"

Click to read this article on the Oregon Historical Society website.