Friday, April 12, 2013

Episcopal bishop confirms local congregation members

From Dvids- (Japan)

The Rev. Dr. James B. Magness, Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries, visited the Episcopal congregation on Fleet Activities (FLEACT), Yokosuka during a tour to churches in Japan, March 27 – 31.

“As the Bishop for the Armed Services of the Episcopal Church, I serve for three government branches, the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Bureau of Prisons,” said Magness. “I am responsible for any priest that is in any one of those services. So, I like to set a goal to see each of them at least once in a two-year period. I also want to meet their congregation, their community and get a sense of where and who the priests are serving.”

This keeps the bishop on the road for many days out of the year. He explained that in his two-week trip, he visited a few locations in Japan where Episcopal chaplains are usually the only Episcopal leader in that area.

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