Useful Resources

There are a wealth of resources to help you come to a deeper understanding of and a greater appreciation for the Episcopal Church and its mission and ministries.  We’ve selected some of the best resources, just for you!

Useful Resources

The Lectionary Page

You can read the Scriptures appointed for Sunday worship.  Passages of Scripture are usually read from the Old and New Testaments.  The Episcopal Church and St. James’ use the Revised Common Lectionary to determine what Scripture is to be read, and the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) translation of the Bible is used.

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The Daily Office from The Mission of St. Clare

The Daily Office includes times appointed for prayer, scripture reading and meditation. They are adopted from the monastic tradition that called for prayer nine times each day.  The simple order of worship with Bible references can be found at:

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Mobile Bible for i-Phone

Get the Bible at your fingertips, wherever you are!

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The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia

Organized in 1785, the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia is a community of more than 80,000 baptized members and 425 clergy in 38 counties of central, northern and northwestern Virginia, serving the world through 183 congregations, six schools, two diocesan centers and six diocesan homes, and home to the largest Anglican seminary in the world.  Our Episcopal seat is the Cathedral Shrine of the Transfiguration in Orkney Springs.

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The Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America

A community of 2.1 million members in 110 dioceses in the Americas and abroad.  Organized 1789.


Episcopal Relief and Development

ERD responds to crisis caused by natural disaster  or political unrest throughout the world. It also assists with recovery efforts as well. ERD often works with other relief agencies both religious and secular.


Episcopal Life on Line

This is a news website that provides current events, articles and other helpful resources and links. It is a good source for what is happening and shaping our mission as the wider church.

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The Episcopal Cafe

This is a website that provides a way for information, thoughts and opinions to be shared with others.  It is a good resource for hearing from many voices concerning the church.

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The Anglican Communion

The Episcopal Church is part of a community of 85 million Anglicans in 38 member provinces in more than 165 countries.

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Forward Movement Publications

Is an organization affiliated with the Episcopal Church which publishes all sorts of helpful resources.  It’s most popular publication is Forward Day by Day, a guide for daily bible reading with short meditations. People can access these readings and meditations on the website free of charge.  There are additional tools and resources that offer prayers and other publications on various topics.

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Church Publishing, Inc.

This is the publishing company of the Episcopal Church.  The publications include worship resources such as The Book of Common Prayer, The1982 Hymnal and other supplements as well as books on polity, history, theology, prayer and others.  Books can be purchased online.

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The Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE)

Located in Cambridge MA, this is a monastic community of The Episcopal Church and The Anglican Church of Canada.  Their online video daily devotion “Brother, give us a word,” is an excellent spiritual resource.

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