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Welcome to the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas
The Episcopal Church is home to about 11,000 people in 45 congregations in cities and towns across eastern Kansas. Our congregations make up our diocese, and our diocese is part of the wider Episcopal Church, which in turn is part of a larger, global community of Christians in the Anglican Communion.
In the Episcopal Church there is room for your questions about God, faith and the church. There’s a place for you here.
You are welcome to worship at any of the 45 congregations of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas. Inside the doors of our churches -- some large, some small -- you will find services that offer beauty, warmth and a sense of community.
You can find an Episcopal church near you in eastern Kansas by using the "Find a Congregation" drop-down menu at left, or to see a list of cities where there is an Episcopal church, please click >>HERE.
To learn more about the Episcopal Church, please click >>HERE.
Celebrating the season
The fours weeks before Christmas are known as Advent, which is a time of waiting and preparation for the coming of Jesus at Christmas. We also are reminded that Christ comes to each of us, too, in our lives today.
One of the symbols of Advent is the Advent wreath, a ring (usually of evergreens) with four candles. One the first Sunday, one candle is lighted, with an additional candle added on each Sunday, until four candles burn brightly just before Christmas.
Most churches observe Advent as a time of quiet anticipation. Unlike most others, Episcopal churches normally don't sing Christmas carols until Christmas Eve. Our Advent hymns help us to not skip over this holy season and race to Christmas.
We hope you find Advent services in our churches a time for some peaceful reflection and joyful anticipation.
Christmas is an important holiday, but it also is a special feast of the church. After all, it's the remembrance of the time that God entered the world of human life in the person of Jesus.
Most churches have festival services on Christmas Eve, and many have on Christmas Day. But in the Episcopal Church, the Christmas season lasts a full 12 days, right up until January 6, the feast of the Epiphany, which recalls the visit of the Wise Men to Jesus.
When most of our culture has put Christmas behind us, the church is still celebrating.
We hope you will find an Episcopal church in eastern Kansas a special place to celebrate Christmas, and to observe Advent. You can find a list in the "Find a Congregation" menu to the left, or a list >>HERE.
A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
The diocese is delighted to be the underwriter for this year's broadcast on Kansas Public Radio of "A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols," the annual Christmas Eve service of choral music and lessons from the choirs of King's College, Cambridge, England.
It will air on the six stations of Kansas Public Radio and can also be streamed live from KPR's website.
More information is on KPR's website, or just click the image to the left.
We hope you enjoy the broadcast -- and please invite your friends to listen, too!
835 SW Polk St., Topeka, KS 66612-1688
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