Spanish-Language Immersion Program July 15-29

Learn to speak Spanish in the Diocese of Cuernava, Mexico

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Bishop Bell’s Address at the 46th Annual Convention

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Connections: October 5, 2016

Check your email inbox for the latest edition of Connections to keep up on what’s going on with in Eastern Oregon this summer. Didn’t receive a copy? Please subscribe by email on the What’s Happening page. Need a previous edition? Please contact us and we’ll send it...
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Convention Keynote Reading

Keynote Workshop Reading This year's Diocesan Convention keynote speaker, the Rev. Dr. Robert Shore Goss, would like to encourage those attending convention to please read Diarmuid O'Murchu's book Inclusivity: A Gospel Mandate and bring your copy to his workshop, Open...
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2016 Diocesan Convention Registration & Housing

The 46th Annual Diocesan Convention is fast approaching. Registration form(s) and housing information, prepared by the 2016 host congregation, St. Peter's Episcopal Church in La Grande, are now available. For information and forms, you may: Visit Diocesan Convention...
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Follow the line of the Cascade mountain range in Oregon north to south, and you have the western boundary of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon. From there, the 69,000-square-mile diocese is bounded by Washington state to the north with a small detour to include Klickitat County, Washington, by Idaho to the east, and Nevada and California to the south.

Rugged and wide open, with mountains and rangeland, high desert and pine forests, fruit orchards and wheat ranches, eastern Oregon lends its own character to the people who live there. The total population of the 18 Oregon counties and one Washington county that compose the diocese is about 552,000. There are more than 2,600 Episcopalians in the diocese’s 22 parishes. Diocesan headquarters are located at Ascension School Camp and Conference Center, in Cove, Oregon – the heart of the diocese.

Created as a missionary district in 1907, EDEO became a diocese in 1980. But the Episcopal presence in eastern Oregon dates to the late 1800s. One circuit riding priest, the Rev. Reuben D. Nevius, especially left his mark. Nevius, also a botanist, worked in eastern Oregon from 1873 to 1879. He designed and built churches, small architectural gems that still serve congregations. Among them: Ascension Chapel, Cove; St. Stephen’s, Baker City; St. James, Milton-Freewater; St. Thomas, Canyon City; and the Diocesan Chapel in The Dalles.

The Rt. Rev. Patrick Bell, who was ordained Bishop Diocesan in April, 2016, is the diocese’s eighth bishop.

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The Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon Archives is a growing collection of news items, historic photos, and stories of past and present goings-on and parishioners.

Pay a visit to the archives, and come back often for updates.

EDEO Archives