February 13, 2013
Leta Dunham got her breakfast order to go at a Roland Avenue Starbucks Wednesday morning: a grande triple skim latte in her cup and, on her forehead, an ashen reminder that we are all destined to become dust. Dunham was among Ash Wednesday observers who took advantage of Ashes to Go, a service offered by area Episcopal and Methodist churches at more than a dozen spots around the city and nearby counties, part of a national movement that began with an Episcopal church in St. Louis in 2007.
January 2, 2013
The Rev. James R. LeVeque, a retired Episcopal priest and mathematics instructor, died of kidney failure Saturday at Keswick Multi-Care Center. The Charles Village resident was 81. Born in Cassopolis, Mich., he attended the Howe Military School in Howe, Ind., and earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Chicago. He then earned divinity and theology degrees at Nashotah House Seminary in Nashotah, Wis. He was ordained a priest in 1956. He later earned master's degrees in mathematics from the Johns Hopkins University and Morgan State University.
December 17, 2012
Et cetera Gilman shoots poorly in loss to Episcopal Academy Gilman started slowly and shot only 36 percent from the field Sunday in a 65-56 loss to Episcopal Academy in the Mercer Tournament at the Hill School in Pottstown, Pa. The Greyhounds scored just six points in the first quarter and trailed 32-20 at the half. Senior Ben Grace led Gilman with 31 points on 10-for-16 shooting from the field, including 5-for-9 from outside. Grace also had four rebounds and three steals but committed six of his team's 15 turnovers.
November 23, 2012
The Rev. Ricky Spain, pastor of East Baltimore's Waters African Methodist Episcopal Church who had also been a community activist in his years as an Annapolis-area pastor, died of cancer Nov. 16 at the Tate Chesapeake Hospice House in Linthicum. The Severn resident was 63. Born in Virginia Beach, Va., he was the son of Luther and Florence Spain. A 1967 graduate of First Colonial High School, he won state honors for wrestling. After studying at Norfolk State University, he earned a bachelor's degree in political science at North Carolina Wesleyan College.
November 13, 2012
It's a rare occurrence when a church ceases to be the site of regular worship services, and it is even less frequent that a congregation with centuries of continuous history ends up being dispersed. That, however, is what is happening to St. George's Spesutia Parish in Perryman, a congregation that has been in continuous operation since 1671, the same year Scottish folk hero Robert Roy MacGregor was born. That's a long time, so long that the church sanctuary has been rebuilt twice, most recently in 1851, a decade before the start of the Civil War. In recent years, regular Sunday attendance at the Episcopal church has dwindled to between 25 and 30 members and the congregation has been relying on guest priests to preside over services.
September 10, 2012
The Towson University men's and women's lacrosse teams will participate in the Play for Parkinson's tournament on Oct. 6 and 7 at Episcopal High in Alexandria, Va. The two-day event brings together 11 Division I men's and women's lacrosse teams. The tournament raises money for the ProjectSpark Foundation, which aims to eradicate Parkinson's disease. The men's lacrosse action will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. The men's field includes Air Force, Georgetown, Princeton, Virginia and Towson.