On the Web and In the Town
Version: 1 September 2010

St. John’s Episcopal Church is located in Worthington, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus and a parish in the Diocese of Southern Ohio which is a part of The Province of the Midwest(Province V) of the national Episcopal Church USA (ECUSA), a part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The resources listed below are but a subset of available resources both on the Web and in and around our village. They have been selected in order to help the novice as well as the expert Web surfer who is interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion.

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Episcopal Cathedrals and Churches – A Selection


St. Alban’s Episcopal Church (Bexley)
St. James Episcopal Church (Clintonville)
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (Upper Arlington)
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church (Westerville)
St. John’s Episcopal Church (Worthington)
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church (at Ohio State University)
Trinity Episcopal Church (Columbus)

The Cathedral of St. Philip

St. James Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral

St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral

The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

Grace Cathedral

The Washington National Cathedral



Diocese of Southern Ohio Resources

Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio

Official website for the Diocese of Southern Ohio

Episcopal Community Services Foundation

The Episcopal Community Services Foundation was created as a resource for Episcopalians who are working to overcome poverty and suffering in Ohio. We are an independent charitable foundation headed by the Bishop of Southern Ohio and guided by a volunteer board of clergy and lay leaders.

Procter Camp and Conference Center

Procter Camp & Conference Center is located just 25 minutes from Columbus — and an easy five-mile drive from I-71. With 1,200 acres of farmland, the center offers a verdant refuge from the hustle of life — a chance to refresh, renew and re-invigorate.



The Episcopal Church USA

The Episcopal Church of the USA (ECUSA)

Comprehensive site conveying the history, background and current array of activities, beliefs and links to ECUSA and related web sites around the world.

Episcopal Relief and Development

Episcopal Relief and Development


“Since our founding by Dr. Louie Crew in rural Georgia in 1974, Integrity has been the leading grassroots voice for the full inclusion of LGBT persons in the Episcopal Church and our equal access to its rites.”



The Worldwide Anglican Communion (Includes the Episcopal Church USA)

The Anglican Communion

“Welcome to the official website of the worldwide Anglican Communion, comprising more than 80 million members in 44 regional and national member churches around the globe in more than 160 countries…The Anglican Communion Office, based in London, England…serves the Anglican Consultative Council, the Primates’ Meetings and the Lambeth Conference, as well as commissions, committees and other groups.”



Books and More


Amazon – The largest online retailer of new and books, eBooks, music, movies and more.

Alibris – Specialist online retailer that aggregates access to the inventories of independent booksellers and focuses particularly on used, rare and out-of-print books.

Abebooks – Online retailer of new and used books, including audio, large print and textbooks.

Borders – Online and storefront retailer of new books and more. Nearest locations: (1) 4545 Kenny Road at Henderson and (2) 6670 Sawmill Road. Free shipping on online orders of $25 or more.

Barnes & Noble – Online and storefront retailer of new books and more. Nearest locations: (1) 1560 Polaris Parkway; (2) 3685 W. Dublin – Granville Road (Sawmill); (3)3280 Tremont Road (Upper Arlington); (4) Easton Town Center.



The Book of Common Prayer Online

Includes links to other national prayer books

The Church Publishing Company

Your source for prayer books and hymnals

Cokesbury Bookstores (nearest is in the Graceland Shopping Center)

Books and resources for the Christian journey. The website is a 24 x 7 secure, automated and secure web store holding over 200,000 products available for purchase and shipment. Also online subscription content, eBooks, and other downloadable resources. The store in Graceland is one of the retail arms of the United Methodist Publishing House but which also carries a small selection of Episcopal items.

Episcopal Books and Resources

Secure site selling books, CDs, DVDs, Audio Books, Catalyst Titles, church resources, parish supplies, signs and other merchandise.

Episcopal Bookstore

The Episcopal Bookstore is both an online and physical store located in Seattle, Washington. It offers books, lectionary and liturgy resources, gifts, church supplies and more, specializing in meeting the needs of the liturgical Christian book reader. Excellent source of book reviews. Their inventory includes about 15,000 titles. They ship within 24 hours and are glad to special order any in-print book they do not have in stock.

Forward Movement

Forward Movement is an official, non-profit agency of The Episcopal Church. Since 1935 we have published the quarterly devotional Forward Day by Day, as well as pamphlets, booklets, and books to encourage and nourish people in their lives of prayer and faith. Our mission is to reinvigorate the Episcopal Church day by day.




Columbus Metropolitan Library

One of the nation’s foremost library systems, the Columbus Metropolitan Library incorporates 22 branch locations as well as close collaborative relationships with other area library systems (including Worthington).

Theological Consortium of Greater Columbus (TCGC)

A consortium of the libraries belonging to the seminaries in the Columbus area including the Methodist Theological School, the Pontifical College Josephinum,Trinity Lutheran Seminary and Bexley Hall Episcopal Seminary. The Consortium’s library holdings number 400,000 book volumes, over 700 current periodical subscriptions, a large collection of audio-visual items, as well as bibliographic and full-text databases for theological research and teaching. It is one of the largest such collections in the Midwest.

Worthington Public Library

Award-winning public library system – a National Library of the Year, a 5-Star Library and a Top Ten American Library. Find the library location nearest you and learn more about everything the Library offers, including events for children, teens and adults.



Educational Institutions

The School of Theology at Sewanee, TN

The School of Theology at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, is a leader in Episcopal education that prepares priests and lay leaders for ministry in witness and service to the Triune God. In 1872, the first Sewanee-trained Episcopal priest was ordained. By 1878, the School of Theology was formally organized as a seminary of the Episcopal Church.

The General Theological Seminary, New York, NY

General Seminary is a vibrant community in the heart of New York City dedicated to theological education. Founded in 1817 as the first seminary of the Episcopal Church, General cherishes its history and traditions while enthusiastically embracing the challenges of preparing leaders for today’s church.

Bexley Hall Seminary, Columbus, OH

Bexley Hall is one of the eleven seminaries of the Episcopal Church. Experience spirituality, discernment, and intentional formation of ecclesial personhood in the liberal Anglo-Catholic tradition of Anglicanism. Bexley Hall’s presence in Ohio was re-established in 1998, in association with Trinity Lutheran Seminary. The two seminaries share faculty, facilities and resources. Â The Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America are in full communion and share worship, clergy, and mission.



Living as an Episcopalian Parishioner

The Daily Office

This site affords an opportunity for busy people to participate in Morning and Evening prayer services each day through the internet. It is the work of The Mission of St. Clare (the patron saint of the electronic media). Rite I and Rite II Morning and Evening services are available online (full text) in both English and Spanish. Also handy monthly online calendars that include links to information about Episcopal, Coptic, Orthodox and Roman Catholic saints.

Episcopal Saints and Commemorations (See also The Lectionary Page)

This is an alphabetical listing of saints and people important in the Episcopal and Anglican traditions. It includes links to background pages, prayers and more.

I am Episcopalian

A brief welcome statement illustrating the wide range of types of people who make up the Episcopal community and a selective list of attributes and characteristics of all Episcopalians.

** The Lectionary Page

At St. John’s we use this lectionary site in preference to any others and nearly always follow the Revised Common Lectionary readings. Lay Readers/Lectors will find the weekly readings detailed here, including links to the Lessons, Psalms and Gospels from the Episcopal Lectionary (BCP) and Revised Common Lectionary (RCL).

The Lectionary

Another collection of full text online Lectionary resources for the Episcopal Church, updated every Sunday night. The NSRV texts follow the Revised Common, Episcopal, Roman Catholic, Anglican Church of Canada, and Church of England Lectionaries. (With the exception of the Psalms, which derive from the 1979 Book of Common Prayer.)

Liturgical Calendar

Showing weekly readings, plus saints and feast days.

“Oremus serves to nourish each of us in our daily prayer and bible reading; to introduce more people to the tradition of the Daily Office; to strengthen the sense of community of the group by the knowledge that our fellow members are using the same form of prayer, and by our prayers for one another; to strengthen our Anglican identity in our prayers for the Anglican Communion; and to greaten our Christian love in our prayers for our fellow Christians and for all people.” The site was suggested by our own Rev. David Kendall-Sperry who reports that one of the two people who have run it since 1993 is the Rev. Steve Benner who was most recently an assistant here at St. John’s before becoming the Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Jeffersonville, Indiana.



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News and Features Online and In Print

Anglican Communion News Service

The official news source of the Anglican Communion.

Anglicans Online

An independent journal covering the worldwide Anglican Communion, updated weekly. This site advertises more than 10,000 links, and is a gold mine of information.

Bulletin Board – Southern Diocese of Ohio

Brief news items submitted occasionally. See also Interchange.

The Daily Episcopalian

A daily blog associated with The Episcopal Cafe (below). A series of challenging, interesting, thought-provoking opinions and discussions. Well-indexed for ease of access to past discussions.

The Episcopal Cafe

“Welcome to the Episcopal Cafe, an independent Web site featuring news, commentary, art, meditations and video. The Cafe is a collaborative effort by more than two dozen writers and editors, and an ever-growing list of visual artists. Together, we aspire to create a visually appealing, intellectually stimulating, spiritually enriching and at least occasionally amusing site where Episcopalians and those interested in our church can read, watch, listen and reflect upon contemporary life in a context informed by faith and animated by the spirit of charity.” See its associated blog The Daily Episcopalian (above).

Episcopal Life Online

The monthly online newspaper published by the Episcopal Church USA.

The Episcopal News Service

News items from the Episcopal Church and from around the world.

Interchange – News from the Diocese of Southern Ohio

The official publication of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio covers news, features and opin­ions about the congregations and programs of the diocese, the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. Available both online (as a downloadable and printable PDF) and as a subscription-based paper publication.

News and Information – From the Anglican Communion of Canada

This is from the Anglican Communion of Canada, which serves more than 800,000 Anglicans worshiping in 30 dioceses, from Vancouver Island to St. John’s, Newfoundland, and from the country’s southernmost point to the Arctic Circle.