Clergy Transition Update

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

We’re very happy to announce that we have called the Rev’d Geoffrey Hoare to be the next interim rector of our church. Rev’d Hoare comes to us from All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Atlanta, where he has served as rector since 1998.

A native of England, Geoffrey came to America as a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina in 1976. After taking an additional degree from Cambridge University, where he was a member of Magdalene College, he returned to the United States and to the Yale University Divinity School together with its Episcopal component, the Berkeley Divinity School.

Geoffrey was ordained Deacon and Priest in the Diocese of North Carolina. He served at Christ Church in Raleigh (1982-1987), and as Rector of St. Paul’s Church Alexandria (1988-1998). During those years he also served as adjunct faculty at Virginia Theological Seminary. He currently serves as a Trustee of the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale and is a member of the Compass Rose Society of the Anglican Communion. Additionally, he has served as an instructor in the contextual education program of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

Throughout his career Geoffrey has actively engaged in critical issues including domestic violence, AIDS, child abuse, and homelessness. He served as director of Visions, Inc., an organization devoted to combating modern racism and other relationships with inherent differentials of power, and currently serves on their Advisory Board. Among All Saints’ many outreach ministries is Covenant Community, a life transformation residence and halfway house for homeless men recovering from substance abuse.

Geoffrey will be with us for the next 4 to 6 months until we call a permanent rector. His ministry at Epiphany will begin on September 1st. Despite this time of change, many constants will continue. Our interim associate rector Catriona Laing will continue to serve in her various capacities. We’ll rely on supply clergy during the month of August, many of whom will be familiar faces. Please do call or email the office if you are in need of pastoral care at any time. Thank you for your continued patience.

Elizabeth will be with us through the end of this week. We encourage you to take this time to say goodbye if you haven’t yet.

If you have any questions about the process, please feel free to contact either of us. Rasheen can be reached at 240-274-2921, and Bea can be reached at 703-795-8687.

Rasheen Carbin, Senior Warden

Bea Trapasso Dermer, Junior Warden

Fellowship Groups for Parish Profile

We Need You!

To join us in a Fellowship Group and help the Calling Committee with the Parish Profile.


Announcing our Fellowship Group schedule below!  Please call or email Sandi Ingram as soon as possible to let her know your preferred group, and any alternate choices. Call 202-394-5464 or email singram810@aol.com.


Saturday, May 7

* 10:30am, Lee Tyner (weekday worshiper/Calling Committee member) will be hosting a brunch in NW DC

* 2pm, Bob Wallin and Bea Dermer will be hosting a wine and cheese gathering in Alexandria, VA

* 5pm Sandi Ingram will be hosting a gathering in SW DC

Pentecost Celebration- May 15, 10:00am

Our community at Epiphany will celebrate the birth of the church with a joint service at 10:00am.  Everyone is invited to stay for our annual picnic immediately following the service.

To volunteer at the service or for the picnic, please contact Elizabeth Gardner at egardner@epiphanydc.org or by calling the parish office.

May 15- Sunday Bulletin

May 15- Sunday Bulletin

Coffee & Conversation

Coffee and Conversation: Who are our Neighbors?

Please come and join the next C&C series, when we will be getting to know our neighbors, right here in our church building. We have invited speakers from Street Sense, the Muslim prayer group, YSOP and the Twelve Step programs. They will tell us about their ministries and we will discuss together how we can support one another in furthering God’s love and peace. We will meet at 9:30am in the Dunlop Room on June 12 & 26, July 10 & 24, and August 7.

April 17- Sunday Bulletin


April 17 Sunday Bulletin

April 19- Tuesday Concert Series Performance

On April 19 at 12:10pm Martin Labazevitch, piano performs Modest Mussorgsky’s monumental Pictures at an Exhibition (1874)

April 19 Program

We need your help to improve the Tuesday Concert experience! Please click here to take a brief survey about the TCS.

April 6- Choral Evensong

Join us for Choral Evensong during the second week of Easter, sung by Schola Epiphaniensis. The evening’s service will include Orlando Gibbons’s The Short Service and Lucio Marenzio’sQuem vidisti me. Choral evensong is sung at Epiphany on the first Wednesday of each month.

Holy Week Schedule

Monday, March 21: 12:10pm Holy Eucharist

Tuesday, March 22: 1:00pm Street Church Eucharist in Franklin Square

Wednesday, March 23: 12:10pm Choral Eucharist

Thursday, March 24—Maundy Thursday:

  • 12:10pm Holy Eucharist with Foot Washing
  • 6:00pm, Parish Agape Meal
  • 7:00pm Holy Eucharist with Foot Washing and Stripping of the Altar

Friday, March 25—Good Friday:

  • 12:10pm Holy Eucharist with Reserved Sacrament
  • 1:30pm The Way of the Cross

Saturday, March 26: 6:30pm Epiphany Pilgrimage to National Cathedral for Easter Vigil
We will travel to the National Cathedral to experience the Easter Vigil with worshipers from around the Diocese. Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry will preach. 
Passes required. Vigil begins at 8:00pm. Please RSVP by calling the parish office or emailing egardner@epiphanydc.org.

Easter Schedule

March 27 is Easter Sunday! Please join us for a joyful celebration with music and fellowship.

8:00am: Festival Eucharist with Gospel Music

11:00am: Festival Choral Eucharist with the Epiphany Choir