The Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, founded in 1865, covers the southwestern corner of Pennsylvania, including the current counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, and Westmoreland. We are a community of 36 parish churches. More importantly, we are a fellowship of open and caring Christians committed to loving, teaching and healing in the name of Jesus. Are you searching for a spiritual home for the first time, or after some time away? Are you a lifelong Episcopalian new to the area? Do you just have the beginnings of questions? We are here for you, and we’re glad you’ve stopped by to visit!
When the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh split in 2008, and led to the formation of the new Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh, many parishes and para-church ministries were in disarray, and many members fell out of fellowship with one another. Many Diocesan wide ministries were not able to continue or tried to re-organize under a new name.
Thanks to the leadership of Carolyn Booker as President of the Assembly at the time of the split, the Daughters hung together during the turmoil and clung to their vows to serve Christ. Focused solely on Prayer, Service and Evangelism, Daughters were able by the Grace of God, to stay out of the politics of the church and stay in Communion with one another. Carolyn’s leadership was followed by Gail Simpson as President, who also kept the Daughters focused on communion with Christ and one another, as parishes and individuals healed.
Today, the Pittsburgh Assembly includes members from the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh and the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh, as well as one member from the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh. We are the only ministry originating in the Episcopal Diocese that has remained in fellowship through the split, and contains members of both Episcopal and Anglican Dioceses.
We are open to new members of these Dioceses as well as members of the Lutheran (ELCA) and Moravian faiths. If you are interested in what Daughters has to offer you, your parish, and to God through you, we would love to connect. We can send you information, speak to you on the phone, or email, or come to your parish.
We believe God is the author and finisher of our faith. Truly, it is the Holy Spirit and the support of other Daughters that allows us to keep our vows and Honor his Name.
Those of us who are Daughters know what a blessing it is to be in the Order, and you can too!
If you are interested in becoming a Daughter, or would just like more information, please contact The Assembly of Pittsburgh. We would love you to explore the possibility of a Chapter at your parish!