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The ECD is excited to announce that the 75th Convention is happening virtually this year. The Diocese of Olympia are offering technical support to make this convention happen. 

August 10 - 13, 2021. Starting at 12pm Eastern Time.

The ECD Convention will be livestreamed for non-registered viewers (no voting rights).

Caption and voice interpreters will be offered.

If you registered as a delegate (voting rights) let us know if you did not get an unique Webinar link - convention@ecdeaf.org.

Unfortunately, it came to our attention that YouTube isn't Deaf Friendly. as it only shows whoever is talking (the interpreters), but not the signers.
The Diocese of Olympia will upload the video from Zoom and it will be posted here as soon it's available.  We are truly sorry this happen.



(Tentative, subject to change)

Tuesday, August 10
.        Orientation / Welcome, Introductions and Opening Worship

Wednesday, August 11

        Business Sessions / Advocacy Workshop


Thursday, August 12

        Business Sessions / Entertainment

Friday, August 13

.        Last Business Session / Closing Worship (includes ECD Awards and Requiem) / ECD Convention Adjourns until further notice


Rev Richard Mahaffy officiating Eucharist while Deacon Suzanne stand by



We are a group of people – Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing family and friends – who worship God together in the Episcopal tradition.

Group of members at Ephphatha, Rochester, NY
Our Mission


Empower Deaf people with the Good News of Jesus Christ, encourage full participation in Church Life, and advocate for Deaf Ministries.



Join the members of the ECD for a virtual worship every Sunday:
11:30am EST
10:30am CST
9:30am MST
8:30am PST

Click here to attend

Meeting ID: 817 9175 3536
Password: 334521

Rev. Richard Mahaffy welcomes you with outreached hands


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