The Julian Year is the newest Episcopal Charities and Community Services program started through its New Ventures Fund. These dynamic young adults live together in simplicity and intentional community while serving in Partner Ministries of ECCS or other organizations. Participants in The Julian Year seek to develop their personal spiritual life, their public life and their leadership identity. The Julian Year is a member program of Episcopal Service Corps.
Four days a week, Julians serve as interns at community-based organizations that focus on education, hunger, dependency, homelessness, community development, and more. The Julians then spend one day a week - Friday - on professional and spiritual development.
Applications for The Julian Year are made through the Episcopal Service Corps.
While this program is distinctly Episcopalian, participants come from many faith traditions in keeping with the Anglican tradition of “all are welcome”. Applicants with more questions are encouraged to read The Julian Year Program Description, or contact Scott Lybrand, Program Director: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The life and ministry of 14th-century English mystic Julian of Norwich inspires the Julian Year. Julian penned the famous line: "All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well".