Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
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Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop calls for reflection

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

 [August 18, 2011] Calling the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks “an opportunity for reflection,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori notes that the Church “continues to work for healing and reconciliation.”

 “The greatest memorial to those who died ten years ago will be a world more inclined toward peace,” the Presiding Bishop states in a statement on the anniversary. (presented below)


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Pipe organ being restored to its glory

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Being in charge of a $1.2 million project to restore the massive, 84-year-old organ at St. Paul\'s Episcopal Church in Rochester has meant more to Matt Parsons than just hard work.

It has been a link to the past.

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Area pastor heading to Tanzania to help kids

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Democrat & Chronicle, 8/1/2001 Dahn Gandell believes in sustainable change.The 45-year-old Perinton resident is practicing what she preaches as she embarks today for a two-week mission to Tanzania for Carpenter\'s Kids, a foundation run by the Episcopal Church that aids schoolchildren with supplies and other necessities.

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New Communications Platform

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Diocese is embarking on an exciting initiative that will enhance our ability to communicate with you, our parish partners, as well as with the community at large. We have developed a partnership with Episcopal SeniorLife Communities (ESLC) to help us build a foundation for our communication program.

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Wildlife Habitat Certified at Church

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Democrat & Chronicle; 7/24/2011 HILTON — For the first time in Monroe County, a place of worship has a portion of its property certified as a National Wildlife Habitat.

St. George\'s Episcopal Church now hosts bluebirds, deer, rodents and other many-legged friends on its 10 acres off Old Wilder Road — where just a few years ago senior housing was proposed.

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Marriage Equality Statement

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Statement from The Rt. Rev. Prince G. Singh, Bishop of Rochester, and the Task Force on Marriage Equality

As we approach the implementation of the Marriage Equality Act, we rejoice in the extension of civil rights to same-sex couples in New York. We believe this extension to be fully consonant with the Good News of God in Jesus Christ proclaimed by the church.

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