Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
Joy in Christ, a way of life


Celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Dr. King called Local 1199 "my favorite union," addressing its Delegates just a few weeks before his death.  Coretta Scott King became the Honorary Chairperson of Local 1199 shortly after and called on the union to leave New York City and organize health care workers across the nation.  1199 in Rochester is one product of that project.  The union was started here in 1973 at UR's Strong Memorial Hospital.  The workers began holding a Dr. King remembrance at URMC every year starting in 1981, initially on his birthday of January 15, and later on the national holiday.

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Let it Shine!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Dear saints,

Happy New Year, and Happy Martin Luther King, Jr., Day! This historic government shut down has left many casualties and is creating more chaos as it continues. Yesterday, I heard about one of our clergy spouses who had been affected and was just called back to work. That was an exception, of course. Let me know what you are seeing and how you are responding as the church in your local context. I commend a litany for this government shutdown written by our Rev. Dahn Gandell, the President of Province 2!

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You're Invited!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

 In my Convention address, I had mentioned the formation of a task force on Racial Reconciliation, Healing and Justice (RRHJ) for our Diocese.  After a series of meetings exploring ways to clarify our goals and organize this formation opportunity, I am happy to introduce to you the Commission on RRHJ. The Commission will guide us in studying, praying, and thinking of concrete ideas to articulate a clear vision. We are discerning a three-pronged approach and have assigned subcommittees focusing on top priorities.

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Who We Are

Friday, January 4, 2019

Check out this new video that provides a glimpse into the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester!

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A Wonderful Mission in St. Peter's Geneva

Thursday, December 20, 2018

St. Peter's Geneva has invested in their community, offering. Neighborhood Night and Community Arts Academy on Wednesdays.  Kids share bible stories, songs, crafts and a hot meal, while the Arts Academy offers music & dance lessons.  The adult, high school and youth choirs also attend choir practice in the nave of the church.  

Click on this button to see this great mission!  

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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Christmas Message 2018

Tuesday, December 18, 2018


In the Third Chapter of John’s Gospel, Jesus says at one point, “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that all who believe in him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

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