Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
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Recent Reports & the State of the Diocese

Thursday, June 11, 2015

I am happy to tell you that in 2014 we recorded the lowest decline of average Sunday attendance over the last fifteen years – just 1%. Three of our five Districts had positive growth last year, and many of our 31 smallest parishes (Family size churches) also had modest growth. Let me give you a little background of our journey in this part of God’s vineyard.

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Bishop Singh's Pilgrimage in Ghana

Friday, February 27, 2015

I ask you to prayerfully study this resolution and consider joining me in journeying as a diocese toward a holy place of repentance for the sin of racism, and our religious, economic and psychological complicity to this problematic worldview. I ask you to join me in moving to a place of clarity where these baser human proclivities are opposed, and overcome in our time in the ancient and modern expressions of slavery that continue to thrive in several pockets world. I invite you to save the date for two special events in November: an agape supper on Friday evening, November 13 and a liturgy of repentance, healing and reconciliation on November 14 morning.

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2015 Pilgrimage to the Holy Land - Bishop Singh's Blog

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

From January 17 to January 27, 2015, Episcopal and interfaith leaders are traveling in the Holy Land as pilgrims and witnesses, and to provide various forms of support for the Christian communities of the Holy Land, particularly the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and its institutions. We ask your prayers for safe travels and a transformative experience on this pilgrimage, which fulfills General Convention 2012 Resolution B-019. We also pray that this experience will help bring a spirit of pilgrimage and witness to the Diocese of Rochester.

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Epiphany Reflection

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Human beings tend to have the proclivity to hang out with those who are similar to themselves. Homogeneity is a trend that is easily accessed and often available in most human interactions. Difference, on the other hand, is less easily accessed and often less readily available in most human interactions.

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