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

Bishop's Writings

A Statement from Bishop Singh about the Primates' Meeting

Friday, January 15, 2016

I am grateful that the primatial communion continues to stay at the table. Their decision to sanction the Episcopal Church for her decision to change the marriage canon is painful. However, if the cost of upholding human personality is a sanctionable offence then I am happy to be part of a faith community that is deemed guilty of such an offence. While our unity is in Christ our differences also are in understanding the love of Christ. I pray that our unity thrives even while our differences are authentically contextual.

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Epiphany & Baptism

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Whenever we live into the abundant Joy of the Lord, we do so not because everything is as it should be but because we know by faith that with Christ beside us, all will be well. If joy is a chronic stranger, we may need to examine who we are hanging out with and make some changes because as with grief, joy is infectious.

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Christmas Message from Bishop Singh

Monday, December 21, 2015

The Apostle John in his gospel has Jesus reminding us of how incredibly gifted we are when God, the eternal Word, becomes flesh in Jesus. And the Apostle John goes on to say to all who received him, he gave power to become children of God.

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On Fear & Prayer

Monday, December 14, 2015

Dear saints,

As people of faith we pray, reflect, and act when we are afraid.  Like most of you I am worried, confused, terrorized while also experiencing a certain degree of numbness around instances of gun-violence in our country and abroad.  The statistics are staggering in confirming that gun-violence has now become normal.

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