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


Congregational Development during the Pandemic – A conversation about Grief

Monday, April 12, 2021

Congregational Development during the Pandemic – A conversation about Grief – Thursday, May 6th at 6:30 pm

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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s 2021 Easter message

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

“Our work goes on. Our labor for love continues,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry said in his Easter 2021 Message, “We will not cease, and we will not give up until this world reflects less our nightmare and more God’s dream where there’s plenty good room for all God’s children. Hallelujah anyhow.”

Watch HERE

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Virtual Cross Walk - video

Monday, March 29, 2021

In continuing the annual tradition of the Greater Rochester Community of Churches community Cross Walk amidst the pandemic, the GRCC Cross Walk committee offers this virtual prayer experience, focusing on the scourge of racism, connecting community resources and responses, and acknowledging a need for healing, including a welcome and introduction from Bishop Singh.

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Book Study

Friday, March 26, 2021

The Racial Reconciliation, Healing, and Justice committee is inviting you to read the book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Pulitzer Prize winning author Isabel Wilkerson, followed by a book study and discussion.

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Video - if you missed it!

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Diocesan-wide Ash Wednesday Liturgy.

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You can also read Rev. Nita Byrd's sermon HERE.

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Letter to City of Rochester Officials

Friday, February 5, 2021

In response to the incident last week with the Rochester police officers handcuffing and pepper spraying the 9 year-old girl, area faith leaders including those in our Diocese addressed their concerns in this letter to the City of Rochester’s Interim Police Chief Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan, Mayor Lovely A. Warren, and City Council President Loretta C. Scott.

You can read the letter HERE.

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