Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
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VIDEO - Public Witness, Reflection, and Prayer

Thursday, June 11, 2020


On Monday, June 8th at 1pm, the clergy and leaders from the Monroe and Rochester Districts of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester gathered on the steps of The Episcopal Church of St. Luke and St. Simon Cyrene.  The gathering in downtown Rochester was a public witness, reflection, and prayer, in response to the death of George Floyd.

You can watch the gathering HERE

Here is a statement from our clergy:

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

The Racial Recognition, Healing, and Justice presents A Call to Prayer and Self-Examination on the Diocesan Check-In with Bishop Singh. .

Play video here.

Keynote slide show presentation here.

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Standing for racial justice on all streets

Tuesday, June 2, 2020


I have been witnessing the anger and anguish of those in the City, and indeed across the Country as we face the history of our country and its legacy of enslavement.  As we pray and search for avenues for systemic change and our ability to better understand our own role within and relationship to this legacy, let us see all of the connections that maintain our current system.

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A statement from Rev. Matthew Martin Nickoloff

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

"Proud to serve on Rochester's Police Accountability Board, which I still believe is one of the most effective tools we have for creating lasting and systemic change here. Thank you for spreading the word that, now more than ever, we need to support the City Council in appealing the decision to strip the Board of its disciplinary powers, in direct violation of the majority will of the citizens of Rochester."  Rev. Matthew Martin Nicoloff, Saturday 5.30.20

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Presiding Bishop joins call for national day of mourning

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has joined other faith leaders in calling for a national day of mourning and lament on June 1 as the United States exceeds 100,000 documented deaths from COVID-19, and invites Episcopalians to commemorate the victims during worship services this weekend.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Nominations for 2020  June 1st - July 31st (1 month delay due to COVID-19)

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