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



Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Click on this LIVESTREAM this Sunday, May 17th at 3pm to watch the Deacon Ordination

Send a gift for Keisha Stokes' Discretionary Fund

Read more »

Celebrating the Legacy of Alger Adams

Friday, April 24, 2020

The Hobart and William Smith Colleges will honor the Rev. Dr. Alger L. Adams ’32, the first black man to receive a degree from Hobart by celebrating and reflecting on his remarkable life, career and legacy online.

Read more about his life and legacy HERE.

Visit the Alger Adams site HERE including video greetings from Patricia Adams, daughter of Alger Adams,

Read more »

The Empty Tomb at St. John's, Wellsville

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Easter Sunday afternoon, members of St. John's, Wellsville helped people visualize and remember the real meaning of Easter with eight 8 stops throughout Wellsville depicting something symbolic from the Easter story with the Resurrection Drive-Through Experience.

You can read the script for the drive here.


Read more »

Barnie Parker's Sharing Shed

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Barnie Parker's Sharing Shed sits outside St. John’s of Catharine, stored with basic needs from boxed foods, feminine hygiene, to cleaning products and more for the community.  Read more HERE on the shed, and about Barnie Parker.  Thanks to Drew Guild for sending the video!

Read more »

Easter Sunday Sermon by The Most Rev. Michael Curry

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Easter Sunday Sermon by The Most Rev. Michael Curry

Read more »

Bishop Singh's Easter Message

Saturday, April 11, 2020

"Easter is a clear demonstration of a mutuality in God’s agency shown in raising Jesus up, and human agency in the remarkable courage and faith of women and men who were otherwise timid and cowardly. The disciples of Jesus stood up to powers in Jerusalem, in Rome and other parts of the world with deep resilience to serve those in need, and restore health and balance to the dignity of all human beings."


Read more »