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


Albany bishop Rejects General Convention Compromise on Gay Marriage, refuses to Allow Rites

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] Albany Bishop William Love, in a Nov. 10 pastoral letter to his diocese, forcefully condemned the Episcopal Church’s adoption of same-sex marriage rites, vowed to reject a General Convention resolution intended to offer the rites in all dioceses and suggested Episcopalians in his diocese would leave the church if his directive were overturned.

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Presiding Bishop’s statement on Albany's Bishop William Love’s Pastoral Letter and Directive

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

November 12, 2018
 Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has issued the following statement:
 I have read the recent statement from Bishop Bill Love of the Diocese of Albany and am aware of the deep hurt on all sides of the issues it addresses. I have been, and will continue to be, in conversation with Bishop Love about this matter. Along with other leaders in The Episcopal Church, I am assessing the implications of the statement and will make determinations about appropriate actions soon.

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New REACH Home

Friday, November 9, 2018

The 2018-2019 REACH Home will open in mid-November. You are invited to an Open House on Saturday, November 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 102 N. Union Street, Rochester. All are welcome.  

Please consider bringing something from our “Needs List” that is included in this Newsletter.  Please note parking is very limited and we ask you to park on Union Street or on side streets nearby.

On Sunday, November 18 we will be open to welcome guests.

Our Personnel Committee has now named a House Manager for this year and is currently filling all of the staff positions.

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Goodness To Go

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Bishop Prince Singh spent and evening with our friends at The Sisters of Saint Joseph Motherhouse, on behalf of the Greater Rochester Community of Churches.  Bishop Singh shared his inspiring words on "Goodness to Go - finding our breath in today's world."  Attendees also spent time in workshops, sharing stories within groups, and reflecting on how the goodness in others have shaped their lives.  Bishop Singh continues to share his message of seeing the face of God in others, in our beloved communities!

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Renewal of Ministry and Welcome of a New Rector Service

Saturday, November 3, 2018

A wonderful celebration and renewal of Ministry Service for the Rev. Keith Patterson at Two Saints today.  With The Rt. Rev. Prince Singh, Canon Johnnie Ross and many priests from our Diocese.


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Celebrating the Saints of CRCDS

Thursday, November 1, 2018



Celebrating the Saints of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, in the Samuel Colgate Memorial Chapel.

Bishop Singh, Homilist.

The Very Rev. Chris Streeter, Gospel

The Rev. Cynthia Rasmussen and Director of Anglican Studies Program, Celebrant.

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