Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
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Pastoral statement on mass shooting in Buffalo from Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Pastoral statement on mass shooting in Buffalo from Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

May 16, 2022
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Presiding Bishop’s statement to Executive Council regarding 80th General Convention

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

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Bishop's Writing / Enews April 2022

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Dear Friends in Christ Jesus,

As I write, Covid is once again surging in our region. In the last few days, priests of the diocese and a member of the staff have tested positive for the virus. I urge you all to be cautious about in-person meetings and encourage masking for public worship. I remind you that the common cup is not authorized yet, and I hope we will continue to keep the needs of the vulnerable at the forefront of our thinking as we go about our ministries. I am taking a break from in-person meetings for a couple of weeks.

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An Easter Message from Bishop Lane

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

An Easter message from The Rt. Rev. Stephen Lane


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Bishop Lane's Lenten Message / Week 4

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

A Lenten message from Bishop Stephen Lane.  This is the fourth in a series of five messages.



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Bishop's Writing / Enews March 2022

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

As you are aware, our Covid Advisory Task Force has advised a relaxing of the requirements related to masks and social distancing for Sunday worship. This has inspired questions about the common cup. How soon can we return to the common cup?

The short answer is "soon." But before we get that advice from the Task Force, I want to say something about our communion tradition and habits.

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