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


Presiding Bishop Michael Bruce Curry comes to Rochester this November!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

This November, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Bruce Curry will be present at several public forums and worship services in the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester. A native of Buffalo, Curry graduated from Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva and earned a Master of Divinity degree in 1978 from Yale University. Before becoming presiding bishop, he served as the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina. He is the author of Crazy Christians: A Call to Follow Jesus.

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The Rev. Jimmie Sue Deppe installed in Gates

Friday, July 29, 2016

The parishioners of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, Gates, and the wider community of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester came together on Sunday, July 10, 2016, in celebration of the installation of Rev. Jimmie Sue Deppe as the parish’s new rector. This special service was led by Bishop Prince Singh. The ladies of the parish hosted a joyful reception for everyone afterwards.

The Rev. Bryan Cones delivered the sermon, which is below.

Numbers 11:16-17, 24-25
Romans 12:1-18
Luke 10:1-2

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Meet the Nominees for Elected Office: 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Dear delegates and alternates - meet the nominees for elected office! We will hold elections at Convention 85 on Nov. 5, 2016.

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Diocese Calls Canon to the Ordinary

Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Episcopal Diocese of Rochester has called a Canon to the Ordinary. The Rev. Canon Johnnie E. Ross, who for the past eight years has served as rector of St. Raphael Episcopal Church in Lexington, Kentucky, will officially join the Diocese of Rochester on August 15.

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RFP: Broker Services for 935 East Ave., Rochester

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Criteria for Broker Selection: 935 East Ave., Rochester Extensive experience marketing both residential and commercial properties Successful track-record of sales of similar properties in the area Well developed, thoughtful and innovative marketing plan Expertise in dealing with historic districts and property developers Fee structure

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A Litany after the Orlando Massacre

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

June 12, 2016

O God, in whose image all people are made,

Have mercy on us.

O Jesus, healer and lover of all souls,

Have mercy on us.

O Holy Spirit, source of courage and hope,

Have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, divine community, gather us as one,

Have mercy on us.

We weep as Rachel for her children,

Hear our prayer.

We weep for the innocent victims of Orlando and everywhere,

Hear our prayer.

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