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


Letter to City of Rochester Officials

Friday, February 5, 2021

In response to the incident last week with the Rochester police officers handcuffing and pepper spraying the 9 year-old girl, area faith leaders including those in our Diocese addressed their concerns in this letter to the City of Rochester’s Interim Police Chief Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan, Mayor Lovely A. Warren, and City Council President Loretta C. Scott.

You can read the letter HERE.

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Diocesan Check-in with Bishop Singh 2/4/21

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Regular diocesan check-in recorded on Zoom.  Here's the recording in case you missed it!

This week's check-in was facilitated by the Thriving in the COVID World Task Force.



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Friday, January 29, 2021


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Diocesan Dean Reports for Convention 89

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Diocesan Dean for Liturgy and Formation, Annual Report Fr. Billy Daniel

The role of the Diocesan Dean for Liturgy and Formation is to nurture leadership and facilitate growth in the areas of liturgical practice and spiritual formation, with particular attention to Diocesan-wide liturgies and formation for children, youth and young adults.

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You're invited!

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Dear saints,

I invite you to join us for this year’s Diocesan Ash Wednesday service online when we will celebrate Absalom Jones, February 17, from 7 to 8 PM! Our Preacher will be Rev. Nita Byrd, Chaplain and Dean for Spiritual Engagement at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The music and liturgy will glorify God in celebration of Blessed Absalom. I promise you; it will be worth gathering around your computer with your loved ones for hope, joy, and inspiration as we prepare for a holy Lent. This will be the first all diocesan liturgy of 2021.

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You're invited - Book Study / Unsettling Truths

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Dear friends,

Many of you attended the October 24th diocesan presentation of "Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery" with authors Mark Charles and Soong- Chan Rah. The presentation allowed for a little bit of Q & A in the chat room, but some of us are looking for more in- depth conversation about the book.

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