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



Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Continuing the invitation to connect The Way of Love, Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life more deeply to the Liturgical Year, The Episcopal Church offers free, downloadable resources for congregations, dioceses, and communities of faith this Easter.

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You're Invited - Renewal of Vows / April 13

Friday, March 29, 2019

For the first time, the annual Lenten Renewal of Vows service includes the renewal of Baptismal vows for our Laity. 

This will be open to clergy, and also all who are baptized in our Diocese!

WHEN:  Saturday, April 13, 2019


WHERE:   St. Peter's, Henrietta

Lunch to follow - Please REGISTER if you plan on staying for lunch!

Telephone: Call Kristy 585-473-2985, leave your name and how many in your group.

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Ashes To Go

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Rev. Keith Patterson of St. Luke's and  St. Simon's braved the snowy streets of downtown Rochester to administer ashes to go.  Rev. Keith explains there is more to the offering than you might think.  Press the play button and find out!

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11th Annual Ecumenical Good Friday Cross Walk April 19th

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

11th Annual Ecumenical Good Friday Cross Walk April 19th. 

Gather at 8:45am at Aenon Baptist Church

175 Genesee St. 

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Pancake Races! VIDEO

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

This past Sunday St. Paul's Rochester hosted the running of the clerics! This is an annual pancake race in our diocese in preparation for shrove Tuesday and a Holy Lent.  Competitors raced around a gym while flipping a pancake in their frying pan.  Rev. Padraic Collins-Bohrer served as referee, and Rev. Catherine Tatem served some delicious gumbo after the races.  Donations from each competitor were awarded to the charity of the winning priest.  

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This Saturday April 13!

Friday, March 1, 2019

Dear all,
I’d like to welcome you to the first Arts@Ascension Festival happening this Spring at Church of the Ascension, Rochester, NY. The Arts festival this year will feature a great number of events, ranging from an orchestral concert, an organ recital by Prof. Nathan Laube of the Eastman School of Music, services for Easter and Ascension Day, an event in collaboration with the American Guild of Organists and more. In particular, I hope the below event will be of interest to all of you, initially.

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