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

Bishop's Writings

Safe Church Training

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Published September, 2019

Dear saints,
In light of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester's announcement to file for bankruptcy, I write to address the serious issue of sexual harassment and assault, which is a sin. The sin lies solely on the perpetrator. Such behavior fails to respect the inherent dignity of each person as created in the image of God. However, 

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Fall Reflection / Return from Sabbatical

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Published September, 2019

Dear friends,

I am back! Thank you for making it possible for me to take some time off for a sabbatical. I spent most of my time in India at an Ayurvedic retreat center in meditation, yoga and such, and a good chunk of time with my mother being spoiled by her cooking while learning to play the mirudhangam, a south Indian drum. Finally, 

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Season of Pentecost

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Published June, 2019

Dear friends,

Greetings in this season of Pentecost when we are strengthened by the Spirit who helps us revere the "strangers" among us for God's Spirit and gifts in them! I am encouraged by the fact that invisible people are valued and lifted in our state! The Farmworkers Bill of Rights has the excellent potential of passing! The Green Light Bill was just signed into law. It gives access to driver's license for all New Yorkers regardless of immigration status!

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Annual Bishop's Appeal

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Published May, 2019

In Matthew chapter 4, Jesus says to his beloved community of disciples, “Come, follow me, and I will send you out to fish for people.” Jesus continues to call us to come, be transformed and then go out to invest in people. Thank you for your support of transformational mission and ministry in and through the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester! Your support by your presence, your talents, your time,

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