Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
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Bishop's Writings

From Bishop Singh: Trustees' Decision to Sell 935 East Avenue, Rochester

Thursday, June 2, 2016

I’m writing to update you on ongoing discernments related to Diocesan House, our administrative offices and chapel located at 935 East Avenue. For 15 months, the Building & Property Committee of Trustees, district representatives, treasurer and staff have been discussing potential alternative uses for Diocesan House, including options to sell and reimagine our offices in a new way. Thus far, the topic of Diocesan House use has been discussed at no fewer than 14 meetings; we are blessed with leadership who have engaged this issue as a serious matter involving the stewardship of our real, financial, human, and spiritual resources.

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On Climate, Farmworkers & New Americans

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Dear Friends,

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A Wholesome Lent

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Lent is our opportunity to engage some of life’s significant rhythms with a degree of intentionality.   In my opinion, life is a busy experiment with opportunities guided by a sense of joy and wonder in all of God’s works.  Life often is a heavy lift where we navigate human proclivities, our own and those of others that are not always noble.  While Sabbath is a weekly rhythm pointing to rest and rejuvenation, it is also a reminder that human agency is a contextual appropriation of incarnational giftedness limited in time and space.  Our actions and ideas are an extension of divine values th

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A Statement from Bishop Singh about the Primates' Meeting

Friday, January 15, 2016

I am grateful that the primatial communion continues to stay at the table. Their decision to sanction the Episcopal Church for her decision to change the marriage canon is painful. However, if the cost of upholding human personality is a sanctionable offence then I am happy to be part of a faith community that is deemed guilty of such an offence. While our unity is in Christ our differences also are in understanding the love of Christ. I pray that our unity thrives even while our differences are authentically contextual.

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