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

Bishop's Writings

To follow this paradoxical Christ is to learn to be bridge builders

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Dear saints,

I write to you as I head to Kanuga, a retreat spot in Hendersonville, North Carolina, for the spring House of Bishops meeting.

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We will overcome evil with good

Monday, March 6, 2017

Hate is hate and cannot be interpreted as anything but a violation of the God-given dignity each of person has. This is regardless of what we are blessed with as embodiments of a confluence of identities. We are grieved by several thoughts and acts of hate in recent days punctuated by the killing of South Asian engineer in Kansas City, and the desecration of Jewish cemeteries across the country — including one in Rochester.

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Essay: Our Unity is in God

Thursday, February 2, 2017

These are challenging times need more than simplistic solutions and mere group sessions, which can be helpful, but are never sufficient. 

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2016 Christmas Message

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Greetings friends, Christmas is a time when there's so much beauty in the air that is gentle: the ornaments that we have on our trees, the wondrous ways in which we try to encourage one another, gathering in places of comfort, eating comfort food and food that helps bring us together.

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