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

Bishop's Writings

As you enter the season of Lent, engage the reality of Good Friday

Sunday, March 1, 2009

February 2 marked the first anniversary of my election as your bishop. Much has happened since then to all of us. I am grateful to my family for their faith in God and me in moving out of a comfortable and mostly warmer suburb of New Jersey to this amazing winter wonderland. Winter is bleak here, isn’t it?! What have I been up to since I came to be your Ordinary, which incidentally is one my favorite titles for a bishop?

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Special opportunities to strengthen our bonds of affection

Friday, February 6, 2009

Dear Friends,

Greetings! I hope you are taking care of yourself, especially during these times of stress, anxiety and general malaise accentuated by the economic depression around us.

I would like to bring to your attention the following special opportunities to strengthen our bonds of affection, which is a meaningful thing to do during this time.

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Epiphany draws us out of our parochial ties

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Dear Saints,

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Who will heal our broken world?

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Dear saints,

Hard to believe it is the year 2009. Many who began previous years with us are not with us. Many others, friends and strangers, have joined us unexpectedly; some have even blessed our journey and allowed us to bless theirs. I look back at last year mostly with awe. From the “walkabouts” in January to the election in February to the consecration in May, it all seems surreal most of the time. It is clear, however, that I consider it a privilege to succeed the good Bishop McKelvey to be your bishop in these challenging times.

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