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

Bishop's Writings

Vote, Pray, Love!

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Posted October 22, 2020

Our elder in this Diocese, our senior-most Priest, has gone home to his maker! Rev. Richard Henshaw died on Friday. He was 99. May he Rest in Peace and be Raised in Glory!

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Presence, Protest, Praise: spiritual currency

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Posted: September 16, 2020

Dear saints,

As we gingerly regather in person, we do so with the clarity that we can make responsible decisions every moment of every day. We wash our hands, keep our distance in public, avoid unsafe crowding, wear a mask, test when possible and when in doubt, stay at home. Schools and colleges, hospitals, and nursing homes are opening up more. We are grateful for all the sacrifice and faithfulness.

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Reflections / Enews

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Posted:  August 20, 2020

Dear saints,

India is an ancient civilization with time tested virtues and defects. As with most aspirational nuggets, a virtue mined out of an ancient anthology of poems in my mother tongue, Tamil seems relevant. Kaniyan Poongundranar, in Purananru wrote these words 3000 years ago, யாதும் ஊரே யாவரும் ரேளிர்—yaadhum oore yaavarum kelir, which means, “I am a world citizen, and everyone is my own kith and kin.”

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Christ's Presence in the Sacrament

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

July 18, 2020

Dear friends,
 
I want to personally thank you for your faithfulness in navigating this season of COVID-19 to the best of your ability. You have shown courage, creativity, and flexibility. Accompanying the faithful, you stepped into uncharted territory with trepidation, but also with curiosity. Together, you helped navigate challenges...

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