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

Bishop's Writings

Love came down at Christmas

Monday, December 1, 2008

Dear saints,

Love all lovely, love divine; Love was born at Christmas: Star and angels gave the sign.

These precious lines, from a hymn by Christina Rossetti, are packed with wholesome meanings that point to possibilities. We are invited to wait and listen during Advent and to journey to Christmas as we consider love. We are reminded of star and angels as sign. While the DOW and NASDAQ are signs that point to market trends, stars and angels point to love.

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Be kind to yourself and patient with one another

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Dear saints,

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A saint is someone the light shines through

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Dear saints,

Greetings in Christ, our eternal hope! Thank you for a memorable first convention with you. The loveliness of gathering as a family was incredibly precious and energizing. Thank you again for the genuine warmth of your reception to us as a family.

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77th Annual Convention Sermon: We are the ones we've been waiting for

Saturday, October 25, 2008

WE ARE THE ONES WE’VE BEEN WAITIN’ FOR…. She was a single mother working as a social worker at the YWCA where she coordinated the adult literacy project. Her two boys 17 and 13 had recently moved in with her after staying with their grandmother for two years. They had been forced to move in with their grandma because their dad had walked out on them leaving them with little more than the clothes they were wearing. The house they had moved into was on a city highway.

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