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

Bishop's Writings

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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Epiphany & Baptism

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Whenever we live into the abundant Joy of the Lord, we do so not because everything is as it should be but because we know by faith that with Christ beside us, all will be well. If joy is a chronic stranger, we may need to examine who we are hanging out with and make some changes because as with grief, joy is infectious.

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Christmas Message from Bishop Singh

Monday, December 21, 2015

The Apostle John in his gospel has Jesus reminding us of how incredibly gifted we are when God, the eternal Word, becomes flesh in Jesus. And the Apostle John goes on to say to all who received him, he gave power to become children of God.

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