Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
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Bishop's Writings

Anti-Racism Committee Brainstorming on Sept. 27

Thursday, September 3, 2015

We could use your help, your ideas and your leadership to join the Anti-Racism Committee and me as we prayerfully and thoughtfully plan and live into this pilgrimage year of repentance, reconciliation and healing that will culminate in an amazing Diocesan Convention liturgy of 2016.

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The Rev. Barbara M. Humphrey

Friday, July 10, 2015

I write with deep sadness to inform you of the death of the Rev. Barbara M. Humphrey on July 8, 2015. Barbara is survived by her beloved husband, Paul, children and grandchildren.

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Mrs. Eileen Denise Yarbrough

Friday, June 19, 2015

I write with deep sadness to inform you of the death of Mrs. Eileen Denise Yarbrough on June 17, 2015. Mrs. Yarbrough is survived by her husband, John Yarbrough; daughter, the Rev. Canon Dr. C. Denise Yarbrough; and grandchildren, Bonnie Turner and Robert Turner.

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Prayer for Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Charleston, S.C.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

We grieve with our beloved sisters and brothers who were brutally killed in Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, one of the nation's oldest black churches, on Wednesday evening. I invite you to pause, reflect, pray and act peaceably to overcome all manifestations of violence. Let us pray:

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