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

Bishop's Writings

The Church at the crossroads of our time

Friday, May 1, 2009

Dear saints,

Easter is yet another reminder of the possibility of new life, including for the Church. Our culture, which used to be driven primarily by a civic faith where people went to church because that was the norm, is increasingly not that way anymore. This is one of the reasons the Church of the 21st century has to get into the crossroads of our time: the Internet.

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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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