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

Bishop's Writings

Approaching Epiphany

Saturday, January 6, 2018


Dear saints,

I hope you and your loved ones have had a restful and joyful Christmastide and a smooth entry into blustery 2018. The Feast of the Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Jan 1) is quickly followed by the Feast of the Epiphany (Jan 6)! Both are equally significant in that they encapsulate the Why—because Jesus saves us from ourselves—and the What—and that is why we invite, not convert, others to follow the Jesus Way or join the Jesus Movement. The star of our life, as the familiar song reminds us, is Jesus who calls us:

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Friends, here's my sincere prayer for you and your loved ones: "Happy Christmas!"

Friday, December 22, 2017

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Rejoice, Pray and Live Thankfully

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Dear saints,

We had a rich 86th Convention of the Diocese. We prayed, engaged, sang, gave, broke bread, celebrated, listened and learned together. Thank you all for your prayers. I thank the delegates, guests and all the leaders for their role in helping us do some good work together. All good wishes and prayers for our elected and appointed bodies as they organize themselves and help govern us. May we steward our relationships as leaders and followers of Christ who move forward together!

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A Note from Bishop Singh Regarding Sutherland Springs

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Dear saints,

God our refuge and strength,

You have bound us together in a common life:

Help us, in the midst of our present conflict

to confront one another without hatred or bitterness

to listen for your voice amid competing claims

and to work together with mutual forbearance and respect;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Page 202 A Prayer Book for Australia, The Anglican Church of Australia Trust Corporation.


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