Frank T. Griswold

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 11:15

Frank Tracy Griswold served as the 25th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church from 1998-2006.   Before becoming Presiding Bishop, Bishop Griswold was Bishop of Chicago (1987-1997) and Bishop Coadjutor of Chicago (1985-1987). He was ordained to...

Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 00:00

    Inasmuch as this sermon ad populum is an annual occurrence on or near the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, I am sure that across the years there has been a thorough exploration of all that the feast and the man himself have to...

Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - 19:00

I write these words aware that this is my last column for Episcopal Life. The last nine years have flown quickly by and have left me with a vast store of memories and reflections that I will sift and sort for quite some time. And since I believe...

Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 00:00

Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold presided and preached at St. John's Anglican Church in Notting Hill, London, on October 29, the last Sunday of his nine-year tenure as Presiding Bishop, chief pastor and Primate of the Episcopal Church. The full text...

Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 20:00

During October, we remember the life and witness of St. Francis of Assisi. In many congregations the observance includes the blessing of animals. Churches normally filled with the murmur of human voices find themselves enlivened by the various...

Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 20:00

One of my great privileges serving as your presiding bishop and primate, and indeed one of the things I will miss most once I relinquish this ministry in November, is my unusual opportunity to come to know something of how God acts in the lives of...

Friday, June 30, 2006 - 20:00

I write this shortly after the close of the General Convention as I continue to reflect upon the events of those full and demanding days in Columbus, Ohio. I now want to offer a few early observations. The first is that we are looking beyond...

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 20:00

Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold preached the homily at the morning Eucharist June 15 at General Convention in Columbus, Ohio. The text is available here: Homily preached at the General Convention's daily Eucharist Thursday, June 15, 2006 The Most...

Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 20:00

‘Let justice roll down like waters’ Being persons of justice “…the just man justices Keeps grace: that keeps all his goings graces; Acts in God’s eye what in God’s eye he is – Christ.” I have long pondered these words of Gerard Manley Hopkins, who...

Friday, March 31, 2006 - 19:00

“Let him Easter in us, be a dayspring to the dimness of us…” These words from a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins make a profound connection between Christ’s resurrection and our own. As we read the Gospels, we can see that the events in our Lord’s...

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