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January 11, 2004

The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold Presiding Bishop and Primate The Episcopal Church, USA The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter & Saint Paul Washington, D.C. January 11, 2004 The Baptism of Our Lord

Readings: Isaiah 42; 1-9 Acts 10:34-38 Luke 3:15-16, 21-22

Six years ago...

December 22, 2003

The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop met recently in New Jersey to organize itself to begin its work in preparation for the next General Convention.

There are nine bishops, nine priests, and nine lay people on the committee, elected at the Minneapolis...

October 9, 2003

My initial response to the meeting of the American Anglican Council just ending is that, regardless of what has been said or concluded, those gathered in Dallas are our brothers and sisters in Christ. Baptism establishes an indissoluble bond between those who are baptized and the Risen Christ....

October 8, 2003

In an October 3 letter to bishops of the Episcopal Church, Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold expressed his gratitude for their "pastoral sensitivities, wisdom and grace-filled leadership" in what he described as "very unsettling and uncertain days."

"Regardless of your own views about...

January 12, 2003

Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold Presiding Bishop and Primate The Episcopal Church, USA

January 12, 2003

Five years ago, on the morning of January 10, 1998, I stood in this pulpit. It was a Saturday, and the day before we observed –...

October 29, 2002

"Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."€ At the conclusion of a recent meeting of the House of Bishops in Cleveland, Ohio, these haunting words from W. B. Yeats'€™s poem The Second Coming came vividly to mind, not because they were true but because I had just experienced the exact...

September 18, 2002

Near the end of World War II a German Jesuit, Father Alfred Delp, was imprisoned for envisioning a new social order for Germany. His vision was grounded in the principles of the gospel and therefore was a repudiation of the myths and fictions of Nazism. While awaiting his death he wrote a...

September 6, 2002

For more than a year I have sought to resolve the impasse between the Bishop and Standing Committee of the Diocese of Pennsylvania and the rector and vestry of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Rosemont. Although I have no canonical authority in this diocesan matter, I have employed every means...

October 1, 2001

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ:

After 20 years of living with HIV/AIDS, we as members of the Body of Christ continue to face the challenge of this life-destroying disease in our congregations, our communities, and the world. Estimates prepared for the United Nations General...

September 11, 2001

Thank you for the many expressions we are receiving of support and concern. We are safe and exceedingly mindful of the tragedy that is happening in another part of New York and also in Washington.

The Church Center community has gathered to support one another and to pray for all those...

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