Frank T. Griswold

Frank Tracy Griswold served as the 25th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church from 1998-2006.

Articles

April 3, 2007

Former Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold and the Rev. Dr. Winfred Bagao Vergara, the Episcopal Church’s director of ethnic congregational development and Asian American missioner, are among those who will receive honorary degrees May 18 from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP)....

October 31, 2006

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 that my public ministry is far from over with the...

October 31, 2006

When Frank T. Griswold stepped into the pulpit of Washington National Cathedral on Jan. 10, 1998, the Episcopal Church was weathering widening fissures over the role of gays and lesbians in its life, pondering its next move following the narrow rejection by Lutherans of a full communion...

October 29, 2006

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 of Griswold's sermon follows:St. John's

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September 30, 2006

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 sounds, and other sensory manifestations, of the...

August 31, 2006

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 fellow Christians who are seeking, in a wide...

August 3, 2006

Sunday, August 6, 2006 -- the Feast of the Transfiguration -- marks 61 years since U.S. military forces dropped the devastating atomic bomb on Hiroshima in the interest of ending World War II. In the year since last summer's observance of the 60th anniversary of the bombing, Presiding Bishop...

July 21, 2006

Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold today called upon President Bush to “work with other world leaders to secure an immediate ceasefire in the violent conflict raging now between Hezbollah and Israel." In a letter sent by Churches for Middle East Peace, Griswold and other Christian leaders noted...

July 21, 2006

Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold today called upon President Bush to “work with other world leaders to secure an immediate ceasefire in the violent conflict raging now between Hezbollah and Israel." In a letter sent by Churches for Middle East Peace, Griswold and other Christian leaders noted...

June 30, 2006

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 ourselves and are actively engaged in God’s...

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