Frank T. Griswold

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

Articles

June 30, 2006

Essays, poems, open letters and a literary analysis by 26 contributors are collected in this tribute, the first such festschrift for a presiding bishop.

It lets the reader encounter outgoing Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold as others have encountered him: as an intellectual inquirer, an...

June 14, 2006

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 Rev. Frank T. Griswold

Today we...

April 30, 2006

‘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, in the way of a poet, points to...

March 31, 2006

“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 life that we call to mind in Holy Week and...

March 27, 2006

Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold has issued a statement in support of Senate action on immigration reform which creates more opportunities for immigrant workers to enter the United States legally and for those already here without legal status to regularize their status, rather than be detained...

March 27, 2006

Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold has issued a statement in support of Senate action on immigration reform which creates more opportunities for immigrant workers to enter the United States legally and for those already here without legal status to regularize their status, rather than be detained...

March 16, 2006

In an interview with Episcopal News Service, Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold speaks about the significance and importance of listening to the experiences of Anglicans throughout the world.

In a February letter to the primates and moderators of the Anglican Communion, Griswold conveyed...

February 28, 2006

A contemporary monk was asked by a group of retreatants who had come to his monastery what recommendations he could make for the observance of Lent. He replied, “To live in today’s world as a faithful person is enough of a discipline. There is no need to take on more.”

To remain a...

January 31, 2006

On the eve of the Epiphany, I traveled to Orlando, Fla., to take part in a gathering titled Weathering the Storms, which had been designed for bishops, diocesan staff, clergy and members of their families from the dioceses most directly affected by the devastating storms at the end of last...

December 31, 2005

Shortly after my wife and I were married, I bought a crèche set for us to display during the Christmas season. As I unwrapped each piece, I carefully examined the familiar figures of Mary and Joseph, shepherds, Wise Men and an abundance of sheep. What surprised me, however, was that there were...

Pages