Frank T. Griswold

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

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November 16, 2004

Just before Halloween, Phoebe and I, on a weekend away, drove down a familiar country road in New England. Comfortable-looking old white-clapboarded houses separated by broad lawns lined both sides of the road. Carved pumpkins sat on some of the doorsteps, and chrysanthemums lent a blaze of...

November 2, 2004

Having come through one of the most vitriolic and divisive election campaigns any of us has ever experienced, we now look ahead to the next four years and the continuing leadership of President Bush. For many of our fellow citizens this is a cause for rejoicing. For others it is an occasion for...

October 31, 2004

Since august, our newspapers and televisions screens have been filled with images showing palm trees snapped in two like pencils and houses ripped from their foundations and hurled hundreds of feet through the air as if they were toys. We have seen trailers and mobile homes reduced to rubble...

October 18, 2004

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

I write to you from London where I am attending a meeting of the Primates' Standing Committee. I have had a matter of hours to review the Report of the Lambeth Commission on Communion, thus I will now offer only some preliminary observations. It will take...

October 6, 2004

Griswold begins visit to Southwest Florida, Central Gulf Coast dioceses

From Staff Reports

With relief work continuing after recent hurricanes, residents of the Diocese of Southwest Florida and the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast will receive first-hand encouragement in their...

September 30, 2004

As you read this, we will have just observed the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels on Sept. 29. The Letter to the Hebrews points out that by welcoming strangers, many have welcomed angels without being aware of it. The writer has in mind a meeting with flesh-and-blood reality, which is the...

September 25, 2004

Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold preached at the Eucharist today at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Spokane, Washington, where the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church is meeting through September 28. The full text of the sermon follows:

The Cathedral of St. John the...

September 19, 2004

Following is full text of Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold's September 17 letter to all bishops of the Episcopal Church:

September 17, 2004

For the bishops

Dear brothers and sisters:

As you will recall, following the meeting of the primates last October the...

September 12, 2004

Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold preached at the 11:30 a.m. (EDT +5 hours) Eucharist today at St. Paul's Cathedral, London, having some months ago accepted an invitation from the Very Rev. John Moses, dean of St. Paul's. The full text of the sermon follows:

The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold...

September 9, 2004

In response to the devastating terrorist siege at a Russian school which ended in the deaths of at least 335 people -- most of them schoolchildren -- Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold sent a letter to His Holiness Alexey II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, expressing his "heartfelt...

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