Frank T. Griswold

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

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August 31, 2004

The somewhat slower pace that characterizes summer is speeding up as autumn descends upon us and we begin again the round of activities that constitute our congregational life. This seems to me an opportune moment to reflect upon what most deeply shapes and forms us as authentic communities of...

June 22, 2004

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ:

The last weeks of the Easter Season and first weeks of Pentecost for me have been particularly rich and full. I preached at the commencements of the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest and the Virginia Theological Seminary. As well, I...

June 18, 2004

On the afternoon of June 15 I met with members of the Lambeth Commission under the chairmanship of the Most Rev. Robin Eames, Primate of All Ireland. Participating with me in this conversation were: the Very Rev. George Werner, President of the House of Deputies; the Rt. Rev. Arthur Williams,...

June 14, 2004

In his opening comments to the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church, meeting June 11-14 in Burlington, Vermont, Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold reviewed his extensive travel around the church and the Anglican Communion in recent days, reporting that "everywhere I've been I have found...

June 7, 2004

Andrew S. Hutchison, former Archbishop of Montreal, was officially installed as the 12th Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada June 4 at Christ's Church Cathedral in Hamilton, Ontario. The ceremony marked the conclusion of the 37th General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, held May 28...

May 31, 2004

ON MAY 30 we mark the end of the Great 50 Days of Easter with the Feast of Pentecost, which celebrates the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the infant church. The ending takes us back to the beginning, as one of the gospel readings for the day relates the risen Christ’s encounter on the first...

May 21, 2004

Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold urged graduates to "give root room to the Holy Spirit" and nurture a companionship with Christ through prayer during his sermon at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest's commencement May 18. "Without an intimate and enduring companionship with the risen Christ...

April 26, 2004

The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold, announced April 26 the appointment of the Very Rev. James B. Lemler as Director of Mission, expressing confidence that the right person had been found for the position. “I am delighted and pleased that Dean Lemler...

April 15, 2004

The Most Rev. Frank Griswold will preach the sermon during the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest's commencement May 18.

Presiding Bishop Griswold, the Very Rev. Durstan McDonald, dean-emeritus of the seminary, and Lucy Nazro, veteran Episcopalian educator, will receive the honorary...

April 12, 2004

"May is Mary's month, and I / Muse at that and wonder why…" Thus wrote the Jesuit poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins, who connected Mary's motherhood with nature's motherhood revealed in Spring.

In the Catholic tradition, which shaped Hopkins's poetry, Mary is a living and familiar presence...

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