Frank T. Griswold

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

Articles

April 5, 2004

A short time ago I went with a friend to see The Passion of the Christ, Mel Gibson’s film depicting the last twelve hours of Jesus’ earthly life. This film has received much attention, both positive and negative, from critics and the public. I have been struck by how many people...

March 22, 2004

Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold has written a letter thanking the Most Rev. Orlando Santos de Oliveira, Primate of the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil, for his March 16 letter regarding the participation of Bishop Robinson Cavalcanti of Recife, in northern Brazil, in a confirmation service...

March 15, 2004

Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold, Ohio Bishop J. Clark Grew II, and Ohio Bishop-elect Mark Hollingsworth Jr. responded sternly to five retired Episcopal bishops and a diocesan bishop from Brazil who confirmed 110 individuals at a service held March 14 in an Orthodox church in Akron, Ohio,...

March 8, 2004

At the conclusion of a meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) and Primates Joint Standing Committee held in Canterbury, England, last week, Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold found time to talk to the media about some of the issues currently facing the Anglican Communion and the...

January 21, 2004

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ:

It has been a little more than six years since my investiture as Presiding Bishop. Over these last days I have been asked frequently - both in gatherings of bishops, clergy and lay people, and by reporters - about my view of the "state of the...

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...

January 4, 2004

Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, "You are my Son, the Beloved, with you I am well pleased. Luke 3:21-22

On...

December 22, 2003

Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold joined 32 other Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders in announcing a new collaborative effort to mobilize broad public support in the pursuit of peace in the Middle East.

In letters to President George W. Bush and members of the Congress, the religious...

November 19, 2003

Advent, the season which begins the church year, is a time of waiting and expectation. During these weeks we prepare ourselves “in the time of this mortal life” for Christ’s coming among us. As the collect for the first Sunday in Advent makes plain, Christ coming among us has different...

November 17, 2003

The piercing wail of a newborn child shatters the silence of the night, and the peace of God which passes all understanding is unleashed upon a broken world. May that same peace be born in us and show forth in our lives, giving hope to those without hope and overcoming the hostilities that...

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