Frank T. Griswold

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

Articles

October 14, 2003

I have been traveling a great deal in these last weeks, including to two consecrations, a diocesan visitation, and a retreat for Diocesan Jubilee Officers. Everywhere I go people ask me the same question: “How are you?” They want to know something of my thoughts and feelings during these very...

October 14, 2003

The Rt. Rev. Stephen H. JeckoBishop of Florida325 Market StreetJacksonville, FL 32202-2796 Dear Steve: As I said in my October 9 letter to the clergy, "the Presiding Bishop's ministry extends to the whole church and transcends divergent points of view." Echoing the words of Archbishop Helder...

October 8, 2003

In an October 3 letter to bishops of the Episcopal Church, Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold expressed his gratitude for their "pastoral sensitivities, wisdom and grace-filled leadership" in what he described as "very unsettling and uncertain days."

"Regardless of your own views about...

October 3, 2003

On October 1 the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine withdrew its invitation for the Episcopal Diocese of Florida to use one of its churches for the consecration of its new bishop, citing comments that Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold made recently on sexuality issues facing the church....

September 25, 2003

Recently I spent several days at a Benedictine monastery in upstate New York. I have known the community there for the last 39 years, and its hospitality and brotherly affection have been an anchor in the various seasons of my life and ministry. As the events of our recent General Convention...

September 15, 2003

A group of 10 Episcopal bishops from across the spectrum of views on human sexuality met with Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold in New York September 10-11 to discuss local reaction to General Convention's decisions about the election of an openly gay bishop and the blessing of same-gender...

August 24, 2003

In letters to the other 37 primates of the Anglican Communion and to the clergy of the Episcopal Church USA, Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold offered his perspectives on some of the controversial actions of the Minneapolis General Convention—and he committed himself to “helping our church to...

August 8, 2003

On this, the last day of this General Convention, the Church invites us to call to mind St. Dominic, who in the early years of the 13th, century founded the Order of Preachers: a brotherhood whose whole purpose was to proclaim, by word and example, the good news of God in Christ: to speak not...

August 7, 2003

In the 10 days of intense dialogue and debate Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold is encouraged by the “incredible energy” generated by the “multiple realities” of the Episcopal Church meeting as a General Convention.

At the daily Eucharists he has been struck by the variety of experiences...

July 31, 2003

On the eve of what promises to be historic debate on the Episcopal Church’s doctrine and order, Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold emphasized the importance of listening to the church’s “diverse center” in the convention’s opening news conference.

“One thing I am deeply aware of in our...

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