House of Bishops

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September 28, 2004

We the bishops of the Episcopal Church, gathered in Spokane for our regular fall meeting, greet you in the name of Jesus Christ.

Our time together has reminded us of the words spoken at our ordination that our "heritage is the faith of patriarchs, prophets, apostles, and martyrs, and...

September 26, 2004

San Francisco author and essayist Richard Rodriguez challenged a gathering of 132 bishops to think "brown," as they meet here through September 27 to discuss reconciliation and communion.

The story of Christianity is the story of brown, the story of melded cultures and blended traditions...

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...

June 6, 2004

"No one is a child here." That was the poignant remark of a teenager in the Remember the Innocents Club in Bethlehem to a delegation of Episcopal bishops and spouses visiting Palestine and Israel May 6-14, 2004.

Under the guidance of Bishop Thomas Shaw of Massachusetts, Bishops Mark...

March 25, 2004

Conservative and traditionalist reactions to the House of Bishops’ Camp Allen plan for delegated episcopal pastoral oversight of dissenting congregations range from a promise to live within its spirit to a declaration that “the plan is inadequate and should be ignored.”

Bishops Robert...

March 24, 2004

The bishops of the Episcopal Church, meeting March 19-25 in Camp Allen, Texas, have pledged to work together "with generosity of spirit in order that the church might live the fullness of the gospel for the sake of the world."

In a communiqué released at the culmination of their annual...

March 23, 2004

[ENS] In response to the different points of view that exist in the dioceses and congregations of the Episcopal Church concerning issues of human sexuality, the House of Bishops, meeting March 19-25 in Camp Allen, Texas, have issued a document entitled “Caring for all the Churches.” The full...

March 23, 2004

After two and a half days of intensive conversation and prayer, the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops has released a plan for dealing with conflict between bishops and congregations entitled “Caring For All The Churches: A Response of the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church to an...

August 6, 2003

In the wake of marathon debates over sexuality and Anglican order, the bishops still had energy to spend two hours dissecting the church’s Title III canons on ministry late Thursday afternoon.

By unanimous vote, the bishops adopted the omnibus resolution (A111) from the Standing...

August 6, 2003

Episcopal representation on the committee charged with presenting a slate of candidates for the election the next presiding bishop in 2006 includes two bishops suffragan, one of whom is the only female and only black bishop to serve on the committee.

In its final action during the...

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