House of Bishops

Articles

September 25, 2005

My brothers and sisters in Christ, it is a great joy for me and my fellow bishops and their spouses to be here in the Diocese of Puerto Rico. We are grateful to your Bishop David Alvarez and his wife Maryleen for their invitation. We are profoundly impressed by the many ministries and services...

March 15, 2005

The House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church adopted, by nearly unanimous vote late this afternoon, "A Covenant Statement" that includes "a provisional measure to contribute to a time for healing and for the educational process called for in the Windsor Report" (full text of Covenant Statement...

March 14, 2005

Urging full protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church on March 14 adopted a resolution calling upon the U.S. Senate to oppose opening the pristine region to exploration for oil and gas.

Alaska Bishop Mark McDonald, a leading voice for...

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...

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