Frank Tracy Griswold III

The 25th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.

Frank T. Griswold

Morning of Prayer Friday, August 1, 2003

August 1, 2003

In Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself or again, from the letter to the Colossians, “…through [Christ] God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or heaven through the blood of his cross.”  In other words, reconciliation is a fact, an act of God, something that has already occurred. […]

Morning Eucharist Tuesday, July 30, 2003

July 30, 2003

To be baptized into Christ, to be clothed with Christ, to belong to Christ is, in the words of St. Paul, to be set free from the imprisoning divisions that set us one against another, “there is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male or […]

Text of presiding bishop's orientation address

July 29, 2003

Presentation to General Convention The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold My dear brothers and sisters: we have long anticipated this moment, this privileged time during which we will seek, as best we can – knowing we are fallible and finite human beings – to discern God’s desire for this curious yet wonderful household we call […]

PB Primates letter

July 22, 2003

For the Primates of the Anglican Communion My dear brothers in Christ: I write you on the eve of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to let you know some of what is on my mind and heart during these days of prayer and preparation. I am aware that earlier this […]

Encountering Christ: Some Ruminations on Context

July 3, 2003

One of my privileges is to represent our church around the Anglican Communion. I have learned from these visitations that the contexts in which we as Anglican Christians seek to express fidelity to Christ are vastly different and thus call for different responses. The sense of hope of our brothers and sisters in the midst […]

The Presiding Bishop writes to the bishops before General Convention

June 13, 2003

June 12, 2003 For all bishops Dear brothers and sisters: General Convention is almost here and its theme, Engage God's Mission, draws upon energies and commitment evident around our church. We will be building on work in which we as a House of Bishops have been engaged for some time, particularly since our fall meeting […]

A Message from the Presiding Bishop on HIV / AIDS

June 10, 2003

October 31st, 2000 Dear brothers and sisters in Christ: For many years now the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church has asked congregations to set aside time each autumn for a Day of Prayer for Persons affected by HIV/AIDS and for all who have died of this disease. I commend those who have participated in […]

Toward General Convention

June 3, 2003

AS THIS ISSUE of Episcopal Life makes plain, preparations are well underway for the 74th General Convention. The Blue Book, official reports to the General Convention, has been carefully compiled, printed and circulated. Hotel and travel reservations have been made. And around the church, bishops, deputies and other interested people are meeting to discuss the […]

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Savior

June 3, 2003

by The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold, III Presiding Bishop and Primate, The Episcopal Church The flourishing of a community is intimately connected to the ability of its members to tell their stories, and to listen to the stories of one another. Our own Episcopal Church community bears witness to this. A common understanding of […]

We are one in the Spirit: The Challenge of Pentecost

May 22, 2003

We are now in the season of Pentecost, having moved through the Great Fifty Days of Easter which culminated on May 20 with the celebration of the day of Pentecost. Well I remember from my own experiences as a parish priest, and then a bishop making visitations, the energy that went into celebrating Pentecost. Children […]

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