Frank Tracy Griswold III

The 25th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.

Frank T. Griswold

'The difficulties… are at heart pastoral': The Presiding Bishop's statement on the conflict at Church of the Good Shepherd

September 6, 2002

For more than a year I have sought to resolve the impasse between the Bishop and Standing Committee of the Diocese of Pennsylvania and the rector and vestry of the […]

The Presiding Bishop's statement on military action against Iraq

September 6, 2002

Our nation is now engaged in a debate about the wisdom of military action designed to remove Saddam Hussein from power. The choices made now will set in motion events […]

One Year Later, Continuing to Make Meaning

August 13, 2002

One year later, our thoughts inevitably turn to that dazzlingly beautiful Tuesday morning of September 11, 2001, which in moments was brutally transformed by destruction and death. In a variety […]

Remembering September 11, 2001

August 1, 2002

The Presiding Bishop was asked to write a prayer that could be used in observances of the anniversary of September 11, 2001, perhaps at the conclusion of the Prayers of […]

A Statement on the appointment of Rowan Williams as the next Archbishop of Canterbury

July 15, 2002

I am very pleased with the appointment of Rowan Williams to be the next Archbishop of Canterbury. He is well known and highly respected across the Anglican Communion, in ecumenical […]

And what is 'church'? Looking beyond institutional forms

June 19, 2002

I am frequently asked about “the state of the church.” People who ask this question usually want to know about the health of the institution. While important, our institutional forms […]

Presiding Bishop’s Episcopal News Service Interview about the Primates Meeting

May 3, 2002

by Jan Nunley 5/3/2002‘The life of the church has never been separate from the life of the world’ The spiritual leaders of 35 of the 38 provinces of the Anglican […]

Pondering the Mystery: Questions for the Great Fifty Days

May 2, 2002

In our liturgical year Easter isn’t just one day but a season of fifty days leading up to Pentecost. During these days we are invited to ponder and appropriate the […]

Text of Presiding Bishop's letters to Bush, Powell

April 5, 2002

April 5, 2002 The Honorable George W. Bush President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: Amid the terrible surge […]

Presiding Bishop calls for intervention by United Nations in Middle East

April 1, 2002

The current round of violence in Israel and the occupied territories has brought the crisis to its lowest and most dangerous ebb in many years. Neither the present unconscionable round […]

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