Frank Tracy Griswold III

The 25th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.

Frank T. Griswold

St. John Baptist’s Day, Magdalen College, Oxford

July 24, 2008

Inasmuch as this sermon ad populum is an annual occurrence on or near the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, I am sure that across the years there has been a thorough exploration of all that the feast and the man himself have to reveal and teach us. Therefore, it is with […]

Salisbury Cathedral Sermon – Saturday June 28, 2008

July 24, 2008

Isaiah 61: 1 – 3a 2 Corinthians 5: 17 – 6: 2 John 20: 19 – 23           “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,” cries the prophet Isaiah in our first reading. It is not that the prophet, after calm and careful consideration, has decided to speak on the Lord’s behalf, rather he has […]

Church Divinity School of the Pacific Commencement Eucharist

May 18, 2007

Ezekiel 36:24-28Psalm 27Romans 8:14-17Mark 10: 13-16 It is a great joy and privilege to be with you, and to be invited to become part of the CDSP community. I am very grateful to you all for this honor. Let me begin with the words of another bishop, St. Augustine of Hippo: “For you, I am […]

Encountered by the Word

November 1, 2006

I write these words aware that this is my last column for Episcopal Life. The last nine years have flown quickly by and have left me with a vast store of memories and reflections that I will sift and sort for quite some time. And since I believe that my public ministry is far from […]

Presiding Bishop preaches in London

October 29, 2006

Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold presided and preached at St. John's Anglican Church in Notting Hill, London, on October 29, the last Sunday of his nine-year tenure as Presiding Bishop, chief pastor and Primate of the Episcopal Church. The full text of Griswold's sermon follows:St. John's Notting Hill October 29, 2006 The Most Rev. Frank T. […]

Presiding Bishop’s statement on the death of Bishop Ramento

October 12, 2006

It is with deep sadness and concern that I have learned about the brutal murder of Bishop Alberto Ramento of Tarlac, former Obispo Maximo of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI), with whom the Episcopal Church shares a relationship of full communion. Bishop Ramento was found stabbed to death at his rectory on the morning of […]

More than a garden statue

October 1, 2006

During October, we remember the life and witness of St. Francis of Assisi. In many congregations the observance includes the blessing of animals. Churches normally filled with the murmur of human voices find themselves enlivened by the various sounds, and other sensory manifestations, of the animal kingdom. As expressive of the compassionate spirit of St. […]

Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold: A reflection on the Millennium Development Goals

September 21, 2006

The Church’s engagement in the fight to end global poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals stems not from a vague sense of care for the poor, but rather from our faith in a God whose deepest desire is communion with and between all people. From that perspective, I’d like to reflect for a few […]

Presiding Bishop’s message for the fifth anniversary of 9/11

September 8, 2006

On a brilliantly clear Tuesday morning five years ago the peace and security many of us took for granted were suddenly shattered.  Even as the tragic events of September 11, 2001 ended the way we had looked at the world, they challenged us to see ourselves in a new way. That afternoon, as streams of […]

A mysterious gift

September 1, 2006

One of my great privileges serving as your presiding bishop and primate, and indeed one of the things I will miss most once I relinquish this ministry in November, is my unusual opportunity to come to know something of how God acts in the lives of fellow Christians who are seeking, in a wide variety […]

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