Frank Tracy Griswold III

The 25th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.

Frank T. Griswold

For the Primates of the Anglican Communion

January 30, 2000

My dear brothers: I have been profoundly disturbed by the caricature that has been presented of the Episcopal Church in the United States as being disregarding of scripture and the […]

Statement of the Presiding Bishop and the President of the House of Deputies

January 18, 2000

Upon our recommendation, the Executive Council today voted unanimously to make an important change in some of its arrangements for the holding of the General Convention in Denver this July. […]

Presiding Bishop’s Christmas Message

December 25, 1999

Incarnation is God's shocking insistence that flesh and blood like ours be the medium of God's Word.   No abstraction, no lofty vision, no finely wrought dogma, no sacred tradition […]

The Presiding Bishop's Christmas 1999 Message

November 21, 1999

We move along, through days and years, trying to be faithful. Yet, for all our prayers, our pondering of scripture and our participation in the sacraments and life of the […]

Human Rights for Homosexual Persons

October 8, 1999

I have read with alarm and deep concern accounts of statements by the presidents of Kenya, Uganda, and Zimbabwe which have become a provocation for the harassment and persecution of […]

Reflections on Jubilee

October 1, 1999

The concept of jubilee has caught on in the popular imagination – or at least is taking root in the consciousness of faith communities. It brings with it the notion […]

Invitation to a Celebration of the NEW Theological Education

October 1, 1999

Dear Friends in Christ, When did you last learn or teach something new about God? At home in Bethany, Mary sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching, […]

Suffering, Love, and a Grateful Heart

July 13, 1999

On July 17 in Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, Bishop Griswold preached at a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Diocese of California. He had just returned from an ecumenical […]

Prayer for Persons affected by HIV & AIDS

July 1, 1999

Dear friends in Christ: Informed by new trends in the HIV/AIDS pandemic by the Executive Council's committee on HIV/AIDS, I am moved to invite our congregations to a time of […]

The Spirit Calls us to Communion

July 1, 1999

There is a phrase in the fourth chapter of the Epistle to the Ephesians: Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God with which you are marked with the seal […]

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