Frank Tracy Griswold III

The 25th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.

Frank T. Griswold

Comment from the Presiding Bishop on September meeting

August 22, 2006

Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold has issued a statement of clarification regarding a group of bishops who will meet in New York in the first half of September “as an opportunity for those of differing perspectives to come together in a spirit of mutual respect to exchange views.” The full text of the statement follows: I […]

Presiding Bishop reflects on gift of hope among Primates, young adults

August 10, 2006

Note: An audio file of the following reflection appears at . The text is the Presiding Bishop's column for the upcoming September issue of the churchwide Episcopal Life newspaper. [ENS] 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 […]

Presiding Bishop preaches in Knightsbridge

July 23, 2006

Jeremiah 23: 1-6Ephesians 2:11-22Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 St. Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge, Diocese of London I am very grateful to your vicar, Father Gyle, for the invitation to break the bread of the word as we celebrate the Eucharist this morning. Preaching here at St. Paul’s has a very special meaning for me because of some recollections […]

From the Presiding Bishop: A Word to the Church

July 10, 2006

I am writing to you in the light of the 75th General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Columbus, Ohio and the reactions to its decisions. A full report on the actions of General Convention is available online at the Episcopal Church’s website However, I want here to offer some reflections of my own. […]

Convention observations

July 1, 2006

I write this shortly after the close of the General Convention as I continue to reflect upon the events of those full and demanding days in Columbus, Ohio. I now want to offer a few early observations. The first is that we are looking beyond ourselves and are actively engaged in God’s work of reconciling […]

Israeli-Palestinian conflict in focus as Presiding Bishops appeal to President

June 30, 2006

Episcopal, Lutheran leaders write joint letters Letter to President Bush: June 30, 2006 The Honorable George W. BushThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20500 Dear President Bush: Mr. President, we write out of the deepest concern for the ever deteriorating situation in Gaza.  We condemn the kidnapping of the Israeli soldier and pray for […]

Presiding Bishop responds to Archbishop of Canterbury’s reflections

June 28, 2006

I am greatly encouraged by the Archbishop of Canterbury’s timely call to the provinces of the Anglican Communion to join together in exploring our Anglican identity.  I am one with him in his desire to develop a covenant capable of expressing that identity amidst the complexities of the world in which we live. I believe […]

Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold’s June 21 message to a Joint Session of the 75th General Convention’s House of Bishops and the House of Deputies

June 21, 2006

When I became your Presiding Bishop eight and a half years ago, I called the church to the costly discipline of conversation.  At that time I pointed out that the word conversation and the word conversion come from the same Latin root.  I said that to enter into conversation deeply, and with an undefended heart, […]

Presiding Bishop’s statement on the election of Katharine Jefferts Schori

June 18, 2006

“I am profoundly grateful to the House of Bishops for the prayerful and careful way in which they set about to discern who would best serve the church as its 26th Presiding Bishop and carry forward Christ’s ministry of reconciliation. “The decision today is the fruit of the witness and ministry of women bishops, priests, […]

Text of Presiding Bishop's June 15 homily

June 15, 2006

Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold preached the homily at the morning Eucharist June 15 at General Convention in Columbus, Ohio. The text is available here: Homily preached at the General Convention’s daily Eucharist Thursday, June 15, 2006 The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold Today we are invited by the church to celebrate the life and ministry […]

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