Frank Tracy Griswold III

The 25th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.

Frank T. Griswold

Bishop Griswold addresses General Convention

June 12, 2006

My dear brothers and sisters. For a long time we have anticipated this moment and great numbers have people have worked very hard to prepare the way. To the Diocese of Southern Ohio I say on behalf of us all: many, many thanks for your warm welcome. To the volunteers I say that we could […]

Defining God’s perspective

May 1, 2006

‘Let justice roll down like waters’ Being persons of justice “…the just man justices Keeps grace: that keeps all his goings graces; Acts in God’s eye what in God’s eye he is – Christ.” I have long pondered these words of Gerard Manley Hopkins, who, in the way of a poet, points to a layer […]

Holy Land: A call to action from the Presiding Bishop

April 12, 2006

Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold has issued a Call to Action in response to the "impending humanitarian tragedy [which is] unfolding … throughout the Holy Land," in which he asks members of the Episcopal Church "for prayers in every congregation, praying for peace and reconciliation of this ongoing and devastating conflict," and urges giving through the […]

Keeping the feast

April 1, 2006

“Let him Easter in us, be a dayspring to the dimness of us…” These words from a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins make a profound connection between Christ’s resurrection and our own. As we read the Gospels, we can see that the events in our Lord’s life that we call to mind in Holy Week […]

A Statement from the Presiding Bishop: The third anniversary of the Iraq invasion approaches

March 16, 2006

On the third anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, I am deeply grieved at the ongoing tragedy and the continuing loss of life. My prayers are with the men and women of our Armed Forces as well as the people of Iraq all of whom continue to make the most profound of sacrifices in […]

One day at a time

March 1, 2006

A contemporary monk was asked by a group of retreatants who had come to his monastery what recommendations he could make for the observance of Lent. He replied, “To live in today’s world as a faithful person is enough of a discipline. There is no need to take on more.” To remain a person of […]

Cuba: Presiding Bishop’s sermon affirms reconciliation

February 26, 2006

The importance of World Mission Sunday — observed February 26 across the Episcopal Church — was underscored as Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold preached in Havana, calling for reconciliation between the people of Cuba and the United States. The Most Rev. Frank T. GriswoldPresiding Bishop and PrimateThe Episcopal ChurchFebruary 26, 2006 Cathedral of the Holy Trinity […]

Presiding Bishop’s statement on the life and witness of Coretta Scott King

February 1, 2006

On behalf of the Episcopal Church, let me express my sense that with the death of Coretta Scott King our nation has lost a tireless witness for racial equality and justice. In the wake of her husband’s assassination, Coretta Scott King, with immense dignity and grace, helped to lead the nation in healing while at […]

Voicing our darkest pain

February 1, 2006

On the eve of the Epiphany, I traveled to Orlando, Fla., to take part in a gathering titled Weathering the Storms, which had been designed for bishops, diocesan staff, clergy and members of their families from the dioceses most directly affected by the devastating storms at the end of last summer, particularly from the dioceses […]

Following the star

January 1, 2006

Shortly after my wife and I were married, I bought a crèche set for us to display during the Christmas season. As I unwrapped each piece, I carefully examined the familiar figures of Mary and Joseph, shepherds, Wise Men and an abundance of sheep. What surprised me, however, was that there were two figures of […]

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