Frank Tracy Griswold III

The 25th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.

Frank T. Griswold

A word from the Presiding Bishop on the Primates' Meeting

February 25, 2005

The primates of the Anglican Communion and Moderators of the United Churches have met together in Northern Ireland to address common concerns and to share something of our lives and ministries in our own widely different contexts. We have carefully studied the Windsor Report and how we might best be a communion in the midst […]

Sermon preached at Belfast Cathedral

February 22, 2005

  The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold Presiding Bishop and Primate The Episcopal Church, USA Belfast Cathedral Second Sunday in Lent February 20, 2005 Readings: Genesis 12:1-4; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; John 3:1-17 The Lord said to Abram, "Go from your country and your kindred and your father'€™s house to the land that I will show […]

Jesus' wilderness struggle for self-awareness a model for Church, Presiding Bishop says

February 13, 2005

Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold preached at the 11:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist today at St. David's Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas, where the Episcopal Church's Executive Council is meeting February 11-14. The full text of the sermon follows: The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold Presiding Bishop and Primate The Episcopal Church, USA St. David's Church Austin, […]

The fast I choose: Drawn beyond preoccupation

February 5, 2005

In recent days there has been much in the news about the physical state of Americans.  We are learning that we eat far too much, prefer foods filled with fat and coated with sugar, and move our bodies far too little. As we have become more and more obese, clothing sizes have been reconfigured.  What […]

The fast I choose

January 31, 2005

In recent days, there has been much in the news about the physical state of Americans. We are learning that we eat far too much, prefer foods filled with fat and coated with sugar, and move our bodies far too little. As we have become more and more obese, clothing sizes have been reconfigured. What […]

An Epiphany Message from the Presiding Bishop

January 13, 2005

Sermon preached at the Society of St. John the Evangelist

January 10, 2005

The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold January 8, 2005 Readings: Isaiah 44: 1-8, Psalm 92, 1 John 5:1-13, John 20:1-9 It is a great joy and privilege to preside at this celebration. I am grateful for the opportunity to acknowledge on behalf of many – Brother Paul’s Community, his family represented by his niece and […]

Some New Year's thoughts

December 31, 2004

As we greet 2005 and hang our new calendars, many of us also adopt plans for personal self-improvement. The beginning of a new year can be a time for promises and resolutions about new ways of being and behaving. For those of us who follow Christ, the most important resolution we could make would be […]

The Presiding Bishop's Christmas Message

December 1, 2004

Though we are now exchanging our "Merry Christmas" greetings, and carols fill the air telling us "tis the season to be jolly," Christmas provides something far greater than merriment, joviality, or an easy joy. Christmas points the way to something sober and enduring. To celebrate Christmas is not simply to recall a past event in […]

Finding our way

December 1, 2004

Just before Halloween, Phoebe and I, on a weekend away, drove down a familiar country road in New England. Comfortable-looking old white-clapboarded houses separated by broad lawns lined both sides of the road. Carved pumpkins sat on some of the doorsteps, and chrysanthemums lent a blaze of autumn color. In the midst of this tranquil […]

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