Frank Tracy Griswold III

The 25th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.

Frank T. Griswold

The Church is for the sake of the world

March 8, 2004

At the conclusion of a meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) and Primates Joint Standing Committee held in Canterbury, England, last week, Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold found time to talk to the media about some of the issues currently facing the Anglican Communion and the Episcopal Church in the United States. Here follows a […]

Manna surrounds us:

February 20, 2004

With each season of the church year we are given a particular lens for looking at the patterns of our lives. Wilderness is a theme of the Lenten season, and a symbol of the in-between place in which we find ourselves from time to time: a place between endings and beginnings, between the shift in […]

A word to the Episcopal Church

January 22, 2004

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ: It has been a little more than six years since my investiture as Presiding Bishop. Over these last days I have been asked frequently – both in gatherings of bishops, clergy and lay people, and by reporters – about my view of the “state of the church.” As […]

Sermon by the Presiding Bishop at Washington National Cathedral

January 11, 2004

The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold Presiding Bishop and Primate The Episcopal Church, USA The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter & Saint Paul Washington, D.C. January 11, 2004 The Baptism of Our Lord Readings: Isaiah 42; 1-9 Acts 10:34-38 Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 Six years ago yesterday, on the morning of January 10, 1998, I stood […]

World Mission Sunday 2004 Letter

January 8, 2004

The mystery of our baptism:

January 5, 2004

Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved, with you I am well pleased. Luke 3:21-22 On […]

Tracking down the Holy Ghost

November 20, 2003

Advent, the season which begins the church year, is a time of waiting and expectation. During these weeks we prepare ourselves “in the time of this mortal life” for Christ’s coming among us. As the collect for the first Sunday in Advent makes plain, Christ coming among us has different dimensions. There is the historical […]

Welcome the morning star….

November 17, 2003

The piercing wail of a newborn child shatters the silence of the night, and the peace of God which passes all understanding is unleashed upon a broken world. May that same peace be born in us and show forth in our lives, giving hope to those without hope and overcoming the hostilities that divide us […]

For the House of Bishops

November 11, 2003

My dear brothers and sisters: The consent by the House of Deputies and bishops holding jurisdiction to the ordination and consecration of the Bishop-Coadjutor of New Hampshire has had consequences that are continuing to unfold, and we are each experiencing them in a variety of ways. In my view, the consecration itself was an occasion […]

A Letter to the Clergy

October 27, 2003

My brothers and sisters, Over the past months I have become increasingly aware of the burdens many of you are having to face in the light of the consent to the ordination and consecration of the Bishop Coadjutor-elect of New Hampshire. I know from many of your bishops and my own conversations with a number […]

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