Katharine Jefferts Schori

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 00:00

I need to begin by thanking you all for your ministry.  No bishop can long survive without the gifts you bring to an office or diocesan team.  The work you do, and the dedication and excellence you bring to the work, provide an essential kind of “...

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 00:00

A week ago I heard a remarkable story about two young women who heard a call.  They thought it was simply about becoming Episcopal priests, but along the way, they began to discover a passion for working in the “hood” on the north side of Troy, NY...

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 00:00

Thomas Cranmer is something of an icon for the crazy-quilt nature of Anglicanism.  The collect we prayed gives thanks for the beauty of his liturgical language and notes that his death was revelatory of God’s power in human weakness.  His history...

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 00:00

I was ordained deacon in my sponsoring parish nearly 20 years ago, and the following Sunday the bishop visited.  I was scheduled to read the gospel.  I walked down the aisle, opened the book, and said “the Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,...

Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 00:00

On Shrove Tuesday this past week I visited the place where Jesus was baptized.  It is now a Jordanian national archaeological park and once again a pilgrimage site.[1]  One of the fruits of the peace agreement between Jordan and Israel nearly 20...

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 00:00

“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”  We begin Lent each year with a reminder that we are created of earth, that humble stuff we tread beneath our feet.  We seldom notice the dust unless we’re trying to remove it from our...

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 00:00

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori Presiding Bishop and Primate The Episcopal Church "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return."  We begin Lent each year with a reminder that we are created of earth, that humble stuff we...

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 00:00

We’re celebrating the feast of George Herbert today.  He was a poet and priest of the Church of England, born in 1593 to a wealthy and politically well-connected family.  He went to Cambridge at 16, earned a bachelor’s degree, and was appointed a...

Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 00:00

We’re here today to celebrate the next chapter in a very long story.  The history of this diocese has roots in the first worship by Anglicans, led by Sir Francis Drake’s chaplain north of San Francisco in 1579.  A group of Native Americans stood by...

Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 00:00

When I visited here the last time, I got to see several remarkable ministries.  I am frequently reminded of one of them – an afterschool tutoring program that worked with Sudanese immigrants.  I was given a small piece of art, painted by one of...

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