Frank Tracy Griswold III

The 25th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.

An Easter message from the Presiding Bishop

March 22, 2005
Frank T. Griswold

Jesus’ resurrection plays havoc with the known, the safe, the familiar, the predictable and opens the way for what is real. And what is real is the unbounded and death-defying love of God which overcomes all estrangement and division and overleaps the chasm between life and death. It is an enduring and tenacious love that embraces all things turning death into life, sorrow into joy, suffering into hope, and bondage into freedom. As we celebrate the Easter feast may the same love that raised Christ from the dead raise us up in the full freedom of the Spirit to be agents and ministers of God’s reality and hope to a world which cries out for healing and repair.

The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church, USA