Bishop Wolf of Rhode Island on the House of Bishops Meeting

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I write to you out of deep prayer for the life of our Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion.

The House of Bishops’ meeting begins on Wednesday evening, September 19th, with the first two days spent in the honored company of Archbishop Rowan Williams, Primates from the Joint Standing Committee, and other invited guests.

Primarily, we are being called to offer a response to the Windsor Report (including an Anglican covenant), and the Primates’ Communiqué from Dar es Salaam. Once the meeting adjourns, the Archbishop is to consult with other Primates to consider a response to our deliberations and resolutions, after which they will give us a timely response. In addition, we will discuss the MDG’s, spend a day working in New Orleans, and visit neighboring parishes on Sunday morning.

On Wednesday, September 26th, I will arrive home about two hours before the regularly scheduled meeting of Diocesan Council, and will communicate with you as soon as I am able.

Please pray for me and all our bishops. I leave for this meeting with a deep sense of anxiety, and my prayers have been for wisdom and humility at a time when there seems to be growing entrenchment and self-righteousness. May we honor one another in the honor and glory that is God’s gift through Jesus Christ.

May God bless all of us.

(The Rt. Rev.) Geralyn Wolf is Bishop of Rhode Island

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5 comments on “Bishop Wolf of Rhode Island on the House of Bishops Meeting

  1. Adam 12 says:

    I knew this woman in the days when she ran a food cupboard from a parish that was once a mission of my own parish. I wish others wearing the mitre had her sense of openness, humbleness and liberality.

  2. Chris Taylor says:

    She is one of the very few bishops who really “gets it” in terms of what’s at stake for TEC and the global Communion. My prayers go with her, but I fear it may already be too late.

  3. Will B says:

    + Geralyn has acted with intergity, courage, and grace. I heartily agree that she gets it. And sadly, unlike some on either end of the spectrum, she does not see the goal as beating the other side into submission.

  4. Will B says:

    OOOPS! I pushed “submit” before I corrected a serious erro in my previous comment. I meant to say ” Sadly, there are some at either end of the spectrum who see the point of this meeting as beating the other side into submission. Luckily, Bp Wolf understands what’s at stake. Let us pray that all the bishops will be granted that humility and wisdom for which she prays.”

  5. Jeff Thimsen says:

    Who are the other Primates with who the ABC will meet after the HOB meeting?