From the Office of the Bishop

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  • Holy Land Pilgrimage is a 'Ministry-Multiplier'

    Bishop Barry Beisner recently returned from this year's Holy Land pilgrimage, traveling with 38 pilgrims, including four from our diocese -- the Rev. Maryly Adair, Fred Reynolds, and Hector and Donna Arellano. Joining them were four bishops and two cathedral deans, from five Episcopal Church dioceses, plus a few from England and Wales.  The purpose of this year's trip was to have lay and ordained church leaders learn how to lead pilgrimages themselves, "an exciting ministry-mul...

  • Bishops Lead 2015 Holy Land Pilgrimage

    by The Episcopal Diocese of Northern CaliforniaThe Rt. Rev. Barry Beisner, Bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California and the Rt.

  • A Christmas Message from the Bishop

        Dear Friends in Christ: Grace and peace to you. Archbishop Rowan Williams describes waiting as "the boring bit before the exciting bit." I hope that your Advent has been more than simply boring; I hope that it has helped to awaken hope for you, a hope that Christmas now comes to fulfill. These may not seem to be hopeful times.

  • Good Friday Offering

    Dear Bishop Beisner & the Diocese of Northern California, I give thanks for the mission God has entrusted to us, and for your leadership as a faithful witness to that mission.  This brief letter to you today is to encourage your personal support for the 90th annual collection of the Good Friday Offering.  You are well aware of the ongoing challenges for Christians and their neighbors throughout the Middle East.  This offering continues to provide vital tangible support for min...

  • 2013 Holy Land Pilgrimage

    The Rt. Rev. Barry Beisner and his wife, the Rev.

  • Bishop Reflects, Urges Continued Prayer

    previously released as the Bishop's October Aurora clergy message Dear Friends in Christ: Grace and peace to you. I asked for your prayers last month as I prepared to depart for Quito, and I thank you for them. The most recent meeting of the House of Bishops was, I believe, very productive.

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