The 152nd Annual Convention of The Episcopal Diocese of Albany (October 24, 2020) Bishop’s Address By The Right Reverend William H. Love Print Version (pdf)  Opening Prayer and Remarks: Dear Friends in Christ – Welcome! The 152nd Annual Convention of the Diocese of Albany will now come to order. Let us pray: Almighty and ever …

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, we have once again had to revise our original plans for this year’s 152nd Diocesan Convention.  We had hoped to gather at Camp-of-the-Woods.  Unfortunately, it has become clear in recent weeks that a large in-person gathering this fall would not be prudent, …

Dear Friends in Christ, I want to thank everyone for your patience and cooperation as we continue to try to adjust to the impact of COVID-19 on our worship services and the wider life and ministry of the Church throughout the Diocese of Albany.  I greatly appreciate the leadership of the clergy and lay leaders …

Dear Friends in Christ, Last week, countless people throughout the Country watched and mourned with the family and friends of George Floyd as his body was laid to rest two weeks after his brutal and senseless murder by an unjust policeman in Minneapolis.  What happened to George Floyd NEVER should have happened, but tragically it …

Diocesan Guidelines for Reopening Church Buildings for Public Worship (PDF) Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,     Acknowledging the importance of people being able to once again worship together in their faith communities, both the federal and state governments have (with certain restrictions) lifted the ban on public worship services. As a result, after consulting with the …

Click here for reopening guidelines (Posted 5/27/20) Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Earlier this week Governor Cuomo announced a gradual phased approach to reopening businesses, region by region throughout the State.  While certain regions within the Diocese of Albany such as the Mohawk Valley, the Southern Tier and parts of the North Country have …

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I received notification earlier today from the Chairman of the Hearing Panel, Bishop Nicholas Knisely, that my Hearing / Trial, will NOT take place this Tuesday (April 21st), as originally scheduled. The Hearing Panel is trying to make arrangements through the Episcopal Church Center, for the Hearing to take …

Easter Sermon 2020 (Printable PDF) Alleluia! Christ is risen!  The Lord is risen indeed.  Alleluia!      There is no greater news in all the world, than that which we proclaim this Easter Sunday – that Jesus Christ has risen from the dead, conquering the power of sin and death – paving the way for all …

Printable PDF My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, There is an old adage (adapted from a line in “To a Mouse” by Robert Burns) which states, “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”   It seems the more we try to plan and adjust to our current situation with the coronavirus, the …