Dear Friends in Christ, I am currently at the fall House of Bishops’ Meeting in Minneapolis, where I was informed earlier this afternoon, that the Title IV Reference Panel for the discipline of bishops has met and voted (in accordance with the Canons of the Church) to refer to the Hearing Panel the matter related …

The 151st Annual Convention of The Episcopal Diocese of Albany (June 7th – June 9th 2019) Bishop’s Address By The Right Reverend William H. Love (Printable Version) Audio Recording Dear Friends, last year we gathered at this time to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Diocese of Albany.  It was a grand and glorious occasion …

On Saturday, May 11, 2019 Bishop Bill was an  honored guest and commencement speaker at the Trinity School for Ministry Graduation ceremony in Ambridge, PA. Bishop Bill charged the graduating class of 2019 to be “strong and courageous” as they go on in leadership and ministry.  To watch Bishop Bill deliver his address please click …

Be Faithful and Persevere In Prayer

One of my greatest joys and blessings in ministry is being able to pray with others.  I recently had one of those special opportunities when a woman who was going through a difficult time came forward unexpectedly during the middle of the Sunday service and knelt at the altar seeking prayers and God’s blessing.  It …

Let Your Light Shine

One Halloween night when I was about ten years old, my little sister and I took off by ourselves to go trick or treating.  We decided to check out a new neighborhood on our school bus route that had a lot of houses, but was quite a distance from our home.  What seemed like a …

The 149th Annual Convention Bishop’s Address

The 149th Annual Convention of The Episcopal Diocese of Albany (June 9th – June 11th 2017) Bishop’s Address By The Right Reverend William H. Love       As I look back at this past year, in many ways it has been a year of sorrow and loss, a year of transition and new beginnings, a year …

Equipping and Empowering the Laity for the Mission of the Church

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) No greater gift could ever be given at Christmas or any other time, than that which God the Father gave the world that very first Christmas – the gift …

His Name is Jesus

Lent 2018 During a recent ecumenical/inter-faith service, I found myself getting very frustrated when two top Christian leaders in the community seemed unable or unwilling to pray in the name of Jesus Christ, while offering a prayer and asking God’s blessing on the people gathered for the service.  I was amazed at how much creativity …

Letter from Bishop Love Regarding Presiding Bishop’s restrictions on Love’s Ministry

Please find Bishop Love’s letter to the Diocese concerning the Presiding Bishop’s partial restriction on Bishop Love’s ministry as Bishop of Albany. Here is the full text of the Presiding Bishop’s letter which includes Bishop Love’s November 2018 Pastoral Letter to the Diocese.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, k As Christmas approaches, I find myself thinking about the journey Mary and Joseph found themselves on — starting with Mary’s visitation by the Angel Gabriel in which he told her that she “had found favor with God,” and that “the Holy Spirit would come upon her” and that …