Message from the Bishop

Pastoral notes, sermons, and reflections from the Rt. Rev’d Morris K. Thompson, Jr., Bishop of Louisiana.

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Christmas Message From the Bishop

"I can't give anybody hope. Hope has to come up out of you." - Wendell Berry Hope has to come up out of you, Berry says. On this most holy ...
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Message from the Bishop: Important News Regarding All Souls Episcopal Church

The writer of Ecclesiastes tells us that there is a season for everything under the sun.  Everything has a life cycle, even churches. Over the past couple of years, All ...
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Bishop’s Address to the 179th Convention

The Rt. Rev. Morris K. Thompson, Jr., Eleventh Bishop of Louisiana, addresses the 179th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana on November 4, 2016. See full transcript below video. November ...
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Notice to Clergy & Wardens of 179th Annual Convention

August 30, 2016 Dear Clergy and Wardens of the Diocese of Louisiana, NOTICE OF THE 179th CONVENTION OF THE DIOCESE OF LOUISIANA It is my honor and privilege as your ...
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Pastoral Letter on the Flooding in the Diocese; Ways to Assist in Relief Efforts

Dear friends, In the wake of the flooding in the Baton Rouge area, I wanted to touch base with you to let you know where we stand as a diocese.  ...
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Discerning a Way Forward Together, Invitation to Upcoming Rallies

Dear Sisters and Brothers, I have struggled to make sense of all that has happened this past week. Black men have been killed by police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota ...
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Alton Sterling

Dear Sisters and Brothers, As I turned on the television yesterday evening, my heart sank as I listened to the story of Alton Sterling being shot by two police officers ...
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Prayers for West Virginia

Dear Brothers and Sisters, No doubt you have heard the news about the flooding in parts of West Virginia. The damage has been horrific with many lives lost and property ...
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Pastoral Letter From Bishop Thompson: Prayers for Orlando

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, In the wake of yet another mass shooting in the United States, we find ourselves searching the depths of our broken hearts…hearts that will ...
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Bishop Thompson’s Statement on National Gun Violence Prevention Day: “Be Loud and Wear Orange”

The Rt. Rev. Morris K. Thompson has issued the following statement asking all people of the Diocese of Louisiana to wear orange on June 2 - National Gun Violence Prevention ...
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Listen to Holy Week and Easter Services & Sermons at Christ Church Cathedral

Listen to the 2016 Holy Week and Easter Services from Christ Church Cathedral. Chrism Mass: Bulletin Sermon by Bishop Thompson Full Service Maundy Thursday: Bulletin Sermon by Canon Roberts Full ...
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Pastoral note on the flooding in Louisiana

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, Please continue to keep in your prayers all those across the south who are suffering from the flooding caused by the torrential rainstorm this ...
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Listen to Ash Wednesday Services from Christ Church Cathedral

Listen to the 6:00 PM Ash Wednesday service (click here) and Bishop Thompson's sermon at the noon Ash Wednesday service (click here) from Christ Church Cathedral ...
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In the News: Faith leaders look to 2016 with hope, prayers, resolutions

We asked some faith leaders in the area two questions: What are your hopes and prayers for the new year? What, if you make one, is your New Year’s resolution? ...
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Christmas Message from Bishop Thompson

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God....And the Word became flesh and lived among ...
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Annual Celebration of Blessed Frances Joseph Gaudet

Dear Sisters and Brothers, As we prepare to enter into the second week of Advent, I hope that you have been able to find some time for reflection and prayer ...
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Bishop Thompson’s Statement on Same-Sex Marriage

Dear Colleagues, Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ.  I pray your ministry is engaging and fruitful.  I write to share with you my thoughts regarding General ...
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Special Meeting of Convention in Review- Bishop Thompson’s Sermon and Actions Taken

by the Rev'd Sharon Alexander, Chair of Dispatch  Actions Taken at Special Meeting of the Convention of the Diocese of the Louisiana on October 31, 2015 A Special Meeting of ...
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Notice of Special Meeting of the 178th Convention

Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the 178th Convention of the Diocese of the Episcopal Church of Louisiana has been called and will be held at Trinity Episcopal ...
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A Letter from Bishop Thompson On the 78th General Convention

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, This summer has been a whirlwind for our family. Our son graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary, moved to Columbus, MS and was ordained a ...
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