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Hopewell Baptist Church

STATEMENT FROM THE RIGHT REVEREND BRIAN R. SEAGE, BISHOP OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF MISSISSIPPI: I am profoundly disturbed by the act of violence against Hopewell Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi, and the alienation and bigotry it represents. We have a painful past in Mississippi, and it is a history which, sadly, involves violence under […]

The Rt. Rev. Duncan M. Gray, Jr.

Mississippi has lost one if its great leaders with the death of Duncan M. Gray, Jr. today. Bishop Gray was a bold but gentle, visionary but grounded, and beloved but humble figure. He served this Diocese well as Bishop for nearly 20 years. However, his 64 years of ordained life – before, during and after his […]

Statement on HB 1523 – April 5, 2016

Statement by the Rt. Rev. Brian R. Seage, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi, While Traveling on a Mission in Africa HB 1523 Press Release 040516 April 05, 2016 By The Rt. Rev. Brian R. Seage Governor Phil Bryant’s approval of House Bill 1523 is deeply disappointing. An anxious majority of both the State […]

Statement on HB 1523 – March 31, 2016

Statement by the Rt. Rev. Brian R. Seage, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi HB 1523 Press Release – In Light of Senate Passage March 31, 2016 By The Rt. Rev. Brian R. Seage I am profoundly disheartened by the Mississippi State Senate’s approval of HB 1523, which codifies discrimination against many Mississippi citizens. […]

A Letter from Bishop Seage

Dear Friends, Thank you for taking the time to read this note. I suspect the attacks in Paris reminded you of the uncertain world in which we live. I share those sentiments. Shortly after the attacks our Presiding Bishop produced a video, which I shared, calling us to pray for the victims, families and people […]

Gencon – 2015 – My First Report

Most of you are used to my blogging being 140 characters or less! However, after a historic day at the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church it seems like a little longer blog might be more appropriate. So allow me to use the next couple of paragraphs to give you a run down on […]

The Supreme Court Ruling on June 26, 2015

STATEMENT FROM THE RIGHT REVEREND BRIAN R. SEAGE, BISHOP OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF MISSISSIPPI The decision of the United States Supreme Court in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges marks a pivotal moment in our nation’s history. The United States, over the last 240 years, has sought to become a haven of liberty, justice, […]

Tales from the Golden Road

Come Holy Spirit come. Come as Holy fire and burn in us. Come as Holy light and lead us. Come as Holy truth and teach us. Convict us, convert us, consecrate us and Make us wholly thine. You may have heard me offer this prayer. I use it frequently before worship, meetings, presentations and gatherings. […]