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Merry Christmas from Bishop Howard

May 16, 2023

As 2022 comes to a close, Bishop Howard wishes you and yours a Merry Christmas.

Bishop Howard on the Recent Election

May 16, 2023

Bishop Howard on the Recent Election & Our Pursuit of Unity & Faith in the Diocese of Florida.

Happy Easter from Bishop Howard

April 15, 2022

On Good Friday and ahead of Easter Sunday, Bishop Howard reflects on the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Merry Christmas from Bishop Howard

December 20, 2021

As the holiday season continues and the calendar year begins to come to a close, Bishop Howard wishes you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Thanksgiving & Advent Message from Bishop Howard

November 23, 2021

Bishop Howard addresses and provides an update to the Diocese in advance of Thanksgiving and the first Sunday of Advent. We hope all of you have a blessed holiday season.

Delta Variant Considerations from Bishop Howard

August 12, 2021

As the Delta variant spreads, we are all encountering emotions of sadness, frustration and concern. Let us remain hopeful, patient and cautious. The Diocese of Florida supports each parish in determining how best to proceed safely depending on its unique characteristics. "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it." John 1:5

Summer 2021 at Camp Weed

June 29, 2021

Summer Camps are in full swing! After a break in programming in 2020 due to COVID-19, we are blessed to share that more than 500 young people will experience Camp Weed's summer programs - one of our most beloved and important diocesan ministries.

Regathering Across Our Diocese

May 21, 2021

As CDC guidelines have been updated, Bishop Howard addresses gathering in person across the Episcopal Diocese of Florida. In addition, Bishop Howard encourages viewers to listen to his Faithful Friday Pentecost message.

Bishop Howard’s Easter Sermon

April 8, 2021

The Rt. Rev. Samuel Johnson Howard preaching on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021. Learn more about St. John's Cathedral:

An Easter 2021 Message From Bishop Howard

April 4, 2021

God bless you, happy Easter and may this be a day of joy for you and for those you love and may it also be a day on which the truth of the Easter story comes home to you in dearer and greater ways.

An Update on Regathering Across our Diocese

March 17, 2021

Bishop Howard reflects on the past year as it relates to in-person worship, and upcoming regathering considerations for Holy Week and Easter.

Ash Wednesday Message from Bishop Howard

February 17, 2021

The foundation of repentance is love, grace and mercy, and the ashes can be to us a sign of love, a reminder of our baptismal vows and a mark of God's faithfulness to us. After all, the important thing about Ash Wednesday and the Lenten season should not be the dark smudge on our foreheads, but the smile on our faces and the joy in our hearts.

Convention 2021: Bishop Howard’s Address

February 1, 2021

The Rt. Rev. Samuel Johnson Howard addresses attendees at the 178th Annual Convention with a powerful message of hope, what Jesus tells us about blessings and what it means to be instruments of God's peace.

A Happy and Blessed New Year!

January 1, 2021

Bishop Howard shares his blessings and provides his thoughts about the theme of Convention 2020, "Bringing the Good News," and how we were given opportunities to live that theme throughout the year. "May God continue to richly bless us and may God continue His work to bring us all together, once more, in worshipping Him."

Merry Christmas from the Diocese

December 25, 2020

A Christmas message from Bishop Howard.

Prayer For Our Country

November 11, 2020

Bishop Howard provides a prayer for our country.

Regathering Across the Diocese of Florida

September 21, 2020

Regathering protocols amidst COVID-19

Considerations About Regathering Across the Diocese

July 16, 2020

Things to consider when going back to churches


June 15, 2020

Bishop Howard speaks about reconsiliation

Our Regathering Plan

May 22, 2020

Bishop Howard speaks about what to expect when regathering

Important Updates from Bishop Howard

May 1, 2020

Bishop Howard provides updates

Continued Connection across the Diocese

April 17, 2020

How to continue faith practices outside of the church

An Easter Message from Bishop Howard

April 9, 2020

Easter Message

Holy Week, Bishop’s Appeal & Continued Prayer

April 7, 2020

Holy Week message

Virtual Holy Week with Palm Sunday

April 3, 2020

Virtual Holy Week message

Holy Week with the Diocese of Florida

March 31, 2020

Virtual Holy Week - coming together without leaving home

A Call to Prayer

March 25, 2020

Bishop Howard with a call to prayer

Reflecting on Sunday Services – Live Streaming, Drive Ins and More

March 23, 2020

Bishop Howard speaking on behalf of virtual Sunday services

Spiritual Closeness in a time of Social Distancing

March 20, 2020

Bishop Howard speaking on how to remain close to your faith during COVID-19

Bishop Howard’s Ash Wednesday Message

February 24, 2020

Bishop Howard speaking in regard to Ash Wednesday

2020 Episcopal Diocese of Florida Convention

February 10, 2020

Bishop Howard speaking at convention

Bishop Howard’s Advent Message

November 26, 2019

Bishop Howard's Advent message

Bishop Howard’s Pentecost Message

June 4, 2019

Bishop Howard's Pentecost message

Bishop Howard’s Easter Message 2019

April 17, 2019

Bishop Howard's Easter 2019 Message

Bishop Howard’s Ash Wednesday Message 2019

March 5, 2019

Bishop Howard's Ash Wednesday 2019 Message

Camp Weed Summer Camp 2018

August 20, 2018

Bishop Howard speaks about Camp Weed

Bishop Howard’s Pentecost Message 2018

May 16, 2018

Bishop Howard's Pentecost message 2018

Our Vision through Education

March 29, 2018

Bishop Howard speaks on the Diocese vision through education

Bishop Howard’s Easter Message 2018

March 29, 2018

Bishop Howard's Easter Message 2018

Encounters with God

November 29, 2017

Bishop Howard speaks on encounters with God
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