The Rt. Reverend Daniel G. P. Gutiérrez

Bishop Gutierrez at the Diocese of West Texas

Our life as Episcopalians begins with Jesus Christ.

Everything we do, everything we are and everything we aspire to be. Our love of the Bible, prayer, the Eucharist and our engagement with the world.

 

This Diocese has an extraordinary history and a dynamic future.

When people think of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, they think of the birth of the Episcopal Church, the founding of our Country, William White, Absalom Jones, the Philadelphia 11, justice and hope.

 

There is truly a revolutionary spirit in this diocese. As your bishop, my call is to be a shepherd, a pastor, to cast the vision, to plant the seeds and work in the field with you. To serve and empower you. And, most importantly, to love you.

 

Our purpose is to know Jesus and change the world. We can do that by proclaiming the Gospel, empowering our churches, and addressing the pain and poverty. We have the gifts, resources, people, and faith. Together we are change agents for Christ.

We are one body in Jesus Christ. Every day we journey together as a community. Let’s be co-creators in Christ, innovative, resourceful and faithful.

 

Let our work change the church. Let us embrace and welcome people into our communities and churches, support those that are vulnerable and address inequality. What starts here will indeed change the world – in his name — for the better.

Our future shines bright and we will thrive, not simply survive. We have Jesus Christ and we are called to make him known.

 Everything we do begins continues and ends with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. So, let’s make history together.

 

Your brother in Christ,

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The Rt. Rev. Daniel G. P. Gutiérrez

XVI Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania

Your shepherd.

 

The mystery of the Eucharist, contemplative prayer, scripture, pilgrimage and continually seeking the heart of Jesus Christ are spiritual foundations for Bishop Gutiérrez. “I long to be like the beloved disciple John; leaning against the chest of our Savior. Listening to his heartbeat. I am deeply, passionately in love with God. I have been transfixed and transformed by him through each step of my holy pilgrimage called life. His love, has left me speechless.  In the words of that beloved disciple, “we love because he first loved us.” My heart seeks his heart. I am a clumsy but eager apprentice.  I am most influenced by His words to Peter: "Feed my sheep." There is no greater calling than serving him and following this instruction with each action I take. I listen for him to whisper, ‘Come and See.  Follow me!’”  Then let us fall into the arms of Christ and listen to His heart.

 

Scheduling with the Bishop

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Celeste Fisher

Celeste Fisher

Executive Assistant To The Bishop

(215) 627-6434 x108