Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida

We are a community united in a love of Christ, with a commitment to the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. The Episcopal Church in Central Florida is part of the U.S.

Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion. This page is the official FB presence for the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida. Comments are welcome, but please take personal disagreements offline. (Matthew 18:15 -- “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.")

Bishop: The Rt. Rev. Gregory O. Brewer

DIOCESAN PRIORITIES

* Pray and ask God for His leadership and His missionary strategy.

* Strengthen our relationships with one another, becoming even more deeply a diocesan family.

* Raise up new clergy and lay leaders, wisely using our God-given resources, including time and money.

* Address the missionary challenge that is before us in our neighborhoods.

* Take our place within the councils of the Episcopal Church.

Operating as usual

Photos from Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida's post 05/06/2021

Thank you for hosting the Generosity Conference! We have been so blessed. May we be a blessing to others. 🙏

Pictured: Fr. Stuart Shelby, All Saints Winter Park; Kristine Miller, Horizon’s Stewarship; Bishop Greg Brewer

@allsaintswinterpark @revgregbrewer @stu.shelby @horizonsstewardship

05/06/2021

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The times have changed and so has ministry funding 💵.

The Central Deanery invites you to The Generosity Conference, Thursday, May 6, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm at All Saints Church of Winter Park If you want to grow more generous givers in your parish, this is a conference you won’t want to miss!

📅Mark your calendars for the #GenerosityConference 🔥on May 6, and register today! This event is FREE for clergy and lay leaders in the diocese, but registration is required. Attendance is limited to 150. Register early!

https://fb.me/e/hbG95sP54

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05/05/2021

All are welcome to attend this event hosted by the city of Lake Wales. The National Day of Prayer will take place this THURSDAY, MAY 6 at 12 Noon at City Hall. The event will last one hour.

Timeline Photos 05/05/2021

Feels like summer already! Hurry and sign up ☀️

We won't know until you're registered!! Register today!!
www.campwingmann.org/registration

05/02/2021

Join us in celebrating the institution of Rev. John Pallard as Priest in Charge of Holy Family Episcopal. 🙏

Timeline Photos 04/30/2021

Join us in celebrating the institution of Rev. John Pallard as Priest in Charge at Holy Family Episcopal this Sunday. We will share the livestream on our page. 🙏

https://www.facebook.com/churchholyfamily

Join us in celebrating the institution of Rev. John Pallard as Priest in Charge at Holy Family Episcopal this Sunday. We will share the livestream on our page. 🙏

https://www.facebook.com/churchholyfamily

Bishop’s Sermon | Heart of Leadership | Bishop's Oratory, Orlando, FL. April 29, 2021 04/30/2021

Bishop’s Sermon | Heart of Leadership | Bishop's Oratory, Orlando, FL. April 29, 2021

The heart of leadership is about allowing the tenderness of your heart to lead you so that what flows out is the heart of Jesus. ❤️

https://youtu.be/W9IGq1_Sim4

Bishop’s Sermon | Heart of Leadership | Bishop's Oratory, Orlando, FL. April 29, 2021 The Rt. Rev. Gregory O. Brewer, delivers his sermon from the Bishop's Oratory in Orlando FL. April 29, 2021. Collect for the day:"O God, whose Son Jesus is t...

Photos from St. Stephen's Church, Lakeland's post 04/29/2021

Thank you for honoring our veterans, Boy Scouts! 🇺🇸

04/28/2021

Can’t wait for summer camp at @campwingmann.☀️🎉 Don’t forget to register!

Are you #TeamPool or #TeamLake for swimming? 💦

Can’t wait for summer camp at @campwingmann.☀️🎉 Don’t forget to register!

Are you #TeamPool or #TeamLake for swimming? 💦

What are simple ways to relieve stress? 04/28/2021

What are simple ways to relieve stress?

Anxiety and depression have increased dramatically during the pandemic. This short video from Grace Episcopal Church Ocala, Fl offers helpful tips to respond to this stress. A great resource to share with others! You never know who is hurting. 💜

What are simple ways to relieve stress? Follow these 3 simple steps to help you relieve stress!

04/27/2021

Love these #snowbird volunteers! But maybe take us with you......it gets a little toasty ☀️here in the summer!

📷 credit @nativitypsl

Love these #snowbird volunteers! But maybe take us with you......it gets a little toasty ☀️here in the summer!

📷 credit @nativitypsl

[04/26/21]   👋 Dio Fam! We want to make sure we are sharing content from all the churches in our diocese, but facebook doesn’t always make that easy 😢. Can you comment with a link to your church FB page so we can make sure we are following? ✅

Thank you!!!

04/25/2021

Celebrations all around! Ordinations at one church, Baptisms at another. God is at work! Doesn’t it feel so good to be back together again? ✨🙏 @allsaintswinterpark

Celebrations all around! Ordinations at one church, Baptisms at another. God is at work! Doesn’t it feel so good to be back together again? ✨🙏 @allsaintswinterpark

Photos from Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida's post 04/25/2021

Join us in giving thanks to God for the ordination of Angel Jesus Lopez to the priesthood. 🙏💛

04/23/2021

If you were reading the Gospel of John, and you came to "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified” John 12:23, you might think, “Now we find out what he’s meant all along.”

This is true because, throughout John’s Gospel, Jesus keeps saying, “My hour is not yet come.” He gives no explanation, and that leaves us wondering.

But Jesus does more than proclaim that his hour has come; he describes what will happen in it. To the shock of many, that looks like death.

This says something about God’s nature and character. God's glory, to quote the book of Hebrews, is supremely expressed in betrayal, bruising, beating, suffering and death.

The center of it all is the cross of Christ, and the resurrection is its natural, logical conclusion. We often hear, "Why do Christians wear crosses around their necks? They ought to have empty tombs." Yet the cross expresses the true nature of God, a sacrificial life best expressed in death that God raises in triumph.

Jesus says, “Whoever serves me, the Father will honor” John 12:26. In the resurrection, the Father honors Jesus’ sacrifice for the sins of the whole world.

Jesus doesn't just use this as a way to define his future; he makes it a spiritual principle: "Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit” John 12:24b.

Here, he is telling his followers that this is also their path: "Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life” John 12:25.

Here, the word “life” refers to our essence, the self we ask God to conquer. We can only do that by asking the Holy Spirit to build into us the life of Jesus, to express his death and resurrection in and through us.

All of this must happen if we are to live the way of Easter proclamation, the life to which we are called.

The hour has come.

The Rt. Rev. Gregory O. Brewer
National Chaplain
📷 credit @orderofthedaughtersoftheking

If you were reading the Gospel of John, and you came to "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified” John 12:23, you might think, “Now we find out what he’s meant all along.”

This is true because, throughout John’s Gospel, Jesus keeps saying, “My hour is not yet come.” He gives no explanation, and that leaves us wondering.

But Jesus does more than proclaim that his hour has come; he describes what will happen in it. To the shock of many, that looks like death.

This says something about God’s nature and character. God's glory, to quote the book of Hebrews, is supremely expressed in betrayal, bruising, beating, suffering and death.

The center of it all is the cross of Christ, and the resurrection is its natural, logical conclusion. We often hear, "Why do Christians wear crosses around their necks? They ought to have empty tombs." Yet the cross expresses the true nature of God, a sacrificial life best expressed in death that God raises in triumph.

Jesus says, “Whoever serves me, the Father will honor” John 12:26. In the resurrection, the Father honors Jesus’ sacrifice for the sins of the whole world.

Jesus doesn't just use this as a way to define his future; he makes it a spiritual principle: "Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit” John 12:24b.

Here, he is telling his followers that this is also their path: "Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life” John 12:25.

Here, the word “life” refers to our essence, the self we ask God to conquer. We can only do that by asking the Holy Spirit to build into us the life of Jesus, to express his death and resurrection in and through us.

All of this must happen if we are to live the way of Easter proclamation, the life to which we are called.

The hour has come.

The Rt. Rev. Gregory O. Brewer
National Chaplain
📷 credit @orderofthedaughtersoftheking

04/23/2021

"In all that you do, you are to nourish Christ's people from the
riches of his grace, and strengthen them to glorify God in this
life and in the life to come." Looking forward to celebrating the ordination to the priesthood for Angel Jesus Lopez on Sunday. 🙏

St John's Episcopal Church

"In all that you do, you are to nourish Christ's people from the
riches of his grace, and strengthen them to glorify God in this
life and in the life to come." Looking forward to celebrating the ordination to the priesthood for Angel Jesus Lopez on Sunday. 🙏

St John's Episcopal Church

04/23/2021

“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it on the seas
and established it on the waters.” -Psalm 24:1-2

Today we pray for our planet and send our thanks to all working to keep it healthy. 🌎 🌍 🌏︎ 🙏 💚 #EarthDay

📷 credit @episcopalrelief

Timeline Photos 04/21/2021

"I am not asking us to merely watch what we say to others, or adopt more sensitive attitudes. I am asking you to join me in prayer, asking God to give us what we cannot give ourselves: a new and tender heart towards people who are different from us, and a curiosity about who they are beyond what we presently know."

Read full message from Bishop Brewer: https://tinyurl.com/CallToKingdomLiving

"I am not asking us to merely watch what we say to others, or adopt more sensitive attitudes. I am asking you to join me in prayer, asking God to give us what we cannot give ourselves: a new and tender heart towards people who are different from us, and a curiosity about who they are beyond what we presently know."

Read full message from Bishop Brewer: https://tinyurl.com/CallToKingdomLiving

04/20/2021

Prayer as we wait on the verdict

This is a tense and troubled moment, as we await the jury’s verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd.

Please pray for the soul of George Floyd, for his family, and for everyone everywhere who has suffered because of the sin of racism and oppression. Pray for all the people of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Pray for this nation that we may find the ways of both justice and healing. Pray for us all.

Whatever comes with the verdict, there is no celebration. Nothing will bring George Floyd back to his family or his community back to us. The struggle continues.

If the verdict does not establish guilt, and even if it does, our pain persists and our grief goes on.

May we not be paralyzed by our pain, our fear, and our anger. May we learn, as the Bible teaches, to “love not in word and speech but in truth and in action,” truth and action that leads to justice and healing.

Let us pray,

O God, you have bound us together in a common life. Help us, in the midst of our struggles for justice and truth, to confront one another without hatred or bitterness, and to work together with mutual forbearance and respect; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

God bless you.

04/20/2021

"[T]he Kingdom of God is a breath of fresh air—casting out our fears, opening our eyes to beauty and sensitizing our hearts to the point of almost breaking them to the horrors we experience in our world. In the Kingdom of God there is far more mercy, far more tenderness, far more encouragement, far more diversity, far more joy and far more generosity than most of us have ever known." Bishop Gregory Brewerhttps://cfdiocese.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Calling-Us-to-Kingdom-Living-A-Pastoral-Letter-by-Bishop-Brewer-4-20-21-English-version.pdf

Bishop’s Sermon | Jesus, Our Surety | Bishop’s Oratory, Orlando, FL. April 15, 2021 04/16/2021

Bishop’s Sermon | Jesus, Our Surety | Bishop’s Oratory, Orlando, FL. April 15, 2021

Whatever you faced today, whatever tomorrow holds, let this bring you hope: Jesus has you. He will never, ever, let you go. ❤️

https://youtu.be/habhcwBdTnk

Bishop’s Sermon | Jesus, Our Surety | Bishop’s Oratory, Orlando, FL. April 15, 2021 The Rt. Rev. Gregory O. Brewer delivers his sermon from the Bishop's Oratory in Orlando, FL. April 15, 2021. "Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Pascha...

Photos from Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida's post 04/14/2021

Hooray for church socials happening again!

📷 @allsaintswinterpark

Photos from Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida's post 04/13/2021

Congratulations, sweet Sophia! 🙏

Posted @withregram • @justinholcomb Sophia was confirmed this evening by @revgregbrewer. What a joy! I’m grateful for God’s faithfulness to her. “Almighty God, we thank you that by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ you have overcome sin and brought us to yourself, and that by the sealing of your Holy Spirit you have bound us to your service. Renew in this your servant the covenant you have made with her at her Baptism. Send her forth in the power of that Spirit to perform the service you set before her; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.” -Book of Common Prayer, p. 418

[04/11/21]   Who is loving the rain today?! 🌧🙋🏻‍♀️

1 Ask the LORD for rain in the springtime; it is the LORD who sends the thunderstorms. He gives showers of rain to all people, and plants of the field to everyone. — Zechariah 10:1

04/06/2021

Time to fill your feed with Easter highlights from across the Diocese! Please tag us in your smiling photos! We would love to share ✨

📷 credit @goodshepherdlakewales

Time to fill your feed with Easter highlights from across the Diocese! Please tag us in your smiling photos! We would love to share ✨

📷 credit @goodshepherdlakewales

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s 2021 Easter message 04/04/2021

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s 2021 Easter message

Easter Message from Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry

https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2021/03/31/presiding-bishop-michael-currys-2021-easter-message/

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s 2021 Easter message “Our work goes on. Our labor for love continues,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry said in his Easter 2021 Message, “We will not cease, and we will not give up until t…

04/04/2021

Easter Sunday Apr 4th, 2021: 1015am Sunday Worship Service

The service is celebrated and sermon delivered by The Right Reverend Gregory O. Brewer.

You will find the service bulletin here: https://www.ccslorlando.org/bulletins

To support the ongoing work and ministry of the Cathedral go here:
https://stlukesorlando.churchcenter.com/giving

You can find more information about the Cathedral at our website (https://www.ccslorlando.org) and our page (https://www.facebook.com/ccslorlando).

Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from One License with license A-702028.

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He is Risen! ✨

He is Risen! ✨

Timeline Photos 04/03/2021

Our work goes on. Our labor for love continues. We will not cease, and we will not give up until this world reflects less our nightmare and more God’s dream where there’s plenty good room for all God’s children. Hallelujah anyhow.

https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2021/03/31/presiding-bishop-michael-currys-2021-easter-message/

Our work goes on. Our labor for love continues. We will not cease, and we will not give up until this world reflects less our nightmare and more God’s dream where there’s plenty good room for all God’s children. Hallelujah anyhow.

https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2021/03/31/presiding-bishop-michael-currys-2021-easter-message/

Timeline Photos 04/03/2021

Timeline Photos

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s 2021 Easter message 04/02/2021

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s 2021 Easter message

I want to ask her, “Mary, tell me what got you up that day. Tell me what got you to go to the tomb early in the morning when it was dark, and you could barely see. Why did you get up and go to anoint his body?...You knew the stone was there. You knew you couldn’t move it. And yet you got up and you went anyway.

Mary, tell me your secret.”

https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2021/03/31/presiding-bishop-michael-currys-2021-easter-message/

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s 2021 Easter message “Our work goes on. Our labor for love continues,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry said in his Easter 2021 Message, “We will not cease, and we will not give up until t…

Timeline Photos 04/02/2021

Jesus, thank you for the cross. 🙏

Jesus, thank you for the cross. 🙏

Timeline Photos 04/02/2021

Peace is my last gift to you, my own peace I now leave with
you; peace which the world cannot give, I give to you. 🕊

I give you a new commandment: Love one another as I have
loved you. By this shall the world know that you are my disciples: That you have love ❤️ for one another. #maundythursday

Peace is my last gift to you, my own peace I now leave with
you; peace which the world cannot give, I give to you. 🕊

I give you a new commandment: Love one another as I have
loved you. By this shall the world know that you are my disciples: That you have love ❤️ for one another. #maundythursday

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1017 E Robinson St
Orlando, FL
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