Bishop’s Blog – Video Sept 8 2017

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Bishop’s Response to Hurricane Harvey

Dear Diocese of Easton, I have been watching the weather events of Hurricane Harvey unfold in Texas with great concern for our brothers and sisters.  It is in times of suffering and loss when we can most clearly become aware of God’s presence. We here on the Eastern Shore of Maryland … [Read more...]

Bishop’s Blog – Sabbath Reflection: Christians Live in the Paradox of Grace


By The Right Rev. Santosh K. Marray, XI Bishop of Easton & The Rev. Fr. Mark S. Delcuze, Rector, Christ Church Parish, Kent Island As graduates of the University of Virginia, Mimi and I were horrified by the events in Charlottesville on August 11-12. Particularly, the image on Saturday of … [Read more...]

Letter from Bishop San

First, I want to express my sympathy and solidarity for those who have lost property and for those who have suffered injuries during the tornado, which struck Stevensville.  I want to assure everyone involved in this tragedy of the on-going prayers as the Episcopal Diocese of Easton stands with our … [Read more...]

Stevensville Tornado – A Message from Rev. Mark Delcuze

Beloved in Christ, I am receiving so many kind messages, I wanted to use this forum to update everyone on our status at Christ Church Parish, Kent Island. The F2 Tornado passed about a mile north of Christ Church and Camp Wright at 1:29 am Monday morning. It was on the ground for about 4 … [Read more...]

A final report on the Bishop’s health

Bishop San is home and recovering well from his recent bypass surgery. He will return to the office sometime in August. In the meantime please feel free to contact the diocesan office with any concerns. Letters and well wishes for the Bishop may also be sent to the office and we will deliver them. … [Read more...]

Bishop San Update – Tuesday June 27

Dear Diocesan Family, Thank you to everyone for your prayers for Bishop San's recovery after his successful bypass surgery last week. He is continuing to show great progress and the doctors have scheduled his release from the hospital for later today, Tuesday. He will continue to rest and heal … [Read more...]

Ordination of Barbara Anne Fisher

We are very much looking forward to the ordination of Barbara Anne Fisher to the Deaconate this Saturday at 11am at St. Alban's in Salisbury.  We are pleased to announce that The Right Rev. Chilton Knudsen will preside. All are invited to join in this celebration of ministry! … [Read more...]

Wednesday Evening Update on Bishop San

Dear Diocesan Family, Thank you to everyone for your prayers today in support of San, his family, his doctors and the medical staff. We are pleased to offer thanks to God and to announce that San has come through his surgery with no complications. The doctors reiterated that he has a "strong … [Read more...]

Wednesday Morning Update on Bishop San

Dear Diocesan Family, We want to thank everyone for their continued prayers and support for our beloved Bishop San. We have received numerous emails of support and San is deeply touched by your outpouring of love. Please enjoy the video that San has sent for us all. As you can see he is upbeat … [Read more...]

Update on Bishop San

Dear Diocesan Family, Last evening, Bishop San was transferred to the Cardiac Care Unit at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.  He is scheduled for bypass surgery tomorrow, although a specific time has yet to be determined. He is in good spirits - talking up the Episcopal Church and our … [Read more...]

Important Notice About Our Bishop

Dear Diocesan Family, Last evening (Sunday June 18th) Bishop San felt uncomfortable and went to the Emergency Room.  He was admitted to the hospital for cardiac observation and testing.  That testing revealed a need for surgery and San is being transferred to a hospital in Baltimore … [Read more...]

Bishop’s Blog – Prayer – Part II

How Shall We Pray? Many people earnestly want to pray but they don’t know how. Many others who have been praying for years want to know how to pray better; they know they have not found the full power and joy of a prayer life. “How” is one of the neglected words in many of our churches. We … [Read more...]

Cluster Gatherings – BBQ & Brainstorm

Interested in helping your "cluster" catch a vision for what's next? Join us at the BBQ & Brainstorm in your local Convocation. Convocation = our diocese has three regions (north, middle, and south) that we call "Convocations" Clusters = each of our convocations also includes "clusters" of … [Read more...]

Bishop’s Blog – Prayer – Part I


Episcopal Diocese of Easton Prayer Centered Church + Mission–Shaped Diocese The 149th Annual Diocesan Convention has adopted the recommendation from the Bishop’s Convention Address to be characterized as ‘A Prayer Centered Church and Mission-Shaped Diocese’. It has committed to re-emerge as a … [Read more...]

Bishop’s Blog – Ascension: A Brief Season to Embrace a Glorious Message

Ascension Day traditionally falls forty days after the resurrection and ten days before the Feast of Pentecost which will be celebrated this Sunday, June 4. The significance of the Ascension is that it underlines the exaltation of Jesus and is a fitting conclusion to his ministry. Also, it … [Read more...]

Bishop’s Blog – Wandering the Circumference

Reflection: In one of my morning meditations and readings I came across this pearl of spiritual wisdom by one of the Early Church Fathers, St. Augustine of Hippo, and thought it appropriate for sharing with the wider community of faith. The commentary is by Donald X Burt. Wandering the … [Read more...]

Bishop’s Blog – Second Chance Part II

Second chance beckons the church to think eschatologically.  Eschatology in academia is related to “end time”, however I am more inclined to associate it with the question of ‘present time’ or to be more theologically correct, Kairos. It begs the question, “what’s God doing in your life, church or … [Read more...]

Bishop’s Blog – Second Chance – Part I

Second chance is a favorite term preachers use to articulate courage and confidence in the present, while at the same time pointing to a forgiving God who focuses attention to the future with optimism and hope.  The message of the prophet Ezekiel to the people of Israel is still relevant for today, … [Read more...]

Bishop’s Blog – 5/4/17 – Just Try Jesus!

She was a young woman in her thirties who had been married for years when, without warning, her husband upped and left her. Without any explanation and no hope of reconciliation she was suddenly left alone. Understandably, she went into a deep state of depression to the verge of despair. Above … [Read more...]

Bishop’s Easter Message

Bishop’s Easter Message Too GOOD TO BE TRUE: He is Risen! He IS Risen! The lord is Risen Indeed! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! The resurrection joy is God’s reassurance to the world of new life in Jesus. This life conquers death transforming darkness into light, today’s fear into tomorrow’s … [Read more...]

Bishop’s Holy Week Reflection

Holy Week Reflection Almost there Saints!! Spiritually, we are at our most healthy when we are able to recognize that sin has the debilitating outcome of creating a chasm or wedge of separation between God and God’s beloved children. We all know that as hard as we try to be good, follow God’s … [Read more...]

Diocesan Wardens and Treasurers Conference Materials from the 2017 Warden's & Treasurers Conference have been posted and can be accessed here. … [Read more...]

Easter Vigil

Easter Vigil

Join the Bishop this Easter Eve as we enter into the joy of the Resurrection of our Lord. All are are Welcome. … [Read more...]

Mission Shaped and Prayer Centered


"We are a mission shaped Diocese and a prayer-centered Church!" Get the full story on our Convention 2017 web page.  The 149th Convention, the first Convention with our 11th Bishop, Santosh Marray, was marked by hope, enthusiasm, and the sharing of ideas. … [Read more...]

Diocesan Convention 2017

The 2017 Diocesan Convention will take place Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25 at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, MD. The theme of this year's convention is "A Window with a View: Learnings from the Exile". Below is a link to information, including the schedule and registration: 2017 … [Read more...]

Profiles in Spirituality: The Shore’s New Bishop on Christianity and Reconciliation after the Election

This article was originally published on the Talbot Spy on December 14, 2016 by Dave Wheelan It’s safe to say that Santosh Marray, the newly installed Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Easton. is the most diverse leader they have had since its founding in 1866. But you could also say he is … [Read more...]

Bishop Marray’s 100 Day Pilgrimage Around the Diocese of Easton


Bishop Marray has completed a 100 day pilgrimage across the Diocese of Easton to visit each parish. Below is an interactive map of all parishes, with a purple cross for which parishes he has already visited. There is also a pdf of the schedule to see which parishes he visited and when. Click … [Read more...]

Pete Stanton Update

September 15, 2017 - Update from Barbara Stanton - Thanks for your prayers! The doctor in the ICU after Pete's brain injury on 5/2/17 told us recovery would be a marathon. And it has been! Pete had a large right parietal stroke in 2009 with multiple deficits from which he had a good partial … [Read more...]

Betty Nelson

Mrs. Betty B. Nelson died on Saturday, September 9, at the age of 93. Betty was well known in the Diocese of Easton as a pioneer. She was the first female attorney to practice law in Dorchester County. She was also the first woman to serve on the Vestry and then as Senior Warden of Christ … [Read more...]