Immersing ourselves in the Word so we can surf the chaos, a reflection from our Bishop

Bishop’s Message

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Love is the rock upon which the Church is built

Dear Friends in Christ, “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hades will not prevail against it.”  (Matthew 16:18) Yesterday, January 18, […]

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The brightness of Christ to show us the way this Epiphany

Dear friends in Christ, One of the questions I am often asked since returning to Oregon is, “How does it feel to be back?” The question is often asked because the difference between the climate […]

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Update from Bishop Akiyama regarding Christmas Eve Service

Dear friends in Christ, Tomorrow evening, I will preach and celebrate at St. John the Evangelist’s (Milwaukie) Christmas Eve service.  As you know, I had planned to preside at Christmas Eve services at Trinity Episcopal […]

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Bishop Akiyama’s Christmas Message

Read as a PDF. The other day I was talking to a friend who is deep in grief after losing her beloved. “I’m tired of the sermons I’ve heard lately about hope – telling me […]

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Bishop’s message to wear masks indoors this winter

Dear Friends in Christ, Over the last several weeks, there has been a rise in hospitalizations in Oregon due mainly to influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and COVID-19. Physicians in our state have joined with […]

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The springtime edge of a bleak question

Dear friends in Christ, Not quite a year ago, I stood on a small rise at the back of the property where I grew up in Hood River.  The home I’d known since I was […]

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Thanksgiving Message from Bishop Akiyama

“For whom and for what are we thankful?” The question rang through the worship space like a rung bell. I was not the officiant in this liturgy and therefore had the luxury of sinking into […]

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The Bishop’s Close and Elk Rock Garden Listed for Sale

View as a PDF Dear Friends in Christ,  Last Thursday, November 17, 2022, we officially listed the Bishop’s Close and Elk Rock Garden on RMLS.  Since becoming your Bishop in February 2021, I have heard many […]

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Demonstrating hospitality to others and to ourselves, a reflection from Bishop Akiyama

One of the hardest things we are called to do as Christians is to extend hospitality as Jesus taught. Earlier this week, we participated in one of the great rights and privileges of our democracy: voting. In […]

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Immersing ourselves in the Word so we can surf the chaos, a reflection from our Bishop

Dear friends in Christ, The Annual Meeting of the Convention is this Saturday, and I look forward to seeing our clergy and delegates as we tend to the mission and ministry of the diocese. This gathering […]

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