The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

A Christmas Message from the Bishops

The blessing of Christmas is Emmanuel, God with us, the gift of Jesus Christ! We worship God at the manger, rejoicing in the love of God that fills the stable on this holy night. God showers God’s blessings upon us in this simple setting, and our hearts are filled with joy, wonder and hope.

As we celebrate this joy-filled season and rejoice in the gift of Christ’s birth, may our prayer also include the desire to share the love and hope of Jesus with the world.  Engaging our neighborhoods, let us explore new and life-giving ways to share the gift of Jesus with others. Filled with God’s love and hope, may we journey forward to reveal love incarnate with the world.


The Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas                                 The Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens
Bishop Diocesan                                                   Bishop Suffragan