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144th Convention Address

Bishop Breidenthal's Convocation Address

Sermon from St. Timothy's

Bishop Breidenthal’s sermon from St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Cincinnati, OH. June 25, 2017.

Learnings from London

Bishop Breidenthal shares experiences and lessons learned on his recent trip to London with the Rev. Alex Martin, co-chair of the Commission on Congregational Life. The bishop hopes that what he learned during his time in London will help us all follow Jesus out into our neighborhoods. May 2, 2017

Earth Day

Bishop Breidenthal encourages us to use this Easter season to appreciate the privilege of taking care of the Earth. April 23, 2017.

Learnings from London

From Church of the Redeemer, Cincinnati: Bishop Breidenthal shares a little about what he learned on his recent trip to London, England. February 5, 2017

Thoughts on Advent

From St. Andrew’s, Evanston, Bishop Breidenthal shares his thoughts on Advent. Dec. 4, 2016.

Election Day 2016

On this Election Day, Bishop Breidenthal makes the case for reconciliation in a time of deep division.

A Church Without Walls

In this video installment from Uptown Westerville, Bishop Breidenthal shares how the congregation of St. Matthew’s, literally a “church without walls,” has followed Jesus out into their neighborhood.


Sermon from St. Margaret's, Trotwood

Sermon preached at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Trotwood, Ohio on Sunday, June 5, 2016.

MARCC Press conference

Cincinnati city and faith organization leaders, including the Rt. Rev. Thomas E. Breidenthal, Bishop of Southern Ohio, gathered on the steps of Cincinnati City Hall on May 11, 2016, to support a bill scheduled for vote by the city council that would require all city departments to recognize new personal photo identification cards issued by the Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati (MARCC), a coalition of 17 Jewish, Roman Catholic, Protestant, Muslim and Unitarian-Universalist judicatories in the Cincinnati area, including the Diocese of Southern Ohio. Bishop Breidenthal was one of several leaders who spoke at the press conference.

Christian Unity and the work of the Holy Spirit

In the week approaching Pentecost 2016, Bishop Breidenthal shares a few thoughts about Christian unity and the work of the Holy Spirit. Recorded at Indian Hill Church, May 8, 2016.

Sermon at Indian Hill Church

Sermon preached by the Rt. Rev. Thomas E. Breidenthal at Indian Hill Episcopal/Presbyterian Church on Sunday, May 8, 2016

Relationship between religion and politics

Bishop Breidenthal discusses the relationship between religion and politics. Recorded Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Trinity Church on Capitol Square, Columbus, Ohio.


Bishop Breidenthal talks about Lent. February 14, 2016 at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Lebanon, Ohio.

Anglican Communion

Bishop Breidenthal’s thoughts on the Anglican Primates discipline of the Episcopal Church.

Confirmation vs. Reception

Bishop Breidenthal explains the difference between confirmation and reception in the Episcopal Church. Video created Jan. 10, 2016 at St. Thomas, Terrace Park.


Sermon at Grace Church, College Hill

Video of the sermon at Grace Church, Cincinnati, on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015

Embracing Connection

In this video, Bishop Breidenthal talks about the “currency of relationships,” and gives two examples of churches in our diocese who are embracing connections with their neighbors.


The second video from Bishop Breidenthal’s visit to Christ Church, Ironton, on Sunday, October 4, 2015, where the bishop celebrated World Communion Sunday with the people of Christ Church and a few neighboring congregations.

Ironton, Ohio

Bishop Thomas E. Breidenthal’s sermon to Christ Episcopal Church, Ironton on Sunday October 4, 2015.


Bishop Breidenthal’s opening remarks for Mission Conference

Syrian Refugee Crisis

Bishop Breidenthal talks about the Syrian refugee crisis, where you can find information and how you can help.  Click here for more information.

Christians and the Earth

Reflections on the earth and the Pope’s Encyclical on climate change.

Reflections on the Diaconate

Same gender marriages

Bishop Breidenthal addresses clergy about the reasoning behind waiting until Advent to start performing same gender marriages.

2015 General Convention recap

Bishop Breidenthal talks about the spirt of trust and risk taking that characterized the 2015 General Convention.

A day at General Convention

Bishop Breidenthal talks about the days events at General Convention.

House of Bishops vote on same gender marriage

Bishop Breidenthal talks about House of Bishops vote regarding same gender marriage.

Presiding Bishop election

Bishop Breidenthal reflects on the historic Presiding Bishop election.

Supreme Court decision

Bishop Breidenthal reflection on the Supreme Court’s decision to allow same gender marriage

78th General Convention

June 25, 2015

Bishop Breidenthal reflects on the first official day of the 78th General Convention

Presentation of PB Nominees

The Presentation of the Presiding Bishop Nominees during yesterdays afternoon season was extremely informative.  The session was 3 hours long and you can view it in its entirety here:  Here’s a short edited video with some highlights of Bishop Breidenthal’s responses.



Bishop Breidenthal Introduction Video for General Convention

This video was produced to introduce Bishop Breidenthal to the Deputies and others at the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church. (All four nominees produced a video as way of an introduction.)


What to expect at General Convention