How Has the Pandemic Affected Your Faith?

When I hear people use the phrase, “when life gets back to normal,” I want to shout out, “No, no. We should be in a new normal.” Hasn’t all this forced-in solitude and isolation taught us anything?

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The Challenge to the Church during Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has called the church to account for whether or not we live into the aspiration to be church has much to do with how we respond… to the “disinherited” classes of people like the poor and people of color, those rendered most vulnerable to Covid-19.

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Modern-day old master: Jersey City painter depicts African Americans as Bible characters

Ballon. Deposition

An interview with painter Tyler Ballon, who draws inspiration from Europe’s Old Master painters to document in paint “the struggle and pain still embedded in the contemporary Black experience, while interpreting these circumstances within the Christian narratives of faith and redemption.”

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In The Current Issue

Staten Island Vaccine Fairy

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Back to the Beginning: A Conversation with Mitchell James Kaplan About His Novel, Into the Unbounded Night

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Challenges and Opportunities

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Desafíos y Oportunidades

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Four Ways COVID-19 Changed the Church

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Re-Envisioning the Parochial Report

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Replanteando el Informe Parroquial

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Children’s Ministry in a Pandemic: The Three Cs

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Last Act

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Coping

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One Chaplain’s Perspective

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Preparing Lay Ministers for Pastoral Care: Community of Hope International in the Diocese of New York

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Keeping Our Faith Community Connected

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Global Mission in the 21st Century

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New Ways of Doing

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Worship in the Land of Trolls and Bombers

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Stepping into Unknown Territory: Initiating an Enhanced Video Ministry for a Virtual World

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Building a New Platform

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Después de la Pandemia

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After the Pandemic

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Coal in My Stocking

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Lessons from the 2020 Pandemic

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Bishops' Messages

Challenges and Opportunities

Bishop Andrew ML Dietsche

After the Pandemic

Re-Envisioning the Parochial Report

Diocesan and Parish News

Partnership of Faith for New York City Launches Covid Victims’ Burial Program

March 23, 2021

On Tuesday, March 9, the Rev. Brenda Husson, rector of St. James Episcopal Church-Madison Avenue, along with members of the Partnership of Faith for New York City, made a solemn trip to the morgue where…

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2020 – 2021 Ordinations

March 23, 2021

Ordinations from March 2020 (pre-pandemic), September 2020, and March 2021.

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2021 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Grants

March 18, 2021

Applications are invited from congregations in the Diocese of New York for grants to support projects that directly address one or more of the United Nations’ 17 SDGs (see https://sdgs.un.org/goals). Effectiveness, accountability and sustainability (addressing…

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Covid-19-Related Calculated Apportioned Share Relief for Congregations with Apportioned Shares of Less than $500,000

March 13, 2021

Following the Diocesan Convention last November, emails were sent in November 2020 and February 2021 to all congregations in the Diocese of New York inviting them to apply for Covid-19-related Calculated Apportioned Share relief for…

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Streamlined Procedure Continues for 2020 Audits

March 10, 2021

The diocesan trustees have voted once again to make available to all congregations in the diocese, regardless of net operating income, a streamlined Alternative Audit process used previously for 2018 and 2019 audits that permits…

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Bishop Lifts Diocesan Restrictions on Public Worship

March 5, 2021

While emphasizing the importance of continuing precautions and the need to follow all New York State guidelines, Bishop Dietsche announced March 5 that he was lifting all of the restrictions that he had imposed on…

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244th Diocesan Convention

January 23, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 244th Convention of the diocese was conducted online via Zoom on Saturday November 7, 2020, with the exception that the bishops and other essential participants were at the Cathedral…

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SCI’s Center for Mariner Advocacy: Responding to Seafarers Trapped by COVID-19

October 2, 2020

Due to the impact of COVID-19 restrictions, many seafarers remain on ship well beyond the international limit of 12 months, with some having served for 15 or 16 months. At the same time we are…

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Ceiling Restoration Begins at St. Paul’s, Staten Island

September 30, 2020

Since a large part of its ceiling collapsed at the beginning of October, 2019, the main sanctuary of the landmarked Victorian Gothic St. Paul’s Memorial Church in the Stapleton section of Staten Island has been…

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Despite COVID-19, Anti-Racism Workshops Thrive Online

September 30, 2020

Sixteen parishioners within our diocese participated in a pilot Online Anti-Racism Workshop via four Zoom sessions from August 17 to August 24.  The committee generally has three workshops a year in the winter, spring and…

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Bishops' Messages

Challenges and Opportunities

Bishop Andrew ML Dietsche

After the Pandemic

Re-Envisioning the Parochial Report

In The Current Issue

A Prayer to the Holy Trinity in a Time of Protest

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Six Poems in BLM-Tide

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Beauty in Darkness

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God’s Kingdom Has No Limit

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Breath is the Body Preparing Us to Live

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COVID-19 in a Wounded World

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8:46

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Youth in the Time of COVID-19

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Una Lección de John Lewis

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A Lesson from John Lewis

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COVID-19 in Mexican Folk Art

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The voice of a Black man calling on real good Whites and real good cops to join with us; for, it is enough

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A Distinctive Point of View

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En la intersección del Racismo y el COVID

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At the Intersection of Racism and COVID

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Pandemic Food Deliveries Bring People Together

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Channeling the Rev. Peter Williams

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The Color of the Godhead ~ Is It Time to Remove Images of the White Jesus From Churches?

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The Prayers of the People in An Unprecedented Time

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The Holy Spirit at St. Esprit

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Racism Exists in Our Churches: Here’s What to Do About It

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Preaching While White

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White Supremacy is Idolatry

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Food for body, mind, and soul

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Our Healthcare System

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Music and the Kingdom

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Preaching in The Time of Pandemic and Protest

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Sojourning with Truth

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Review of Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist

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Diocesan and Parish News

Partnership of Faith for New York City Launches Covid Victims’ Burial Program

On Tuesday, March 9, the Rev. Brenda Husson, rector of St. James Episcopal Church-Madison Avenue, along with members of the Partnership of Faith for New York City, made a solemn trip to the morgue where…

Read More

2020 – 2021 Ordinations

Ordinations from March 2020 (pre-pandemic), September 2020, and March 2021.

Read More

2021 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Grants

Applications are invited from congregations in the Diocese of New York for grants to support projects that directly address one or more of the United Nations’ 17 SDGs (see https://sdgs.un.org/goals). Effectiveness, accountability and sustainability (addressing…

Read More

Covid-19-Related Calculated Apportioned Share Relief for Congregations with Apportioned Shares of Less than $500,000

Following the Diocesan Convention last November, emails were sent in November 2020 and February 2021 to all congregations in the Diocese of New York inviting them to apply for Covid-19-related Calculated Apportioned Share relief for…

Read More

Streamlined Procedure Continues for 2020 Audits

The diocesan trustees have voted once again to make available to all congregations in the diocese, regardless of net operating income, a streamlined Alternative Audit process used previously for 2018 and 2019 audits that permits…

Read More

Bishop Lifts Diocesan Restrictions on Public Worship

While emphasizing the importance of continuing precautions and the need to follow all New York State guidelines, Bishop Dietsche announced March 5 that he was lifting all of the restrictions that he had imposed on…

Read More

244th Diocesan Convention

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 244th Convention of the diocese was conducted online via Zoom on Saturday November 7, 2020, with the exception that the bishops and other essential participants were at the Cathedral…

Read More

SCI’s Center for Mariner Advocacy: Responding to Seafarers Trapped by COVID-19

Due to the impact of COVID-19 restrictions, many seafarers remain on ship well beyond the international limit of 12 months, with some having served for 15 or 16 months. At the same time we are…

Read More

Ceiling Restoration Begins at St. Paul’s, Staten Island

Since a large part of its ceiling collapsed at the beginning of October, 2019, the main sanctuary of the landmarked Victorian Gothic St. Paul’s Memorial Church in the Stapleton section of Staten Island has been…

Read More

Despite COVID-19, Anti-Racism Workshops Thrive Online

Sixteen parishioners within our diocese participated in a pilot Online Anti-Racism Workshop via four Zoom sessions from August 17 to August 24.  The committee generally has three workshops a year in the winter, spring and…

Read More