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Sustainable Development Goals Fund Grants Application Deadline Extended

The deadline for applying for a 2022 Sustainable Development Goals Fund Grant has been extended to Friday, June 3. The Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDGF) aims to provide support for partnerships between congregations, schools and mission networks within the Episcopal Diocese of New York (EDNY) and global entities outside of the EDNY. The EDNY partner applies for…

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Absalom Jones Celebration at St. Philip’s

In a departure from recent practice, the diocese this year celebrated the life and ministry of the Blessed Absalom Jones not at the Cathedral, but at St. Philip’s Church in Harlem. Bishop Dietsche officiated, and the preacher was the presiding bishop, the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry preached. Video is available in English at https://vimeo.com/edny/absjones22-eng…

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Presiding Bishop Curry preaching

Return of the Common Cup

On March 14, two years almost to the day after the suspension of public worship in the diocese, Bishop Dietsche wrote to the diocese to authorize, with immediate effect, the return to Communion in Both Kinds, and to “permit, and encourage, the restoration of the Common Cup in the worship of our churches.” At the…

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Dean Daniels Departs

The Dean of the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, the Rt. Rev. Clifton Daniel III, announced March 15 that he would be leaving the post that he has held for the past five year on June 30, 2022 in accordance with the terms of his original agreement with the Bishop and Board of…

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Taizé Pilgrimage

21 young members of Christ Church, Bronxville, Christ’s Church, Rye, Trinity Church Wall Street, and St. Peter’s, Port Chester went on pilgrimage to the Taizé Community in Burgundy Feb 18-27, accompanied by four clergy and eight lay chaperones – making a party of 33 in all. All Photos by Crispian Thorne.

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Memorial Service for Archbishop Desmond Tutu (1931-2021)

A service in honor of Archbishop Tutu’s legacy and memory took place February 13 at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, with the presiding bishop, the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, preaching. Video of the full service is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQysR9gqxps.

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Bishop Dietsche Calls for Election of Coadjutor; Announces Timetable Leading to His Retirement

Nicholas Richardson

In his address to Convention, Bishop Dietsche called for the election of a bishop coadjutor to replace him, ultimately, as the Bishop Diocesan of New York. “Four days ago,” he said, “I turned 68 (which was kind of shocking: 67 felt like my ‘mid sixties’; 68 feels like my ‘late sixties’). And last month I…

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The 245th Diocesan Convention

Building on the experience and successes of the Diocese’s first Covid-era convention in 2020, when any in-person meeting was impossible, the 245th Diocesan Convention, with the theme “Your Faith Has Made You Whole” (Luke 17:19b), was once more spread over a series of weeks. The big difference this year was that everything done online from…

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Voices Heard: A Diocese Explores Pathways Toward Reparations

The diocesan Reparations Committee sponsored a series of well-attended webinars in May, June, and July including: Equal Education Denied: The Legacy of Segregated Housing Systemic Racism and Medical Apartheid Reaching for a Better Tomorrow: “The Work of Hudson Link Working for Higher Education in Prison The Awakening of Unwoke People: Church, Religion and State Clergy…

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Episcopal Charities Receives $1 Million Anonymous Donation

Episcopal Charities recently received a $1 million anonymous donation—the largest single gift in its history. The gift will be used to grow the organization’s endowment to build long-term organizational capacity as well as support new programs in the short term. In the past year, Episcopal Charities has introduced a number of new programmatic initiatives, including…

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