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Diocesan Protocols for Covid 19 Now Mirror Those of the State of New York

In an email communication replacing all previous statements of diocesan protocols and policies regarding reopening of churches in the diocese, Bishop Dietsche wrote May 27 to state that he would no longer impose Covid-related restrictions on churches beyond those already imposed by the State of New York, and that he is “counting on clergy and…

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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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PPP Loans: Reminder to Congregations to Apply for Loan Forgiveness if You Qualify

Do You Qualify? If your congregation received one or more Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans, it should qualify* for full loan forgiveness if, during the 8- to 24-week covered period following loan disbursement: Employee and compensation levels were maintained; The loan proceeds were spent on payroll costs and other eligible expenses; and At least 60% of the…

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2021 Wardens’ Conference: Presentations and Recorded Sessions

After a pandemic-induced hiatus in 2020, the Warden’s Conference returned for 2021 via Zoom with a strong lineup of well-attended presentations, delivered over two weekday evenings and a Saturday morning in early June. All sessions were recorded and are now available online at  www.dioceseny.org/wc21. Presentations included: The Role of Wardens: (Best) Practices Make Perfect By…

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Pennoyer Appointed Head of Grace Church School

The Episcopal New Yorker is delighted to record the appointment of long-time editorial advisory board member the Rev. Robert M. Pennoyer II to be the next head of school at Grace Church School in Manhattan, where he will succeed the current head, George P. Davidson, in July 2022. Robbie, who was ordained to the priesthood…

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Report from the St. Margaret’s and St. Luke’s Branches of the Girls’ Friendly Society

Our last meeting in person—at which we wanted to learn  whatever we could about Covid-19—was on March 21, 2020. Then everything shut down. We were, however, able to continue with part of our program during the pandemic, although having Zoom meetings with the girls could be a challenge. (Those Zoom meetings have continued through the…

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2020 – 2021 Ordinations

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

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Global Women’s Fund Update

Judi Counts

In this time of global pandemic, the Global Women’s Fund of New York (GWF) is continuing to empower Anglican women and girls in the developing world through education. Despite the challenges facing the Episcopal Diocese of New York caused by the sheltering-in-place mandate, the GWF has been able to meet our scholarship commitments worldwide and…

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A Message from Bishop Dietsche Regarding COVID and Its Effect on Our Lives

The Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche

My Brother’s and Sisters, As this issue of the Episcopal New Yorker comes to you, six and a half months have passed since the rapid escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York required of us that we temporarily suspend the public worship of our churches. Over the next two months and more, we in…

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Un Mensaje del Obispo Dietsche Sobre el COVID y Su Efecto en Nuestras Vidas

The Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche

Mis Hermanos y Hermanas, Al momento de recibir esta edición del Episcopal New Yorker, ya han pasado seis meses y medio desde que el acelerado incremento de la pandemia del COVID-19 en Nueva York nos exigió la suspensión temporal de la adoración pública en nuestras iglesias. Durante los siguientes dos meses e incluso después, nosotros…

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