Beyond Doubt: What if you really believed you were enough?

What if you really believed you were enough?  What if you really believed there is nothing more you need to do or be, other than to be yourself? What if showing up and trying to do your best under present circumstances is exactly what makes you happy or causes you to grow—but you just don’t…

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Reasonable Doubt

“I have my certainty,” a Catholic school principal says in the 2008 film Doubt, defending her campaign against a priest she believes is molesting a student. Based on John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play, Doubt is set in the Bronx in 1964, decades before the Roman Catholic Church would be rocked by…

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Both/And

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The Excitement of Doubt

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Gladness: In Doubt

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Forms of Faith

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What I Wish I Would Have Realized Years Ago

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No Belief Without Doubt

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No hay creencia sin duda

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Faith as Creative Insecurity

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La fe como inseguridad creativa

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The Climate Crisis: Reflections on Family, Politics, and Our Common Home

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Do Not Cease from Exploration!

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Holy Trinity, Manhattan, Explores Christianity in the Arabian Gulf

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Mystery and Faith: The Shroud of Turin at the Museum of the Bible

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Enlivening and Enriching Doubt

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Whatever We Know of God, We Know Through Jesus

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Doubt: We Need It

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La Duda: Lo necesitamos

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Not All Certainties Were Created Equal

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Responding to Uncertainty

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Where There Is Doubt, There Is Hope

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LGBTQ+ Pride in Northern Westchester: Raising the Flag, Raising Awareness

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Communion

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Bishops' Messages

No Belief Without Doubt

Bishop Andrew ML Dietsche

Doubt: We Need It

Faith as Creative Insecurity

Diocesan and Parish News

The 245th Diocesan Convention

January 7, 2022

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),…

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Voices Heard: A Diocese Explores Pathways Toward Reparations

August 25, 2021

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…

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Episcopal Charities Receives $1 Million Anonymous Donation

August 25, 2021

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…

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2021 Wardens’ Conference: Presentations and Recorded Sessions

August 25, 2021

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…

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Episcopal Futures Learning Communities Launched at Pentecost

August 25, 2021

Episcopal Futures, which launched on the Day of Pentecost (May 23), is a new diocesan initiative for collaborative transformation of congregations in the Diocese of New York. All congregations in the diocese are invited to apply…

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

August 25, 2021

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…

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New Executive Director for Episcopal Charities

August 25, 2021

Rev. Kevin W. VanHook, II, who previously served as minister of justice, advocacy and change at the Riverside Church, took up his position at the head of Episcopal Charities on May 10, 2021. An ordained…

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“Hybrid” Diocesan Convention Planned for 2021

August 25, 2021

Subject to the safety caveats to which we’ve grown accustomed, the main business of the 245th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of New York—for which the theme this year is “Your Faith Has Made You…

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Pennoyer Appointed Head of Grace Church School

August 25, 2021

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,…

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

August 25, 2021

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…

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Bishops' Messages

No Belief Without Doubt

Bishop Andrew ML Dietsche

Doubt: We Need It

Faith as Creative Insecurity

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

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…

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Absalom Jones Celebration at St. Philip’s

Presiding Bishop Curry preaching

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Remembrance and Hope in Ardsley

On Saturday, September 11 of 2021, in prayerful observance and memorial of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we held a candlelight service at St. Barnabas Church, Ardsley. The service began with the hymn “Amazing Grace”…

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Hispanic Outreach at St. John’s in the Village

In 2021, St. John’s in the Village hosted a number of events as part of its ongoing recognition of the various Spanish-speaking communities in the Diocese of New York. An exhibition of Cuban watercolors by…

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

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…

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30 Years Ordained: The Rev. Dr. Pierre André Duvert

On Saturday, September 18, the Rev. Dr. Pierre André Duvert, rector of St. Luke’s Church in the Bronx, celebrated the 30th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood at Eastwood Manor, where in addition to…

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