Covid on (and Off) Campus

How do we tell the story of a pandemic that divided us into separate rooms in scattered cities, defined by different stories, but linked by the hum of monitors and Zoom? One of the best ways is also the most illuminating: we tell all our stories by listening to each other, attending to one story…

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Developing The Next Generation of Leaders

As we emerge from the pandemic’s effects on us as a diocese, it has become a critical priority to reimagine old ways of being faithful. The past 1 ½ years have deeply challenged the ways we do “church,” what it means to worship, and what it means to be in community with one another as…

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Kelly Latimore: Iconographer of a New Imago Dei

Any lingering ideas we might hold about artists who paint — or, more precisely, write — icons quickly disappear when we meet iconographer Kelly Latimore and his large body of work. The affable 34-year-old suburban Chicago native (now living and working in St. Louis) does not align with the image of an elderly monk bent…

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In The Current Issue

The Journey

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Palm Sunday Hospitality with 10- and 11-Year-Olds

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Mission of Our Youth: Poverty in New York

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A Sunday School Pandemic Journal

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Prayers from Our Hearts

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Confirmands Get Creative

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Introducing Rev. Kevin W. VanHook, II, the New Executive Director of Episcopal Charities

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Video Hit: St. James’ children’s ministries series Did You Know?

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Chrysalis

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Seeing Past the Horizon

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Hacer espacio para dejar que los niños nos guíen

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Make Space to Let the Children Lead Us

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ACT: 50 Years and Looking Forward

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¡De vuelta a la escuela!

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Back to School!

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We Need All Ages

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Jonathan Daniels Pilgrims Reflect

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When I Was a Child: The Beginnings of Faith

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Arts Education Amidst a Pandemic

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New Youth Grantmaking Board at Christ’s Church, Rye

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Breath of Freedom: Rural and Migrant Ministry’s Summer Overnight Leadership Camp

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Grace Year: In Preparation for Leadership for the Common Good

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Un niño y un milagro

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A Child and a Miracle

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Are We Teaching Our Children How to Live?

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Bishops' Messages

Make Space to Let the Children Lead Us

Bishop Andrew ML Dietsche

A Child and a Miracle

Back to School!

Diocesan and Parish News

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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Diocesan COVID-19 Information

September 30, 2020

Diocesan Offices Remain Closed The diocesan offices on the Cathedral Close at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue remain closed, and the Bishop’s staff continue to work from home. As of the time of writing, no date has…

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Diocesan Convention Goes Virtual with Series of Weekly Roll-Out Meetings

September 30, 2020

This year’s 244th Diocesan Convention, which was scheduled to take place at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine on Saturday November 7, will—of course—now take place online, in this case via Zoom. The convention…

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

September 30, 2020

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…

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

September 30, 2020

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…

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One Parish’s Pandemic

September 30, 2020

Trinity Church, Garnerville—organized in 1846 and brought into union with the Diocese of New York in 1847—is the oldest Episcopal parish in Rockland County. The current church building was opened in 1899. Like many parishes,…

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Global Women’s Fund Update

September 30, 2020

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…

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Committed to Service: NYSJC’s 2020-2021 Fellows

September 30, 2020

This year, the New York Service + Justice Collaborative (NYSJC)—the New York affiliate of Episcopal Service Corps, a national network of intentional communities—welcomes a new cohort of Fellows from six states across the country. For…

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Bishops' Messages

Make Space to Let the Children Lead Us

Bishop Andrew ML Dietsche

A Child and a Miracle

Back to School!

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

Bishop’s Staff Full Time Return to Close Delay to Nov 1

The Bishop’s staff, which has been working partly in the office and partly from home since early July, will return to working five days a week in the diocesan offices starting in November. This represents…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Episcopal Futures Learning Communities Launched at Pentecost

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

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

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

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

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

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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