Experiencing Beloved Community with Our Eyes

How can the art in our sacred spaces help us experience what it means to be part of a Beloved Community? This summer and fall, as many of us have cautiously returned to worship in our churches, we are once again experiencing the joy not only of being present with each other, but of being…

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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 was kind of shocking: 67 felt like my ‘mid sixties’; 68 feels like my ‘late sixties’). And last month I…

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It’s Time We Made People with Disabilities Feel Truly Welcome in Our Churches

There are various ministries and missions around the Diocese of New York which serve people with disabilities. The diocese has two congregations of people with hearing loss, including the longest operating church for the deaf in the world. Elsewhere, there are ministries to people with intellectual disabilities, and individuals who are blind and deaf have…

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In The Current Issue

Words to Live By

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Ten Seasons Strong – The Hyde Park Community Garden

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Seeking Wholeness in the Mosaic of Diversity

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Joy to the World

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Finding Myself

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A Garden Revitalized in the South Bronx

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Sobre el Ser – Y Dejar de Ser – Su Obispo

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On Being – And Ceasing to Be – Your Bishop

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The Voice Message I Will Never Delete from My iPhone

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Beginning Again

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Comenzar de nuevo

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Let it be with me according to your Word: Henry Ossawa Tanner’s The Annunciation

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Living on the Fringe

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Trying to Get Over Covid Anxiety

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Review of Spain, 1000-1200: Art at the Frontiers of Faith at the Cloisters

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Review of Courage to Thrive: Finding Joy and Hope in the Midst of Mental Health Struggles

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You Have to Actively Love People

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In Praise of Vacation Bible School

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Covid Commandment Lessons

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Gift of Lumber, Gift of Food

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Hope as a Prophetic Act

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La esperanza como acto profético

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On the Road to a Successful Parish Merger in Orange County

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Against All Odds: Hope In Dark Times

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COVID 19

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Bishops' Messages

Hope as a Prophetic Act

Beginning Again

Diocesan and Parish News

Remembrance and Hope in Ardsley

January 7, 2022

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

January 7, 2022

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

January 7, 2022

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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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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Bishops' Messages

Hope as a Prophetic Act

Beginning Again

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

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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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…

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Campus Ministry Across the Diocese

Our leaders in the Episcopal Church have been growing, in faith and in talent, long before they ever join a vestry. Campus ministry serves as one of the main cultivated fields for the tending of…

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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…

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2020 – 2021 Ordinations

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

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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…

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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…

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