Bishop Search Update

Who will call?

A Message from the Committee to Elect a Bishop Greetings, beloved siblings in Christ of the Diocese of New York!   The diocesan profile you helped us to write inspired a wonderfully gifted group of candidates to come forward to be a part of the search process for our next diocesan bishop. Since our last…

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The Flag is Raised: Demystifying the LGBTQ+ Community in Northern Westchester

I just finished my sophomore year of high school and I’m a member of the LGBTQ+ community and a confirmed Episcopalian at the Church of the Good Shepherd, in the northern Westchester community of Granite Springs. In The Episcopal New Yorker’s spring issue, I wrote an article about the Educate/Validate program, an LGBTQ+ education series…

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Conflict and Christian Nationalism: How to Talk across the American Divide

As recent congressional hearings on the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol have reminded us in vivid detail, we are a nation deeply divided. Conflict due to political and cultural differences has penetrated every corner of American life, including our relationships with family and friends, and caused painful rifts among members of our congregations….

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In The Current Issue

Christianity vs. “Churchianity”

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Superar las diferencias

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Just War Theory: Often Ignored, But A Necessary Compromise with The World As It Is

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Obtenga el Sí

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Seeds of Faith: Theology and Spirituality at the Heart of Christian Belief

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Speak Out, Don’t Hide

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A Prayer for Our Enemies

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Conflict and Weapons of Violence

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La guerra nunca es menos que el mal

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Bishops' Messages

Reaching Across Difference

Bishop Andrew ML Dietsche

War Is Never Less Than Evil

Getting to Yes

Diocesan and Parish News

General Convention 2022

August 16, 2022
General Convention Scene

The Covid-abbreviated, Covid-shrunken, and Covid-delayed 80th General Convention of the Episcopal Church—the Church’s ultimate decision-making body—gathered in early July in Baltimore. Before the pandemic intervened, it was to have been held a year earlier, over…

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Ordination of Deacons – May 14

August 16, 2022

Front row left to right: The Rev. Deacon Anthony Troy Johnson, The Rev. Anahi Teresa Galante, The Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche, The Rev. Deacon Pamela Wan-Yee Tang, and the Rev. Deacon Jean Marie Angelo. Back…

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Refurbished Huntington House Provides Congenial Mid-Hudson Meeting Place

August 16, 2022
Huntington House Exterior

Over the past few years, a house in West Park, on the west bank of the Hudson south of Kingston, has been beautifully restored to provide a fully equipped gathering space for diocesan and parish…

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Malloy Appointed Cathedral Acting Dean

August 16, 2022
Headshot of The Very Reverend Patrick Malloy

On June 9, the Rev. Canon Patrick Malloy, formerly Sub-Dean and Canon for Liturgy and the Arts of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, was appointed Acting Dean by the Cathedral Trustees, to serve…

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220 Years of Ascension on Staten Island

August 16, 2022

On Ascension Day (May 26), the Church of the Ascension, Staten Island, celebrated its 220th anniversary with a special service and reception. Bishop Assistant Mary Glasspool was the celebrant and preacher, assisted by the Rev….

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Episcopal Church and Diocesan Positions on Abortion

August 15, 2022

Following the June 24, 2022, decision of the Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to overturn Roe v. Wade and hold that the Constitution of the United States does not confer a…

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Sustainable Development Goals Fund Grants Application Deadline Extended

April 12, 2022

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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Bishops' Messages

Reaching Across Difference

Bishop Andrew ML Dietsche

War Is Never Less Than Evil

Getting to Yes

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

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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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),…

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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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