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

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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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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