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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In The Current Issue

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

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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Absalom Jones Celebration at St. Philip’s

April 12, 2022
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

April 12, 2022

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

April 12, 2022

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

April 12, 2022

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)

April 12, 2022

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

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

January 7, 2022

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

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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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

Ceiling Restoration Begins at St. Paul’s, Staten Island

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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