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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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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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

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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