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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 on churches beyond those already imposed by the State of New York, and that he is “counting on clergy and…

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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 Work of Hudson Link Working for Higher Education in Prison The Awakening of Unwoke People: Church, Religion and State Clergy…

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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 levels were maintained; The loan proceeds were spent on payroll costs and other eligible expenses; and At least 60% of the…

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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 were recorded and are now available online at  www.dioceseny.org/wc21. Presentations included: The Role of Wardens: (Best) Practices Make Perfect By…

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Bishop Search Update

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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Who will call?

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, where he will succeed the current head, George P. Davidson, in July 2022. Robbie, who was ordained to the priesthood…

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Episcopal Church and Diocesan Positions on Abortion

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 right to abortion, the Episcopal New Yorker presents our readers here with a summary of diocesan and Episcopal Church positions…

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Ordination of Deacons – May 14

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 row left to right: The Rev. Canon Charles W. Simmons; The Rev. Deacon Pedro L. Rodriguez, Jr.; The Rev. Canon…

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Refurbished Huntington House Provides Congenial Mid-Hudson Meeting Place

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 meetings and other events, as well as offices for the Bishop and members of his staff. This project has been…

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Huntington House Exterior

Malloy Appointed Cathedral Acting Dean

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 in that capacity as the trustees carry out their search process to identify the 11th Dean. “I am absolutely delighted…

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Headshot of The Very Reverend Patrick Malloy