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Return of the Common Cup

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 Kinds, and to “permit, and encourage, the restoration of the Common Cup in the worship of our churches.” At the…

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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 year on June 30, 2022 in accordance with the terms of his original agreement with the Bishop and Board of…

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Absalom Jones Celebration at St. Philip’s

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 the preacher was the presiding bishop, the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry preached. Video is available in English at https://vimeo.com/edny/absjones22-eng…

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Presiding Bishop Curry preaching

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 of the full service is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQysR9gqxps.

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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 the pandemic, although having Zoom meetings with the girls could be a challenge. (Those Zoom meetings have continued through the…

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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), was once more spread over a series of weeks. The big difference this year was that everything done online from…

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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 eight lay chaperones – making a party of 33 in all. All Photos by Crispian Thorne.

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2020 – 2021 Ordinations

Ordinations from March 2020 (pre-pandemic), September 2020, and March 2021.

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Global Women’s Fund Update

Judi Counts

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 of New York caused by the sheltering-in-place mandate, the GWF has been able to meet our scholarship commitments worldwide and…

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A Message from Bishop Dietsche Regarding COVID and Its Effect on Our Lives

The Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche

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 us that we temporarily suspend the public worship of our churches. Over the next two months and more, we in…

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