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244th Diocesan Convention

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 244th Convention of the diocese was conducted online via Zoom on Saturday November 7, 2020, with the exception that the bishops and other essential participants were at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, appropriately distanced from one another. The formal Convention of November 7 was preceded by a…

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Bishop Lifts Diocesan Restrictions on Public Worship

While emphasizing the importance of continuing precautions and the need to follow all New York State guidelines, Bishop Dietsche announced March 5 that he was lifting all of the restrictions that he had imposed on public worship. “This is still very much a time to exercise caution, and it would be imprudent to imagine that…

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Streamlined Procedure Continues for 2020 Audits

The diocesan trustees have voted once again to make available to all congregations in the diocese, regardless of net operating income, a streamlined Alternative Audit process used previously for 2018 and 2019 audits that permits a congregation’s leaders to conduct the audit internally and without the involvement of outside professionals, provided that they do not…

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Covid-19-Related Calculated Apportioned Share Relief for Congregations with Apportioned Shares of Less than $500,000

Following the Diocesan Convention last November, emails were sent in November 2020 and February 2021 to all congregations in the Diocese of New York inviting them to apply for Covid-19-related Calculated Apportioned Share relief for the first and second quarters of 2021 of between 5% and 25%, based on completion of a simple online form….

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2021 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Grants

Applications are invited from congregations in the Diocese of New York for grants to support projects that directly address one or more of the United Nations’ 17 SDGs (see https://sdgs.un.org/goals). Effectiveness, accountability and sustainability (addressing one or more SDGs, as well as financial sustainability) will be essential criteria which applicants must identify, define and measure….

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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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Un Mensaje del Obispo Dietsche Sobre el COVID y Su Efecto en Nuestras Vidas

The Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche

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 exigió la suspensión temporal de la adoración pública en nuestras iglesias. Durante los siguientes dos meses e incluso después, nosotros…

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Committed to Service: NYSJC’s 2020-2021 Fellows

Judith Douglas

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 the duration of their 11-month service, the six Fellows will live at Trinity Episcopal Church, Morrisania in the South Bronx,…

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