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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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Campus Ministry Across the Diocese

The Rev. Ryan Kuratko

Our leaders in the Episcopal Church have been growing, in faith and in talent, long before they ever join a vestry. Campus ministry serves as one of the main cultivated fields for the tending of leaders in the Episcopal Church. Like a net strategically positioned in a river, campus ministries and college chaplaincies connect with…

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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 has, in fact, already successfully begun, with a series of one-hour Wednesday “Roll-Out” meetings featuring prayer, song and presentations by…

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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 yet been determined for a beginning of what will, when it happens, be a carefully-staged return to the office. Diocesan…

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

Nicholas Richardson

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 was kind of shocking: 67 felt like my ‘mid sixties’; 68 feels like my ‘late sixties’). And last month I…

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Despite COVID-19, Anti-Racism Workshops Thrive Online

Roberta Todd

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 fall.   Covid-19 cancelled the spring and fall two-day in-person workshops which would have been available to those who needed this…

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