Diocese of Haiti



October 25, 2009

"This is why the Episcopal Church is growing here in Haiti," said Bishop Jean-Zache Duracin as he climbed a steep hill on the Island of La Gonâve, following a path that sometimes narrowed to only inches.

"We go where the people are. If we need to drive for two hours, then walk for an...

April 15, 2009

The $20 million that the U.S. will give Haiti to help that country meet its upcoming debt obligations is "a gesture of compassion and human generosity toward a neighbor in desperate need," Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori told President Barack Obama April 16.

In a letter...

November 19, 2008

The words on the blackboard in an open-air Port-au-Prince classroom for disabled children summarize the Episcopal Church of Haiti's vision of ministry: "Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! O what a foretaste of glory divine."

Episcopalians in Haiti are using tools ranging from schools and...

December 9, 2007

The Dioceses of Maine and Haiti have shared a companion relationship with one another since 2002. The roots of the companionship are in partnerships between several Maine parishes and congregations in rural Haiti that were formed even before the official relationship began.


September 30, 2007

It was a Monday evening in September 2002, and I was making dinner at our Edisto Beach, South Carolina, home. Trisha and I had finished our first day of work since returning from a mission trip to Haiti.

Trisha sat on the stool at the kitchen island across from me and asked, "So, what...

April 10, 2007

Bishop Jean Zache Duracin of the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti will be among clergy and lay leaders attending the 2007 Haiti Connection Conference April 23-25 at the Wyndham Miami Airport Hotel in Florida.

The primary focus of the conference will be the mission and ministry of Episcopal and...

February 6, 2007

The Diocese of Haiti will celebrate its famous founder James Theodore Holly with a Eucharist and gathering at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port-au-Prince on March 13.

Holly, the African American priest who planted the first few dozen Episcopal churches in Haiti during the late 1800s,...

January 15, 2007

Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin of Haiti calls a foiled kidnapping of his two daughters in December "a miracle of God."


It happened on the road leading out of Port-au-Prince while the young women were on their way to the funeral of Duracin's mother-in-law. They were traveling with...

October 30, 2006

October 31, 2006

Dear Representative,

As leaders of our respective Churches and faith communities, we urge you and all Members of Congress to pass the Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement (HOPE) Act of 2006 contained in H.R. 6142. We ask that you urge...

April 30, 2006

More than 250 Haitians and overseas church representatives, including the president of Episcopal Relief and Development, officially opened the Bishop Tharp Business and Technology Institute on April 2 in Les Cayes, Haiti.

Classes at the school began last September, providing university-...