Diocese of Haiti



April 5, 2010

An image gallery to accompany this story is here.

A spirit of resurrection was evident in Haiti's Episcopal churches from the capital city Port-au-Prince to the rural countryside during Holy Week and Easter.

"The devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010, does not stop us from...

April 4, 2010

Nearly three months after a magnitude-7 earthquake decimated wide swaths of Haiti and destroyed much of the infrastructure of the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti, Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin said his Easter homily that "The Lord is with all Haitians."

"We can no longer continue to look for...

March 30, 2010

In the nearly three months since a magnitude-7 earthquake devastated large parts of Haiti on Jan. 12, Episcopalians have helped survivors in ways both large and small.

The donations run the gamut from pick-up trucks to balls and dolls, to cite just three examples.

The trucks,...

March 17, 2010

A coordinated plan to rebuild the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti's world-famous Cathédrale Sainte Trinité (Holy Trinity Cathedral) in Port-au-Prince is getting underway.

Haiti Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin has asked Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe Bishop Pierre Whalon to guide what...

March 5, 2010

The following is the Lenten letter from the Rt. Rev. Jean Zaché Duracin, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti.


‘The earthquake has not destroyed our hope in the future"


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:


Seven weeks after we were hit by the...

March 4, 2010

Episcopal Diocese of Haiti Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin has written to the wider church saying that the magnitude-7 earthquake that struck the country Jan. 12 "was our baptism."

"Now is our new creation," Duracin wrote on March 5.

Duracin also asked for Episcopalians' patience as the...

February 18, 2010

The devastating earthquake in Haiti destroyed the tools of many empowering Episcopal ministries in the Diocese of Haiti. Episcopal churches, primary and secondary schools, universities and vocational schools, hospitals and clinics no longer are able to serve the countless Haitians who depend on...

February 11, 2010

Close to a month after a Jan. 12 earthquake hit the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, images and descriptions of the damage continue to emerge, including two new multimedia resources that have been added to the Episcopal Church's website.

In a new video message available here, Presiding...

February 11, 2010

Amidst the ruins of their diocese and their nation, Haitian Episcopalians have found ongoing hope in their music and art.

"Some things are too difficult to express in words," said Jeanne Pocius, a trumpet professor at the Diocese of Haiti's now-destroyed Holy Trinity Music School in Port...

February 9, 2010

The wider Episcopal Church can most effectively help the earthquake-ravaged Diocese of Haiti by praying, contributing to emergency relief efforts and planning how it will help the diocese achieve the rebuilding priorities that it will eventually set.

That is the assessment Presiding...