Diocese of Long Island


April 17, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians in the Diocese of Long Island are mourning a beloved priest, the Rev. Paul Wancura, who died this week at age 87 from injuries suffered during a home invasion last month at his home.

No suspects have yet been identified in the attack on Long Island’...

August 15, 2017

Crew working with the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island saw into one of the plaques commemorating Robert E. Lee. Photo: Episcopal Diocese of Long Island.

[Episcopal News Service] A work crew sawed off two Robert E. Lee plaques from a tree on church property in south Brooklyn, New York,...

January 29, 2017

Lawyers working with Safe Passage Project were among those offering assistance to travelers detained at JFK airport over the weekend.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Please pass on.

Dear friends and colleagues at the Safe Passage Project,

I am writing to you this Sunday...

April 12, 2016

[Episcopal Diocese of Long Island] Long Island Bishop Lawrence C. Provenzano issued the following letter April 13 in advance of a scheduled Republican Party fundraiser to be held Thursday on the same block where in 2008 an Ecuadorean immigrant was fatally stabbed by a white teenager. The...

January 14, 2016

[Diocese of Long Island] Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I want to take a moment to touch base with you regarding the recent news from Lambeth Palace. As many of you are aware, a majority of the Anglican Primates have voted this week to sanction the Episcopal Church for the next...

March 2, 2015

[Episcopal Diocese of Long Island] The Rt. Rev. Orris G. Walker, Jr., died on Feb. 28 at the age of 72. He was the seventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, serving from 1991 to 2009.

“His episcopate championed the cause of full inclusion of women in the ordained...

February 20, 2015

[The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew] To mark the season of Lent, The Episcopal Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew has invited 14 Brooklyn artists to contribute innovative works for a “stations of the cross” exhibit.

The tradition of walking the 14 stations of the cross,...

January 31, 2013

[Episcopal News Service] It’s not quite a journey into the wilderness, but members of the Episcopal Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn will be leaving their sanctuary during Lent as the church undergoes repairs following a fire two days...

December 22, 2012

The Rev. Michael Sniffen stands outside the Episcopal Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Brooklyn, New York, a major distribution hub for hurricane-relief efforts, during a break between Sunday services on Dec. 9. Photo/Sharon Sheridan

[Episcopal News Service] More than 100...

August 23, 2012

[Diocese of Long Island] Episcopal Diocese of Long Island Lawrence Provenzano has issued a statement about a recent increase in gun violence in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The diocese encompasses all four counties of Long Island: Kings (the borders of which are the same as those of Brooklyn...


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