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November 19, 2011

The Rev. Canon Andrew M.L. Dietsche was elected on Nov. 19 as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, pending the required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of the Episcopal Church. Photo/Diocese of New York

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November 19, 2011

The Rev. Canon Andrew M.L. Dietsche was elected on Nov. 19 as bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, pending the required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees of the Episcopal Church.

Dietsche, 57, who currently serves as the...

May 16, 2010

The Diocese of New York celebrated Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall's feast day on Sunday, May 16 with a service at St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Harlem, where Marshall was a longtime parishioner and vestry member.

The service featured music by the St. Philip's choir, joined by...

December 14, 2009

From the floor of the sanctuary at St. Augustine's Church on Manhattan's Lower East Side, the two tiny rooms to either side of the organ where blacks worshiped in the 1800s are barely visible.

"They could see and hear but not be seen well unless they stood up," said the Rev. Deacon Edgar...

October 30, 2009

Eight New York bishops sent a letter to the state's Governor David Patterson Oct. 29 protesting proposed budget cuts to education.

In the letter, the bishops, representing the state's six Episcopal dioceses, gave four reasons among their concerns for opposing the cuts:

• "We...

October 4, 2009

On Christmas Eve 1947 Veronica Henry walked into St. Philip's Episcopal Church on West 134th Street in Harlem for the first time for midnight mass.

Originally from the West Indies and new to New York, Henry was looking for a church home when a friend brought her to St. Philip's, she said...

September 18, 2009

Looking out over the crowd of Church Club of New York members gathered at the Seamen's Church Institute on Water Street in lower Manhattan September 17, Doug Stevenson, SCI's director for seafarer's rights, reminded them that the United States' prosperity depends on shipping.

"Probably...

August 21, 2009

The high school youth group from Christ Church Bronxville in New York embarked on a weeklong mission trip on August 9 to Atlanta and Covington, Georgia, where they got their hands dirty helping to clear debris from and make repairs to low-income homes.

The teenagers from Bronxville,...

December 1, 2008

The world's largest Gothic cathedral -- St. John the Divine -- staged a coming-out celebration November 30 after a $41 million restoration revealed a gigantic space full of light and color.

 

The mother church of the Diocese of New York had been partially closed and its 8,500-pipe...

September 29, 2008

Weaving themes of shepherding, tending to flocks and the critical nature of the ecosystem, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori addressed the importance of pastoral responsibility at the September 30 Hobart lecture.

"Pastors have a responsibility to challenge the...

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