By Mark Michael On April 1, The Diocese of Louisiana announced a slate of two internal candidates for bishop, the Rev. Frederick DuMontier Devall IV, rector of St. Martin’s Church in Metairie; and the Rev. Canon Shannon Rogers Duckworth, the canon to the ordinary. The successful candidate will succeed the Rt. Rev. Morris Thompson, Louisiana’s eleventh bishop, who has served … [Read more...] about Bishop Roundup: Louisiana, New York, New Jersey
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By Kirk Petersen The Rev. Juan Carlos Quiñones of Quito was elected Bishop of Ecuador Central on November 6, according to Episcopal News Service. Assuming he receives the necessary consents from a majority of Standing Committees and bishops with jurisdiction, he will be consecrated on May 7, 2022. He is the first Afro-Ecuadorian to be elected to the post. The Standing … [Read more...] about Bishop Roundup: Ecuador Central, Pittsburgh, N.Y.
By Kirk Petersen Four dioceses and an Episcopal seminary will receive a total of $4 million in grants from the Lilly Endowment, as part of Lilly's $93 million Thriving Congregations Initiative. Judith Cebula, Lilly's communications director, told TLC the four grants of $1 million each are structured as follows: Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis: In collaboration with … [Read more...] about Episcopal Organizations Get $4 Million in Lilly Grants
By Kirk Petersen The Diocese of New York has committed $1.1 million dollars of its endowment to reparations for slavery, to redress what Bishop Andrew M.L. Dietsche described as the diocese's "significant, and genuinely evil, part in American slavery." The reparations fund, representing 2.5% of the diocesan endowment, was approved without opposition on November 9 at … [Read more...] about New York Diocese Earmarks $1.1 Million for Slavery Reparations
By Kirk Petersen After more than a decade of planning, fundraising, and construction, a prominent New York City parish has introduced a pipe organ for the ages. More than 1,100 people packed the pews at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue for the Oct. 5 dedication recital of the new $11 million Miller-Scott organ. They heard more than 90 minutes of organ works from an … [Read more...] about An Organ Crescendo 10 Years in the Making
The Rt. Rev. Andrew M.L. Dietsche, Bishop of New York, writes about how the diocese has faced one part of Bishop Paul Moore Jr.’s legacy: For those of us who were present at General Convention, the careful, well-planned presentation of personal stories, by both women and men, was a powerful learning of both the depth and breadth of the inappropriate exercise of power and the … [Read more...] about Bp. Paul Moore and #MeToo
The R. Rev. Andrew M.L. Dietsche writes about the calling of Rt. Rev. Clifton “Dan” Daniel III as 10th dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine after his service as interim dean: In the Spring of 2017 the Right Reverend Clifton “Dan” Daniel III began service as the Interim Dean of the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, following the resignation of Dean James … [Read more...] about St. John the Divine Calls Bp. Daniel
New York police officers are investigating attempted arson at St. Paul’s Memorial Church, Staten Island, said a report on silive.com. First responders arrived around 2:20 p.m. after a crude firebomb was thrown at the church. The report said the NYPD’s hate crimes unit is investigating. From silive.com: Police say an unidentified individual intentionally chucked the … [Read more...] about Firebomb on Staten Island?