"Marriage for the Whole Church", Resolution B012, Proposed for General Convention
Bishop Provenzano, together with the Bishops of Pittsburgh and Rhode Island, has proposed a resolution on marriage to be discussed at the 79th General Convention of The Episcopal Church, taking place in Austin from July 3-July 13 in Austin, Texas.
In the News: "Common Ground" project to provide fresh produce to those in need
"Common Ground" is a joint effort between North Fork Episcopal Ministries, led by the Rev. Roger Joslin and Treiber Farms with support from Episcopal Ministries of Long Island.
From the Office of the Presiding Bishop: Presiding Bishop Curry, the Rev. Jim Wallis issue letter on Reclaiming Jesus Declaration
"This is not just a statement, but the beginning of a process of discernment, prayer, reflection, and action that we believe--and have been told my many others--our churches and their pastors urgently need."
RIP - The Rt. Rev. Shannon Mallory, Assistant Bishop of Long Island from 1979-1980
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
OpEd: An opioid superfund to save lives
Written by Fr. Gideon Pollach (rector, St. John's in Cold Spring Harbor) and Joe Morris (executive director of Long Island Congregations Associations & Neighborhoods).
RIP - The Rev. Harry B. Kraft
Retired rector of St. James the Less, Jamaica where he served from 1986-1994.
Bishops United Urges Assault Weapons Ban, Prayers of Lamentation
Bishop Provenzano, a member of Bishops United Against Gun Violence, calls the diocese to action after the shooting on Ash Wednesday in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Video News: Ravi Ragbir, immigrant-rights leader fighting deportation, honored by Bishop Provenzano last Sunday
Ravi Ragbir, an internationally known leader of the immigrant-rights movement in the United States and executive director of the New Sanctuary Coalition was named an ecumenical canon for immigration work in the Diocese of Long Island and received one of the Episcopal Church’s highest honors, "the Bishop's Cross" last Sunday, February 4, at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Brooklyn.
Three ordained to the vocational diaconate
John Musco, and Philomé and Myldred Prévil were ordained to the vocational diaconate at the Cathedral of the Incarnation on Saturday, January 27. Philomé and Myldred are the first married couple to be ordained at the same time in the Diocese of Long Island.
RIP - Father Charles Prema
Update January 13, 2018: Below please find viewing and funeral arrangements for Father Charles Prema, longtime parishioner of All Saints', Woodhaven: