The Quest for Inclusion: From Bishop John Henry Hobart to Today
What does an inclusive church look like? How can the Church learn from its imperfect past to set a course for broad inclusivity that honors each of us as beloved children of God? These questions will be considered through the lens of Bishop John Henry Hobart’s legacy by expert panelists on Sunday, September 25, 2022 at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church and Pro-Cathedral in Brooklyn, New York, on the occasion of the Bicentennial Celebration of the founding of Hobart College.
All Saints, Bayside To Host Gun Violence Town Hall – Wednesday August 24 at 7:30 PM
Lambeth Conference 2022 begins in Canterbury
Bishops Provenzano, Wolf, and Franklin have joined Anglican bishops from 165 countries for this historic gathering. Click on the headline for their latest reports and other news from the conference
From LI Herald: Hewlett Church’s Little Pantry Fills a Big Need
Regular updates and latest news from the Long Island bishops and deputies to the General Convention taking place July 8-11 in Baltimore, Maryland.
From LI Herald: Hewlett Church’s Little Pantry Fills a Big Need
The pantry, installed in 2020 during the first weeks of the pandemic, serves as a “stop gap” measure for immediate needs.
Statement from Bishop Provenzano on Supreme Court Rulings
The Supreme Court decision released today (Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization), reversing the 1973 case Roe v. Wade comes one day after its decision on NYSRPA v. Bruen to overturn New York’s restrictions—in place since 1913— on carrying concealed weapons in public. We are left reeling and fearful even if we knew these decisions were coming.
Episcopal Diocese of Long Island Awards $100K in Scholarships to Descendants of Enslaved People
Awards were first scholarships from program launched by recently formed Reparations Committee, which hopes to expand program in the future.
VIDEO: Tribute to Canon Myra B. Garnes
Photos, videos, and reflections on the twelve years of Canon Myra's ministry in the Diocese of Long Island.
Real Estate Update
Bishop Lawrence Provenzano Has Appointed the Rev. Landon Moore Vicar for Vocation
"Moore will assist with the discernment process for lay leaders and recruit clergy to the diocese."
Statement from the Bishops of Long Island Regarding the School Shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas
Our hearts break for these innocent children and educators who have become the latest victims of gun violence in our nation. As dutiful citizens, we had a responsibility to protect these children from harm.
Statement from the Bishops of Long Island Regarding Shootings in Buffalo and Laguna Woods, California
Hate comes from the soul when we turn our backs on God; it is an act against the very substance of our redeemed humanity as the people of God.
VIDEO: Holy Week 2022 Kaleidoscope
Click on the headline to see this montage from over 23 parishes across the diocese as they celebrated Holy Week together in person for the first time in three years.
New Diocesan Directory Now Available
R. I. P. The Venerable Canon John Anthony Greco
Welcoming New Clergy: The Rev. Jeff Stevenson, HoSM & The Rev. Walter Wai Lun Lau
Canon Myra Garnes Named Officer for Youth Ministry of The Episcopal Church
"For well over a decade, Canon Myra Garnes has served the diocese as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries with great enthusiasm, vision, and wisdom. Although we will miss her terribly, I know I speak for all in our diocese, that the ministry of the whole church will be blessed by her presence, her spirit, and her faithfulness."
Easter Message from Bishop Provenzano
"In this Eastertide, as we begin these next 50 days, I believe it's important for all of us in our Christian journey to imagine Jesus, us walking along with us, the resurrected Jesus, bringing new life"
2022 Chrism Mass: Video and Photo Album
Click on the headline to watch video of Bishop Provenzano's meditation and the full service or to view photos from the Chrism Mass held on Tuesday, April 12.
National ECW Magazine: Nourish, Babylon thrived amidst controversy, continues to expand ministry
"So many people seem to be dealing with insurmountable challenges. We do what we can to support them, and that has led to us hiring a social worker and starting this housing accompaniment program, but there is always more need.”
The Very Rev. Dr. Michael Sniffen elected Dean of the Mercer School of Theology
Dean Sniffen will oversee collaborative ministries of the Cathedral of the Incarnation, the Mercer School of Theology, and the Center for Spiritual Imagination.
St. John's Episcopal Hospital Debuts New Comprehensive Women's Health Center
Hospital and community leaders cut the ribbon on the first comprehensive women’s health center located on the Rockaway, Queens Peninsula.
Garden City News: Episcopal diocese provides aid to cardiac hospital in Ukraine
“It’s vital that the people of Ukraine know the unwavering support of their friends in The Episcopal Diocese of Long Island and The Episcopal Church," said Bishop Provenzano.
Scholars Program Launched for Descendants of Enslaved People in Brooklyn, Queens, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties
"This is an essential step as we seek to address the long-practiced sin of racism that has existed in our midst,” said Bishop Provenzano.
VIDEO: Bishop Provenzano Announces Parish Closures
St. Mary's in Carle Place, Holy Trinity in Valley Stream and St. Andrew's in Mastic Beach to end "congregational ministry"; future use of property and buildings to be discerned in coming months.
Celebrating the Life and Work of Blessed Absalom Jones
Bishop Provenzano, Dr. Bozzutti-Jones, Dr. Allen Robinson, and Mo. Kassinda Ellis discuss the importance of this annual celebration in the life of the Church; Bp. Provenzano commits to sending icons to every parish in the diocese to display.
Video Feature: "Carrying Christ into the Temple": Celebrating Candlemas at St. Luke's at Sea Cliff
"You're actually taking something tangible...and connecting it to your faith," says the Rev. Jesse Lebus as he speaks about the meaning of Candlemas, also known as the Feast of the Celebration.
R.I.P. Desmond Mpilo Tutu
The anti-apartheid leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner died December 28 at the age of 90.
Video: A Christmas Message from Bishop Provenzano
"Jesus must be reborn in each of us, in our hearts, in our very being, in the way we see the world around us, recognizing the need, both for forgiveness and humility in the midst of a sinful and broken world."
Dec 20: Update on COVID-19 Protocols from Bishop Provenzano
"Given the situation in our diocese ... it is clear that we must all be vigilant in our care for one another, our loved ones, and families."
Bishop Provenzano's Address from the 155th Convention
The 155th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island took place on Saturday, November 13. For the second year in a row, the convention met "virtually".
LiHerald: Hewlett's Silver Bells ring in a revitalized senior group
A seniors club that began years ago at Holy Trinity, Valley Stream has restarted at Trinity-St. John’s Episcopal Church in Hewlett.
Video: Sacred Ground participants reunite to reflect and discern next steps
Participants and facilitators of the 2021 Lenten diocesan-wide program gathered Sunday, October 17 at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City.