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Statement from Province II Bishops on the Earthquake in Haiti

Monday, January 18, 2010

We the Bishops of Province II of The Episcopal Church were gathered for our
annual retreat when we learned of the great earthquake in Port-au-Prince,
Haiti. Having spent our 2008 retreat in that country, we were already very
conscious of the desperate situation of the Haitian people and of our
Diocese of Haiti.

This new disaster which has injured and killed so great a
number touches us very deeply. Haiti is the poorest nation of the hemisphere

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Special Fund for Haiti Relief

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Episcopal Relief and Development has set up a special fund for donations for Haiti relief at www.er-d.org.

Bulletin inserts will be available soon.  As many of you know, the Diocese of Haiti is part of Province 2.  We have yet to hear from our seminary but we do know that the cathedral has been destroyed as well as many parishes and schools.  Bishop Duracin and his wife are alive but their house is gone.  Please keep the people of Haiti in your prayers.

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Presiding Bishop urges prayers, support for Haiti following devastating earthquake

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following statement concerning the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti.

The people of Haiti have suffered a devastating earthquake, and it is already clear that many have died and many more are injured.

Even under 'normal' circumstances, Haiti struggles to care for her 9 million people. The nation is the poorest in the western hemisphere, and this latest disaster will set back many recent efforts at development.

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Church Musician Position Available

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

St. Stephen\'s Episcopal Church located in the city of Rochester is soliciting applications for Director of Music.

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New Pipe Organ Sounds Echo of Age of Bach

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

ROCHESTER — The ceremonial pipe organ of the 18th century was the Formula One racer of its time, a masterpiece of human ingenuity so elegant in its outward appearance that a casual observer could only guess at the complexity that lay within.

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Church makes history in Hornell

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Hornell, N.Y. -

The first African American female to become a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester was ordained at Christ Church in the Maple City Monday night.


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