Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
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A Celebration of New Ministry with The Rev. Leslie S. Burkardt

Sunday, September 10, 2017

It was a beautiful day on Saturday September 9th for the Celebration of New Ministry - the official liturgy where Bishop Singh installed Amma Leslie Burkardt as the 11th Rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Rochester, NY!

Participants in the service included The Rt. Rev. Dr. Prince G. Singh, The Rev. Canon Michael Buerkel Hunn, The Rev. Canon Johnnie Ross, many other clergy.  

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Seminar of Healing Power of Touch

Friday, September 8, 2017


Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue invites you to  a Seminar of Healing Power of Touch: Compassion and Attentiveness

When:  Wednesday, September 13, 2017,  6:45-8:30PM

Where:  Otto A. Shults Community Center, Nazareth College, 4245 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14618

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Dear saints,
We have been bombarded by at least two kinds of storms in the recent past. The first kind is
the calamitous storms of nature, Harvey, and now Irma, the most powerful Atlantic storm on
record. These compounded by the impact of the deluge in the sub-continent have left millions
vulnerable in so many ways. The second is of the “man-made” storm category and involves the
threat of nuclear war and the most recent threat of deportation of thousands of young people
who say, “this land is my land,” since this is the only land they know.

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Quilt Show and Bake Sale

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Do you like quilts?  If so, you're in for a treat if you attend the quilt show, quilt raffle and bake sale at St. James' Episcopal Church in Hammondsport, NY.

Enjoy a day in this beautiful town located at the southern tip of Keuka Lake, and take in the beautiful and elaborate quilts in display in the Church.  The quilts are handmade and hand-stiched with some of them dating back to the 1800's!  

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Protecting This Fragile Earth, Our Island Home:

Through Environmental Sustainability, Social Justice and Spiritual Fulfillment

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Southern Indian Cuisine Dinner

Thursday, August 31, 2017

A variety of traditional Indian dishes will be served under the direction of Dr. Roja Singh.  The dinner is in partial support of the Dalit Solidarity Forum in the USA.  sss.dalitsolidarityforum.org

When:  September 16, 2017

Doors open at 5:30pm, serving until 7pm

Where:  St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 179 Main St, Penn Yan, NY 14527

$15 per person, advance purchase tickets required.  

office@stmarkspennyan.org. or 315 536-3955

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