Press Contact:
Nicholas Richardson

Bp Dietsche Writes on GTS Crisis

October 19, 2014

Bishop Dietsche today sent a letter by email to the people of the Diocese of New York, explaining his position and actions as a member of the board of the General Theological Seminary, regarding the current crisis at that institution. The full text follows.

The email as sent may be viewed here.


Holy Land: Call for Mutual Hospitality

August 1, 2014

The chairs of the diocese's Episcopal Muslim and Episcopal Jewish Relations Committees, the Rev. Stephen C. Holton, STM and the Rev. Dr. Bruce Chilton, today sent the following message by email to the people of the diocese (the email as sent is available here.)




Call for Support for Gaza's Al Ahli Hospital

July 31, 2014

In an email sent to the people of the diocese this afternoon, Bishop Dietsche appealed for donations in support of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem's Al Ahli hospital in Gaza, which has been severely affected by the recent fighting. The full text of the Bishop's letter follows, and can also be read as sent by clicking here.



Canon for Congregational Vitality Appointed

June 27, 2014

Bishop Dietsche today announced the appointment of the Rev. Altagracia Perez-Bullard to serve as the Canon for Congregational Vitality for the Diocese of New York, commencing November 1, 2014.


"Altagracia will provide leadership to the arenas of Congregational Development and Latino Ministries in the Diocese," the bishop wrote. "She comes to us having most recently served as the Rector of Holy Name Episcopal Church in Inglewood, California.  Altagracia received her theological education at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, and was ordained to the Diaconate and Priesthood in the Diocese of Chicago in the early 90’s.  She in a published author, has a strong background in youth work; a vibrant ministry that reaches out to very diverse communities, is a leader in the public square; and a dynamic preacher. Altagracia has been a Deputy to the General Convention on a number of occasions and is fluent in Spanish, English and American Sign Language."

Bishop on the 50th Anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" Speech

August 28, 2013

Bishop Dietsche today, on the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, sent the following pastoral letter to the clergy and people of the diocese.

Para leer esta carta en español cliquee aqui


Bishop Dietsche's Installation Sermon

February 6, 2013

For a printable pdf version of this sermon
click here


Sermon delivered by


The Right Reverend Andrew M.L. Dietsche
XVI Bishop of New York

at the

Recognition, Investiture and Installation
of the XVI Bishop of New York

The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine


Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple




Bp Dietsche Installed as 16th Bishop of NY

February 2, 2013

At a service this morning at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the Rt. Rev. Andrew Marion Lenow Dietsche was “recognized, invested and installed” as the 16th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York.

During the service, a congregation that filled the Cathedral to capacity, including 20 bishops and hundreds of clergy, witnessed the passing to Bishop Dietsche of the symbols of office—the stole, cope, miter and crozier of the Bishop of New York— by retiring Bishop Mark S. Sisk, and his seating in the Cathedra, or Bishop’s throne, by Dean Kowalski.

Following the Peace, a letter from the Bishop of London was read out by his commissary, the Rev. Dr. Alan McCormack, and Congressman Charles B. Rangel also addressed the congregation.


A slideshow of selected photographs is available here. 

Text of Dr. Ann Ulanov's Hobart Lecture Published

October 10, 2012

The text of Dr. Ulanov's 2012 Hobart Lecture In Praise of Space is available here.

Download The Episcopal New Yorker:

Pdf PDF of current issue