Episcopal Church Organization
- The Episcopal Diocese of Albany
The Diocese of Albany is our diocese. Its territory is the northeastern quarter of the State of New York from the Canadian border in the north and the Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut borders in the east to Columbia, Greene, and Delaware Counties in the South and Otsego, Herkimer, and St. Lawrence Counties in the West.
The Diocese of Albany is part of Province 2 of the Episcopal Church.
- The Episcopal Church
The Episcopal Church USA is the official website for our denomination. Learn about the ministries, organizations, and governance of the national church. Also search for dioceses, and parishes nationwide.
- Washington National Cathedral
- The Washington National Cathedral is the cathedral for the Bishop of Washington (D.C.). From the beginning it was intended as a "house of prayer for all people" and a great church for national purposes. It serves and has served as the venue for certain national events, including funerals for some former Presidents of the United States, most recently the state funeral in 2007 for President Gerald R. Ford. It serves also as the ceremonial seat for the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church.
- The Anglican Communion
- The Anglican Communion is an alliance of national churches, including the Episcopal Church USA, with ecclesiastical ties to the Church of England and the Archbishop of Canterbury.The July 2011 essay by the Rt. Rev. Pierre Whalon, Bishop in charge of the Convocation of American Churches in Europe (part of Province II of The Episcopal Church), What is Anglicanism? is an excellent introduction to the Anglican way of understanding God's Church.
See also the unofficial resources on Anglicanism that may be found through Wikipedia.
Church Related Organizations and Web Sites
- Lectionary Readings
- Various lectionary sources are available online. Kelly W. Puckett of Austin, Texas offers The Lectionary Page, which is specifically oriented toward The Episcopal Church. Satucket's The Lectionary is a guide to the daily prayers and readings included in the public worship of our church. Satucket is also an excellent source for private devotions. A third location for calendar-based readings from the Revised Common Lectionary is offered by the Divinity Library of Vanderbilt University. Also Church Publishing (see below) offers a lectionary service by paid subscription.
- Church Publishing
- Church Publishing is the Church's bookstore. It offers useful online versions of its Episcopal parish and clergy directories:
- Forward Movement Publications
- Forward Movement is another Church publisher, the source of Forward Day By Day and the onlineToday's Meditation.
- BBC Choral Evensong
- A rich resource in our heritage, every week on BBC Radio 3.
- Anglicans Online
- Anglicans Online is an excellent resource for learning about our church and other member churches of the worldwide Anglican Communion, of which the Episcopal Church USA is a part.
- The Book of Common Prayer
- The Book of Common Prayer, the primary guide for our corporate praise and worship, is available online. Compare the 1979 prayer book with other editions, going back to 1662 and before.
- Bible Briefs
- Bible Briefs from the Virginia Theological Seminary: a series of short, highly readable pamphlets introducing books of the Holy Scriptures
- The Episcopal Church & Visual Arts
- ECVA is a non-profit organization founded in 2000 to “encourage artists, individuals, congregations, and scholars to engage the visual arts in the spiritual life of the church”.
- The Episcopal Cafe
- The Episcopal Cafe is a source of news about The Episcopal Church sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Washington (D.C.).
- Thinking Anglicans
- Thinking Anglicans is a long-standing source of news from England about things Anglican
- In a Godward Direction
- In a Godward Direction is a blog of periodic reflections from the Rev. Tobias Stanislas Haller, BSG, of the Diocese of New York
- The Cowley Fathers
- The Society of Saint John the Evangelist (SSJE), commonly called “The Cowley Fathers”, a monastic community within The Episcopal Church, is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Bishop Thomas Shaw, SSJE, of Massachusetts is a brother. See also the Wikipedia page on the Society.
- Albany Via Media
- Albany Via Media is a group formed in 2003 focusing on maintaining the unity of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany with The Episcopal Church mainstream
- Openly Episcopal in Albany
- The blog Openly Episcopal in Albany provides commentary on news and issues relating to the Episcopal Church of concern to members of the Diocese of Albany. It is allied with Albany Via Media and kept by John White, a member of St. Andrew's.
Churches in New York City
Many members of St. Andrew's visit New York City from time to time. We provide here pointers to churches that some of us have enjoyed while visiting there.
- Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
- The Cathedral of the Diocese of New York on Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street. A very diverse congregation in a massive sanctuary that is said to be the world's largest gothic cathedral, offering liberal Anglican theology with elaborate high Anglican liturgy and outstanding music.
- St. Thomas Church
- On Fifth Avenue at 53rd Street, just up from St. Patrick's Cathedral. A liturgically moderate church with a strong pulpit and outstanding music.
- St. Mary the Virgin
- On 46th Street just east of Times Square. Nationally renown for the ultimate in incense, liturgy, music, and vestments.
For a comprehensive list of Episcopal churches in New York City visit the web site of the Diocese of New York