Moments from the 152nd Convention…

…and 150th Anniversary Eucharist.

It was a packed house at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale as the Diocese of Long Island came together for its annual convention and 150th Anniversary celebration and Eucharist. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry was the special guest throughout.Comprehensive convention news in addition to video of the presiding bishop’s opening remarks to convention, his sermon from Saturday’s Eucharist, and Bishop Provenzano’saddress will be available on the diocesan website soon. The entirety of the Eucharist is currently available on Facebook.

Bishop Provenzano Issues Statement on “Exodus” migration, calls diocese tojoin him in going to the border

On Friday, November 16, Bp. Provenzano addressed the 152nd convention and announced his intention to go to the border to assist asylum seekers. In remarks preparedfor convention, he wrote, “Today, as we celebrate our past, we again are confronted withan urgent need to act on behalf of sisters and brothers being marginalized by others, even governments.

“As you know, there is an “exodus” of people fleeing parts of Latin America andapproaching the southern border of our country. They are not coming into New York harbor, rather they are traveling to the southern border, to seek asylum from violence and economic, religious and social discrimination.

“They are coming, as many of our own families have, seeking safer and better lives for themselves and their children…

“Today, I am asking you to support and to join me, and other members of our international Episcopal Church as well as our ecumenical and multi-faith partners in going together to the border. Travel with me and stand, literally stand, between these vulnerable people and the people with guns — to keep the vulnerable safe, to shield them, to escort them as they seek asylum and provide for them the dignity and care ofbrothers and sisters in Christ.”

Details are being arranged in cooperation with the New Sanctuary Movement. For official Diocese of Long Island information about this response, contact Mother Marie Tatro at [email protected] or Denise Fillion at [email protected] Bishop Provenzano’s complete statement is up and available at

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