The Episcopal New Yorker Winter 2011 : Page 1

Episcopal Charities at 15 Page 10 THE EPISCOPAL NEW YORKER THE OFFICIAL NEWS PUBLICATION OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF NEW YORK WINTER 2011 IN THIS ISSUE Election Page 4 Roskam Farewell Page 8 Christmas in Baghdad Page 14 Where it Began: The Holy Land Page 16 Christian Happiness Page 24 More on Fracking Page 25 Photo: Nicholas Richardson Photo: Helena de Kubicka Dead Sea Scrolls Page 28 Bishops Come... and Go he end of 2011 sees the departure of Bishop Suffragan Catherine S. Roskam to retire-ment in California. Meanwhile, the Rev. Canon Andrew Dietsche, the diocese’s canon for pastoral care, was elected bishop coadjutor on the third ballot at the November 19 election convention held at the Cathedral of St. T Photo: Mike Saechang, Flickr John the Divine. Subject to his election receiving the consent of a majority of diocesan bishops and standing committees, his consecration will take place on Saturday, March 10, 2012. Dietsche was one of two candidates nominated “from the floor” in addition to the slate nominated by the Committee to Elect a Bishop. (Story, page 4)

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