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THE EPISCOPAL NEWYORKER ® C ONT E NT S Fall 2015 Vol. 91 No. 3 THE OFFICIAL NEWS PUBLICATION OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF NEW YORK 4 | Bluestone Farm Meredith Kadet Sanderson describes what it’s like to spend time with the Sisters of the Community of the Holy Spirit; Sister Catherine Grace on our Eucharistic universe. PUBLISHER The Rt. Rev. Andrew M.L. Dietsche EDITOR Nicholas Richardson Art Director Charles Brucaliere EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD Laura Saunders, Chair The Rt. Rev. Allen K. Shin Carole Everett Anne Nelson The Rev. Yamily Bass-Choate Mark Risinger Robert Pennoyer The Rev. Robert J. Fitzpatrick The Rev. Rhonda J. Rubinson Rick Hamlin The Rev. Michael A. Bird The Rev. Masud Ibn Syedullah The Rev. Canon Charles W. Simmons STATEMENT OF PURPOSE The purpose of The Episcopal New Yorker is to unify the Episcopal Diocese of New York so that people may know and live out the Gospel. It does this by freely communicating the news of the diocese, its parishes, and the Worldwide Anglican Communion in a way that is relevant to the lives of its readers. SUBMISSIONS POLICY Letters to the Editor in response to articles in The Episcopal New Yorker are welcomed. Unsolicited articles, stories and pictures may also be submitted; however, this does not guarantee publication. We reserve the right to select and edit submissions for publica-tion. All letters must include name, address and phone or e-mail for verification. Letters and columns appearing in The Episcopal New Yorker do not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Episcopal New Yorker or the Episcopal Diocese of New York. ADVERTISING The Episcopal New Yorker reaches over 30,000 households in the metropolitan New York City area. To request an adver-tising rate sheet and insertion order, please call (212) 316-7520, or via e-mail to Rates are available for profit and non-profit organizations. We reserve the right to refuse any advertising. SUBSCRIPTIONS The Episcopal New Yorker is sent to all cur-rent members of congregations in the dio-cese. If you are not receiving your copy, please call or email the editor at the contact information listed below. Subscriptions are available for people outside the diocese for $15 annually. Send checks payable to”The Episcopal Diocese of New York” at the address listed below. 8 | The Value of Food Robin Kahn on the background to the Cathedral’s The Value of Food exhibition, which she curated with her husband, Kirby Gooden. Margaret Diehl draws inspiration from the Cathedral’s Barberini tapestry, Feed My Sheep, which is currently on view. 10 | Steak in Quantity The Rev. Matthew Mead offers pointers on cooking steak for large groups, garnered from his Ascension Day steak festivals at Good Shepherd, Granite Springs. 11 | Fasting Fasting can be a luxury, writes the Rev. Ajung Sojwal. 14 | Radical Welcome at Thanksgiving Steve Sakson on “Fare Share Friday” at St. Bart’s, at which homeless guests mix with paying ones at a dinner catered by leading chefs on the day after Thanksgiving. 18 | Food Programs in the Diocese Stewart Pinkerton on the Food of Life food pantry at St. Thomas’, Amenia Union; On pages 19 -21, Betsy Meyer on the Interfaith Food Pantry in Mount Kisco; Deacon Vonnie Hubbard on Shepherd’s Kitchen in Newburgh; Mandy Culbreath on Brown Bag Lunches at Trinity Wall Street; Leeanna Varga on the programs supported by Episcopal Charities (p.25), and Dana Wu on food for children’s prison vis-its at Bedford Hills. 29 | Reviews Amazing Grace on Broadway; Brush Strokes off Broadway; Pedro de Mena’s extraordinary polychrome sculptures, Ecce Homo and Mater Dolorosa at the Metropolitan Museum. 32 | The Diocesan Budget How we spent it this year; how it is proposed we spend it in 2016. C O N T R I BU T O R S T O T H I S I SSU E The Rev. Dr. Matthew H. Calkins is rector of Grace Church, Millbrook. The Rev. JoAnne Campo is a priest in the diocese. Stephanie Cowell is a novelist and a vestry member at the Church of St. Ignatius of Antioch, Manhattan. Mandy Culbreath is program coordinator for social outreach and Brown Bag Lunch at Trinity Wall Street. The Rev. Deacon Bill Cusano is deacon on staff at St. James’, Fordham. Sheba Ross Delaney is a member of the Church of the Heavenly Rest, Manhattan. Sister Catherine Grace is a member of the Community of the Holy Spirit. Margaret Diehl is the editor of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine’s newsletter. The Rev. Ruth Anne Garcia is priest-in-charge of Grace Church, City Island. The Rev. Deacon Vonnie Hubbard is director of Shepherd’s Kitchen in Newburgh, and deacon on staff at St. George’s, Newburgh. Robin Kahn is an artist and author, and the curator, with her husband Kirby Gookin, of the The Value of Food, an art exhibition on view at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine through April 3, 2016. Michael Kurth is a member of St. Bartholomew's in Manhattan, a pos-tulant in our diocese, and has just started his first year at Yale Divinity School. He serves on the national executive council for Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF), where he helps run EPF's Young Adult Network. Pamela A. Lewis is a member of St. Thomas Church, Manhattan. The Rev. Matthew H. Mead is rector of the Parish of Christ the Redeemer, Pelham. Please email or call (212) 316-7520 with address changes or if you are receiving duplicate copies of the ENY. All parishioners of Diocese of New York churches are entitled to a free subscription of the ENY , and non-members are asked to pay Betsy Meyer is a member of St. Matthew’s Church, Bedford. Anne Mugavero is a member of St. Bartholomew’s, Manhattan. Kyle Oliver is digital missioner and instructor in the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary and lead curator and coordinator of the e-Formation Learning Community. He lives in the Bronx with his wife, Kristin Saylor, the curate at St. Peter's in Port Chester. Stewart Pinkerton is a professional journalist who serves on the editori-al advisory board of the Episcopal New Yorker. Nicholas Richardson is the editor of the Episcopal New Yorker and direc-tor of communications for the diocese. Steve Sakson is chairman of the board of directors of Crossroads Community Services, Inc. at St. Bartholomew’s, Manhattan. Meredith Kadet Sanderson is communications specialist at the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York, and was until recently director of programs for Episcopal Charities. The Rt. Rev. Allen K. Shin is bishop suffragan of the diocese. Kelly Skaggs is an erstwhile food blogger, runs a Facebook page for people who are interested in food, and is married to the rector of St. Stephen’s, Armonk. The Rev. Ajung Sojwal is interim pastor at the Church of the Divine Love, Montrose. Leeanna Varga is director of programs at Episcopal Charities. Dana Y. Wu is a member of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Chappaqua. The Rev. Steven J. Yagerman is rector of All Saints’, Manhattan. THE EPISCOPAL NEW YORKER 1047 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10025 (212) 316-7520 a $15 subscription fee. However, if you are a parishioner and you would like to help pay for the cost of publishing the ENY, please send your donation to Editor, The Episcopal New Yorker, 1047 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10025. 2 THE EPISCOPAL NEW YORKER Fall 2015

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