Archives for December 2013

New York elects Allen K. Shin bishop suffragan

[Diocese of New York] On Dec. 7, at a special election convention held at Manhattan’s Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, the Rev. Allen K. Shin was declared the bishop suffragan-elect of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. The new bishop suffragan will replace Bishop Catherine Roskam, who retired at the end of 2011, and […]

Puerto Rico bishop election cancelled

[Episcopal News Service] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Puerto Rico cancelled the election scheduled for Dec. 7, according to a Dec. 4 statement on the diocese’s website. “It was an extremely difficult decision, but we consider it necessary for the present well-being and future of our diocese,” the statement said. “Together we should […]

Evidence indicates man intended to commit suicide in fatal fire

Officials believe man doused himself in gasoline before entering church on fire

[Episcopal News Service] Ocean City, Maryland, investigators say they believe a local man bought gasoline, poured it on himself and set himself on fire before he ran into St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church Nov. 26, begging for help. The man, John Raymond Sterner, 56, died on the scene and the church’s rector, the Rev. David […]