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Region's Episcopalians Witness Consecration of New Bishop

Parishes from all over the lower Hudson Valley participated in the ceremony at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.

They came from Pearl River, Brewster, Eastchester, Ossining and elsewhere across the Episcopal Diocese of New York for the ordination and consecration of Andrew M. L. Dietsche as Bishop Coadjutor.

Bishop Dietsche will become the head of the diocese when Bishop Mark Sisk retires in 2014. 

Leading the ceremony was the Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.

Among the folks from local parishes who were part of the ceremony were Valerie DeBenedette, junior warden at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Brewster; the Rev. Yejide Peters, rector of All Saints, Briarcliff Manor; The Rev. Canon Susan Harriss, rector of Christ's Church Rye; the Rev. Claire Woodley-Aitchison, rector of St. Mary's Mohegan Lake; the Rev. Susan Copley, rector of Christ's Church, Tarrytown; Warden Tam Hernandez, Trinity Church, Ossining; Sue Monroe, Senior Warden at St. Paul's on the Hill, Ossining; the Rev. Deborah Tammearu, rector of St. Thomas Church, Mamaroneck; Verger Kate Pendzuk, Trinity Ossining; and the Rev. Deacon Dorothee Caulfield, Christ's Church, Rye.

To see a video and more photos from the diocese click here.

STE March 11, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Representatives from St. Peter's, Peekskill -- including the Rev. Carlye Hughes, rector, and banner-bearers Ellie Moshier and Paul McCue -- were also there and in the procession.
Lanning Taliaferro March 11, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Susie -- sorry I missed them going by! Did anyone take photos, please post them here, just click on the post your photos button.

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