Episcopal Diocese of Long Island

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Diocese of Long Island
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Territory Brooklyn, Nassau County, Queens, Suffolk County
Ecclesiastical province Province II
Parishes 135 (2014)
Members 44,694 (2014)
Denomination Episcopal Church
Cathedral Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City
Current leadership
Bishop Lawrence C. Provenzano
Geralyn Wolf
(Assistant Bishop)
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Church of the Holy Spirit, Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

The Episcopal Diocese of Long Island is the diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America with jurisdiction over the counties of Kings, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk, which comprise Long Island, New York. It is in Province 2 and its cathedral, the Cathedral of the Incarnation, is located in Garden City, as are its diocesan offices.[1]

Current bishop[edit]

On the Feast of Theodore of Tarsus, September 19, 2009, Lawrence C. Provenzano was ordained and consecrated as Bishop Coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island. He officially took office as Bishop of Long Island at the Diocesan Convention November 14, 2009, and was seated at the Cathedral of the Incarnation on November 22, 2009.

List of bishops[edit]

The bishops of Long Island have been:[2]

1. Abram Newkirk Littlejohn, (1868–1901)
2. Frederick Burgess, (1901–1925)
3. Ernest M. Stires, (1925–1942)

4. James P. deWolfe, (1942–1966)

5. Jonathan G. Sherman, (1966–1977)

6. Robert C. Witcher, (1977–1991)

7. Orris G. Walker, Jr., (1991–2009 )

8. Lawrence C. Provenzano, bishop (2009–present)

History of the Diocese[edit]

The Diocese has benefited from large endowments, for example, $10,000 given in 1908 by Roslyn, New York resident John Ordronaux.[6]

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