ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, MOUNT KISCO, NY
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Mt. Kisco is the local expression of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion.
The Episcopal Diocese of New York
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is a part of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, which includes all of the Episcopal Churches in the Boroughs of Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island in New York City; and in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester Counties. The rest of the State of New York is divided into five additional Episcopal Dioceses: Western New York (Buffalo area); Rochester; Central New York (Syracuse area); and Long Island, including Brooklyn and Queens in New York City.
The Diocese of New York has an informative and user friendly website: www.dioceseny.org
The Episcopal Church
The Episcopal Diocese of New York is a part of The Episcopal Church, which includes congregations and dioceses both within and beyond the boundaries
of the United States. At its website: www.episcopalchurch.org, The Episcopal Church offers a summary of what it means to be an Episcopalian:
As Episcopalians, we are followers of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and we believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The Episcopal Church has members in the United States, as well as in Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Haiti, Honduras, Micronesia, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Venezuela, Africa and the Virgin Islands.
We strive to love our neighbors as ourselves and respect the dignity of every person.
The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, and traces its heritage to the beginnings of Christianity.
Our liturgy retains ancient structure and traditions and is celebrated in many languages.
Both men and women, including those who are married, are eligible for ordination as deacons, priests and bishops.
We believe in amendment of life, the forgiveness of sin, and life everlasting.
Lay people exercise a vital role in the governance and ministry of our church.
Holy Communion may be received by all baptized Christians, not only members of the Episcopal Church.
We uphold the Bible and worship with the Book of Common Prayer.
We affirm that committed relationships are lifelong and monogamous. Episcopalians also recognize that there is grace after divorce and do not deny the sacraments to those who have been divorced.
We affirm that issues such as birth control are matters of personal informed conscience.
We celebrate our unity in Christ while honoring our differences, always putting the work of love before uniformity of opinion.
All are welcome to find a spiritual home in the Episcopal Church.
Daily news bulletins about the Episcopal Church may be found at the Episcopal News Service:
Daily commentary about the Episcopal Church may be found at the Episcopal Café: www.episcopalcafe.com. You may also follow the Episcopal Café on Facebook.
The Episcopal Church is part of the Worldwide Anglican Communion. Its website is: www.anglicancommunion.org
At that website, one can find links to a variety of resources about the History and Present Day Reality of Anglican Churches throughout the world.
There are more than 80 million Anglicans in 165 countries. They are organized into nearly 40 national or regional Provinces of the Anglican Communion.News about the Anglican Communion is covered daily by the Anglican News Service: www.anglicannews.org.