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Episcopal Diocese of Long Island
Province Province II
Bishop The Right Reverend Lawrence C. Provenzano
Cathedral Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City
Website Episcopal Diocese of Long Island website

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

On the Feast of Theodore of Tarsus, September 19, 2009, The Rev. 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

The bishops of Long Island have been:[2]

  1. The Right Reverend Abram N. Littlejohn, (1868 - 1901),
  2. The Right Reverend Frederick Burgess, (1901 - 1925)
  3. The Right Reverend Ernest M. Stires, (1925 - 1942)
    * The Right Reverend Frank W. Creighton, suffragan bishop (1933 - 1937), previously consecrated for the Anglican Church of Mexico (1926), later sixth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan
    * The Right Reverend John I. B. Larned, suffragan bishop (1929 1946)
  4. The Right Reverend James P. DeWolfe, (1942 - 1966)
    * The Right Reverend Jonathan G. Sherman, suffragan bishop (1949 1965)
  5. The Right Reverend Jonathan G. Sherman, (1966 - 1977)
    * The Right Reverend Charles W. MacLean, suffragan bishop (1963 1975)
    * The Right Reverend Richard B. Martin, suffragan bishop (1967 1974)
  6. The Right Reverend Robert C. Witcher, (1977 - 1991)
    * The Right Reverend C. Shannon Mallory , assisting bishop (1979 1980)
    * The Right Reverend Henry B. Hucles, III, suffragan bishop (1981 1988)
    * The Right Reverend Orris G. Walker, Jr., coadjutor bishop (1988
  7. The Right Reverend Orris G. Walker, Jr., (1991 - 2009 )
    * The Right Reverend Rodney R. Michel, suffragan bishop (1997, now assisting in the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia
  8. The Right Reverend Lawrence C. Provenzano, Bishop (2009-Present)
    * The Right Reverend David Joslin as Apostolic Administrator (2009)

Diocesan Search for Bishop Coadjutor

The Reverend Lawrence C. Provenzano, Bishop Coadjutor-Elect Elected on March 21, 2009. Bishop Provenzano was consecrated on Saturday, September 19, 2009 at the Tilles Center, Brookville, N.Y., by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Bishops Mark Beckwith, George Councell, David Joslin, and Gordon Scruton. At least 12 other bishops were also present. At his consecration, Bishop Provenzano was presented with a pectoral cross by the Massachusetts Corps of Fire Chaplains, of which he was a longtime member. That cross contains a piece of steel taken from the ruins of the World Trade Center. The Shinnecock-Sewanaka Society, representing the indigenous tribal nations of Long Island, presented Bishop Provenzano with traditional gifts: an animal hide, corn, beans and squash, wampum shells, and a rattle.

History of the Diocese

The Diocese has benefited from large endowments, for example, $10,000 given in 1908 by Roslyn, New York resident John Ordronaux.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Episcopal Church Annual, 2006, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Morehouse Publishing, p. 225-230
  2. ^ Episcopal Church Annual, 2006, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Morehouse Publishing, p.340
  3. ^ "MANY BEQUESTS TO CHARITY.; Will of Dr. Ordronaux D... - The New York Times". Retrieved 2009-02-20.  

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