150th Convention Photo Gallery

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Here’s a few favorite photos from our 150th Diocesan Convention, Becoming Beloved Community. See more on Facebook (no account required). All photos by Sue Cenci unless otherwise indicated.

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Delegates pick up their Convention t-shirts as they register.

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The Very Rev. Chris Day of All Saints’, John City.

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The Very Rev. Joell Szachara was once again Sargent-at-Arms for Convention, and not JUST because she made the most amazing hat!

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Representatives of Malek Chapel, a newly forming Sudanese congregation in East Syracuse, signed a covenant of understanding with diocesan leaders today, beginning the process of becoming a fully recognized parish in our diocese.

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Bishop DeDe introduces John Rohde and Pat Kinney to Convention. They will be ordained to the transitional diaconate on Saturday, December 1st at St. Paul’s Syracuse.

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Delegates reflect on scripture together with a practice called “Dwelling in the Word” from our Learning Communities Initiative.

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Open arms capture the spirit of our 150th Convention! This photo was taken during one of the Rev. Mark Giroux’s famous, humorous, rhyming stretch breaks. 

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Music for after-dinner dancing was provided by John Rohde & Friends.

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Delegates reflect on scripture together with a practice called “Dwelling in the Word” from our Learning Communities Initiative.

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Acolytes ready for the Celebration of Holy Eucharist at the 150th Diocesan Convention. 

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Bishop David Alvarado of El Salvador, Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe of Central New York, and Bishop Prince Singh of Rochester before the Eucharist of the 150th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York.

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Passing the Peace at the 150th Convention Eucharist. 

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The Rev. Chuck Stewart, Deacon, prepares the elements for Holy Communion.

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During Holy Communion. 

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“The gifts of God for the people of God!”

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During Holy Communion.

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Speaker Carrie Boren Headington and Story Weavers Sandy Milien and Ellis Montes introduced us to a simple way to share our stories. On one side of a sheet of paper, we write one word that describes our life before Jesus. On the other side, one word that sums up life with Jesus. In sacred silence, we show one another our “before” and “after” stories.

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Listening. 

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Before the close of our 150th Diocesan Convention, we blessed the prayers gathered by our Learning Communities Initiative from towns and neighborhoods around our diocese, and from our own Convention delegates and guests.

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