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Study Tours to Israel

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- 2015 Convention
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- TEC Constitution &
  Canons 2012
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- Diocesan Vision
- Fourth Quarter 2016
  Intercessory Prayer
- New Consecration
   Sunday First Steps
- The 1940 Hymnal
  Online (public
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- Worship and Study

Welcome to our Diocese!

The Diocese of Albany is One Church fulfilling the Great Commandment and the Great Commission, moving from membership to discipleship; equipping, emboldening, and sending disciples to make disciples.
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Prayers for Our Country's Election

Forward Movement has developed a daily prayer for the days before our election. We encourage you to pray for our election in your daily prayers. The Litany for Sound Government, found in the Book of Common Prayer on pages 821-822, can begin your election prayers each day, followed by the prayer for the day, which is posted below the litany.

A Litany for Sound Government

O Lord our Governor, bless the leaders of our land, that we may be a people at peace
among ourselves and a blessing to other nations of the earth.
Lord, keep this nation under your care.
To the President and members of the Cabinet, to Governors of States, Mayors of Cities, and
to all in administrative authority, grant wisdom and grace in the exercise of their duties.
Give grace to your servants, O Lord.
To Senators and Representatives, and those who make our laws in States, Cities, and
Towns, give courage, wisdom, and foresight to provide for the needs of all our people,
and to fulfill our obligations in the community of nations.
Give grace to your servants, O Lord.
To the Judges and officers of our Courts give understanding and integrity, that human
rights may be safeguarded and justice served.
Give grace to your servants, O Lord.
And finally, teach our people to rely on your strength and to accept their responsibilities to
their fellow citizens, that they may elect trustworthy leaders and make wise decisions for
the well-being of our society; that we may serve you faithfully in our generation and honor
your holy Name.
For yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. Amen.

Pray for the nation

Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP p. 820)

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Upcoming Events

Institution of Fr. Matt Stromberg

Date: Friday, October 28th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: St. George's, Schenectady

Welcome Home Initiative©

Dates: October 31st - November 2nd
Place: Christ the King Spiritual Life Center

For more information, click here.

Deacons' Retreat

Date: November 4th - November 6th
Place: Christ the King Spiritual Life Center
580 Burton Rd.
Greenwich, NY 12834

Priests' Retreat

Date: November 8th - November 11th
Place: Christ the King Spiritual Life Center
580 Burton Rd.
Greenwich, NY 12834

To register online, click here.

Upcoming Bishop's


        St. John's,




        St. Mark's,

        St. Eustace,
        Lake Placid

       St. Paul's,

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