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The September 2017 issue of the Albany Episcopalian is now available by clicking on the link above.

Calendar of Events

Christ the King Spiritual Life Center

Church Directory

Clergy Directory

Supply Clergy Directory


Diocesan Updates (includes Bishop's Messages)

Documents and Forms

Faith Stories

Financial Documents

Holy Orders Process

Marks of Discipleship



Staff Directory

Youth Ministry

Beaver Cross Camp

N. Ireland Teen Mission Trip


- 2016 Convention
- Anglican Prayer Cycle
- Bishop's Reading List
- Communion Partners
- Confirmation Guide
- Diocesan Canons
- Diocesan Constitution
- TEC Constitution &
  Canons 2012
- Diaconate
- Diocesan Vision
- December 2017
  Intercessory Prayer
- New Consecration
   Sunday First Steps
- The 1940 Hymnal
  Online (public
  domain hymns)
- Worship and Study

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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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Honoring Humble Service

Joan Ecker On Tuesday, October 31st, Joan Ecker, Business Officer and Transition Assistant, officially retired from the Diocesan staff after 28 years of service. Joan served faithfully with three Diocesan bishops (Bishop Ball, Bishop Herzog, and Bishop Love) and one suffragan Bishop (Bishop Bena). She supported several accounting managers and treasurers. Joan was unfailingly courteous with all those she served, both Diocesan staff and the clergy, laity, and parishes of this Diocese, and sometimes others. She was concerned about even the smallest details, making sure that all that she did was complete and correct. She was not only an efficient clerk, but a compassionate friend to many both in the office and throughout the Diocese, handling requests from clergy and laity, from parish assessments to benefit decisions, with skill and compassion. Her meticulousness was humbly presented at each Diocesan Convention as she oversaw the Convention altar guild, preparing for two Eucharists in two days for over a thousand communicants each year.

Joan has served our Lord and His Church faithfully and has been an inspiration to all. Her impish smile and loving laugh will be missed around the lunch table and throughout the office. We know her retirement will continue to be a time of faithful service to our Lord, showing compassion and mercy and getting things just right wherever she serves. May Jesus Christ our Redeemer and Savior bless His faithful servant Joan with strength and perseverance always.
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Ordination to the Priesthood

The Rev. Patti Beauharnois

Date: Saturday, December 9th
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Place: Christ and St. John's Church, Champlain

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