Episcopal Diocese of Long Island to help Agricultural College in Haiti

Using money garnered through the tithing of funds following the sale of the former church property in Brooklyn, the Bishop of the Long Island Episcopal Diocese, Rt. Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano, has set aside $2 million for a grant to benefit ministry on a local and international level. One such beneficiary will be the St. Barnabas Agricultural College, located in the north of Haiti.


The bishop announced the grants in November at the diocesan convention held every year. The proceeds from the sale of the Church of the Redeemer are going towards ministries in Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn, as well as other non-American-based ministries. $300,000 each will be given towards recovery efforts from Ebola to dioceses in affected areas, to the Missionary District of the Navajoland, to the Cheyenne River Episcopal Mission, ministries in South Sudan, Ecuador, and Cape Coast, and also to Haiti. The donations were made for specific functions, and at the St. Barnabas College, the work to be done with their endowment will include the building of ministry space and housing facilities to give support to the work of the Bishop, Suffragan Oge Beauvoir, and the congregation of the diocese.

The Rt. Rev Provenzano stated of the grants that they were living up to the Anglican principles of interdependence and faithful stewardship. He expressed joy that the sale of their former church property could do such extensive good in other diocese and for other ministries that might need it. He explained that the sale has provided them the means to address some of the needs in parts of the Anglican Diocese.

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