The re-open event at Camp DeWolfe on Sunday 15th April has been re-scheduled to SUNDAY 3rd JUNE 2012 4.30pm, due to the wake of Bishop Martin.
Please note there is no evensong service, or opening or meals this Sunday 15th April as Bishop Provenzano and all clergy are requested to attend the wake in Garden City this Sunday. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. For further questions, please contact the Board of Managers VP Christina Van Liew at 516-993-1705 or Father Luke Fodor at 516-692-6368.
Please consider RSVP for this rescheduled event Father Luke Fodor at 516-692-6368 or email@example.com by May 24th 2012.
Please see below for the letter from the Bishop’s office…
THE RIGHT REVEREND RICHARD BEAMON MARTIN of Brooklyn, NY, 99, former Suffragan Bishop of The Episcopal Church within the Diocese of Long Island from 1967 to 1974, has entered the Kingdom Triumphant today. Bishop Martin died peacefully at the Bishop Hucles Nursing Home in Brooklyn.
A Service to Celebrate His Life and Mission is tentatively scheduled for Sunday April 15, at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City.
More details about his life and further arrangements will be forthcoming and communicated to the diocese via email and internet.
See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is.
(The First Letter of Saint John, 3:1-2)
Almighty God, we remember this day before you your faithful servant Richard; and we pray that, having opened to him the gates of larger life, you wilt receive him more and more into your joyful service, that, with all who have faithfully served you in the past, he may share in the eternal victory of Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
(Collect for the Departed, Book of Common Prayer)
I am privileged to offer myself as Christ’s ambassador. And as the shades of evening lengthen, I pray that in the end I will hear the words, “Come ye faithful and enter a home of peace and rest.”
(Bishop Richard Martin, from his biography, On the Wings of the Morning: Two Islands, One Church)
The Right Reverend Lawrence C. Provenzano
Bishop of Long Island