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The Church of the Redeemer, Astoria was founded in 1866, and is part of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, under the auspices of Bishop Lawrence Provenzano in Garden City.

Episcopalians (Anglicans) are the result of a compromise between late medieval Roman Catholicism and the Protestant Reformation in Europe. Our ritual is very similar to the Roman church but our theology and discipline are very different.

For instance, we give unrestricted access to communion to all baptized people regardless of age, marital status, denomination, or anything else. Our clergy can be both male and female and can get married, and the congregation has control of the funds and operation  of the parish through an open election process of a board of directors known as the Vestry.

We feel the children are very important and they are welcome to attend mass and participate actively in almost every aspect of our community life. Our program for children’s education is based on a Montessori format, using models of education that take the child seriously and encourage their participation via games and storytelling.

We have masses in English and Spanish, but our community is very diverse, running the whole spectrum from born-and-raised Astorians to people from all over the US and the world.

We have an emphasis on service to the wider community in New York and run programs accordingly.

The sanctuary is open everyday for private worship or simply to be alone and quiet.

Feel free to visit us anytime

 

 

 

Our Staff Members

The Rev. Canon Juan A. Quevedo-Bosch

Was born in Puerto Padre, Cuba.He received his Bachelor of Theology (L.Th) from The Evangelical Seminary of Theology in Matanzas in 1989, writing his thesis on the Lord’s Prayer.  He then left for Canada where he graduated from Trinity College in the University of Toronto with a Master of Divinity...

Belaid Belkaid, Churchwarden

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Fanny Anthony, Churchwarden

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Roger Kraus, Treasurer and Chair of Finance

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Camilo Villareal, Clerk

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Sarah Jonke-Burke, Director of Christian Education

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Yuliana Romero, Parish Manager

Was born in Bogota, Colombia and migrated to the US with her mother at the age of 3. She has twin brothers, Ronald and Brian Romero, six years younger than her. She was raised in Astoria throughout her childhood, and moved to Elmont Long Island 5 years ago when she...

Brian Romero, Director of Program and Development

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Mr Julio Hernandez, Sexton

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