They came from Pearl River, Brewster, Eastchester, Ossining and elsewhere across the Episcopal Diocese of New York for the ordination and consecration of Andrew M. L. Dietsche as Bishop Coadjutor.
Bishop Dietsche will become the head of the diocese when Bishop Mark Sisk retires in 2014.
Leading the ceremony was the Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.
Among the folks from local parishes who were part of the ceremony were Valerie DeBenedette, junior warden at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Brewster; the Rev. Yejide Peters, rector of All Saints, Briarcliff Manor; The Rev. Canon Susan Harriss, rector of Christ's Church Rye; the Rev. Claire Woodley-Aitchison, rector of St. Mary's Mohegan Lake; the Rev. Susan Copley, rector of Christ's Church, Tarrytown; Warden Tam Hernandez, Trinity Church, Ossining; Sue Monroe, Senior Warden at St. Paul's on the Hill, Ossining; the Rev. Deborah Tammearu, rector of St. Thomas Church, Mamaroneck; Verger Kate Pendzuk, Trinity Ossining; and the Rev. Deacon Dorothee Caulfield, Christ's Church, Rye.