The Rev. Canon Andrew Dietsche, canon for pastoral care in the Diocese of New York, left, and the Rev. Nathanael Saint-Pierre, bishop's vicar of the Haitian Congregation of the Good Samaritan Episcopal Church in the Bronx, during a service there Jan. 17.
The cathedral, with its famously stunning murals
Episcopal Diocese of Haiti Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin and Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori stand Nov. 16, 2008 at the altar of Cathédrale Sainte Trinité (Holy Trinity Cathedral) in Port-au-Prince with some of the diocese's clergy, including Episcopal Church missionary, the Rev. Oge Beauvoir (second from left), dean of the theological college in Port-au-Prince. The cathedral, with its famously stunning murals of Christ's life that depicted biblical characters in tropical motifs, was destroyed in the Jan. 12 earthquake.
Holy Trinity school complex
The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that hit just outside of Port-au-Prince decimated Episcopal Diocese of Haiti properties, including the Holy Trinity school complex of primary, music and trade classrooms adjacent to the demolished diocesan Cathédrale Sainte Trinité (Holy Trinity Cathedral). A portion of the damage to the school complex is shown here.
Five years after devastating earthquake
Students filled the primary and secondary school classrooms at Holy Trinity Episcopal School in Port-au-Prince.
Haiti, Stand Up and Walk
Episcopal Diocese of Haiti Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin addresses the diocese's 113th annual synod April 6 at Bon Sauveur in Cange. The theme of the gathering, visible in Creole on the banner above the altar, was "Ayiti Leve Kanpe Pou ou Mache" or "Haiti, Stand Up and Walk."
First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden
First Lady Michelle Obama (in blue pants and navy blouse) and Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of the U.S. vice president (in white shirt at left), get a briefing April 13 at the earthquake survivor settlement run by the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti on the grounds of College Ste. Pierre, a wrecked diocesan high school in Port-au-Prince. Joseph Harry Anglade, College Ste. Pierre academic director, is at Obama's right.
The Rev. Kesner Ajax
The Rev. Kesner Ajax, Diocese of Haiti partnership coordinator, briefs staffers April 29 at the Episcopal Church Center in New York City.
Representatives of St. George Episcopal Church in San Antonio
Representatives of St. George Episcopal Church in San Antonio had the chance in late March to meet with their partner teachers at St. Benoit in Mombin-Crochu, Haiti. The Texans include Head of School Rob Devlin (black shirt), Director of Religious Formation Jennifer Wickham (red shirt), Karin Hausman (aqua shirt)and James Hausman. The Hausmans are parents of St. George students. The partners met in a makeshift day-care space.
Scaffolding surrounds Holy Trinity Cathedral's Baptism of Christ mural that survived the Jan. 12 earthquake relatively intact.
Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin
Episcopal Diocese of Haiti Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin June 8 visited the Episcopal Church Center in New York to discuss his diocese's master plan for rebuilding after much of its buildings and institutions were destroyed in the magnitude-7 earthquake that struck on Jan. 12.
Kouraj pou vwayaj la -- Ayiti
Diocese of Haiti clergy and their families, along with an 11-member faculty, participated June 21-25 in "Kouraj pou vwayaj la -- Ayiti (Strength for the Journey -- Haiti)" in Santo Domingo in neighboring Dominican Republic. The gathering was sponsored by the CREDO Institute Inc. and the Church Pension Group, of which CREDO is an affiliate.
First multi-family housing
Haitians pitch in to build the first multi-family housing to meet the needs of new residents.
St. Jacques Church in the mountains above Léogâne in Haiti
Worshippers still attend services in the nearly crumbled St. Jacques Church in the mountains above Léogâne in Haiti.
Opening Eucharist of the Haiti Connection meeting
During the opening Eucharist of the Haiti Connection meeting in Miami Nov. 3 Episcopal Diocese of Haiti Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin distributes communion to and with three of the members of the Sisters of St. Margaret who were in Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12 and survived the earthquake.
Episcopal Church CREDO conference
Lay and clergy leaders of the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti met Dec. 5-9 for the latest of four Episcopal Church CREDO conference held since the Jan. 12 earthquake. Post-election violence left some of them stranded at the Montrouis hotel that hosted the gathering.
The ruins of Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port-au-Prince
Haitian Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin and Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori survey the ruins of Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port-au-Prince during Jefferts Schori's Feb. 8, 2010 visit to the diocese.
Hurricane Gustav and Tropical Storm Hanna cause major flooding in the town of Gonaives, Haiti.
Street vendors line the sidewalk Jan. 10 in Port-au-Prince as Haitians try to regain a sense of normalcy, nearly a year after a magnitude-7 earthquake destroyed large parts of the capital city.
Supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly
Supporters of presidential candidate Michel Martelly protest in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday Dec. 9. Supporters of eliminated presidential candidates are protesting the announcement that only government protégé Jude Celestin and former first lady Mirlande Manigat will advance to the presidential election runoff. Haiti's electoral council announced Thursday it will recount the ballots in the country's disputed presidential election.
Only a few tents remain
One year after the Jan. 12, 2010 Haiti earthquake, only a few tents remain on the soccer field at the Diocese of Haiti's College St. Pierre School in Port-au-Prince. During the weeks following the quake, the soccer field was home to some 3,000 quake refugees.
The Rev. Joseph Constant
The Rev. Joseph Constant received Jan. 21 the Bishop's Outreach Award from Diocese of Virginia's Committee on Human Need during the diocese's 216th annual convention in Reston, according to a press release. Constant received the award on behalf of the Haiti-Micah Project, a not-for-profit organization he started in 2006 to address the needs of impoverished children in Mirebalais, Haiti. Constant, who serves as president of the project, also is one of the Episcopal Church's special coordinators for Haiti and director of ethnic ministries and student life at Virginia Theological Seminary.
The Rev. Rosemari Sullivan preaches
The Rev. Rosemari Sullivan preaches Jan. 25 during the opening Eucharist for the Diocese of Haiti's 114th synod at Eglise Bon Sauveur in Cange. The Rev. Joseph Constant translated her sermon as she preached. Sullivan and Constant are the two special coordinators for Haiti appointed by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.
The Rev. Canon Ogé Beauvoir
The Rev. Canon Ogé Beauvoir, dean of the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Port-au-Prince, was elected Nov. 25 to be the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti's first bishop suffragan.
Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin
Diocese of Haiti Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin speaks Jan. 25 during the opening Eucharist for the diocese's 114th synod at Eglise Bon Sauveur in Cange.
E. Jocelyn’s depiction of Haiti’s capital under military control
E. Jocelyn’s depiction of Haiti’s capital under military control provides the artist’s insight into a nation’s turmoil. A pristine national palace seems remote from action in the street. Military hardware dominates. The Kreyol graffiti scrawled on walls carries the peoples’ hope and faith: “Viv Haiti” means “Haiti lives!” “Nou tout se fwè” means “We all are brothers.”-- Loaned by the Cobbey collection
Préfète Duffaut's Nativity Procession mural
On Jan. 24, most of what remained of Préfète Duffaut's Nativity Procession mural was still on its ruined wall of the Diocese of Haiti's Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port-au-Prince. By mid-February, most of the mural had been taken off the wall and conservators were preparing it for storage.
Troops in Haiti
A detail of a portion of Préfète Duffaut's Nativity Procession mural
A detail of a portion of Préfète Duffaut's Nativity Procession mural still on its ruined wall of the Diocese of Haiti's Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port-au-Prince in late January shows both how the mural was painted on the concrete layer that covered the cathedral's walls and how the earthquake cracked the mural into pieces.
Burned out shells of buildings
Sister Marie Margaret, SSM, and Sister Marjorie Raphael, SSM, examine the burned out shells of buildings behind their convent in downton Port-au-Prince. The wall of the convent can be seen at the end of the sidewalk.
A few walls of that building remained standing
The new Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, will be built to the north of the site of the building that was destroyed in the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake. In early March of this year, only a few walls of that building remained standing.
Jean Zache Duracin
Bishop Jean Zache Duracin of Haiti celebrating the closing Eucharist of the Executive Council meeting at Des Moines, Iowa, January 9-12.
Bells rescued from the ruins of Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port-au-Prince await the time when they will ring once more.
The Rev. MacDonald Jean
Prepare to play
Jeanne Pocius, a trumpet professor at the Diocese of Haiti's now-destroyed Holy Trinity Music School in Port-au-Prince, and members of the school's strings sextet prepare to play during Easter morning services April 4 at St. James the Just Episcopal Church in Pétionville.
The Rev. Ogé Beauvoir
The Rev. Ogé Beauvoir
Bishop Zaché Duracin
Bishop Zaché Duracin of Haiti calls a foiled kidnapping of his two daughters in December "a miracle of God"
Bishop Zaché Duracin
Bishop Zaché Duracin
South Carolina parishioners began HIV/AIDS orphanage in Haiti
Lulu 3, far right, was living with his 16-year-old brother in a supply shed for 3 years after their mother abandoned them soon after his birth. The newest member of Kay Konfo (House of Comfort) was malnourished when he arrived and has been on AIDS medication for three months. With him are, right to left: Nadia, 5; Christian. 3; Gessica, 4; Rosemond, 3; William, 2 ½; and Elda, 2.
Universite Episcopale d'Haiti
Sister Marjorie Raphael, SSM, leaves a meeting at the Universite Episcopale d'Haiti.
The Pwoje Espwa clinic
The Pwoje Espwa clinic near Torbeck (Le Cayes) serves 600 resident children, people of the neighboring villages, and patients referred by Maison de Naissance (nearby Episcopal birthing center) for ongoing maternal pediatric care.
OFFERING OF FARM TOOLS, PRODUCE AND ANIMALS
The offertory is one of the most remarkable aspects of the Mesi Bondye festival, with scores of schoolchildren and representatives of village chapels presenting gifts at the altar. Above, members dance down the center aisle toward the altar.
The Rt. Rev. Jean Zaché Duracin
The Rt. Rev. Jean Zaché Duracin, shown in 2008 photo, is bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti.
Homeless survivors crowd a member of Haiti’s civil protection office to register for emergency food and water supplies near the town of Mapou, 25 miles from Port-au-Prince, after the island was hard hit by torrential rains in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
IN THE CLASSROOM
IN THE CLASSROOM
Edward Emmanuel Corneille, director, with students from the Bishop Tharp Institute of Business and Technology in Les Cayes, Haiti.
The Rev. Lauren Stanley
The Rev. Lauren Stanley, Episcopal priest and missionary from the Diocese of Virginia.