Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz Accepts Call in New York

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A message from Dean Thomason

Dear Friends,

I write to share the news that the Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz is resigning from his position at Saint Mark’s Cathedral effective mid-July as he accepts a new call in New York. His statement to the cathedral parish is shared below, and his excitement for the multicultural opportunity it presents is palpable in his message.

He and I have been talking about this opportunity for some months now, and I am glad for the multicultural setting it presents for this servant of Christ who has unique gifts to offer the Church. We have been enriched by his ministry among us these past two years, and we are grateful for his work especially in the area of restorative justice, and of course serving as a member of the clergy team leading worship, preaching, teaching and delivering pastoral care. His last Sunday at Saint Mark’s will be July 16, and we will bless him and his family around the font after the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services, as is our custom. We will have cake to share in his honor also.

Please join me in thanking Eliacín for his ministry among us and blessing him and his family in their new ventures.

Faithfully yours,

The Very Reverend Steven L. Thomason
Dean and Rector

A Message from Canon Rosario-Cruz

Dear Ones,

With mixed emotions, I share with you that my season of ministry at Saint Mark’s has bloomed into a new ministry opportunity. After prayerful discernment, I have accepted the call to serve as Priest-in-Charge at Holy Cross/Santa Cruz in Kingston, New York. Holy Cross/Santa Cruz is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley. I’ll be pastoring and leading a multicultural community with the vision to be a unified congregation that worships in two languages but otherwise strives to be one in all other aspects of their common life.

I am convinced that this new call from the Spirit is as clear and firm as the one that brought me to you in 2021. My last Sunday with you will be July 16. You have been a wonderful congregation that showed love and care for my family and me. I am grateful to you all, the fantastic parishioners of this Cathedral-Parish, Dean Thomason, Canon Daugherty, Curate Stahlecker, the staff, the vestry, and lay leaders for the wonderful opportunity to serve here at Saint Mark’s.

I speak on behalf of my family when I say that you have blessed our lives. I am a better person and a better minister because of you. I am grateful to God and you for the sacred time of my ministry here. You will continue in my prayers, and I ask that you continue to pray for my family and me.

With deep gratitude,

The Rev. Canon Eliacín Rosario-Cruz


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