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Rector's Chronicle

The Reverend Andrew C. Mead, Rector of Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, writes a chronicle for members and friends of the parish, usually four times a year. The latest edition is added to the top of the list as soon as it becomes available. As always, we thank you for utilizing the website, thereby saving the church the cost of printing and mailing. If you know a parishioner or friend of the parish who does not have access to a computer and who needs to receive the Rector's Chronicle by mail, do not hesitate to let us know.

Summer 2011

In this season of summering, the Rector gives thanks--for the Church and her clergy, staff, Vestry and volunteers; for John Scott's Easter Mass; for the Choir School and the Class of 2011; and, in great depth, for Holy Scripture, and especially at this ti…

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Lent 2011

The Rector begins with the Holy Week to come and ends with the Ash Wednesday past. In between, he writes about an organ to be publicly played, a play to be publicly read, and more.

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December 2010

The Rector writes about upcoming Christmas services (nigh), the first few months of 2011 (upcoming), the Vestry election (past), two books by Fr Austin (new), the election for a new bishop (distant), the EMC (on-going) and the campaign for a new Great Org…

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September 2010

The Rector writes about Clergy, Canvass and Count—our clergy, past and present; the canvass for our future; a count for the ages.

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June 2010

In this early summer Chronicle as the Rector prepares to leave for Maine, he discusses very interesting developments concerning the remains of our first Rector, the Rev’d Cornelius Roosevelt Duffie, and his family. He also offers us a preview of his sum…

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May 2010

In this Chronicle, the Rector discusses spring growth: Fr Erdman as a rector in Kentucky, new priests on the scene at Saint Thomas, a new Verger on the loose in June, and an old Verger in the nave this summer. This issue also includes an update on Fr Andr…

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March 2010

The Rector writes about Holy Week, a new priest for Saint Thomas, the Mardi Gras party, an upcoming visit by John Polkinghorne, and more.

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December 2009

The Rector writes about clergy changes, two rectory receptions, the new website, the Rector's Doctrine Class, the buzz over the recent announcement by the Vatican regarding Anglicans, and more.

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September 2009

In this Chroncile, the Rector writes about the return of the choir in September and of the Hancocks in October, the departure of Fr Stafford in November, the start of the 2010 EMC and the birth of the Hospitality Committee, and the growth of Theology at S…

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June 2009

The Rector writes about the summer to come, the Holy Week and Easter gone by, and a good many events from April and May, including the choir trip, Bishop Sisk's visit for Confirmation and Reception, the Choirmasters Conference, an honor for Wiliam Miller,…

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