Calendar

Events

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

WEDNESDAY IN HOLY WEEK

Collect:

O Lord God, whose blessed Son our Savior gave his back to the smiters and hid not his face from shame: Grant us grace to take joyfully the sufferings of the present time, in full assurance of the glory that shall be revealed; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
12:10 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir.
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

MAUNDY THURSDAY

Collect:

Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he suffered, did institute the Sacrament of his Body and Blood: Mercifully grant that we may thankfully receive the same in remembrance of him who in these holy mysteries giveth us a pledge of life eternal, the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
12:10 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir.
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
5:30 pm, High Altar
Includes the Mandatum, the Procession of the Sacrament, and the Stripping of the Altar. Sung by the Choir of Men and Boys.
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House

Friday, April 3, 2015

GOOD FRIDAY

Over the years, we've had many guest preachers meditate on the seven last words of Christ at the Three Hours Devotion. Among them:

Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ (2015) by Fr Austin, Fr Spurlock and Fr Daniels
Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ (2014) by Fr Mead, Fr Austin, Fr Spurlock and Fr Daniels
Jesus' Seven Last Words from the Cross (2012) by The Right Rev'd Dr Robert Gillies, Bishop of Aberdeen
Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ (2011) by Canon Andrew Diestche
Meditation on the Seven Last Words of Christ (2010) by The Very Reverend Joseph Britton
Seven Addresses on the Last Words of Our Lord from the Cross (2007) by Fr Andrew

Among some of the sermons preached at the 5:30pm Good Friday Liturgy are these:

Crucifixion & Clarity (2013) by Fr Daniels
The Blood is on Our Hands (2012) by Fr Spurlock
Father, Into Thy Hands I Commend My Rubbish (2011) by Fr Spurlock
I Thirst (2010) by Fr Austin
A Sermon for Good Friday (2008) by Fr Mead

Collect:

Almighty God, we beseech thee graciously to behold this thy family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and given up into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
12:00 pm, High Altar
Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ. Includes hymns sung by choir and congregation.
5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.
6:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House

Saturday, April 4, 2015

HOLY SATURDAY

Collect:

O God, Creator of heaven and earth: Grant that, as the crucified body of thy dear Son was laid in the tomb and rested on this holy Sabbath, so we may await with him the coming of the third day, and rise with him to newness of life; who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

9:30 am – 12:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
10:00 am – 11:00 am, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
4:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
The Fifth Avenue doors open at 4:30pm for the Great Vigil.
5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

THE SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION: EASTER DAY

Collect:

Almighty God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by thy life-giving Spirit; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

7:00 am – 4:00 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
The Fifth Avenue doors open at 7am for the 8am Solemn Eucharist.
8:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, with the Saint Thomas Brass.
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, with the Saint Thomas Brass.
2:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church
This half-hour recital precedes Evensong on Easter Sunday.
3:00 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Monday, April 6, 2015

MONDAY IN EASTER WEEK

Collect:

Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that we who celebrate with reverence the Paschal feast may be found worthy to attain to everlasting joys; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

9:00 am – 12:45 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
Due to a staff holiday today for Easter, the church doors close shortly after the end of the 12:10pm Mass.
12:10 pm, Chantry Chapel
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

TUESDAY IN EASTER WEEK

Collect:

O God, who by the glorious resurrection of thy Son Jesus Christ destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light: Grant that we, who have been raised with him, may abide in his presence and rejoice in the hope of eternal glory; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Spirit, be dominion and praise for ever and ever. Amen.

7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
7:45 am – 8:45 am, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
12:10 pm, Chantry Chapel
This Mass includes a healing service of Holy Unction.