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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Justin

Born c. 110 in Samaria, Justin became a Christian as an adult, in Ephesus after a stranger told him of Christ while they walked along a beach. He was martyed after more than a decade of teaching and writing spirtied defenses of Christianity in otherwise pagan Rome. Rusticus gave him an opporutunity to renounce his faith, and Justin refused. He was put to death c. 167.

Among Justin's works: First Apology, Second Apology, and Dialogue with Trypho.

Collect:

Almighty and everlasting God, who didst find thy martyr Justin wandering from teacher to teacher, seeking the true God, and didst reveal to him the sublime wisdom of thine eternal Word:  Grant that all who seek thee, or a deeper knowledge of thee, may find and be found by thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

12:00 am
Canon Turner reflects on a recent visit by the Baroness Hollins, Professor of Psychiatry for Learning Disability in the University of London and her project ‘Beyond Words’ which uses books with no words to empower people with learning difficulties and to encourage them to communicate and learn.
7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
12:10 pm, Chantry Chapel
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
5:30 pm, Chantry Chapel

Thursday, June 2, 2016

The Martyrs of Lyons

Collect:

7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
12:10 pm, Chantry Chapel
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
5:30 pm, Chantry Chapel
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House

Friday, June 3, 2016

The Martyrs of Uganda

The first Christian missionaries came to Uganda in the 1880s. By 1886, thirty-two young men, all members of the court of the Ugandan king, were burned to death when they refused to renounce their faith. Accepting their fates, the martyrs went to their deaths with prayers for their tormenters on their lips, which so impacted and impressed observers and onlookers that interest in Christianity rose as a result of the public martyrdom. By the time of the Uganda Census of 2002, approximately 85% of Ugandans were Christian (about half of whom Anglican), making Uganda the most Christian nation in Africa.

At Saint Thomas, Uganda is third (after South Africa and Nigeria) in the number of visitors to our website from countries in Africa.

Collect:

O God, by whose providence the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church: Grant that we who remember before thee the blessed martyrs of Uganda, may, like them, be steadfast in our faith in Jesus Christ, to whom they gave obedience even unto death, and by their sacrifice brought forth a plentiful harvest; through 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, Chantry Chapel
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm, Living Room, Parish House
Father Spurlock offers a straight-forward Bible study.
5:30 pm, Chantry Chapel
6:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House

Saturday, June 4, 2016

9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
9:30 am – 12:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
10:00 am – 11:00 am, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
12:10 pm, Chantry Chapel

Sunday, June 5, 2016

THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 5)

Collect:

8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
9:00 am, Parish House
9:00 am, High Altar
9:45 am – 10:30 am, 2nd Floor, Parish House
10:00 am – 10:45 am, 5th Floor, Parish House
In his final Sunday theology class, Father Austin returns to the beginning of the Bible. This class will draw out some fundamental insights of the book of Genesis.
11:00 am, High Altar
Part of the 2016 Orchestral and Organ Mass Series featuring the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Saint Thomas Chamber Orchestra. This week we present Franz Schubert's Mass no. 2 in G, D 167.
11:00 am, Parish House
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm, 2nd Floor, Parish House