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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Oscar Romero

Collect:

10:00 am – 11:00 am, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Resurrection Chapel
A priest will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with you in the chapel to the right of the choir stalls.If the gate is closed and the chapel is in use, please wait in the pews nearby until the priest is available.
12:10 pm, Chantry Chapel

Sunday, March 25, 2018

THE SUNDAY OF THE PASSION: PALM SUNDAY

The liturgies on the morning of Palm Sunday are designed by the Book of Common Prayer to take us through the week to come. So, since this is Holy Week, Palm Sunday covers both the triumphant entry into Jerusalem (the Blessing of the Palms and the Palm Procession) as well as Christ's Passion, which we unpack each day of the rest of the week. The idea here is that a person could attend church only on Sundays and still participate in the entirety of Holy Week and Easter: Palm Sunday takes us through Christ's Crucifixion, and then Easter Sunday celebrates Christ's Resurrection.

Of course, we're not suggesting you skip the rest of Holy Week—indeed, we encourage you to spend the entire week with us. But if you are wondering why the morning liturgies on Palm Sunday end with Christ Crucified, you now have your answer. The church is structured so that Sunday worshippers get the gist. If you seek more than the gist, you're in luck: at Saint Thomas, we know how to dwell on the details. You are most welcome to join us as we mark each day of Holy Week in scripture, song, meditation and prayer.

Even if you cannot join us in person for everything, please know that all choral services throughout the week are webcast live and then available on-demand.

Collect:

Almighty and everlasting God, who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may both follow the example of his patience, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

7:00 am – 5:00 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
The Fifth Avenue doors open at 7am and remain open through the end of Solemn Evensong. There are no tickets or reserved seating for Palm Sunday services.
8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
This 35 minute service includes a reading of the Passion according to Saint Mark.
9:00 am, High Altar
Includes the reading of the Passion according to Saint Mark.
9:00 am, Parish House
9:45 am – 10:30 am, 2nd Floor, Parish House
10:00 am – 10:45 am, 5th Floor, Parish House
The Sunday class looks at a series of stories from the Old Testament to see how they illuminate classic Christian theological doctrines.
10:00 am, Parish House
Followed by Palm Sunday Procession at the 11 am Mass.
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by Fr Turner.
11:00 am, Parish House
4:00 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by Fr Daniels.

Monday, March 26, 2018

MONDAY IN HOLY WEEK

Collect:

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; 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
Hymns sung by the congregation. Sermon by Fr Ritter.
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
5:00 pm, Parish House
5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir. Sermon by Fr Ritter.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue
Organist Benjamin Sheen surveys the spiritual and theological influences of the music of J.S. Bach on three of the nineteenth century's greatest composers - Mendelssohn, Brahms and Schumann. No tickets required, donation requested

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

TUESDAY IN HOLY WEEK

Collect:

O God, who by the passion of thy blessed Son didst make an instrument of shameful death to be unto us the means of life: Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ; 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
7:45 am – 8:45 am, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
12:10 pm
Hymns sung by the congregation. Sermon by Fr Daniels.
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
5:00 pm, Parish House
5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir. Sermon by Fr Daniels.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue
Organist Daniel Hyde surveys the spiritual and theological influences of the music of J.S. Bach on three of the nineteenth century's greatest composers - Mendelssohn, Brahms and Schumann. No tickets required, donation requested

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

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 – 7:00 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
8:00 am, Chantry Chapel