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Friday, June 1, 2018

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.

6:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House

Saturday, June 2, 2018

9:30 am – 12:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
10:00 am – 11:00 am, Saint Thomas Church Parish House

Sunday, June 3, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI

Corpus Christi is Latin for "the body of Christ." In a sense, therefore, every Eucharist is a commemoration of the feast of Corpus Christi and, at Saint Thomas, we have nearly one thousand celebrations of the Eucharist each year. But on this particular Sunday we take the time to contemplate the holy mysteries in depth, to dig deep in heart and mind as we attempt to understand what it is we are doing when we go to the altar rail to receive the Blessed Sacrament.

Of course, during Holy Week, on Maundy Thursday, we commemorate the institution of the Eucharist by our Lord. Yet, because Holy Week is full of so much activity surrounding our Lord’s Passion, Death and Resurrection, it is appropriate that we set aside a time later in the year to return to ponder this most intimate and yet ubiquitous of sacraments. The feast day itself actually falls on the Thursday following Trinity Sunday. However at Saint Thomas we celebrate it on the Sunday following Trinity Sunday so that the maximum number of people can participate.
It is not by accident that this day falls after Easter Day, Ascension Day, the Day of Pentecost and Trinity Sunday. The risen Lord has ascended into heaven. He has sent his Spirit, and this same Spirit consecrates the bread and wine that is received by the gathered Christian community. As Saint Augustine is reported to have said at the presentation of these Eucharistic elements, "Behold what you are, and become what you receive: the Body of Christ."

Collect:

God our Father, whose Son our Lord Jesus Christ in a wonderful Sacrament hath left unto us a memorial of his passion: Grant us so to venerate the sacred mysteries of his Body and Blood, that we may ever perceive within ourselves the fruit of his redemption; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church (meet in Narthex, just inside the Fifth Avenue entrance)

Monday, June 4, 2018

John XXIII

Collect:

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Boniface

Archbishop of Mainz, Missionary to Germany, and Martyr
b.
c.675
d. 754

Collect:

Almighty God, who didst call thy faithful servant Boniface to be a witness and martyr in Germany, and by his labor and suffering didst raise up a people for thine own possession: Pour forth thy Holy Spirit upon thy Church in every land, that by the service and sacrifice of many thy holy Name may be glorified and thy kingdom enlarged; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

7:45 am – 8:45 am, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Ini Kopuria

Collect:

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House

Thursday, June 7, 2018

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House

Friday, June 8, 2018

The Divine Compassion

Collect:

6:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House

Saturday, June 9, 2018

9:30 am – 12:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
10:00 am – 11:00 am, Saint Thomas Church Parish House

Sunday, June 10, 2018

THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 5)

Collect:

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church (meet in Narthex, just inside the Fifth Avenue entrance)

Monday, June 11, 2018

SAINT BARNABAS

Barnabas means "son of encouragement." The Rector has a fondness for him, maintaining a Barnabas file in which he keeps encouraging notes and letters he has received over the years. (The Rector was ordained as a deacon on Saint Barnabas Day in 1971).

See:

Saint Barnabas, Son of Encouragement (2009) by Fr Mead

Collect:

Grant, O God, that we may follow the example of thy faithful servant Barnabas, who, seeking not his own renown but the well-being of thy Church, gave generously of his life and substance for the relief of the poor and the spread of the Gospel; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

7:45 am – 8:45 am, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Basil the Great

Bishop of Caesarea
b. 330
d. 379 n

One of the Holy Doctors of the Church, Basil confronted Arianism, and in so doing defended the doctrine of the Trinity. He, along with the rest of his family (notably his sister Macrina), upheld orthodoxy and liturgy, and devoted much of his time and effort helping those in need, especially children. Indeed, Saint Basil is to the Eastern (especially Greek) Church what Saint Nicholas is to the Western.

Collect:

Almighty God, who hast revealed to thy Church thine eternal Being of glorious majesty and perfect love as one God in Trinity of Persons: Give us grace that, like thy bishop Basil of Caesarea, we may continue steadfast in the confession of this faith, and constant in our worship of thee, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; who livest and reignest for ever and ever. Amen.
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House

Friday, June 15, 2018

6:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House

Saturday, June 16, 2018

9:30 am – 12:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
10:00 am – 11:00 am, Saint Thomas Church Parish House

Sunday, June 17, 2018

THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 6)

Collect:

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church (meet in Narthex, just inside the Fifth Avenue entrance)

Monday, June 18, 2018

Bernard Mizeki

Catechist and Martyr in Rhodesia
d. 1896

Collect:

Almighty and everlasting God, who didst enkindle the flame of thy love in the heart of thy holy martyr Bernard Mizeki: Grant to us, thy humble servants, a like faith and power of love, that we who rejoice in his triumph may profit by his example; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

7:45 am – 8:45 am, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House

Thursday, June 21, 2018

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House