Thursday, April 11, 2019
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church
With such emotional weight, and in a perfect balance of drama and spirituality, Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. John Passion has become synonymous with Passiontide and Easter observances around the world. Daniel Hyde conducts New York Baroque Incorporated with soloists, Dann Coakwell, Sarah Brailey, Jay Carter, Mark Bleeke, and Andrew Padgett.
Online sales for tonight's concert have concluded. Tickets will be sold at the Fifth Avenue box office beginning at 6:45pm.
Friday, April 12, 2019
7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
On Mondays through Saturdays at 12pm we offer prayers and intercessions at the shrine of Our Lady of Fifth Avenue.
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm, Living Room, Parish House
In this Lenten Bible study we focus on the gospel reading for the first five Sundays of Lent and includes a reflection, bible notes and some questions for discussion.
6:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church
7:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
Saturday, April 13, 2019
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
11:00 am – 11:45 am, Resurrection Chapel
A priest will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with you.
On Mondays through Fridays at 12pm we offer prayers and intercessions at the shrine of Our Lady of Fifth Avenue.
Sunday, April 14, 2019
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.
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.
9:45 am – 10:30 am, 2nd Floor, Parish House
10:00 am, Andrew Hall, Parish House
Please join us for a family feast in the Parish House (in between the 9 am and 11am Mass). Today is Palm Sunday and there will be a procession in the church during the 11am service.
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by Fr Turner.
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Parish House
We are pleased to offer child care during today's Solemn Evensong. The nursery opens 30 minutes before the service and closes 15 minutes after Evensong concludes. Children are welcome at all points during our worship so you may drop-off and pick-up your child at any time during the worship service.
4:00 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by the Rt. Rev. Richard Chartres. This sermon is part of a series by Bishop Chartres entitled ‘Humanity brought to life by the humanity of God’.
Monday, April 15, 2019
MONDAY IN HOLY WEEK
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