Calendar

Events

Monday, April 15, 2019

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.

12:00 pm
On Mondays through Fridays at 12pm we offer prayers and intercessions at the shrine of Our Lady of Fifth Avenue.
12:10 pm, Chantry Chapel
Sermon by Fr Moretz.
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir. Sermon by the Rt. Rev. Richard Chartres. 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’.
6:45 pm – 7:45 pm, Saint Thomas Church
Originally an improvised symphony on liturgical themes, Marcel Dupré’s Symphonie-Passion is a kaleidoscopic representation of the life of Christ in four movements; Advent, Christmas, Crucifixion and Resurrection. The symphony draws heavily on Gregorian chant and promises to show off the full range of color and power of the Miller-Scott Organ. No tickets required, donation requested.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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
12:00 pm
On Mondays through Fridays at 12pm we offer prayers and intercessions at the shrine of Our Lady of Fifth Avenue.
12:10 pm, Chantry Chapel
Sermon by Fr Bennett.
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir. 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’.
6:45 pm – 7:45 pm, Saint Thomas Church
In Tuesday of Holy Week, Daniel Hyde presents a meditation of organ music reflecting on the Passion and in anticipation of Easter. No tickets required, donation requested.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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. Sermon by Fr Spencer.
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
5:00 pm, Parish House
We are pleased to offer nursery care Wednesday through Friday of Holy Week from 5pm through the end of 5:30pm services.
5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

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. Sermon by Fr Moretz.
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Parish House
We are pleased to offer nursery care Wednesday through Friday of Holy Week from 5pm through the end of 5:30pm services.
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. 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’.
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House

Friday, April 19, 2019

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.

10:00 am – 7:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
The doors open at 10:30am for confessions. The Three Hours Devotion begins at 12pm, and the doors will remain open through the end of the 5:30pm service.
10:30 am – 11:30 am, Resurrection Chapel
A priest will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with you. If the priest is hearing someone else's confession, please wait in the pews nearby until the priest is available. Alternatively, you may make an appointment with a priest for confession.
10:30 am – 11:45 am, Saint Thomas Church
Join us for our Sacred Search in Saint Thomas Church and other activities, as we focus together on the events of this solemn day: Good Friday.
12:00 pm, High Altar
Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ by the Rev. Elaine Farmer.
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Resurrection Chapel
A priest will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with you. If the priest is hearing someone else's confession, please wait in the pews nearby until the priest is available. Alternatively, you may make an appointment with a priest for confession. Fr Turner will hear confession in the Resurrection Chapel just to the right of the chancel. Mo Mallonee will hear confessions in the north aisle of the church at the rear of the Chantry Chapel.