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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.

5:00 pm – 7:30 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. 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’.
7:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House

Saturday, April 20, 2019

HOLY SATURDAY

Collect:

O God, Creator of heaven and earth: Grant that, as the crucified body of thy dear Son was laid in the tomb and rested on this holy Sabbath, so we may await with him the coming of the third day, and rise with him to newness of life; who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

9:30 am – 12:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
10:00 am – 11:00 am, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
4:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
The Fifth Avenue doors open at 4:30pm for the service which begins at 5:30pm.
5:30 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’.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

THE SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION: EASTER DAY

Collect:

Almighty God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by thy life-giving Spirit; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

7:00 am – 4:00 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
The Fifth Avenue doors open at 7am for the 8am Solemn Eucharist. There are no tickets or reserved seating for the Easter Day services.
8:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, with the Saint Thomas Brass. Sermon by Fr Turner.
8:00 am, Parish House
11:00 am, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, with the Saint Thomas Brass. 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’.
11:00 am, Parish House
11:00 am
Today children are encouraged to sit together with their family to enjoy our Easter Sunday celebrations. Nursery care continues as usual.
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church
This recital is played by Associate Organist Benjamin Sheen and precedes Evensong on Easter Sunday.
2:30 pm – 4:30 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.
3:00 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by Fr Spencer.

Monday, April 22, 2019

MONDAY IN EASTER WEEK

Collect:

Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that we who celebrate with reverence the Paschal feast may be found worthy to attain to everlasting joys; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
Please note the adjusted hours.
12:00 pm
On Mondays through Saturdays at 12pm we offer prayers and intercessions at the shrine of Our Lady of Fifth Avenue.
12:10 pm, Chantry Chapel
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

TUESDAY IN EASTER WEEK

Collect:

O God, who by the glorious resurrection of thy Son Jesus Christ destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light: Grant that we, who have been raised with him, may abide in his presence and rejoice in the hope of eternal glory; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Spirit, be dominion and praise for ever and ever. Amen.

7:45 am – 8:45 am, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
10:30 am – 12:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church
11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
Please note the adjusted hours.
12:00 pm
On Mondays through Saturdays at 12pm we offer prayers and intercessions at the shrine of Our Lady of Fifth Avenue.
12:10 pm, Chantry Chapel
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

WEDNESDAY IN EASTER WEEK

Collect:

O God, whose blessed Son did manifest himself to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open, we pray thee, the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
8:00 am, Chantry Chapel
12:00 pm
On Mondays through Saturdays at 12pm we offer prayers and intercessions at the shrine of Our Lady of Fifth Avenue.
12:10 pm, Chantry Chapel