Calendar

Open Doors

Monday, July 1, 2019

7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance

Thursday, July 4, 2019

INDEPENDENCE DAY

Collect:

Lord God Almighty, in whose Name the founders of this country won liberty for themselves and for us, and lit the torch of freedom for nations then unborn: Grant, we beseech thee, that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain these liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance

Friday, July 5, 2019

10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance

Saturday, July 6, 2019

9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
11:00 am – 11:45 am, Resurrection Chapel
A priest will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with you.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr. 9)

Collect:

O God, who hast taught us to keep all thy commandmentsby loving thee and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to thee with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; 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 – 1:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church (meet in Narthex, just inside the Fifth Avenue entrance)

Monday, July 8, 2019

7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Benedict of Nursia

Abbot of Monte Cassino
d. c.540

Collect:

Almighty and everlasting God, whose precepts are the wisdom of a loving Father: Give us grace, following the teaching and example of thy servant Benedict, to walk with loving and willing hearts in the school of the Lord’s service; let thine ears be open unto our prayers; and prosper with thy blessing the work of our hands; through 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

Friday, July 12, 2019

7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance

Saturday, July 13, 2019

9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
11:00 am – 11:45 am, Resurrection Chapel
A priest will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with you.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr 10)

Collect:

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

Monday, July 15, 2019

7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance

Thursday, July 18, 2019

7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance

Friday, July 19, 2019

7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance

Saturday, July 20, 2019

9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
11:00 am – 11:45 am, Resurrection Chapel
A priest will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with you.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (Pr 11)

Collect:

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, who knowest our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion, we beseech thee, upon our infirmities, and those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask, mercifully give us for the worthiness of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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

Monday, July 22, 2019

SAINT MARY MAGDALENE

The last day this feast day fell on a Sunday was in 2012, at which point Fr Austin preached this sermon.

Collect:

Almighty God, whose blessed Son restored Mary Magdalene to health of body and mind, and called her to be a witness of his resurrection: Mercifully grant that by thy grace we may be healed of all our infirmities and know thee in the power of his endless life; who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

John Cassian

Collect:

7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Thomas a Kempis

Priest and Mystic
b. 1380
d. 1471

Author of The Imitation of Christ, a meditative book of devotion which, according to Lesser Feasts and Fasts of the Episcopal Church, has been translated into more languages than any other book, save for the Bible itself.

For an example of how his works influence Christian thought and theology even to this day, see Why Pray for the Dead? in the Sermon Archive.

Collect:

Holy Father, who hast nourished and strengthened thy Church by the inspired writings of thy servant Thomas a Kempis: Grant that we may learn from him to know what is necessary to be known, to love what is to be loved, to praise what highly pleaseth thee, and always to seek to know and follow thy will; through 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

Thursday, July 25, 2019

SAINT JAMES

Today we remember Saint James (the Greater), the brother of John, who along with John and Peter, appeared to be set apart from the other disciples quite frequently. For example, it was Peter, James and John with the Lord at his Transfiguration.

James is "the Greater" to contrast him with the other one of the twelve also named James. James (the Lesser) is commemorated with Saint Philip in May.

►In 2010, when the Feast of Saint James fell on a Sunday, Fr Austin preached a sermon entitled How to Get Close to Jesus.

Collect:

O gracious God, we remember before thee this day thy servant and apostle James, first among the Twelve to suffer martyrdom for the Name of Jesus Christ; and we pray that thou wilt pour out upon the leaders of thy Church that spirit of self-denying service by which alone they may have true authority among thy people; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance

Friday, July 26, 2019

Parents BVM

Collect:

7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance

Saturday, July 27, 2019

William Reed Huntington

Priest and Ecumenist
Sixth Rector of Grace Church, New York City
b. 1838
d. 1909

Authored the Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral which can be found in the historical documents section of the 1979 Prayer Book. He also wrote the collect we use during worship on Monday in Holy Week.

Collect:

O Lord our God, we thank thee for instilling in the heart of thy servant William Reed Huntington a fervent love for thy Church and its mission in the world; and we pray that, with unflagging faith in thy promises, we may make known to all people thy blessed gift of eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance