Calendar

Open Doors

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Resurrection Chapel
An hour of guided prayer and meditations before the Blessed Sacrament interspersed with silence.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thomas Cranmer

Collect:

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

Friday, March 22, 2019

James DeKoven

Collect:

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

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Gregory the Illuminator

Collect:

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, March 24, 2019

THE THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT

Collect:

Almighty God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; 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, March 25, 2019

THE ANNUNCIATION

From Fr Mead's sermon on the Eve of the Annunciation in 2001:

At Saint Thomas we have great respect for the holy season of Lent. We do not interrupt the Lenten observances of each day or the use of Lenten colors lightly. Only two feasts suffice to break the pattern. The feast of Saint Joseph on March 19 is one. The feast of the Annunciation of our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary... is the other.

The Annunciation is very important, because it is the actual beginning of our Lord Jesus Christ’s life in the flesh. The Church calendar places the Annunciation exactly nine months before the date of Christ’s birth, from March 25 to December 25, so we see that the Annunciation is the moment of Jesus Christ’s conception as a human being in the womb of his mother Mary.

Read the rest of Fr Mead's 2001 sermon here.

You might also want to read or listen to Fr Austin's sermon on the line from the Apostles' Creed: "who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary."

The complete Apostles' Creed series.

Collect:

We beseech thee, O Lord, pour thy grace into our hearts, that we who have known the incarnation of thy Son Jesus Christ, announced by an angel to the Virgin Mary, may by his cross and passion be brought unto the glory of his resurrection; 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

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Charles Henry Brent

Collect:

7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Resurrection Chapel
An hour of guided prayer and meditations before the Blessed Sacrament interspersed with silence.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

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

Friday, March 29, 2019

John Keble

Collect:

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

Saturday, March 30, 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, March 31, 2019

THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT (Laetare)

Collect:

Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which giveth life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; 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, April 1, 2019

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

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

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

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Richard

Collect:

7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Resurrection Chapel
An hour of guided prayer and meditations before the Blessed Sacrament interspersed with silence.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

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

Friday, April 5, 2019

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

Saturday, April 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, April 7, 2019

THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT

At the morning services this year for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, we have the account of Christ's raising Lazarus from the dead, a resuscitation more than a resurrection, insofar as Lazarus would live only to die again. Still, it is here that Christ makes it clear to Martha that he is "the resurrection and the life."

The irony is that the raising of Lazarus, a life-giving event, led to the crucifixion of Christ; his enemies were now more than ever determined to kill him. Yet, it is by the way of the cross that Christ defeated death, once and for all. So, the raising of Lazarus is very much a sign of what it to come, made complete in Christ’s death and resurrection. Lazarus would die again; but Christ's death led to the death of death, to life beyond death, to death no more.

See:

The Strange World of the Resurrection by Fr Austin (2010)
Jesus is Life by Fr Mead (2005)
Come Forth, to Life! by Fr Mead (2002)

Collect:

O Almighty God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men: Grant unto thy people that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise; that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through 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, April 8, 2019

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

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

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

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Resurrection Chapel
An hour of guided prayer and meditations before the Blessed Sacrament interspersed with silence.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

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