The Church is…

Early in the history of the Church, the Christian community came to a set of theological understandings of what it means to be “Church.” One of these was the Church as “the body of Christ,” based on the epistles of St. Paul. In addition, the Nicene Creed affirms the Church as one, holy, catholic and apostolic.

At Choral Evensong on each Sunday in Lent 2015, distinguished clergy from around the Diocese of New York preached on the nature of the Church.

The Church is…the Body of Christ
The Rev’d Brenda Husson
Rector of St James’ Church, New York City
The First Sunday in Lent, February 22, 2015

The Church is…One
The Rev’d Canon Blake Rider
Canon to the Ordinary, Diocese of New York
The Second Sunday in Lent, March 1, 2015

The Church is…Holy
The Right Rev’d Allen Shin
Bishop Suffragan, Diocese of New York
The Third Sunday in Lent, March 8, 2015

The Church is…Catholic
The Rev’d Canon Deborah Tammearu
Canon for Transitional Ministry, Diocese of New York
The Fourth Sunday in Lent (Laetare), March 15, 2015

The Church is…Apostolic
The Rev’d Claire Woodley
Rector of St Mary’s Church, Mohegan Lake
Chair of the Congregational Development Commission,

Diocese of New York
The Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 22, 2015