Worship

Eastertide

Alleluia! Christ is risen!
The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Beginning on the night of April 30 with the Great Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter, we entered the Easter season, a joyful period which includes spectacular celebrations on Easter Day (April 21), Festal Eucharists and Festal Evensongs on six additional Sundays in Eastertide, and dozens of weekday services, many of which are choral.

The last ten days of the fifty days of Eastertide are known as Ascensiontide, beginning with Ascension Day itself on Thursday, May 30. All of this leads up to the coming of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, fifty days after the resurrection, on June 9.

The Seven Sundays of Easter

April 21: The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day

  • 8am The Solemn Eucharist of the Resurrection
  • 11am The Solemn Eucharist of the Resurrection
  • 2:15pm Organ Recital - Music for Easter by J. S. Bach
  • 3pm Solemn Evensong

April 28: The Second Sunday of Easter

  • 8am Holy Eucharist
  • 9am Sung Eucharist
  • 11am Festal Eucharist
  • 4pm Festal Evensong

May 5: The Third Sunday of Easter

  • 8am Holy Eucharist
  • 9am Sung Eucharist
  • 11am Festal Eucharist
  • 4pm Festal Evensong

May 12: The Fourth Sunday of Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday)

  • 8am Holy Eucharist
  • 9am Sung Eucharist
  • 11am Festal Eucharist & Confirmation
  • 4pm Festal Evensong

May 19: The Fifth Sunday of Easter

  • 8am Holy Eucharist
  • 9am Sung Eucharist
  • 11am Festal Eucharist
  • 4pm Festal Evensong

May 26: The Sixth Sunday of Easter (Rogation Sunday)

  • 8am Holy Eucharist
  • 9am Sung Eucharist
  • 11am Festal Eucharist

Thursday, May 30: Ascension Day

  • 8am Morning Prayer & Holy Eucharist
  • 12:10pm Holy Eucharist
  • 5:30pm Solemn Eucharist

June 2: The Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday after Ascension Day

  • 8am Holy Eucharist
  • 9am Sung Eucharist
  • 11am Festal Eucharist

The Resurrection & the Acts

During the seven weeks of Eastertide we recount the resurrection appearances of Jesus before his ascension, as told in the Gospels. We also hear the story of the effect of Christ’s resurrection and ascension on the lives and vocations of those who were contemporaries of Jesus, as told in the Acts of the Apostles. This is the story of the beginning of Christianity in the weeks and months and years immediately following the Resurrection, and it is a story that far too many Christians overlook. Yet, it is our story; it is the story of why we are here as a Christian community in twenty-first century New York City.