Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of a 40 day season in the Church year called Lent.  Christians are called to a season of repentance, fasting, prayer and study of scripture, and charitable giving as a means of preparing for the great feast and celebration of Easter Day. Followers are marked on their foreheads, the traditional place…

Lenten Backdrop

Sometimes it is difficult to know where to begin to make space for God in our lives.  But it can be as simple as putting a reminder in a place you find yourself looking all the time – the lock screen on your phone, your computer backdrop, a post it on the mirror where you brush…

Episcopal Relief and Development

Episcopal Relief & Development is the compassionate response of The Episcopal Church to human suffering in the world. Hearing God’s call to seek and serve Christ in all persons and to respect the dignity of every human being, Episcopal Relief & Development serves to bring together the generosity of Episcopalians and others with the needs of…

Lenten Lunches, Wednesdays at Noon

Stop in for time of prayer, silence, reflection and a warm lunch, for here or to go, on Wednesdays at noon in the season of Lent at Church of the Ascension (5th Avenue and 10th Street).  

To be the Hen – 2 Lent

A sermon delivered by The Rev. Mary Cat Young 2/21/16 St. John’s Episcopal Church, Tuckahoe New York To choose to be the Hen. There is a logic problem that you may have heard about the fox, the hen and the bag of feed.  There is one boat and a ferryman, and all three of these…

Habitat for Humanity

Today a team of 6 Canterbury Downtowners are working on a Habitat for Humanity house in Queens with some members of Grace Church! Today is a day to pray for those who do not have shelter, and for those organizations and people, like Habitat for Humanity and their volunteers, who strive to make a difference,…

Sushi & Jesus: what a combo!

    During the season of Lent Christians around the world fast from eating (red) meat on Fridays, which has led to a tradition of eating fish on Fridays! Filet o’ Fish anyone? While this practice isn’t mandatory for Episcopalians, abstaining from meat or some other food can be a meaningful way to observe the season….

Lenten Meditations from Grace Church

Members of the Grace Church community are offering brief daily meditations during the season of Lent! Sign up to Grace Church meditations or connect on the Grace Church Facebook page. Click here to read Chaplain Mary Cat’s reflections from Wednesday, February 17, 2016.  

Wednesdays of Lent

Noonday prayers and Night Prayers Church of the Ascension is offering a Noonday meditation that includes scripture, prayer and silence, followed by a free soup and bread lunch on Wednesdays 12-1 pm Night Prayers have resumed for the season of Lent.  Join with Canterbury Downtown Choral Scholars and Chaplain’s Assistant Spencer Cantrell at 9 pm…

Episcopal Public Policy Network

If you haven’t yet heard of it, the Episcopal Public Policy Network is a grassroots network of Episcopalians across the country dedicated to carrying out the Baptismal Covenant call to “strive for justice and peace” through the active ministry of public policy advocacy. The EPPN is a part of The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations…

Go! 2016 Episcopal Church Lenten Reflections

Resources for Lent 2016 from the Episcopal Church will be available here and include a wide array of prayers, reflections, links, videos, social media, bulletin inserts, and more for all ages to participate in and experience a spirit-filled Lenten season.Centering on the theme Go! Daily reflections on a scripture verse containing the word go will be available here and on Facebook here….

Meet and remember Absalom Jones

Blessed Absalom Jones Celebration Saturday, February 13, 10:30 a.m. The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine Amsterdam Avenue at West 112th Street Please join us! Commemorating the first African-American ordained to the priesthood in The Episcopal Church, a festive Holy Eucharist will be celebrated, with congregational representatives processing with their banners, singing in the…