Holy Week Schedule
25 March 2018 Sunday of the Passion
8 AM Rite I Holy Eucharist with the Liturgy of the Palms
9 AM Rite II Holy Eucharist with the Liturgy of the Palms
11 AM Rite I Holy Eucharist with the Liturgy of the Palms
28 March 2018 Spy Wednesday
10 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II
The Holy Triduum
29 March 2018 Maundy Thursday
7 PM Holy Eucharist with Mandatum and Stripping of the Altar
30 March 2018 Good Friday
Noon – 3 PM Liturgy of Good Friday and
Ecumenical Service of Hymns and Sermons
31 March 2018 Holy Saturday
Noon Office of Holy Saturday
7:30 PM The Easter Vigil
1 April 2018 Easter Sunday
6:15 AM Ecumenical Sunrise Service at Cooper’s Beach
8 AM Rite I Holy Eucharist
9 AM Rite II Festive Choral Eucharist
11 AM Rite I Festive Choral Eucharist
Evening Prayer // Wednesdays at 6 PM starting February 21
Lenten Soup Suppers – Wednesdays at 6:15 PM
Wednesday, February 21
Wednesday, February 28
Wednesday, March 7
Wednesday, March 14
Wednesday, March 21
Lenten Series on Mortality: Book Study
A Tour of Bones
Wednesdays at 7:15 PM // Starting February 21
A Tour of Bones is a passionate testament to the conviction that living is more than not dying, and that contemplating mortality is not about being prepared to die but about being prepared to live.
We will discuss chapters and perspectives. One does not need to have read the book to enjoy and participate, but it is helpful.
Denise Inge grew up in a large and rambunctious family on the east coast of America. She crossed the Sahara, charmed snakes in Marrakech and cycled the Adirondack mountains, but her latest adventure is an interior one. It starts with the discovery that her house is built on a crypt full of human skeletons, the chantry chapel for a monastery that once occupied a part of the cathedral where her husband, Anglican bishop, served. Facing her fear of these strangers’ bones takes her to other charnel houses in Europe and on a journey into the meaning of bones themselves. This exploration, though it began before her diagnosis with an inoperable sarcoma, takes on a new significance when the question of living well in the face of mortality abruptly ceases to be hypothetical.
Popcorn Theology: Friday, March 2 at 7 PM
An intriguingly prescient film that foreshadows the climax of the real-life Cold War. Based on Morris West’s 1963 novel, this 1968 film speaks as much to the social and political turmoil of the 1960’s as today. It follows the ministry of a Soviet Bloc bishop, jailed for religious and political reasons in Siberia, released and then quickly elected Pope to everyone’s shock. Then, as a boiling conflict between Communist Russia and China threatens the world with nuclear war, this man of God and peace is introduced to broker a solution that seems as unlikely as his election.
Along with parallel love triangles, one romantic, the other platonic, together these narratives highlight the universal nature of conflict between humanity, and the mission of those who walk in the shoes of the disciples and who seek
to reconcile us all to God and to each other.
Previous Outings and Events
Day Trip to The Met Cloisters
Our very own Fr. W. Patrick Edwards provided commentary on medieval church history and its significance as friends of St. John’s Episcopal Church toured The Met Cloisters. The Met Cloisters is the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art dedicated to the art, architecture, and gardens of medieval Europe. Opened to the public in 1938, and deriving its name from the five medieval cloisters that form the core of the building, it presents a harmonious and evocative setting for more than 2,000 exceptional works of art and architectural elements from the medieval West.
Along with strolling through the gardens, we took in paintings, tapestries, chapels, carvings and halls designed for different periods. While the Late Gothic Hall showcases 15th-century limestone windows and altarpieces from Germany, Italy and Spain, the Romanesque Hall features stone portals from 12th and 13th-century French churches. Lunch was enjoyed over the impressive views of the Hudson River from The Cloisters hilltop setting.