Holy Week began with a Broadway show (of sorts): a joyful Palm Sunday procession – the Trinity community vibrant, visible, vital, and dynamic.
Most of the staff members in Burundi returned, and I’m glad for their safe travels. Benjamin Musoke-Lubega continues on to Kenya and Rwanda. The Vestry recently awarded a grant to Rwanda, representing a significant re-knitting of relationships within the wider Church.
Trinity Real Estate welcomed Havas, a global advertising and communications group, which signed a 15 year lease for 260,000 square feet, and parish clergy and I caught up with colleagues at the annual service of collegiality at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
Other wonderful news, small but significant: Last summer, Trinity staff and congregation volunteered with the Hour Children program, working with formerly incarcerated women and their families. In less than a year, ten of the thirteen women Trinity worked with have successfully found jobs or entered college.
This was also a week for music, with the Choir’s remarkable improvised chant and singing Bach’s St. John Passion on Palm Sunday (reviewed in the Times), and a moving Tenebrae service. Approved this week were a unique Choir performance at Zankel Hall on May 31, and an Alice Tully Hall Messiah performance this December. Those who attended last year know how exciting it was to hear the Trinity Choir in this renowned venue.
Finally, happy birthday to the Trinity Preschool, which opened 30 years ago today!
Holy Week continues. We look forward to Easter.