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Lisa Jaycox
Trinity Knitters

Gathered on a sunny Sunday afternoon, the Trinity Knitters were hard at work crocheting, sewing, sorting, and sometimes detangling yards of yarn in the Parish Center. "Some of us are better at it than others," Read more

While July 4, 1776 marks the date the Declaration of Independence was approved by Congress, it wasn't until April 30, 1789 that the United States swore in its first president under the Constitution. Down the street from Trinity Church, George Washington stood on the portico at Federal Hall, placed his hand on a bible borrowed from the local Masonic lodge, and took the presidential oath of office. The oath was administered by Chancellor of the State of New York, Robert Livingston, who then Read more

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Rainah Umlauf

Trinity Church Wall Street Rector Bill Lupfer and Trinity's senior clergy ---the Rev. Dr. Mark Bozzuti Jones, the Rev. Winnie Varghese, and the Rev. Canon Benjamin Musoke-Lubega --- convened archbishops in South Korea in May to share ideas on “Leadership in the Asian Context.” Trinity staff member Rainah Umlauf traveled with the Rector to South Korea and offers this reflection focused through the lens of the famous Gospel account of the feeding of the 5,000.

Jesus traveled to Read more

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Lynn Goswick

In October 2019, Trinity’s lease for the Parish Center will expire and the Parish Center will close. Until Trinity Commons opens on March 1, 2020, regular congregation meetings will change locations, meet less frequently, or go on hiatus. Trinity clergy and staff have held in-depth planning meetings to determine the impact Read more

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James Melchiorre

The Rector of Trinity Church Wall Street, the Rev. Dr. William Lupfer, opened a recent retreat designed for Church archbishops and their spouses by emphasizing the importance of family and the necessity of rest. “Sabbath is getting to a place where we can recognize God’s blessings,” Dr. Lupfer said. “It’s the only way to keep our ears open to God.” Read more

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James Melchiorre

The project of rejuvenating the nave of Trinity Church is now into its fourteenth month.  This is the first major refurbishing of the interior of the historic 1846 building in almost 75 years and the process has shifted from demolition to the stage of rebuilding.

The high altar is perhaps the prime example. Dating back almost a century-and-a-half, the altar was de-constructed in the summer of 2018. Read more

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Lisa Jaycox

 

On Friday, May 24, students around the world once again walked out of school, demanding climate action. This Climate Strike is the second strike of its kind in 2019. The first one in March was led by 1.5 million young people. Some of those young people are Trinity parishioners, like Azalea Danes, an 11th grader at Bronx Science High School and a member of the Trinity Church Youth Group.

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James Melchiorre

The Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, also known as Ascension Thursday or Ascension Day, is one of the great solemnities in the Christian liturgical calendar, commemorating the bodily ascension of Jesus into heaven. Ascension Day is traditionally celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day of Eastertide, and nine days before the Day of Pentecost.

Scripture includes at least two references to the event commemorated on Ascension Day, one of them is found in the Gospel According to Luke Read more

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James Melchiorre

Rachel Held Evans’ death on Saturday, May 4, at age 37 grieves the millions who have read her books and followed her blogs. You need do nothing more than check a Twitter feed to get a sense of what she meant to people, especially to women of her generation and to any people who have struggled with their faith.

Rachel Held Evans visited Trinity Church Wall Street in January 2015 as a speaker at the Trinity Institute conference “Creating Common Good,” which focused on economic Read more

When rejuvenation work on the nave of Trinity Church revealed a burial vault beneath the pews, a visit to the the Trinity Archives uncovered the story of the McVickar family, whose vault was originally located just outside of the second Trinity Church building. The Rev. Phillip Jackson, Vicar, told the story of a parish family of the past to today's congregation members on a recent tour of the church interior.Read more

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