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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

Vestry Election Results

The Annual Vestry Election was held April 23, 2019. The following persons were elected:

Church Wardens

Mr. Joel Motley
Mr. Paul Yang

Members of the Vestry

Mr. Robert G. Zack
Ms. Suzanne Hammett
Ms. Susan Hewitt
Mr. William Cobb
Mr. Emory Edwards
Mr. Eric Eve
Mr. T. Dennis Sullivan
Ms. Sara Queen
Mr. John G. Talty
Ms. Mary Katherine Wold
Mr. Christian B. Hylton Read more

James Melchiorre

The Rector of Trinity Church Wall Street traveled to Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, NY for a Holy Week visit with some of the men incarcerated there, and to seek their input on Trinity’s ministry.

The Rev. Dr. William Lupfer goes to the maximum-security prison each year to meet with students working toward their Master of Professional Studies degree, offered by New York Theological Seminary (NYTS) and funded by Trinity.

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Mel Baker

Trinity is delighted to congratulate Ellen Reid for winning the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in music for her ground-breaking opera, p r i s m. Commissioned and produced by Beth Morrison Projects in association with Trinity Church Wall Street, p r i s m was performed by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and NOVUS NY under the direction of Julian Wachner, who premiered the work first with LA Opera and then at the Read more

Rainah Umlauf


There is a community of the spirit.

Join it, and feel the delight

of walking in the noisy street

and being the noise.


Palm Sunday is a story of faith in the streets. The streets are crowded – and noisy. Jesus enters town on a borrowed donkey and wearing dusty sandals. He is surrounded by people – normal, working people – and is Read more

SK Doyle


During this season of Lent—a time to engage with our own mortality, practice self-examination, and spend time with God—Christians around the world meditate on Jesus’ journey from life to death and from death to resurrection. We wrestle and sit with questions that followers of Christ have been asking since antiquity: what does it mean to follow Jesus, really? And how might we be falling short of that?

In all the richness of Read more

Mandy Culbreath

I’ve always wrestled with the story of the prodigal son. I think it’s because I always saw this as one of the most definitively human stories the Bible offers: humankind’s return from exile. The son, we are told, went to a far-off country and spent all he had. This parable invites us to embody this unique human condition as we begin our approach to God.

A person who has never experienced the Read more

James Melchiorre

A group of 27 pilgrims from the community of Trinity Church Wall Street is traveling through the Holy Land this week, following the footsteps of Jesus, and visiting the places associated with his birth, ministry, and the days leading up to his public execution. This land brings the stories of scripture to life and has been a crossroad of major cultures and faiths from prehistory to present day. The Rev. Daniel Simons of Trinity and Iyad Qumri, a native of Jerusalem and a tour guide for more Read more

Metha Balasquides

Like the Parable of the Barren Fig Tree, we sometimes need manure so that we can bear fruit again. Many times, we can’t see our own bubbles, the structures and patterns in which we have enclosed ourselves until someone else shows us.  For these and many other reasons, we exist within communities. We can help each other, even when we can’t see that we need help. 

We all need food, water, shelter, Read more