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The two-thousand members of the Vergers’ Guild of the Episcopal Church received an unprecedented honor at their annual conference last weekend—a visit from the Presiding Bishop.

The Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, traveled to Atlanta to join the vergers, presiding and preaching at Holy Eucharist and then offering a keynote address on the ministry of the verger.

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Installation of the “new-to-us” organ continues at St. Paul’s Chapel. Last week, the case was assembled and the pipes arrived.

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Scaffolding is currently being erected in Trinity Church as the design team develops the scope of an interior rejuvenation of the building. The scaffolding is located on the chancel and in the southwest corner, and will soon be constructed near the entrance. Read more

About thirty members of the clergy, congregation, and staff of Trinity Church Wall Street joined in an all-day retreat to discuss and contemplate the church’s core values and how to better live out those values on a daily basis.

Led by facilitators Suzanne Farnham, founder of Listening Hearts Ministries and co-author of the Listening Hearts Series of books, and Janet Aldrich, Director of Read more

The pipes have arrived in St. Paul's Chapel and Noack's organ builders have begun installing the metal and wooden cylinders in the organ. The organ case has already been assembled, and soon they will test the pipes, though they won't be in tune for a while. 

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This week, workers from Noack Organ Co. of Georgetown, Massachusetts, began installing St. Paul’s "new-to-us" organ. The progress has been swift. In 48 hours, the 1802 case from St. Paul’s first organ has been mostly erected and much of the instrument’s interior structure is shown in place.

Noack workers jokingly call this the “IKEA phase,” because the work is similar to putting together a table Read more

We at Trinity are shocked and outraged by the mass shooting that took place last night in Las Vegas. We pray for those who died and those who mourn their loved ones; for the injured and the traumatized; and for the first responders and those who care for the wounded.  And we pray, today and always, for peace in our broken world.  May we be instruments of that peace.
 
Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no strength is known but the strength of love: So mightily spread abroad Read more

In the Episcopal Church, many elements of the liturgy are relatively stable from week to week–the Lord’s Prayer, for example, the Eucharist, the creed, the blessing, etc. But you’ll notice that every Sunday the readings change, and so do certain prayers. How are these selected?

Well, get ready for some complicated liturgical calculations.

One: The Lectionary

The first piece of the equation you need to know is the Lectionary.

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In October and November, expect some exciting developments at Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel: a newly renovated organ will be installed at St. Paul’s, and a new color of paint with an impressive historic lineage will be displayed in portions of Trinity. Both projects will affect how we experience our worship spaces for a period of time. Please see the details below.
 
St. Paul’s Chapel
Accommodating the installation of a renovated organ means Read more

There are only about two dozen Torahs written by women in North America. Beginning on Rosh Hashana, one of them will reside in St. Paul’s Chapel, where Tamid synagogue has held services since 2012. 

As reported recently in the Wall Street Journal, this is the third Torah Read more

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