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Bob Scott, Kathy Bozzuti-Jones, Wendy Claire Barrie, and Kathryn Carroll

It’s almost Lent. In the language of Godly Play (the Montessori-based program of Christian formation we use with children here at Trinity), Lent is “the time we prepare to enter the mystery of Easter.”

Observing Lent is an ancient practice of the Church; the earliest mention of it comes from the Council of Nicea in 325 CE. The Greek word for Lent means forty—the number of days Jesus spent in the wilderness following his baptism. Before he began his public ministry, Jesus

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By:
Bob Scott, Kathy Bozzuti-Jones, Wendy Claire Barrie, and Kathryn Carroll

The light and blessing of last Sunday’s Candlemas shines into this week as we approach St. Valentine’s Day, which for us goes deeper and wider than a marketing strategy. We’re celebrating agape love: God’s unconditional love for friends, family, and neighbors. Read more

By:
Bob Scott, Kathy Bozzuti-Jones, Wendy Claire Barrie, and Kathryn Carroll

Today is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, also known as Candlemas, when the infant Jesus is recognized as “the Light to enlighten the nations” (Luke 2:32). Read more

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Bob Scott, Kathy Bozzuti-Jones, Wendy Claire Barrie, and Kathryn Carroll

It is Ordinary Time in the liturgical calendar. And it is true that today was a rare Sunday with no feasts or other special focus scheduled. Times of deep sorrow don’t feel ordinary, nor do times of joyful celebration. But today we discovered that psalms and the Psalms are timeless: they can be expressed and internalized, and promote healing in many different ways, for myriad reasons. They can touch and move us both personally and universally. We chanted and sang; we colored and

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Bob Scott, Kathy Bozzuti-Jones, Wendy Claire Barrie, and Kathryn Carroll

The saints are “the lights of the world in every generation,” people whose lives and deeds have shone brightly and helped others more closely follow God. There are saints who lived long ago and there are saints living and working in the world today, saints who are known by the Church and saints who are known only to God. The word “saint” means holy. Read more

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Bob Scott, Kathy Bozzuti-Jones, Wendy Claire Barrie, and Kathryn Carroll

Christmas season has passed. The season of Epiphany began on Monday with the retelling of the Magi’s surprising journey. They discovered a “king” in the form of a vulnerable human baby who could be nurtured, loved, and empowered; or neglected, ignored, and restricted. All outcomes were possible. Read more

By:
Lisa Jaycox

Trinity Church Wall Street convened heads of church and their spouses from South and Southeast Asia for the first time in November, including representatives from the Philippines, South Korea, Jerusalem and the Middle East, North India, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, the West Indies and Barbados, and members of Trinity’s staff and Vestry. As an opportunity for learning together and building connections with one another, the Bible studies and workshops provided time for self-reflection and growth,

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The Rev. Matt Welsch

In the Book of Genesis, after God creates the heavens and the earth, God rests. God blesses the work of creation, declaring creation good and holy. And then God charges us, God’s children, to be good stewards of this holy ground. As people of faith, we are called to recognize and honor the sacred dignity of every aspect of God’s creation: the earth, sky, and seas, plants and animals—and especially other people.

The science is clear: God’s Creation is in crisis. The devastating effects

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By:
Lisa Jaycox

As young people joined in climate marches all around the world, our youth were joined by supporters from the congregation, staff, and people of faith from many partners today in NYC. We made posters, then marched from St. Paul's Chapel to City Hall to Battery Park. Read more

By:
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,"

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