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by Becca Stevens

Give me that old time religion is the refrain from the Gospel tune of the late 19th century. It’s a sweet mantra to hum while we, as communities of faith, explore how to respond to the universal issues of sexual violence, trafficking, and prostitution. The old wounds humanity carries from these issues demand that we respond with love, the oldest and deepest truth of religion.

Our culture is just beginning to see the scope of the problem—the connection between

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The Rev. Allen K. Shin, Suffragan-Bishop Elect of the Diocese of New York, preached at the 11:15am Holy Eucharist on Sunday, May 11, 2014

How are you preparing for your new role?

Each day is a mystery unfolding, so I think it’s not something I can necessarily prepare perfectly or adequately [for]. I feel, and I hope, and I pray, that I am somewhat prepared in all the

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Do you hear the music? If you are in the neighborhood of Lower Manhattan in the next few days, chances are you will. There are eight opportunities to hear live music at Trinity Wall Street between Thursday, May 8 and Monday, May 12. 

Thursday’s Concert at One features pianist Michelle Cann playing works by Chopin, Beethoven, and Debussy. The concert will be webcast live and available on-demand.

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Stephen Coleman is a seminarian in England who recently spent two weeks in New York, learning more about the Parish of Trinity Wall Street and, particularly, Trinity’s Faith In Action ministry.

How did you get connected with Trinity Wall Street?

It's basically a placement for my seminary, Westcott House in Cambridge, as part of training for ordination in the Church of England. There was this possibility of going abroad, and when I talked to my great

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by Jeremy Sierra

On a Sunday in February, I visited Bushwick Abbey, a new Episcopal community that meets in the back of a bar in Brooklyn. The walls were black, and pink and blue light splashed across the room. The band played blues and gospel, but the liturgy was Anglican, with prayers from the New Zealand Prayer Book and The Book of Common Prayer.

“A bar

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Trinity Church dates back to 1697, and our current sanctuary was built in 1846. So repairs and improvement are always necessary, both to make the space more useful and inviting for congregational activities and visitors, and to preserve the building for future generations. Some of those repairs and renovations are happening this spring and summer.

Trinity Exterior

Scaffolding is currently being erected on the south and west sides of the building in order to

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On Saturday, April 19, 2014, webcast viewers tuned in for a Trinity first: the Great Vigil of Easter was webcast live from St. Paul’s Chapel.  While webcasting from St. Paul’s Chapel has long been on Trinity’s wish list, for many years there was no cost-effective way to accomplish that goal.  

The April 19 live webcast was made possible by a “flypack,” or mobile production studio, containing all the equipment needed for video production. Older flypacks were enormous,

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by Jeremy Sierra

While working on an article for Trinity News about new churches popping up in Brooklyn, I visited several communities (Bushwick Abbey, Not So Churchy, Parables, and St. Lydia’s) that are sometimes grouped under the rubric, “emergent.” However, as I posed the question—What is the emergent church?—to priests and pastors, and even a graduate student in sociology, the answer turned out to be somewhat beside the point.

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Twenty-five years ago, Morris Robinson was an All-American college football player; now he’s among the most respected and sought-after opera singers in the world. Robinson came to Trinity Wall Street to sing in the weekly series of concerts called Lamentatio. 

How did you end up here in Trinity’s concert series?

I got an interesting call from my manager. I was up in Boston doing Rigoletto, and she says that they need a bass for the

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