Keep up with the latest parish happenings.

By Maria Luisa Torres

Read Dr. Battle's sermon.

"Are you going to heaven?"

The Rev. Dr. Michael Battle of Duke University shared this question with parishioners of Trinity Church at 9 am and 11:15 am services on Sunday,
January 19 during his guest sermon commemorating the life and legacy of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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David Jette, head verger for Trinity and president of the national Vergers’ Guild of the Episcopal Church, has accepted an invitation by the head verger and vesturer of Canterbury Cathedral, England, to participate in the February 27 enthronement of the Most Rev. Rowan Williams as Archbishop of Canterbury.

“I’ve been to Canterbury many times, but this will be the first time I’ve participated in something as special as this,” said Jette, who will take part in the procession of

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The parish has appointed Maria Luisa Torres, an experienced news and feature writer, to the new post of parish reporter.

Among Maria’s duties will be reporting news for Trinity Life and the congregational news pages of the Trinity website, so she will be attending numerous congregational meetings and functions.

Maria comes to us from The Tidings, the weekly newspaper of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Both she and the newspaper have won journalistic awards from

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Owen Burdick, organist and choirmaster for Trinity Church, is anxiously awaiting the arrival of a unique musical addition to Trinity: a one-of-a-kind electronic organ.

Workers dismantle one of the organs damaged from the fallout of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to make room for Trinity's new electronic
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Trinity will host a breakfast gathering on Sunday, March 2 at 10 am for those interested in joining the parish and for those who have questions about the Episcopal Church.

To ensure we provide sufficient food and materials, please reserve a seat by calling (212) 602-0739 on or before February 20.

Nominations for representatives to the Congregational Council, the Lower Manhattan Inter-Parish Council (IPC) and for delegates to the Diocesan Convention are now open.

Nominees must have been a parish member for at least one year and be 18 years of age or older. The election will take place during the annual parish meeting on April 27.

All nominations should be in writing and directed to the vicar for the attention of the congregational nominating committee.

Please join us at Trinity for a unique opportunity to study the Bible and provide a ministry to seminarians -- all at the same time.

Seminary students from the General Theological Seminary, New York, under the tutelage of Dr. Deirdre Good, are taking a course on teaching the Bible in the parish. As part of their course work they will be at Trinity on February 11, 18, and 25, from 6 -7:30 pm in the 2nd floor parlor.

Those attending the evenings

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A sermon delivered by the Rev. Dr. Stuart Hoke, executive assistant to the Rector of Trinity Church, on January 12, 2003. Fr. Hoke, preaching at St. Hilda's Convent, New York City, draws lessons from the Baptism of Christ.

When all four evangelists and one chronicler end up reporting the same event in Jesus’ life with such an amazing similarity in detail, you and I should sit up and take notice—if not blow a trumpet. What’s going on here when Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and

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By Maria Luisa Torres

At the end of the Eucharist celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany at Trinity Church on January 6, parishioners gathered outside in cold, snowy weather to witness the inauguration of new lighting to illuminate the 280-foot tall steeple on the Broadway side of the church.

Trinity in Lights
Trinity's steeple lit
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The Rev. Dr. Michael Battle of Duke University will be the guest preacher at Trinity’s services to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year. The services are at 9 am and 11:15 am at Trinity Church on Sunday, January 19.

Dr. Battle, an Episcopal priest and assistant professor of Spirituality and Black Church Studies at Duke, has worked as an inner-city chaplain with Tony Campolo Ministries, and with Plowshares Institute in Uganda and Kenya.

A research fellow in

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